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Sonos PLAY:3

Wireless streaming music speaker (Black)

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Sonos

All the music you want — anywhere in your home

Access Pandora® Internet radio, Rhapsody®, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Napster®, SiriusXM, and 100,000 free Internet radio stations — no matter where you are in your home. The compact Sonos® PLAY:3 lets you enjoy music from the Internet as well as songs stored on your home computers — 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.


Sonos setup

Expand to any (or every) room

Place Sonos players, like the PLAY:3 and the larger PLAY:5, in every room where you want to listen to music. The players connect to the Internet and communicate with each other using Sonos' proprietary wireless network. If you have your router in a room where you won't have a Sonos player, use a BRIDGE to connect to your network.


Sonos controllers

You probably already own a Sonos controller

You can use an iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or Android™ phone to control any and all Sonos players. A free download turns your smartphone and 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.


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

The Sonos system works seamlessly with a host of Internet-based digital music services, including Rhapsody, Pandora, Napster®, and SiriusXM Internet Radio. Rhapsody offers instant access to millions of songs and ad-free radio stations. 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.


Play music stored on your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®

Sonos now gives you convenient wireless access to music and podcasts stored in the Music app of iOS devices, for playback throughout your entire Sonos system. This function works on devices running iOS6 or later (see below for full list of compatible Apple devices). The system even lets you connect multiple Apple players 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 at the same time.


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.


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Highlights:

  • three built-in amplifiers and three built-in speakers (two midrange drivers and one tweeter)
  • communicates with other ZonePlayers via proprietary Sonosnet™ 2.0 wireless technology, or wired Ethernet connections
  • Sonosnet 2.0 features a greater wireless range than previous version
  • control your Sonos system with your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Android phone — free download available
  • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and Ogg Vorbis files (firmware is upgradable to support future audio formats)
    • compatible with protected WMA files from Napster, Urge, AOL, and many other music download sites
    • not compatible with protected AAC files from iTunes
  • play music and podcasts stored in the Music app of 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
  • plays songs from Rhapsody® digital music service — subscription required after free 30-day trial
  • plays songs from SIRIUSXM Internet Radio — subscription required after free 30-day trial
  • 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)
  • top controls for volume and muting
  • bass, treble, balance, and volume controls accessible via remote
  • compatible with Windows® (XP or higher operating system)
  • compatible with Mac® (OS X 10.4 or higher operating system)
  • AC adapter included
  • 10-5/8"W x 5-1/4""H x 6-7/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • requires high-speed Internet connection

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  • Play:3 wireless powered speaker (black)
  • 6' AC power cord
  • 59" Ethernet cable
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Sonos Music System
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Sonos Music System

SonosNet Wireless Mesh Network: The Sonos PLAY:3 brings great sounding music wirelessly to any room in your house, without a big wiring project. 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:3's built-in wireless system is approximately 100', depending upon your home's layout.

Note: Thick walls, microwave ovens, and the presence of other wireless devices can interfere with or block the wireless network signals of the Sonos Digital Music Signal. When interference occurs, you can relocate the PLAY:3, change the wireless channel, make a wired (Ethernet) connection, or add a Sonos Bridge between the router and the PLAY:3 to extend the wireless range.

Multi-Zone Compatibility: You can place a PLAY:3 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:3 can be combined with other Sonos components; including the PLAY:1 or PLAY:5 amplified wireless music players, ZP120 amplified zone player, and ZP90 zone player.

Network Connection: The Sonos PLAY:3 connects to your home network via its rear-panel Ethernet jack which connects to your broadband router. If the PLAY:1 will not be located near your router, you can connect a Sonos Bridge (616BR100, sold separately) to the router instead; the Sonos Bridge will then wirelessly connect to the PLAY:3. One Sonos component must be connected to your broadband router.

Note: When wirelessly connected to a Sonos Bridge or another Sonos component, you can use the Ethernet port on the back of the PLAY:3 to bring standard Internet connectivity to your Satellite/Cable set-top box, DVR, PC, game console, or network hard drive.

Music Streaming Services: The Sonos PLAY:3 gives you access to unlimited music; such as your iTunes library, your favorite music services, and thousands of Internet radio stations, shows, and podcasts.

  • Pre-Loaded Internet Radio: The Sonos PLAY:3includes 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:3 works seamlessly with 7Digital, Amazon Cloud Player, AUPEO!, DAR.fm, 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:3 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:3 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:3 indexes your music folders so you can view your music collection by categories (such as artists, albums, composers, genres, or tracks). The PLAY:3 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:3 supports the playback of music and playlists managed with your iTunes account (playlists are limited to 40,000 tracks). The PLAY:3 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:3 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 pre-loaded nternet 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:3 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:3 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:3, 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 may 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.
  • 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:3 is compatible with Sonos software versions 4.0 and later. If you are adding the PLAY:3 to an existing Sonos system, be sure to check for software updates before adding the PLAY:3 to your Sonos system.

Automatic Updates: The Sonos PLAY:3 supports free automatic software updates so you will always have the newest features and music services to enjoy. Simply register the PLAY:3 and Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available. By simply pressing one button your system updates itself.

Speaker/Amp Section

3 Driver/3 Amp Speaker System: The Sonos PLAY:3 uses three state-of the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with three speakers 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. A bass radiator produces powerful low notes while, two mid-range drivers and one tweeter fills out the sound.

  • Class-D Amp: The PLAY:3 employs state of the art, great sounding amplifiers that are lightweight, powerful, and very energy efficient in standby and use.
  • Tweeter: One tweeter creates a crisp and accurate high frequency response.
  • 2 Midranges: Two dedicated mid-range drivers ensure the faithful reproduction of midrange frequencies crucial for accurate playback of vocals and instruments.
  • Bass Radiator: A bass radiator is tuned to use the energized air volume inside of PLAY:3 to provide deep, clean and surprisingly powerful bass from such a small package

DSP Circuitry: From the recording studio to your home, the music is reproduced as the artist intended. All filter settings, active equalization, and time-alignment are done in the digital domain through state-of-the-art DSP circuitry so there's absolutely no loss of audio quality or energy.

Tone Controls: Optimize sound performance using zone-specific bass, treble, balance, and loudness controls. Adjust volume by individual zone or by groups of zones.

