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Sonos PLAY:1

Wireless streaming music speaker (Black)

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Sonos PLAY:1 wireless streaming music speaker

A world of music you can fit almost anywhere

If you have a wireless home network and a smartphone, then you're ready to start streaming music in any room in your home. All you're missing is Sonos, the easiest way to create a network of wireless music players throughout your home. Now, it's more affordable than ever to get in on the fun. The compact PLAY:1 offers easy setup, clear sound, and simple placement or wall mounting in almost any spot you'd like to liven up with some tunes.

How much music can you access with the PLAY:1? How about pretty much any music available anywhere? Get Pandora® Internet radio, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM, and thousands of free Internet radio stations. The compact Sonos PLAY:1 lets you enjoy music from the Internet as well as songs stored on your home computers or portable devices — without filling your room with audio gear. It's perfect for small rooms and cozy corners, and setup is as easy as pushing a button. You can even pair two PLAY:1 speakers and configure them for rich stereo sound.

Expand to any (or every) room

Place Sonos players like the PLAY:1, as well as the larger PLAY:3 and PLAY:5, in every room where you want to listen to music. You can set up the players to work on your existing Wi-Fi® network. Or, you can connect any Sonos speaker to your network router, and Sonos will create its own dedicated wireless network for even better performance. You can also use a BOOST to create this network if you can't place a speaker near your router.

Sonos controllers

You probably already own a Sonos controller

You can use an iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or Android™ device to control any and all Sonos players. A free download turns your smartphone or tablet into a full-fledged Sonos controller. Easily navigate and search through playlists and tracks stored on your computer, or select an Internet radio station. Create customized playlists on the fly for individual rooms or for playback over your entire Sonos system. You can also mute or adjust the volume of each of your players.

Don't have your portable device handy? Press the "Play/Pause" button on top of the PLAY:1 to pick up the music where you left off.

Play music stored on your Apple® or Android™ portable device

Sonos now gives you convenient wireless access to music and podcasts stored on iOS and Android devices, for playback throughout your entire Sonos system. This function works on Apple devices running iOS6 or later (see below for full list of compatible Apple devices) as well as Android smartphones and tablets. The system even lets you connect multiple devices at once. For instance, you can queue up songs from your iPhone® to play in the kitchen while you cook, and your spouse can stream a podcast in the den on his smartphone at the same time.

Spotify®, Pandora®, SiriusXM, and more at your fingertips

The Sonos system works seamlessly with a host of Internet-based digital music services, including Rhapsody, Pandora, Slacker, Songza, and SiriusXM Internet Radio. Spotify offers instant access to millions of songs and seemingly endless playlists. SiriusXM Internet Radio gives you access to over 80 channels of programming. Every Sonos system includes free 30-day trials of these two services, so you can start listening the moment you take it out of the box. Pandora creates customized Internet radio streams just for you — all you have to do is enter the name of your favorite song or artist. And because Sonos connects directly to the Internet for all of these music services, you don't even have to turn on your PC.

Expand your Sonos system

You can have up to 32 Sonos music players in your system, and each one can play an independent selection of individual tracks or playlists. Listen to jazz in the den while your spouse plays rock music in the kitchen, or pump a single playlist of songs throughout the entire house during a party.

Product Highlights:

  • two built-in amplifiers and two built-in speakers (one midrange driver and one tweeter)
  • communicates with other Sonos players via Wi-Fi or a dedicated Sonosnet™ 2.0 wireless network
  • control your Sonos system with your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android device, or computer — with the free app
  • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, WAV, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AIFF, and Ogg Vorbis files (firmware is upgradable to support future audio formats)
    • compatible with protected WMA files from Urge, AOL, and many other music download sites
    • not compatible with protected AAC files from iTunes
  • play music and podcasts stored on Android or Apple portable devices; Apple devices include an iPhone (3GS or later), iPad (iPad 2 or later), and iPod touch (4th generation or later)
  • plays MP3 and WMA streaming Internet radio stations
  • compatible with most online music services, including Spotify®, Beats Music™, Amazon Cloud Player, SiriusXM, and Rhapsody® (subscription required for most services)
  • plays personalized Internet radio stations from PANDORA®
  • multi-zone synchronous playback (same music plays in multiple zones simultaneously) or multi-stream playback (music individually selected for each player)
  • configure two PLAY:1 speakers for stereo playback or use them as rear channels with a PLAYBAR and SUB for 5.1-channel surround sound
  • top-panel controls for playback and volume allow you to play, pause, and skip tracks on the speaker
  • compatible with Windows® (XP Service Pack 3 or higher operating system)
  • compatible with Mac® (OS X 10.6 or higher operating system)
  • 1/4" threaded mount for wall placement
  • Ethernet port for connection to a wireless router (cable included)
  • AC adapter included
  • 4-3/4"W x 6-3/8"H x 4-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • requires high-speed Internet connection

