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Fast delivery, quality speaker, will buy more in the future when on sale
Pros: Nice quality
Three-room Sonos Wireless Music System
From Sonos: Controller App
From Sonos: Enjoy Music In HiFi Sound
From Sonos: Play:3 Wireless Music Player
Access Pandora® Internet radio, Spotify®, Apple Music™, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM, and 100,000 free Internet radio stations — no matter where you are in your home. The compact Sonos® PLAY:3 lets you enjoy music from the Internet as well as songs stored on your home computers — without filling your room with audio gear. It's perfect for small rooms and cozy corners, and setup is as easy as pushing a button.
Place Sonos players, like the PLAY:3 and the larger PLAY:5, in every room where you want to listen to music. You can set up the players to work on your existing Wi-Fi® network. Or, you can connect any Sonos speaker to your network router, and Sonos will create its own dedicated wireless network for even better performance. You can also use a BOOST to create this network if you can't place a speaker near your router.
You can use an iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or Android™ phone to control any and all Sonos players. A free download turns your smartphone and tablet into a full-fledged Sonos controller. Easily navigate and search through playlists and tracks stored on your computer, or select an Internet radio station. Create customized playlists on the fly for individual rooms or for playback over your entire Sonos system. You can also mute or adjust the volume of each of your players.
If you use your Sonos control app on an iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®, great news. You can use your iOS® device to fine-tune the PLAY:3 with Sonos's Trueplay feature. It uses the mic built into your device to measure how the sound reflects off your walls and furnishings, and then it adjusts the speaker's settings for the best possible sound. Trueplay works with every PLAY:1, PLAY:3, and PLAY:5 speaker in your system. (Currently for iOS devices only.)
The Sonos system works seamlessly with a host of streaming music services, including Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Rhapsody, TIDAL and more. You also have access to thousands of Internet radio stations from around the world through TuneIn Radio, and terrestrial radio stations through iHeartRadio. If you subscribe to SiriusXM Internet Radio, you can tune into all your favorite programming on any Sonos player in your system.
Sonos gives you convenient wireless access to music and podcasts stored in the Music app of your iOS devices, for playback throughout your entire Sonos system. This function works on devices running iOS6 or later (see below for full list of compatible Apple devices). The system even lets you connect a combination of up to 16 PCs, Mac® computers, smartphones, tablets, and digital music storage devices from your home network simultaneously.
Queue up songs from your iPhone to play in the kitchen while you cook, while your spouse streams a podcast in the den from the family computer, and your children use their tablet to enjoy music from their kid-friendly Pandora station — all at the same time.
Sonos has introduced a new speaker that has Alexa voice control built right in — the Sonos One. It lets you select songs from compatible music services using nothing but your voice. You can also control your Alexa-compatible smart home devices with it.
But what if you already have Sonos speakers around your home, like the PLAY:3? You can get those same cool voice control features by adding an Alexa-compatible voice control assistant and pairing it with your existing Sonos system via the Alexa mobile app. Alexa will "see" all the rooms that you have set up in your Sonos system, and you can control music playback in all of them, simply by talking to your Alexa device.
Here's the list of music services you can control with Alexa (updated December 2017):
You can have up to 32 Sonos music players in your system, and each one can play an independent selection of individual tracks or playlists. Listen to jazz in the den while your spouse plays rock music in the kitchen, or pump a single playlist of songs throughout the entire house during a party.
Fast delivery, quality speaker, will buy more in the future when on sale
Mark, Lk Havasu Cty, AZ
Average Customer Review(s):
Fast delivery, quality speaker, will buy more in the future when on sale
Pros: Nice quality
Very good speaker for my needs. Has enough bass for my smaller rooms and is small enough to use as a portable. Only takes a minute or so to re-connect to my system when unplugged. I like the fact that these speakers can stand upright or lay flat. I debate whether or not you need stands? Took advantage of the Sonos sale.
Cons: Two power cords per speaker should be supplied. One short and one long.
Great sounding wireless speaker! Have two in stereo mode & have nice sounding separation. Easy to configure from my iPhone app. Have used setup to play music from my iPhone, Pandora & other streaming music. Have it set u thru "Alexa" so everything from choice, to volume up & down is easily obtained thru voice commands.
Pros: Sounds great, easy setup on iPhone, etc. using Sonos app
Cons: Wish there we more ways to hook up different devices, such as a TV, for another sound or music opportunity.
I had purchased a Sonos 1 and so decided to try a 3. To my ears there is not much difference in the quality or depth of the sound between a Sonos 1 and Sonos 3. I am going to purchase a Sonos 5 now , mainly out of curiosity to compare to the others. One thing of interest to me is that my Echo device will connect to the 3 but not to the 1 . Go figure. For the money, knowing what I know now, I would purchase a Sonos 1 and not a Sonos 3 as there is hardly any difference between the two.
Very simple to set up with my existing home wireless network. I purchased the Boost to go along with it. The Boost is upstairs and connected to the wireless router, and the Play 3 is downstairs in the kitchen. We've experienced no delays and the sound quality is great. I will be purchasing additional Sonos speakers for the bedrooms and living room next. The player application is easy to use and the whole family has been enjoying making playlists.
Pros: Easy setup Good sound Simple player app
I have the sound bar and 3 play1's throughout the house. Added this Play3 in the office and I love the sound - just a bit fuller than the play1 - and a nice size. My only con of Sonos in general is that it isn't easy for other people to play their music unless they download the app. Would be nice to have "guest" access to share their music.
Awesome. Replaced Play:1's with 3's as surrounds....big noticeable difference. Very happily with all Sonos products creating a small home theater and Sonos One is working with Alexa as well.
Amazing, no more Bluetooth, no more of your music not working when your phone gets too far,
Pros: Great sound, no more interruptions when get a text message or phone call
Cons: None, it's a bit expensive but great products usually are
Love the Sonos products. Had a pair I was using for left and right front speakers with the TV but with the addition of some Play:1's for rear surround and the Playbar, I was able to split these two up and put them in two different rooms to extend the music through most of the house. They sound great and had a good bass signature even for a relatively small speaker. I set one up in each of two rooms and it was as easy as placing them, plugging them in and changing their location in the app. Amazing versatile when you want to change location or configuration and as far as day to day use (we use them every day for TV and music) they just WORK. No issues, glitches or problems not for the years we've had them. For a larger room and real "primary" speaker-type listening you'd probably want two in the room - especially in a larger room - but as a way to just extend the music into other areas, or provide excellent sounding background music they're great.
Pros: Sound quality. Ease of setup. Versatility. Quality build. Reliable.
Cons: Not cheap.
I bought a pair of Sonos PLAY:3 speakers. They are clearly high quality speakers and almost everything I hoped for. It's awesome how versatile they are, being wireless and is a big step above the other wireless option, bluetooth speakers, sound wise. As a bonus, I have found that they have sounded better the more I use them. Perhaps a breaking in period? They are not everything I hoped for as I can only change the treble and bass as far as EQ. The rest of the 'EQing' is by the speakers tuning themselves to the room. I would way rather eq the sound myself than rely on Sonos as I have no way of adjusting the mid range frequencies etc. I prefer warmth over crisp high end and thumping bass which I realize is different than most people's preference these days in the age of digital music. Maybe one day Sonos will make an EQ app to go with their speakers. I would love that. All in all though, for what they are, multiroom speakers, I'm pretty f***ing happy.
A fabulous upgrade from my current audio configuration. I recently moved & decided to switch to a wireless setup. The quality of the audio is great and the setup is a breeze. I highly recommend this product.
Pros: Audio Quality Ease of Use
I have three of these now - very easy to set up and use. Excellent sound from a relatively small package.
Pros: Sound quality, ease of use, easy setup, esthetic look.
Continued excellence in the field. Expensive, but worth it.
Pros: Performs beyond expectations.
Cons: Price point.
Setting the Sonos PLAY:3 up was complicated, involving much trial and error with my wifi firewall and computer settings. Once I did set it up, I was very impressed with its intuitive app and especially with its sound, which surpassed my expectations.
Nice product. I expected a little more base from the speaker but it does put out nice sound. The best part for me was how easy it was to download and use the Sonos app.
Pros: The app. Nice looking product.
Cons: None really
Paired with Sonos base in family room and placed in master. Excellent sound. Great flexibility.
Pros: No wires. Excellent sound. Love the flexibility.
recently purchased the PLAY 3 for the bathroom. We have PLAY 5's and a playbase (which are awesome). The sound and setup are good. The star deduction is because they have NOT updated the look. the play 5 and playbase are sleek modern looking. other than that a great speaker. with the addition of hooking up to alexa makes it even easier to play music with voice command. Further more- if you have a apple watch, you can control volume and songs from your watch.
Good sound when not jumping around on Echo, for the price should have a remote.
Good sound and look. It came right up on the SONOS network already in-place.
Added this in the kitchen, connected to my Playbase and two Play 1 surrounds in the family room. Now have the true Sonos experience with sound throughout the house. Can't say enough about this system!
Pros: Amazing sound, easy and reliable use, and great looks.
Got a pair of P3s set up in stereo to replace a small counter top CD/casette/radio unit in the kitchen that died after 20 years. The sound from these is superior and the space utilization minimal. TuneIn radio comes free with the Sonos app and is obviously superior to old school FM radio reception and allows worldwide station selection. I already had SiriusXM satellite radio in my car and was easily able to expand to online streaming for use with the Sonos at home. I am not tech savvy and I created and imported a CD library with minimal time and effort. Initial installation and set up was easy and problem free. One has limited ability to customize treble and bass, but for the size and price of these speakers the music quality and depth is more than acceptable.
Pros: Ease of use Value for cost Phenomenal potential for a wide range of music sources
Cons: Would not fulfill role of primary music system for a serious audiophile.
Great to add as front speakers to go with the PlayBar, Sub and Play ones I already own.
Pros: Easy to expand existing Sonos
my big deal component stereo system sits in the basement and after plugging in the Sonos play 3, it is likely to stay there! Fantastic sound meets all my expectations and will be definitely buying more (additional speakers, sub woofer, the whole enchilada!). By the way, the salesman who got stuck with me on the phone was knowledgeable, friendly, answered all my questions, and even laughed at my bad jokes. Furthermore, my son, who I enlisted to help me hook it up (I'm not good with all this App stuff) , was totally impressed with technical support. All in all, a home run.
Great sound. Only wish it was compatible with Audible.
Speaker sounds amazing! The only issue I have with this deals more with the app. It randomly skips to the next song often. Working with someone from Sonos to figure it out now though. Also it doesn't allow you to play Spotify unless you have a premium account.
Pros: Sound is exactly what I was looking for
Cons: Having skip problems (hopefully can be worked out)
Pretty good sound, very easy to set up with the app.
Great product and ready to go out of the box. Very happy with the service and item
Bass is very boomy, even at all volume levels. There are much better speakers out there for the money that sound better. Like the Audio engine A5+. Only thing that this has going for it is it's portability. If you are going to leave it on your nightstand or counter, keep looking. The app is nice but you can't stream anything other than music from it. Don't expect to play everything from your phone, like youtube or anyother apps other than the SONOS controller app. I will say that the Play 5 is much better sounding. If you can't afford at least the play 5 don't bother with SONOS. With that said you pay A LOT of money for the name. I would look at other book shelf speakers for the money. For the money you can buy some nice powered speakers from Audio Engine or Klipsch.
