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Sonos PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (White)

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Product Highlights
  • Digital Music Player with HiFi Sound
  • Three Driver Speaker System
  • Three Dedicated Digital Amps
  • Two Mid-Range Drivers
  • Single Tweeter & Bass Radiator
  • Stream Music from Internet Radio
  • Play Your Entire Music Library
  • Stream Music from Internet Services
  • Controller App for Android/iOS Devices
  • Add Wireless Players All Over Your House

The Sonos PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (White) delivers digital music with HiFi sound. It works by connecting to an Internet source via Ethernet cable or Bridge (sold separately). Once connected, you can play your music from your music library or stream music from Internet Radio stations, as well as Internet music services.

The PLAY:3 features a three driver speaker system with three dedicated amplifiers - one for each driver. There's one tweeter, two mid-range drivers and one bass radiator. If one room or one speaker isn't enough, you can expand wirelessly by adding Sonos players all over your home. You can enjoy multi-room simultaneous streaming or a different music source from each player. For added flexibility, you can control your PLAY:3 remotely via Android device, iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

Crystal-Clear, Room-Filling Sound

Three Speakers Powered by Three Dedicated Digital Amplifiers
The PLAY:3 uses three state-of the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with three speakers to deliver great sound to any room. The wireless music system provides pure, clean sound that is perfect for bringing room filling music to a kitchen, bedroom, office or just about any other room in your home. A bass radiator produces powerful low notes while two mid-range drivers and one tweeter fills out the sound
Class-D Amplifiers
State of the art, great sounding amplifiers that are light weight, powerful and very energy efficient in standby mode and during regular use
Tweeter
A single tweeter creates a crisp and accurate high-frequency response
Mid-Range Drivers
Dual dedicated mid-range drivers ensure the faithful reproduction of mid-range frequencies crucial for accurate playback of vocals and instruments
Bass Radiator
A bass radiator is tuned to use the energized air volume inside of PLAY:3 to provide deep, clean and surprisingly powerful bass from such a small package
All-Digital Sound Architecture
The PLAY:3 reproduces the music as the artist intended. All filter settings, active equalization and time-alignment are done in the digital domain through state-of-the-art DSP circuitry, so there's absolutely no loss of audio quality or energy
Adjustable Bass & Treble Controls
Optimize sound performance using room-specific bass, treble, balance and loudness controls. Adjust volume by individual room or by groups of rooms

Access Music from Several Sources

Pre-Loaded Internet Radio Stations (Free of Charge)
Get over 100,000 free radio stations, shows and podcasts - all for free. Plus, you can tune in without turning on your computer. Browse for stations or type in specific call letters or a radio host you love
Endless Music from Popular Online Music Services
Sonos works seamlessly with AUPEO!, Deezer, iHeartRadio, JUKE, Last.fm, MOG, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker Radio, Songl, Spotify, Stitcher SmartRadio, TuneIn, Wolfgang's Vault, WiMP and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks (service availability varies by region)
Computer-Free Music Playback
Get instant access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations - without ripping, downloading or turning on a computer. Sonos connects directly to these services over the Internet and then streams the music to the rooms of your choice
Play Music from Your Computer in Any Room
Play music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on your home network, supporting the most popular audio formats, from iTunes to MP3
Listen to Music That's Stored on an iPod or iPhone
Dock, charge and wirelessly play the music from an iPod or iPhone with the Sonos Dock (sold separately)

Other Cool Features

Easy Internet Connectivity for Other Products in Your House
When wirelessly connected to a Bridge or another player, you can use the Ethernet port on the back of your PLAY:3 to bring standard Internet connectivity to your set-top box, DVR, PC, game console or network hard drive
Top-Panel Volume & Mute Controls
The PLAY:3 provides quick, top-panel access to volume and mute controls when you don't have a Controller in hand
Multiple Orientations
Position the PLAY:3 in a horizontal or vertical orientation to make a perfect fit into tight spots around you home, including: bookshelves, nightstands, corners or just about anywhere else. The EQ automatically adjusts so the sound you hear is always great, no matter what orientation you use
Rubber Feet
Place the PLAY:3 on any kind of surface in your home without fear of scratches or scrapes