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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Network powered speaker
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • 58" Ethernet cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Product Information
  • Installation Guide
  • Sonos brochure

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Two Custom-Designed Drivers + Dedicated Amplifiers: The Sonos PLAY:1 uses two state-of the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with two drivers (1" tweeter/3.5" mid-woofer) to deliver great sound to any room. The wireless music system provides pure, clean sound that is perfect for bringing room filling music to a kitchen, bedroom, office, or just about any room in your home.

Two Ways to Connect Wirelessly: The Sonos PLAY:1 brings great sounding music wirelessly to any room in your house, without a big wiring project through SonosNet or WiFi.

  • SonosNet Wireless Mesh Network: SonosNet, a proprietary wireless mesh network technology, provides superior wireless range for whole-house coverage, ensures synchronous music playback, and avoids sources of wireless interference. The transmitting range of the PLAY:1's built-in wireless system is approximately 100', depending upon your home's layout. In addition to the PLAY:1, you will need a Sonos Boost (sold separately) connected to your network router/modem via a Ethernet cable.
  • WiFi Wireless Network: The Sonos PLAY:1 can also operate over your home's existing WiFi network (802.11 b/g; 2.4GHz). Because you are connecting wirelessly to your home's existing WiFi network, you do not need to hardwire a Sonos Boost to your router/modem. The PLAY:1's range will be dependent on your home's existing WiFi network. PLAY:1 devices manufactured after March 2014 are loaded with the proper firmware and ready to go out of the box for WiFi connectivity. All PLAY:1 devices manufactured prior to that date will require a first wire connection to facilitate a firmware upgrade and  hereafter they will be able to work over WiFi.
Note: You cannot connect the Play:1 via both SonoNet and WiFi; you will need to choose one. Sonos recommends using its proprietary SonosNet wireless mesh network over WiFi when applicable. SonosNet will provide a more secure wireless connection with fewer interruptions for optimum performance. WiFi is subject to greater interference from other WiFi and 2.4GHz devices on your network. WiFi connectivity is not compatible with 5GHz and N routers (you will have to use SonosNet in this case).

Multi-Zone Compatibility: You can place a PLAY:1 in each zone where you want to listen to music. The Sonos Digital Music System can accept up to 32 Sonos players. With multiple zones, you can play the same or different songs in different rooms. The PLAY:1 can be combined with other Sonos components; including the PLAY:3 or PLAY:5 amplified wireless music players, the Connect:Amp zone player (ZP120), and the Connect zone player (ZP90); all sold separately.

Stereo or Multichannel System Compatible: You can use two PLAY:1's in a stereo pair; one speaker acts as a dedicated left, while the other speaker acts as a dedicated right. The Sonos PLAY:1 wireless speakers can also be used to create a wireless 5.1ch surround sound experience with the Sonos Playbar (616PLAYBAR, sold separately) and Sub (616SUB, sold separately). You must setup your Sonos system via the SonosNet wireless mesh network in order to connect a Sonos Playbar or Sub (not compatible with WiFi).

Music Streaming Services: The Sonos PLAY:1 gives you access to unlimited music; such as your iTunes library, your favorite music services, and thousands of Internet radio stations, shows, and podcasts.

  • Tune-In Internet Radio: The Sonos PLAY:1 includes TuneIn, an Internet Radio Service, that provides immediate access to 100,000 Internet radio stations and broadcast programs. You can easily find radio stations from all over the world broadcasting music, news, and variety programming, including archived shows and podcasts.
  • Online Music Services: The Sonos PLAY:1 works seamlessly with 7Digital, Amazon Cloud Player, AUPEO!,, Hearts of Space, iHeartRadio, Murfie, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker Radio, Songza, Spotify, Stitcher, & Wolfgang's Vault, plus downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks (service availability varies by region). Check out the Sonos website for the latest online music services. (Some online services require a paid subscription.)
  • Music Library: The PLAY:1 supports playback of music from any computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device on your home network where you have shared music folders. The PLAY:1 can play music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on your home network, supporting the most popular audio formats. The PLAY:1 indexes your music folders so you can view your music collection by categories (such as artists, albums, composers, genres, or tracks). The PLAY:1 supports the following audio file formats - MP3 (compressed), WMA (compressed), AAC (MPEG4), iTunes, Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, FLAC (lossless), WAV (uncompressed), and AIFF (uncompressed).
  • iTunes Music: The Sonos PLAY:1 supports the playback of music and playlists managed with your iTunes account (playlists are limited to 40,000 tracks). The PLAY:1 can access your iTunes music files from your network computer or directly from your Apple iPod iOS device (4.0+) running the Sonos Controller app.

