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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    I LOVE this speaker!

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    I was able to set up the Sonos Play:3 very quickly using the Quickstart Guide (and I'm no rocket scientist when it comes to these things). I got the speaker on my home wireless, downloaded the Sonos app to my iPhone, then connected immediately to Apple Music and have been streaming happily ever since. I can hear the music throughout my approximately 1600 sq. ft. apartment even though the volume is set low enough to not annoy my neighbor. The sound quality is excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Could sound better

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    I really love how the Sonos software works so I bought this speaker, one of many Sonos speakers I have. This is my second Play:3. I find for the price it doesn't sound much better than the Play:1. I'd rather have a Play:5 but this is of course much more affordable than the 5 and provides more filling sound than a Play:1 although the sound quality is similar. The unit is built well and attractive. 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 with 1 review

    Great addition to our Basic Sonos System

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    We added this speaker to a second room in the house. It was simple to install , and it is simple to operate from our iPhones. If one of us want something different than what is playing on the main system, it is easy to do. And if we want full sound going between the two rooms as we walk from one to the other, it provides seamless and powerful synchronized sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great little speaker

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    Sonos is the by far the best option in wireless speakers. The play 3 delivers a clean distortion free sound. I mounted my Play 3s on speaker stands and paired them for a stereo effect in my living room. The sounds fill the entire room with a small foot print.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Sonos Play me some music!

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    I have two Play 3's hooked up in our theater room. They connect to our Sonos Playbar & Sub. With the 5.1 channel the TV sounds great through all the speakers. The Play 3's are the rear speakers and they are crystal clear. We also have 6 Play 1's hooked up in pairs throughout the house & they too sound great in stereo with two in each room.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome sound easy setup

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    These Sonos speakers are incredible. Sound quality is outstanding and so easy to setup and control. Now have 6 in my house some for TV and others in separate rooms for music. Highly recommend

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    very cool unit

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    The sonos 3 is an excellent piece of technology. Great sound, and the fact I can control it from anywhere in the house on any of my laptops, ipads, or cell is a wonder. Plus all the commercial free radio stations is a huge bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best speakers yet

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    The sound produced by this PLAY3 speaker is surprising.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome Speaker!

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    Great Sonos Speaker System allowing Flexibility!!!

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Work flawlessly

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    These speakers worked immediately upon being plugged in and they sound great without any cutting in and out (like the first speakers of this type we tried). They are expensive, but their performance and versatility make them worth the investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great sub. Really rumbles

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    After reading hundreds of reviews on the internet about the sonos line of products, I decided to dive in head first. I bought several speakers including this one (to the tune of nearly $3,000) and have not been disappointed. Are they expensive? Absolutely. Is the sound quality on par with buying an actual receiver and real speakers? Absolutely not. As long as you are aware of this going in, I think you can be satisfied with joining the masses of sonos customers. Don't get me wrong, the sound is great. But it wasn't as good as I expected for the money. I think the sound quality is fine if you're buying individual speakers to put music in several rooms of your house. However, if you're buying these speakers to replace a true surround sound system, you'll be disappointed. What they lack in hifi sound quality though, they more than make up for in ease of access. I have instant access to more music than I could ever want at the swipe of a finger using only my iphone. This is where the high price gets its justification. Even my technophobe wife loves doing it. There is nothing like coming home and cracking open a beer on the front porch while listening to pandora. And I can do this without 5 remotes, turning on multiple amplifiers, etc. It's all right there from my iphone. I never have to get up to change a channel, or even point a remote, I can listen to radio stations in california or I can listen to my own music stored on my desktop. It;s brilliant, I'll never have studio quality sound blaring from my speakers. My simulated 5.1 surround sound will always leave a little to be desired. But we listen to more music now - and a greater variety of music now - than we ever have.To me, that has made this purchase more than worth it. In fact, I would agree with many customers that sonos is a life changing purchase. One of the better ones I've ever made, despite the high pricetag. If you're an average joe like me that enjoys tech gadgets and loves listening to music in every room of your house, you won't be disappointed. If you're an audiophile nerd who must have the clearest sound money can buy, then look elsewhere. This product is not for you. The sub is probably the one sonos speaker where I would say sound quality matches the pricetag. Even without the sonos functionality, this powered sub puts out base that is worth the $700 pricetag. Would recommend it, but only if you already have the playbar.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic Speaker!