Control Your Sonos Music System with Your Smartphone, Tablet & More

Control All Your Sonos Players via Android Device, iPod touch, iPhone or iPad
Free Sonos Controller apps for Android, iPhone and iPad let you control your Sonos players, music on the Internet and your computer right from the palm of your hand. Download the apps for free from the iTunes App Store or Android Market
Integrated, Multi-Room Control
If you have multiple music players, you can control what music is playing in every room in your house, 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 the volume in all your rooms
Find & Play Your Favorite Songs in an Instant
Browse or search for songs and stations, choose the music and control the volume from anywhere in the home
Wirelessly Connectivity
Android devices, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad connect to your Sonos system through your home WiFi network
Includes Sonos Controller for Mac or PC
Turn any Mac or PC desktop or laptop computer in your home into a Controller. The software is included for free with every Sonos component
Dedicated Sonos Control (Sold Separately)
Increase your control with a dedicated touch screen Sonos Control featuring instant-on, dedicated buttons and long battery life

Wireless Multi-Room Music with SonosNet

Integrated Wireless Capability
The PLAY:3 can go anywhere, delivering music to any room in your house, wirelessly. Music players and controllers establish their own secure wireless mesh network that delivers the extensive range and superior performance you need to get music all over your house 1
SonosNet Wireless Mesh Networking Technology
SonosNet provides whole-house coverage, ensuring synchronous music playback, and it avoids sources of wireless interference. Incorporating sophisticated MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology, SonosNet uses multiple antennas and radios together to boost signal strength and reach remote locations. Plus, it works with any mix of Sonos components and it's compatible with all previous generations of Sonos Players, Control and Bridge
Play a Different Song in Every Room at the Same Time
Tune in to an Internet radio station in the bedroom, stream a music service in the kitchen and play a song from your music library in the living room - simultaneously
Listen to the Same Song in Every Room with Perfect Synchronization
Play the same song in different rooms, simultaneously, without echoes or delays. You can even add or drop rooms from your "rooms grouping" and still be in sync

Simple Setup & Expandable Design

Simple Setup
The PLAY:3 requires no technical or wireless expertise. Just put a PLAY:3 in any room where you want music, plug it in and enjoy. Wire one PLAY:3 or Bridge (sold separately) to your router to access a world of music on the Internet. The Sonos System Setup software provides simple on-screen prompts on any Sonos Control. With the touch of a few buttons, you'll be playing music all over the house in minutes
Expandable Wireless System
Expand your wireless music system room by room. Wirelessly add more PLAY:3 devices to your house and enjoy true multi-room wireless music streaming
Simple to Move
The PLAY:3 is so small that it's easy to move to the backyard, deck or any other room. Simply pick it up, plug it in and enjoy the music

Automatic Software Updates

Features & Music Service Updates Delivered Automatically & For Free
The Sonos system keeps getting better over time with updated features and music services. Once the Sonos music system has been registered, Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available. Simply press one button and your system updates itself
Audio
Amplifier 3 x Class-D Digital Amplifiers
Speakers Three Driver Speaker System: one tweeter, two mid-range drivers & one bass radiator (each driver is individually powered by a dedicated amplifier)
Stereo Pair Setting Allows you to group two PLAY:3 devices in the same room with one PLAY:3 serving as the left channel and the other as the right channel
Music
OS Support (For Stored Files) Windows XP (SP3) or higher
Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices supporting CIFS
Music Services Supported AUPEO!, Deezer, iHeartRadio, JUKE, Last.fm, MOG, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker Radio, Songl, Spotify, Stitcher SmartRadio, TuneIn, Wolfgang's Vault, WiMP and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks (service availability varies by region)
Internet Radio Supported Streaming MP3
Streaming WMA
Audio Formats Support Support for compressed MP3, iTunes Plus, WMA (including purchased Windows Media downloads), AAC (MPEG4), AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, Flac (lossless) music files, as well as uncompressed WAV & AIFF files

Native support for 44.1 kHz sample rates (additional support for 48, 32, 24, 22, 16, 11 & 8 kHz sample rates) 1
Please Note:

Apple "Fairplay," WMA DRM and WMA Lossless formats not currently supported. Previously purchased Apple "Fairplay" DRM-protected songs may be upgraded

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Album Art Supported JPEG
PNG
BMP
GIF
Playback Modes Crossfade
Shuffle
Repeat
Playlists Supported iTunes
Rhapsody
WinAmp
Windows Media Player
MusicMatch (.m3u, .pls, .wpl)
Networking
Ethernet Port A single Ethernet port that can connect the PLAY:3 to a wired home network or allow an Ethernet device to connect through SonosNet
Wireless Connectivity SonosNet (a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network)
General
Top-Panel Lights Sonos component status indicator
Mute status indicator
Top-Panel Buttons Volume
Mute
Finish White with light metallic grille
Mount Standard 1/4"-20 threaded mounting socket
Language Support Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish & Swedish (supported by Sonos system software)
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature 4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)
Power Supply AC 120/240 V, 50/60 Hz (auto-switchable)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 10.6 x 5.2 x 6.3" (268 x 132 x 160 mm)
Weight 5.71 lb (2.6 kg)
Sonos PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (White)
  • Power Cord
  • Ethernet Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SonosPLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (14)
    • Attractive (12)
    • Great sound quality (12)
    • Easy to mount (7)
    • Good power output (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (15)
      • Multiple rooms / whole house (13)
      • Basic systems (9)
      • Smaller rooms / apartments (8)
      • Outdoors (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (7), Audiophile (6), Tech savvy (6), Movie enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great for the kitchen