Sonos Controller: The Sonos PLAY:1 allows you to control its audio setup, playback functions, and search features through the Sonos Controller software for Windows and Mac computers, or from the Sonos Controller app for Apple iOS and Android devices. You'll have access to thousands of internet radio stations, dozens of online music services, your iTunes music, and your network music library; all from one control app on your computer/laptop or smartphone/tablet.

  • Sonos Controller for Windows/Mac: The Sonos Controller software allows you to control the Sonos PLAY:1 from your computer. Simply download the Sonos Controller software from the Sonos website onto your Windows PC or Mac computer. The Sonos Controller software is compatible with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Macintosh OS X (10.6 or higher) operating systems.
  • Sonos Controller for Apple iOS/Android: You can also wirelessly control the Sonos PLAY:1 from your Apple iOS device (4.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (2.1+) running the Sonos Controller App from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
Note: The Sonos PLAY:1, computer, and Apple iOS/Android device must be connected to the same home network.

Home Network Requirements: To access Internet music services, Internet radio, and any digital music stored on your computer or Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device, your home network must meet the following requirements:

  • High-speed DSL/Cable modem, or fiber-to-the-home broadband connection for proper playback of Internet-based music services. If your Internet service provider only offers Satellite Internet access, you may experience playback issues due to fluctuation in download rates.
  • If your modem is not a modem/router combination and you want to take advantage of Sonos' automatic online updates, or stream music from an Internet-based music service, you must install a router in your home network. If you don't have a router, you will need to purchase and install one before setting up your system.
  • If you are going to use a Sonos controller application on an Android smartphone, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or other tablet, you will need a wireless router in your home network.
  • Connect at least one Sonos component to your home network router using an Ethernet cable, and then you can add other Sonos components wirelessly. Or setup your Sonos component wirelessly via WiFi without any hardwire connection.
  • For best results, you should connect the computer or NAS drive that contains your personal music library collection to your home network router using an Ethernet cable.
Note: The PLAY:1 is compatible with Sonos software versions 4.0 and later. If you are adding the PLAY:1 to an existing Sonos system, be sure to check for software updates before adding the PLAY:1 to your Sonos system.

Automatic Updates: The Sonos PLAY:1 supports free automatic software updates so you will always have the newest features and music services to enjoy. Simply register the PLAY:1 and Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available. By simply pressing one button your system updates itself.

Mounting Options: You can place the Sonos PLAY:1 wherever you find the sound most enjoyable. Its compact size makes it easy to place the PLAY:1 on your desk, the kitchen counter, or on your nightstand. You can even wall mount it (optional wall bracket sold separately).

  • Rubber Feet: You can position the PLAY:1 in a vertical orientation on your bookshelf, nightstand, or desk. Integrated rubber feet protect your furniture and keep the PLAY:1 secure.
  • Wall-Mount (optional): The Sonos PLAY:1 has a 1/4"-20 integrated, threaded mounting hole. If desired, you can easily wall mount the PLAY:1 using a suitable mounting bracket (sold separately). Simply choose a location that's close to an electrical outlet.

AC Power: The Sonos PLAY:1 operates on standard household current using the supplied 6.5' AC power cord.

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Great sound

Written By Bill, Tennessee on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Can't say enough good things about Sonos. I link to Spotify and have a world of the best sounding music.

Pros: Superior sound quality, ease of use

Cons: None

SONOS Play 1

Written By PD, New Jersey on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Wonderful sound for a unit that takes up almost no space. I have 5 SONOS units in the house, and they provide for seamless listening from room to room.

Pros: Totally reliable, no downtime.

Cons: None

Great Little Speaker

Written By Lee, Kansas on Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Great sound and quality for one room.

Pros: Outstanding quality and sound for a little guy.

Cons: none

Good product if your expectations aren't unreasonably high

Written By RickW, Louisiana on Sunday, April 05, 2015

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This speaker is easy to connect, unobtrusive, and sounds pretty good as long as it's close to you. For example, if you position it on your desk or nightstand, you should be pretty satisfied with its sound. If you put it in a large room and aren't close to it, however, its sound will disappoint. While I might be belaboring the obvious, I believe it's still worth noting. The separation between bass and treble is pretty impressive.

