Sonos PLAY:1

Wireless streaming music speaker (White)

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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 BRIDGE 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

Hands-on research

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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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

Love it!

Written By Lindsay, San Francisco, CA on Thursday, September 11, 2014

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I bought two Sonos Play: 1 speakers - one for the living room and one for the kitchen. Great sound, and I really like the Sonos system. Very simple to use, and I love that you can add more speakers VERY simply later on if you decide to expand the system.

Pros: Great sound. Really like the Sonos system, particularly integration with Spotify and Pandora. Love the simplicity.

Cons: Took a little while to understand the system on the iPhone, but not overly complex and I love that you can use from all your devices. Have had some trouble getting the radio to play through the system - but not sure if that's tied to a slowdown in my wireless. That said, system is definitely dependent on your wireless/router.

Best value

Written By tb, chelsea,al on Thursday, September 11, 2014

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I have a couple of play bars with subs but the 1's are easily the best for the buck and I love my play bars.

Pros: great sound

Cons: not with the 1's

Great Sound

Written By MFK, Chicago, IL on Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Great sound, look and size as well as very easy set up.

Pros: You can add more speakers as you go/need arises

Sonos Play1

Written By Bruce, Dallas on Friday, August 29, 2014

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I bought a single Sonos Play1 speaker to try out before committing to a complete system, and I am delighted with it's performance. I did not buy a bridge, as the Play1 speaker can be connected directly to your computer with an Ethernet cable. The Play1 setup was a breeze. I use it to stream Pandora and the Play1 even works with my computer turned off. The sound quality is rich and deep with no loss of highs and mid-range tones. I am not an audiophile, but the play1 sounds good to me. The price and performance make it a winner.

I've read that the bridge may be unnecessary with the next software upgrade, so I will buy one more Play1 and pair it up to see how the stereo pairing function performs, and also to see if the one base unit will function as a bridge for the new speaker. The bridge information was a bit unclear to me from the literature. I would, and have recommended the Play1 as a great buy and excellent sound system.

Pros: ease of use. small footprint, great sound, wireless control (app), great price for the quality

Great product

Written By Steve, San Francisco bay area on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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We added the Sonos Play1 to our system, which started with the Play 3. Great sound from a small package. Setup was even easier than I expected, We will add one or two more in future.

Pros: Ease of setup, sound quality

Cons: absolutely none

Great speaker system

Written By Ronnie, LaGrange, Ky on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Speaker sounds great. Love the control I have over my music..

Pros: Easy to set up. Easy to use. A over all great whole house music system that puts you in control.

Cons: I wish they would make a outdoor speaker.

Blown away

Written By Jerry, Denver, CO on Thursday, July 24, 2014

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I have always been tempted to get a Sonos product because of the ability to cut the wires, but have always abstained until I discovered the Sonos Play:1. This definitely felt more within my price range and I was initially worried that it might come at the cost of audio quality. I was pleasantly surprised after I took the plunge as it definitely felt as though the quality of the audio was pretty good. The connection to my other speakers was flawless even though they were placed at opposite ends of a 2 bedroom house. I would recommend this for people who would like to try out a Sonos product for sure!

Pros: Great audio Great connectivity

Cons: App could be better in integration of custom playlists


Written By tony, Beaver, PA on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Exceeded all my expectations. Originally looked for a wire-less speaker to connect to I-pod. Begun looking at the Sonos play 1 speaker for outside on pool deck. Purchased it and the controller. Setup was a breeze. Found some stations on Pandora radio and the sound was great. Have some Regae Calypso playing and sounds like we're back in Jamaica. Next step is the Play 5 for inside the house. Wife loves it, hasn't played her I-Pod since the Play 1 arrivied. Very pleased.

Sonos - THE BEST!

Written By Walt, Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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As with all Sonos products, and I own two complete systems, this speaker is terrific. Simple to set up and great sound for a small to medium size room. Thanks Sonos, and keep the new ideas coming!

Pros: Nice compact style and easy setup.

Cons: None.

