Product Comparison: Sonos PLAY:3 vs Bose SoundLink


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Sonos PLAY:3 Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Speaker
Sonos PLAY:3 Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Speaker
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
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Brand Sonos Bose
Model PLAY:3 SoundLink
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. 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.
Depth 6.3 in. 2.3 in.
Height 5.2 in. 2 in.
Width 10.5 in. 7.1 in.
Weight 5.7 pound 1.5 pound
Material Plastic Plastic
Color Black Black
Controls Buttons Buttons
Woofer(s) 2 -
LCD display No No
Number of speakers 1 2
Wall/stand mounting Yes No
Humidity protection Yes No
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 -
Product benefits Multiple orientations Built-in speakerphone, allows you to enjoy hands-free calling
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 -
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 Ultra-compact, voice prompts
Ethernet jack Yes No
Bluetooth version (if specified by manufacturer) No Yes
Wi-Fi band(s) One band 2.4 GHz No
Manufacturer warranty 1 year(s) 1 year(s)
MSRP 299 $ 179.95 $
Manufacturer link http://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/play3.html 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/91oR2whwYTL.pdf https://static.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/255001.pdf
Date first available July 20, 2011 July 30, 2013
Reviews http://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/play3.html#specs https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/speakers/wireless_speakers/soundlink_mini_ii.html#Producttabs_tab1
FAQ https://www.amazon.com/Sonos-PLAY-Mid-Sized-Wireless-Streaming/dp/B005441AJC https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/speakers/wireless_speakers/soundlink_mini_ii.html#Producttabs_tab1
Site of manufacturer 4.5 4.3
Newegg 4 -
Ebay 4.8 4.4
Walmart 5 -
Amazon 4.4 4.6
Battery life - 10 hours
Bluetooth transmission range (max) - 30 feets
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
Certifications - CE
Overstock - 3
Bestbuy - 4.8

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