      Have two play:5s in the living room and wanted to extend the music into the kitchen. The play:3's combination of small size, simple setup, and relatively big sound have made...Read complete review

      Have two play:5s in the living room and wanted to extend the music into the kitchen. The play:3's combination of small size, simple setup, and relatively big sound have made it a great purchase.If you have a play:5 to compare it to, you'll definitely notice the play:3's somewhat lighter bass, and if this is your first speaker I'd suggest spending the extra hundred for the Play:5. But if you have just a small room, or are looking to expand into a bunch of rooms inexpensively, this is a great solution.Only thing I wish it had is a line-in plug (since it would then be the perfect portable ipod dock replacement).

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Too proprietary to excel.

      Add Sonos speakers to the long list of poorly executed wireless technology.In the case of Sonos, the system fails not because the speaker sounds lousy. It's a good enough speaker if you're playing...Read complete review

      Add Sonos speakers to the long list of poorly executed wireless technology.In the case of Sonos, the system fails not because the speaker sounds lousy. It's a good enough speaker if you're playing MP3s. And the wireless works as well as most wireless -- with the usual interruptions and flakiness that unfortunately don't lend themselves well to audio playback. The system fails because Sonos will only allow you to use the speaker wirelessly through a poorly conceived proprietary iTunes-like application.Why!? Why?! Why?!Why do they think that people want to add ANOTHER stinking music manager application to iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media or whatever else people may ALREADY use to manage their music? Why do they think I want to spend a gazillion hours retooling my audio for their average speaker system?! Argh!They could have designed their application to simply route outbound audio to their wireless transmitter, but they chose to build a clumsy and MANDATORY music library application instead. They chose to force their customers to redo what most of us have been doing already with the EXISTING clumsy software.So what I've ended up with is a speaker (which you can't turn off, by the way; it's always on) which requires me to connect a minijack to it if I want to play iTunes, or a CD, or video, or audio from any other source than their terrible player. There are a lot of good speakers out there for $ which would've been a better value than this.To cut Sonos some slack, I'll acknowledge that if you're willing to commit 100% to this system for playback that it will allow you to play your music library wirelessly and I don't really know what the "better" options are. They have management functions which allow you to play different music on multiple speakers in different rooms using the same library. I also want to note that you can control playback with your mobile phone if you're into that kind of thing.In my case, there is simply no reason to use it as designed and I should've just bought a nice pair of speakers that I could connect to a minijack. It would've allowed me vastly more options for things I could play back from my PC (and TV) and saved me money and the headache of another cludgy wireless device.

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      4.0

      Easy Setup, great performance

      By Tony

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output

      Cons

      • Weak Bass

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Home
      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

      Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (Black):

      This was easy to set up, connect to a NAS music collection, and get rolling. It's perfect for our office, making it very easy for everyone to participate in selecting/vetoing music through a range of devices. Sound quality is quite good but won't blow you away. I have not tried any larger networks of players but have been very happy with this version. It also has good sound volume, although in a large space you won't be knocking down any walls. Bass is lacking, but isn't bad for the package size. Also includes wireless, something that many reviews seemed to have missed, so we can use it happily without a bridge.

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      5.0

      Great product, wil add to in the future

      By Jeff

      from Indianapolis

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

        Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (White):

        Very easy to set up and use. The speaker sounds great. I purchased the play 3 and play 1. I will purchase two more play 1's for the kids bedrooms. I was concerned about the quality of sound from such a small speaker, but was pleasantly surprised...excellent sound. Highly reccomended.

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        • No

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        5.0

        New Use

        By John the Engineer

        from Washington D.C.

