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Love Sonos - easy to set up and use. Just wish they had an outdoor speaker
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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. 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. It's even humidity-resistant, so go ahead — add music to that bathroom or covered porch.
How much music can you access with the PLAY:1? How about pretty much any music available anywhere? Get Pandora® Internet radio, Spotify®, Apple Music™, 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.
Place Sonos players like the PLAY:1, as well as the larger PLAY:3 and PLAY:5, in every room where you want to listen to music. You can set up the players to work on your existing Wi-Fi® network. Or, you can connect any Sonos speaker to your network router, and Sonos will create its own dedicated wireless network for even better performance. You can also use a BOOST to create this network if you can't place a speaker near your router.
You can use your iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or Android™ smartphone or tablet 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.
If you use your Sonos control app on an iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®, great news. You can use your iOS® device to fine-tune the PLAY:1 with Sonos's Trueplay feature. It uses the mic built into your device to measure how the sound reflects off your walls and furnishings, and then it adjusts the speaker's settings for the best possible sound. Trueplay works with every PLAY:1, PLAY:3, and PLAY:5 speaker in your system. (Currently for iOS devices only.)
The Sonos system works seamlessly with a host of streaming music services, including Pandora, Spotify, Deezer, Rhapsody®, TIDAL and more. You also have access to thousands of Internet radio stations from around the world through TuneIn Radio, and terrestrial radio stations through iHeartRadio. If you subscribe to SiriusXM Internet Radio, you can tune into all your favorite programming on any Sonos player in your system.
Sonos gives you convenient wireless access to music and podcasts stored in the Music app of your 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 a combination of up to 16 PCs, Mac® computers, smartphones, tablets, and digital music storage devices from your home network simultaneously.
Queue up songs from your iPhone to play in the kitchen while you cook, while your spouse streams a podcast in the den from the family computer, and your children use their tablet to enjoy music from their kid-friendly Pandora station — all at the same time.
Sonos has introduced a new speaker that has Alexa voice control built right in — the Sonos One. It lets you select songs from compatible music services using nothing but your voice. You can also control your Alexa-compatible smart home devices with it.
But what if you already have Sonos speakers around your home, like the PLAY:1? You can get those same cool voice control features by adding an Alexa-compatible voice control assistant and pairing it with your existing Sonos system via the Alexa mobile app. Alexa will "see" all the rooms that you have set up in your Sonos system, and you can control music playback in all of them, simply by talking to your Alexa device.
Here's the list of music services you can control with Alexa (updated December 2017):
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.
Love Sonos - easy to set up and use. Just wish they had an outdoor speaker
Anonymous, Manassas, VA
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Love Sonos - easy to set up and use. Just wish they had an outdoor speaker
I bought this as part of a home theater system that includes a Playbar, a SUB and two PLAY: 1 surround speakers. The whole system sounds terrific. Setting up and tweaking the system are made easy by the SONOS app. Plus, stuff they didn't tell me: I can control my iTunes music library (Imported CDs) and streaming radio stations using the app. I have so much more flexibility than I did with a home theater system than was built around a tuner-amplifier and wired speakers. My only problem was in set up: because my router is on another floor and at the furthest part of the house, the WIFI signal was intermittent. I solved this problem by installing my neighbor's BRIDGE. The system has been flawless since.
Purchased a pair of Sonos Play:1s for our living room to replace an old receiver and wired speakers. Had been considering a Bluetooth adapter but have not been happy with the bluetooth performance in the house. The speakers are a breeze to setup and they sound great. I have them in our living room and have been very happy with the sound and volume. They are plenty loud with surprising base for such a small size. Trueplay Tuning was a breeze and ensures they will sound their best. Would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a multi or even single room Wireless speaker setup.
Pros: The setup was incredibly easy. Within minutes of unboxing my pair of Sonos Play:1s I was enjoying stereo sound in my living room. The sound these little speakers produce is amazing, and they have incredible bass especially considering their size. Adding music services was a snap, and I was able to tune in my favorite NPR Station. Connecting to iTunes library is a snap, and I was even able to setup to access music off of my NAS. I would definitely recommend these wireless speakers.
Cons: I have had issues setting up my Plex Server but it appears to be an issue with my router settings, just haven't had the time to adjust them, but since I was able to access the music straight off the NAS this isn't a big issue. Airplay would be a nice feature as well.
Sound is fantastic
Pros: Sounds great in the kitchen area. Way more base than I expected from a small speaker.
Cons: A little expensive
Great sound at an affordable price. Pairs nicely with the other Sonos products -Play3, Play5, soundbar, SUB
I must say first and foremost that my experience with Crutchfield was the best ever! Super easy to work with and that means a lot to me. The product is awesome! Sound is great, size is perfect for my application and ease of use is as simple as 1-2-3
product is excellent
Works great and sounds good. This is my second Sonos speaker in the house and was very easy to pair with the main one. Will be adding to this system in the future.
Pros: Easy to set up and pair with existing Sonos speaker.
Cons: None at this time.
Easy to link and sync with pre-existing Sonos products. Good sound for its size - mid-range and reasonable bass.
Pros: Cheaper than Sonos Play, but does not carry Alexa voice commands.
Cons: Not the same color as Sonos Play, which can an issue if trying to create a uniform look (while still having Alexa capabilities).
The sound of this Play:1 is amazing! We have a Play:3, Play Bar, and the sub. I wanted to extend sound to rooms without taking up too much space. The Play:1 is perfect. I actually picked up 2 of them with the thought of using them with the bar and sub at some point. Highly recommend Sonos!
Pros: Sound, wifi, space saving, flexibility
I purchased two of these Sonos speakers for my teenage boys. They love them and the sound quality is superb!
Pros: Great Sound quality
Initially, I had one Play 1 to listen to music from my phone. It sounded so good that I now have two Sonos Play 1's in my family room playing as a stereo pair. Easy to set up and sounds great. Each of my three grown children requested Sonos Play 1's for Christmas presents and were very excited when they received them. Two of them have already bought another Play 1 to play in stereo because they sound so good. Ordering from Crutchfield is very easy and Sonos were received quickly and in perfect condition. I'm about to order a Sonos Sound Bar to set up with the two Play 1's for even better sound in the family room. Exceedingly good experience.
Pros: Quality product, sounds great! Easy to set up and start listening.
Great sounding heavy build speaker and easy setup. I replaced the Boselifestyle v30 with the sonos 5.1 playable system and it is much better sound with very little cables for a half the cost.
Pros: Only outlet cables and one cable to the tv needed to be connected. Great connection and setup with your iPhone or android and with alexa echo.
Cons: No cons that I could think about.
Easy to set up and sound great. Nice sound for a small room. I have Sonos throughout my house and I am very satisfied with it.
Pros: Easy to set up. Sounds great.
Cons: A bit pricy but most similar systems will cost you.
The Sonos Play:1 is easy to set up using the Sonos App. Looks nice. And...as you would expect...sounds great.
Simply a top notch speaker that can satisfy any audiophile. It is highly impressive how this speaker can fill space, both indoors and out, such as on a patio. Its weight and construction are indicative of its quality. The audio performance of this speaker in many ways outperforms the Play 3, in my opinion. The built-in amplifier delivers impressive sound energy without distortion. I hope this model isn't discontinued in the Sonos line.
Pros: Audio performance and accuracy. Size, looks, and operative simplicity. Ability to fill large areas with sound.
Cons: Not designed for unprotected outdoor use.
I have bought 3 as gifts because I like my Sonos Play 5 so much. I have heard one of the Play 1 s I bought and it is equally impressive. Excellent feedback on all three.
It's my 10th speaker. Easy to connect, beautiful, small but with good sound and at that price why wait ?.
Our Play 1's are an extension of what true audio files look for. Size does matter, so be sure to know the parameters and space of your interiors. This will influence your purchase. We also strongly suggest that you visit a Sonos Showroom. GAME CHANGER! The Sonos Play 1's along with our Playbase and Subwoofer deliver unrivaled balance and clarity. The set-up process is seamless and navigating the Sonos App and uploading your Music from your computer is priceless. We are Sonos and you should be too.
Incredible sound for its size. Ordering and delivery from crutchfield was simple and seamless. Difficult to connect; no bluetooth, no directions and poor website help. Can not be paired with my other bluetooth speaker. Unable to connect to Wi-Fi without included Ethernet cable. Stay away from this speaker if you are unwilling to spend some time getting it to work. There are better options.
The sound is incredible. Don't let the size fool you. It gives adequate volume, clarity in treble, good base and buy two and the stereo is unbelievable. I would also recommend the stand that you can add on with very little trouble. The setup is easy and sit back and enjoy.
Great sound, play from just about any music source, easy to run.
I love Sonos. The devices are solid performers and the apps are being improved. In the sea of available devices Sonos maintains the lead and I feel confident in my investment.
Love this speaker. We have three and bought them for our kids. The sound is unbelievable and love the portability! Great product!
Pros: Quality, portability, value
I love the Sonos Play 1. This is the second one I am purchasing. It is great to be able to access all the music on my computer as well as internet radio. The one thing to note, in order to control your music from your phone it must be on your home network. So make sure your wifi network coves any area you want to listen to music, inside as well as outside. I had to add an extender to cover my backyard. Great product easy to set sound is good.
the size style and sound is wonderful and clear, installation and technical help THE BEST ! I would not hesitate to recommend the SONOS line to others . Also the techs we spoke to during our decision making were helpful,, knowledgeable and pleasant. Actually another family member will be placing an order upon our review of SONOS and CRUTCHFIELD.??
Pros: So far no negativity at all Even the shippeing was timely and products well packaged
Cons: Can't think of anything
I had heard about Sonos for a long time and never listened to it. My impression: Terrific sound, which is no surprise. Very easy to set up, and it instantly connected with my phone. My only disappointment is that it's not available to connect directly to my laptop to play sound from more than iTunes.
I purchased this Play 1 to expand an existing Sonos 5.1 system (Play 1/Sub/Playbar) which we have been happily using for 3 years. The new Play 1 placed in the kitchen on top of cabinets. Very easy setup. Very good sound quality. And, the new Sonos software now supports integration with music streaming services and Amazon Echo! Very happy with our purchase. Sonos provides a great product and Crutchfield provided a great price.
Pros: Great sound quality, easy peasy
What makes apple so popular is the design, quality and simplicity. Sonos does the same with wireless audio. A few clicks and taps initially and then it just works...almost flawlessly. The web and iphone app works across several services, it can play nice with itunes... it plays well with podcasts. Toss in a echo dot and a skill can give you voice call. Pair them or place them in the bathroom (Moisture resistance)...it works It gets loud and stays clear at higher volume levels It packs a punch in a tiny dense body The app tuning molds the sound to your room Yes there is no bluetooth but audio over bluetooth always suffers in quality. I've seen audio over wifi as superior in every way. At the current price point.... Buy it !
