Product Comparison: Sonos PLAY:1 vs Denon HEOS1BK

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Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Smart Speaker
Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Smart Speaker
Denon HEOS1BK Wireless Speaker (Black)
Denon HEOS1BK Wireless Speaker (Black)
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Brand Sonos Denon
Origin China China
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. Listen to your favorite audio tracks wirelessly, indoors or outdoors, via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi audio streaming. The compact enclosure features humidity resistance, making the HEOS 1 ideal for listening in damp or steamy environments, such as the bathroom. It’s also a perfect outdoor system when on the go.
Depth 4.69 in. 5.04 in.
Height 6.36 in. 7.44 in.
Width 4.69 in. 5.08 in.
Weight 4.08 pound 3.13 pound
Material Plastic/Metal Plastic/Metal
Color Black Black
Woofer(s) 1 1
Number of speakers 1 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 WMA, AAC, WAV, ALAC, FLAC, DSD, MP3
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 Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, TIDAL, Mood:Mix, Napster and Deezer.
Controls Buttons Buttons
LCD display No No
Wall/stand mounting Yes Yes
Humidity protection Yes Yes
Product benefits Stream from your WiFi network (not your phone), so there's never any of the dropouts, delays or interruptions associated with Bluetooth The HEOS 1 features advanced DSP (Digital Signal Processing) to deliver full range sound, with custom EQ sound tailoring that helps deliver a smooth, natural tonal balance, along with dual channel Class D digital audio amplification.
Operating systems supported (for stored files) Windows® XP SP3 and higher, Macintosh OS X 10.6 or later -
Features Simple setup, multi-room music FREE HEOS APP FOR IOS, ANDROID AND KINDLE
Ethernet jack Yes Yes
Bluetooth version (if specified by manufacturer) No Yes
Wi-Fi band(s) One band 2.4 GHz Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz
Manufacturer warranty 1 year(s) 2 year(s)
Certifications CE, cULus -
MSRP 199 $ 199 $
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Date first available October 14, 2013 April 19, 2016
Site of manufacturer 4.7 4.2
Newegg 4 -
Ebay 4.9 5
Walmart 4 4.2
Bestbuy 4.8 4.5
Amazon 4.5 3.8
Number of sound chanels - 2
Mini Line-in - Yes
USB - Yes

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