Stereo Pairing: The Stereo Pair setting allows you to group two PLAY:3s in the same room to create a wider stereo experience. In this configuration, one unit serves as the left channel and the other serves as the right channel.

Note: When creating a stereo pair, it is best to place the two Sonos components 8' to 10' away from each other, angled inward to form a triangle with your favorite listening position.

Surround Speakers: The Sonos Play:3 Wireless Speakers can be used to create a wireless 5.1ch surround sound experience with the Sonos Playbar (616PLAYBAR, sold separately) and Sub (616SUB, sold separately). Now you don't have to run wires to a powered sub or rear speakers to enjoy true 5.1ch audio.

Mounting Options

Versatile Placement: You can place the Sonos PLAY:3 wherever you find the sound most enjoyable. Its compact size makes it easy to place the PLAY:3 on your desk, the kitchen counter, on your nightstand, or carry it out to the patio with you.

  • Horizontal/Vertical Mounting: Position the PLAY:3 in a horizontal or vertical orientation to make a perfect fit into tight spots around you home like on bookshelves, nightstands, corners, or just about anywhere else. The EQ automatically adjusts so the sound you hear is always great, not matter what orientation you use. For optimum performance, maintaining more than 1" clearance around the back of the unit is recommended. Integrated rubber feet protect your furniture and keep the PLAY:3 secure.
  • Wall-Mount (optional): The Sonos PLAY:3 has a 1/4"-20 integrated, threaded mounting hole. If desired, you can easily wall mount the PLAY:3 using a suitable mounting bracket (sold separately). Simply choose a location that's close to an electrical outlet, taking care to avoid heat, steam, dripping water or hidden wiring, and follow the instructions included with your wall mount kit.
Note: The Sonos PLAY:3 is not water-resistant; do not leave it outside during a rain storm or position it near water. Care should be taken if placing the Sonos PLAY:3 close to an older CRT television. If you notice any discoloration or distortion of your picture quality, simply move the PLAY:3 further from the television.
 

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4 out of 5

Greta Sound

Written By Kyle, MAryland on Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Speaker sounds much better then I thought it would. I own two play 5's and this play 3 and it sounds great. Set it up in the garage hanging from the ceiling and its out of the way and sounds nice.
Pros:
Sounds great and easy to use
Cons:
non so far
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5 out of 5

Nice Speakers

Written By RCB, LaVergne, TN on Saturday, July 12, 2014
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Purchased two of the Play 3 speakers for our game room. Connected to our existing home Sonos system. We also purchased a pair of Bose speaker stands to hold the Play 3 speakers. Nice set-up and sound for a room that's about 20' x 30' in size. Full sound including decent bass without a sub. The Sonos system is so easy to use, it's now our #1 choice for adding more music zones to our home.
Pros:
Good sound Well built Easy setup
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Great system but lacks Windows Phone & 8 support

Written By scorom, Greer, SC on Monday, July 07, 2014
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Great system but lacks Windows Phone & 8 support
Pros:
Works wonderfully and setup a breeze
Cons:
Lacks Windows Phone & 8 support
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5 out of 5

Just what I was seeking

Written By Play 3, Bainbridge Island , WA on Sunday, June 22, 2014
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Set up quickly and easily and is more than I envisioned-to the extent that I promptly ordered a play 1 for a smaller room and will probably extend further in the future
Pros:
Good sound, easily controlled , especially with IPad , IOS, and Android. Amazing variety
Cons:
No control from Chromebook or Fedora
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5 out of 5

Sonos Play 3

Written By Philo, Hudson, NY on Monday, June 16, 2014
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It's part of a wonderful system and the expandability, level of control, and ease of use are outstanding. As for this piece itself, it is small and plug in wireless, solid yet unobtrusive and the sound is terrific. It's a miniature amp/speaker system that you can equalize from phone/computer, move around the house or outside; put a few of these together (I have 4) and you have a whole house wireless system with big clear sound and infinite control. Wonderful system so far; I've had it only two weeks or so and use it all the time.
Pros:
Sound, size, portability, level and ease of control
Cons:
None so far
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5 out of 5

Sonos PLAY 3

Written By Rick, Eden, UTah on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Easy to set up. Strong, rich sound. I us it in my living room (40'x25') and on my patio (no nearby neighbors). The sounds in both areas is very good.
Pros:
Ease of use; rich sound
Cons:
Need an electrical outlet
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5 out of 5

Works well

Written By JimH, Niantic CT on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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It is a very good small speaker. I think the Play:5 should be considered if a full base response is desired. If a distinct stereo effect is desired, a second Play:3 can be added.
Pros:
Good sound for its size, the 5 star rating accounts for not expecting room filling sound from a single speaker this size. Very easy to set up with the Bridge.
Cons:
See review above.
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5 out of 5

great sound

Written By Steve C, Long Valley NJ on Friday, May 09, 2014
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see my review under CONNECT:AMP. The PLAY3 added the ability to have great sound in any location not already receiving my Sonos connections. The sound is terrific, and it blows away competitors wireless components by Bose, Apple , and others.
Pros:
EASY. GREAT sound, especially high and low freqs.
Cons:
They should sell them in multi packs!
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5 out of 5

SONOS ROCKS!

Written By Timbo, Chicago, IL on Friday, May 09, 2014
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The Play:3 rules! Perfect for those larger rooms that the Play:1 can't quite fill all the way with sound. Clear sound, great lows, and (like all SONOS products) superb build quality. Set up is a breeze; SONOS has made the first 100% "wife-proof" system! My wife can whip out her smartphone and have SiriusXM blasting throughout the house in no time flat.
Pros:
Easy setup; great sound; amazing build quality
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5 out of 5

Sonos PLAY:3

Written By Deaf Ted, Tn. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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AWESOME 'nuff said.
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5 out of 5

Great Little Speaker

Written By Lee, Topeka, KS on Monday, April 14, 2014
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In addition to my two play 5 speakers, this 3 is a great compromise because of its portability. The 3 is easy to take out to the garage or deck as compared to the 5 which is more of a stationary speaker because of its weight. The sound quality is an 8 compared to the 5 which is a 10. However, this is understandable because of the size of the speakers.
Pros:
portability and sound
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Creating a Monster

Written By KmfT, Columbia, TN on Thursday, April 03, 2014
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My wife says "I'm not sure about this purchase, it's a little pricey don't you think?" Now she wants Sonos in every room! Great sound, easy to set up and use! Looking forward to adding to the system soon! Thanks, Crutchfield and Sonos!
Pros:
Easy set up and use!
Cons:
None so far.
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5 out of 5