Pros: spotify and alexa play nice wireless/wifi > bluetooth tuning to room needs pairing multiple speakers to give stereo modular... add more to the system
Cons: no aux input bluetooth option would be nice but its not really missed
I have a bunch of Sonos products and I love them all. It's amazing how great the sound is out of a pair of Play:1's. I have them setup as a stereo pair of rear surrounds with a Playbar in front and a sub. This pair replaced a pair of Play:3's that were in the room (they were relocated to extend the music to other rooms in the house) and I can't even tell the difference in sound. Small, unobtrusive, look sleek, well-built, super reliable, easy to setup and versatile. Sonos products aren't cheap but being able to toss my old audio equipment, get rid of that rat's nest of wiring, switches and nonsense was awesome. It took me longer to unbox and place the equipment then it did to get it all setup and running. Well worth it.
Pros: Great sound. Small and unobtrusive. Ease of setup. Versatility of relocation and movement (anywhere you have an electrical outlet). Build quality. Reliability.
Cons: Not cheap.
Love the products! Soooooo easy to use ! The app works great !
Pros: Everything . Even an "Old " guy can set up and use !
Cons: None that I am aware of .
love my Sonos purchases.
Awesome sound out of a small speaker and operates just as advertised. Crutchfield shipped it out fast and has great service!!! I can't wait till I can buy more for the rest of the house. :)
Cons: None that I can think of.
Superb Product. Two and a half years of use and I keep adding more. This is one of those set it and forget it devices.Never fails. The sound. Oh, the sound. Everything sounds if it's High Res. The built-in processor is doing magic that has not been disclosed anywhere. There is no lack of anything for normal people. I don't even bother firing my multiple receivers and tower speakers attached to them. Waste of space and energy.
Pros: 3 S's. Sound, Size ,Simplicity.
Cons: 2 A's. Airplay. Aux in/out.
Ordered two to replace two B&O wireless speakers. Sonos much better in every regard. Their customer support walked me through a pairing issue quickly.
Pros: They sound great in stereo.
Cons: Want more speakers throughout my home because they sound so good.
Loved the product so much I had to get another to complete my stereo setup. It was a breeze to integrate with my existing and the sound is amazing!
Great speaker for the price. The Alexa interface is a excellent application for streaming music services. However it is worth noting that the speaker itself does not contain Alexa, but it can be paired with it. Forturnatly I already had one, but the confusion led to some frustration during setup. The setup process itself was the only place where it fell below expectations as my experience required trouble shooting and took approximately 2 hrs to complete.
The product itself produces amazing sound for such a compact speaker. The sonos system is easy to set up and control. I have several throughout my home and they all sound the same which is a major plus - I say this because without the true tune the speakers sound differently depending on the acoustic surroundings. I cannot recommend this brand enough and this product in particular. I started out with a single play1 last christmas and them immediately went out and purchased 3 more. Then another 2. I am now up to 12 throughout my entire home with plans to buy some subs and eventually a Connect:Amp for outdoor sonos integration.
Pros: Great sound for such a compact speaker. The other major pro would be since they are smaller they are easier to incorporate into your home. I now have 12 throughout my house and they blend in wonderfully
Cons: Only con would be the connection can get lost sometimes and certain speakers will stop playing music even when they are on "play all". I have ordered a sonos boost to replace my sonos bridge, so this point may become moot.
This speaker is amazing!! The sound fills my entire apartment and the settings are easy to adjust on the app, it took a few minutes to connect my Mac, iPhone and iPad and it's totally seamless!! I'm beyond happy with my choice and it came fast and well packaged too!
Pros: Everything about this speaker
Paired with Sonos base for wonderful sound. Can be moved around which gives you greater fleibility.
Pros: Flexibility in placement.
awesome. we have sonos all over the house. they are great.
I paired these two Play 5 that I bought a year ago. Fills the room and complements the Play 5s. Easy to set up.
Pros: Great pairing with play 5s
They do not make it clear in the description this only works on subscription services Alexa will not voice control the music library on your computer. Alexa will use your Sonos system to play music from the cloud. If this is what you want then it is great
Much better than anticipated, and I had expected a really good sounding product.
This is one of the smartest purchases I have made recently. I didn't know what I was missing until I heard it. I was absolutely blown away by the sound I couldn't believe that such great sound came out of such a small design. Add the value and it definitely is a win-win for me. I am looking forward to adding more speakers.
Pros: Perfect sound, great value and it can be placed in any room.
Cons: There aren't any.
I purchased this speaker to sit over the sink in the kitchen so we could hear the tv without getting blown out in the living room. Setup was simple. Performace is excellent.
Pros: Small. Easy setup.
Cons: I have to add it to the playbase each time I power up the system. I wish it stayed grouped with the playbase so I didn't have to open the app each time I power up the TV to get sound in my kitchen.
Great quality and easy installation. Working up to the surround sound system piece by piece.
Pros: Easy installation
For such a small configuration, it performs well. It has some weight to it, which implies some solid electronics in there.
These two speakers are awesome
Initially heard these in several stores and loved the room filling sound. First time the speakers were hidden and I couldn't find them. They don't seem to perform as well in my kitchen. They seem to need more base. If you control from your phone you need to have speakers and phone on same network. This is a problem if you have more than one network in your house.
Pros: Easy to set up
Cons: Needs stronger base
Perfect service and product
Awesome sound great product
Great sound. Easy to set up.
This piece was icing on the cake! I wanted a system for music in the house that was streamed from the Internet. I hadn't heard of Sonos before I called an advisor at Crutchfield. So, we talked about the options like DAC vs. Sonos and the Sonos app. I chose Sonos since the amplifier and network were established by the Sonos pieces. I purchased 2 Sonos 1 speakers, the Sonos SUB, and the Sonos Boost. Yes, expensive investment. So far, worth every penny of it. My conventional sound system was NAD and B&W loudspeakers. Frankly, I've lost enough hearing that being an audiophile wasn't much fun anymore. My hearing aids distort sound around 3000Hz or so, and it's just too hard to program a "natural" setting. That definitely entered the equation for choosing Sonos. Don't get me wrong ... nothing about the Sonos system is cheap or poor sounding. In fact, it sounds great! Best of all, I can now spread speaker throughout the house, have different Internet streams running several sets of speakers, and control it all by way of an app on my smartphone or computer. Awesome!!!
Pros: Great sound right out of the box. Love being able to control volume from either one of my Sonos Play1 speakers.
Cons: I wouldn't set this up with the smartphone app. Too complicated. Just use the app for your computer at home. Much more straightforward.
Simple setup. Sounds better than expected. Works with iPhone and iPad with no glitches. Will definitely buy another for stereo.
Great little speaker for my home office. It synced seamlessly with our two other play 3s for total house surround sound.
Great sound for such a small speaker.
The Sonos PLAY:1 wireless speaker produces great sound and is easy to set up.
Pros: The Sonos PLAY:1 is very easy to set up and produces great sound. Its compact size makes it appropriate for many locations. The Sonos Controller app that's used to control the PLAY:1 is very intuitive and helps make setup and control a breeze.
Cons: This isn't really a con, it's more like a tip. I was trying to use the Sonos Controller app exclusively during setup and was having a hard time getting the system to recognize the PLAY:1. After 10-15 minutes or so I finally realized that I needed to go to my Wi-Fi settings and tell my iPhone to recognize the PLAY:1 before the Sonos app would recognize it. Other than that setup was a breeze.
Great sound from a speaker of this size. Super easy setup. We have one speaker in the bathroom and one in the bedroom. Occasionally we'll pair the speakers together and put them in our living room when we are entertaining. Would highly recommend these and will likely by more.
Pros: Easy setup, very good sound, multiple uses
Outstanding product. Sonos speakers always seemed too expensive to me, and as a result, I resisted making the investment for years. In that time, I have easily spent the same amount on inferior solutions. Make no mistake, this is the only wireless home speaker system that matters. Apple, Google, Amazon, Bose, Harmon -- despite their respective success in (often many) other fields -- are all pretenders. Get Sonos. The audio quality is top-notch. The setup could not be easier. The software offers everything you need, plus a lot you would not expect (but will happily end up using).
Pros: Everything. Well-designed, easy to use, just outstanding.
Cons: High price point, but worth it.
great as surround speakers or stand alone
The Sonos system is so cool and these speakers are awesome. The system is so easy to setup, easy to configure, and the speakers sound fantastic!
The Play-1 is high quality, and it's easy to set-up right out of the box. The phone app makes it easy to pair two Play-1 units to achieve full-room stereo sound. I had to do a lot of extra work adding back online music sources because I mistakenly tapped "Add a New System" rather than just adding a Play Unit. :-0 I've bave been a Sonos user for years -- still using my ZP-100s, and some functions of my CR-100s.
Pros: Easy set-up and good customer support. Fair price; I got mine at a discount during a Sonos sale.
Sonos is the best. Nothing else to say.
Pros: Sound quality
I'd refer these speakers to anyone who wants a great sounding clean tight speaker
Pros: Awesome sound I like the way you can save your songs and all your favorite a stations very clean sound
Cons: Can't listen to audiobooks on my TuneIn app
Excellent sound from a small speaker
Love the Sonos system. So much better than Bluetooth.
Got it for her birthday she love it great gift awesome
Pros: Sounds great small space needed big time sound
This is my third one and we really enjoy the great music from the small form factor. I wish Sonos would hurry up with their Alexa skill for the Amazon Echo.
Awesome. Easy to configure and set up. Really nice sound from such a small package
Love the Sonos app and speakers. I have a few play bars and play 1s .. they make watching movies a pleasure ..I also gave the amp for outside speakers... the sonos app being able to access xm radio, amazon prime music and other is excellent and easy to use ..
Pros: Ease of use, access to online music service
Cons: Waiting for Alexa voice integration
Great sound. Incredibly reliable and easy to use software. Ability to pair speakers or play individual streams is fantastic.
Pros: Sound, software
Sonos - Great System and Great Small-Size speaker!
Pros: =Size =Easy to set-up =Sound is great =Perfect for a small bedroom or bathroom
Outstanding sound quality at a very reasonable price!
Bought a pair for the bedroom. These were an add on to my existing Sonos products. Simple to install and great sound. Well designed and easy to use software on any device. Will continue to add-on to the system.
Love this system. The sound is great. Easy setup. Love the sound
Just added two Play1's as rear field to my Sonos Playbar and Sonos sub to create the 5.1 surround. Just the Playbar and sub are excellent but the rear field adds a fullness that makes it well worth the addition. I do have a single Play1 in my master bath and one in the workshop and will add a few more in other rooms. I still find myself amazed at the sound that cones from one small Play1. If I were choosing to have a single speaker in a large room I'd opt for a Play5 but I am 100% satisfied with the tiny footprint of the Play1 in all my rooms except the family room. Mindlessly easy setup and control with the app and you only need an electrical outlet to plug in each speaker and a wifi. As you add more it's very pleasurefull to walk through your home with music playing in all your rooms. Also if you get a sub learn about the "bass crawl" as it made a huge difference when I found the best placement.
Pros: No hardwiring limitations, great sound, ability to easily relocate, easy setup, easy to add to system.
Terrific product. My home is filled with Sonos speakers so now I'm purchasing for my children. I think these speakers make great birthday presents. Even my less technically adept child had no problem setting the system up.
Sonos is the only way to go when it comes to complete home sound. I have some of these Play 1s as stand alone speakers and then I'm using two for surround sound with my Sonos Playbar. Can't go wrong either way.
You cannot beat Sonos. We now have 6 speakers, and two connects. Listen if my wife can use Sonos without asking you know it's user-friendly! Great sound, great wireless integration. The PLAY1 is a great starter speaker or smaller room speaker. You won't regret it.