I love it

Written By Rob, Cincinnati on Saturday, July 12, 2014

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This is my second Sonos speaker. I earlier bought a Play:3. Both sound excellent to me. I mostly use them for accessing my itunes library in different parts of the house. I wasn't sure if the Play:1 would be large enough to sound good with the range of music I listed to but it sounds great. Adding it to the current configuration couldn't have been easier. I will likely buy another very soon.

Pros: Great sound and easy to connect


Written By Chris, Seminole, FL on Friday, July 11, 2014

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What a fantastic speaker. I was impressed by the Play 5, but the Play 1 is much better, probably because of new technology. After buying one, I ordered another and paired them in stereo. The sound is clear, crisp, and has great bass for such a small speaker. Sonos uses a great power supply, which enhances the sound of this speaker. I bought the Bridge, the Connect, and two Play 1 speakers. All were ultra easy to set up. Plug it into your router and just push a button. Sonos does the rest. There is nothing to figure out. The app that runs it works great too. The Connect is hooked to my stereo but I hardly use it because the Play 1 speakers are so great. If you are trying to choose between the Connect to use with your stereo or two Play 1s, buy the Play 1s. You will not be sorry. Plus, you can move them around. Your stereo speakers are fixed.

Pros: Clean, clear, crisp sound. Great bass. Easy to set up. Easy to add more components. Ultra portable.

Cons: None

Great gift

Written By SearleC, Bainbridge Island, WA on Monday, June 30, 2014

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So impressed with my original Sonos set up I ordered a play 1 for my spouses office. It was (is) a big hit. Thanks for a great product.

Pros: Easy no nonsense set up. Good sound. Unobtrusive.

Cons: None


Written By Anonymous, Puerto Rico on Saturday, June 28, 2014

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Great phone app you can hear world radio stations and stream anything from you personal library

Pros: Great phone app

Cons: need to be connected to the router not completely wireless or need a bridge.

Big Surround

Written By Milton, Salisbury, NC on Friday, June 27, 2014

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I purchased two Play:1 speakers as surround for the Playbar. They are perfect for that. Also, the sound is so good, I will purchase more Play:1 speakers for other rooms. Control from iPad makes set-up easy. Whole house sound from wireless speakers---yesterday's science fiction; today's reality.

Pros: Easy set up; great sound.

Cons: Pricey.

Very Impressive Powered Speaker!!

Written By Arnie S., Fresh Meadows, N.Y. on Thursday, June 26, 2014

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This is a very impressive product and well worth the cost. Room placement and proper equalization (from the SONOS app) proved to be very helpful to the resulting very sayisfying sound.

Pros: Quality sound; cost factor; cool quotient.

Cons: You are likely to start a collection of SONOS products to be placed throughout your home or business!!

Great system despite setup difficulty

Written By LG, Dallas on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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I stumbled upon Sonos while looking for a solution to enjoy music on my screened-in porch. It appeared to be a very cost effective solution versus wiring B-channel speakers to one of my stereo systems, and with Crutchfield's generous return policy, I figured it was worth a try. I purchased a Sonos bridge and one Play:1 speaker. Set up would have been very easy but for the fact that my wifi router lacked an Ethernet port, so it was delayed until I could replace the router. Sonos worked well the first day, but I soon discovered that my wireless AT&T Uverse TVs quit working. The Uverse technician got the TVs working but moved the Sonos bridge to a part of the house that was apparently too far to reach the Play:1 on my patio. I solved the problem by moving the Sonos bridge to a second router in my detached garage apartment, near the porch. Set up could be much easier than what I experienced if your house is smaller and you are not trying to enjoy your Sonos system outside. I am very impressed by the sound of the diminutive Play:1 and the fantastic software interface. It pulls in music stored on iphones, ipads, home computers, as well as subscription services and radio stations as seamlessly and easily as advertised. I'm a bit of an audiophile and plan to eventually purchase two Sonos Connect boxes to enjoy Sonos on my existing stereos as well as a pair of Play:1 speakers for my kitchen; however I think this will require another Sonos bridge.