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    I bought the Play 5 as my first Sonos purchase, and absolutely loved it. Days later I found myself in the store purchasing two Play 1 speakers to add to my set. Within a week I ended up purchasing 2 of these speakers (the Play 3) as well as another Play 1, totaling my count to 6 speakers, (one Play 5, two Play 3s, and three Play 1 speakers!) At the start, I had 0 intention of buying so many speakers, especially because they seem pricey, however they are really priced well considering their features. The fact that they connect so easily to my home network, and the software is really easy to use, and I had no static or any issues with the wifi (they are crystal clear even at the loudess settings, and they stream instantly as if they are wired). Additionally, I was originally looking at Bose, but doing a side-by-side comparison in the store, I chose to invest in Sonos because I really didn't hear a difference, plus Sonos was less expensive, and the salesperson told me that the software interface is more user-friendly, which is great because I'm fairly tech-savvy but even the non-tech people in my family have been able to use this system with ease. At first, I thought it would be a set-back that you cannot stream via iTunes, or computer sounds, per say - you MUST use Sonos's app/program, therefore only songs loaded into Sonos's library can be played (as well as the multitude of free, actually extremely useful, streaming radio stations.) However, the program (for pc) and app operate very similarly to iTunes, so it's really intuitive to use. All I had to do is direct Sonos to my iTunes folder (or any other folder where your music is saved) and it saves it to it's library - it won't literally copy the files, so you don't need to worry about it taking up any extra space, it just looks in that directory. I have several wifi devices as well as computers and I can control all of the speakers from any of the devices (even multiple devices simultaneously) without any delay. I have a speaker in my basement, and the moment I click Play while being upstairs (2 stories up, but on the same network) it starts playing instantly, as if it were wired. Lastly, I added on a Seagate Central (NAS) hard drive to my network recently, and decided to move my music library to that wireless hard drive. I redirected Sonos to the folder on there and it works just as well as if it were on my computer - there's no difference...the actual benefit to this is that I don't need to leave a computer on to play from the Sonos. So now my set up can be easily controlled from a tablet, my phone, iPad, iPod touch...pretty much any device with Windows/Android/iOS without the need of accessing my PC. I have about 50 gbs of music and when adding to the Sonos app, it took about 5-10 minutes for it to load - but this is just an initial load to allow Sonos to read all of the album art, and build an index. From there everything else is instant. I tested it out by first only adding a few gigabytes and it took about 30 seconds to a minute to build the index - again this is only for the initial setup of the music directory. All in all I am thrilled with the entire Sonos speaker set, and definitely plan to add more in the near future because I have them all spread out throughout my house so that in times of a party, etc there is continuous flow of music and they are well hidden - at a mere fraction of the cost of what a piped-music system would cost! A final note I forgot to mention above is that all of the speakers can be controlled simultaneously as a group (where you can have them all set to the same volume, or even adjust each volume to different levels) or individually, simultaneously - meaning that from the app, I can play a different song on each speaker simultaneously - there's no sort of "log in" per speaker, each can be controlled on the fly. I definitely recommend any of the Sonos Play Speakers to everyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Technology always takes patience

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    Like anything unfamiliar, you have to be patient and learn what it's about and get your self used to using it. The 1 star reviews I think are due to not wanting to put in the effort to make it work. No it doesn't stream from the ipod but it does play your entire iTunes library.. which is better IMO and what is already on your ipod/ipad. The software is simple to install and user friendly. The set up is literally the push of a button (two really). You'll have to install some apps, update some things, put in username and passwords for services like Sirius, Pandora but with 15-20 minutes of work you're done - for good. I have it on my deck, garage, kitchen, bedroom. My wife listens in the kitchen while I'm listening in the garage. You need to know what unit is best for your situation. I have the connect amp for the deck as I bought boston outdoor speakers..it's incredible. The garage I have the connect amp as I use my bose bookshelf speakers, the kitchen is play5, it delivers incredible sound and fills the kitchen and the entire downstairs for that fact and the bedroom I run (2) play 3's in stereo, 1 on either side of the bed. With free apps like Songza, bed time has never been so peacefully. I also use the bridge which was free with the play3 purchase to boost my wireless signal. Buy a great wireless router if you're going to run multiple sonos components. It's an incredible system and you'll keep upgrading if you buy just one and try it in a room. You can buy an Ipod dock but that's all you're going to get. The remote app on the iPhone/ipad is awesome and with out bugs/glitches and its free. People come to my house and it's a conversation piece and have found a few of them purchased a play5 after the visit and discussion... they plan on doing their house. Don't be intimidated by the low reviews, remember to read and be patient. It's worth it in the end. The cost is about $50 a unit higher than I would like to pay but don't buy an entire house system at once. Piece by piece.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great general speaker