I now have 2 pairs of these Sonos 1's, they are excellent: one pair is in the kitchen and one pair is in the bedroom. The app makes set up a breeze. One thing of note, when setting up any Sonos products, you may sometimes need to remove the case from whatever (iTouch, iPhone, etc) you are setting them up with. I did not have this issue with the Sonos 1's but I did with the Sonos 3's (living room) I bought. I was totally skeptical at first but as I set them up and started playing them, I immediately noticed how rich they sounded as a pair. They might be a bit light on the bass, I am one that likes some bass but not an overwhelming bass sound. I like to hear everything and these do just that. I made the mistake of purchasing these through Sonos instead of using Crutchfield, I will not make that mistake in the future!
Pros: Great sound, solid build, Easy set up, nice app.
Cons: A bit light on the bass for some.
The Sonos PLAY 1 just feels solid and extremely well constructed. Then, the sound...simply enriched and amazing! It's super easy to use and love that it's so compact. Bought it for my wife as she had more music on her phone and would insist on using the phone's speaker to listen. My next purchase will be the soundbar when we update our entertainment center. Eventually planning to incorporate a few more of the PLAY 1's for some incredible surround sound, too.
Pros: See above
Sonos most versatile speaker. Price is right sound is excellent.
Pros: Right price! Excellent sound! Best speaker for pairing in your Sonos setup. Small size big sound. Versatile setup any room any where. Mono 2 way amplified speaker. Sounds good as one alone. Speaker is designed for Sonos multi room set ups of as a surround sound speaker in a Sonos TV set up.
Cons: Not blue tooth or airplay. There are plenty of other good speakers designed to do that.
This is an incredible speaker with tremendous sound. The setup was the easiest I have ever experienced. Love them so much, I'm buying more for other rooms in the house.
Pros: Incredible sound. Extremely simple setup.
Excellent speaker. Works like a, well, a speaker. This one is our third. Basement, second floor, we have them all over the house. Full, sharp sound.
Only the size is small. The sound is rich, the system is so flexible and I have them all over the house. Cannot rave enough about Sonos. The product does not let me down.
Pros: small, versatile.
Cons: a bit pricey.
I love this little speaker. I bought 2 Play 1's and paired them as a stereo pair and I could not be more pleased. The sound is incredible and completely fills up the living room in my house. I plan to buy another one for the bedroom.
Pros: Sound great - especially for the size Easy set up
Cons: Price I wish the power cord was a little longer
I really like the SONOS system. I have a total of 5 speakers in two different houses now.
I have a Sonos Connect that I run through my Denon M50 micro audio system in the master bedroom (via optical input), and the Play 1 downstairs in the kitchen. The units are controlled with Apple iPhones and an iPad and are perfectly compatible. The Play:1 sounds like a much bigger speaker with great bass and awesome imaging. It provides great sound in a large kitchen/dining area and very listenable sound quality in adjacent rooms including a family room, living room, and dining room. I like the group feature that allows one to play the same same source throughout the house. I can move from the second level to the first and not miss a beat- a truly liberating experience. I would like to move the Play:1 to the master bath and replace the kitchen speaker with a Play:3 at some point, now that I realize that I can blanket cover the first floor of my home with a single speaker. Further down the road, I would like to add more Play:1 speakers throughout the first level to augment the listening experience, and perhaps, someday add them to some of the upstairs bedrooms. The quality, design, and functionality are outstanding and are on a par with Apple products.
Pros: Outstanding sound Superior interface that can be operated through smartphones and other handheld devices that connect to home wi-fi network. Sophisticated, intuitive software with a commitment from Sonos to continuously update and expand The play/pause and volume control on the speaker and connect unit are useful for quick adjustments Easy to set up and modify as needed Hardware can be expanded gradually over time in order to lessen financial and marital impact
Cons: Quite expensive if you want to blanket your home environment, but worth it!
Great sound, but it' a bit misleading. It's wireless, but not cordless. Thought it was both. Won't send it back but would have bought something else.
Makes the perfect addition to our home theater. Its a whole another level of sound. Plus I can control it right through my phone
Pros: Great sound Compact Wireless
Cons: A little too expensive for wireless speakers
Great sound from little speakers. Works great with my sound bar and subwoofer
We bought 8 of these speakers to use in various parts of the office for playing music. The sound quality is great, the speakers look nice, they are easy to use, and were a great purchase. We would highly recommend them.
Pros: Great sound quality Great clarity Easy to work You can pause it while you have a meeting in your office and it doesn't affect the other speakers You don't all have to listen to the same thing Looks nice Good for in a small area or large area Great for playing loudly or very softly
Bought a pair of these as a birthday gift for my wife. she loves to listen to music while she's working, and was limited to a Bluetooth speaker in the office. The sound that comes from the Sonos Play 1 fills the room and in my opinion exceeds the Bose setup I have int he other room. Setup with the Sonos app is easy, and we've discovered that if we're playing a streaming playlist (as opposed to on the phone), the playlist will continue to play even after the phone(s) have left. Great speakers, and I can't wait to expand the wireless setup to my outdoor setup.
amazing little speaker!
Very nice sounding speaker
I love my Sonos. Great sound and software. I love the simple set up with the app on my I Pad. I don't have to connect my speakers with my music every time I play music. I have 2 Sonos speakers and I love to hear my music as I walk into another room. They are awesome!!!!
Pros: Software Sound Ease of use
This is our second Play:1 and we have it set up in stereo with the first. I found the first one to be great but as a pair they're even better. If you just want to full a room with sound then one is probably enough but if you want to hear music the way it was recorded then a pair is a must.
I purchased this for my desktop, I did a Bunch of research, Talked with Crutchfield Reps (Many of them), and they were all GREAT and so helpful. That said I got my PLAY 1 really Quickly, The set up was Easy, However it needed a Software Update that only took a few Minutes. I am Playing My Music through PANDORA and it was as simple as a Touch to pick it out of the SONOS Apps that are displayed after setting it up. That said, My Original thought was to Go Bigger at the start, so, I started playing the PLAY 1 and did the TRUEPLAY and all, then went into the settings and messed with Bass and Treble and Loudness attempting to get the PLAY 1 to Sound BIGGER!! That said, and the Simple FACT that I Missed, (It Does NOT PLAY in STEREO)!!! I simply Missed that Fact. It does sound good, It plays just fine, it has ample Bass and decent Treble (Tinny Tho). However, I should have gone BIGGER to start with. So.... I sent it back, was very simple through the Returns Process, And Upgraded to the PLAY 3. WOW, I noticed a Big Difference right away, However, if you STAND the Speaker in the Vertical play Position, It does "NOT" Play in STEREO!!! It must be Horizontal to Play in STEREO..... And YES, these Speakers must be Plugged Into an Outlet at All Times!!! They Do "NOT" Have Batteries on Board!! They are Not able to work without being PLUGGED Into an OUTLET!!! Do your Homework.. I missed a couple things, But LOVE my PLAY 3. The play 1 was just too small in the Sound Area to my Likings.
Pros: Small Footprint, Good sound for Small Speaker. A little bit Tinny in the Highs and if you Push the BASS, it will Distort or Break up at Higher Volumes. Still, Not Bad for it's Footprint. Would be GREAT in a PAIR for Stereo.
Cons: Although it really does sound Very Good, The sound just wasn't BIG enough for me. I Upgraded to the PLAY 3.
I have several Sonus products in y home including 2 amps, sound bar, sub, pair of 1's, and a 3. Sonus support is great and has always been very helpful and responsive if a problem arises which is very infrequent. I purchased this additional 1 for our master bath so we can have music as we get ready for the day. Fantastic product.
Pros: Easy set up, great sound, use in many rooms, superb tech support.
I have been buying electronics from Crutchfield for over 25 years. It is rare for me to find something that has nothing at all that I would change about it. The little Play 1 is such an item...it is perfect for my use. I have two other Sonos items in my house wide system so I am not surprised by the perfection of this one. Per usual it works well, sounds amazing and sets up very easily. I recommend the Sound 1 for any small to medium space that needs music. You will love it
Pros: Ease of installation, sound quality, big sounding stage, quality of construction, the Sonos family
Cons: Like all Sonos just a little pricy.
It is still my belief that the Play:1 is the best bang for the buck when compared to the other speakers in the Sonos line.
Pros: Small speaker that produces fantastic sound!
Cons: Wish it was a little cheaper in price.
We love our Sonos. We love it so much that we bought an entire home theater system and then came back to buy another play one for another room!
Pros: Great sound, very easy setup
I purchased two of these to use as surround speakers for my Sonos Bar and subwoofer and they are great. They are easy to set up and add impressive sound for a compact speaker. They can also be used to play music in the house.
Pros: Easy to set up. Wireless surround. Good sound.
Cons: A bit expensive and larger than some surrounds.
Sonos makes a great product. I recently purchased an additional Play:1 to use as a stereo pair in my bedroom. Setup was easy and within minutes I had two Play:1s paired in stereo. I have a Play:Five in my family room which I also love. For our bedroom though, two Play:1s did the trick. I like to listen to some soft Jazz before I fall asleep. The play:1s were not overpowering and the small size allowed me to place one on each night stand. They also work great for listening to the news in the morning while I'm getting dressed.
Pros: Great sound Great stereo with a pair
Play:1 added as a sometime outdoor speaker to my Play:5's. Great sound, ease of set-up and very moveable. Great sound outside, as well as inside.
Pros: Sonos quality and customer service!
This is an excellent product, and a relatively inexpensive entree to the rather expensive though excellent Sonos system. Hookup is seemless and works on the first try. Given the relatively small size of these speakers, and the fact that many people use them in offices, it would be nice if they'd provided a hookup (wired or BT) allowing them to also be used as computer speakers.
Great sound, good size
Pros: Sound & size
I am using these for surround speakers with the Sonos play bar and sub. Nice to have speakers in back again. Got tired of looking at the wires for the rear speakers and didn't to go into the walls so these wireless units are a great addition when watching movies.
Pros: Pretty happy with these little speakers for surround sound. Easy set-up.
These little speakers are excellent. I added them as surrounds to my playbar/sub and they are perfect. As with other Sonos products, extremely well made and sound great.
Sounds amazing easy setup wish they had a bit more treble I really like the high end sounds but the low end is pretty amazing for such a small speaker quality built. 4 stars due to lack of highs.
Cons: Lack of highs
Sounds great for it's size and the Sonos app works well. The Play:1 is a better value than the Play:3 and Play:5 (I have all three in my home). It would be nice it it had a line-in port.
Pros: Good value, great sound for it's size.
Cons: No line-in, Spotify requires a premium account.
works quite well with my apple devices. Has made music more accesible to me once again! Easy set up & great sound
Excellent. We have Sonos Speakers throughout the house. Great sound quality controlled through a single platform. We will add more speakers in the future.
Excellent product all around.
Sonos is nothing short of perfect. Seriously. Just get it.
Pros: Simplest setup imaginable Seamless use across devices and music sources Wonderful, house-filling sound
Cons: Zip, zero, nada, none.
* Excellent acoustics for such a small speaker * Set up is a breeze * Sonos is very user friendly; easy to operate Highly recommend Sonos. Only possible improvement is adding a voice activated feature.