Pros: Small footprint Easy setup Good separation

Cons: For "intimate" listening

Great sound, easy to set up

Written By Westie, Maryland on Saturday, April 04, 2015

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This was my first Sonos purchase and I'm hooked! Great sound and so easy to set up. Having so much fun with it - I am ordering my second Play 1! I can't wait to have speakers in several rooms!

Pros: Great sound from such a small speaker; easy to set up.

Sonos PLAY:1

Written By JosephN, New York on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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The product's performance is great, no complains, thus far. However, there appears to be no way to turn it off (i.e., it's always in wait mode, thus using power)

Love it!

Written By Jennie, California on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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This product was very easy to set up and the sound was great. I wanted to be able to access my iTunes library from a mobile device in my home and was using a portable bluetooth speaker before purchasing the Sonos Play 1.

Pros: Easy to set up. Great sound. Fits my needs. Thinking about adding more Sonos products and recommending to friends and family.

Cons: Could not access via wireless one time due to poor wireless reception in my home. I need to learn more about the Sonos products to enhance my reception.

Best of all sonos products

Written By Anonymous, Lexington ky on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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I have two play 1s, a play 3, and a playbar. Do not over think this one. This is sonos best product. Just buy it. I like all my sonos products, but love the play 1s.

Great little,speaker

Written By jclaymcd, MO on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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The only down side is that this one speaker is so great we'll be buying at least one more.

Pros: sound, convenience, ease of setup

Cons: none

Beautiful Music

Written By John C., Arizona on Monday, March 09, 2015

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We added this extra speaker to our Sonos system and it is a great addition which allows for beautiful music to be heard throughout our home.

Pros: Simple to set up. Great speakers. Beautifully manufactured and artistic to look at.

Cons: NONE

Sonos PLAY:1

Written By Dave, the Washington, DC Area on Saturday, February 28, 2015

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Excellent. like flexibility

Simply fantastic!

Written By L. Cruz, Charlottesville, VA on Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Sonos Play 1 is fantastic little system. It was remarkably easy to set up on all the devices on my network (two phones, a laptop and a tablet). The single speaker is enough to fill my whole apartment (about 700 square feet) with my favorite music.

It should be said that the mobile and computer software are not seamless. Things that are easily accessible on the mobile version are hidden behind menus on the computer (setting up internet radio broadcast) and vice versa. I will also make it plain that you can only access music remotely from active devices. By this I mean that your laptop needs to be on in order to access it and play it via a mobile device. I am looking to make a workaround for this by placing my music library onto a networked hard drive so that my computer doesnt need to be on all the time.

Pros: Easy to set up. Clean, clear sound.

Cons: Software not seamless.

Sonos Play 1

Written By JohnS, North Carolina on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Cool product, easy to set up, this is the 2nd one I bought, use it in my wood shop

Sonos Play 1

Written By James P, Loudon, TN on Saturday, February 07, 2015

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This is my 4th Sonos Play 1. Very good music sound for its size. Need I say more.

Pros: Very good sound, easy to hook up, anyone can install it. Small, but big sound. A joy to turn on and off,adjust volume,and select music from my IPad or iPhone.

Cons: Can't think of any.

Great, Not Perfect

Written By Davidin, SF California on Monday, February 02, 2015

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Great sound in a compact package. Enjoying it a lot

Pros: Great sound Beautiful design Nice sound Integrates perfectly with the rest of my Sonos

Cons: On the high-price side (right price would be lower) Lack of alternative inputs like bluetooth or AirPlay (directly without a Bridge). I realize this is Sonos' overall strategy and for music systems makes sense. However, for those small shelf ones, it is very difficult to output directly from my mac. I have to rely on my older Jambox to do that, not ideal.

Play 1

Written By drmojo, NY on Sunday, February 01, 2015

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Added to growing Sonos system. Using in smaller room. Sound is full with decent base for a small speaker. We have Play 5's also but for next medium sized room we will go with 2 paired Play 1's

Pros: Plug and play. Big sound and small size for smaller spaces.

Cons: For what it is designed for and at this price I cant see any negatives.

The BEST of it's type

Written By PC Music Radio, New York on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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This unit is, by far, the most impressive speaker of it's type that I have ever used. It is simple to set up. It connects immediately, and the choices of music services is impressive. I used my Android phone to set it up and control it. The audio is amazing. Believe me, it puts that other famous B--- name to shame. I would not hesitate to recommend this Sonus to everyone

Pros: Excellent audio, simple and quick set up, full selection of music services.

Cons: None

Excellent speaker and system

Written By Mitch, San Antonio TX on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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This speaker has amazing sound for such a small speaker and it was extrmemly easy to add to my existing system, even if this is your first Sonos speaker the initial system setup is super easy and quick. These speakers are addicting, once you buy one, you won't be able to stop!

