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Sonos ZP80

Sonos ZP80
alaScore 85

39 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Sonos ZP80. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and usability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Sonos ZP80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sonos ZP80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sonos ZP80 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (trustedreviews.com)

Sonos ZP80 Digital Music System

 

Has Sonos created a wireless digital music system that can satisfy an audiophile?

The Sonos Digital Music System certainly doesn’t disappoint on the first count. After digging all of the various components out of their various boxes (and there were a LOT of boxes), I had the system connected to my PC and streaming music from the...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph & Robin Morris (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sonos ZP80

 

When Sonos first released its Digital Music System last year it got some excellent reviews. Allowing you to beam music wirelessly to any room in your home and orchestrate the entire process from a neatly designed remote control, it looked a winner....

We love the remote control, but the need for an ethernet connection is a real flaw with the Sonos. Considering what you're paying, you might expect a rather more seamless system.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Anthony Dhanendran (Active Home)

Review: Sonos ZP80

 

Sonos aims to make its award-wining music-streaming system more affordable

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (macworld.co.uk)

ZP80 Bundle

 

When Sonos first released its Digital Music System last year it got some excellent reviews. It was certainly one of the best wireless music systems we'd ever seen - allowing you to beam your music to any room in your home and to control the entire...

Versatile wireless digital music system ; remote control and ZonePlayers for two rooms ; remote can control both players separately

Still too expensive ; speakers not included ; one ZonePlayer requires Ethernet cable to connect to your router ; can't play songs bought from online iTunes Store

To be fair, the ZP80 Bundle is a more elegant and versatile solution than the Airport Express. But it's still much too expensive for what it is. At this price it ought to be a completely wireless system that doesn't need Ethernet cables at all.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (avreview.co.uk)

Sonos ZP80 multiroom audio system

 

The Sonos wireless streaming system has a baby brother...

Quick and easy to set up, very easy and familiar to use

Not the cheapest wireless system, limited support for download services

The ZP80 can be coupled with virtually any amp and speakers via its RCA analogue or optical or coaxial digital sockets. Or you can hook it up to powered speakers, and use any combination of ZP80 and 50-watt amp-packing ZP100 units

May, 2006

Expert review by : CNET staff (cnet.com)

Sonos ZonePlayer ZP80

 

Sonos ZonePlayer ZP80

Aug, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Mike Kobrin (pcmag.com)

Sonos ZonePlayer 80

 

Sonos, one of the biggest names in multiroom digital audio, has released the Sonos ZonePlayer 80 ($999), a more affordable version of the ZonePlayer 100. Using a wireless network, the ZonePlayer 80 lets you play the thousands of digital music files...

Compact. Excellent audio quality. Broad file format support. Very easy setup.

No WM DRM, FairPlay, or WMA Lossless support. No photo support. Controller lacks a headphone output.

This is a truly excellent wireless audio solution for people who already have a good home stereo system and audio playback devices in multiple rooms. And it's surprisingly easy to set up.

May, 2006

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Performance

 

Sonos Digital Music System (ZP80 bundle)

The Sonos ZP80 bundle is sleekly designed, it's easy to set up, and its wireless, color-screen remote allows you to access your music from anywhere in the house. The Sonos system is also easily expandable (to as many as 32 rooms), now incorporates...

The Sonos system doesn't play copy-protected WMA or AAC files; the remote's rechargeable battery isn't removable.

With its ZP80 bundle, Sonos has done what fans of its highly regarded multiroom Digital Music System have requested all along: ditched the built-in amp of the ZP100, added digital audio outputs, and lowered the price. The recent Rhapsody integration is...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : CNET staff (cnet.com.au)

Sonos ZonePlayer ZP80

 

Sonos ZonePlayer ZP80

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

Sonos Digital Music System: ZP-80 Bundle

 

ALERT: Your days of having to stream music through your PC are over! Sonos now delivers the ability to stream straight from Rhapsody!

The drawback to this design is that the first Zone Player you install must be hardwired to your router. Unless you have Ethernet to a stereo, that unit is essentially wasted. (It’ll play your music, but that’s redundant because your PC can do the same...

Sep, 2006
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