Wonderful product

Written By John, Media, PA on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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The best products are simple to set and use, and do what they claim. Sonos is a shinning example. Not cheap, but you get your money's worth. However, Sonos is addictive; nobody will buy just one. Set up your first unit, and you will soon feel the urge to fill more rooms with Sonos sound and content.
Pros:
Yeah...a bunch of them.
Cons:
What to do with all my old CDs..hang them from my rear view mirror? Putting all of my bulky old sound equipment on Craigslist. Also, wishing I had discovered Sonos sooner.
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5 out of 5

Play 3 expectations....check

Written By CJavier, Puerto Rico on Friday, March 21, 2014
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I just receive my play 3 today. Currently I have 2 play5, 1 Connect amp with two bridges (my house is complicate lol). As always it took me more time opening the box than setting the equipment. I just swap one play5 from my master room to my office and replaced with play1 since I'm was looking for aux input for my office PC. It just fill my master room with outstanding and rich sound quality. Play 1, you are next..........
Pros:
Easy setup, amazing sound, right price for the performance and functionality
Cons:
Let me think......... uhmmm
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5 out of 5

Love it!

Written By Dere, Madison, OH on Friday, February 28, 2014
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I recently purchased the Sonos Play:3 and I am very pleased. It was a breeze to setup, within 30 minutes I was able to access ALL my music stored on various computers throughout my home, music stored in Amazon Cloud, as well as, synched to my Pandora and Sirus XM accounts, with my PCs, Ipad and Android phone all set-up to control the unit! The sound was better than expected. Will be adding additional components to the system in the near future.
Pros:
Ease of Set-up, compatibility with other devices and software. Sonos has an extensive forum with ideas, help guides and trouble shooting online. Great sound.
Cons:
None so far
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5 out of 5

Great sound. Small package

Written By Anonymous, Seminole, FL on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Spectacular sound in family room set up as stereo pair. Single speaker in bedroom is great for background Easy set up. Sonos app makes controlling everything a snap. Will add outside units soon
Pros:
Easy set up. Sound
Cons:
Pricey
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5 out of 5

Sonos Play 3

Written By 1628, Chicago, IL on Friday, February 14, 2014
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Great system - Easy set-up! I did a lot of research before choosing Sonos. It's the most versitile and has the best price of comparable systems. The best thing about the Sonos system is that you can play music in as many rooms as you have speakers in and you can play different music from different devices in different rooms. Wish the user interface instructions were a little more detailed; but Crutchfield has great customer service!
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2 out of 5

Sonos Play 3's with Playbar

Written By JG, Seattle, WA on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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I bought 2 Play 3's for a family room where TV watching with a Sonos Playbar or stand alone stereo listening would occur. The "balance" or "fade" between the Play 3's & Playbar is inadequate. There should be more control when associated with the Playbar. There should be an easier way to switch between stereo listening mode & TV-watching-with-a-Playbar mode. Because it is a hassle to reconfigure the Play 3's every time you associate it or disassociate it with the Playbar, it mostly sits in TV mode and the stereo capability isn't realized. That's a lot of wasted money. I would give the Play 3's a higher rating as stand alone speakers -- but that's not why I bought them.
Pros:
The Play 3's sound great when they act as left and right channel speakers when not associated with the Playbar. Power plug only gives a clean install. Integrates seamlessly with other Sonos components.
Cons:
It is a pain in the neck to disassociate the Play 3's from the Playbar to act as left and right channel speakers for stereo listening. It is a pain in the neck to associate the Play 3's with the Playbar every time you want to watch TV. You have to do the set-up procedure every time you switch between TV and stereo listening. I hope a software update can make this a lot easier because this is not user-friendly. The hype and extolled flexibility of this system didn't jive with the usability.
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5 out of 5

Sonos PLAY:3

Written By Anonymous, New Jersey on Saturday, February 08, 2014
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Purchased the Sonos Play 3 for my son and daughter-in-law as an early Valentine's Day gift - He/they LOVE IT! I also have a Play 3 and two Play 1's and absolutely love them.
Pros:
Easy to set up - easy to use - just a joy to listen to.
Cons:
So far - none.
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4 out of 5

Sonos PLAY3

Written By JackStraw, PA on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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The concept, setup, and functionality is great! You can easily set this up to stream music from a PC (or better yet a network drive) as well as seemingly any internet and internet streaming land radio station in the word....and of course internet based music services like Pandora. Control from a PC app is easy and fun. I've had NO issues with buffering, connectivity, or packet loss. The sound is also pretty good considering it's size. I really love this device, but I think you're paying for the concept and development. The components, especially the Connect:AMP which you can use to drive your own speakers, are fairly expensive for what you get. But again, you have to consider that Sonos is really in a category by itself. You're paying for the development.
Pros:
Sound. Connectivity. Functionality. Easy set up.
Cons:
Price Sonos Android app does not seem to be compatible with my tablet
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5 out of 5

Great product

Written By JohnH, Naples, FL on Saturday, January 18, 2014
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Bought both the Sonos play 3 and 5. The three for my den and the five for our larger living room. The five certainly has bigger sound, with the bass, but I'm not discounting the three, as it does wonderfully in a smaller space, and accompanies the five nicely when played together in separate rooms with different volume levels, to give a 'stereo' effect. Bottom line is that I greatly enjoy both the three and the five, and will add another three for the master bedroom.
Pros:
minimal footprint, great sound, effortless portability, easy set-up
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5 out of 5

Great sound!

Written By Emily, Baltimore on Saturday, January 11, 2014
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The Play 3 is a great addition to our Play 5. Both speakers produce excellent sound. The Play 3 is a bit smaller and we use it in many rooms throughout the house.
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5 out of 5

Amazing sound and easy to setup!

