Product Comparison: Sonos PLAY:1 vs Bose SoundLink


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.
Product Dimentions
Depth
4.69 in.
2.3 in.
Height
6.36 in.
2 in.
Width
4.69 in.
7.1 in.
Weight
4.08 pound
1.5 pound
Material
Plastic/Metal
Plastic
Color
Black
Black

Sonos PLAY:1

Bose SoundLink

Sonos PLAY:1

Bose SoundLink

Audio
Woofer(s)
1
-
Number of speakers
1
2
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
-
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
-

Sonos PLAY:1

Bose SoundLink

Details
Wall/stand mounting
Yes
No
Controls
Buttons
Buttons
LCD display
No
No
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
Humidity protection
Yes
No
Operating systems supported (for stored files)
Windows® XP SP3 and higher, Macintosh OS X 10.6 or later
-
Features
Simple setup, multi-room music
Ultra-compact, voice prompts
Battery life
-
10 hours
Bluetooth transmission range (max)
-
30 feets
Interfaces
Ethernet jack
Yes
No
Bluetooth version (if specified by manufacturer)
No
Yes
Wi-Fi band(s)
One band 2.4 GHz
No
NFC
-
No
Card slot
-
No
Mini Line-in
-
Yes
MiniJack (3.5 mm)
-
Yes
Micro USB
-
Yes
USB
-
No
Optical S/PDIF
-
No
AUX in
-
Yes
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, cULus
CE

Sonos PLAY:1

Bose SoundLink

Other Information
MSRP
199 $
179.95 $
Manufacturer link
http://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/play1.html#features
https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/speakers/wireless_speakers/soundlink_mini_ii.html#Producttabs_tab1
Product manuals
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91IMXg6V8kL.pdf
https://static.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/255001.pdf
Date first available
October 14, 2013
July 30, 2013
Reviews
http://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/play1.html#customerreviews
https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/speakers/wireless_speakers/soundlink_mini_ii.html#Producttabs_tab1
FAQ
https://www.amazon.com/Sonos-PLAY-Compact-Wireless-Streaming/dp/B00EWCUK1Q
https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/speakers/wireless_speakers/soundlink_mini_ii.html#Producttabs_tab1
Rating
Site of manufacturer
4.7
4.3
Newegg
4
-
Ebay
4.9
4.4
Walmart
4
-
Bestbuy
4.8
4.8
Amazon
4.5
4.6
Overstock
-
3

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