Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Smart Speaker for Streaming Music (White) ⭐⭐⭐⭐:halfstar:

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To Buy Or Not Summary

:star::star::star::star::halfstar: by 9519 customers
4.7 out of 5
  • Amazon Customer Reviews
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    4.5 out of 5
  • Best Buy Customer Reviews
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    4.8 out of 5
  • Walmart Customer Reviews
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    5.0 out of 5

Features

  • Mini but Mighty. Fits in any space, fills any room with surprisingly rich and powerful sound.
  • Play different songs in different rooms at the same time. Or, pump one song in perfect sync, throughout your home.
  • Set-up in five minutes using your home Wi-Fi. Easily expand your home audio system over time by adding wireless speakers to additional rooms whenever you’re ready.
  • Wirelessly Stream all your favorite music services like Prime Music Unlimited, Pandora, Apple Music, and Spotify.
  • Perfect for home theater rears or a stereo pair. Wall mountable.
  • Buy
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#2

Amazon Review by Z :star::star::star::star::emptystar:

59 people found the following review helpful

I really like it

I must've read about 250 reviews on the Sonos products to include the Play 1s and the Playbar/sub/5.1 system. I know all of the criticism about the lack of an HDMI input and the lack of DTS support and I absolutely agree with those criticisms. There isn't any reason not to support the best formats on the market. That being said, I bought the Sonos Playbar, Sub and two Play 1s after going through three Sony playbar/sub combos and the Yamaha 203. Understand, I downgraded from a 7.1 system anchored by an Onkyo AV receiver, two Bose floor speakers and a set of Energy 5s + subwoofer. I simply got sick of the wires and wanted a clean look and decided to go with a playbar. After trying the four other systems and not being really impressed with the sound of any of them, I decided to roll the dice on the Sonos with the desire being 1) good sound and 2) wireless as much as possible. I wasn't concerned in the least with all of the hoopla about connectivity with streaming services etc...

So, I install the system on a newer LED tv that has a 5.1 pass through on the optical port and bam! I fall in love with THE SOUND. I get it. I’m not trying to compete with an audiophilic, perfect system nor do I care about specs as much as I do about liking what I hear. And the bottom line is that I really like what I hear. I get the full 5.1 out of the system and the Play 1s sound fantastic as the rear pair of the surround sound set up. They really do sound good. The playbar is a great anchor for the TV when it comes to dialogue and as it acts as a front pair and center speaker for the whole system during movies and music. I apologize to all of the purists out there, but I love the Sonos system.

Setup is just too stinking easy. Wow.

And the streaming piece that meant nothing to me…well, I played around with Spotify Premiere and what can I tell you? I can watch a boring football game while hoping for something spectacular to occur and instantly switch to listening to any of my 35 kabillion songs while keeping the game on. If something groovy happens on the tube, I just switch the sound back to the TV. There is zero lag between the TV and the system or between any of the separate speakers. outstanding synch. And with version 7.0 of the Sonos app I can stream from the Spotify app instead of having to use the Sonos app. Sweet.

Why only four stars then? As mentioned at the start of this diatribe, Sonos needs to get off their elitist butts and add HDMI connectivity and support for DTS. It is a tough decision to spring this kind of scratch for a system that could be phenomenal “if only…”. After reading through countless forum threads about the issue, it almost seems as if the Sonos team takes a certain pride in telling their paying faithful to shut up and colors they decide are in our best interest. Not cool.

All in all it’s hard to criticize the Sonos Play 1 as I have it set up in conjunction with the playbar and the sub. But it’s expensive and technologically crippled for no apparent reason. I would recommend it if you can afford it, you aren’t looking for audiophile ego strokes, you want to scrap the wires, and if you have a TV that passes the full 5.1 through the optical port.

Amazon.com - Customer Reviews: Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Smart Speaker for Streaming Music (White)


#3

Best Buy Review by Justin :star::star::star::star::star:

Great Wireless Speaker for Home

Great sounding speaker for the size. Gets pretty loud and fills up a small to medium size room well. I have five Play1s in my house and 1 Play5.

I was going back and forth between wireless speakers and bluetooth speakers for my new home. I liked the cordless freedom of bluetooth speakers but didn’t want to have to turn on/off the speakers every time I started and stopped listening to music. I was also tempted by the flexibility of bluetooth speakers, being able to move them and take them anywhere if I wanted. However, at the end of day, I was buying the speakers for home use and my main goals were music playback throughout the house, sound quality, convenience, and stability. That’s where the Sonos Ecosystem shines. You can easily group and ungroup your Sonos speakers to play the same music throughout the house or separate music from each speaker (I primarily use Spotify Premium to stream music), the speakers sound great for the size (I recommend two Play1s in a Stereo Pair if possible, but they sound very good by themselves as well), I don’t have to fiddle with power switches every time I want to listen to music (majority of the time), and I haven’t had any issues with music dropping or trouble streaming (in comparison, bluetooth range is very limiting and connection would go in and out often when moving throughout the house).

The Sonos iOS app works pretty well, but I do have some annoyances. For example, I often switch rooms and want to move the music I’m listening to into the current room while stopping it in the other room; you have to open up the app, select the room dropdown, hit Group, choose the new room, then hit Done. While this can be done pretty easily, it becomes a bit cumbersome when you switch rooms frequently. Spotify Connect through the Spotify app has/had a great functionality where I could just hit the play/pause button on a speaker and it would switch the music over to that speaker/room. This worked great as I could just hit the button when I walked into a room. Unfortunately since then, I’ve had issues with the Spotify app and it constantly switches speakers and restarts songs. Hopefully they fix this soon with an app update. Until then, I’ve gone back to using the Sonos App, but like I mentioned, it’s a bit cumbersome with how I like to manage music playback.
Amazon Echo support is supposed to be coming out this year which could make things a lot easier if you have bought into the smart home route.

Cons:
-Need Wifi network - having a bluetooth option like the Bose Soundtouch would be nice
-Portability not the best - somewhat heavy, has to be plugged in and needs wifi
-Hardware buttons on speaker are very limited in functionality - imo they can incorporate more functionality with a future software update
-Price - quite a bit more expensive than some bluetooth options, what you are really paying for is the Sonos Ecosystem and experience

Overall I’m very satisfied with the Play1 speaker. I have one in my Master bedroom, one in my kitchen, one in my bathroom, two in a stereo pair in my office, and one Play5 in my family room. The Play5 hands down sounds much better (richer/fuller). However, for the price and size the Play1s are great for most applications and smaller/mid-sized rooms.

Bestbuy.com - Customer Reviews: Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Smart Speaker for Streaming Music (White)


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Walmart Review by Kurt :star::star::star::star::star:

1 people found the following review helpful

Sonos is the best sound system for your home.

With Sonos, you are on wifi rather than blue tooth. The problem with blue tooth is that you can only broadcast on one device at a time and your sound pauses every time your phone gets an email or text. Sonos is also great because you can easily take it from house to house if you move.

Walmart.com - Customer Reviews: Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Smart Speaker for Streaming Music (White)


#5

Here is a youtube video

Sonos Play:1 Overview


#6

@marko I want it