Sonos1 are as advertised easy to setup and provide clear sound.
The "sound" of music that Sonos allow into my life is truly magnificent - thank you for your wonderful product and your truly great representatives!
Good sound quality providing an easy way to listen to various streaming music and radio sources. Received two of these last year and thought they would make good gifts.
Excellent Speakers. Sound Quality is fantastic. Setup is simple, and being able to control which speakers play and which dont, grouping speakers in rooms and then grouping and ungrouping rooms to play the same or different music is very easy. Definitely recommend.
Pros: Sound Quality, Music Service compatibility, easy of installation and use
Cons: more expensive than other brands
Easy install, great sound. Not happy there is no power on off switch.
I recently bought a 200 year old log home. Running wires for ... anything ... is right out. "Broadband Internet" is 6Mbs down / 440Kbs up ADSL. And the one thing my wife asked for was music everywhere. I looked around for months, and found ... nothing. Until I found a passing reference to Sonos in an article about building your own wireless speakers with Google ChromeCast Audio. The Google answer sounded like fun to build, but I had a woman to please, and she'd been waiting patiently. I couldn't be happier with the Sonos PLAY:1 I bought. I'm a low-grade audiophile, and I honestly don't feel the need for a stereo pair. The drivers are just that good. And the WiFi connectivity is perfect, even with my poor Internet service. One speaker is plenty for our largest space (21 x 36 ft), and I just bought a second for the kitchen. She listens to NPR over TuneIn, we both play all sorts of stuff from Prime music, and we've only scratched the surface so far. And we dance at home. A lot. :-)
So this review is a quick comparison of two Sonos PLAY:1s and my old system which consists of a pair of Bose 301s and a Velodyne VA-1210. First: there isn't much that beats the convenience of getting music going (using Apple Music through the SONOS app). It is so fast, being able to find a song/playlist going quickly is awesome. When my kids have dance parties, there is never a delay. Our previous setup was played through Apple Airplay. The Airplay setup was great, but the Sonos setup is even more convenient. Second: The sound quality is amazing considering that the PLAY:1s are a third of the size of the 301s and only have a 3.5" woofer (compared to the 301s 8" woofer). Bass is super punchy (but lacking on the low end... understandably) and the highs are crisp and clear. The sound got even better when I tuned the speakers using Trueplay. The bass was refined (and less harsh) and the highs were cleaned up. I even hid the speakers behind some candles (to make the wife happy) and the sound isn't restricted. Obviously, the PLAY:1s can't hit lows in comparison with the Velodyne (and the $700 SUB is quite an investment). But I heard the PLAY:5s in a large room and they make up for a lot of the lows. Third: While expensive, I feel that the PLAY:1s are worth it. When you figure the cost of a good receiver, sub and surround speakers, SONOS is pretty competitive. Fourth: Now that I'm in, I'm in. Gotta save up for a PLAYBAR and SUB for the home theater and a
Pros: Sound quality Ease of setup Trueplay Modular setup
Cons: Not portable Not suited for outdoors
My favorite Sonos speaker, small and unobtrusive, but great sound. I have a Sonos Play 5 also, but now have two pairs of these and actually prefer the Play 1. To my ear these sound as good or better than the Play 3 for considerably less money. My wife likes the fact that they are easier to hide with furniture placement, women and cords?
Pros: Great sound, compact and least expensive of Sonos lineup.
Cons: None, as of this review.
Still the absolute best quality, Multi room solution. Have this in several rooms and using Connect:Amp for outdoors.
Pros: Simple Setup, Quality, Good looking.
Great product and sound
I bought 4 of these speakers. I paired 2 with a soundbar and sub woofer, placed one in the Master bedroom and one in the kitchen. I am very pleased with their performance and ease of setup. The only downside was the kitchen and bedroom speakers would occasionally drop the signal and I had to buy and install a Sonos Bridge to create a separate dedicated Wi-Fi network to correct the problem. Nevertheless, I am extremely pleased with the Sonos products and will probably add 3 more speakers to the system in the near future.
Excellent Value. Easy to setup as one or a pair of stereo speakers. Love the Sonos!
Pros: Space Saving, Easy to Setup, Nice Sound, Great looking- I got the Black ones.
Cons: None that I can think of for the money. If it was my only stereo speakers, I would have opted for the Play 3's for the more robust sound, but I am using these in a home office and they are plenty of sound for my needs.
Bought this for a Christmas gift to make a stereo pair for last years play1. My family loves these little guys...BIG sound, small box. Pick whatever music you like and it plays it, very, very nicely. I have a couple of these and a couple of play3's, in my house. Music to my ears.
Pros: Small footprint ...big rich sound. Handles any music you send to it!
Puts out great sound and is easy to connect. The Play1 is an excellent addition to the Sonos ecosystem.
Well. I've had Bose systems for years and have always loved them...then I met sonos. Got the play1 for a small living room after researching options to have Pandora stream onto my Bose devices...and I'm happy. The play 1 is a great speaker, tight and for the most part solid bass, although I've had some distortion on lower ends. maybe its just the particular recordings, time will tell. But for the price this is a fun toy and highly recommended!
Cons: Some muddling on the bass
I purchased these speakers to add them to my current Sonos system, I love my Sonos system and I now have speakers in 5 rooms in my home. Sound is great and no wires! I also love the product support that I get from Crutchfield. As an aging boomer it is great to be able to get support and advice from experts that know the field.
Another great buy from Crutchfield . Perfect for what I want ,Love the control from iPhone or iPad . Will be adding additional speakers
Pros: Great sound, small footprint Great app Easy setup
Great sound. Easy to control wirelessly.
Pros: Great sound and easy to use.
Cons: It wasn't clear to me if you still need to get a Sonos Bridge to work with it. I had one, so set it up that way. The enclosed installation instructions seemed to imply that you didn't need one, but the set up seemed more complicated.
After years of hemming and hawing we finally pulled the trigger and purchased Sonos for the house. It's amazingly simple to setup and so easy to use. I love how well Sirius Radio works with it right in the app. My home is once again filled with music which makes everyone's mood better. The dog loves it too, seems to keep her calm during those times we have to leave house without her.
Pros: Deep rich sound with a small profile Sounds great as a single but even better as a pair in stereo
Cons: None come to mind
Easy to join with our Sonos connect in the house so all rooms play the same music.
easy to install and setup. Sound is great as a stand alone or surround sound environment
After all the great reviews my expectations were high coming into my first Sonos PLAY:1's, and I wasn't disappointed. These little speakers put out a heck of a punch with great quality sound and the Sono's app allows me to play one thing in one room and my wife to play another in a different room. Their app pulls in every music service I can think of and I can create custom lists from a combination of music sources like SiriusXM, Spotify, etc. Setup was a breeze and I have had no issues with music dropping out on my average wifi network. I WILL be buying more of these, hands down.
Pros: Easy Setup and great flexibility Fabulous Sound Play/Pause button and volume controls allow you to start and stop music from where you left off without needing to open the app. Great flexibility to play all speakers together, or play them separately with different music They look great and are built like tanks
Cons: No Aux input but not a big deal to me.
Top-notch wireless streaming music speaker utilizing clean crisp digital audio over WiFi. The compact Play:1 packs punch for it's size and is higher-fidelity than I expected it to be. The curved metallic grill is attractive and the unit has some heft. It's well made. There's a tweeter and a mid-range speaker with a built-in power amp. The bass is very punchy, surprisingly. Simple to set up (tell the app you want to add a speaker, press the Volume Up & Play buttons when prompted, and you're good to go) and portable with it's WiFi ability, although it needs to be connect to a power source. You can also hard wire it via Ethernet. I wasn't crazy about "Trueplay", which allows you to balance and fine tune the speaker dependent on the room it's located it. I used the software EQ to set to taste. The buttons are intuitive with a Play/Pause button (double-tapping it skips tracks) and a Volume rocker as well as an activity light on top. Comes with a right angle power cord and flat Ethernet cable. There's also a mounting screw in the rear and non-skid rubber feet around the perimeter of the base. There are no wired inputs and no ability to stream from online. I like the ability to play my entire music library on my computer, network, devices or from the various Internet Stations that I listen to all from One iOS/Android app or from the Sonos Controller on my computer. I also like that you can mix & match various Sonos speaker or components as your needs grow. Recommended
Pros: Loud, crisp audio. Abundance of music sources from your local library or Internet music services or Internet Radio from one app. Grouping speakers as well as adding another speaker to create a stereo pair is a plus.
Cons: No Bluetooth, AirPlay or Power switch. Lacks wired audio input. No ability to stream from online.
These are awesome speakers, consistent with the entire line of Sonos products. First and foremost the fidelity and range of the speakers is amazing. They are very easy to setup whether doing so as an individual speaker or as a pair in stereo. They also are a great compliment as the surround sound speakers to the Sonos sound bar and Sonos subwoofer. They also look great no matter where you place them and take up little space compared to the quality of sound they deliver. I highly recommend the entire Sonos line as I have done to many friends, all of whom love the products.
Pros: Quality of sound, beautiful design, solid construction.
Love the sound.
Great product I highly recommend. Initially went with Riva Turbos but they would not connect left-right. And nothing wants to talk to each other. Sonos has the best interoperability I've come across with highest quality. Happy with purchase. Went and added Playbar the next week.
Sounds excellent, but the software and user's guide are lacking--no volume equalization, no control over metadata, no ability to see folder view on mobile devices (a BIG negative given that it splits some albums in two for no obvious reason), no explanation of how to use a good interface like MediaMonkey to control Sonos, no explanation on how to pair more than one speaker. It's a shame because these are all easily fixable.
Excellent sound quality. Just what I was looking for my kitchen.
These are great speakers. I love the Sonos system and its ability to deliver music from many sources. I am presently using speaker stands built specially for the Player:1 and they look and sound great!
Pros: Flexible, upgradeable
Cons: A bit pricey.
Absolutely love It, have three of these paired with my playbar and sub. I have this one in the kitchen for when I'm at the table so I don't have to turn the tv up.
Pros: Love the way you can control the system with the Sonos app.
Sonos speakers are great. Very stable Streaming. I have them all over my house. I recommend them to everyone.
I have 4 Sonos Play:1 units now in my home along with other various Sonos components and I've found them to be fantastic. The sound quality is superb as is the construction of the units. You notice how well these units are made the minute you open the box and lift them. Very sold and attention to every detail is made with the unit.
Pros: Solid construction, great sound for a small unit.
Huge fan of the Sonos system. I now have the playbar+sub combined with 2 Play-1 speakers indifferent rooms. Much better than bluetooth speakers!
Pros: connectivity and flexibility is without comparison.
The Play 1 speaker from SONOS is an amazing wireless small speaker. It is incredibly easy to set up or add to an existing SONOS system. The sound is great for a small bookshelf speaker and the integration into my existing system could not be easier. Well worth the investment.
Pros: Small, good sound, easy installation.
This little guy can fill a room! We added the Play:1 to our network in our bedroom. The Sleep feature in Sonos has turned it into a nice speaker to fall asleep to at night.
I have 2 Sonos Play 5s and a Play 1. I purchased a Play 1 to create a stereo pair in my bedroom and another for my office. I love the Sonos speakers and highly recommend them. They are easy to set up, easy to control and produce an awesome sound.
