It has been almost a decade since the first Sonos was released in stores and we can still remember the frenzy that it created for avid music fans and aficionados. Now, one of the latest and improved innovations of the company which is the Sonos Play: 1 has just recently been made available in stores. Priced at $199 at the official store of the company and on Amazon, the company made sure that everyone can own this premium wireless speaker at a very affordable price.
Design And Physical Build
One of the obvious advantages of the Sonos Play: 1 is that it is manufactured with a very attractive design. It has the signature look which other members of its family like the Play: 3 as well as Play: 5 also have but with its own unique sizzle. Available in white and black colors, this wireless player can be put anywhere in your house without looking weird and foreign. You can even bring it in the bathroom because of its humidity-resistant durability. On the other hand, the material used in this wireless player is plastic. However, it does not look cheap at all. It is smooth, sleek and seamless. At the top are the volume and play/pause buttons while there is no in-built battery. There is only the power cord to provide electricity.
Best Features And Specs
In terms of the sound quality which is a very important element of the Sonos Play: 1, most reviews positively praised it for having composed audio output that does not make any distortions even when the volume is at the maximum. It is as friendly to the ear as you can imagine without the harshness that most cheap speakers have and it can also slap some rich and clear bass. For its size, it gives a reasonable experience that takes its tweeter and mid-woofers greatly to the next level. Listening to your favorite Led Zeppelin single will definitely become even better.
On the other hand, the Sonos Play: 1 can also be used to become left and right stereo speakers. Add another unit, sync them together and the sound that will come out will be even more attractive than it already is. Just download the Sonos Controller to your mobile devices and you are all set.
Some Hitches And Flaws
The Sonos Play: 1 is not perfect. According to consumer reviews, this wireless speaker should have incorporated an in-built battery so that it could be portable and easy to bring around different places. Also, there is no support for iTunes Radio, Google Music All Access and Xbox Music. As far as wireless goes, it can only stream Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Slacker, Rhapsody and some more.
Is the Sonos Play: 1 reasonably priced?