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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 10070 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound!

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    Jt1524
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    I purchased the sound bar and sub a few months back and wanted to round out my system with the addition of the Play 1. I am very impressed by the overall sound quality and experience that you get when you have these all in one room. You do get a true surround sound quality. I have even moved the Play 1 upstairs to the masterbed room to use the wireless capabilities and really enjoy the sound and conveinience of being able to listen to your music/playlists wherever you like along with the ability to group or separate the units via my IPhone App. The App is a great feature that gives you control of where and how you want to deliver your sound. I am planning on purchasing a separate Play 1 for the master bedroom as I don't want to have to move the current one from room to room. The Sonos system, while being pricey, really puts out great sound quality and worth the cost!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Joy!

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    techgirl
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    From unboxing to the first time I heard it played music was enjoyable. The Sonos Play:1 feels a little heavy but the design and over all feel of it is screaming high end. Set up process takes less than five minutes that is including true play. Sonos was not kidding when they say all you need is plug it up, tap the app, no tricky programming. The best part is the first time it plays music, I can say for the size of the speaker, the sound is incredible! From low to high volume, it is a great way to enjoy my music streaming service. For anybody out there considering to buy a wireless speaker, Sonos is the best option out there, I also bought a Bose bluetooth speaker three weeks ago and if I have known how incredible Sonos sound would be, I could have added $70 dollars at that time to buy the Paly:1.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound!

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    TseWhat
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    I was originally looking for some computer speakers. Then after some research and trying some Bose speakers. I finally decided to try these Sonos, and I am glad that I did. They work perfectly for my home office. When I say they, I bought a pair and made them stereo with L and R. They totally fill my room (350 square feet), the sound is crisp with a good balance of mids and highs, bass is not too bad, but I think I will add the sub. That’s the other cool thing about these, is that you could add other pieces to it and could end up with a 5.1 surround system that’s completely wireless. I would recommend these to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Screw in-ceiling speakers!!!

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    DougJ92270
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    Husband wanted ceiling speakers installed through entire house. I found a much faster, easier, less messy, less expensive way to get him continuous music from room to room without a single hole in my walls or ceiling! The software is simple to use even for "old farts" like us! I love the fact that we can take the entire system with us when we move. At present, we have installed 7 "Play:1" speakers and the "Boost" for it's own wifi. We will be adding a couple "Play:5" speakers and the "Connect" for our reciever/cd player. It's wonderful to be able to control everything from our phones, tablet, and computer as well as listening to different things in different rooms. Wish we'd had this years ago. Definitely the best "Electronics" purchase I have ever made.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Where has this been all of my life!

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    JMALTD
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    We are rebuilding our home after losing it in the Great 1000 year flood in 2016. We lost all of our stereo (old school) equipment, speakers, etc. I had tried several different options of blue tooth speakers, wireless speakers, Alexa, Dots, etc. and nothing was the right fit. I had read about the Sonos speakers but considered them too expensive, but a friend recommended I pick one up and give it a shot. WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL OF MY LIFE??? Setup took all of 15 minutes, including the app, and everything was up and running. And amazing sound comes out of this thing! I couldn't be happier or more pleased. Well, so pleased that I've ordered 6 more to place throughout the house (and one as a movable to use outside on the patio)--since we are just about 3 weeks from finishing up our house!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sonos Sound

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    Joel
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    I purchased this item for our desk area. We already have several other Sonos products throughout the home and this was NO disappointment. Even though it is the first generation Play 1, it still sounds amazing and adds to the sound environment. Pros: Easy to setup through the app Affordable and excellent build quality Still stylish for first generation hardware Cons: No voice commands for first gen Play 1 No battery options, must have outlet We still absolutely love our Sonos. As long as you have adequate WiFi throughout the home, you will be able to enjoy great sound for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great!

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    SEBnearSEATTLE
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    I was evaluating Denon HEOS, Bose SoundTouch, and the Sonos products as I prepared to dip my toe into the wireless audio waters. I tried the HEOS 1 first and my wife didn't care for their sound at all, so they were returned and eliminated. Next it was between Sonos and Bose. With Black Friday specials, the Sonos was the less expensive option, but also the most favorably reviewed option, both from an audio and as well as application perspective. Installation is both very quick and very easy. The speakers updated as part of the installation process and I was up and running on my network within minutes streaming audio from multiple sources to multiple rooms. I do wish that the Sonos offered bluetooth functionality (Bose does) so that visitors to my home could utilize the speakers without needing to use the Sonos app.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    these sonos speakers can do more than you think!

