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

At a Glance

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  • Sonos Play:1
    4.5/5
    $199.00 (When Rated) via B&H Photo-Video
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    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.

Sonos Play:1

4.5/5
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At a Glance

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.

Price when rated: $199
Lowest price: $199.00 via B&H Photo-Video
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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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