Product Comparison: Sonos PLAY:1 vs Bose SoundLink

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Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Smart Speaker
Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Smart Speaker
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
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Brand Sonos Bose
Controls Buttons Buttons
Depth 4.69 in. 2.3 in.
Ethernet jack Yes No
Manufacturer warranty 1 year(s) 1 year(s)
MSRP 199 $ 179.95 $
Site of manufacturer 4.7 4.3
Certifications CE, cULus CE
Height 6.36 in. 2 in.
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Model PLAY:1 SoundLink
Newegg 4 -
Woofer(s) 1 -
Origin China Mexico
Product manuals
Wall/stand mounting Yes No
Width 4.69 in. 7.1 in.
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.
Date first available October 14, 2013 July 30, 2013
Ebay 4.9 4.4
Humidity protection Yes No
Weight 4.08 pound 1.5 pound
Product benefits 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
Walmart 4 -
Bestbuy 4.8 4.8
Amazon 4.5 4.6
LCD display No No
Number of speakers 1 2
Material Plastic/Metal Plastic
Color Black Black
Operating systems supported (for stored files) Windows® XP SP3 and higher, Macintosh OS X 10.6 or later -
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 -
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 -
Bluetooth version (if specified by manufacturer) No Yes
Features Simple setup, multi-room music Ultra-compact, voice prompts
Wi-Fi band(s) One band 2.4 GHz No
NFC - No
Card slot - No
Overstock - 3
Mini Line-in - Yes
MiniJack (3.5 mm) - Yes
Micro USB - Yes
USB - No
Bluetooth transmission range (max) - 30 feets
Optical S/PDIF - No
AUX in - Yes
Battery life - 10 hours

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