Written By CupertinoPaul, Cupertino, CA on Friday, January 10, 2014
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Amazing sound that takes five minutes to setup. Sonos is an amazing system and I am impressed with all of the Internet music options available through the app. I have tried both the Android and iOS (Apple) apps and they are great - in fact the tablet versions are more comprehensive on the screen and worthwhile when you have a tablet available on the network.
Pros:
App Controller for the music is simple and looks great. Multiple controllers in the house and synching of my own personal library was easy over DLNA. Every online music system and internet radio easy to setup. Each speaker can play unique music or can be grouped simply...
Cons:
Not great for iTunes shares - I haven't found a way to use them. Therefore, music library organization needed to be reworked.
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5 out of 5

SONOS Play 3

Written By Anonymous, Sudbury, MA on Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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This is my 3rd Play 3, I also have a Play 5 and Connect to play off my surround sound. The play 3 is a wonderful small to average room speaker (I have mine in our kitchen, dining room and now bedroom). I'm pretty critical of my sound as I like a nice clear high end and tight low end without sounding muddy. The SONOS delivers. Being able to walk throughout the entire house and have music playing without losing it as you walk from one room to another is pretty awesome.
Pros:
SONOS has delivered on a true high quality wireless home system. And being able to tie in an existing suround sound speaker system through the connect is brilliant
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5 out of 5

Sonos System

Written By Skip, Arlington, VA on Thursday, January 02, 2014
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Just a great product! Easy to install, the software works and is very intuitive. This is an additional speaker for my multi room setup and I couldn't be happier with the Sonos product.
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5 out of 5

Awesome Product

Written By Anonymous, Aurora, IL on Friday, December 20, 2013
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Sounds great, set up is not bad if you are careful with instructions.
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4 out of 5

Sonos play 3 - used as portable

Written By David, Hartford, CT on Friday, December 20, 2013
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Excellent speaker with room-filling capability and reasonable bass. Connection to the Sonos network is seamless.
Pros:
Great sound, can set up horizontally or vertically.
Cons:
Wireless network connectivity from one end of a large house to another is spotty - but more a limitation of my Bridge location than of the technology itself, as I have the same issue with my home PC networking.
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5 out of 5

Awesome product!

Written By Greg, Mesquite, TX on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Sonos products are amazing! Setup is easy and takes only minutes. They operate flawlessly! Many music options are available, more than any other product. Sound is fantastic! Music fills every room of my house in perfect sync, and can be controlled by any of multiple devices throughout the house. Gone are the days of blasting music in one room to fill the house.. I simply turn everything on at a nice low level and enjoy everywhere! I am so glad I found Sonos, this system is exactly what I have been dreaming of for a very long time!. My musical experience will never be the same again, thank you Sonos!
Pros:
Great sound, easy to setup, easy to operate, good looks, many source options, nice selection of varying equipment lets you configure your home in so many different ways, each piece is individually configurable for EQ, volume and other settings, great app support, great software support, flawless operation..
Cons:
I'm very hard pressed to find anything wrong with Sonos products, but if I must here are 2 ideas for slight improvement.. 1. Please make every single piece of equipment available in black! 2. Possible include the last missing source option.. Apple Airplay. I don't require it, but I suppose it might make your products that much more appealing to an even larger audience?
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5 out of 5

1st Time Sonos User

Written By mjp, maryland on Friday, December 13, 2013
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I debated taking the plunge for a Sonos system but finally did it. I think the clincher was the free Sonos Bridge that was offered. The unit has decent sound, was easy to install, and all of my music, including iTunes downloads, CD collection, and Pandora, is now in the same place. My kids also downloaded the Sonos controller and use our Play 3 whenever they want.
Pros:
good sound, easy set-up, portability
Cons:
Price.
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5 out of 5

great system

Written By craig, NYC on Friday, December 06, 2013
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This was an add'l speaker for our existing Sonos system. It's easy to install - like all Sonos products I'v bought!
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4 out of 5

Sonos is a great system

Written By Ron, PA on Friday, November 29, 2013
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Sonos is so easy to set up and use. The play 3 has very good sound but after trying out a play 1 ( which had poor sound) the 3 was definitely better. The software is very good, I wish it was able to display the quality of the music stream since I cant tell if its the source or the speaker sound.
Cons:
Unplug the speaker and you need to reset it thru the software. There are no presets on the speaker.
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5 out of 5

Out performs competitors by far!

Written By Clark, Searcy, AR on Thursday, November 14, 2013
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Play:3 sounds great by itself. I am a Bose fan, or was, but Sonos out performs the wireless soundtouch by Bose. One play 3 is great but when paired in stereo the sound is so much better. I use the Macronos app for Android and i can stream Google play! Super pleased and will be putting in my new house instead of in-ceiling speakers.
Pros:
Great sound and built to last
Cons:
use of 3rd party app to play Google play, but at least it is possible with Sonos
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3 out of 5

Sonos PLAY:3

Written By EJP, Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday, November 05, 2013
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Love the sound quality and ease of use - setting up the wireless connection was no problem. I was disappointed to find that there was no rechargeable battery - so you can't unplug and carry to another room or outside. Also, no input jack to connect directly to my mp3 music player. I had assumed that a smaller unit like this would have those things. I should have looked at the specs more closely :(.
Pros:
Easy to set up wireless connection, great sound quality
Cons:
No rechargeable battery - please make, I would buy! No input jack for my mp3 player.
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5 out of 5

Sonos Play 3

Written By David J, Lynchburg on Sunday, November 03, 2013
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Brilliant. Simply brilliant.
Pros:
Good, rich sound with plenty of depth.
Cons:
Base is just a little on the thin side; but still very good for such a small unit. Listen to the Play 5 to compare.
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5 out of 5

Great Support

Written By Rudy, Concord, NC on Sunday, November 03, 2013
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I had trouble following the instructions and had to call for help to set my computer. It was simple, but if the instructions were more precise anyone could get music without calling for help. Also, only stations that are in tunein can be put into your computer to play. The speaker sound just fine, but the volume is controlled by your computer setting. Would be nice to have a volume control on the speaker to keep from returning to the computer to adjust the sound. My computer and speaker are in different zones. Otherwise, good listening.
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5 out of 5

Nice addition to Sonos ecosystem

Written By MDB, Coral Gables, FL on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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I recently entered the Sonos Universe with a mix of Connect and Connect:Amps hardwired to in-ceiling speakers as well as outdoor rock speakers. I purchased two Play3s to add zones to both of my children's rooms. The sound and look amazing. Got a black for our baby and the white for the girl's room. My wife and I use them EVERY night to put soothing lullabies as part of the "time-to-go-to-bed" struggle. I have a subscription to Pandora "One" as well as MOG. MOG has a awesome selection of children bed-time lullabies. I can say that these new Sonos components have complimented my already existing whole-house music system. These two components are the only wireless components we have at the time since all the other ones are hardwired via CAT5 cable to the router. So far not a single hiccup in the quality and transmission.
Pros:
form factor, sound quality, bass response, ease of connecting to Sonos net.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Sonos Play 3 - an excellent addition to your system