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    I am by no means an audiophile snob but I do own and appreciate some nice electronic pieces that I have had for many years. The Sonos is a great little general speaker that you can use throughout the house (we have ours in our living room) for some general music listening. These will not blow your mind, they will not make you hear things you never heard before and they will not be the talk of the neighborhood. They do sound nice, start up immediately (once you have them set up properly-which is a bit of a process) and have decent sound. The set up process is a little weird but it works. Trying to get the speakers to "go" when you turn on, say, Spotify, requires you to manually switch the "devices available" to the speaker. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Most of the time it does but it's that every so often that requires a little extra effort. Not complaining but I'm sure others will. Once on, the speaker sounds good. I have Martin Logan's as our home theater speakers so that's my comparison. That's comparing a $300 speaker to a $3,000 speaker. You get what you pay for. I'm not saying they don't sound good but don't expect your ears to be blow away. Compared to our JBL Flip speaker, the Sonos is amazing. We tried the 1, 3 and 5 at the store and there really is a difference between the 3. The 1 has little to no bass, the 3 has enough to make the music enjoyable at decent sound levels and the 5 really takes it to the next level. The 5 is a fairly large speaker which we didn't really want. The 3 almost disappears on a piece of furniture which makes my wife happy. I really like the fact that it's always on so all you need to do it turn on your source and switch it over and go. The convenience of playing your music from your phone is worth the drawback in the speaker sound. Overall we are very happy with our purchase. I'm about to buy another one for my mother. It will be perfect in a kitchen/living room/dinning room setting. The music will fill her entire house.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great addition to an entertainment system.

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    The Sonos-Play3 speaker adds great sound. It was easy to set-up and use right out of the box. Could not be happier with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing Product

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    I must first start by saying that I typically do not provide online reviews but I rely heavily on them. If you are like me, you like to read countless reviews about any purchase of a product over $100.00. I value other people's opinions, experiences, and general outlook about products they have tried. I have been looking at a few options to add a speaker in our bedroom. I was looking at 1) a speaker dock 2) a bluetooth speaker or 3) a wi-fi speaker. I began to think about what I would value most in my new speaker. Portability, or quality? After I spent several hours reading online reviews, as well as a trip to my local Best Buy store, I came to my conclusion. I valued the online reviews more in helping me make my decision over my hands on visit to my Best Buy store. The store display at my best buy store wasn't set up and working for the SONOS speaker. After I seen the bluetooth speaker options at my Best Buy store, I couldn't believe how small they were and the quality simply wasn't what I was in the market for. I narrowed the purchase down to wi-fi speakers. Pioneer's A4 or the SONOS play 3. I couldn't have made a better decision. The actual set up took me about 30 minutes after I got it out of the box to establish the network SONOS requires. After that, the connection of the speaker was a minute at the very worst. I was blown away by the quality of music this little guy put out. The app that I installed for my iPhone 5 worked flawlessly. I was up and listening to all sorts of music within minutes. If you are looking for a wi-fi speaker, SONOS is the way to go. You will pay more for the speaker, but if you want sound quality within a buget, SONOS simply is the best option and you will not regret the purchase. What's even better is that I can expand my collection at my pace and have excellent sound throughout my entire house. Try it for 30 days but I'm confident you will not return it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Incredible on its own, perfect with a Sonos system

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    The Play 3's are incredible, especially when you consider their price range. A single Play 3 can fill a 36 x 16 room, and two of them can fill the entire floor of a house. These speakers are both an amazing addition to a Sonos sound system that you're already setting up around the house (or as a media center the way I use these normally), and a great place to start building a Sonos Sound System from. The Play 1's are really good speakers, but the Play 3's are so great, I would easily classify them as being worth 2 1/2 - 3 times what a Play 1 can do. With more than double the performance, paying the extra $100 (that's only half the cost of the Play 1) is as far from a bad idea as you can get. Yes, the speakers are $300 each, but if you're looking at getting 2 Play 1's instead, buy a single Play 3, then get another when you save up the cost of another Play 1. Looking at it that way, you're paying the cost of 3 Play 1's (1 1/2 for each) to get 2 Play 3's, and considering every Play 3 is worth 2-3 Play 1's, you're coming out way ahead. These are more than worth the investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Multi-Room Sound Option and Device Upgrade