Pros: Great software and impressive sound for the cost of the speaker.

Cons: Range limitation.


Written By Pattie, Scottsville, VA on Monday, June 16, 2014

love sonos. would not have thought about buying the one except the sales man showed me how it sounds compared to the 5. Can't wait to get more. The sound is wonderful. Everything they were advertised to be.

outstanding sound

Written By JL Hubbard, Stafford, VA on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Consumer Reports gave this speaker an excellent rating and they were right! I can hardly wait to add more speakers and tie it with the sound system in my home. I think the sound is better than my Bose speakers.

Pros: Incredible sound. and easy to move from place to place. Can be integrated into home system.

Cons: Require WiFi so it may be necessary to purchase an extender. Is not the cheapest, but then you get what you pay for.

Play One

Written By Bruce b, Sarasota Fl on Friday, June 06, 2014

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I now own a pair of Play 5's and Play One's. Using the 'Ones' poolside under my lanai as well as in my house.....nothing but positives....easy to set up, pair, seperate, adjust the bass/treble etc. While the One's may lack some of the depth of sound, they make up for it in convenience! I have 'sold' several friends on Sonos as well...all equally pleased. I like the new Sonos format for the Ipad and Android....well done!

Pros: Price, ease of setting up

Cons: None

Sonos PLAY:1

Written By Andy, Port orange, FL on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Item was easy to set and run well of my I Phone and computer

Sonos Play 1

Written By Gerry C, Scarborough, NY on Friday, May 23, 2014

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.Product performed as advertised. Unit is solid and well made.

Pros: Clean design and compact footprint . Good range of sound, especially bass for such a small unit.

Cons: Control buttons (mute and volume control) are small and awkward to use for adult size fingers. Instructions supplied with unit were not current and required contact with Sonos to activate. Latest Sonos tablet android app is somewhat confusing and definitely not an improvement over original. Sonos customer service was unable to answer questions immediately when queried

Sonos PLAY:1

Written By Matt, Massachusetts on Friday, May 09, 2014

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Sonos and the Play 1 are an absolute joy to listen to. I already owned a Play 5, and wanted to add a second zone. The Play 1 packs plenty of power to fill average sized rooms, and the sound quality is incredible. Sonos products are expensive but worth every penny from my experience.

Sonos PLAY:1 is seriously awesome!

Written By Timbo, Chicago, IL on Thursday, May 08, 2014

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I debated for a long time on whether I should purchase a PLAY:3 or PLAY:1 for the kitchen. I have a PLAY:3 in my bedroom and absolutely love it so I had concerns that the PLAY:1 wouldn't able to properly "fill" my kitchen with enough audio. I'm happy to report that the PLAY:1 does an amazing job; the audio is very crisp and it produces shockingly clean lows. Granted, I live in a townhome so my kitchen is on the small-ish side and does not have an open design. If you have a room that's more "vast", you might want to opt for the PLAY:3 or PLAY:5 to increase your chances of the audio reaching all areas. The build quality, as with all SONOS products, is top-notch.

Pros: Amazing sound quality from small package. Easy set-up. "Wife-proof".


Great Speaker

Written By rshcumaker, Denver, CO on Thursday, May 08, 2014

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Love this speaker. I can't believe the sound quality from such a small speaker. I can't wait to add a few more to my home and fill the house with music.

Pros: Sound quality is great. Super lows and clear highs. Sonos software is great. I can play anything on any iPhone, iPad, iTunes library and dozen of streaming services.

Cons: They take a minute to "boot up" when you plug them in but they run their own operating system so it's expected.

Play:1 better than Play:5

Written By MarkH, Bothell, WA on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I have four Play:5's and four Play:1's in my loft and find that I enjoy listening to the Play:1 more than the Play:5. Very surprised at the tight and accurate bass response from the Play:1. The bass from the Play:5 is flat and sometimes distorted, but what can you expect from a 3 1/2" subwoofer. The mids and highs are very nice as well. Save yourself some money and build your Sonos system using the Play:1

Pros: Awesome sound from a very compact unit. Very stylish in design. Excellent build quality.

