Sonos PLAY:1 Two Room Wireless Smart Speakers Reviews

by admin on January 3, 2019

The Two Room Starter Set is the perfect way to start your Sonos system.The PLAY:1 is a compact, but really solid, single speaker. Inside are a tweeter and a 3.5” midrange/woofer that put out a surprising refined sound for the size. A few inclusions on the outside help make the PLAY:1 a really well-engineered product. The top has volume controls and a Play/Pause button so it’s easy to adjust while in use. The rear has a threaded adapter that makes it easy to wall mount with any standard speaker mount. There is also an Ethernet jack to allow it to connect directly to the network.

Two Room Set with Sonos Play:1 + $30 Amazon Gift card

Experience the magic of Sonos by filling two rooms of music with two PLAY:1s. The 2 Room Starter Set includes 2 PLAY:1 speakers – a compact wireless speaker that delivers deep, crystal clear HiFi sound. Wirelessly stream your entire iTunes or Amazon Cloud Two-Room-Set-Sonos-PlayPlayer library, favorite music services, and thousands of radio stations from around the world through the compact wireless speaker. The PLAY:1’s sleek, versatile design easily fits anywhere your home needs music, for surprisingly big sound no matter how tight the spot. Place a PLAY:1 speaker in each room you want music, and enjoy rich listening right out of the box. Set it up simply, and expand until every room in your home is packed with music; play a different song in each room or the same song in perfect synchronization. And control it all from your Android device, iPhone or iPad using the free Sonos CONTROL app. The 2 Room Starter Set is an incredible value and only available for a limited time, so start your Sonos system today. There’s never been a better time to fill your home with music.

Access to All Music

The Sonos Play:1 comes pre-loaded with Internet radio stations. Get over 100,000 free radio stations, shows and podcasts free of charge and browse easily. Sonos works seamlessly with a host of popular music streaming services and streams content to the room of your choice. You can also play music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on your home network.

Wireless App Control

You can control all your music and rooms with an Android™ device, iPhone®, iPod Touch® or iPad™. A free app lets you control the Play:1 from the palm of your hand. If you have multiple music players you can control what music is playing in every room, from anywhere in your house. Sonos Controllers aren’t tied to a specific player so you can use any controller to control the music and volume in all your rooms. The software is included to use any Mac or PC as a controller too.

Sonosnet Technology

The Play:1 can go anywhere and deliver music into your home wirelessly. Music players and controllers work on your home WiFi network or they can establish their own secure network using Sonosnet Wireless Mesh Technology. This uses sophisticated MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology, multiple antennas and radios together to boost signal strength and reach remote locations. This allows you to play different music in each room simultaneously or sync each room together and play the same all over your house in perfect unison.

Simple Set-Up

The Sonos Play:1 is simple and easy to use. Simply put it in any room and connect it to your home WiFi network using the free Sonos Controller App. The easy System Setup software provides on-screen prompts on any control. You can then expand your system room by room by adding more speakers.

The Play:1 is super small and compact and easily movable. Simply pick it up and plug it in! Once registered, the system will also automatically notify you of updates and new features and can be easily updated with the press of one button.

Reviews

“The Play:1 is the product I always hoped Sonos would make.” About.com “And, for being smaller than a half-gallon milk carton, it sounds pretty awesome.” NBC News “I’d say the company resoundingly succeeded with a speaker that far outpunches its size.” AP “Sounds heavenly”. Wired

Specifications

Audio

  • Design: Custom designed by Sonos to produce rich, powerful HiFi sound that’s crystal clear at any volume
  • Amplifier: Two Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the speakers and acoustic architecture
  • Tweeter: One tweeter creates a crisp and accurate high frequency response
  • Mid-Woofer: One 3.5 in/9 cm mid-woofer ensures the faithful reproduction of mid-range frequencies crucial for accurate playback of vocals and insrtuments, as well as delivery of deep, rich bass
  • Stereo Pair: Turn two Play:1s into separate left and right channel speakers to create wider, bigger and deeper sound
  • 5.1 Home Theatre: Add two Play:1 speakers to Playbar and Sub for a true surround sound experience

Music

  • Supported Studio Formats: Support for compressed MP3, iTunes Plus, WMA (inc. purchased Windows Media downloads), AAC (MPEG4), AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lpssless, Flac (lossless) music files, as well as uncompressed WAV and AIFF files. Native support for 44.1kHz sample rates. Additional support for 48kHz, 24kHz, 22kHz, 16kHz, 11kHz and 8kHz sample rates. Note: Apple “Fairplay”, WMA DRM and WMA Lossless formats not currently supported. Previously purchased Apple “Fairplay” DRM-protected songs may be upgraded.
  • Music Services Supported: Sonos works seamlessly with Amazon Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio, JB Hi-Fi NOW, JUKE, Last.fm, MOG, Pandora®, Rdio® Rhapsody®, SiriusXM™ Internet Radio, Slacker® Radio, Songl, Songza, Spotify®, Stitcher SmartRadio™, TuneIn, Wolfgang’s Vault®, WiMP and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks.
  • Operating Systems (for stored files): Windows® XP SP3 and higher; Mac running OS X 10.6.8 or greater; NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices supporting CIFS
  • Internet Radio Supported: Streaming MP3, WMA
  • Album Art Supported: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
  • Playlists supported: iTunes®, Rhapsody, WinAmp®, Windows Media Player® and MusicMatch™ (.m3u, .pls, .wpl)
  • Playback Modes: Crossfade, shuffle, repeat

Networking*

  • Wireless Connectivity: Works on your home WiFi netowrk with any 802.11b/g, 2.4GHz broadcast capable router. Also works on SonosNet, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network dedicated exclusively for your Sonos system to reduce WiFi interference
  • Sonosnet Extender: Functions to extend and enhance the power of SonosNet 2.0
  • Ethernet Port: One 10/100Mbps Ethernet port

General

  • Power Supply: AC 120/240v, 50-60Hz, auto-switchable
  • Top-Panel Buttons: Volume and Play/Pause. Press Play/Pause button once to start or stop the music and twice to skip to the nest track
  • Top-Panel Lights: Indicates Play:1 status
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 6.36 x 4.69 x 4.69 (in) / 161.45 x 119.7 x 119.7 (mm)
  • Threaded Mount: 1/4 inch (6.75mm) / 20-thread
  • Weight: 4.08 lb (1.85 kg)
  • Operating Temperature: 32F to 104F (0C to 40C)
  • Storage Temperature: 4F to 158F (-20C to 70C)
  • Humidity Resistant: Designed to withstand high-humidity, such as in a bathroom with a runnign shower. (The Play:1 is not waterproof or water resistant).
  • Product Finish: White with light metallic grille
  • Multi-language support: Sonos System Software supports: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Weight: 5 kg (including cables and print materials)


List Price: $298.00 USD
New From: $298.00 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock

Summary: Buy One Now

One thing I’d really like to have added to the PLAY:1 is a line-in. Sonos sells a sound bar for use with your TV, but a pair of the PLAY:1 speakers would make for a fantastic little system. I’d also like to see Bluetooth built-in. Almost every streaming service is available but the user interface is different from a smartphone. TuneIn on a smartphone lets you search for college football games but the TuneIn interface on the Sonos does not. It also lets guests stream audio to it without installing an app.

Overall the PLAY:1 system blows me away. I’ve avoided Sonos before with the high cost of entry but that problem is gone. The PLAY:1 is easy to set up, easy to use, and sounds amazing. If I don’t buy it for myself I’m going to buy one for my Dad, it’s that good. The best $200-400 you can spend on music this year, no questions asked.

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