Product Comparison: Sonos PLAY:3 vs Bose SoundLink III


General Specifications
Brand
Sonos
Bose
Model
PLAY:3
SoundLink III
Origin
China
Mexico
About the product
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.
Meet the speaker that brings your music and friends together—with a style that’s all your own. The SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III is our best-performing mobile Bluetooth speaker. It plays louder and longer than its popular predecessor, with advanced Bose technologies that reproduce the fullness, clarity and depth of your music. And a colorful assortment of optional covers let you personalize your speaker.
Product Dimentions
Depth
6.3 in.
1.9 in.
Height
5.2 in.
5.1 in.
Width
10.5 in.
9.6 in.
Weight
5.7 pound
3.03 pound
Material
Plastic
Plastic/Metal
Color
Black
Silver/Black

Sonos PLAY:3

Bose SoundLink III

Sonos PLAY:3

Bose SoundLink III

Audio
Woofer(s)
2
Number of speakers
1
4
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
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

Sonos PLAY:3

Bose SoundLink III

Details
Wall/stand mounting
Yes
Controls
Buttons
Buttons
LCD display
No
No
Product benefits
Multiple orientations
Silicone button panel protects from dirt and dust
Humidity protection
Yes
Operating systems supported (for stored files)
Windows® XP SP3 and higher, Macintosh OS X 10.6.8 and higher
Features
Stereo sound, can be home theater rears, simple setup, 3 Class-D digital amplifiers, adjustable bass and treble controls
Pairs easily with your smartphone, iPad or other Bluetooth devices. The speaker remembers the most recent six devices you've used, so reconnecting is even simpler.
Battery life
14 hours
Bluetooth transmission range (max)
30 feets
Interfaces
Ethernet jack
Yes
Bluetooth version (if specified by manufacturer)
No
Yes
Wi-Fi band(s)
One band 2.4 GHz
Micro USB
Yes
AUX in
Yes
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
Certifications
cULus
Other Information
MSRP
299 $
Product manuals
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91oR2whwYTL.pdf
https://assets.bose.com/content/dam/Bose_DAM/Web/consumer_electronics/support/pdfs/soundlink_bluetooth_speaker_iii/Soundlink_bluetooth_speaker_III_qsg_multi.pdf
Date first available
July 20, 2011
February 6, 2014
Rating
Site of manufacturer
4.5
4.6
Newegg
4
Ebay
4.8
4.6
Walmart
5
Amazon
4.4

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