Product Comparison: Sonos PLAY:3 vs Bose SoundTouch 20

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Sonos PLAY:3 Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Speaker
Sonos PLAY:3 Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Speaker
Bose SoundTouch 20 Wireless Speaker
Bose SoundTouch 20 Wireless Speaker
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Brand Sonos Bose
Model PLAY:3 SoundTouch 20
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. Here’s how to streamline your access to a world of wireless music and enjoy it with the rich, clear sound of Bose. The SoundTouch 20 speaker connects directly to your home Wi-Fi network. Easily stream millions of songs from music services like Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Deezer, thousands of Internet radio stations and your stored music library. Play your favorites instantly, without a phone or tablet, simply by pressing one of six presets on the speaker or remote.
Depth 6.3 in. 4.1 in.
Height 5.2 in. 7.4 in.
Width 10.5 in. 12.4 in.
Weight 5.7 pound 7 pound
Material Plastic Plastic
Color Black Black
Woofer(s) 2 -
Number of speakers 1 2
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 MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless
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 Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, iTunes, TuneIn
Controls Buttons Buttons
LCD display No Yes
Wall/stand mounting Yes -
Humidity protection Yes -
Product benefits Multiple orientations Multi-room music
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 Remote control, 6 presets
Ethernet jack Yes Yes
Bluetooth version (if specified by manufacturer) No -
Wi-Fi band(s) One band 2.4 GHz -
Manufacturer warranty 1 year(s) 1 year(s)
MSRP 299 $ 349.95 $
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Date first available July 20, 2011 September 10, 2015
Site of manufacturer 4.5 3.9
Newegg 4 -
Ebay 4.8 4.6
Walmart 5 -
Amazon 4.4 4.3
Accessories - USB cable, remote control
Micro USB - Yes
USB - Yes
AUX in - Yes
Certifications - cULus
Bestbuy - 4.7

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