The Play:1 is the most affordable model in Sonos' high end wireless speakers family. It features two Class D amps, a 3.5" woofer and a high end tweeter. It's packed in a rounded sealed case and sports a 1/4" 20 threaded insert in order to easily mount it to the wall. The Play:1 is available in black or white.
Stylish and exceptionally well-made.
Offers support for Spotify, Pandora, Rdio and super-reliable wireless streaming.
Sonos Controller apps are available for Android, iOS, Mac, and PC.
Can't stream from every app on your phone or tablet -- no support for iTunes Radio.
Lacks of a built-in battery limits room-to-room mobility.
By GadgetSpeak on February 07, 2014
I first saw some Sonos speakers around eight years ago, great sound but very expensive and only at that time for Apple. Over the years they have become more affordable and now useable with Apple, PC, Android and...76
By Craving Tech on January 16, 2014
Sonos blows me away again with the PLAY:1 speaker. The elegant and compact design makes PLAY:1 a perfect companion anywhere in the house, PLUS your ears will be pampered by its powerful, high-fidelity sound. The SONOS system is also flexible and gets...-
By Good Gear Guide on December 04, 2013
The PLAY:1 is Sonos' smallest and cheapest speaker yet, and has been designed as an affordable, entry level music streaming device. It packs a significant punch considering its size and produces surprising bass levels, though we would have loved to...85
By CNET Australia on November 14, 2013
The Sonos Play:1 finally brings the company's wireless audio magic to the masses, in a fantastically designed compact speaker that's just...88
By MacNN on November 13, 2013
Improvements in wireless technology over the years has made it increasingly easier to offer music playback in every room of the home. Involved in this "music everywhere" movement since 2002, Sonos has long prided itself on providing customers with audio...80
By TechRadar on November 08, 2013
Sonos has delivered again with the Play:1. We're hugely impressed with what it offers for its size, but perhaps more importantly, we're impressed with what it offers for the price. Sonos has cooked up a superb quality speaker at a more affordable entry point, meaning it's no longer just one for the upper earners - let's hope we see more of this attitude.90
By PCAdvisor on November 05, 2013
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.90
By PC Advisor on November 05, 2013
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. If you've always wanted Sonos speakers but always found your pockets to be not deep enough, then there's good...90
By Digital Trends on October 27, 2013
With versatility, solid performance, clean aesthetic design, and a plethora of available features, the Sonos Play:1 serves up an impressive array of talents. While we've heard better options for hi-fidelity in the $400 wireless range, a pair of...60
By itreviews.com on October 25, 2013
The Sonos Play:1 is the most affordable, functional wireless multi-room speaker we've seen yet, and Sonos' legacy makes it a breeze to set...80