Sonos Play:1 review: A powerful gateway drug to the Sonos universe

At a Glance
  • Sonos Play:1

    TechHive Rating

    The Play:1 is affordable, compact, sounds good, and includes all the capabilities and streaming options available with the other speakers. In short, it's a gateway drug to the Sonos ecosystem.

At a Glance
  • TechHive Rating

    The Play:1 is affordable, compact, sounds good, and includes all the capabilities and streaming options available with the other speakers. In short, it's a gateway drug to the Sonos ecosystem.

    MSRP: $199

    Pros

    • Provides a lower-cost way to enter the Sonos ecosystem or expand a Sonos system
    • Offers same features and streaming options as other Sonos speakers
    • Small footprint makes it ideal for bedrooms or kitchens
    • Good sound for a small package

    Cons

    • Sound is narrow compared to Play:3 or Play:5, and more bass-heavy by default
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