Product Comparison: Sonos PLAY:1 vs Bose SoundLink Mini


General Specifications
Brand
Sonos
Bose
Model
PLAY:1
SoundLink
Origin
China
Mexico
About the product
The most compact Sonos speaker. A perfect fit for bookshelves, counters, and other snug places. PLAY:1 lets you enjoy great-sounding music wherever you want to listen. Surprisingly Powerful: PLAY:1 sounds a lot bigger than it looks, thanks to two Class-D amplifiers and custom-built drivers, all meticulously tuned to the speaker’s unique acoustic architecture. Trueplay Speaker Tuning: This exclusive Sonos feature fine-tunes your PLAY:1 to make sure you get the very best sound in any room, no matter where you place it. Humidity Resistant: Enjoy your favorite songs in music-starved places like bathrooms and outdoor patios. Stereo Pair With Another PLAY:1: Turn each speaker into separate left and right channels for wider, bigger and deeper stereo sound. Home Theater Rears: Add a pair or PLAY:1 speakers to PLAYBAR and SUB for an epic surround sound experience.
Just because it’s small doesn’t mean it has to sound that way. The SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II delivers full sound with dramatically deeper lows than you’d expect from a speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. And because it’s wireless and ultra-compact, it’s easy to take Bose sound anywhere. The built-in speakerphone lets you take calls out loud with clear sound. And voice prompts make Bluetooth pairing easy. Plays unplugged for hours and can be charged from most USB power sources.
Key Specs
Connection Type
Simple setup, multi-room music
Bluetooth
Dynamic Configuration
One band 2.4 GHz
3 drivers
Power output
50 W
Range
30 ft.
Battery Life
10 hour(s)
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
Bose SoundLink Mini Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  • I am very disappointed in the battery life of Bose products. In the 1 1/2 years I have had this Speaker I have taken very good care of it and used it very little. At this point, it will not charge over 50 percent.
  • This is my first BOSE product - I love the sound clarity and battery life.
  • The battery life is awesome. The unit itself cosmetically looks a little dated, but the sound makes it worth it.
  • The Bluetooth connects immediately upon turning on the device. Most take at least a couple seconds, but not the SoundLink.
  • Good battery life - charge level was still 100% after watching the first movie.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
6.36 in.
2 in.
Width
4.69 in.
7.1 in.
Depth
4.69 in.
2.3 in.
Weight
4.08 lbs.
1.5 lbs.

Sonos PLAY:1

Bose SoundLink Mini

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
 
Bose SoundLink Mini Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  • I wanted a well made, good sounding, small portable speaker for the home and I don't think I could have made a better choice.
  • The sound from this small speaker is spectacular. It produces great bass with well balances treble and is made with precision quality- it is surprisingly heavy.
  • I enjoy the excellent battery life, sounds, tones, and volume range from this small speaker.
  • The bass is absolutely astounding from such a small unit.
  • Great little speaker; very big sound for its size. I'm also really surprised by the BT range - much better than the JBL flip I've used in the past.
Features
Controls
Buttons
Buttons
Material
Plastic/Metal
Carbon
Display Type
No
No
Battery Type
October 14, 2013
Li-ion battery
Supported Systems
Windows® XP SP3 and higher, Macintosh OS X 10.6 or later
Windows Mobile, Android, MacOS, iOS, Windows
Protection
Yes
Water-resistant
Extras
Stream from your WiFi network (not your phone), so there's never any of the dropouts, delays or interruptions associated with Bluetooth
Built-in speakerphone, allows you to enjoy hands-free calling, Easy pairing, Charges easily
Hand Strap
No
Accessories Included
Charging cradle, Wall charger, Cable
What customers say about "Features"
 
Bose SoundLink Mini Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  • The ability to use it as a speakerphone is a handy feature. Callers have noted that my voice sounds clear. An incoming call can be answered (or refused) with a tap of a button on top of the unit.
  • Just push the button on the speaker and you can speak through it. I can hear others well through it, and they tell me they hear me normally.
  • Connecting is also a breeze, after your initial set up. Its as easy as pushing a button.
  • The action button is a really cool way to let you pause and change tracks without fussing with your phone.
  • I like the multifunction button to pause and skip songs.
Interfaces
Ethernet Port
Yes
No
AUX In
Yes
Micro USB
Yes
USB
No
Lightning Port
No
NFC
No
Card Slot
No
What customers say about "Interfaces"
 
Bose SoundLink Mini Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  • They have also increased the battery life and changed from a proprietary charging connector to a standard mini-USB port.
  • I really appreciate that it can charge through the included proprietary base or through micro-USB.
  • I use it with phone and desktop computer via bluetooth and now have it working via the aux input as sound system for my TV.
  • Everything great except it buzz really loud connecting with aux when nothing is played.
  • The AUX jack, thru which music plays fine, shuts off after 15 minutes.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, cULus
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
Manual
MSRP
199 $
179.95 $
Closed
Site of manufacturer
4.7
Newegg
4
Music services supported
Apple Music™, Deezer, Google Play Music, Pandora, Spotify and Radio by TuneIn, as well as downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks
Product manuals
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91IMXg6V8kL.pdf
Ebay
4.9
Number of speakers
1
Reviews
Walmart
4
Woofer(s)
1
Audio formats supported
Compressed MP3, AAC (without DRM), WMA without DRM (including purchased Windows Media downloads), AAC (MPEG4), AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, Flac (lossless), uncompressed WAV and AIFF
Bestbuy
4.8
Wall/Stand Mounting
Yes
Amazon
4.5
Bluetooth version (if specified by manufacturer)
No

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