I gave it three stars as the clarity of sound on my unit falls below my expectations.
Pros: Size and ease of set-up and easily moved.
Cons: Perhaps it's the one I received but the clarity of sound is off, expected more.
Great Product, easy to set up!! Sound is awesome.
Great sound. Easy to use. We have two Play 5's and added the 3 to use on the deck and with the 5's.
Fills the family room perfectly for a small speaker...great balance of bass that gives the bottom to the music missing before with a set of small Bose
Pros: good things in a small package
Very easy to set up and versatile to use. Great sound.
Pros: Easy set up Great sound User friendly
Cons: Must be near a power outlet but that's not a big deal for me.
This is my fifth sonos product over the past five years. All work great! Always a positive experience.
Pros: Easy to add to existing sonos system. This is my fifth sonos speaker. All of them are working wonderful.
Continues to be the best wireless sound system available
Pros: Great sound for great price
Easy set up, quality sound, and easy on the pocketbook.
Love Sonos. I have this Play 3 in the kitchen to cook with.....perfect!
Excellent solution to getting good music to rooms in a New York apartment. Setup was easy and TuneIn is convenient. The Play3 is quite powerful. Had thought it would be necessary to get a Play5, but the Play3 has more power than I need.
The P3 is my first Sonos speaker. I have the P3 in my home office and am enjoying the warm sound quality of this speaker. Set up was very easy. Initial set up was via my desktop PC and then expanded to my iPad and iPhone. I have over 6,500 songs on iTunes so it took a bit of time to import my library but that was the slowest part of the set up. Adding the iPad and iPhone was two touches on the screen and BOOM, I can control the P3 from all my devices. LOVE that it is not one device at time but all devices can operate the P3, select songs and control volume. Not like linking a device via Bluetooth and then only being able to control the speaker with that device only, they all work and are all live. I also like the SONOS interface and find that it is actually more responsive than iTunes. Easily imported my entire music library. Beyond the tech, the sound is very nice. Good bass, clear vocals and a nice warm sound on my favorite songs. Already thinking about more SONOS for the house. This may become an expensive habit, lol! I debated if I wanted 2-P1's or 1-P3 and I am very happy with the P3. Stereo separation would be nice but I am not complaining about the performance of the P3 at all. Took the speaking into our kitchen which is an open floor plan with our family room and the P3 is plenty speaker for that size of room and the moving of the P3 was as easy as plug it in, P3 finds the WiFi network and connects then I push play.
Pros: Sound quality, ease of use, wifi connectivity.
Cons: None so far
Nice little box - we wanted some music in the bedroom and didn't need anything elaborate. The PLAY:3 is perfect for that. We have Sonos all over the house!
Pros: small, unobtrusive, easy to setup
Cons: a pair of Play:1 might sound better - a pair of Play:3 definitely would!
Love it. I use it with Spotify in the kitchen, then point it toward the dining room when guests are over. Surprisingly good sound. Looking forward to getting another one for the office!
Pros: Size, sound, wi-fi based, expandability
The easiest to set up, best sound quality, allows you to make your own large open area sounds what you want. Switch sounds from side to side from your phone. None beter!
Love this PLAY 3 Unit. I exchanged a PLAY 1 and got this instead. Much Better Sound. (Bigger Sound), and more of it. Again, Easy to set up, and Again, it had to load the Latest Software for a Few Minutes. No Big Deal, Just hangs ya up for a bit. I am working towards a Wireless House for Music and all, I do believe this will be my Product of Choice. I do like to keep things the same and will be using SONOS. Unless something else comes out and is "Easily" Compatible with the SONOS Product Line and sounds as good or Better. I have this on my Desk and it fits good in the corner, Not as Well as the PLAY 1, but it works for me. I'll be raising it up off the desk to get a little better sound. I have Lifted it up a Little while it's Playing and it is Better sounding off the desk a Bit and with a Slight Tilt Upward. Might Purchase the Stand for it from Crutchfield, (these Folks are Great)!! I am Streaming from Pandora without a Hitch so far from my iPhone. I have the APP on My MacBook Pro but I haven't Enabled it yet since my Phone is with me all the Time so I can't answer to the Mac's Ease of use here as of yet. That all said, this PLAY 3 Hits pretty Good in all areas. I have Tweaked the settings a Little, and Run the TRUEPLAY set up. Not sure in the Bedroom it it's worth it tho??? I can't really hear the Difference?? Anyway, I am Happy with the Trade Up From the Play 1. Make a NOTE here folks. The PLAY 1 does NOT Play in STEREO!! Play3 Does Only in Horizontal , Not Vertical . ??
Pros: Nice sound, Good to Great Bass, Nice Hi's. Easy set up and easy to use. Start Here! Then go BIGGER!?..
Cons: If there is a Con, It's the Fact that the Play 3 don't Play is STEREO when Vertical It sounds Ok but you can tell. It even sounds better Raised up off the Desk and tilted up a little, if your using it there. CON'S??? You Decide...
We started buying Sonos Products in 2014 when we moved to a new home (new to us) and wanted to have music in every room without running speaker wire. My research brought me to the conclusion that although there are choices in wireless speakers, if you want the BEST you need to buy the Sonos products. In one of the articles I read the author stated, in his opinion, that you can buy one of the others and you will be happy. But if you have the money and want the best, buy the Sonos. He went on to say that Sonos has the best technology when it comes to wirelessly streaming music, by a large margin. We started out putting one Play3 in each of the rooms we wanted music, including in the garage by my workbench. We also bought a Play5 to use outside during parties (always bringing it back into the house at the end of the evening). Then we started buying more Play3's to create stereo pairs in each room. Adding speakers is simple and the sound quality is incredible. We have also bought a Boost and pair of Play3's for two of our sons. The only problem is Sonos does not make a speaker that can be left outside (weather proof), hopefully someday they will. We (and our sons) highly recommend buying the Sonos products, especially the Play3.
Pros: Easy to set up Easy to move around the house Great sound quality Plays music from any digital library you have or online music service Control everything from your smart phone, tablet or computer Play different songs in every room/on every speaker.
Cons: Price (but if you want the best you have to pay for it)
All is great with these small but powerful speakers. Crystal clear and you can really push the sound high if that is your desire. I use them in a small room but still love them. NOt sure how much better if at all they are vs the Play:1 for a small room, but I figured I would spend more if I ever moved them to a bigger room. No reason to save a few $$$'s given how expensive the Playbar and Sub were. At that point, I went all the way and for now are very satisfied. These speakers sound better(crisp and cleaner) than my large floor speakers from 20 years back which I spent almost the same $$$'s on way back in the past...
I bought a sound bar, subwoofer and 2 play 3's. This is a nice size speaker that puts out a great sound. It is very easy to set up.
Pros: Not to big or to small
these are awesome speakers for a small to mid sized room! They easily tuck out of the way, but still bring music into the room...
Pros: Small footprint, ease of use
Cons: The Sonos gear is a bit pricey, but IMHO well worth the cost
I'm leaving behind my 300 disc CD changer--the Sonos system is awesom. I just ordered the Play5 to add to my system.
Love this speaker, and the entire Sonos line. Easy to install, maintain and it plays everything, radio, my extensive library and every streaming service.
Pros: Great sound, a snap to install
Great sound and easy to use. GREAT product!
Pros: Quality steaming speaker
Cons: A little pricey
Pros: Great sound
Excellent rear surround sound speakers!
Two Sonos 3 speakers now compliment the Sonos PlayBar in the den. Setup was easy and flawless. The Sonos 3 has excellent sound qualities and the bass is outstanding. The app works on the Mac, iPhone and iPad simultaneously. Highly recommended.
I just Love it!!! Easy to set up in a couple of seconds and sounds awesome!!!
Pros: Easy set-up and Sounds Great!!!
I've owned various SONOS components since they first came on the market in 2005. I've been always really impressed with the quality and ingenious design of their products. However, I always used 3rd party speakers connected to their Zone players and the PLAY:3 is the first speaker made by SONOS I purchased. I am not disappointed. The quality of the sound for such a small device is amazing. Also, the simplicity and speed of setup is unparalleled. I highly recommend this product for kitchen or bedroom.
Pros: Simple and fast setup, amazing sound in a small factor, great looks
Cons: I don't think there are any!
Ease of installation, quality of sound, diversity in set-up options. All these features are why this product is hands down the best on the market. I've been an audiophile for over 40 years and have owned separate units (Yamaha), CD players and of course embraced the digital era. I could not be more thrilled with a product. We currently have five rooms with some level of SONOS.
Pros: Ease of installation and set-up. Sound quality.
This speaker is awesome! First one I have gotten and won't be the last.
Looking to replace a small JBL bluetooth speaker in our kitchen (approximately 525 sqft.) and was leaning toward a Sonos 1 due to size and price. However, I decided to visit a big box and listen to a variety of speakers (Wifi & bluetooth) rather than just go on reviews. Glad I did because although the Sonos 1 sounded pretty good, there really was no comparison with the Sonos 3. Although bigger, the sound is remarkable. Great bass response and terrific highs, sounding better than many larger speakers. With a larger footprint, perhaps not something you'll want to have on your kitchen counter (although you could), this speaker will fill a good sized room with very good sound and is well worth the cost over the Sonos 1. We listen to Spotify and Pandora and the Sonos app is easy to use.
Pros: Overall sound, bass response. Will get uncomfortably loud if you want. Easy set up.
Cons: None thus far.
We love sonos
We love these speakers and may purchase a few more in the future, great sound!
The sound is room filling with little distortion. It's very good, probably better than the Bose systems I have heard. What sets this part is the great interface you can download to your iPhone. I am no computer whiz by an stretch of the imagination, but within 10 minutes of opening the box I was streaming Pandora, Spotify, iTunes all from my phone with many more options available.
Pros: Good price and more than adequate sound.
Cons: For the price, no cons all
I am not a fan of wireless technology. In my experience, setup is a pain and signal quality has always been iffy with all of my components. That being said, I do appreciate the promise of wireless technology. The Sonos PLAY3 speaker has so changed my perspective. I have only had these two speakers less than a month, so I don't know how long it will last. For now, the setup was easy and worked without problems. I was even impressed when I added another speaker. The setup worked flawlessly. The wireless configuration is holding so far. The Speakers have excellent sound quality and separation with only minor clipping on high end vocals. Luckily I am not a fan of opera. I live in an apartment, so I have not been to hear how loud they can go. The only complaint I have is the lack of overall instructions and the controller software needs improvement. Overall, I think it is a good buy for its price range.
Pros: Good sound quality and separation with two speakers. Easy setup.