Great sound, solid construction and look great.
Amazing, just amazing. Already had one and bought this one for a pair. Just ordered the playbar to replace my current surround sound. Sound is unbelievable and have yet to have a connection problem like I do with Bluetooth speakers. The play 1 blows my Yamaha sound bar away...
I love my Sonos!
I love the convenience of controlling a house-wide sound system from my phone. Sonos speakers provide full resonant sound! Highly recommend them.
I was about to upgrade my "wired" system with a new amplifier and in-wall speakers. Decided to try the convenience of Sonos instead. Good decision. I like the versatility/portability of the speaker and not losing much sound quality. And at a fraction of the cost of a wired system.
Pros: Easy set up and app interface. Good Wi-Fi range.
After trying many options to get a good sound for my itunes library, I finally tried the SONOS-1. It has exceeded my expectations. Easy to set up and operate. It is compact enough that we plan to take it with us to Florida in the Winter. The sound is so good Eliie, my wife has taken it over for the rec room. Probably need to get another for my office.
Pros: Easy to set up and operate Great Sound Can't move it around.
I have a couple of Sonos products and just got a new Play:1. This one went on a different floor of the house. I was able to integrate it easily and the sound is great as always.
This far surpassed my expectations. The quality of sound is absolutely amazing.
Pros: Sounds quality supreme Compact Easy to setup
I purchased two Play 1s, one for my bedroom and the other for a dining room. I opened the box and set both up very easily. After set up I played various genres of music to get a scope of the sound. After about 30 or 45 minutes of playing music I got back onto Crutchfield's website and ordered a Sonos Play3. These Play1 speakers are great. They provide adequate sound and bass for all genres of music. I am more impressed with the Play1s than the Play3. So in the future I plan on adding more Play1 speakers to different rooms. Overall, I think these Play1 speakers are worth their price point. Good value.
Pros: small good sound
This is my sixth Sonos speaker. I bought this one to pair up with another Play 1 for surround sound. It sounds great and was super easy to add to my existing Sonos system.
Pros: -great sound -easy set-up
After having used the Bose SoundTouch systems I have converted to Sonos. The sound quality from this little speaker is fantastic and fills a room quite well. It's much punchier and cleaner through the mids and has enough bass to hold its own. One differentiator for me was the simplicity and ease of use of the Sonos app. Way better than SoundTouch and the biggest differentiator for me was support for Apple Music. All of my music is stored in iTunes Match and my kids have created numerous playlists in Apple Music. All of this is available online without me having to sync a local iTunes repository which I had to do with Bose. I can't recommend this product enough. I've since purchased the Play Bar and Subwoofer. When I added the sub it shook my house and I had to turn down the bass. Just ordered another Play 1 and will be adding the 5.1 option later today. Can't wait to listen!
Pros: Apple Music, simplicity, flexibility, sound, mids and bass
Cons: expensive but worth it
Product is awesome but not for us due to music streaming limitations. Why pay top $$ and have SONOS dictate my streaming choices.
Pros: Awesome sound. Easy to connect
Cons: No YOUTUBE?? Paid music streaming services Sorry not when I am paying you to play music of my choice
Big, Big quality sound out of a small package. SONOS controller app for iPhone is excellent.
Going back and forth on how to maximize the access to music throughout my home I finally came across Sonos. It just delivers and works beautifully. I'm an instant fan!
Pros: Ease of use. Very easy to install. Elegant and stylish.
Before installing this Play:1 I had no experience with Sonos equipment or the Sonos software. Honestly, even after reading up on it I still did not really understand how the system worked. But that all changed and the experience was nothing but a joy. Equipment: Packaging This equipment was packaged like professional equipment is packaged, not a little bluetooth speaker you buy at a box store. First, when you open the box the first thing you see are the instructions which are simple and well written. I detest reading half-baked, poor grammar, indiscernibly illustrated directions that seem as if the manufacturer only included them because there was a requirement. Second, the product is well protected but is not secured in a fashion that makes you damage the product to get it open. One piece of cardboard and a nice cloth sleeve and you are holding the product in your hand. One more piece of cardboard and you have the power cord and accessories. Overall, packaging is well thought out, not an afterthought or a place that Sonos tried to save money. Equipment: Connection Plug the speaker into the wall and connect it to WiFi, (note here, I used the Sonos Boost which creates an independent WiFi network for the Sonos speakers. How using the WiFi router works is unknown.), download the app, start the app and follow the simple instructions to get started. In moments you are connected. Takes a little time to understand multiple speaker use but works well. Equi
Pros: Simple Quick Well documented Lots of options if you want/need them Great sound Easy whole home / barn audio
Cons: A little expensive (but you get what you pay for with this unit.) Not simple to integrate other equipment No native Bluetooth (though it is possible to add with Sonos Connect and a non-Sonos bluetooth adapter.)
This is a great product. I have all of my speaker grouped together and have music in all of my rooms. Since I have SiriusXM and have the streaming included I am able to listen to all my stations that I listen in the car throughout the house.
Pros: easy to setup
Love it simple plug and play
I heard amazing things from my brother in law about Sonos play 1's and the other components and I was a bit skeptical how they could replace my hard wired and three times the cost Polk audio system... boy was my bro right! These speakers are amazing and that word doesn't even describe it properly! The sheer fact that I have have whole home audio in every room is what truly makes the difference. I can't wait to continue adding play 1's so there is one in every room - even bathrooms! Please put the 1's on sale soon!!
Pros: Ease of use. Whole home audio. Wireless. iPhone app controls. Sheer sound!
Cons: No Bluetooth option if needed.
Sounds amazing. Love that you can move from room to room. Fills a medium sized kitchen and dining room area with ease. May get a play:5 for living room. Cant imagine how good that will sound!
The product was a 5 star product until Sonos released the 6.4 version of the controllers(apps). The hardware is superior and the software Used to be until the new release. The new software seriously impacted the intuitive and user-friendly queue-based paradigm in favor of a "play now" experience. It has made the use of a queue tedious at best and just about useless for most. Before you make a purchase, go to community portion of the Sonos website, register, and see what most are saying about the new software. It's a bit of a reach to give it 2; it's the hardware that does it.
I love this speaker I have 4 play1 one in master bedroom one in the kitchen and 2 in my Mancave with a Playbar for a 5.0 sunndersound I'm thing about getting the subwoofer to complete Im surround sound
Pros: Best wireless speakers Grat sound
Was looking for option for our newly renovated kitchen. Did not want to do in ceiling or wall speakers. Chose Sonos play 1 to be mounted on wall close to ceiling. Great choice for us. Added an outlet near the mount which is hidden by the speaker. Looks great and sounds great! I will now be adding more speakers throughout the house.
Pros: Good sound, works great for our needs.
Cons: App could use some improvements to make it easier to navigate and make play;its, but maybe its just me and my lack of user skills. Speakers a bit pricey for what they deliver.
These speakers are as good as everyone has said. I set two of them up to serve as stereo speakers in our kitchen. Setup was extremely easy, the sound is great for the size of speaker, and the app makes playing music painless.
Pros: Ease of use and great sound
Cons: You are largely locking in to the Sonos system - the options to integrate Sonos with existing equipment are not great.
Amazing and the perfect solution to get quality sound unobtrusively. I have two of these set up as L-R stereo in a large open floor plan living/kitchen/dining area. The sound is phenomenal for the size. Set up was a breeze. It isn't my high end component system, but the sound is more than satisfying and easily fills the large area. Actually, it is quite close to the quality of my component system. I had both speakers set up and was streaming within 15 minutes tops. One of the advisors recommended these to me and I'm glad he did. An excellent and affordable choice.
Pros: Quality sound, easy setup, unobtrusive, streams a lot of sources and media, reasonable price, ability to set up as L and R stereo pair
Cons: None. OK, it isn't concert hall quality, but I don't live in a concert hall.
Excellent sound and easy set-up. The set-up with MAC Desktop, IPAD & Iphone took less than 15 minutes.
Pros: Great Sound! Easy quick Set-up.
Great sound quality--easy to set up
Excellent sound from a pair of these indoors. Cheaper Sonos solution than buying a connect:amp plus speakers, super easy to connect and get going. Not sure that I would try just one of these. Plenty of volume and rich sound indoors but sounded a little small out on my back deck in open environment.
Pros: Awesome connectivity, high quality sound indoors.
Cons: Does not sound as good in outdoor spaces, but not really meant to.
There might be better quality speakers, and there might be cheaper options. With Sonos you'll get a good quality sound, but you're paying for the seamless integration and ease of their ecosystem.
Pros: - easy setup - pretty good sound - form factor
Cons: - not supported natively by some integrations. - no aux input cable
Great speakers. Upgrade from AirPlay with so is boost and 6 play 1 speakers around the house. No more dropped signals and easy interfAce on iPhone. Highly recommended.
For a small speaker like this ....Wow ! good sound, fills the room, easy set up , pretty decent APP , overall a very good choice !
Pros: All good
This is my third Sonos Play 1 speaker which I got for my birthday, at my request. I am delighted I can now listen to my playlist in the kitchen, porch and grilling area. I grill a lot and move from room to room. The speacker is excellent, full rich sound, not tinny or flat. I have a pair of hard wired speakers on the porch connected to a Denon receiver and CD player but prefer the Sonos.
Pros: Great sound, can use my I-Phone playlists, Pandora or other radio stations. Very versatile. Volume control for each room.
Cons: Can't leaves speachers outside. Wil not play some music from I-tunes without subscribing to I-tunes music because of copyright protections.
Incredible sound from such a small speaker. Seems like a lot of money for a small single device but it is more than a speaker. Hooks up to wi-fi flawlessly, It is worth every penny and service from Crutchfield is second to none, as always!
Pros: Sound, Sound, Sound, ease of operation, flawless connection.
Cons: Expensive-But you get what you pay for.
Outstanding little espeaker with broad range of response. But the best thing about Sonos is the app and then network. No problems. The app provides a graphic equalizer with sets it apart from Play-Fi. It is completely superior to that system. I traded in a Play -Fi system for the Sonos and have absolutely no regrets.
Pros: Reliability. Ease of use.
Cons: Not cheap
Great sounding speaker with some contraints listed in the cons!
Pros: - Nice design. - Excellent built quality. - Crisp sound.
Cons: - Does not work with 5 Ghz Wi Fi - No 3.5 mm support. - You have to use Sonos app to stream to the speaker.
The Sonus system is everything I could ask for in a home sound solution. I can wirelessly send audio throughout my home; no wires, no effort to install and I can play in any and all room through my cell phone. It's the best. The Play 1 sounds great and is small enough to place almost anywhere.
Pros: small size; great sound; easy installation
The Sonus system is everything I could ask for in a home sound solution. I can wirelessly send audio throughout my home; no wires, no effort to install and I can play in any and all room through my cell phone. It's the best. The Play 1 sounds great and is small enough to place almost anywhere.
Pros: small size; great sound; easy installation
The Play:1 is compact and easily portable so I can use it for surround sound in one room and then take it into another to use as bookshelf speakers. Will probably add a play:3 or play:5 so I don't have to move the play:1s around since sound quality is so nice.
