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Hunterbob
Bain wrote:
willy wrote:
So, sonos is amazing.

Verdict: if you aren't sonos'ing, you're doing it wrong.

Sound quality of sonos 1 is lacking. It's the only reason we didn't get one.

The other sonos speakers are pretty grat, but expensive for what they are.

Good feedback Bain. I've been wanting to get a sonos 1 for the portability/space, but I also appreciate good sound. What's the one that you got like? Is it more in line with the sonos 3 or 5?
Fork
willy wrote:
So, sonos is amazing.

Verdict: if you aren't sonos'ing, you're doing it wrong.

Fuck yeah, another convert :D

Now just you wait until you get it in multiple rooms, oh my lord!

Bain wrote:
Sound quality of sonos 1 is lacking. It's the only reason we didn't get one.

The other sonos speakers are pretty grat, but expensive for what they are.

Indeed by itself a Play 1 can be lacking a little, but it's meant to be part of a larger ecosystem and that's where it shines. It was made to be rear speakers when used with the Sonos Playbar and a Sonos Sub for a 5.1 solution home theater solution.

I find one Play:1 is enough to fill a small-medium room, but if it's not enough you can get another one and pair them so they run in stereo. Need more bass? Add a sub.

Yes that gets expensive, but the build quality is very very solid, have great warranties/support and are so pick up and play they're perfect for people renting. No cables or holes in the wall needed. The ability to have such dynamic and scalable sound anywhere is a big upside to me.

As I mentioned before, with similar products rolling in hopefully Sonos pricing gets more competitive.
Spoon
Fork wrote:
As I mentioned before, with similar products rolling in hopefully Sonos pricing gets more competitive.

This would certainly be nice. They seemed to be the only ones in the competition for a while, but there are definitely a lot more companies getting in there now so surely Sonos won't be able to rely solely on their reputation to maintain those prices
Hunterbob
Samsung and Pioneer seem to have their price points at the same level, so the market isn't really budging at the moment, which is what I've been waiting for this past year :(
willy
I feel the sound from the 1 is fine, there is meat behind the bass and enough range to enjoy all music types.

the best element by far is that my wife has the controller installed on her imac, iphone. I have it on my android. And across all 3 our spotify account links seamlessly and we can control without issues. Yesssss cross-compatibility!
willy
Clownshoes wrote:
I know when I make an audio purchase, I make sure the sound is 'fine'.



http://www.engadget.com/products/sonos/play-1/ 89/100

The Play:1 may be smaller, cheaper, and more 'bookshelf-friendly' than other Sonos speakers, but it still manages to deliver exceptional sound in a stylish package. Like its larger sibling the Play:3, the Play:1 has a look and feel that critics found pleasing, with Gizmodo calling it "handsome" and CNET says it's a "stylish and exceptionally well-made wireless speaker." While it may not be portable like the Jawbone JAMBOX, the Play:1 has a much smaller footprint than other Sonos speakers, and TechHive says it's "ideal for bedrooms or kitchens." Usually a smaller speaker means a drop in sound quality but don't worry, What Hi-Fi says the Play:1 delivers "impressive performance," and Pocket-Lint thinks the "bass levels are rich and the speaker copes well with trebles." At just $199, the Play:1 is the cheapest way to jump into the Sonos wireless music system, or just a good addition to your existing collection of Sonos speakers.


http://www.gadgetguy.com.au/product/sonos-play1/ 4.5/5

Amazing amount of sound from such a small package; Compact and very well designed; Wired or wireless network connection; Perfect little addition to anyone with a Sonos system already; Deals with humidity well, making it ideal for placement in the bathroom when you're having a shower;


http://www.digitaltrends.com/wireless-s … -1-review/ 8/10

With versatility, solid performance, clean aesthetic design, and a plethora of available features, the Sonos Play:1 serves up an impressive array of talents. While we’ve heard better options for hi-fidelity in the $400 wireless range, a pair of these speakers comes pretty close. And allowing for the ability to combine like Voltron or spread across the house, and be manipulated from anywhere in multiple ways, the Sonos Play:1 provide a truly unique and immersive wireless experience. If you want a wireless system you can build upon, or just a cool little speaker that packs a punch, we recommend checking out the Sonos Play:1.



Whilst I'm no audiophile who can actually appreciate perfect clarity and sound, yeah, I'm pretty sure the sound from Sonos 1 is fine you smug cunt.
Spoon
willy wrote:
Clownshoes wrote:
I know when I make an audio purchase, I make sure the sound is 'fine'.



http://www.engadget.com/products/sonos/play-1/ 89/100

The Play:1 may be smaller, cheaper, and more 'bookshelf-friendly' than other Sonos speakers, but it still manages to deliver exceptional sound in a stylish package. Like its larger sibling the Play:3, the Play:1 has a look and feel that critics found pleasing, with Gizmodo calling it "handsome" and CNET says it's a "stylish and exceptionally well-made wireless speaker." While it may not be portable like the Jawbone JAMBOX, the Play:1 has a much smaller footprint than other Sonos speakers, and TechHive says it's "ideal for bedrooms or kitchens." Usually a smaller speaker means a drop in sound quality but don't worry, What Hi-Fi says the Play:1 delivers "impressive performance," and Pocket-Lint thinks the "bass levels are rich and the speaker copes well with trebles." At just $199, the Play:1 is the cheapest way to jump into the Sonos wireless music system, or just a good addition to your existing collection of Sonos speakers.


http://www.gadgetguy.com.au/product/sonos-play1/ 4.5/5

Amazing amount of sound from such a small package; Compact and very well designed; Wired or wireless network connection; Perfect little addition to anyone with a Sonos system already; Deals with humidity well, making it ideal for placement in the bathroom when you're having a shower;


http://www.digitaltrends.com/wireless-s … -1-review/ 8/10

With versatility, solid performance, clean aesthetic design, and a plethora of available features, the Sonos Play:1 serves up an impressive array of talents. While we’ve heard better options for hi-fidelity in the $400 wireless range, a pair of these speakers comes pretty close. And allowing for the ability to combine like Voltron or spread across the house, and be manipulated from anywhere in multiple ways, the Sonos Play:1 provide a truly unique and immersive wireless experience. If you want a wireless system you can build upon, or just a cool little speaker that packs a punch, we recommend checking out the Sonos Play:1.



Whilst I'm no audiophile who can actually appreciate perfect clarity and sound, yeah, I'm pretty sure the sound from Sonos 1 is fine you smug cunt.


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Hunterbob
So I got myself a Sonos Play:3 today. Pretty damn good so far, just need to sort out a premium sub for Spotify and I'll be laughing.

I originally bought a Samsung M3 and it is fucking pants. It's a glorified bluetooth speaker and the Sonos shits all over it in terms of quality. No bluetooth from what I can tell, but it has a lot on offer anyway. Pretty sweet, man.
Hunterbob
Fork wrote:
Welcome to the club :)

Get prepared for that speaker to multiply before your very eyes.

The sound is bloody great and I would very much like to get a sound bar for the telly and then further down the line another 3 for the kitchen ...I knew this was coming.

I played around with it and the Sonos app is just great. Easy to add Spotify, Soundcloud and my own music folder (which was taking forever, but started working pretty quickly).
willy
We still only have the single Sonos 1 and it's fantastic, we move it round and it's a great lifestyle improver.

All summer we enjoyed tunes on our porch sipping wine etc. Loving it.
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