Pros: Easy to use, great sound, very simple setup when adding to a current system or setting up as new system

Cons: None.

Sonos 1 Five star

Written By BOB, Massachusetts on Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Perfect for the kitchen as a pair or in the small office; wonderful full sound

Pros: Small, attractive; easy to mount on wall or stand on shelf; great sound with no wires and easy to control from computer or i-Pad.

Cons: negligible


Written By Bill, Maryland on Monday, January 12, 2015

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After wrestling for two years with Airplay's connectivity issues we decided to try SONOS. Wow, I was very surprised at the quality and robust sound of the PLAY 1. They are worth the $200 price point. Surprisingly the PLAY 1 has the umpf of our retired Pioneer A4s and sounded so much better than the Home iW3s we had around the house.

SONOS marketing really doesn't give adequate props to how good these sound.

The SONOS interface is just spectacular - I did not think I'd see much value in the flexibility of being able to play different sources in different rooms, but we do use that feature. It really is spectacular and well executed.

Pros: Great sound Surprising clean volume w NO dropouts Excellent detail in construction Elegant software interface Easy to set up

Cons: Expensive, but, worth it No multi band EQ (beyond bass and treble) yet

Excellent Speakers

Written By Jeroen, Chicago, IL on Monday, January 12, 2015

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Just bought two of these speakers and the sound quality is excellent! I already had a Sonos Play5, and I have to say that the pair of Sonos Play1's outperform it easily in terms of sound quality

Suprising punch from such a little speaker

Written By ChrisM, Silver Spring, MD on Monday, January 12, 2015

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I was definitely curious about this speaker and whether it would put out enough bass to be worth the price. Totally worth it. Does a great job at filling up the master bedroom. Not sure I'd use it for a big area, but it does the job for a single room. Also looks great on the dresser.

Pros: Big sound from a compact unit, sleek look.

Cons: Wouldn't be a good choice for a large space.

Love it

Written By WesS, North Carolina on Monday, January 05, 2015

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Awesome! The sound is fantastic. The software makes installation in your home network a breeze even without the proprietary Sonos Bridge or Boost. I have one speaker working wireless on a generic router home network. Works great. This is not cheap, but I am really glad Santa brought it.

Pros: Great audio. Intuitive software.

Great sound from a small package

Written By Marc P., Catonsville on Monday, January 05, 2015

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I purchased this unit as an addition to an existing Sonos system. My intent was to use it in a small room but it is more than adequate for larger rooms too.

Pros: easy set-up, portable, moisture resistant for use in our large bathroom.

Cons: I only wish it was less expensive.

Sonos Play 1

Written By Donna, Durango Colorado on Saturday, January 03, 2015

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We love the Sonos products! Easy to install and great sound. I am glad I purchased the Play 1 over the Play 3. It puts out enough sound for the master bedroom. My kids live the system because they can easily control what is playing from their iPhones.

Pros: Easy install. Easy to play what ever music you want I what ever room you want. Great if you have teenagers.

Does not work with souround sound

Written By Robert, New York on Saturday, January 03, 2015

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I love sonos but they do not tell you the proubdut does not work with sound bar and TV only sound bar works even when set up that way. Fine with music but not tv

Sonos 1

Written By Michael, Ontario California on Saturday, January 03, 2015

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Awesome WiFi sound system

Pros: Nice sound from a small system

Cons: Pictures make it seem much bigger

Sonos play 1

Written By Shawn, Mass on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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The sonos play 1 works well. It provides good sound in a small package. It's a bit pricy but was seamless to set up and portable. Sound is great for small area uses

Pros: Small, good sound, app makes it nice to control

Cons: A bit pricey

These are fantastic rear speakers!

Written By Drb324, Florence, CO on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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I bought two of the Play 1's along with Playbar and Sub and I couldn't be happier! Sonos is a fantastic product and I have no regrets at all, it sounds wonderful!

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Amazing powerful units for their size

Written By PeterC, California on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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I have purchased quite a few Sonos products over the last year. Their ease of use combined with the surprisingly good sound quality has led me to purchase two playbars, 2 PLAY:3s, 1 PLAY:5, 1 Sonos Sub, and 4 PLAY:1s. I currently use the PLAY:1s as surround speakers for the playbars but these speakers can definitely hold their own. The PLAY:1s are amazingly powerful as they can get very loud considering the size of the units. Pair them together and you got an awesome stereo setup. Also, Crutchfield rocks. The speakers were shipped to me quickly and packaged with plenty of protective cushion. My advisor, Zac is always a pleasure to talk to and has never led me astray. Thanks!