Written By Brian R, Goodfield, IL on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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Excellent sound for its size. I own the Play 5 and added the Play 3 to extend sound to other rooms. Sonos has produced a quality product that has good value. The Play 3 sound quality exceeds my expectations for the streaming style music that I listen to.
Pros:
Good sound - Easy set up - Player software is easy to use
Cons:
It would be nice to have a portable (battery operated) option or version available to use outdoors or while away from a 120v outlet.
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5 out of 5

At last - music and talk radio in all my important rooms

Written By Carol, Forest, VA on Sunday, September 15, 2013
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This product gave me the capability to have understandable radio in my bathroom and my kitchen. I can move the receiver if I want from one room to another. I do plan on purchasing another receiver so I can have sound in all the main rooms of my house. I have a stereo system with speakers in my bedroom and living room, and now I can here radio all over the house.
Pros:
Wireless sound whereever you want it, Easy to set up.
Cons:
There is a slight delay between the SONOS speakers and the wired stereo radio. Mostly OK since you only can be in one room at a time.
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5 out of 5

Can't Have Enough!

Written By KKP, Cloverdale, CA on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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I was so impressed with the Sonos sound system that I installed in my TV room (base, sound bar and two Sonos Play:3 speakers) that I purchased two more Sonos Play:3 for my kitchen. The set up easily and instantly joined my other speakers. The only confusing part was making them stereo. Their sound is phenomenal. I will be adding more throughout the house. I live in a 100 year old house and the ability to have flawless wireless throughout the house that can be managed separately from my iPhone is magical!
Pros:
excellent sound, easy set up and they have a small footprint.
Cons:
Setting up the stereo was not completely intuitive. Lack of detailed instruction manual.
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5 out of 5

Sonos Play 3

Written By Curt C., Lakewood Ranch, FL on Saturday, September 07, 2013
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Big fan of the Sonos system. Setup is almost idiot proof, sound is excellent. Music can be played throughout the house and have different sounds playing in different rooms. Also, Sound Bar and Sub Woofer are excellent as well as the Play 5's. Great system, only drawback is the cost.
Pros:
Simplicity, Convenience, Portability
Cons:
Cost
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5 out of 5

great system

Written By Anonymous, ossining,ny on Tuesday, September 03, 2013
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This is the best wireless system that I have tried. The sound is great and the interface is outstanding,.
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5 out of 5

Sonos PLAY:3

Written By BillyO, Tampa, FL on Sunday, August 25, 2013
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Great product!
Pros:
easy setup and beautiful design, quality product and software.
Cons:
not portable
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5 out of 5

Sonos for All

Written By Anonymous, nj on Sunday, July 28, 2013
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I have now installed a Sonos system in three separate locations. They are great. We enjoy the sound and ease of use.
Pros:
easy setup and beautiful design, quality product and software.
Cons:
No water proof unit for outdoors use. Please get to work. I am first on the list.
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5 out of 5

great speaker

Written By Anonymous, new york on Friday, July 26, 2013
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great little speaker and software to go along with it for the desktop, iphone and iPad. this is my second unit and i plan on growing to even more speakers throughout the house.
Pros:
great sound
Cons:
wish is had a battery so it was more portable
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5 out of 5

Amazing Sound and great size.

Written By Keith, Orlando, FL on Sunday, July 21, 2013
 
I decided to add a portable Sonos Play 3 to our system. We already have several other units. The sound from this little unit is outstanding. It is better in smaller rooms, and in a corner for better bass. Even when out in the open in our huge family room it still sounds very good. The size is perfect for placement on a bathroom counter, or in the laundry room, etc.
Pros:
Great sound, great size. I like the darker color of the case, blends in better.
Cons:
None. Another great Sonos product.
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4 out of 5

Better than demo

Written By KT, Oklahoma City, OK on Thursday, July 18, 2013
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I was unfamiliar with sonos but researched outdoor speakers. Even though this is not an 'outdoor' speaker, I can easily transport the Play3 outside when I want. I figured it was a better option anyway given the amount of time I actually spend on the patio and the risk of a good speaker being damaged by Oklahoma hail/tornado weather if it was mounted outside. Instead, I get to enjoy the music in the house too. I went to some other retailers and played the demo. After reading the reviews, I expected the sound to be better but reminded myself I was in a huge building. When I got it home, it was awesome. I didn't read any of the directions and have yet to install the software on my computer although I will as there may be software updates. It plays pandora from my phone without having the computer on. I had the app downloaded so when I plugged it in, I followed the easy steps on my phone to set it up. Crutchfield was great about answering my questions. My house is just over 1350 square feet and I can easily hear the play3 throughout the house. I thought I would use it in the kitchen only and later add one for the living room. I don't see that necessary. However, the playbar is on my next list.
Pros:
Ability to play music from multiple sources. Sounds good. Fills the area well. Fairly easy to transport within wifi signal. When I sell my house, my speakers will go with me. Not limited to iphone. Seems to be longer lasting with the future than some options.
Cons:
A little pricey for a speaker, esp. when you have to have the bridge and start thinking of adding other components.
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5 out of 5

awesome speaker

Written By graham, 29601 on Monday, July 15, 2013
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I have three....love them!!!!
Pros:
Small light weight loud
Cons:
Expensive
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5 out of 5

Sonos

Written By David, Chappaqua NY on Saturday, June 01, 2013
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Outstanding ... easy setup, works seamlessly unlike so many other lesser quality products.
Pros:
Easy setup, quality, sound
Cons:
Price, requires a/c
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4 out of 5

Small spaces will love this unit

Written By X, Arlington, VA. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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I have a Sonos addiction. I love the stuff. Sonos makes you realize why you dug listening to music all those years. The Play three let's you get down in tight corners. I have a small bathroom but wanted to listen to something other than my electric toothbrush or my shrieks of terror when I looked in the mirror. The Play 3 sounds really good even when backed into a corner. It doesn't get as loud as I had hoped but it does great when you look at how small it is. They probably sound great as a stero pair. There is even wall mount attachment things if you are into that kind of thing. Anyway, it is a welcome addition to my Sonos system.
Pros:
Fits about anywhere. It does a lot of things well for its size.
Cons:
Not super loud but good for small spaces
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5 out of 5

Great System, easy to use!