Cons: iPad controller software needs improvement. Not enough information in written instructions
Sonos Play 3 was a great gift. The ease of installation was remarkable, the ease of Sonos app was excellent. The awesome advice from my advisor was appreciated. So far all was as advertised. I am very pleased with this purchase and would recommend this product to anyone who wants to stream music to far away rooms that otherwise would be silent.
Pros: Easy installation, great app, good price
Cons: Nothing yet
I'm using the Sonos Play 3 in my bedroom, and it certainly has plenty of volume, very good bass for such a small speaker. Overall, the most amazing aspect of the whole Sonos product line is the software. The combination of the mobile apps, and how you can play music on one or all of your sonos devices is the big plus in my book. Highly recommended product!!
Pros: Super easy setup, wonderful multi room syncing.
Cons: Expensive, and that's all!
I have a Play 5 and this is my first purchase of a Play 3. I love this just as much. This finishes my surround sound. I Am In Love.
Pros: Best sound ever. None
Love all the Sonos products
Added the Play 3 to get some sound in the living room and like all of their products it exceeded my expectations. I have had no issues with any of their products. The Play 3 integrated perfectly with the sound bar and the Play 1's I currently have.
Pros: Great sound. Easy Set up and Portable. What more can you ask for?
Cons: I honestly can't think of one but since I feel like I have to come up with something how about making the power cord a foot or so longer!
Awesome! Just what we expected
Sonos is amazing, I love the whole Sonos lineup .
Pros: Sound, installation , Quality and ease-of-use
These are our surround speakers for home theater, and they are great. We were using our Play:1 pair previously, but we do notice the difference in depth and richness and volume of sound with these Play:3._
Pros: Easy set up, love the self-adjusting sound feature for each room
Cons: Pricey, but you get what you pay for
Sounds good, is working well for me in my kitchen which can get noisy.
The only reason I did not give this 5 stars is that the Play 5 is 5 stars. But if 5 is too pricy for you this is very nice. If you can spend the extra, purchase the 5
Love it! Easy to set up, great sound and a lot of streaming options. My only want with this product is an easy way to funnel sound from my computer. It would be nice to watch a movie on my computer and listen to the audio through the speaker.
Pros: Easy set up Great streaming options
Cons: No easy computer aid audio input
Awesome system! Very easy to install and the app is great. I started out with the Bose system but the bose app is terrible! Don't waste your time on Bose! Sonos is easy and works fantastic! I have a wellness center and run strength classes! Music is a must! Thanks for a great system and peace of mind knowing it works so well!
I love the convenience of controlling a house-wide sound system from my phone. Sonos speakers provide full resonant sound! Highly recommend them.
I purchased this speaker after purchasing two Play 1s. I figured if the Play 1 sounded good, then the Play 3 should sound great. Honestly, I believe it does sound good, however, I will probably be purchasing another Play 1 as I continue to add more speakers to different rooms. The Play 3 has punchy bass but seems to fall a bit flat. I think the money spent is worth it, but again, in the future I will be more likely just to add more Play 1 speakers.
Pros: Small Good sound
Cons: Bass is flat
The perfect option for a bedroom! The Play 3 provides excellent, room filling sound and has a small footprint. I placed it in the corner of the room and it seems to improve bass response as well as overall sound. In addition to the Play 3, I have a Play 5 in a small living room. Honestly, I think the Play 3 sounds better. Setup is about as simple as it could possibly be.
Pros: Sound, size
Awesome addition to my existing Sonos system. Easy installation. Compact with good sound.
The Sonos play three is a great product and you can buy it almost anywhere. So after reading all the reviews and looking at feedback on this product, even going to a big box store to listen to it, I knew it was right wireless speaker system for our new home. So why did I choose Crutchfield? For me it's all about customer service, but then in reality it's price... especially on a commodity product where few discounts can be found. With free shipping and no sales tax the bottom line is it was the best total price. Thanks again for helping me select the right products and for providing outstanding pricing and services.
Pros: Customer Service
Great product. Easy to set up and use and a good range of sound.
I set out to equip my main rooms with sound by getting 4 Sonos Play-1's and a Connect to tie in my Bose sound bar from the TV. The sound was so incredible and set-up so simple that I that I couldn't resist adding 2 Play-3's to boost the base and expand the system. The addition of the Play-3's was just what was needed to increase the "fullness" of the sound. Now the main area, dining room, and study have room-filling sound and I'm delighted with the results. Great system. Easy to use. easy to add on to. Very reasonably priced. Tremendous "bang" for the buck. No regrets! P.S. The folks at Crutchfield were Terrific to work with .... didn't rush getting the order, willing to take the time to discuss the items in which I was interested, and knowledgeable. Thanks Crutchfield!
This is awesome, we look forward to expanding Sonos throughout the house
Pros: Easy set up, very good sound
Cons: Can't synchronize with smart tv
After a visit to my daughters home & seeing & experiencing her newly installed SONOS music system I could not wait to get home & get one to enhance my own home. I have a large mulit level home. I started small using a SONOS amp to power 4 ceiling speakers which were installed in the great room & the master bedroom on the main level of the house, I also ordered a PLAY 3 to sit on the counter of the kitchen. We fell in love with this system immediately, the sound is amazing, so much so that in a short time we decided to further enhance our system by adding a SONOS whoofer, since then we have added a PLAY 5 for our large lower level & most recently have added another Play 3 for our smaller upper level. The sound quality in our home is absolutely amazing, I would highly recommend any of these SONOS products
Wonderful sound much much better than my two previous wireless speakers. Projects well and does not distort at 80% full volume. We looked at the Play 1 but decided to buy the Play 3. The Play 3's sound is more rich and full - not taking anything away from the Play 1, it sounded good too. As for the wireless connection quality - so far not one dropout and no detected signal degradation. I am slowly building my sound system and own the Play Bar. When I group the two speakers together you can hear the difference. The sound is more full and rich. Three more Play 3s and I'll be set. I have two other wireless speakers. They are poor to average in connectivity and sound quality. Not even in the same class as the Play 3. One was the same price as the Play 3 and it has been problematic from day one. Now it hardly works as the manufacture does not support the speaker - they want me to trash it and buy a newer one. Not going to happen. Another reason for the Sonos is the control features via the IOS and or Android. We are replacing the in-house intercom system with Sonos equipment. Believe it or not the Sonos is cheaper than the integrated home intercom systems and NO wiring. There's also no comparison in sound quality and ease of use. Now that I have tested two pieces of their gear I'll jump in and buy the rest of the equipment needed for the 5.1 sound system and full house audio. Play 3s for the media room and Play 1s for the in
Pros: Very easy to setup.
I added these to a sound bar and sub setup for a media room and it really made a huge difference. Great sound and channel separation on these.
Pros: Great sound
This sonos 3 is great. Didn't realize how good the sound was. The app is very user friendly. The sound gets really loud too. Great for any home setup
Pros: Sound, size,
What a great system. It took no time at all to setup and get our music incorporated into the Sonos App. I music library is located on our main desktop and we were able to connect the Sonos to our network hub using a network cable and then sync the Sonos to our desktop music library. Now, we have easy access to all our music and we can control the Sonos using our phone apps. Just a great system. Another plus was the ability to access the local radio stations that provide internet base connections. Over all, very happy with the purchase.
Pros: Easy setup, great sound and gives us access to a wide variety of music sources.
Cons: It would be great if there was a way to connect your phone directly to the unit. We went camping and it would have been great to have the Sonos, but we just went on more hikes.
Great product for a mid size room.
Pros: Technology and convenienance
shipped fast, setup was easy, app is fantastic, sound is excellent!
Pros: Big sound in a small package. The sonos app is great with endless music options.
Great sound quality--easy to set up!
Had the Play 2 first, then added the Play 3, not sure I can tell a lot of difference in the two. The setup and App for Sonos are easy and preform well.
Great sound fills my office perfectly
Sonos actually works as advertised. Every time you use it it reliably provides high-quality music with great access to streaming services and Flawless performance. Competitors like DTS Wi-Fi have speakers easily as good if not better often for less money but the software is pretty bad and just doesn't work
Great sound, easy to use.
Like the Sonos 5 better - but for a smaller room this is plenty of sound
Pros: ease of set-up and mobility
If you're fine with a digital music solution, which most folks are, the Sonos system is about perfect. I have an S5 and paired two S3's in my living room. For the price, you can't beat this system. Set up is a snap, and access to unlimited music at your fingertip is immediately available. Great product.
Pros: Easy set up, cost efficient, and great sound
Cons: nothing comes to mind
The only way to listen to music in the 21st Century. Super easy to install. Super easy to download app to Ipad and Droid phone. Grouping speakers super simple. Running different Pandora on each group super easy.
Cons: You will want one for each room.
Bought this speaker after waiting for months for my husband to install in the ceiling speakers. It was so easy to set up that i was able to do it on the weekend while he was away and surprise him! The sound is crisp and fills a larger open kitchen/living room.
Pros: Very easy to set up and great sound quality
Set up was a breeze. Sound is very impressive. After a great deal of research I feel I made a good decision. As usual, Crutchfield rocks-with both sales & service!
Easy to set up. Great sound. Anyone with an iphone can use it
Excellent speaker. Easy set up. Great support.
I bought this one to place in our living room. The sound difference between this one and the "one" is not huge for the size room we have, which is a large room. I was expecting more. But once I used the tuning feature on the controller, the speaker came alive and sounds great.
Simply put - it just works. We bought two and connected them with Boost to create a mesh network that pulls directly from our NAS where we have all of our music shared.
Excellent speaker. We were looking for speakers to use throughout our home but needed wifi as we didn't want to run wires. These worked flawlessly. Thanks!
The play 3 sounds great and the pairing with other sonos appliances is easy and efficient. Highly recommend!
Bought this speaker to add streaming music to my kitchen. Was a very very simple install, user interface amazing, and did the job very well. I was not as impressed with the sound quality, as after all the reviews I read I thought I would have been blown away. The sound is good, but it is not "blow away" quality. I was debating getting the Sonos Play1, but opted for a slightly better speaker, and glad I did, as if the Play3 is adequate for my application I believe the Play1 I would not have been happy with. Just my guess
Pros: Simple install - plug in, configure, play music
Just bought another Play 3. Already had another Play 3 and two Play 1's running in stereo mode. So convenient to run the Sonos App on the iPhone, The Galaxy S5, and a Kindle Fire HD.
Pros: Easy to select music on the Sonos App; easy to set up; easy to link to each other.
I listened to the PLAY:1, PLAY:3 and PLAY:5 and the local big box electronics store and was impressed by all of the SONOS products. I finally went on Crutchfield and ordered the PLAY:3 and I was super glad I did. Even though the PLAY:3 was set up in a pretty large room, the sound fills up the entire downstairs of my house. It sounded way better than it did at the store and the hook up and the controls are super easy. I am a bit of an audiophile (the PLAY:3 was not replacing my home component system) and I was throughly impressed.
Pros: Great sound quality. Easy to set up and easy to use.
Easy to set-up and use. Great software! Most importantly - Terrific Sound!
Pros: Easy to set-up and use. Very nice sound.
Cons: Expensive to use the entire Sonos system!
