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Sonos PLAY:1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11211 reviews of Sonos PLAY:1. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the sound and reliability. The design and size also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the connectivity. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sonos PLAY:1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sonos PLAY:1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1022 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The price and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sonos PLAY:1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1855 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, size, design, reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sonos PLAY:1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Comments about the design and size are on the whole positive. There are some critical reviews about the reliability, and opinions are divided on the price.

usability, size, design

reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sonos Play:1

 

The best wireless speaker in town?

Small and convenient ; Great sound quality for size ; Good value

No aux input

The Sonos Play:1 is probably the most impressive speaker we’ve seen from Sonos. It offers all the convenience of its streaming brothers in a smaller, cheaper form. Don’t expect it to power a party single-handed, but this speaker is simply brilliant.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sonos Play:1 review

 

Impressively weighty Sonos is every bit as good as we remember

Impressively weighty ; Punchy for size ; Dynamically expressive ; Strong rhythms ; Smooth, simple set-up

No physical connections ; No high-res

Unfazed by time, the entry-level Sonos is every bit as good as we remember

Jan, 2016

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sonos Play:1 review

 

The most affordable Sonos system ever, but is it still the cream of the streaming crop?

Can use as PlayBar surrounds ; Great design ; Affordable

It's a mono speaker ; A pair sounds better than one

Oct, 2013

Pocket-lint Editor's Choice 2017

Expert review by : Stuart Miles, Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sonos Play:1 review: The perfect Sonos starting speaker

 

For those not interested in voice control, the Play:1 remains the perfect speaker to start embracing the Sonos system, or adding to an existing Sonos

Great sound quality ; Compact design ; Seamless multi-room audio ; Easy setup ; Compatible with over 80 music streaming services ; Trueplay compatible ; Voice control through Alexa-enabled device

Voice control requires additional device ; Newer Sonos One has more seamless design ; Sound quality not as good as Play:3

The Sonos Play:1 is a great little speaker that has so much potential beyond the speaker itself that we can't recommend it enough as a starting place to embrace the Sonos system. That said, four years following its launch and it's got some serious...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Adrian Justins (homecinemachoice.com)

Sonos Play:1 review

 

Sonos has been one of the top dogs in wireless audio for some time, where its stylish Play:3 and Play:5 speakers lend themselves perfectly to multiroom use. The beauty of Sonos's proprietary system is that you can have as many speakers as you like...

Solid build; tight, powerful sound; impressive app integration; welcome addition of play/pause button

Possibly a bit too clinical sounding; dull design; a tad pricey

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sonos Play:1 review

 

The cheapest ever Sonos player sounds so good it might just kill the rest of the range

A new, low price for Sonos ; Cracking sound ; Brilliant usability and endless content

Not portable ; No inputs for other sources

Sonos was already awesome, and the Play:1 makes it way more affordable without sacrificing sound or design quality

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Hugh Langley (techradar.com)

Sonos Play:1 review

 

Sonos goes for a fun-sized approach

Excellent sound ; Reasonably affordable ; Fits snugly almost anywhere

Living rooms will want two ; Lacks support for some streaming services ; Reliance on mains power removes some mobility

Sonos Play:1 manages to be a superb quality speaker at a more affordable entry point than the rest of the Sonos range. You won't need deep pockets then for this one – and with an improved app and support for even more services, it's better than ever....

Nov, 2018

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by : Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sonos Play:1 review: The best multiroom speaker is now better value than ever

 

A great addition to the Sonos range, which sounds great on its own or as part of a stereo or multi-room system

Great sound quality, glorious build ; Most affordable Sonos player yet ; Incredibly flexible and future proof

Not much

Adding a SUB into the mix makes another big difference and you get proper thumping sound that's up there with, if not better than, a single Play:5. Given its flexibility and that you can add other components to improve its sound, the Play:1 is a clear...

Nov, 2017

PC Advisor Gold Award

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sonos Play:1 review

 

Sonos has always been an expensive way of doing wireless multi-room Hi-Fi, until now that is. Read our Play:1 review to find out more.

At £169 the Play:1 is compact, versatile and smashes the price barrier to the world of Sonos which previously existed. Amazingly, this speaker retains the excellent build quality and sound quality with which we’ve come to expect.

Nov, 2013

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