Pros: Versatile Small but powerful

Cons: A little pricey

Awesome sound, easy to set up

Written By rjnashburnva, Virginia on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Love the Sonos system. So easy to set up, great sound and great music selections. We gave this Sonos as a gift. They were hesitant at first, but saw how easy it was to use, now they love it! Highly recommend Sonos.

Pros: Easy to use; easy to set up, great selection

Cons: None

Great speaker

Written By Peter, New York on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Its a hefty little cube, but for a good reason. The sounds is clear and fills a room well. We had a little trouble setting up the wireless connection, but I think it might have been due to a weak signal from the router.

Pros: Good sound Small A lot of sound for its size

Cons: Connecting wireless was a little confusing

Play 1

Written By Ryan C, Arizona on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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This LITTLE guy sounds great! I put one in my kitchen on top of the cabinet and It fills the space perfectly. It has a very rich and full sound. I also own a 5, Play Bar and subs. The quality is consistent.

Pros: Small foot print, Great, full sound.

Cons: None.

Play 1

Written By TC, South Carolina on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Great sound out of a small speaker. Clarity and depth and ease of setting up. The only minus is that you have to use Sonos' own software to make them play. I'd like to be able to use any music or other media software like Windows media player to hear the music in my library.

Pros: Great sound. Ease of setting up. Easy to put anywhere in the house to balance your listening pleasure.

Cons: You have to use Sonos' software to play them.


Written By Laurie D, the Washington, DC Area on Monday, December 29, 2014

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I bought several play 1, play 3, play 5, playbar and sub for my husband for Xmas. We love the whole system. Very easy to set up. If you are looking for a single speaker for a room I would recommend getting the 3 or 5 but the 1 is great for a small room or one where you don't necessarily need the depth of sound a 3 or 5 provides.

Pros: Quality, ease of set up, ease of operation

Great Product and great value

Written By Anonymous, Connecticut on Monday, December 29, 2014

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This Sonos Play 1 is our first wireless speaker system and we cannot be more pleased. Set up to our wireless network was simple and we have had to no problems at all. The speaker sounds very good and the size is great for making the speaker hidden out of the way

Pros: Simple set up. Solid sounds for the price. Small size so it is easy to put the speaker out of the way.

Cons: None so far.

Sonos 1

Written By Carl, Flanders, NJ on Monday, December 29, 2014

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Extremely east to set-up and sound is excellent. I purchased a Bose product with Air Play and I experienced numerous issues with keeping it hooked up with my network. No such problems with the Sonos and the it sounds better that the Bose (to me). I will definitely be purchasing more of the Sonos Play speakers for the rest of the house.

Pros: Easy set up and great sound.

Cons: Expensive.

Sonos PLAY:1

Written By kellyrn5, Washington on Monday, December 29, 2014

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Love the sound!

Sonia play 1

Written By Alkam, New York on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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I have owned several songs products thought the years, they work great but they have been quite costly; since they have introduced the play 1, can't beat the size and price

Pros: Size, and price

Cons: Still expensive but quite a bit cheaper than play 2

Good sound, handy system

Written By StevenM, Round Rock, TX on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Sound is good, perhaps a bit better than my Bose mini blue tooth but not much. Very nice system for playing tunes and could see where having multiples of these would be great. Will probably buy one or two more for different rooms or stereo set up.

Pros: Good sound , flexible set up

Cons: A bit pricey

Sonos PLAY:1

Written By Anonymous, Pittsburgh on Friday, December 19, 2014

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Simply amazing! Setup couldn't be easier and the sound quality is very good! Highly recommended!

Pros: Super easy setup, quality

Cons: Not really a con, but you get what you pay for.

Sonos Play 1

Written By JW, Washington on Thursday, December 18, 2014

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The sound exceeded my expectations. I listened to a display model in a store and the sound was fine. I ordered the speaker from Crutchfield and got it right on time. The actual sound in the house was much richer than I expected. I ordered a second Play 1 speaker so I can use the pair as surround sound with the Sonus Playbar.

Pros: Super easy to connect on the Sonus system. Great sound from a small speaker.

Cons: None.

surprisingly HUGE

Written By rsp, Princeton NJ on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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I am very impressed by the ease of the Sonos system and the clear sound. We added a Play 1 to our existing two Play 5s. The Play 1 sounds nearly as full as the Play 5s - amazing base for such a small speaker. Very open sound and about to order more!

The best

Written By Anonymous, New York on Saturday, December 13, 2014

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There is nothing bad to say about songs. From installation to customer service, all good.