Written By JeffT, Celebration, FL on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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I bought several Sonos components from Crutchfield. The Sonos system is super easy to set up (plug a Bridge or another component into a home network, open a controller app on a phone, tablet, or PC) and the sound quality is very good! I would highly recommend for others.
Pros:
Simplicity, multi-zone audio, audio quality
Cons:
cost
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5 out of 5

Fabulous Sound, Simplicity Defined

Written By HW, Grand Forks ND on Friday, April 19, 2013
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We ordered this Sonos 3 for the upstairs bathroom after using our Sonos 5 in our livingroom/kitchen. Since we already had the 5 up and going (via the Sonos Bridge), the 3 was set up in only a minute or two. The system found it immediately after making the unit discoverable and after that it was just . . . playing music! Very easily paired with/separated from the Sonos 5 - all from our iPhones (or our computers)! What wonderful, simple technology!!! This was a scratch and dent purchase, so we saved a couple of bucks, but, where is the damage??? The unit is perfect!!! The box it came in had a small tear, but that was it. I have never written a review for a product EVER, but I am so impressed I just had to say something. We love music and we favor simplicity. The sonos systems deliver both beautifully. We would definitely recommend Sonos to our friends. Even our kids are impressed.
Pros:
Great sound, simple set up, very flexible - can listen to different sources of music (Internet radio, music from my computers and server) on each of the units using the same controller (iPhones/computers). The volume levels can be adjusted together or separately. The Sonos app for our iPhones didn't get a stellar rating, but it seems to work well for us.
Cons:
Probably a little pricey. On the other hand there is value in paying a bit more for quality.
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5 out of 5

SonosPlay3

Written By ckp, Los Angeles, CA on Friday, April 05, 2013
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Love the speaker!
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4 out of 5

Great digital music player

Written By Ted, Chicago, IL on Friday, April 05, 2013
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This is a great product - very easy to use and much higher quality sound than I expected. We bought it to add music to our kitchen without having to run wires from the stereo, and its been great. All of the digital music options have worked great, and the controller apps for android, iphone, and ipad are very handy (and easy to use). I will likely purchase more Sonos products in the future...
Pros:
Ease of use, sound quality
Cons:
No battery (not a huge deal, but it would be nice if you could use this without a plug nearby, at least for a little while). This is the only thing that prevented me from giving it 5 stars (
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5 out of 5

can't beat the price

Written By J, New York, NY on Thursday, March 21, 2013
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You can't beat the price. The design is awesome and the price is even better. I'm not a hardcore music listener so this is perfect for me. I usually entertain people over dinner. My place is over 2200 sq feet and I have a huge living room but this little guy can cover my living room with no problem. Going to buy couple more for my other rooms. Loving it!
Pros:
easy setup, price, design
Cons:
I wish the logo wasn't so prominent!
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4 out of 5

PLAY:3 Review

Written By David A., Oak Hill, WV on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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The PLAY:3 works great as a networked device. I'm surprised it doesn't have a simple audio mini-jack port though, since this would seem to enable it for non-networked use also (just a speaker connected directly to a device). The sound is great though and the multi-room functionality with pairing is really nice.
Pros:
For its stated purpose it is simply great.
Cons:
Seems to me that adding the stereo port for direct connections would be simple and would greatly increase the functionality.
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5 out of 5

Amazing Performance

Written By Frank M, Harrison, NY on Thursday, January 31, 2013
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Sonos makes great products I have been using the Sonos Play 5 in larger areas Very pleased with the performance of the Play 3 for the kitchen where I want to take up less space but still have a full range of sound. Cannot beat Cructchfield's service, I have been a loyal customer for over 20 years
Pros:
Full rich range in a compact size
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Lots of Sound for a Little Box

Written By Tom, Reading, PA on Friday, January 11, 2013
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I already had the Sonos system in my home and purchased this as a Christmas present for my wife for the kitchen. I think it sounds great and she loves it.

Our previous under cabinet radio in the kitchen played with too much static (probably due to the under cabinet lighting I recently installed) and stations would drift in and out. Now she has access to crystal clear sound from a plethora of internet radio stations as well as our entire CD library, which I have ripped to the computer. I downloaded the Sonos app so she can select what she wants (or control the volume & EQ) right from her- Kindle Fire. Plus she can unplug it and take it with her to any room in the house.

There is basically no installation. Just plug it in. You also need to register the unit with Sonos Bridge the first time you use it.
Pros:
Easy setup. Very portable-can plug in anywhere in the house.
Cons:
Kind of expensive. I think a power switch would be nice addition to the unit.
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5 out of 5

Great product

Written By NyNick, Adrian, MI on Sunday, January 06, 2013
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First off, this is a great product. I bought this as a gift for my wife since we both love rich, full sound and technology. No other system touches this, including Bose which seems to have fallen behind the times. The sound is rich, even in our great room which covers about 350 sq ft. (I can imagine that the Play 5 might be better, but we're happy with this one.)
Pros:
Great sound. Fast, easy set up. Blends in well with only the requirement of an AC outlet. The bridge works great, but nowhere does it tell me if I need another bridge if I add another Play 3 (which I will be doing).
Cons:
No one seems to know how to market these systems. I've looked at these for about five years but could never decide what components I needed through a muddy marketing message. Crutchfield does a slightly better job but even refers to naming conventions that are out-dated (got one today that talked about Zone players, which is not Connect Amps). Also, the pricing of the connect amps are high. I can buy a seven channel home theatre receiver for the same price as an amp! Better marketing=more sales
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5 out of 5

Excellent

Written By Curt, Kent, Oh on Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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By far the most excellent product purchased. Sonos works seamlessly with iPhone and iPad. I purchased Sonos five Sonos three and the bridge altogether, and couldn't be happier!
Pros:
Easy to move speakers to different rooms.
Cons:
Price
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5 out of 5

Outstanding

Written By pdsinger, Marcellus, NY on Friday, December 21, 2012
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The Sonos audio system is as perfect as it gets. It's extremely easy and convenient to setup and operate. The audio is exceptional, even if you start out with. Only one component. As you add components, things just get better from there. Sonos is the "Apple" of audio. It just works! Operate it with your smartphone. Run different music in different zones. BOTTOM LINE. Buy it. It's worth every penny.
Pros:
Great audio. Endless music through iTunes, Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, etc., Ridiculously easy to set up.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Easy Set up, Great Sound

Written By SinghB, Plano on Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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I got two of these. It took all of 30 minutes to install and start listening to music. The set up is VERY user friendly. The sound is great.
Pros:
Easy Set up, great sound
Cons:
wireless has its limits!!
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5 out of 5

Sonos 3 is awesome!