Cons: Absolutely none.

Sonos Play 1: Awesome Speaker

Written By AJ, Overland Park, KS on Monday, April 28, 2014

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Sonos brings to the masses wireless music streaming, flexibility and great sound at an affordable price point with the Play 1 speaker. An attractive compact speaker that can fit virtually anywhere one would like. Its diminutive size packs a colossal punch with great mid-bass and excellent highs. Sounds great as a single speaker to bring music anywhere you like and even better as a stereo pair that creates an excellent soundstage. Its the only speaker in the Sonos line that incorporates resistance to humidity to make it an excellent speaker for a bathroom. At this price, it's a great speaker... just add the Sonos Bridge to make it fully portable. Note: Only a single Sonos Bridge connected to your router is required for multiple Sonos components. At present I have Play 1 x 6, Play 3 x 2, Sonos Sub x 2, Sonos PlayBar x 1 and Sonos Connect x 2 all unified by a single Sonos Bridge connected to my router! Incredible!

Pros: Read my review it's all there!

Cons: None per se...unless you consider the requirement to have a Sonos Bridge to make the Play 1 portable

Sonos PLAY:1

Written By Deaf Ted, Tn. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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AWESOME 'nuff said

Sonos Play 1

Written By Ruth K, Mayer MN on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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The speaker is easy to hook up. Great sound. Added to previous speakers already in the house.

Pros: Ease in which to play music and adjust the volume from the app.

Cons: None

Great speaker

Written By Amanda, Nashville, tennessee on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Great speaker. Bass is great inspire of small size

Pros: Size, sound

Cons: None

Quick Setup - Great sound

Written By RichardL, Annapolis, MD on Sunday, April 13, 2014

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A friend had this and raved about it so I took his advise and bought one for myself from Crutchfield. Fast set-up and it connected via the Sonos bridge easily.

Pros: Great sound, music where you want it, tons of radio available....

Cons: None I can think of!

sonos play 1

Written By gingerB, jonesborough,TN on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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Because our 2 sons have about 5 sonos speakers in their homes we would fall in love with the music all over the house. They even brought 3 speakers to the beach house and we had music all over the house all week. so we decided to take the plunge. we liked the sonos play 1 as a starter speaker and it only gets turned off at bedtime. It is clear sounding, easy to move over the house from room to room, gives off plenty of sound and we have decided that we will be investing again in more speakers for our home. it is a MUST TO PURCHASE AND YOU WILL NEVER LIVE IN SILENCE IN YOUR HOME AGAIN.

Sonos 1

Written By Jim L., Levittown NY on Friday, March 28, 2014

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Started off with one speaker ,but after hearing the Fantastic sound, I purchased two more. They were very easy to hook up and I control everything from my Samsung phone. Unbelievable amount of radio stations available with the sonos software plus my music Library from I tunes

Pros: Sound, software, app for phone and the ability to put a speaker anywhere you have a wall outlet. Great combo

Cons: A little expensive for the price but well worth it.

Exceeded expectations!

Written By Brad, Redlands,CA on Friday, March 28, 2014

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The Sonos system was easier to setup than I expected and sounds better than I expected. The Play:1 speaker sounds full and rich. This entire system (from Bridge to software to speakers) is well planned out and well implemented. Well done Sonos, well done!

Terrific speaker...don't underestimate

Written By Anonymous, Naples, FL on Thursday, March 27, 2014

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I was initially hesitant about ordering two of these, after purchasing a Sonos 5, and Sonos 3, but wanted to have a small footprint speaker for our lanai, and one for our master bedroom. There is ambient noise on the lanai, and we are up 12 floors, so we also have nice breezes, for the sound to overcome. This little guy is great! Certainly not the bass capacity of either the 3, or 5, but quite good enough for the job. Also, works great in the bedroom, when I can turn off all other speakers, while my wife watches late movies in the den, and I can set the timer for 30 minutes and listen to some soft classical while going to sleep.