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    When I think of wireless I think of "no wires," at all. And if you look at all of their advertising pictures, all you see is the component, sitting nicely on a table, counter, or shelf. But, these things are AC / electrical cord powered, so you do need to run the electrical cord from the device to an AC outlet. Once you know that, then you are ready to adopt these Sonos components/speakers as like one of your own children. These things are great, given their size, sound, appearance, and their (so far) 95% seamless operation. The only problem I had originally was that the speaker would cut out after about 4 1/2 minutes of playing. I was getting ready to return them when my wife dug into Sonos' online user manual and discovered that you could change the channel upon which the Sonos wireless network operates. What was happening is that the Sonos wireless network (it creates its own network for its own devices to link to each other) was interfering with our native home wireless network. But, we switched the Sonos wireless channel and voila! It has worked flawlessly ever since. This system is phenomenal in that: it can play different music on every different Sonos speaker in the system, or play all the same music, or play any different combination that you choose; it can read the music library from your computer or other device connected to your home network; with the Sonos Connect (which I also have) you can hook up your traditional home stereo system (so I now can play from my 300-disc CD changer, which requires some initial button-pushing on the receiver/CD changer each time I want to do this, but that's not a big downside); the components themselves are attractive and have a small footprint; the sound is great for speakers of this size (don't expect it to sound like a full-size speaker system, but it is exponentially superior to the poor sound you get out of a tablet, laptop, or smart phone - which that alone almost makes it worthwhile); and the controller app / software is pretty easy to use once you get used to it (which takes about 10 minutes and some playing around with the various functions). Another note: my family is buying a new-construction home and there was an option for whole-home music to be built in, but that would have cost us around $3,300 and not provide different music on different speakers (the latter option was $4,000). Sonos, on the other hand, will provide us music in the same number of rooms (4 - but that includes my hi-fi receiver and speakers already owned as 1 of the rooms) with the ability to play different music in each room, for about $1,046 (actually less because I made purchases during promotional periods so will be applying about $50 worth of Best Buy rewards). Overall, I am thrilled with this system and recommend it to anyone who wants "whole-home" sound without having to run wires through your walls or have overbearing speakers sitting on stands in corners or hacked into spots in your ceiling.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Worth every penny

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    If you want to have an uninterrupted music listening experience in your apartment, this is, hands down, the system for you. I hemmed and hawed and researched and checked and, once armed with information, bought my first Sonos components. I think it is the best system for apartment dwellers like me as I can keep a neighbor-friendly level in all rooms and not blast the music in the living room so I can hear it when I'm in another. I also love the alarm feature that awakens me to my choice of music, and also follows the thread as I go into the kitchen for my morning coffee. Guests who want to play their music on my system can do so by downloading the SONOS app. It's really fantastic. The music library can also be stored on Time Machine for Apple users like myself. I just may go nuts and buy one for the bathroom too as a birthday gift to myself! Is it pricey? Yes. But worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Why get wired when you can go wireless

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    Being a music lover, it broke my heart to learn how expensive it would be to wire my new home for music! That said I waked in the magnolia section of my local best buy and found out my options. The sales guy explained what I sought...a great sounding, take the sound anywhere, system was right in front of me no need for hard wiring. Sonos has a great selection of music through its app I can also subscribe to other services and even pick up local radio stations on the amazing transportable music box! The sonos five speaker lights up my parties on the deck and when I'm not outside can fill the main parts of my home with crystal clear tunes! I am the proud owner of two sonos fives. One rocks my kitchen the other my living area and a smaller sonos three is in the bedroom. I can set them to play the same station in all rooms or I can set three different stations one per box. These portable go anywhere boxes are perfect for when the kids are in the garage playing ping pong and want to listen to rap, while the older crowd is inside chatting and getting their fill of seventies, and the rest of the party animals are outside listening to outlaw country! Needless to say these boxes are my most valued assets! While the fives are my favs because they are big and bad (five speakers per box) the sonos three holds its own in smaller spaces or for times when u don't want to fill you entire street with music. These speakers are made to blast without ant distortion. You can add on to these systems so start with one. I suggest a five or if u want to blow the doors down try the playbar and subwoofer for dual purpose surround sound for the living room / blow the doors down experience for playing music off the sonos app or other service e.g. Iheartradio. You can demo them in stores to figure out which size is right for all the zones in your home!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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