Our fourth Sonos speaker and it sounds just as good as the rest. I forget how easy they are to setup as well. Takes about 15 seconds once it's plugged into the wall.
Pros: High quality sound and easy setup.
Cons: A little on the pricey side.
Big sound from such a small speaker. Easy to set up and use. Sonos is awesome.
Pros: Sound, easy to use, local radio, etc.
Cons: Cant stream youtube
I was pleasantly surprised with how good this speaker sounds for such a small footprint. I have this on a nightstand in a large bedroom and the sound rivals another famous brand larger wireless speaker. It took a few tries to get it connected wirelessly, but once connected it was easy to get iTunes, Pandora and all of my other internet stations synced. I also added a Play:1 in the master bathroom and I love how music syncs perfectly. I will be adding the new Play:5 in the kitchen, once it becomes available. I'm sold on Sonos!
Pros: Easy to sync your music. Very good sound quality. The Sonos app is great. Love the sleep timer and alarm.
Cons: It took multiple tries to get it connected wirelessly.
Great sound and easy setup. I did have to try connecting twice before it connected properly with the home wireless router, but I do not blame the sonos player for that issue. Highly recommended as you can easily move it from one room to another as needed.
We've used Sonos amps to run in-ceiling speakers, but this is the first Sonos speaker that we purchased (for portable use on the deck) and the sound quality is surprisingly good for such a small speaker. We're already big fans of the Sonos interface and the number of streaming options and now we're sold on their speaker quality too!
Pros: Small, great sound quality, easy interface
Cons: A bit expensive, but I think you get what you pay for
Adding to existing Sonos 3 and sound bar. Easiest setup and sounds and looks great! Another 1 and 3 on my shopping list.
i placed 2 play 3s in our living room. love the fullness and can't wait to add onto the system around the house. easiest set up in the world
Pros: size, white/grey option- wife loves it/ fullness of sound, ease of use, great app- easy to add XM, pandora, personal library...louder than previous shelf speakers
Very easy to set up and use. The sound is good for such a small footprint.
Good speakers. Got them for surround sound. Nice too for other locations where ever you have an outlet.
Pros: Solid. Good sound. Portable.
Using in our 4 seasons room. Sounds and looks great
Pros: Sound & Looks
I purchased a Play 1 for our basement a few months ago because on poor radio reception, and was so pleased and impressed with the sound I purchased a Play 3 for our newly remodeled Kitchen. It fills the entire room with a truly deep and rich sound much superior to the radio and radio reception we had previously. I'm sold on Sonos !
Pros: Deep and Rich sound with no loss of signal like a radio. Easy set-up.
Great compliment to my SONOS system. Definitely will add other speakers.
Pros: Great sound.
This unit sits next to a Bose Wave speaker in my home and sounds muffled in comparison. Mid-tones are lost, and the high's sound tinny. Overall it sounds like the speaker is wrapped in a blanket. I very much love the Sonos software, but this speaker left me far from impressed with the audio quality.
Pros: Slick software, great integration.
Cons: Sound quality is mediocre at best - comparable speakers from companies like Bose (and even Logitech) sound much better.
Killer product. This in the 8th room/zone in my collection and I couldn't be happier. It has great sound and bass whether it is being used inside or out. And there is plenty of volume.
Pros: Volume, sound, base, appearance, construction
Cons: Takes a minute or two to be "discovered" when first plugged in. Smooth sailing thereafter.
This is a great product, my second Play:3. Love them in groups, love them in Stereo mode, and can individually adjust volume levels in group mode. Great sound quality and plenty of setting options for my needs.
Pros: sound quality, stereo options, group options
Cons: none for me
I started with Play1 and then ordered a Play:3, then two more Play:1's. Play 1's are in kitchen, den, bedroom, and Play:3 covers living & dining rooms. I generally do not blast music, but testing out the volume of these was certainly impressive. I believe the Play:3 would meet even the most demanding audiophile's needs for a larger room, perhaps up to 400 ft2 or so. The sound quality is exceptional, and the SONOS system is user-friendly and easy to set up. I liked buying from Crutchfield: great service, fair price, and everything came quickly, well-packaged, and unopened. I would highly recommend this product, and all SONOS products, and this seller.
Pros: Superior quality, excellent sound, easy to set up, great system.
Cons: Pricier than other options, but well worth the money.
Great big sound. I use outside on the patio, and it fills the space. I will purchase again.
We are very pleased. We have never had an up to date sound system and we could not be happier. I got the two Play 3's and we are probably going to add at least one more. I was thinking that we would use it mainly for entertaining, but my wife likes to play her music all the time.
Pros: easy to unpack and works perfectly with Spotify
Cons: Took a little work to figure out how to get the playlist going. I had to enlist the help of a 17 year old who had no problem with it.
This is my second Sonos product, I have a Sonos Play 5 in a large shop area at work and it sounds awesome. I have the Sonos Play 3 in my living room and sometimes take it on the back patio and it works great and sounds great in a smaller area.
Pros: Great sound for a small speaker.
Cons: Some connection issues with the smartphone app.
Perfect little speaker. I don't think I would be happy with the Play 1 that's why I only have the 3's. Just pay the extra $100 already you cheapo.
Pros: Awesome sound for a smaller speaker
Very nice size and excellent sound from these wireless speakers. Setting up the system was very easy using the Sonos application on my phone.
Pros: Wireless which makes placement very easy. Using the Sonos app. you can adjust settings to make your placement. Everything can be controlled from your phone including volume and equalization.
Perfect sound for our family room. Have multiple speakers in house. Best surround sound to have
I already had One Sonos component and added this speaker. It took about one minute to set up. It has great sound and I love the capabilities within Sonos to group speakers.
Pros: Sound, set up
My third Play 3. One in the Kitchen, Two as a stereo pair in the living room. Amazing range for such a small box. When Sonos says "All The Music on Earth", they are not kidding. Jazz in the Living Room, Classical in the kitchen, at the same time! Never had a problem with drop outs or shutting down, just plays and plays. Some say it's little pricey...you get what you pay for! My boost is on the second floor, speakers are on the first..no problem!
Pros: easy setup apps for mobile devices great sound
These things are wonderful. I am using 1,3 and 5's really big sound in a small package. So nice to have sound everywhere in your home. The sound quality is excellent. If you pair them in stereo, OMG. As with any network device, It is best if you can wire it. Or in my case I wired as much of it as I could. I am in an apartment and there is a lot of interference. I had a lot of issues with the signal dropping, even with the Boost. I contacted SONOS customer service, WOW that is what customer service is supposed to be. I ran a diagnostic for them. Within a couple of minutes. they spotted the issue and I was able to correct it.
Cons: Wireless is wireless. But still better then bluetooth.
Originally bought the Sound Bar with the Play 1's. It sounded tinny. Not enough bass from both components. And using the1's as back speakers for surround sound, I wasn't even sure they were on unless I went right up to them A week later I ordered the Subwoofer and the Play 3's. Hooked up the subwoofer 1st and the sound was much much better still using the 1's. Then I swapped out the 1's for the 3's and was even better and could distinctly here the 3's playing and adding much more to the surround effect than the 1's. I'm keeping the 1's for just a stand alone for deck or other rooms of the house.
Pros: Significantly better than the 1's
Great sound and easy to set-up. Will add the small Play 1 for the Kitchen.
Pros: Rich sound and easy to connect to Pandora.
Cons: The Sonos controller has lost the connection to the Sonos system. Had to reboot The Sonos Boost.
I'm pleasantly surprised at the quality sound that comes from this small speaker. Its sounds great. And the software is really easy to install on iPhones and iPads. My only beef is I had to reburn a bunch of old CD's because Sonos couldn't read the old iTunes metatag data for album names and ratings.
Pros: Sound, ease of use
Cons: Had to reburn old (loaded before 2007) CD's back into iTunes.
This is stylish, sounds great, and hooks up just as simply as it says it will. I probably would have gotten a smaller one for my kitchen, but now that I know how good they are, I'll do that and move this one to a larger room. Really a full room, big speaker sound.
Pros: Great, rich sound. Easy to install.
added this to my system to create full stereo in living room. Great upgrade to an already great system.
Seems a bit pricey, but sounds better than expected. At quiet volumes you miss a few of the upper mids and it seems a bit bassy, but at respectable and loud volumes it sounds great. It's dead easy to setup, and it has unmatched compatibility to different devices and services (Songza, etc.). The wireless is the way to go. We used to buy docks for our phones, but then you can't use your phones when they're playing music, and more importantly the docks become obsolete or incompatible when you get new phones (iPhones are particularly fussy - we use iPhones and Samsungs in this house and they both work with the Sonos). It's also cool that you can expand your system as much or as little as you want.
Pros: Compact. Easy to use. Quality sound. Expandable. Compatibility.
I never tried "crack' but I'm guessing it's like Sonos stuff. Once you try it you just keep buying more and more of it even though it's crazy expensive. Started with one Play 5, then got another one and stereo paired them. Huge mistake! Now I just bought 2 Play 3s. They are surprisingly good but of course now I need to purchase the Playbar and the Sub ;( I think I need to rob a convenience store or something. Think I will check my wife's purse when I get home. I am very happy with the Sonos speakers. I listen to music much, much more often since I purchased my first Play 5. My advice is buy any of the Sonos speakers to get started and then figure out how you will pay for the rest later!
Pros: Simple to set up. Very convenient to use. Sound is very good (not perfect).
Cons: You have to turn to a life of crime to pay for the things! (Wonder if they will let me use them in jail?)
I paired the three with two ones and my house and they work great.
Pros: You can select individual speaker music and sound level.
Cons: It still has to be plugged in and there are no sonos outdoor speakers yet.
Where to begin. Im a electrical engineer and thought this would be a pretty easy set up. Wow. This is not great, I really want to open this thing up and look at what they put in this. I guarantee it's not quality and the programming to run is not robust. I got it to play right out of the box. Thought, "Great just as advertised." Then it quit dropping, couldnt find the Sonos network. So I looked and test the signal thoughout the house (again) and found I had a strong wifi signal in every spot of the house. I reloaded it from scratch. And got it to work again. Then the same problems. After tinkering with location of the device, moving my entire computer and wifi system to more central area's of the house. Nothing. Then it quit working all together. So, I read about the "Boost". Went out and bought that, thought a hard wired dedicated SONOs network was the ticket. Problem is, nothing I do will get the boost to connect or come up. I again, deleted everything, reset everything and started from scratch. Again! Nothing. Wont work. I been reading allot of Blogs and it seem's I am not alone. A great idea in "theory" but the company just hasnt cracked the code. They really should actually test this stuff. But I am sure they are enough people in the bubble that this works for that it won't get fixed. Also, just so you know, any music from ITUNES before 2010 download will not play on SONOS. Unless you reload it all down again. Apple site usless.
Pros: Pretty packaging and smart concept.
Cons: Just isn't robust enough.
The sound is incredible from such a small unit. Could not be simpler to set up - in 10 minutes I had it running from my laptop, phone and iPAD. Small enough that it can easily be moved from room to room if desired, but fills even a good-sized room with full-spectrum sound. A bonus is the software's connectivity to streaming radio from a huge number of stations/sites/genres. I'll be buying more of these for other parts of my house!
