One can create their world of music anywhere if you have a wireless home network and a smartphone. All you need is Sonos Play 1, to create a network of wireless music players throughout your area. Sonos Play: 1, a high-quality speaker that can stream music now with a digital assistant Amazon Alexa.
About Sonos Play: 1
Sonos Play 1 has been launched in black and white variations. It is totally about high-quality streaming without any Bluetooth or battery. It relies on and limited to the capabilities of your WIFI connection. Though reliance on power mains makes it less mobile but it impresses the users with its sleek and compact design.
The speakers are purely wireless. The grated design compliments its taller and slimmer look which blends nicely with the surroundings. The button panel has been modified. The mute button has now transformed into a play/pause button. No doubt, the design of Sonos Play 1 is more attractive than Sonos 1.
But it is also quite heavy, which makes it a bit resistant to take advantage of Sonos Play 1 wall mount. Its design enables to fit onto any sort of stand with Sonos Play 1 stand giving it complete finish.
It is already incorporated with loads of streaming services such as Spotify, Napster, SoundCloud, Deezer and Amazon music. Another feature that will hit users is pre-installed most popular radio app, TuneIn Radio. Since apps of podcasts may not be supported in the system. Thus, it provides a pre-installed good app to listen to podcasts.
With the Sonos app, you can access local content as well. Also, you can use it through any desktop software on your Mac or PC. You can also set alarms using this app. Though there is no snooze option, hence it may work as a great tool to get you off from bed.
Sonos Play 1 Features
The small yet powerful speakers have many following attractive features-
- Sound for every room– Its compact design makes it fit in any space. Place it anywhere, either on the top of your kitchen shelf or on your office desk. Along with that, it has an easy setup.
- Audio– Use of two class-D amplifiers perfectly match the drivers of speakers and acoustic architecture. To create a crisp, clear and high-frequency response, a tweeter is used.
Moreover, to ensure faithful playback plus deep and rich brass, one mid-woofer is provided. Regarding sound quality, Sonos 1 and Sonos play 1 both give tough competition in beating the pants off. The excellent sound quality kicks up a decent amount of bass.
- Physical Features– About 1.85 kg in weight it has top-panel buttons and lights along with volume and play-pause buttons. LED in speakers indicates component and mute status.
- Power and Networking- Strong and stable WIFI connection to your home WIFI network gives uninterrupted wireless streaming. Ethernet port allows operating Sonos if WIFI is unstable.
Sonos Play One Review- Final verdict
Though the speakers are wireless they cannot be considered ‘portable’ due to dependency on WIFI connection and electricity. Also, Window phones users may get disappointed as there is still no official available for Windows. As far as now, Sonos Play 1 white has delivered its best services and it is surely going to impress again with Play 1. It has made an attractive and impressive quality speaker at a more affordable price which is worth buying.