Updated 3 Feb 2017

Sonos

Play:1

Snapshot: The Sonos Play:1 can be added to a network of speakers, but how does it sound by itself?

Play:1
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$347

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Test results

Overall score
59
Sound Quality
?/10
Ease of use - Andoid app
?/10
Ease of use - iOS app
?/10

Good points

  • OK sound quality.
  • Android and iOS apps both easy to use.
  • Works with Google Play Music.
  • Speaker can be used as network extender.
  • Can create its own network.

But

  • No dual-band WiFi.
  • No Bluetooth.

System review

This speaker can be linked to other speakers to create a “network” or “system”.

The Sonos speaker system has good sound quality and you can use the speakers to extend your network. You can even use the system to create its own network. It doesn't work with Apple's AirPlay but it does work with Google Play Music.

How we test

Sound is based on our panel of 3 music listening experts’ appraisal of different pieces of music (classical and rock/pop). The speaker is positioned about 2 metres away from the listeners, with the panel assessing overall sound quality.

For networked speakers this is done individually and as a system.

Ease of use considers both the Apple and Android versions of the apps and the ease of connecting and setting up the speaker, as well as sending music to the speaker.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$347
System
Sonos

Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x D, mm)
161 x 120 x 120
Number of drivers
2
Multi-channel
Mono

Features

Ethernet
Yes
WiFi Dual Band
No
WiFi direct
No
Bluetooth
No
Apple AirPlay
No
Google Play Music
Yes
Pandora
Yes
Spotify
Yes
Can create own network
Yes

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