Sonos Play: 1 - Compact Wireless Smart Speaker - Black (Discontinued by manufacturer)
- This speaker has been discontinued and replaced with the Sonos One SL speaker
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Fill Your Home With Music The PLAY:1 has two perfectly tuned Class D amplifiers, one 3.5" mid–woofer designed to faithfully reproduce mid–range frequencies and deliver deep bass, and one tweeter to create a crisp and accurate high–frequency response. No other wireless speaker this size delivers such rich, clear HiFi sound. DON'T JUST HEAR. LISTEN PLAY:1's custom–tuned drivers and software deliver rich, powerful sound, with crystal clear highs and deep, rolling lows for pitch–perfect HiFi music. PUT YOUR MUSIC IN ITS PLACE: ANYWHERE PLAY:1's sleek, versatile design easily fits anywhere your home needs music, for surprisingly big sound no matter how tight the spot. ALL YOUR MUSIC, ALL TOGETHER No matter how many places your music library lives or how many music services you use, the Sonos app lets you access all the music you love in one place. A HOME FULL OF MUSIC STARTS HERE PLAY:1 is a building block of the Sonos multi–room system, letting you start with one and easily expand to any room. Play the same song everywhere, or choose different tracks for different rooms. AMAZING ALONE, EVEN BETTER TOGETHER PLAY:1's standalone HiFi sound sets it apart. Pair two PLAY:1s together for immersive, true stereo sound. HiFi SOUND AND ROCK–SOLID WIRELESS Experience your favorite music from the only wireless music system that combines warm, full–bodied sound with a powerful wireless network 100 percent devoted to streaming HiFi sound. STREAM ALL THE MUSIC ON EARTH A single app lets you play your entire music library, stream all of your favorite music services and tune in to more than 100,000 Internet radio stations and podcasts. Play the same song in every room, in perfect sync–or play different music in every room–from any source.
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The Sonos software, the extra components (boost, connect amp...etc.) and the necessity to have a suuuuper strong wifi signal to use all of it are only going to be worth your time if you are taking advantage of a full system. Anyone who owns just one or two play1s and is frustrated with the app and all the software updates is absolutely right, its not worth it. When, however, you are using the app to group multiple rooms and taking advantage of updates that allow you to play different media in different rooms using Alexa (just examples) the updates suddenly become less burdensome.
I also touched on this a second ago, but it is important to understand that these are not intended to be Bluetooth speakers. You HAVE to use the Sonos app to play almost everything (Spotify Connect does let you play music from the Spotify app with a paid Spotify subscription - Some other services do this as well.) This, again, is because the intended use is to be able to connect multiple rooms in your home to the system and play music throughout. It makes sense that Sonos would not be able to ensure that there would be no sync delays or lag between rooms/speakers unless the Sonos system is controlling all output. An added benefit to this is that you can compile Sonos playlists that pull songs from multiple sources - have an album saved on Spotify, but can only find that live version of your favorite song on Google play? You can build a Sonos playlist that combines it all into 1 killer tracklist.
Additionally, these are not computer speakers. <Notice the period at the end of that sentence. Just about any review, you find on Amazon from someone saying that they were hoping to use them as really nice sounding computer speakers will be a 1-star review. I think that says more about folks' lack of research than it does about the quality of the play1.
If you spent any time recently standing on a ladder running speaker wire across drop ceiling, or poking holes in walls or buying area rugs to hide your wired system's shame... or worse yet, just have bundles and strands of cords and wires all over your home, and you are finally ready to shell out for that HIFI system to end the misery and sound amazing, no-brainer... Sonos is the way to go.
If you are sitting at your computer fooling around online and your favorite song just doesn't sound quite as crisp as you would like it to, or if you have a $200 budget to fill 1 room in your house with sound, keep looking, your speaker is out there somewhere ;-)
I hope this helps, Cheers!
Their new user agreement also says they can track all my activity or if I don't accept the agreement, I don't have access to use my own speakers! I'm not sure they need that and frankly I am tired of companies saying they need to track my online activities. If there is a clear reason and they tell me before purchase, that is one thing. However, after the fact, don't change the agreement to force this kind of monitoring.
I started buying pieces of my Sonos system a while back, when there was not anything like Sonos on the market. Now I have options and will likely be buying and recommending other speakers in the future.
1. The streaming is flawless
2. The mobile app is amazing, the ability to combine playlists across multiple services is something I really leverage
3. Setup could not be easier, it just works
4. Multiple rooms, stereo pairing, and flexibility are highlights
5. Integration with 3rd party automation apps/smartthings
1. It's expensive
2. Sound quality is o.k. I have tried corner loading it, using it in different spaces and overall I like the sound it produces, but it's not amazing. You can get better sound quality for $200 and many other companies are catching up to Sonos in terms of connectivity and mobile.
3. No 5Ghz for connectivity to my wireless setup. (Yes they may use 5Ghz for surround functionality, but I want it on my network as I have sooo many 2.4Ghz devices already.
So it's ok, I invested already, so I'll probably pickup a play 5 and check it out. Too many negatives on the playbar and sub until the next model comes out and addresses community concerns.