Pros: Portability, price when Sonos running rebate special, great sound quality
Great sound quality, easy to install and easy to use from the pc and iphone...it is fully integrated
Play 1 has excellent sound quality and is easy to set up. My system consists of a Sonos Connect (so I can play CDs and other items through my home stereo receiver into the Sonos system and similarly play Sonos items through my stereo speakers), Play1 and Play 3 speakers. Sonos and Crutchfield both supply excellent technical support with knowledgeable representatives. The system can be controlled from my pc, smartphone(s) and Ipads --- really easy to use once you understand the basics.
Pros: Excellent Sound quality, Broad access to internet radio stations, good technical support
Cons: Very pricey speakers and other system components.
The Play 1 speaker gives a very nice sound for a small speaker. It is easy to use once it is set up. Setting it up was easy except for getting iTunes to work. I plan to buy a second unit.
Pros: Easy to set up for internet streaming services such as Pandora and Amazon Nice sound
Cons: Setting up iTunes not particularly easy; it set my computer so that it never sleeps. Doesn't have bluetooth option or mp3 input so that you could listen to sound over speakers while watching a show on your mobile device. Spotify (free) doesn't work with Sonos. You must be a paying member. That's probably fair.
I have to say that I keep expanding my Sonos system throughout the house and it only gets better. It is easy to use and the sound is flawless. It helps that the speakers are aesthetically pleasing as well. I highly recommend the system and believe you will be very satisfied.
Pros: Simple set up. Ease of use.
Cons: The Sonos Application is not as good as iTunes when it comes to playing music and a lot of the artwork does not show up
My fifth addition to my sonos system! Loving the versatility of sonos.
I just dumped my clunky 30-year-old stereo gear, and I was seeking high-quality, user-friendly replacement equipment. Friends recommended Sonos highly, so I bought the Sound 1 and Sonos boost to give it a try and learn the system before investing more extensively. I am delighted. The App downloaded easily to both my PC and IPhone, and I could use it readily relying on intuition. For a speaker its size, output of the Sonos 1 is incredible. I anticipated the advangages of wireless with no amp, but it is even better than I expected. I will be getting more Sonos equipment.
Pros: It is a compact, easily operated, simple system offering great flexibility and tremendous sound.
Cons: I was a little apprehensive about the price, but you get what you pay for.
I am very happy with our Sonos speaker. It sounds great and it is easy to control trough our iPhone. We made one call to Sonos support when we set it up and there was no wait and we had an excellent tech who helped us.
Pros: Looks nice. Sounds great.
meets and exceeds expectations. Set up a breeze
Pros: great sound and easy to expand
First - Incredible sound, especially from a speaker with such a small footprint. Second - incredible product overall. Third - incredibly easy to set- up ... Even I was able to do it with to help whatsoever.
Pros: Sound, easy to set- up and basic use.
Cons: Deciding what was best for my purpose ... Play 1 or 3, but Crutchfield helped me make the right decision.
I bought these to replace a Bowers & Wilkins A5 AirPlay speaker for my living room. For the price per pair, the Play:1 offers much better sound (set as a stereo pair) for less money. What's more, the Sonos network is far more stable than my AirPlay connection to the A5 ever was. It starts streaming as soon as I hit the play button. Setup and tuning were simple and quick, though it did take a while to map my iTunes music library on the desktop software.
Pros: Good value, great sound, easy setup
Cons: Better as a pair
I first heard a Sonos Play 1 at my daughter's home...wondered where the great music was coming from. She showed me her Sonos Play 1 speaker and her iPhone, explaining that she could control all aspects of the speaker from her phone or from her iPad. Such great sound was coming from that little speaker perched on the top of a bookcase; it would have strained credibility had I not seen and heard it for myself. Since I almost constantly listen to music from my iPhone, I was excited about the proposition of hearing such good sound quality with a small, easy-to-install speaker. I bought a Sonos as soon as I got home and had it set up within 10 minutes--including reading directions. Even though the physical setting is different in my home than it was in my daughter's, the speaker sounds just as good. For a person who needs to be surrounded with music, the Sonos Play1 seems almost too good to be true.
Pros: *Rich sound *Easy set-up *Will fit in many spots in a home because it is amazingly small for such great sound
Cons: I hate to turn it off so that my husband can watch television...compromise, compromise, compromise...
I am truly floored by the high ratings this unit gets. I cannot imagine I'm the only person to dislike this unit. I've been using my Sonos Play for about a year now. While the sound is rich and full, I am giving up on it because of its unfriendly, unintuitive interface. I listen to a lot of podcasts. First, you must play all files through the proprietary Sonos app, which only recognizes files that are downloaded to your device, no streaming content. It does not speak to your other apps, such as iTunes, etc, so I am constantly frustrated with the unit. As a podcast updates over the course of its life, the Sonos unit perceives the podcast as a totally different entity or "artist" with each update. So, you will have several of the same icons that will each have different files within. Unlike iTunes, there is no access to the music/podcast from your phone while it is in locked mode. You must unlock your phone, and go to the app to pause, stop, fast-forward or rewind. There is also no option to ff or rewind by 15 second intervals, so if you miss something and want to go back doing so is very sloppy. On some files, the app does not recognize the progression of the play at all, so there is no going back or forward at all. Also, in addition to my iPhone 6+, which is what I usually use, I have an old iPad. The old device cannot interact with the Sonos at all. That's not a big deal, but it just adds to the list of annoying features of the unit. I am done!
Pros: Sounds great. Nice looking unit.
Cons: Proprietary interface is terrible.Crutchfield response on 5/9/2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
My previous sound system died. I was used to the ease of controlling the system from a tablet so after doing some research online, I settled on the Sonos Play series speaker. However, I did not know which model, the 1, the 3, or the 5, would best work for me. I visited the Crutchfield retail store in Charlottesville where I was helped by the knowledgeable and very helpful, Mark. After I explained my room dimensions he recommended that I purchase two Play 1's which would provide stereo separation in my 20x20 room. I purchased the two Play 1's at Crutchfield and took them home where the ease of setup was noteworthy. I am using an Ipad Mini to control the speakers with the Sonos app. Not only is the sound amazing but the interface on the app is amazingly easy to use. I have all of my Pandora stations plus Radio Paradise as well as my favorite radio stations on the app. I highly recommend the speakers as the sound quality is off the charts. And, Crutchfield's prices are competitive with Amazon so wouldn't you rather support a small, locally-owned company than the behemoth Amazon? The service and customer support at Crutchfield at without peer.
Pros: 1. Ease of setup 2. Versatility of music and radio offerings through the Sonos app 3. The sound quality is amazing.
Heavy duty little speaker. Great sound quality for the size. Easy set-up.
Pros: Sound quality for it's size. Ease of set-up.
Cons: Not very portable. No battery option.
It is almost unbelievable to see this little speaker and then, to hear the richness of the sound it produces. Amazing. The setup is extremely easy and the Sonos application is a marvel. We have the speakers in the two places we own and the application immediately recognizes where we landed and connects to the speakers seamlessly.
Pros: Rich sound, easy set up, great application, multi-room and multi-home capable
Crutchfield does not disappoint! They had the very best price on the Sonos Play 1 and I had been itching to add to my system with a bathroom speaker. Took literally 10 seconds to connect it, and another 10 to add it to my group. Bam, music! Sounds rich and wonderful. I plan to buy a play 3 for my bedroom as soon as I can get a great deal, Sonos is the BEST
Pros: small easy to install and use sounds great
Cons: cost is high
Fills my large kitchen with great sound. Very easy to set up. Any problems and Sonos is extremely helpful.
I was thinking of installing an expensive, whole house, sound system until I spoke with customer service at Crutchfield. He correctly suggested the Sonos Play 1 or Play 3 to satisfy my needs. He was right. I initially purchased 2 and a week later, because it was so easy to set up and such great sound that I ordered a 3rd Play 1 for a 3rd room. I love the ease of setting up and running the system and the sound quality and volume is perfect for our house.
Big sound from small speaker. Easily portable.
Pros: Easy SONOS app setup. Easily portable. Great SONOS feature for all speakers is the ability to group/ungroup multiple speakers. Very Cool stuff!
This is one of my best purchases in the last decade. The sound quality is great and the installation couldn't be easier. The control software from Sonos is very well done, making it easy to move speakers to new locations and re-grouping. You have total control over the speakers from any computer and most mobile devices. I did find that there was no software for my Windows phone but I have several different tablets and software was available for them.
Pros: Excellent product and easy installation
Cons: No software available for Windows phone
Big sound in a small package.
Pros: Arrived when promised, easy set up, sounds great in my office.
Cons: The power cord. A cordless option would be awesome!
Great Sound, Easy Set Up, Quick Delivery Only wish Sonos 1 had auxiliary outlet
Pros: Great Sound,Easy Set UP, Quick Delivery Crutchfield is always consistently excellent in their Customer Service
Cons: Would like a Auxiliary outlet on Sonos1
Fantastic, especially for a wireless product that is ~3"x 5.5" Wonderful Sound & very easy to use. Controls are very intuitive.
Speakers sound great for their size. Was able to get operational in a commercial setting by disabling the WIFI in the speaker so it did not broadcast as it would create issues in our facility with the existing WIFI running on 2.4 Ghz. Each speaker is plugged into Ethernet and works like a charm. Now the speakers don't compete with other WIFI uses in the building and to control the speakers requires one to be plugged into our network, which is pretty rare as most use phones w/in our facility.
Pros: Great sounding, amount of online music sources, speaker mount in back, style
Cons: Would be nice if from PC could talk over the speakers for announcements. Not a con so much as a great feature.
This is our 2nd. SONOS Play 1 and it was very easy to hook up in our upstairs loft. We love the quality of the sound and the variety of music and other stations we are able to get.
Pros: Came fast Easy to set up Just what we wanted
I have been looking for this kind of system for years. Now that I have it I am fully satisfied. You can have music in every room just plug in your speaker. You can control your system both from your computer or your smartphone. Really cool.
Pros: Easy to install and versatile.
Cons: Hi cost but worth every penny.
Sonos has impressed me again. This was the 4th Sonos product I have purchased. I bought this Play 1 for our fitness room. Perfect sound for the space it is in. Easy to set up. The unit is quite portable, so If we want to move it outside during get togethers, its perfect. Thank you again Crutchfield for all your helpful reviews! I recommend this play 1 for everyone
Pros: Small, Great sound, more affordable than other sonos units
Cons: Still pricey (all sonos are)
Sonos play 1 are small in size but they are big in sound. The clarity sound at higher volumes is amazing (highs and mids) , with nice crisp bass.Great job Sonos!
Pros: Great sound in a small package , Very easy set up, Not an eye sore in a room,
Cons: Only con is speakers need a power cord! Wish these can have a battery pack for hanging on walls and/or better portability around the house. I was gonna mount on my walls but looking/thinking of a power cord running down my wall was very discouraging. Have on a corner table and it's perfect and power cord is hidden.
Great sound in a small package
Pros: Small but with a great sound. It fills up the room.
Love the ease of connectivity, clarity, and quality. Will definitely continue to expand my system.
Pros: Size, sound ratio. Ease of set up. Simple to use.