Sonos PLAY:1

Written By Anonymous, Lakewood, NJ on Saturday, March 08, 2014

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LOVE it along with the other three - two other Play 1's and a Play 3. They are on most of the day.

Fantastic Value

Written By Ed S., Pennsylvania on Monday, March 03, 2014

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Amazing sound packed into a small package. I was totally blown away with the quality of the manufacturing and the sound output are fantastic. So much so I just bought another.

Pros: Sound is amazing for the package size. easy to setup and use. Everything about it is great!

Cons: nothing at this time.

Sonos Play-1

Written By DrG, Easton, CT on Saturday, March 01, 2014

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This is a great product and for me it was money well spent. I am very impressed with this product. For the size the sound is great and the Sonos app/controller works great using my smartphone and tablet.

Pros: Sounds very good for size of speaker. Produces sufficient volume but I would not call it powerful. Very nice Sonos app - very easy to use and well laid out. Speaker and bridge setup was very easy. Blends well into any room - very small and unobtrusive.

Cons: Does not appear to work with the free version of Spotify.

Sonos PLAY:1

Written By Steve, Columbia, MD on Saturday, March 01, 2014

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This was a product I always wanted. Crutchfield was giving you the bridge for free, so I bought it. I absolutely LOVE IT!!! I was nervous the speaker would sound just ok (because of its smaller size compared to the other models), but it sounds really great. I would totally buy it again.

It was really easy to set up and use the app on my iphone. What a great product with a great sound.

Another perfect product

Written By Anonymous, Royal Oak, MI on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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I love this product so much I purchased one for every room. Excellent mobile connectivity and apps!! Crystal clear sound, awesome bass. If I could give it 6 stars...I would!

Pros: Sound quality, functionality, and product design.

Cons: A little pricy...but worth it.

Love it!!

Written By Sara, California on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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This speaker has a lot of sound for a little thing. I can have it in one room and hear it throughout the house! I love it!! The base is pretty nice too and you can adjust it if you don't want it so heavy

Pros: Good sound quality Good base Clear sound

Awesome Technology

Written By TreyLmixer, Portland, OR on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Great technology.

Pros: Good sound. Being able to control the speaker from every iPad, iPhone, Mac and PC in my house is awesome.

Cons: A little tricky to set up the channels.

Play 1 is Even Better Than Expected

Written By F, Stony Point, NY on Monday, February 24, 2014

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I've tried bluetooth speakers, and Airplay speakers, and returned both because of connectivity issues. Limited range and frequent drop out caused more frustration aggravation than I was will to put up with. Sonos eliminated those problems. Sonos also has the added benefit of creating stereo pairs, and allows you to play different music on each speaker from the same device, using the Sonos app. Fantastic!! I bought 3 for now. Two setup as a stereo pair in my family room, and another as a single in my bedroom. Will definitely be adding others!

Pros: Great range, simple setup, no signal loss or dropouts, and Fantastic sound!!

Cons: Can't think of too much in the way of cons. Maybe a bit expensive, but the great sound, ease of setup, and flawless operation make them worth the price.

Exceeded all expectations!

Written By KR, Olathe, KS on Sunday, February 23, 2014

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I use it for hours every day! It was impressively easy to set up and it took no effort. This is my first venture into wireless speakers and I don't regret a penny of it. I want one in every room now.

Pros: Easy to set up Easy to use

Sonos play 1

Written By CH, Tulsa, OK on Saturday, February 22, 2014

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Easy set up. Up and running in 10 minutes.

Pros: Ease of set up

Cons: None. Great value for the price


Written By Sean, Baltimore, MD on Monday, February 17, 2014

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Great system.... started with a One and have added two more and a Play 3 perfect system for my house!!!!!

Cons: Non

Loved it so much, bought a 2nd one!!!

Written By Doxie mama, Yaphank, NY on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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We bought a second one cause our Bose-similar item kept going off-filter. We never experience that problem with our Sonos, so we decided to buy a second one. LOVE, love love them. Quality sound, great performance too. Prices & excellent customer service keep bringing us back to Crutchfield for our audio needs.