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But it doesn't support Amazon Music in Canada, which I didn't know and it never mentions this in the description.
And with it being compatible with Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant, one would assume it can play Amazon Music. So now I have a good speaker that I can't use with the only paid music service I have.
Me sorprendió la calidad de audio, actualmente tengo dos HomePod en casa y decidí adicionar este Sonos Play:1 , sobre todo por que la quería colocar en el baño aprovechando su resistencia a la humedad, y quede sorprendido por la calidad de audio, tamaño, diseño, todo es casi perfecto. sabía que esta bocina no era compatible con AirPlay 2, así que no esperaba una función que me permitiera escuchar lo mismo en todas las habitaciones pero si que me permitiera mandar directo la música desde AirPlay ya que es una bocina Wi-Fi, pero al parecer no investigue lo suficiente dado que al ser mi primer Sonos descubrí que usan un protocolo cerrado y no es compatible con AirPlay 1, así que me resultó un completo retroceso en términos de facilidad de uso por que para mandar música a los HomePod o a los Apple TV puedo usar AirPlay y para la Sonos no hay otra opción mas que su Aplicación para reproducir música, no mal entiendan la aplicación funciona perfecto y esta muy bien trabajada ya que tiene todos los servicios de música o al menos los que yo utilizo pero se pierde la magia completamente al tener que usar una aplicación aparte solo para esta bocina.
Si al igual que yo están acostumbrados a usar AirPlay, les conviene mas invertir otro poco para comprar la Sonos One que es la segunda generación de este modelo, y no solo aprovecharan AirPlay 1 sino AirPlay 2 que permite MultiRoom Audio, ademas de que podrán usar el asistente de Amazon: Alexa (Actualmente solo en inglés)
Esta bocina si permite escuchar lo mismo en todas las habitaciones siempre y cuando todas sean Sonos, con AirPlay 2 puedes hacerlo sin que sean de la misma marca, solo basta que sean compatibles con el protocolo.
The speaker sounded good, but perhaps a bit muffled, with a room entirely curtained. Ran the TRUEPLAY software, and the speaker's sound is now absolutely gorgeous! The system works well, and is very intuitive. Love it.
Si bien los rangos medios no se escuchan tan bien como los bajos y eso le podría restar puntos, la calidad del sonido no los va a defraudar.
La configuración es muy sencilla: descargas la aplicación, conectas, presionas el botón y listo.
Le pongo 5 estrellas por la facilidad de instalación y por la forma como se integra al resto de las bocinas del ecosistema.
Contras: que contara con una opción con baterías recargables y así poder llevarla a todos lados completaría la experiencia. El sonido si bien es de una muy buena calidad no se compara a lo que te entregan un play 5 o 3. El precio también puede jugar en su contra ya que por el mismo precio pueden hacerse de unas bocinas bluetooth de marcas más conocidas en la industria, pero no se dejen llevar por la marca. He tenido oportunidad de poner a prueba esta bocina con una mas grande de la marca líder y la de Sonos se lleva de calle a la competencia y por mucho.
No se van a arrepentir de hacer esta inversión si son amantes de la música, buscan la mejor calidad por su dinero pero sin tener que empeñar un riñón en el proceso.
Wish it could integrate with my echo devices as part of an audio “group” but I understand that is more amazon than sonos.
My complaint: this thing needs a high-pass filter setting. It has terrible bass on some songs, like distorted almost unlistenable level of blah. This isn’t some dub step or something I listen to, it’s hard rock, like Korn, Faith no more, smashing pumpkins. At moderate volume it can be awful. I’ve tried the room adjustment, messed with the EQ, loudness etc etc, to get rid of the buzzy frap it ends up thin and weak sounding. Not what I expected. Don’t know if it’s a bad one, or what, but seriously considering sending it back, or relegating it to the garage or something.
-update: have no idea if it needed to be run in a bit or if it continually adapts its sound, but I gave it a while, and the frappy distorted bass has gone away, the sound is rich and full, clear, crisp. Exceptional. It was really not very good initially, but whatever happened, after a few weeks it is really good. I was a bit dismayed initially, but I’ll get more sonos products for sure.
Your phone can ring without disrupting the music at all. You can listen to a video, again without disrupting music.
It’s not portable which I didn’t realize when purchased and is a huge downside for me.
the app is annoying. I move it around a lot and each time you have to reload the app etc and lose where you were. And then if you want to get the best sound it’s best to calibrate it but it’s a step that is not worth while for me. So I wouldn’t recommend it if you aren’t planning to keep it in one place mostly.
It’s very heavy in bass which can be good for some, but I feel bad in an apartment and wish I could adjust.
I use Apple Music and some of the functionality of it is different or is lost when using the app
It looks like the speaker wraps around for 360 sound but that’s not the case just comes out of one side.
Bottom line I see the benefits. If you are in a big house and you are keeping them in one place it’s a great machine. I use it every day without too much complaint. But to be honest I wish I bought the portable Bose, the sound is a wee bit better, more clear. I have non-portable bose hooked up to my record player and they are a great combo.