Pros: Small (portable) but still great sound Ease of setup Connectivity to wi-fi radio
Amazing sound from such a small unit. We use a Sonos bridge to play through the HIFI Amp and fixed speakers and this sublime to any room where we need additional sound - even in the garage if we go out there to throw some darts
Pros: Small, portable, light, great sound sand easy set up
Set up is easy and sound is fine, but very difficult to set up Apple file sharing.
Pros: Easy to set up and good sound.
Cons: Difficult to share music files.
Simply amazing. Cheaper and better than a hard wired multi room sound system. And the best option even if you just want a single speaker to play music from your phone.
Pros: Setup can't be any simpler, sound quality is very very good, and the app is very well designed.
Cons: Addicting. I want to put one in every room of the house.
Easy instillation, great sound
Speaker sounds much better then I thought it would. I own two play 5's and this play 3 and it sounds great. Set it up in the garage hanging from the ceiling and its out of the way and sounds nice.
Pros: Sounds great and easy to use
Cons: non so far
Purchased two of the Play 3 speakers for our game room. Connected to our existing home Sonos system. We also purchased a pair of Bose speaker stands to hold the Play 3 speakers. Nice set-up and sound for a room that's about 20' x 30' in size. Full sound including decent bass without a sub. The Sonos system is so easy to use, it's now our #1 choice for adding more music zones to our home.
Pros: Good sound Well built Easy setup
Great system but lacks Windows Phone & 8 support
Pros: Works wonderfully and setup a breeze
Cons: Lacks Windows Phone & 8 support
Set up quickly and easily and is more than I envisioned-to the extent that I promptly ordered a play 1 for a smaller room and will probably extend further in the future
Pros: Good sound, easily controlled , especially with IPad , IOS, and Android. Amazing variety
Cons: No control from Chromebook or Fedora
It's part of a wonderful system and the expandability, level of control, and ease of use are outstanding. As for this piece itself, it is small and plug in wireless, solid yet unobtrusive and the sound is terrific. It's a miniature amp/speaker system that you can equalize from phone/computer, move around the house or outside; put a few of these together (I have 4) and you have a whole house wireless system with big clear sound and infinite control. Wonderful system so far; I've had it only two weeks or so and use it all the time.
Pros: Sound, size, portability, level and ease of control
Cons: None so far
Easy to set up. Strong, rich sound. I us it in my living room (40'x25') and on my patio (no nearby neighbors). The sounds in both areas is very good.
Pros: Ease of use; rich sound
Cons: Need an electrical outlet
It is a very good small speaker. I think the Play:5 should be considered if a full base response is desired. If a distinct stereo effect is desired, a second Play:3 can be added.
Pros: Good sound for its size, the 5 star rating accounts for not expecting room filling sound from a single speaker this size. Very easy to set up with the Bridge.
Cons: See review above.
see my review under CONNECT:AMP. The PLAY3 added the ability to have great sound in any location not already receiving my Sonos connections. The sound is terrific, and it blows away competitors wireless components by Bose, Apple , and others.
Pros: EASY. GREAT sound, especially high and low freqs.
Cons: They should sell them in multi packs!
The Play:3 rules! Perfect for those larger rooms that the Play:1 can't quite fill all the way with sound. Clear sound, great lows, and (like all SONOS products) superb build quality. Set up is a breeze; SONOS has made the first 100% "wife-proof" system! My wife can whip out her smartphone and have SiriusXM blasting throughout the house in no time flat.
Pros: Easy setup; great sound; amazing build quality
AWESOME 'nuff said.
In addition to my two play 5 speakers, this 3 is a great compromise because of its portability. The 3 is easy to take out to the garage or deck as compared to the 5 which is more of a stationary speaker because of its weight. The sound quality is an 8 compared to the 5 which is a 10. However, this is understandable because of the size of the speakers.
Pros: portability and sound
My wife says "I'm not sure about this purchase, it's a little pricey don't you think?" Now she wants Sonos in every room! Great sound, easy to set up and use! Looking forward to adding to the system soon! Thanks, Crutchfield and Sonos!
Pros: Easy set up and use!
Cons: None so far.
The best products are simple to set and use, and do what they claim. Sonos is a shinning example. Not cheap, but you get your money's worth. However, Sonos is addictive; nobody will buy just one. Set up your first unit, and you will soon feel the urge to fill more rooms with Sonos sound and content.
Pros: Yeah...a bunch of them.
Cons: What to do with all my old CDs..hang them from my rear view mirror? Putting all of my bulky old sound equipment on Craigslist. Also, wishing I had discovered Sonos sooner.
I just receive my play 3 today. Currently I have 2 play5, 1 Connect amp with two bridges (my house is complicate lol). As always it took me more time opening the box than setting the equipment. I just swap one play5 from my master room to my office and replaced with play1 since I'm was looking for aux input for my office PC. It just fill my master room with outstanding and rich sound quality. Play 1, you are next..........
Pros: Easy setup, amazing sound, right price for the performance and functionality
Cons: Let me think......... uhmmm
I recently purchased the Sonos Play:3 and I am very pleased. It was a breeze to setup, within 30 minutes I was able to access ALL my music stored on various computers throughout my home, music stored in Amazon Cloud, as well as, synched to my Pandora and Sirus XM accounts, with my PCs, Ipad and Android phone all set-up to control the unit! The sound was better than expected. Will be adding additional components to the system in the near future.
Pros: Ease of Set-up, compatibility with other devices and software. Sonos has an extensive forum with ideas, help guides and trouble shooting online. Great sound.
Cons: None so far
Spectacular sound in family room set up as stereo pair. Single speaker in bedroom is great for background Easy set up. Sonos app makes controlling everything a snap. Will add outside units soon
Pros: Easy set up. Sound
Great system - Easy set-up! I did a lot of research before choosing Sonos. It's the most versitile and has the best price of comparable systems. The best thing about the Sonos system is that you can play music in as many rooms as you have speakers in and you can play different music from different devices in different rooms. Wish the user interface instructions were a little more detailed; but Crutchfield has great customer service!
I bought 2 Play 3's for a family room where TV watching with a Sonos Playbar or stand alone stereo listening would occur. The "balance" or "fade" between the Play 3's & Playbar is inadequate. There should be more control when associated with the Playbar. There should be an easier way to switch between stereo listening mode & TV-watching-with-a-Playbar mode. Because it is a hassle to reconfigure the Play 3's every time you associate it or disassociate it with the Playbar, it mostly sits in TV mode and the stereo capability isn't realized. That's a lot of wasted money. I would give the Play 3's a higher rating as stand alone speakers -- but that's not why I bought them.
Pros: The Play 3's sound great when they act as left and right channel speakers when not associated with the Playbar. Power plug only gives a clean install. Integrates seamlessly with other Sonos components.
Cons: It is a pain in the neck to disassociate the Play 3's from the Playbar to act as left and right channel speakers for stereo listening. It is a pain in the neck to associate the Play 3's with the Playbar every time you want to watch TV. You have to do the set-up procedure every time you switch between TV and stereo listening. I hope a software update can make this a lot easier because this is not user-friendly. The hype and extolled flexibility of this system didn't jive with the usability.
Purchased the Sonos Play 3 for my son and daughter-in-law as an early Valentine's Day gift - He/they LOVE IT! I also have a Play 3 and two Play 1's and absolutely love them.
Pros: Easy to set up - easy to use - just a joy to listen to.
Cons: So far - none.
The concept, setup, and functionality is great! You can easily set this up to stream music from a PC (or better yet a network drive) as well as seemingly any internet and internet streaming land radio station in the word....and of course internet based music services like Pandora. Control from a PC app is easy and fun. I've had NO issues with buffering, connectivity, or packet loss. The sound is also pretty good considering it's size. I really love this device, but I think you're paying for the concept and development. The components, especially the Connect:AMP which you can use to drive your own speakers, are fairly expensive for what you get. But again, you have to consider that Sonos is really in a category by itself. You're paying for the development.
Pros: Sound. Connectivity. Functionality. Easy set up.
Cons: Price Sonos Android app does not seem to be compatible with my tablet
Bought both the Sonos play 3 and 5. The three for my den and the five for our larger living room. The five certainly has bigger sound, with the bass, but I'm not discounting the three, as it does wonderfully in a smaller space, and accompanies the five nicely when played together in separate rooms with different volume levels, to give a 'stereo' effect. Bottom line is that I greatly enjoy both the three and the five, and will add another three for the master bedroom.
Pros: minimal footprint, great sound, effortless portability, easy set-up
The Play 3 is a great addition to our Play 5. Both speakers produce excellent sound. The Play 3 is a bit smaller and we use it in many rooms throughout the house.
Amazing sound that takes five minutes to setup. Sonos is an amazing system and I am impressed with all of the Internet music options available through the app. I have tried both the Android and iOS (Apple) apps and they are great - in fact the tablet versions are more comprehensive on the screen and worthwhile when you have a tablet available on the network.
Pros: App Controller for the music is simple and looks great. Multiple controllers in the house and synching of my own personal library was easy over DLNA. Every online music system and internet radio easy to setup. Each speaker can play unique music or can be grouped simply...
Cons: Not great for iTunes shares - I haven't found a way to use them. Therefore, music library organization needed to be reworked.
This is my 3rd Play 3, I also have a Play 5 and Connect to play off my surround sound. The play 3 is a wonderful small to average room speaker (I have mine in our kitchen, dining room and now bedroom). I'm pretty critical of my sound as I like a nice clear high end and tight low end without sounding muddy. The SONOS delivers. Being able to walk throughout the entire house and have music playing without losing it as you walk from one room to another is pretty awesome.
Pros: SONOS has delivered on a true high quality wireless home system. And being able to tie in an existing suround sound speaker system through the connect is brilliant
Just a great product! Easy to install, the software works and is very intuitive. This is an additional speaker for my multi room setup and I couldn't be happier with the Sonos product.
Sounds great, set up is not bad if you are careful with instructions.
Excellent speaker with room-filling capability and reasonable bass. Connection to the Sonos network is seamless.
Pros: Great sound, can set up horizontally or vertically.
Cons: Wireless network connectivity from one end of a large house to another is spotty - but more a limitation of my Bridge location than of the technology itself, as I have the same issue with my home PC networking.
Sonos products are amazing! Setup is easy and takes only minutes. They operate flawlessly! Many music options are available, more than any other product. Sound is fantastic! Music fills every room of my house in perfect sync, and can be controlled by any of multiple devices throughout the house. Gone are the days of blasting music in one room to fill the house.. I simply turn everything on at a nice low level and enjoy everywhere! I am so glad I found Sonos, this system is exactly what I have been dreaming of for a very long time!. My musical experience will never be the same again, thank you Sonos!
Pros: Great sound, easy to setup, easy to operate, good looks, many source options, nice selection of varying equipment lets you configure your home in so many different ways, each piece is individually configurable for EQ, volume and other settings, great app support, great software support, flawless operation..
