The Play:1 is the more affordable model of Sonos' high end wireless speakers family. It features two Class D amps, a 3.5" woofer and a high end tweeter. It's pack in a rounded sealed case and sports a 1/4" 20 threaded insert in order to easily mount it to the wall and is available in either 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 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 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
By Pocket-lint on October 15, 2013
When we reviewed the Sonos Play:3 in July 2011 we said that it sounded great, was easy to setup, and will happily sit in you kitchen or on your bedside table replacing that digital radio that doesn't do anything apart from play what's being...100
By Macworld Australia on October 15, 2013
A new entry-level speaker makes the Sonos Digital Music System more flexible and affordable than ever.Sonos is the gold standard when it comes to multi-room audio and it’s a lot more flexible than simply hooking up speakers to a few Airport...80
By Whathifi.com on October 15, 2013
Take a look at the cheapest Sonos speaker yet: the Sonos Play:1. It certainly proves Sonos knows a thing or two about streaming. The company has led the multiroom streaming market for years. It consistently churns out well-designed products that are...100
By SlashGear on October 14, 2013
For existing Sonos users, the PLAY:1 is a no-brainer. Affordable enough to slot easily into an existing zone that needs a little extra oomph, and yet capable enough to keep up the company’s reputation for audiophile-friendly quality, it’s...-
By 5FWD on October 14, 2013
Rival speakers from the likes of Pure and Bose may pack external batteries and audio input jacks along with Wi-Fi streaming skills, but if you’re not planning on taking your rig outside ever, this won’t even factor into the equation. And...100
By TechRadar on October 14, 2013
The Sonos Play:1 has big ambitions for its size. Slipping in as the smallest, most affordable of the Sonos family, the diminutive speaker might fool you into thinking it's making big compromises in order to get below the premium bracket. But the...-