Cons: Wish they could be chargeable
This is a very nice wireless speaker option. It fits a niche use for us in that we want compact and least amount of wires. A Chromecast Audio would have been great... if there were single speaker options like this (LG's current H3 is not worth it IMO given it's close to the same price). It sounds pretty good, as we live in a townhouse so just wanted something easy to use as well. Software could be more friendly IMO. I had 0 problems, but find their Android App isn't always obvious. Queue list has no indication of how to get out of it. Yes, you'd try back eventually, but there's no indication you're in a subpage of some sort (I have this same issue with Play Music actually). My biggest issue is cost for sound. It's on the a little too high for what you get. Part of this is the whole house experience, and that is pretty damn nice (even for just 2 speakers). But I feel that tide is about to change. Frankly, if there was a good Chromecast Audio solution, I'd go there. But there wasn't. And I didn't want to wait. If you can deal with larger bookshelf speakers and some extra wires, I would go there in a heartbeat now. But Sonos still has the multi room experience down pretty good. If that's a big factor now, this is the way to go.
Pros: Nice multi room setup. Sounded better than expected. compact and clean
Cons: Expensive, despite sounding better than expected. No true universal Google Cast option (it only works on Android, not iOS, and I don't think it's actually Google Cast)
I have 8 of these speakers around my condo. Awesome sound in a small package. Incredible system overall
I already own two Play 1's and 2 Sonos Connects. I bought this latest one as a gift for my daughter. She loves it! It was easy for her to get set up and playing her favorite radio station.
Pros: Compact, easy setup, great sound from small speaker
Having fallen in love with my Sonos Connect, I purchased the Sonos Play for my mother as a Christmas gift. She listens to music while in her sewing room, and isn't as preoccupied with sound quality as I am. Play 1 is a small speaker that is surprisingly powerful and as easy to set up as other Sonos devices. It lacks a subwoofer, which means that fans of an emphatic low end (or those accustomed to a stereo system with a powered subwoofer) should start with one of the more expensive Play speakers.
Pros: Ease of set up Compact but powerful A comparatively inexpensive starting point for those new to networked speakers
Cons: Weak bass
This is a situation of you really have to hear it to believe it. Lucky for me both of my siblings are Sonos loyalist, so I've had the opportunity to experience a full house system as well as a situational system (2 rooms). I purchased the Play 1 for my office. I appreciate the flexibility of this wireless product and feel the quality is exceptional.
Pros: Quality sound. Easy set-up and placement.
I love my Sonos! Super easy to set up and operate, fab sound, great to be able to play from my iPhone or daughter's, love playing from my iTunes, Pandora, radio. Only problem: what do I do with all of these old CDs taking up spans on my shelves?
Pros: Ease of use, great sound
Cons: Addictive- I want one for every room!
Very easy to get hooked up and sound is amazing especially for such a small unit. Thoroughly impressed. Had hoped to have both Sonos sound and my computer speakers but at least at this point, Sonos takes over but that's OK! Might need to buy a second unit for the computer room.
Pros: Size, shape
Small speaker puts on surprisingly good sound for its size. It's small and fits nicely on our bathroom counter. Sonos is great. We got the white one, looks great in our bathroom with white countertops.
Pros: 1) Surprisingly good sound for its size. 2) Easy to find a good spot for it since its smaller compared to its more expensive sisters. 3) The cheapest of the Sonos speakers.
Cons: 1) Not cheap but well worth it.
Sonos made a great first impression on me with the Play1. Very easy to set up and use. The sound is good for its size.
Pros: Size Ease of use
Cons: Not compatible with all music services
Fantastic compact speaker,exceptionally well-made.
Pros: Great sound.
These wonderful speakers round out my surround system. I started with the Playbar and now have two Play. Ones for surround. Saving my money for the Subwoofer. Simple setup.
Pros: Well integrated and easy to set up. I love all of the stations and my SiriismXM auto subscription works with it as well
We have only had the TV for a short time, so I don't have a lot to say. It was really easy to get everything set up.
Pros: Easy set-up
Works great. Easy setup. Not as much "sound" as a play 5 but good for a room
Pros: good sound, easy setup
Arrived before eta. Works great!
Great sound! I thought I had a good idea of how Sonos worked before I bought the two PLAY:1s we have at our house. We love that we can put them in different rooms, play different things on each one, and adjust it all through our phones. The actual Sonos app is relatively easy to use - it's intuitive, and once you get everything set up, it works great. Having to reply on the app, however, is a negative. I wish that it would just connect to my phone and play whatever I select. (This would mean that I couldn't listen to music and take a phone call at the same time, but I'm willing to sacrifice that) If it operated more like a regular bluetooth/wifi speaker, I wouldn't have to reset all of my music preferences and settings. Two quick examples - you can use Spotify through your Sonos, but because it connects to Spotify as it's own device, none of your personalization is available in the Sonos app. That means none of your Spotify playlists or created radio stations. (In fact the "start a station based on that song" feature isn't available in Sonos) So you have to recreate everything you already have. Sonos has it's own level of music security built into its app so you can't play pirated material (I'm a huge fan of that), BUT it won't trust your other devices - many of the albums that I have purchased hard copies of and then downloaded to my device will not play through Sonos. Again ,both of these issues would be solved if it didn't have such a "fancy" app and operating system.
Pros: Fantastic sound Multiple sources of sound in different locations Ability to play different things in different rooms Easy and intuitive control
Cons: Sonos app restricts available content & features
Great sound from a small package! Easy to set up, great customer support, and great music choices through the app.
Pros: Sound, size, app.
The Sonos speakers are easiest to set up and then within a few minutes you are enjoying beautiful clear music.
Pros: Easy of set up and tech support offered by Crutchfield and Sonos cannot be touched. They are superb.
Cons: A bit pricey but worth the money.
First Sonos speaker was looking for the flexibility of a wireless speaker and the Play one has exceeded my expectations. Good quality sound form such a small speaker. Installed one speaker, super easy the app walks you right through installation, to listen to the sound quality and play with location. About a week later installed second speaker, again super easy app walked me right through installation. I was able to adjust the volumes of each speaker through the app and now have them grouped together. The ease of installation and sound quality has me seriously thinking about a play bar and sub.
Pros: Ease of installation, Great app, Good sound Quality Speaker blend easily into decor.
I am very happy with the Sonos Play 1. I have been wanting to listen to my music everywhere I go. That's what I love about it. It goes where I go! Great sound, nice in appearance, good range(hearing it from a distance) makes this a great choice for me! I will be adding more eventually so I don't have to unplug and move it every time.
Pros: Great appearance, great sound, can move it anywhere where there is a plug.
Cons: I wish, I wish we didn't need the plug; and I wish I wish Sonos had a weather proof outdoor speaker! Someday soon I hope ! :)
I am impressed with the sound that these speakers produce solo. They sound even better when you pair them up and put them into stereo mode. I wanted some outdoor tunes and these speakers are perfect for that! I only wish there was an outdoor weather-resistent model - come on Sonos! Being tethered to the wall by a power cord is a drag - I wish there was a rechargeable/battery option. The Sonos controller app is pretty robust but it could be improved. I do like the speakers and would definitely recommend them.
Pros: Sound; Multiple modes (solo, groups, stereo); Portability; Physical play/stop and volume buttons; Easy setup
Cons: Power cord (rechargeable option would be sweet!); Lack of Amazon Prime Music integration (only regular Amazon Music)
The Play 1 is a great addition to my Playbar. Its has a nice well built heft and it blends in nicely with the decor. It certainly has plenty of output and I prefer 2 Play 1's to one Play 5. Very easy to setup!
Pros: setup, Integration and design
Cons: I wish there was one other input option such as 3.5mm or Bluetooth
Really easy to setup and has good sound. I'm not a super high end audiophile so I can't say if these sound comparable to high end speakers, but to me as a general listener they sound great. I have a couple in my living room, a couple on my deck, and one in my bedroom.
Pros: Easy to setup, sound good
Cons: App to control them isn't the best. While grouping speakers is easy, if you want to add a speaker to a group after you already started listening you have to stop the current song playing and then restart the music.
Easy to set up, easy to use, and great sound. What more can you ask for?
Pros: Small, good sound, easy to use.
Cons: A bit pricey...
I already own a Play5 and am pleased with this model as well. Definitely recommend for the price, sound is great and fills up our whole basement.
Pros: Wifi is WAY better than bluetooth for music streaming
Got this speaker to use by the pool and I am more than happy with its performance. Its a great speaker and I would recommend it to anyone who's thinking about buying one.
Pros: Its all good
Cons: None so far
Use it throughout the house - kitchen, bedrooms, office. Takes up very little shelf space, has a deep, rich sound. I will add more as needed.
Let me tell you these little speakers sound well. These are heavy and were wall mounted without issues. I am using these as a surround sound to complement playbar. The surround sound is awesome. Wireless is advantage and i have no issues with any delays etc. I recommend it.
Pros: good sound high volumes nice bass easyly added to make surround sound
Cons: pricy no input
A nice sounding little speaker that's wireless to boot.
Pros: Nice balanced sound, wireless connected!
I've owned all their speakers, all are great but the Play 1 is actually the most surprising given it's size. They can absolutely hold their own and will fill a medium room no problem.
I added two Play:1's to my sound bar and sub to create surround sound. It sounds fabulous. I really like it. I was concerned that the Play:1 might not be pwerful enough but these little guys are serious speakers. I have taken them out on my back deck and used the pair of Play:1's as my only speakers and they sound great.
Pros: Lots of sound. Good powerful speakers.
Cons: It's a bit of a pain to divorce them from my surround sound set-up and move them outside. Then I have to reconfigure which can be done but it takes a few minutes and is just harder than it needs to be.
I already had the PlayBar, PlaySub and two Play 3's. I had the Bar and Sub set up as a 2.1 sound system for my TV however, I knew I needed to go for the full 5.1 solution and the Play 3's were being used in other rooms..so, I wanted the Play 1's to complete the configuration. They did the job and then some, from an outstanding surround sound for video, using the Sonos app I can switch to beautiful sound with Pandora or other apps. The Play 1"s were icing on the Sonos sound cake at our home. I am pleased with the system in every conceivable way...oh and by the way, Crutchfield is a great place to buy Sonos products very fast delivery, no sales tax and technical assistance every step of the way.
Pros: See review
Replaced a Sony radio with crappy reception and sound in our master bathroom with Sonos 1. The difference was absolutely staggering! I know have Sonos in 5 rooms on on 2 decks. I never touch my expensive home media system now. I even pull in African music from a station in Marseilles France, and a Gaelic program from Ireland readily switching between them and my several local NPR stations and the various BBC stations..
Pros: Central as well as local control.
Cons: You can't fault the Sonos system. They aren't cheap as other reviewers point out - but quality per $ beats everything out there.
Great clear sound. Decent bass sound from a small speaker. Nice compliment to the other Sonos speakers in the house.
Pros: Small, good sound.
Sound was Awesome! Wish I could have kept it... but had to return because I didn't do my homework. Here's Cliffs Notes for those like me: --Does not work like a traditional speaker, so it will not play audio from online or other non-sonos app compatible sources. --You can get the functionality above using "Line In" if you buy a Play 5 or add a Sonos Connect. --Rare, but you may have trouble with firewall/port permissions you have set. So really mostly my fault for not doing more research.
Cons: Limited audio sources if you are not planning on buying a Sonos Connect or Play 5 or find another way around the "Line In" issue.