Written By JeffW, Cincinnati, OH on Monday, December 17, 2012
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The Sonos 3 has lived up to the hype in every aspect - from ease of setup to sound quality! Love being able to listen to satellite radio with it. Will be purchasing more in the near future!
Pros:
Easy set up; awesome sound quality; easy to control with Ipod touch/Samsung tablet/Samsung smart phone.
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5 out of 5

Excellent product

Written By PasWilly, Pasadena, CA on Saturday, December 15, 2012
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I have it for 2 weeks, love it. Absolutely love it. I am considering buying one more except that it is not cheap.
Pros:
Set up is very easy. Up and running in 5 minutes. We later bought a network attached storage as the music server. Works well. Now we need to play around with the Sonos software to make full use of the music searching mechanism. The sound is good, although when blasted high it cracks a bit but that happen to any speaker.
Cons:
I am always scared when I have to pull the power supply when the machine is still on stand-by. I wish there is a on/off button.
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5 out of 5

Very satisfied!!

Written By Eric, Washington, DC on Friday, November 30, 2012
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Great sound. I used two for the living room to give a fuller effect (not true stereo, but still very nice). Couldn't possibly be easier to set up. I did so using my iPhone. Took a couple of minutes tops to set up three speakers. I will be getting more for other parts of the house.
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5 out of 5

Great product and service

Written By Carol, Mountain View, CA on Monday, November 26, 2012
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Just added Sonos to our second house -even better than the first. We love the system. Crutchfield gives superb service and support.
Pros:
Versatility, sound quality, cost
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Sonos PLAY:3

Written By HorstH, Palm Prings,.CA on Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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Great speakers. I have two, going to buy more. Waiting for an outdoor version. Hopefully soon.
Pros:
Easy to install Great sound. Crutchfield people are a great help
Cons:
None found yet. Would like an outdoor/weatherproof version as well.
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5 out of 5

Sonos play 3

Written By Mike, Mid Missouri on Wednesday, October 31, 2012
 
I already have 2 zp90's in my house and was looking for an easy way to expand Sonos to other rooms of my house. The play 3 fit my requirements so I picked one up. First of all it is a breeze to set up. Second the sound is incredible from such a small device. I love being able to bring my music to any room/outdoors so easily.
Pros:
Ease of setup, sound, versatility/portability
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By KyleB, Houston, TX on Friday, October 19, 2012
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Great product. Booming sound in a little box.
Pros:
Versatility. Easy to move to where ever you are. Completes the whole day-in-the-garage experience.
Cons:
None so far.
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5 out of 5

Sonos Play 3 and Bridge

Written By Ann C, Beaufort, SC on Friday, October 12, 2012
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This was recommended to us by our son and was he right! It is a wonderful system. Have an intercom system with a CD player that has quit playing. Replaced with the Sonos instead of repairing the intercom. Great choice!! We love it!!
Pros:
Can move from room to room if needed and even take outside....
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5 out of 5

Play:3

Written By Tom S, Palm Desert, CA on Monday, September 17, 2012
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The Play:3 sounds better than I expected. Perfect for my needs. I am sure the 5's must be awsome but, for placement issues, I bought three Play:3's. The whole Sonos system is well thought out and high quality. The control software puts our own library plus the whole music world together perfectly.
Pros:
Easy to place, excellent sound.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Sonos Play 3

Written By mikendede, st augustine FL on Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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Nice compact design. Quality Sound. Easy to use and move from room to room. Great out on the patio.
Pros:
Crutchfield service and tech support.
Cons:
Sonos...you guys really need to work on the software to allow the sonos system to download software upgrades from a WIFI network. Also to allow access to the WEB options via WIFI. Seriously, I could fake a backwards hook-up to the web on my old desktop but now with a quality laptop and WIFI only i cannot utilize many SONOS features and must pack it all up to go hook-up to someone's wired ethernet.
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5 out of 5

Great sound, small package

Written By pkelly, Bethesda, MD on Friday, August 17, 2012
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Recently renovated our home an rather than going with a hard-wired speaker system, at the recommedation of our contractor we opted to go with the Sonos system. GREAT CALL! We have two Sonos Play 3s and a Bridge. We now have the capacity to pipe hi-fidelity sound into any room in the house. The Sonos system was a fraction of the cost of hard wiring speakers and I can controll the entire system from my iphone! My one peeve is with my itunes music library. Evidently, in order to play my itunes recorded songs on the sonos system, I have to re-save them in a different format - for a fee payable to Apple. On the bright side, I have now discovered Pandora which comes pre-loaded on the Sonos app for my iphone. I am thoroughly satisfied with my Sonos system. Will probably pick up a Sonos Play5 and another Play3 in not too distant future.
Pros:
Great sound. Can move speakers anywhere within range of your wireless router. Excellent Crutchfield shipping and tech support.
Cons:
itunes music requires conversion to play through Sonos system.
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5 out of 5

Sonos 3

Written By Manny, Englewood Fl. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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Great sound easy to set up excellent technical support
Pros:
Easy of use and flexibility
Cons:
Needs improvement on electric cable and contacts
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5 out of 5

Great sound

Written By KCM, Hanover, PA on Saturday, August 04, 2012
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This speakers sounds incredible and the app is fantastic. We got this for our kitchen but actually put it in our family room and it sounds better than our very old Bose cube speakers. Will likely get the 5 speaker soon too. The amount of music and stations to pick from utilizing the app is both amazing and overwhelming. The only cons are that it is a bit pricey and we had a difficult time getting the speaker and bridge to be recognized doing the whole push the series of buttons start up routine.wasn't as simple as they made it look. But once it was up and running, we now love it.
Pros:
Great sound. Tons of music choices. Versatile and mobile speaker.
Cons:
Cost. A little more challenging to set up than expected.
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5 out of 5