Cons: I'm very hard pressed to find anything wrong with Sonos products, but if I must here are 2 ideas for slight improvement.. 1. Please make every single piece of equipment available in black! 2. Possible include the last missing source option.. Apple Airplay. I don't require it, but I suppose it might make your products that much more appealing to an even larger audience?
I debated taking the plunge for a Sonos system but finally did it. I think the clincher was the free Sonos Bridge that was offered. The unit has decent sound, was easy to install, and all of my music, including iTunes downloads, CD collection, and Pandora, is now in the same place. My kids also downloaded the Sonos controller and use our Play 3 whenever they want.
Pros: good sound, easy set-up, portability
This was an add'l speaker for our existing Sonos system. It's easy to install - like all Sonos products I'v bought!
Sonos is so easy to set up and use. The play 3 has very good sound but after trying out a play 1 ( which had poor sound) the 3 was definitely better. The software is very good, I wish it was able to display the quality of the music stream since I cant tell if its the source or the speaker sound.
Cons: Unplug the speaker and you need to reset it thru the software. There are no presets on the speaker.
Play:3 sounds great by itself. I am a Bose fan, or was, but Sonos out performs the wireless soundtouch by Bose. One play 3 is great but when paired in stereo the sound is so much better. I use the Macronos app for Android and i can stream Google play! Super pleased and will be putting in my new house instead of in-ceiling speakers.
Pros: Great sound and built to last
Cons: use of 3rd party app to play Google play, but at least it is possible with Sonos
Love the sound quality and ease of use - setting up the wireless connection was no problem. I was disappointed to find that there was no rechargeable battery - so you can't unplug and carry to another room or outside. Also, no input jack to connect directly to my mp3 music player. I had assumed that a smaller unit like this would have those things. I should have looked at the specs more closely :(.
Pros: Easy to set up wireless connection, great sound quality
Cons: No rechargeable battery - please make, I would buy! No input jack for my mp3 player.
Brilliant. Simply brilliant.
Pros: Good, rich sound with plenty of depth.
Cons: Base is just a little on the thin side; but still very good for such a small unit. Listen to the Play 5 to compare.
I had trouble following the instructions and had to call for help to set my computer. It was simple, but if the instructions were more precise anyone could get music without calling for help. Also, only stations that are in tunein can be put into your computer to play. The speaker sound just fine, but the volume is controlled by your computer setting. Would be nice to have a volume control on the speaker to keep from returning to the computer to adjust the sound. My computer and speaker are in different zones. Otherwise, good listening.
I recently entered the Sonos Universe with a mix of Connect and Connect:Amps hardwired to in-ceiling speakers as well as outdoor rock speakers. I purchased two Play3s to add zones to both of my children's rooms. The sound and look amazing. Got a black for our baby and the white for the girl's room. My wife and I use them EVERY night to put soothing lullabies as part of the "time-to-go-to-bed" struggle. I have a subscription to Pandora "One" as well as MOG. MOG has a awesome selection of children bed-time lullabies. I can say that these new Sonos components have complimented my already existing whole-house music system. These two components are the only wireless components we have at the time since all the other ones are hardwired via CAT5 cable to the router. So far not a single hiccup in the quality and transmission.
Pros: form factor, sound quality, bass response, ease of connecting to Sonos net.
Excellent sound for its size. I own the Play 5 and added the Play 3 to extend sound to other rooms. Sonos has produced a quality product that has good value. The Play 3 sound quality exceeds my expectations for the streaming style music that I listen to.
Pros: Good sound - Easy set up - Player software is easy to use
Cons: It would be nice to have a portable (battery operated) option or version available to use outdoors or while away from a 120v outlet.
This product gave me the capability to have understandable radio in my bathroom and my kitchen. I can move the receiver if I want from one room to another. I do plan on purchasing another receiver so I can have sound in all the main rooms of my house. I have a stereo system with speakers in my bedroom and living room, and now I can here radio all over the house.
Pros: Wireless sound whereever you want it, Easy to set up.
Cons: There is a slight delay between the SONOS speakers and the wired stereo radio. Mostly OK since you only can be in one room at a time.
I was so impressed with the Sonos sound system that I installed in my TV room (base, sound bar and two Sonos Play:3 speakers) that I purchased two more Sonos Play:3 for my kitchen. The set up easily and instantly joined my other speakers. The only confusing part was making them stereo. Their sound is phenomenal. I will be adding more throughout the house. I live in a 100 year old house and the ability to have flawless wireless throughout the house that can be managed separately from my iPhone is magical!
Pros: excellent sound, easy set up and they have a small footprint.
Cons: Setting up the stereo was not completely intuitive. Lack of detailed instruction manual.
Big fan of the Sonos system. Setup is almost idiot proof, sound is excellent. Music can be played throughout the house and have different sounds playing in different rooms. Also, Sound Bar and Sub Woofer are excellent as well as the Play 5's. Great system, only drawback is the cost.
Pros: Simplicity, Convenience, Portability
This is the best wireless system that I have tried. The sound is great and the interface is outstanding,.
Pros: easy setup and beautiful design, quality product and software.
Cons: not portable
I have now installed a Sonos system in three separate locations. They are great. We enjoy the sound and ease of use.
Pros: easy setup and beautiful design, quality product and software.
Cons: No water proof unit for outdoors use. Please get to work. I am first on the list.
great little speaker and software to go along with it for the desktop, iphone and iPad. this is my second unit and i plan on growing to even more speakers throughout the house.
Pros: great sound
Cons: wish is had a battery so it was more portable
I decided to add a portable Sonos Play 3 to our system. We already have several other units. The sound from this little unit is outstanding. It is better in smaller rooms, and in a corner for better bass. Even when out in the open in our huge family room it still sounds very good. The size is perfect for placement on a bathroom counter, or in the laundry room, etc.
Pros: Great sound, great size. I like the darker color of the case, blends in better.
Cons: None. Another great Sonos product.
I was unfamiliar with sonos but researched outdoor speakers. Even though this is not an 'outdoor' speaker, I can easily transport the Play3 outside when I want. I figured it was a better option anyway given the amount of time I actually spend on the patio and the risk of a good speaker being damaged by Oklahoma hail/tornado weather if it was mounted outside. Instead, I get to enjoy the music in the house too. I went to some other retailers and played the demo. After reading the reviews, I expected the sound to be better but reminded myself I was in a huge building. When I got it home, it was awesome. I didn't read any of the directions and have yet to install the software on my computer although I will as there may be software updates. It plays pandora from my phone without having the computer on. I had the app downloaded so when I plugged it in, I followed the easy steps on my phone to set it up. Crutchfield was great about answering my questions. My house is just over 1350 square feet and I can easily hear the play3 throughout the house. I thought I would use it in the kitchen only and later add one for the living room. I don't see that necessary. However, the playbar is on my next list.
Pros: Ability to play music from multiple sources. Sounds good. Fills the area well. Fairly easy to transport within wifi signal. When I sell my house, my speakers will go with me. Not limited to iphone. Seems to be longer lasting with the future than some options.
Cons: A little pricey for a speaker, esp. when you have to have the bridge and start thinking of adding other components.
I have three....love them!!!!
Pros: Small light weight loud
Outstanding ... easy setup, works seamlessly unlike so many other lesser quality products.
Pros: Easy setup, quality, sound
Cons: Price, requires a/c
I have a Sonos addiction. I love the stuff. Sonos makes you realize why you dug listening to music all those years. The Play three let's you get down in tight corners. I have a small bathroom but wanted to listen to something other than my electric toothbrush or my shrieks of terror when I looked in the mirror. The Play 3 sounds really good even when backed into a corner. It doesn't get as loud as I had hoped but it does great when you look at how small it is. They probably sound great as a stero pair. There is even wall mount attachment things if you are into that kind of thing. Anyway, it is a welcome addition to my Sonos system.
Pros: Fits about anywhere. It does a lot of things well for its size.
Cons: Not super loud but good for small spaces
I bought several Sonos components from Crutchfield. The Sonos system is super easy to set up (plug a Bridge or another component into a home network, open a controller app on a phone, tablet, or PC) and the sound quality is very good! I would highly recommend for others.
Pros: Simplicity, multi-zone audio, audio quality
We ordered this Sonos 3 for the upstairs bathroom after using our Sonos 5 in our livingroom/kitchen. Since we already had the 5 up and going (via the Sonos Bridge), the 3 was set up in only a minute or two. The system found it immediately after making the unit discoverable and after that it was just . . . playing music! Very easily paired with/separated from the Sonos 5 - all from our iPhones (or our computers)! What wonderful, simple technology!!! This was a scratch and dent purchase, so we saved a couple of bucks, but, where is the damage??? The unit is perfect!!! The box it came in had a small tear, but that was it. I have never written a review for a product EVER, but I am so impressed I just had to say something. We love music and we favor simplicity. The sonos systems deliver both beautifully. We would definitely recommend Sonos to our friends. Even our kids are impressed.
Pros: Great sound, simple set up, very flexible - can listen to different sources of music (Internet radio, music from my computers and server) on each of the units using the same controller (iPhones/computers). The volume levels can be adjusted together or separately. The Sonos app for our iPhones didn't get a stellar rating, but it seems to work well for us.
Cons: Probably a little pricey. On the other hand there is value in paying a bit more for quality.
Love the speaker!
This is a great product - very easy to use and much higher quality sound than I expected. We bought it to add music to our kitchen without having to run wires from the stereo, and its been great. All of the digital music options have worked great, and the controller apps for android, iphone, and ipad are very handy (and easy to use). I will likely purchase more Sonos products in the future...
Pros: Ease of use, sound quality
Cons: No battery (not a huge deal, but it would be nice if you could use this without a plug nearby, at least for a little while). This is the only thing that prevented me from giving it 5 stars (
You can't beat the price. The design is awesome and the price is even better. I'm not a hardcore music listener so this is perfect for me. I usually entertain people over dinner. My place is over 2200 sq feet and I have a huge living room but this little guy can cover my living room with no problem. Going to buy couple more for my other rooms. Loving it!
Pros: easy setup, price, design
Cons: I wish the logo wasn't so prominent!
The PLAY:3 works great as a networked device. I'm surprised it doesn't have a simple audio mini-jack port though, since this would seem to enable it for non-networked use also (just a speaker connected directly to a device). The sound is great though and the multi-room functionality with pairing is really nice.
Pros: For its stated purpose it is simply great.
Cons: Seems to me that adding the stereo port for direct connections would be simple and would greatly increase the functionality.
Sonos makes great products I have been using the Sonos Play 5 in larger areas Very pleased with the performance of the Play 3 for the kitchen where I want to take up less space but still have a full range of sound. Cannot beat Cructchfield's service, I have been a loyal customer for over 20 years
Pros: Full rich range in a compact size
I already had the Sonos system in my home and purchased this as a Christmas present for my wife for the kitchen. I think it sounds great and she loves it. Our previous under cabinet radio in the kitchen played with too much static (probably due to the under cabinet lighting I recently installed) and stations would drift in and out. Now she has access to crystal clear sound from a plethora of internet radio stations as well as our entire CD library, which I have ripped to the computer. I downloaded the Sonos app so she can select what she wants (or control the volume & EQ) right from her- Kindle Fire. Plus she can unplug it and take it with her to any room in the house. There is basically no installation. Just plug it in. You also need to register the unit with Sonos Bridge the first time you use it.
