Sonos Play:1 Review

Rajat Hardy
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It's been long overdue, but today we finally got around to publishing our expert review on the Sonos Play:1.

Let’s see if it lives up to the hype.

Our rating: 8 / 10

Cost: $

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  • Fantastic sound quality
  • Google Cast compatible
  • Easy-to-use app
  • Auto-playlists
  • Great for small rooms
  • Available in six gorgeous colors


  • The Play:1 is larger than a fist
  • Has no speakerphone function
  • Music quality drops when you crank up the volume
  • No remote control

A compact speaker with great sound, this pick was discontinued by the manufacturer and can be found for a good price.

This pick features a single 3.5-inch driver and passive radiator to eleviate sound waves that increase the sound experience. With 180-degree sound technology, you can point the speaker in any direction and it'll play uniform sound in all directions.

With a built-in Wi-Fi connection, you can easily stream any song or hear your favorite artist, right from your phone. This speaker can be paired up with other Sonos speakers for an even bigger sound.

Safety is also a high priority in this speaker, offering safety alarms and the ability to play low, safe levels of sound to reduce the risk of noise disturbance.

With intuitive app control, the Sonos One SL is also great if you want to control your music through your smart devices right from your phone.

The Sonos speaker also features a magnetic mount that allows you to mount your speaker on the wall or just on any accessory thanks to the built-in magnetic mount.

This speaker is great for any room in your house or office and works great with your TV as well. The ultimate goal is to make things you own or use smarter and easier to control in your everyday life. This speaker does just that and is surely worth picking up.

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