Play 1

Written By TED, Illinois on Saturday, December 13, 2014

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Sonos makes an excellent product. Good sound, Excellent connectivity and simple to use.

Pros: Excellent customer service if ever needed.

Cons: Isn't cheap but worth the rather small investment.

Sonos 1

Written By Eric, Ennis, Texas on Saturday, December 13, 2014

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Great system! Great Speaker! Very easy to set up or add to existing system! Put them all over your home!

Pros: Easy, great sound

Cons: None


Written By N.Masters, Florida on Friday, December 12, 2014

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Sonos is just like Apple. Everything just works! They make the hardware and the software so it all works seamless. Each room plays music in a different zone with no clipping. I sold my Play 5's and use these instead! They have a smaller footprint and sound about the same but save you $$$. No bridge is needed for it to work!! Just plug and play!

Exceptional quality

Written By Richard, Austin on Friday, December 12, 2014

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Exceptional sound quality and attention to detail. A breeze to set up.

Pros: The Play1 is more than adequate for large rooms

Cons: Its still a bit pricey.

Really like it!

Written By Kirk, Hancock, MN on Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Very east to setup and sound is great! The control app easy to use and very flexible.

Pros: Easy setup. Good sound. Nice control app.

Cons: None.

Fantastic Speakers !

Written By fhkrph, Pennsylvania on Monday, December 08, 2014

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Phenomenal speaker ! Sylish, compact, great sounding high quality system. Very easy and intuitive to set up . The control app is perfect ! Clear graphics and stress free operation. Really like the Sonos product line. Flexible, expandable, stylish, well built and great sounding speakers.

Pros: Powerful perfomer for a compact size speaker. High quality construction. Good bass response and crystal clear highs ! Able to add another Play 1 and create a stereo pair to expand the soundstage even further. Nice styling and easy to set up and use.

Cons: None at all.

Excellent Sonos PLAY:1

Written By Ed, Illinois on Sunday, November 30, 2014

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I was a little reticent buying such a small speaker, but I needn't have worried! This is an excellent speaker, which I have in my kitchen - and it fits the need perfectly!

Pros: Small, compact, easy to set up and use

Cons: No "cons" - delighted with it!

Perfect for the kitchen

Written By Andys, New Jersey on Saturday, November 29, 2014

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We have both the sonos1 in the kitchen and the sonos connect amp with old polk speakers in the living room. I can play them in unison or I can play them independently. I usually run pandora or music straight off my iPhone. Easy setup. App can be sluggish at times but overall I haven't had any issues. Sounds great for the size. Love it.

Pros: Easy setup. Works great. Sounds great. Small size. Perfect for the kitchen.

Cons: App responsiveness can be sluggish at times.

Great Way to Start

Written By RC, Virginia on Friday, November 28, 2014

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Don't be fooled by the small size of this SONOS speaker. It's truly amazing the full clear sound that comes from a PLAY:1. I used them for two of my smaller rooms and also put one in the corner of a large room.

Pros: The sound... the sound... Excellent!

Cons: None

so is play 1

Written By Dsaint1347, nyc on Monday, November 17, 2014

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Great product, also a great gift to give out this christmas.

Pros: Ease of use, grest sound, well built.

Cons: A bit too costly but then again I save on not having to wire the whole house and it needs no receiver nor amplifier.


Written By Brian, North Carolina on Saturday, November 08, 2014

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The Play 1s are small with good sound, I use them as satelites with a sound bar and Sub. Not sure how they would sound as stand along speakers. They can be placed out of the way to be "heard but not seen". I have them set up as surround I have not figured out a quick way to switch back and forth when alternating TV and music.

Pros: Very small and discreet. Work well as surround sound satelites.

Cons: none

Smaller sound but GREAT quality!!!

Written By TobyL, Davidsonville, MD on Tuesday, November 04, 2014

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This is my 7th Sonos speaker which filled out my 7th zone in my house. This is the only Play:1 that I own and it is surprisingly INCREDIBLE. Purchased for a large kitchen and it more than does the job. Very impressed with the bass on this thing considering its size. Might not have as much bass as the Play:3 and Play:5 but that is expected. Overall, an awesome speaker WELL worth the price! Thanks for carrying a great product line Crutchfield!

Pros: Small, great bass and highs, great looking, innovative speaker

Good Sound

Written By RT, Fort Lauderdale, FL on Monday, November 03, 2014

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Simple to use; reasonable fidelity. Recommended

Sonos PLAY:1

Written By M, Portsmouth NH on Sunday, November 02, 2014

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Best audio product on market. Software is easy. Sound good. User interface simple

Pros: None

Great speaker

Written By Simon, North Bend, WA on Monday, October 27, 2014

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Great sound for such small package. I had it configured and playing music in mere minutes.