Pros: Easy setup. Very portable-can plug in anywhere in the house.
Cons: Kind of expensive. I think a power switch would be nice addition to the unit.
First off, this is a great product. I bought this as a gift for my wife since we both love rich, full sound and technology. No other system touches this, including Bose which seems to have fallen behind the times. The sound is rich, even in our great room which covers about 350 sq ft. (I can imagine that the Play 5 might be better, but we're happy with this one.)
Pros: Great sound. Fast, easy set up. Blends in well with only the requirement of an AC outlet. The bridge works great, but nowhere does it tell me if I need another bridge if I add another Play 3 (which I will be doing).
Cons: No one seems to know how to market these systems. I've looked at these for about five years but could never decide what components I needed through a muddy marketing message. Crutchfield does a slightly better job but even refers to naming conventions that are out-dated (got one today that talked about Zone players, which is not Connect Amps). Also, the pricing of the connect amps are high. I can buy a seven channel home theatre receiver for the same price as an amp! Better marketing=more sales
By far the most excellent product purchased. Sonos works seamlessly with iPhone and iPad. I purchased Sonos five Sonos three and the bridge altogether, and couldn't be happier!
Pros: Easy to move speakers to different rooms.
The Sonos audio system is as perfect as it gets. It's extremely easy and convenient to setup and operate. The audio is exceptional, even if you start out with. Only one component. As you add components, things just get better from there. Sonos is the "Apple" of audio. It just works! Operate it with your smartphone. Run different music in different zones. BOTTOM LINE. Buy it. It's worth every penny.
Pros: Great audio. Endless music through iTunes, Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, etc., Ridiculously easy to set up.
I got two of these. It took all of 30 minutes to install and start listening to music. The set up is VERY user friendly. The sound is great.
Pros: Easy Set up, great sound
Cons: wireless has its limits!!
The Sonos 3 has lived up to the hype in every aspect - from ease of setup to sound quality! Love being able to listen to satellite radio with it. Will be purchasing more in the near future!
Pros: Easy set up; awesome sound quality; easy to control with Ipod touch/Samsung tablet/Samsung smart phone.
I have it for 2 weeks, love it. Absolutely love it. I am considering buying one more except that it is not cheap.
Pros: Set up is very easy. Up and running in 5 minutes. We later bought a network attached storage as the music server. Works well. Now we need to play around with the Sonos software to make full use of the music searching mechanism. The sound is good, although when blasted high it cracks a bit but that happen to any speaker.
Cons: I am always scared when I have to pull the power supply when the machine is still on stand-by. I wish there is a on/off button.
Great sound. I used two for the living room to give a fuller effect (not true stereo, but still very nice). Couldn't possibly be easier to set up. I did so using my iPhone. Took a couple of minutes tops to set up three speakers. I will be getting more for other parts of the house.
Just added Sonos to our second house -even better than the first. We love the system. Crutchfield gives superb service and support.
Pros: Versatility, sound quality, cost
Great speakers. I have two, going to buy more. Waiting for an outdoor version. Hopefully soon.
Pros: Easy to install Great sound. Crutchfield people are a great help
Cons: None found yet. Would like an outdoor/weatherproof version as well.
I already have 2 zp90's in my house and was looking for an easy way to expand Sonos to other rooms of my house. The play 3 fit my requirements so I picked one up. First of all it is a breeze to set up. Second the sound is incredible from such a small device. I love being able to bring my music to any room/outdoors so easily.
Pros: Ease of setup, sound, versatility/portability
Great product. Booming sound in a little box.
Pros: Versatility. Easy to move to where ever you are. Completes the whole day-in-the-garage experience.
Cons: None so far.
This was recommended to us by our son and was he right! It is a wonderful system. Have an intercom system with a CD player that has quit playing. Replaced with the Sonos instead of repairing the intercom. Great choice!! We love it!!
Pros: Can move from room to room if needed and even take outside....
The Play:3 sounds better than I expected. Perfect for my needs. I am sure the 5's must be awsome but, for placement issues, I bought three Play:3's. The whole Sonos system is well thought out and high quality. The control software puts our own library plus the whole music world together perfectly.
Pros: Easy to place, excellent sound.
Nice compact design. Quality Sound. Easy to use and move from room to room. Great out on the patio.
Pros: Crutchfield service and tech support.
Cons: Sonos...you guys really need to work on the software to allow the sonos system to download software upgrades from a WIFI network. Also to allow access to the WEB options via WIFI. Seriously, I could fake a backwards hook-up to the web on my old desktop but now with a quality laptop and WIFI only i cannot utilize many SONOS features and must pack it all up to go hook-up to someone's wired ethernet.
Recently renovated our home an rather than going with a hard-wired speaker system, at the recommedation of our contractor we opted to go with the Sonos system. GREAT CALL! We have two Sonos Play 3s and a Bridge. We now have the capacity to pipe hi-fidelity sound into any room in the house. The Sonos system was a fraction of the cost of hard wiring speakers and I can controll the entire system from my iphone! My one peeve is with my itunes music library. Evidently, in order to play my itunes recorded songs on the sonos system, I have to re-save them in a different format - for a fee payable to Apple. On the bright side, I have now discovered Pandora which comes pre-loaded on the Sonos app for my iphone. I am thoroughly satisfied with my Sonos system. Will probably pick up a Sonos Play5 and another Play3 in not too distant future.
Pros: Great sound. Can move speakers anywhere within range of your wireless router. Excellent Crutchfield shipping and tech support.
Cons: itunes music requires conversion to play through Sonos system.
Great sound easy to set up excellent technical support
Pros: Easy of use and flexibility
Cons: Needs improvement on electric cable and contacts
This speakers sounds incredible and the app is fantastic. We got this for our kitchen but actually put it in our family room and it sounds better than our very old Bose cube speakers. Will likely get the 5 speaker soon too. The amount of music and stations to pick from utilizing the app is both amazing and overwhelming. The only cons are that it is a bit pricey and we had a difficult time getting the speaker and bridge to be recognized doing the whole push the series of buttons start up routine.wasn't as simple as they made it look. But once it was up and running, we now love it.
Pros: Great sound. Tons of music choices. Versatile and mobile speaker.
Cons: Cost. A little more challenging to set up than expected.
Easy to sit up, app works great, sound is great, besides the cost everything is awesome. We recommend to anyone.
Pros: Easy of use and flexibility
Cons: maybe cost
Just what I've been looking for for a long time. Really, really cool...
Pros: East set-up and use,
Cons: Pricey. Needs volume discounts.
I can't believe the sound from this - the smaller of the two Sonos speakers. I've been researching how to add a music system to my recently renovated home and stumbled on the Sonos system. After listening to a demo at Target, I thought I'd start off small and order the Play:3 - which actually sounded as good as the Play:5 in the demo. Setup was breeze and now I'm planning to consolidate 14 years of digital music onto a server to access through the system.
Pros: Super simple setup; expandable as my needs grow; Apple-friendly software
Cons: Price. Would love something at a little lower price point.
After trying and returing several different pieces of computer-based music equipment, I finally got the Sonos player 3. I find it to have very good sound quality and to be very easy to use, compared to other pieces of computer-based music gear I have tried. I highly recommend it. I thank Ziggy and all the Crutchfield team for their help.
Great item. My wish list has 2 items: more robust treble/bass tweaks (besides the ones in the software); and wish the speakers had an external input jack. Otherwise, more than pleased!
Fantastic product, simple set up, really compliments the play 5 we already have.
Pros: Simple set up, and you can move it anywhere you want it.
Great unit. Was up and running in a matter of minutes. The sound is good for such a small device and it is versatile enough to use anywhere in the house. I plan on adding at least two more units.
Pros: Ease of use. Sound quality.
Cons: If you don't have a controller (iphone etc) the Sonos controller makes the price prohibitive.
This was my first introduction to the Sonos system, and I must say that I am a big fan. The convenience and variety of music available, especially when paired with a Spotify membership, is simply amazing. Setup was easy -- less than 5 minutes from opening the box to listening to my MP3 collection and iheartradio. The sound from the Sonos Play:3 is good. I am using it in my kitchen, and it provides plenty of sound and plenty of bass for my needs in the kitchen. It also sounds good in my larger family room, as long as you intend for it to be ambient music at a moderate volume. I rated it a "4" because I think it really needs an "audio in" port like the Play:5. Other than this omission, I think it is a wonderful product.
We love this. It is so easy to use; seriously it's great. We live in an old house, and it's hard to put speakers where you want with these crazy plaster walls - but Sonos makes it easy, and the sound on the 3 speaker is plenty big for us. Love the iPhone app.
Pros: nice sound, easy to move, easy to set up, easy to use, iPhone app
Cons: wish it was a little easier to play podcasts from my itunes
I love this little player--its good qualities far outweigh its cons. However, consider well what you want to use it for before you purchase (Sonos and Crutchfield customer service are both excellent). The volume and sound quality are good enough to enjoy the full range of sound when playing music and to surmount the noise of housework, paper shuffling, etc. Setup was easy (but be sure you insert the sonos end of the A/C fully--until the "shoulder" of the cord is flush or below the casing or you will have intermittent function!). Network range is not quite as good as with my computers but still excellent.
Pros: Great sound, portable. Great for radio (especially those of us who have no reception over the air). Easily synced to most iTunes content. Easy setup.
Cons: Biggest cons: Terribly expensive controller if you don't have smart phone, etc.; no input port. Other: no easy way to stream podcasts, etc., directly from browser or browser download, no way I've found to stream content stored on iPhone, etc., to Play3 without a networked, awake computer (If I've missed something here, I'd love some advice). Audiobooks must 1st be imported into iTunes (9.0.2, Mac OS Tiger 10.4.11)--syncing & playback of this content via Sonos app is not intuitive.
SONOS is one outstanding system. I continue to be impressed by how easy it is to use and how good it sounds. It has revolutionized the way we listen to music in my house.
I have been shopping around for quite a while. I bought a foreclosed home in which they took all components of a wired multi room system including the speakers. I found this system and it gives you such a wide range of options and flexibility for listening. I have this speaker in my kitchen, a bridge, a zone player attached to my home theater and putting the larger speakers elsewhere. This small one sits on my kitchen counter and I have the zone player hooked into the TV so I can hear my TV from my kitchen without blasting the folks in the family room. Love the system, so easy to set up! (also, cheaper than a hard wired multi room system which gives you less options)
Pros: Easy to set up. Great flexibilty, great apps for ipods/iphones.
Cons: Wish it was cheaper but its still less expensive than a home wired system.
I was commenting to my wife last evening that the Sonos was the best thing we have ordered that has enhanced our home's ambiance probably ever. Love it! We listen to a French children's radio show, a Canadian classical station, and, of course, Pandora. Truely glad we made the purchase and Crutchfield's was so speedy and completely professional.