        About Me Broadcast Engineer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems

          Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (Black):

          I am an engineer that designs systems that are used when following the President with the Press Corps. I use this system to provide wireless feeds. In the past we used powered 110 volt speakers to distribute audio to all of the networks. This required us to use distribution boxes and cables to each speaker. When overseas we had to use transformers to convert power from 220 volts to 110 volts. Now with Sonos I now set the play 1's on each of the Network tables. I use My laptop a play 5 along with a bridge. This allows me to give the entire press corp a feed from my mixer by using the line in on the play 5. no longer the need to convert power or run cables with distribution. Each network has volume control at the table and I can also mute all when needed by the producer. Great use of a Great System. I can even provide the music that I want while setting up by using my Ipod as a source. For a closed system use the ethernet out on the laptop into the bridge for a closed system.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Quality speaker and easy set up.

          By Michael Z

          from Columbus GA

          About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
            • Outdoors
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (Black):

            A great sounding speaker that is exceptionaly easy to set up. Practically sets it self up. With super easy online instructions. Provides access to tremendous amount and variety music and other broadcast material

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            the best speakers I've had

            By Gus

            from FL, Pembroke Pines

            About Me Audiophile

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Integration With Pandora

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

              Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (Black):

              I bought this Sonos to use with a WD NAS (WD 8TB My Book Live Duo), the sound quality is amazing and the setup very easy. Additionally, I downloaded the application for my ipad/iphone that integrate well with the products and is easy to use

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              • No

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              4.0

              I want another one.

              By Rod

              from Sellersville PA

              About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy to Mount
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound Quality
              • The Network

              Cons

              • Expense
              • Music Library Restrictive

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • Home
              • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
              • Outdoors
              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (White):

              These sound great for such small speakers. I love that they also sound great when listening from the side. They can be used as individual stereo speakers or can be set up for right and left channel stereo pairs. Good bass response. The control program is pretty good; my only hitch is that you can't set up separate music libraries for all of the listeners in the house. All of our music is combined in the library. It will take a little bit to get used to navigating the program but, after you do it's a breeze. The wireless control from all of our phones, IPADs, and laptops is absolutely great. A big bonus is creating your own radio stations for your music interests. Lots of options in that area using Pandora and other streaming programs. Some of the devices to connect to my traditional stereos are pretty expensive; seems high for what they do. My wife and I love these. I plan to get another one soon to set-up a stereo pair in my family room.

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              5.0

              Truly PLUG&PLAY(3)

              By AssafRegev

              from Tel-Aviv, Israel

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy to Mount
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Larger Rooms
                • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

                Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (White):

                Out of the box comes out this amazing looking speaker (I got a pair), hook it up to the AC, connect to your bridge (or alternatively diretly into your machine) and you are done...
                It even downloaded the latest FW onto the speakers at first launch - a real non-brainer...

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great for Surrounds

                By John

                from FL

                About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy to Mount
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Power Output
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                • Weak Bass

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • Home
                • Home Theater
                • Larger Rooms
                • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                • Smaller Rooms

                Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (Black):

                I grouped two Play:3 speakers with my Soundbar and they work great. Definitely need to add the Sonos subwoofer at some point but otherwise a very cool system - no complaints!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Incredible Sound - Great product

                By JustChrista

                from New York, NY

                About Me Audiophile

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy to Mount
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Basic Systems
                  • Home
                  • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (White):

                  This is the second speaker we got for our Bridge, the first was a birthday gift: The SONOS Play 5. This is for a smaller room and equally impressive. We will continue adding more to each room. Great sound, integration is incredible. We have all the music we could ever want and then some. Highly recommend. No disadvantages.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  great way to listen to music

                  By Psychomonkeylove

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Technically Challenged

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                  • No Support Google Play

                  Best Uses

                  • Basic Systems
                  • Home
                  • Larger Rooms
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (Black):

                  I gave this item as a gift but also get to use it too. It is really easy to set up and link in musice from itunes and amazon cloud. The only down side is that google play is not compatible, but I have more music in amazon cloud so I don't miss it that much. I found the interface to be really intunitive, and I hardly ever say that about technology. It had good sound quality and the 3 can go really loud. I want one in every room.

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Easy to Set Up, Fun to Use

                  By CycleNomad

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

                    Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (White):

                    I set up a network consisting of 2 Play:3 units (one upstairs, one down) and a Bridge. The setup instructions are easy to follow and the install went flawlessly. Integration with Spotify, Pandora and iTunes music library on a mac was effortless. The iOS app for controlling the system works well as long as you are in range of your existing wireless router. I'm not an audiophile but the sound quality from the Play:3 sounds great to my ears: clear, full, and as loud as you could expect from speakers near this size. The Play:3 on each floor of the house is easily heard throughout that floor (~1600 sq ft/fl). The kids (8 & 10) love it and have no trouble working the system. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. If you can stomach the purchase price, it's a great system.

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                    • No

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                    2.0

                    Too proprietary to excel.