Pros: Portable, easy to setup and control, wireless, uses existing iTunes library, easy to update

I love it

Written By Gail, New York, New York on Sunday, October 26, 2014

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I absolutely love this speaker. The sound is crisp and there is no loss of quality at higher volumes. I plan to add another Play 1 and possibly a Play 3.

Pros: Sound quality, simple to set up

Cons: None

Sonos PLAY:1

Written By Mike, Roanoke, VA. on Saturday, October 25, 2014

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I purchased my second Sonos PLAY 1 so I could use them in a stereo setting. I couldn't be more pleased with the sound of these wireless speakers and ease of use.

It's a Sonos

Written By DaveM, East Moriches, NY on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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It's a Sonos. Not much else to say. The sound is great for a bedroom or small office. The controls cannot be beat. And hear tell a bridge is no longer required for wi-fi love. If you don't own one you're cheating yourself. If you do own one, you will probably be buying more.

Sonos Play1

Written By cpow, Cape Cod on Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Easy to install...great sound ...good value... will prob add a second play 1 to run in a full stereo mode although sound is great in standalone

Great sound.

Written By MaureenO, Corte Madera California on Saturday, October 11, 2014

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Love the Sonos Play 1. We bought it because it's portable. We can take it outside or into the workshop. We're still working on getting a stronger Wifi signal, but that's not Play 1 issue. Great sound.

Pros: small, portable, good sound

Cons: wifi only, so signal has to be good to take further outside

Sonos Play 1

Written By KSB205, Topeka, KS on Monday, October 06, 2014

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Just so great to take this anywhere in the house and have a great sounding system

Pros: Very Portable, sounds great in medium to small rooms

Cons: Not big enough for large open rooms....but that is not what I bought it for.

Sonos PLAY:1

Written By RD, San Diego on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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This was an addition to my existing SONOS system. It is great for integrating speakers throughout the house, and consolidating all my digital music, television, DVD, along with internet sources to all/any speaker in my home. While the system is a bit expensive you get what you pay for and I've been very pleased with each SONOS item I've purchased.

Pros: Play1 - Small size, great sound, portable between rooms. Works with the rest of my system.

Cons: It does not remember its settings when you unplug the speaker and move it to another room, While a complete re-install is not needed I've not discovered a simple way to sync up speaker up once its moved. One would hope it would sync up on the system and pick up right where it left off. I've fumble with re-grouping it with another speaker, resetting the queue, changing the source, and still haven't come up with a simple foolproof procedure. Would be nice to have a single button to re-sync.

Sonos is awesome

Written By SteveS, Cape Cod MA on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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The only problem I have with the Sonos system is that I don't have all of it ...yet. This was a snap to set up. I had clean, clear, music in my house about 2 minutes after I opened the boxes. The hardware and the software are very intuitive. So easy to use, so smart, and just beautiful, room filling sound. I bought a Sonos Bridge and 2 Play:1 speakers, to start. I have them in the same room right now and I easily configured them to work in true stereo sound. Love it, and I want more components, for every room, but I can bring them wherever I want, until then.

Pros: Superb sound, very easy to set up & use.

Cons: sorry, I can't think of any.

Great Wireless Sound

Written By Tom, Naples, FL on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Awesome product. Great sound from a small footprint. Sonos products are great.

Pros: Simplicity to connect to your network.

Cons: None


Written By sonos, Huntington, NY on Monday, September 29, 2014

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Great product and sound

Pros: Compact and easily moved

Cons: Could be louder.

Love the many conveniences!!

Written By JoeD, Birmingham, MI on Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Sonos sounds great, works easy, functions responsively, and is there when you need it. What more do you need? Sure, I can use airplay or bluetooth but neither delivers all these advantages. I can personally attest to that as I tried all those before I decided to shell out the money. I was slowly expanding the system from the two Play:1s & soundbar but I'll be adding more pretty soon at this rate.

Pros: Easy to setup Easy to use Sounds great Responsive Reliable Goes anywhere

Cons: NONE!

Awesome sound

Written By Big Al, Florida on Friday, September 19, 2014

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Have had trouble setting up with the arrival of the last of a 3 speaker system. Have had to reset up a few times. Glitches. Sound is really really nice for such a small speaker. Love the ease of control. Would like a little more with regards to some of the modes. No Apple AirPlay. :(

Pros: Sound Ease of control

Cons: No Apple AirPlay