Excellent

Written By pf, Louisiana on Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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Easy to sit up, app works great, sound is great, besides the cost everything is awesome. We recommend to anyone.
Pros:
Easy of use and flexibility
Cons:
maybe cost
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5 out of 5

Sonos 3's and Bridge

Written By Ron Mc, Greeneville, TN on Monday, July 02, 2012
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Just what I've been looking for for a long time. Really, really cool...
Pros:
East set-up and use,
Cons:
Pricey. Needs volume discounts.
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5 out of 5

Even better than I hoped

Written By MichaelM, Chicago, IL on Thursday, June 28, 2012
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I can't believe the sound from this - the smaller of the two Sonos speakers. I've been researching how to add a music system to my recently renovated home and stumbled on the Sonos system. After listening to a demo at Target, I thought I'd start off small and order the Play:3 - which actually sounded as good as the Play:5 in the demo. Setup was breeze and now I'm planning to consolidate 14 years of digital music onto a server to access through the system.
Pros:
Super simple setup; expandable as my needs grow; Apple-friendly software
Cons:
Price. Would love something at a little lower price point.
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4 out of 5

Sonos play 3

Written By Tom T, Denver, CO on Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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After trying and returing several different pieces of computer-based music equipment, I finally got the Sonos player 3. I find it to have very good sound quality and to be very easy to use, compared to other pieces of computer-based music gear I have tried. I highly recommend it. I thank Ziggy and all the Crutchfield team for their help.
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4 out of 5

sons play 3

Written By Claudio, NY< NY on Sunday, April 22, 2012
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Great item. My wish list has 2 items: more robust treble/bass tweaks (besides the ones in the software); and wish the speakers had an external input jack. Otherwise, more than pleased!
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5 out of 5

Sonos Play3

Written By donaldlinda@comcast.net, Woburn,Ma on Monday, April 02, 2012
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Fantastic product, simple set up, really compliments the play 5 we already have.
Pros:
Simple set up, and you can move it anywhere you want it.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Sonos Play: 3

Written By Jim M, Blairsville, PA on Monday, April 02, 2012
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Great unit. Was up and running in a matter of minutes. The sound is good for such a small device and it is versatile enough to use anywhere in the house. I plan on adding at least two more units.
Pros:
Ease of use. Sound quality.
Cons:
If you don't have a controller (iphone etc) the Sonos controller makes the price prohibitive.
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4 out of 5

Nice little unit

Written By e6, Alexandria, VA on Monday, March 26, 2012
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This was my first introduction to the Sonos system, and I must say that I am a big fan. The convenience and variety of music available, especially when paired with a Spotify membership, is simply amazing.

Setup was easy -- less than 5 minutes from opening the box to listening to my MP3 collection and iheartradio.

The sound from the Sonos Play:3 is good. I am using it in my kitchen, and it provides plenty of sound and plenty of bass for my needs in the kitchen. It also sounds good in my larger family room, as long as you intend for it to be ambient music at a moderate volume.

I rated it a "4" because I think it really needs an "audio in" port like the Play:5. Other than this omission, I think it is a wonderful product.
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5 out of 5

LOVE Sonos!

Written By hannah1787, Berlin, MA on Friday, February 17, 2012
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We love this. It is so easy to use; seriously it's great. We live in an old house, and it's hard to put speakers where you want with these crazy plaster walls - but Sonos makes it easy, and the sound on the 3 speaker is plenty big for us. Love the iPhone app.
Pros:
nice sound, easy to move, easy to set up, easy to use, iPhone app
Cons:
wish it was a little easier to play podcasts from my itunes
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5 out of 5

Sonos PLAY:3

Written By Anonymous, Massachusetts on Monday, February 13, 2012
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Love it!!
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4 out of 5

Sonos Play3

Written By LC, Trumansburg, NY on Monday, January 30, 2012
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I love this little player--its good qualities far outweigh its cons. However, consider well what you want to use it for before you purchase (Sonos and Crutchfield customer service are both excellent). The volume and sound quality are good enough to enjoy the full range of sound when playing music and to surmount the noise of housework, paper shuffling, etc. Setup was easy (but be sure you insert the sonos end of the A/C fully--until the "shoulder" of the cord is flush or below the casing or you will have intermittent function!). Network range is not quite as good as with my computers but still excellent.
Pros:
Great sound, portable. Great for radio (especially those of us who have no reception over the air). Easily synced to most iTunes content. Easy setup.
Cons:
Biggest cons: Terribly expensive controller if you don't have smart phone, etc.; no input port. Other: no easy way to stream podcasts, etc., directly from browser or browser download, no way I've found to stream content stored on iPhone, etc., to Play3 without a networked, awake computer (If I've missed something here, I'd love some advice). Audiobooks must 1st be imported into iTunes (9.0.2, Mac OS Tiger 10.4.11)--syncing & playback of this content via Sonos app is not intuitive.
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5 out of 5

Sonos PLAY:3

Written By Steve, Alexandria, VA on Sunday, January 29, 2012
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SONOS is one outstanding system. I continue to be impressed by how easy it is to use and how good it sounds. It has revolutionized the way we listen to music in my house.
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5 out of 5

Great system

Written By ChrisPA, Easton, PA on Saturday, January 28, 2012
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I have been shopping around for quite a while. I bought a foreclosed home in which they took all components of a wired multi room system including the speakers. I found this system and it gives you such a wide range of options and flexibility for listening. I have this speaker in my kitchen, a bridge, a zone player attached to my home theater and putting the larger speakers elsewhere. This small one sits on my kitchen counter and I have the zone player hooked into the TV so I can hear my TV from my kitchen without blasting the folks in the family room. Love the system, so easy to set up! (also, cheaper than a hard wired multi room system which gives you less options)
Pros:
Easy to set up. Great flexibilty, great apps for ipods/iphones.
Cons:
Wish it was cheaper but its still less expensive than a home wired system.
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5 out of 5

Opens the World!

Written By GFG, Western North Carolina on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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I was commenting to my wife last evening that the Sonos was the best thing we have ordered that has enhanced our home's ambiance probably ever. Love it! We listen to a French children's radio show, a Canadian classical station, and, of course, Pandora. Truely glad we made the purchase and Crutchfield's was so speedy and completely professional.
Pros:
the whole package
Cons:
none