These speakers are awesome did not expect these speakers were loud and crisp
Pros: wireless connection and the controlling app. is good
Cons: does not use blue tooth to play
We continue to be impressed by this speaker. Great sound for the price. My husband couldn't believe it worked as well as he did (and he's a picky music guy!)
This little guy provides impressive sound quality especially when paired with another play 1 in stereo mode. So far I have two play 1s and the sub in the same room and they sound incredible. Even though Sonos is a hard pill to swallow as far as price is concerned, its worth it.
Pros: Sound quality Ease of use
Great set of speakers. Good sound, no wires, versatile and set up took less than 5 minutes
Pros: Convenience and sound
Cons: None so far
Love it! It's small enough to move to wherever I am. Wether I'm working in the garage or in back on the deck, it provides incredible sound.
Pros: Crisp sound, portability
Cons: Maybe a longer cord, but I'm nit picking.
Awesome little speakers, nice for their size. You get the most out of them when you stereo pair them. Have a large living room, dining room combo. Have 2 on my 2 end tables and a play 5 across on the opposite end in the center. Sounds awesome
Pros: Little speaker delivering nice sound for the size
Can't say enough good things about Sonos. I link to Spotify and have a world of the best sounding music.
Pros: Superior sound quality, ease of use
Wonderful sound for a unit that takes up almost no space. I have 5 SONOS units in the house, and they provide for seamless listening from room to room.
Pros: Totally reliable, no downtime.
Great sound and quality for one room.
Pros: Outstanding quality and sound for a little guy.
This speaker is easy to connect, unobtrusive, and sounds pretty good as long as it's close to you. For example, if you position it on your desk or nightstand, you should be pretty satisfied with its sound. If you put it in a large room and aren't close to it, however, its sound will disappoint. While I might be belaboring the obvious, I believe it's still worth noting. The separation between bass and treble is pretty impressive.
Pros: Small footprint Easy setup Good separation
Cons: For "intimate" listening
This was my first Sonos purchase and I'm hooked! Great sound and so easy to set up. Having so much fun with it - I am ordering my second Play 1! I can't wait to have speakers in several rooms!
Pros: Great sound from such a small speaker; easy to set up.
The product's performance is great, no complains, thus far. However, there appears to be no way to turn it off (i.e., it's always in wait mode, thus using power)
This product was very easy to set up and the sound was great. I wanted to be able to access my iTunes library from a mobile device in my home and was using a portable bluetooth speaker before purchasing the Sonos Play 1.
Pros: Easy to set up. Great sound. Fits my needs. Thinking about adding more Sonos products and recommending to friends and family.
Cons: Could not access via wireless one time due to poor wireless reception in my home. I need to learn more about the Sonos products to enhance my reception.
I have two play 1s, a play 3, and a playbar. Do not over think this one. This is sonos best product. Just buy it. I like all my sonos products, but love the play 1s.
The only down side is that this one speaker is so great we'll be buying at least one more.
Pros: sound, convenience, ease of setup
We added this extra speaker to our Sonos system and it is a great addition which allows for beautiful music to be heard throughout our home.
Pros: Simple to set up. Great speakers. Beautifully manufactured and artistic to look at.
Excellent. like flexibility
The Sonos Play 1 is fantastic little system. It was remarkably easy to set up on all the devices on my network (two phones, a laptop and a tablet). The single speaker is enough to fill my whole apartment (about 700 square feet) with my favorite music. It should be said that the mobile and computer software are not seamless. Things that are easily accessible on the mobile version are hidden behind menus on the computer (setting up internet radio broadcast) and vice versa. I will also make it plain that you can only access music remotely from active devices. By this I mean that your laptop needs to be on in order to access it and play it via a mobile device. I am looking to make a workaround for this by placing my music library onto a networked hard drive so that my computer doesnt need to be on all the time.
Pros: Easy to set up. Clean, clear sound.
Cons: Software not seamless.
Cool product, easy to set up, this is the 2nd one I bought, use it in my wood shop
This is my 4th Sonos Play 1. Very good music sound for its size. Need I say more.
Pros: Very good sound, easy to hook up, anyone can install it. Small, but big sound. A joy to turn on and off,adjust volume,and select music from my IPad or iPhone.
Cons: Can't think of any.
Great sound in a compact package. Enjoying it a lot
Pros: Great sound Beautiful design Nice sound Integrates perfectly with the rest of my Sonos
Cons: On the high-price side (right price would be lower) Lack of alternative inputs like bluetooth or AirPlay (directly without a Bridge). I realize this is Sonos' overall strategy and for music systems makes sense. However, for those small shelf ones, it is very difficult to output directly from my mac. I have to rely on my older Jambox to do that, not ideal.
Added to growing Sonos system. Using in smaller room. Sound is full with decent base for a small speaker. We have Play 5's also but for next medium sized room we will go with 2 paired Play 1's
Pros: Plug and play. Big sound and small size for smaller spaces.
Cons: For what it is designed for and at this price I cant see any negatives.
This unit is, by far, the most impressive speaker of it's type that I have ever used. It is simple to set up. It connects immediately, and the choices of music services is impressive. I used my Android phone to set it up and control it. The audio is amazing. Believe me, it puts that other famous B--- name to shame. I would not hesitate to recommend this Sonus to everyone
Pros: Excellent audio, simple and quick set up, full selection of music services.
This speaker has amazing sound for such a small speaker and it was extrmemly easy to add to my existing system, even if this is your first Sonos speaker the initial system setup is super easy and quick. These speakers are addicting, once you buy one, you won't be able to stop!
Pros: Easy to use, great sound, very simple setup when adding to a current system or setting up as new system
Perfect for the kitchen as a pair or in the small office; wonderful full sound
Pros: Small, attractive; easy to mount on wall or stand on shelf; great sound with no wires and easy to control from computer or i-Pad.
After wrestling for two years with Airplay's connectivity issues we decided to try SONOS. Wow, I was very surprised at the quality and robust sound of the PLAY 1. They are worth the $200 price point. Surprisingly the PLAY 1 has the umpf of our retired Pioneer A4s and sounded so much better than the Home iW3s we had around the house. SONOS marketing really doesn't give adequate props to how good these sound. The SONOS interface is just spectacular - I did not think I'd see much value in the flexibility of being able to play different sources in different rooms, but we do use that feature. It really is spectacular and well executed.
Pros: Great sound Surprising clean volume w NO dropouts Excellent detail in construction Elegant software interface Easy to set up
Cons: Expensive, but, worth it No multi band EQ (beyond bass and treble) yet
Just bought two of these speakers and the sound quality is excellent! I already had a Sonos Play5, and I have to say that the pair of Sonos Play1's outperform it easily in terms of sound quality
I was definitely curious about this speaker and whether it would put out enough bass to be worth the price. Totally worth it. Does a great job at filling up the master bedroom. Not sure I'd use it for a big area, but it does the job for a single room. Also looks great on the dresser.
Pros: Big sound from a compact unit, sleek look.
Cons: Wouldn't be a good choice for a large space.
Awesome! The sound is fantastic. The software makes installation in your home network a breeze even without the proprietary Sonos Bridge or Boost. I have one speaker working wireless on a generic router home network. Works great. This is not cheap, but I am really glad Santa brought it.
Pros: Great audio. Intuitive software.
I purchased this unit as an addition to an existing Sonos system. My intent was to use it in a small room but it is more than adequate for larger rooms too.
Pros: easy set-up, portable, moisture resistant for use in our large bathroom.
Cons: I only wish it was less expensive.
We love the Sonos products! Easy to install and great sound. I am glad I purchased the Play 1 over the Play 3. It puts out enough sound for the master bedroom. My kids live the system because they can easily control what is playing from their iPhones.
Pros: Easy install. Easy to play what ever music you want I what ever room you want. Great if you have teenagers.
I love sonos but they do not tell you the proubdut does not work with sound bar and TV only sound bar works even when set up that way. Fine with music but not tv
Awesome WiFi sound system
Pros: Nice sound from a small system
Cons: Pictures make it seem much bigger
The sonos play 1 works well. It provides good sound in a small package. It's a bit pricy but was seamless to set up and portable. Sound is great for small area uses
Pros: Small, good sound, app makes it nice to control
Cons: A bit pricey
I bought two of the Play 1's along with Playbar and Sub and I couldn't be happier! Sonos is a fantastic product and I have no regrets at all, it sounds wonderful!
I have purchased quite a few Sonos products over the last year. Their ease of use combined with the surprisingly good sound quality has led me to purchase two playbars, 2 PLAY:3s, 1 PLAY:5, 1 Sonos Sub, and 4 PLAY:1s. I currently use the PLAY:1s as surround speakers for the playbars but these speakers can definitely hold their own. The PLAY:1s are amazingly powerful as they can get very loud considering the size of the units. Pair them together and you got an awesome stereo setup. Also, Crutchfield rocks. The speakers were shipped to me quickly and packaged with plenty of protective cushion. My advisor, Zac is always a pleasure to talk to and has never led me astray. Thanks!
Pros: Versatile Small but powerful
Cons: A little pricey
Love the Sonos system. So easy to set up, great sound and great music selections. We gave this Sonos as a gift. They were hesitant at first, but saw how easy it was to use, now they love it! Highly recommend Sonos.
Pros: Easy to use; easy to set up, great selection
Its a hefty little cube, but for a good reason. The sounds is clear and fills a room well. We had a little trouble setting up the wireless connection, but I think it might have been due to a weak signal from the router.
Pros: Good sound Small A lot of sound for its size
Cons: Connecting wireless was a little confusing
This LITTLE guy sounds great! I put one in my kitchen on top of the cabinet and It fills the space perfectly. It has a very rich and full sound. I also own a 5, Play Bar and subs. The quality is consistent.
Pros: Small foot print, Great, full sound.
Great sound out of a small speaker. Clarity and depth and ease of setting up. The only minus is that you have to use Sonos' own software to make them play. I'd like to be able to use any music or other media software like Windows media player to hear the music in my library.
Pros: Great sound. Ease of setting up. Easy to put anywhere in the house to balance your listening pleasure.
Cons: You have to use Sonos' software to play them.
I bought several play 1, play 3, play 5, playbar and sub for my husband for Xmas. We love the whole system. Very easy to set up. If you are looking for a single speaker for a room I would recommend getting the 3 or 5 but the 1 is great for a small room or one where you don't necessarily need the depth of sound a 3 or 5 provides.
Pros: Quality, ease of set up, ease of operation
This Sonos Play 1 is our first wireless speaker system and we cannot be more pleased. Set up to our wireless network was simple and we have had to no problems at all. The speaker sounds very good and the size is great for making the speaker hidden out of the way
Pros: Simple set up. Solid sounds for the price. Small size so it is easy to put the speaker out of the way.
Cons: None so far.
Extremely east to set-up and sound is excellent. I purchased a Bose product with Air Play and I experienced numerous issues with keeping it hooked up with my network. No such problems with the Sonos and the it sounds better that the Bose (to me). I will definitely be purchasing more of the Sonos Play speakers for the rest of the house.
Pros: Easy set up and great sound.
Love the sound!
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
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
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.
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.
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!
There is nothing bad to say about songs. From installation to customer service, all good.
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.