Pros: the whole package
First I connected the Sonos Connect to my Bose bookshelf speakers in my library/office. I love it. Even better, my wife (who avoids technology)loves it. She would rather play that then our $2000 surround sound system in the Family Room. When her birthday came she half heartedly suggested a Sonos:5 for the deck. With some trepidation I bought the Sonos:3 for the kitchen (there is no space in the kitchen for the :5. I was pleasantly surprised. She loves it and plays them both all the time. Wish there were a Sonos that could replace that boat anchor of a surround sound system. I can buy the Sonos:Connect. But I would still have to fiddle with the Surround Sound System manually. I put a 2 terabyte networked hard drive on the network and loaded every CD I ever bought and more on it. Now we are buying and storing our online purchases there. Now I am listening to CDs I never would have pulled out. I listen to my favorite radio stations. I have NEW favorite radio stations I never new existed. I listen to Pandora. I control it all from every network connected device. Still would like a :5 for the deck this summer.
Pros: Sounds great. Loads of features. Easy to use from Computer, iPad and Droid. Sounds great. Fun. Easy set-up. Compact and unobtrusive.
Cons: I turn the volume UP from my Droid... she turns it down from her I pad... UP, down, UP, down. Needs a 'lock out the wife button'. Sound from the :3 is weak compared to the :Connect. Expensive.
Problem: I like to stream music but use either a laptop or iPad, neither offering good sound. Solution: The Sonos S3, and accompanying BR100. The S3 lets me really enjoy the music I stream. The audio quality is amazing for the size of the unit. (Voodoo could be involved.) I alternate between a paid Pandora account and three public radio stations. They all sound great. This has quickly become one of my favorite pieces of technology.
Pros: Great sound. Easy to control with iPad app. Easy setup.
Cons: A bit pricey, but I don't regret buying this for a minute, and will probably add another S3 unit.
Love the Sonos System. Own four S5s and two S3s. One caveat: CBS Radio 880 and 1010 Wins stations are no longer available on Sonos radio. They are our favorites morning radio stations. Would love to have them back.
Pros: Sleak, good sound, easy to install and operate. iPhone app is super handy.
I've been eyeing Sonos for quite a while, so I was excited to finally get one. I started with the Play3 via a Bridge. I placed it in my kitchen right next to my Bose iPod SoundDock. My wife and I had the same conclusion about the sound comparison and she didn't know which was which when she was listening. The Bose has a fuller sound and stronger bass, while the Sonos has a cleaner sound. We agreed we would be happy with either for our listening purposes. I tend to like bass, so I prefer the Bose sound. Still, you can't beat the convenience of having your entire music library at your fingertips. The jury is still out since I just got it, but it seems to be a great product.
Pros: Easy set-up and use. Access to entire iTunes library. Quality sound.
Cons: Less bass than I like.
I just ordered and received two Sonos 3 Players and the bridge. I ordered the Players first and after receiving them realized that in order to use them wirelessly I had to get the bridge. Maybe that's obvious to other people? I'm not really a techie person, at all. So, I ordered the bridge which arrived the next day. Now I see that you can bundle them all together and get the bridge for free. Bummed that I paid $49 for the bridge but whatever. I love the actual products. They sound great. It was fairly easy to set up. I'm using Time Capsule so it wasn't as easy as if you just had your modem and the Sonos components. But once the Time Capsule issue was handled the rest was super easy. I love using my ipad as the controller. It was extremely easy to set up and use. It's great to be able to play different music in different rooms. I am 100% happy about my purchase and would highly recommend to others.
Easy to set up and a great sound! Love this system.
I am really pleased with this purchase. I initially considered going with an AirPlay device, but soon realized that Sonos was the better choice for anyone looking to "wire" their entire house. The iPhone and Droid apps (we use both) and PC software are very user friendly, as was the setup (literally had to press two buttons). The sound quality is everything you would expect at the price point, and much better than one would expect for a wireless system. I definitely plan to buy 3 more units over the next year, one for the basement (perhaps a Play5), one for the kitchen, and a second for my office where I do my serious music listening.
Added the Sonos Play 3 to the Play 5 we already have. Both are great systems. The Play 3 does great in my small home office and the Play 5 adequately fills our family room. The music quality from both is fantastic. Great music from a small unit.
Simply put, an excellent product and well worth the money!!!
Wow! Wow! All I can say is I am so impressed by the SONOS system. Just installed the wireless bridge, ZP90, and the PLAY:3 this week, only took 15 minutes! The PLAY:3 sounds so impressive, especially considering it's size! I've been a music enthusiast for years, and I have quite a good ear for sound quality. I haven't even taken the volume to the max on this box yet, as it got extremely loud in my kitchen before reaching max volume. Bass response is just awesome, so impressive to get such good bass out of this system. I highly recommend this component, well worth the price. You can easily fill any room with just one of these, or if you really need the true stereo effect, buy two, and you can setup each PLAY:3 for Left and Right channels. I plan on buying a couple more, just to have one for the kitchen, master bedroom, and possibly the garage! It just couldn't be any easier, carry it wherever, and just plug it in. Fire up the controller up on your iphone, laptop, android, whatever, and in 10 secs. you have music! Well done SONOS, you have created a masterpiece. I am an EE, and can be quite picky when it comes to electronics design and cosmetics, but SONOS has done it right! SONOS components are packed in nice, smooth, simple, and cosmetically appeasing designs!
Sonos Wireless Multiroom Audio: The PLAY:3 is part of the Sonos wireless multiroom music eco-system consisting of a family of wireless network speakers, players, and amplifiers. Start with a single PLAY:3 speaker and add more over time - including the Sonos PLAY:1 / PLAY:3 / PLAY:5 powered speakers, the Sonos One voice-activated speaker, the Sonos Connect:Amp / Connect zone players, and the PLAYBAR / PLAYBASE soundbar speakers (all sold separately). With multiple zones, you can play the same or different songs in different rooms of your home. Up to 32 Sonos devices can be connected in one system.
Two Ways to Connect Wirelessly: Sonos brings great sounding music wirelessly to any room in your house, without a big wiring project through SonosNet or WiFi.
- You cannot connect the Sonos system via both the SonosNet proprietary mesh network and WiFi; you will need to choose one. Sonos recommends using its proprietary SonosNet wireless mesh network over WiFi when applicable.
- The Sonos proprietary mesh network will provide a more secure wireless connection with fewer interruptions for optimum performance.
- WiFi is subject to greater interference from other WiFi and 2.4GHz devices on your network. WiFi connectivity is not compatible with 5GHz (you will have to use the Sonos wireless mesh network in this case).
Ethernet Port (10/100 Mbps): In addition to built-in WiFi, the Sonos PLAY:3 is equipped with one Ethernet port (10/100 Mbps). Use it to wire directly to your router to operate Sonos if WiFi is unstable, or use the Ethernet port to provide Internet accessibility to non-wireless devices if you're using a SonosNET Boost setup.
Music Streaming Services: Sonos gives you access to unlimited music; such as your iTunes library, your favorite music services, and thousands of Internet radio stations, shows, and podcasts.
Sonos Controller App: Sonos allows you to control its audio setup, playback functions, and search features through the Sonos Controller app for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 4.3+ devices, or the Sonos Controller software for Windows PC (7-up) and Mac OS X 10.10-up computers. The new navigation bar (My Sonos, Rooms, Browse, Search and More) at the bottom of the app makes finding what you're looking for effortless and moving between music quicker than ever.
Note: The Sonos device, Apple iOS/Android device, Windows PC, and/or Mac computer must be connected to the same wireless network.
Alexa Compatible: Through a free network software update you'll be able to control your Sonos system through any Alexa-enabled device - including the Sonos One, Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, and Echo Show (all sold separately). Using the Amazon Alexa device as you normally would; just say "Alexa" and the name of the Sonos room you want to play a particular music service through when instructing Alexa to play music. Play a song, skip forward and back through playlists, target one room or an existing group of rooms, and adjust volume - all using your voice.
Google Assistant: The Google Assistant will be supported by Sonos in 2018 through an over-the-network firmware update.
Home Network Requirements: To access Internet music services, Internet radio, and any digital music stored on your computer or Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device, your home network must meet the following requirements:
Note: Although Sonos is compatible with most networking equipment, some network devices are incompatible. Usually when networking hardware does not work with Sonos, it's because it lacks support for the network protocols that Sonos uses to operate, like UPnP, STP, and SMB/CIFS. Click here for a list of networking equipment that is incompatible with Sonos; be aware that the majority of this list is made up of older networking equipment, but may still exist as part of a home network.
Automatic Updates: The Sonos PLAY:3 supports free automatic software updates so you will always have the newest features and music services to enjoy. Simply register the PLAY:3 and Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available through the Sonos Controller app. By simply pressing one button your system updates itself.
3 Driver/3 Amp Speaker System: The Sonos 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 room in your home. A bass radiator produces powerful low notes while, two mid-range drivers and one tweeter fills out the sound.
DSP Circuitry: From the recording studio to your home, the music is reproduced 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.
Tone Controls: Optimize sound performance using zone-specific bass, treble, balance, and loudness controls. Adjust volume by individual zone or by groups of zones.
Trueplay Tuning (for Apple iOS): The layout of a room, and where a speaker is placed, can have a significant impact on the sound that you hear. Trueplay, an auto-tune app within the Sonos App, uses the microphone in your Apple iOS device to measure how sound reflects off walls, furnishings and other surfaces in a room, and then fine tunes the Sonos PLAY:3 speaker to make sure it sounds great no matter where you've placed it. The Sonos PLAY:3 speaker already sounds fantastic, but Trueplay brings you even closer to how music should sound. Completing Trueplay tuning for a room takes approximately 3 minutes from start to finish.
Note: You will need to retune the Sonos speaker using TruePlay, if you move the speaker within the same room or to another room, change the orientation of speaker (horizontal vs. vertical), or change the configuration of the speaker setup (going from a single speaker to a stereo pair for example).
Stereo Pairing: The Stereo Pair setting allows you to group two PLAY:3s in the same room to create a wider stereo experience. In this configuration, one unit serves as the left channel and the other serves as the right channel. When creating a stereo pair, it is best to place the two Sonos components 8' to 10' away from each other, angled inward to form a triangle with your favorite listening position.
Surround Speakers: Two Sonos PLAY:3 Wireless Speakers can be used to create a wireless 5.1ch surround sound experience with the Sonos Playbar (616PLAYBAR, sold separately) and Sub (616SUB1, sold separately). Now you don't have to run wires to a powered sub or rear speakers to enjoy true 5.1ch audio.
Versatile Placement: You can place the Sonos PLAY:3 wherever you find the sound most enjoyable. Its compact size makes it easy to place the PLAY:3 on your desk, the kitchen counter, on your nightstand, or carry it out to the patio with you.
Note: The Sonos PLAY:3 is not water-resistant; do not leave it outside during a rain storm or position it near water. Care should be taken if placing the Sonos PLAY:3 close to an older CRT television. If you notice any discoloration or distortion of your picture quality, simply move the PLAY:3 further from the television.
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