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    ma501guy
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    I decided after hearing from friends how much they enjoyed the flexibility of smartphone control, it was time to purchase. Not only can you enjoy rich stereo wireless convenience, all from your smartphone device or tablet, you can set these speakers to either link together from one source, be it, Sirius, Amazon music, Pandora, or your own smartphone music collection, you can listen to radio, television, whatever you want. You can also choose for each speaker or each room to have a different source. They are small but powerful, so be prepared for either background music for a house party, or all out dance music for an outdoor celebration. Can't figure out any drawbacks. YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small form factor - big sound!

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    jayvee
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    This is an awesome addition to the Sonos line. This is their smallest speaker but even at this size, you will feel the heft and weight of a high quality speaker. At this size, it delivers a fill sound: crisp highs and well balanced mids, the bass is present and forward, and will not distort. Although the design can suggest a speaker that looks like 360 omni directional, make no mistake: it is not. Sonos makes it easy to pair with another Sonos PLAY:1 to make a stereo pair, and this is where the speaker shines! It shows amazing fullness and balance; the pair can easily fill up a medium size space. If purchased as a single speaker, it is best to place it near a corner or close to a wall to bounce the lows and round off the acoustics. Sonos is slowing creeping a place in most audiophiles range and become a HiFI wireless standard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound

    Posted
    Bill
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    I’ve been looking for a wireless speaker that would let the nuances of music shine through. I’ve tried smaller Bluetooth speakers and a corded speaker, all of which left something to be desired. I received this Sonos for Christmas and I cannot recommend it enough. The music comes through crystal clear and I can hear the nuances of the music. It’s easy to pick out the individual instruments and catch the subtle background sounds. The sound just fills the room. The app is easy to use. I like this so much, I’m planning on getting another one for another room. I really like that I can have music on and still take a call on my cell phone without interrupting the music. I like the idea of being able to have different songs on in different rooms too, all from my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST SPEAKER FOR THE MONEY

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    dsanchez1127
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    I got a Sonos speaker for my wedding 2 years ago, and by far are the best speakers out there for the money. Great rich bass and excellent tweeters for the higher end. The clarity is bar none the best out there. Now I am an Apple guy, but I refuse to pay double for a speaker with Siri on it. Siri in my opinion is a joke. Now I have Alexa on my Sonos speaker it does everything I need it to do. I have a Sonos speaker in every room in my house plus the bonus room, for an all around musical experience I could have never gotten before. These speakers speak for them selves. I completely recommend getting a couple of these and placing them around you home to feel the experience of Sonos, you'll will not regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Second To None - The BEST System Out There

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    MiddlebrainedMan
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    I am a hard core Sonos enthusiast. Not only are their products great, but so is their customer service. We have our whole home outfitted with Sonos devices and have several Play:1s that we’re using in a variety of ways (some as stereo pairs, some as surround sound speakers for our home theater, one that we take outside when we’re entertaining on the patio). These little speakers are versatile and sound amazing. They’re a little on the expensive side but well worth every single penny. Never once have I regretted building a whole home system with these guys.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    TERRIFIC Sound!!

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    Kunoichi
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    I purchased 2 of these wireless (plug in) spearkers as a part of the Sonos Surround Sound System and it does not disappoint!! The speaker itself is 360 degrees so it doesn't matter where you put it and you will hear incredible sound. These little speakers (I use for rear surround sound) compliment well with the entire (simple) 4 piece system (Lg. Play bar+Subwoofer+2 rear, 360 degree speakers) This system along with the 75" TCL TV is really an incredible/top of the line experience to have in our home. WELL worth the total package of ~$3800 for all (75" TV+Sonos Surround Sound System) Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound

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    BCE7
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    Was looking for a way to add multiple speakers in different areas without having to have them wired and powered by another amp and this ended up being the most cost effective way. We are planning on 3 of these, and they each simply have to be plugged into an outlet and into a wifi device like an airport express or apple tv or something to be able to pick up their signal. Sounds great, easy to set up. It was a little bit to wrap my mind around how it worked because it uses it's own method of managing the devices, and it's own interface different from how APPLE's devices work but it works great one you understand it. It also picks up and consolidates all your other music sources... iTunes library, spottily, pandora etc. Pretty cool 3 different zones, all without having to be run off of a single amp, and all able to be supplied content from a mobile device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Appropriate listening volume

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    AppreciatesTechnology
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    The Sonos system has changed the way i listen to music at home: When I'm in my car I have music on pretty much all of the time. When at home however, up until now, I have been limited to cranking up the living room stereo in order to hear music in the other parts of our house, so for the most part I just leave the stereo off as the volume is generally intolerable in the living room and only gets gradually better the further away you get from the stereo's location. With the Sonos Play 1 system I have placed a speaker in each room of the house, including the garage, and have music on pretty much all of the time, as having a speaker in each room allows for a comfortable volume to be achieved throughout the whole home. The Sonos controller app is also very easy to use. LIve Well, Laugh Often, Rock Much...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic speaker

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    JReedNet
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    I own quite a few Sonos speakers and I think the Play 1s are the star of the show. They're small an well built and the price is great for the quality you get. The sound from such a small speaker is amazing. I think it sounds better than the larger and more expensive Play:3. The Play:5 sounds the best but it is the most expensive and the largest. The Sonos set up could not be easier, the software is great and is updated frequently while at the same time the speakers aren't physically updated, so you don't have to run out every year and upgrade to the newest hardware because they support it continually.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Was Skeptical at first

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    Matt
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    I am very happy with the Sonos, however I did have concerns upfront. I have heard many positives about Sonos but I have heard that the system is an over price sound system. I think for what it costs it provides excellent sound and I really like it. I do dislike one thing about sonos and that is buying into the whole ecosystem. My intention with this purchase was to eventually buy another Play one and have the connect to my tv. However, I found out that in order to do so you have to buy the Sonos sound bar as well to connect it. With the cost of the Sonos sound bar plus two play 1's one would be better off buying a Dolby Atmos soundbar. Regardless of this i am still happy with my speaker and do intend on purchasing another one shortly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Posted
    FlyGuy
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    I have owned other wireless speakers in the past and had issues with connectivity and consistent streaming signal. This is my second Sonos speaker, I also have owned a Play 3 for about a year, and they both perform perfectly. I have used them in all areas of a large 2 story house and in the basement with absolutely zero signal degradation or pausing/buffering. Pairing works perfectly and gives you the option to adjust the volume for each speaker or both at the same time if you choose. They sound great for their size and are fully adjustable through treble, bass, and equalizer control in the app. If there was one thing I could wish for, it would be for the app to allow the volume buttons on the iPhone, iPad, and keyboard to adjust the volume as on some other speakers/apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    IMHO, better than Bose/Heos

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    SteveP
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    Wanted whole house audio (this is not media room, not surround, and is not for sitting in front of speakers and listening for nuances). It is for low volume whole house background audio. Looked at Bose, Heos, and Sonos. Did a blind sound test with several people and the Sonos Play-1 sounded much better that the others (side by side with same song). This is subjective. I think HEOS has the strongest and most feature rich product, but the app did not work 100% perfect. This will be fixed in future updates, but would not currently pass "the wife test". The sound of the HEOS1 was not that great IMHO. Sonos was the only one that performed flawlessly and it was chosen (again blind sound test) as best sounding. Can't go wrong with Play1s. All wireless on 2.4G, reserved DHCP IP addresses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply great

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    Geek1
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    My wife and I had been discussing home audio options for years and decided, on her birthday, to check out the differences between the options and brands. I had worked in an office with a number of the Sonos Play 5 systems and was already familiar with the quality of their sound and the raw power these things crank out. My wife loved the fact that the 1 is portable and had wanted the started pack (came with two speakers at a discount, has since been discontinued), so we purchased the one 1. Getting it home and playing it was great, easy out of the box, point to WiFi, flip open Pandora and.wow. We will absolutely be looking at adding additional units (doubtful the soundbar/amp will ever be an option), but for great, clear and well balanced audio: no brand comes close to these. Well done Sonos!

    I would recommend this to a friend