Product Comparison: Sonos PLAY:1 vs Sonos PLAY:3


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Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Smart Speaker
Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Smart Speaker
Sonos PLAY:3 Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Speaker
Sonos PLAY:3 Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Speaker
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Brand Sonos Sonos
Model PLAY:1 PLAY:3
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. PLAY:3 delivers richer, more robust sound than PLAY:1. Deeper bass, too. All of which makes it just right for places like bedrooms, kitchens, home offices and dining rooms. Single Speaker Stereo: PLAY:3 plays your favorite songs in full stereo. Three Class-D amplifiers and three custom-built drivers create a full, wide sound stage so the instruments and vocals really shine. More Powerful Bass: A rear-firing bass radiator pumps out exceptional deep lows for a speaker its size. Trueplay Speaker Tuning: This exclusive SONOS feature fine-tunes your PLAY:3 to make sure you get the very best sound in any room, no matter where you place it.
Depth 4.69 in. 6.3 in.
Height 6.36 in. 5.2 in.
Width 4.69 in. 10.5 in.
Weight 4.08 pound 5.7 pound
Material Plastic/Metal Plastic
Color Black Black
Woofer(s) 1 2
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 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 7 Digital, 8 Tracks, Amazon Cloud Player, AUPEO!, Batanga, Beats Music, Blinkbox® music, Ca lm Radio, Concert Vault, Dar.fm® Record Radio, Daytrotter, Deezer, Google Play Music, Grooveshark, Hearts of Space, hotelradio.fm™, iHeartRadio, JB Hi-Fi NOW, JUKE, Last.fm, Live365, MLB.com Gameday Audio, Murfie, Napster by Rhapso dy, Netease, Pandora, Qobuz, radionomy, rara.com, Rdio, Rhapsody, RUSC, Sh uffler.fm, simfy, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker, Songl, Songza, SoundCloud, Spotify, Stitcher SmartRadio, TDC Play Musik, The Hype Machine, TuneIn, WiMP, Xiami, YouMusic, Zdigital, and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks
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 Multiple orientations
Operating systems supported (for stored files) Windows® XP SP3 and higher, Macintosh OS X 10.6 or later Windows® XP SP3 and higher, Macintosh OS X 10.6.8 and higher
Features Simple setup, multi-room music Stereo sound, can be home theater rears, simple setup, 3 Class-D digital amplifiers, adjustable bass and treble controls
Ethernet jack Yes Yes
Bluetooth version (if specified by manufacturer) No No
Wi-Fi band(s) One band 2.4 GHz One band 2.4 GHz
Manufacturer warranty 1 year(s) 1 year(s)
Certifications CE, cULus -
MSRP 199 $ 299 $
Manufacturer link http://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/play1.html#features http://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/play3.html
Product manuals https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91IMXg6V8kL.pdf https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91oR2whwYTL.pdf
Date first available October 14, 2013 July 20, 2011
Reviews http://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/play1.html#customerreviews http://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/play3.html#specs
FAQ https://www.amazon.com/Sonos-PLAY-Compact-Wireless-Streaming/dp/B00EWCUK1Q https://www.amazon.com/Sonos-PLAY-Mid-Sized-Wireless-Streaming/dp/B005441AJC
Site of manufacturer 4.7 4.5
Newegg 4 4
Ebay 4.9 4.8
Walmart 4 5
Bestbuy 4.8 -
Amazon 4.5 4.4

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