                    By Mark A.

                    from New York City

                    About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                    Pros

                    • Compact size
                    • Mobile Phone App Control
                    • Zone-based Options

                    Cons

                    • No On-off Power Switch
                    • Proprietary Software

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems
                    • DJ / Mixing
                    • Home
                    • Home Theater
                    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (Black):

                    Add Sonos speakers to the long list of poorly executed wireless technology.In the case of Sonos, the system fails not because the speaker sounds lousy. It's a good enough speaker if you're playing MP3s. And the wireless works as well as most wireless -- with the usual interruptions and flakiness that unfortunately don't lend themselves well to audio playback. The system fails because Sonos will only allow you to use the speaker wirelessly through a poorly conceived proprietary iTunes-like application.Why!? Why?! Why?!Why do they think that people want to add ANOTHER stinking music manager application to iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media or whatever else people may ALREADY use to manage their music? Why do they think I want to spend a gazillion hours retooling my audio for their average speaker system?! Argh!They could have designed their application to simply route outbound audio to their wireless transmitter, but they chose to build a clumsy and MANDATORY music library application instead. They chose to force their customers to redo what most of us have been doing already with the EXISTING clumsy software.So what I've ended up with is a speaker (which you can't turn off, by the way; it's always on) which requires me to connect a minijack to it if I want to play iTunes, or a CD, or video, or audio from any other source than their terrible player. There are a lot of good speakers out there for $ which would've been a better value than this.To cut Sonos some slack, I'll acknowledge that if you're willing to commit 100% to this system for playback that it will allow you to play your music library wirelessly and I don't really know what the "better" options are. They have management functions which allow you to play different music on multiple speakers in different rooms using the same library. I also want to note that you can control playback with your mobile phone if you're into that kind of thing.In my case, there is simply no reason to use it as designed and I should've just bought a nice pair of speakers that I could connect to a minijack. It would've allowed me vastly more options for things I could play back from my PC (and TV) and saved me money and the headache of another cludgy wireless device.

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                    5.0

                    Sonos Play 3

                    By WhoaBro

                    from laguna niguel, CA

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy to Mount
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Good Power Output
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Home
                      • Larger Rooms
                      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                      • Smaller Rooms

                      Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (White):

                      Great product, easy to set up and sounds great.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Great product, very reliable

                      By S The Runner

                      from NYC, NY

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy to Mount
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Good Power Output
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Basic Systems
                        • Home
                        • Outdoors
                        • Smaller Rooms

                        Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (White):

                        user friendly, easy to handle, no need to be a geek

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great for the kitchen

                        By BedStuy4

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Great Sound Quality
                        • Small footprint

                        Cons

                        • No Line-in Plug

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                        • Smaller Rooms

                        Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (Black):

                        Have two play:5s in the living room and wanted to extend the music into the kitchen. The play:3's combination of small size, simple setup, and relatively big sound have made it a great purchase.If you have a play:5 to compare it to, you'll definitely notice the play:3's somewhat lighter bass, and if this is your first speaker I'd suggest spending the extra hundred for the Play:5. But if you have just a small room, or are looking to expand into a bunch of rooms inexpensively, this is a great solution.Only thing I wish it had is a line-in plug (since it would then be the perfect portable ipod dock replacement).

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                        5.0

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                        By bunjicat

                        from Temecula, CA

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                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy to Mount
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Good Power Output
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                        • Heavy / Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about PLAY:3 All-in-One Wireless Music Player / Speaker (White):

                        I bought 3 of these to compliment a Sonos Connect. They all connect wireless in a mesh network. The Sonos Connect is the only hardwired device. The best part about this system is the massive selection of different streaming services. Also, the ability to group the speakers together is a plus. You can control the volume of the group or individually in each group. Overall the speakers have a great sound. Comparable to a Bose single speaker system. Would recommend if you are looking for a whole house music system.

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                        Cables & Adapters

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                        Pearstone -  14' Cat5e Snagless Patch Cable (Black)
                        • You Pay: $3.19
                         

                        Stands & Mounts

                        SANUS -  Speaker Stands for the SONOS PLAY:1 & PLAY:3 (White, Pair)
                        • You Pay: $99.99
                        Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
                         

                        System Extensions

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                        Sonos -  Connect (Formerly the ZonePlayer 90)
                        • You Pay: $349.00
                         

                        Wireless Devices

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                        Sonos -  Bridge (Formerly the ZoneBridge 100)
                        • You Pay: $39.95
                         

                        Power Strips

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                        Monster Power -  Audio Video PowerCenter AV 625
                        • You Pay: $18.99
                         
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