Product Comparison: Sonos PLAY:3 vs Bose SoundLink III

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Sonos PLAY:3 Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Speaker
Sonos PLAY:3 Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Speaker
Bose SoundLink III Bluetooth Speaker
Bose SoundLink III Bluetooth Speaker
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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.
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
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,® Record Radio, Daytrotter, Deezer, Google Play Music, Grooveshark, Hearts of Space,™, iHeartRadio, JB Hi-Fi NOW, JUKE,, Live365, Gameday Audio, Murfie, Napster by Rhapso dy, Netease, Pandora, Qobuz, radionomy,, Rdio, Rhapsody, RUSC, Sh, 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 -
Humidity protection Yes -
Product benefits Multiple orientations Silicone button panel protects from dirt and dust
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.
Ethernet jack Yes -
Bluetooth version (if specified by manufacturer) No Yes
Wi-Fi band(s) One band 2.4 GHz -
Manufacturer warranty 1 year(s) -
MSRP 299 $ -
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Date first available July 20, 2011 February 6, 2014
Site of manufacturer 4.5 4.6
Newegg 4 -
Ebay 4.8 4.6
Walmart 5 -
Amazon 4.4 -
Battery life - 14 hours
Bluetooth transmission range (max) - 30 feets
Micro USB - Yes
AUX in - Yes
Certifications - cULus

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