Sonos PLAYBASE Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base : Best sound ever

Very good addition to my sonos system. It adds good quality sound to the tv and another outlet for streaming. The only caveat is that when you set it up you need to have your pc/mac in the same room as there is a lot of interaction to make sure the tv remote controls the sound properly.

There are better sounding systems (bought this with full theatre setup) but not by much and there thousands more. This is incredible for the money.

SONOS PLAYBASE Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base, White

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  • TV sound and music you can feel, from a speaker that blends into your room’s design effortlessly
  • Two-in-one: Adds cinema sound for your TV and streams music too
  • Simple two-cable setup: One connects to the power and other connects to your TV; it does not fit stands with unstable legs and legs that are either too close together or too low to provide full clearance
  • Works with your existing TV remote; securely supports TVs up to 77 lbs (35 kg)
  • Syncs wirelessly with SUB and two Play: 1s for 5.1 surround sound; speech enhancement setting
  • Design that disappears under your TV, sound that fills the room; connects to your home Wi-Fi network with any 802.11b/g, 2.4 GHz broadcast-capable router for uninterrupted wireless streaming
  • Connect Playbase to any Amazon Echo or Alexa-enabled device, then just ask for the music you love
  • With AirPlay, stream directly from your Apple devices or ask Siri to play your favourites from Apple Music throughout your home

Pretty easy to set up, although getting the optical cable in the right way up is easier said than donedoes the job beautifully. Fills out the characteristically weak sound of an modern tv without overdoing it on the bass rumble. Plus, when you’re not watching tv it networks with all the rest of your sonos gear for a house-full of sound. A little on the pricey side, for what it is. And you’re paying for good build quality, slick networking and elegant design.

Linked up to the sub and two play ones for booming cinema experiences.

Excellent product, can’t go wrong with sonos brilliant company.

SONOS PLAYBASE Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base, White : Great sound and easy to set up. It blends in perfectly and is a massive improvement in the sound quality from the tv. . The quality of dialogue is great. Just missing that really deep rumble. If you want that cinema experience you will need a sub woofer. . I bought a couple of sonos play 1s to use elsewhere in the house but have had a play this weekend and linked them a surround sound speakers to the playbase. . The immersion was briliiant especially in action scenes.

Was looking for speaker which didn’t take lot of space and unobstrutive,playbase sits under tv looks great,easy set up out of box,great sound with movies, and easy connect spotify etc,bought when on offer £550 at this price good buy,would not have bought at full price,.

Wasn’t as easy to set up as intended but customer service/support were ready to help and fix the multiple issues. The product itself was as expected in terms of build quality and sound. Superior to most on the market. Is it worth the money, time will tell but so far so good.

I bought this with some trepidation but i went with the great reviews and took a leap of faith and so glad i did. It alongside its little sonos friends and sub fill my home with beautiful sounds everyday.

I was reluctant to pay full price but the black friday deal of £100 off made it more palatable. As well as a high end 2 channel music system we have a sonos system in various rooms around the house so this seemed like a perfect partner to what we already had. Due to the big 2 channel system we lack the space to accommodate a full av speaker system. The unit comes beautifully presented in its box and a cover wrap (think apple style packaging). It sits perfectly under our panasonic tv on a corner stand, looking smart but very discrete. It exudes high quality and has a heft and solidity that justifies the price. Nothing rattles, creaks or resonates and it can deliver a surprising amount of sound level and presence. It was simple to set up using the supplied toslink cable. The only issue we had was trying to disable the tv speakers while being able to control the playbase volume with the tv remote. On our tv we had to go into ‘hotel’ mode and do it that way, but newer tvs will perhaps be easier.

And its versatility via iphone and ipad makes it a great investment.

What a great bit of kit and the base is awesome.

For the most part, this is superb. A very easy setup, it looks great and holds our tv above it. The sound is mostly excellent, and frankly in a small room the bass is good enough not to need a sub as well. But you really need to be sitting directly in front of the playbase to get the most out of it. And, imho, it required quite a bit of tweaking of the eq to get the right balance along with the two play 3s we have for surround sound. By contrast the playbar and play 3s in another room seemed much easier to get the balance right. Although perhaps that was the difference with the shape, size etc of the room. Tv dialogue can sometimes be quite quiet with music and background nosies (especially with a lot of bass) quite booming at times. However once you’ve sorted out the right eq balance, this is superb. Music, tv, films are a joy to listen to and watch.

Sonos sounds are amazing and sound is very clear and crisp. Easy to setup and add on more speakers or an optional subwoofer. Playing music loud the music does not distort at all and being wireless you can place these speakers anywhere in house. The price you pay for this sound system is well worth the money.

One optical cable from telly to sonos. And is also a brilliant streaming music speaker. Pricey but golden quality for those who can afford it.

Recently bought my first sonos products, 2 play 1’s to be used in stereo and was blown away. I didn’t realise how addictive it would become. I’ve bought this to add to the home setup replacing an old bose 2. 1 system that i used with the tv. Honestly, the sound on this is great, for both tv and music. It compares to 2 separate speakers and a v large subwoofer in my old setup, taking up less space and looking better in the process. I haven’t connected directly to my tv as it doesn’t have an optical out, so the optical out for my htpc goes straight to the playbase. I’ve encountered no issues so far, speech is all in sync and when it detects the optical source, it switches to tv output on the playbase. V impressed and happy with my purchase. Yes, it is expensive, but it sounds, and looks like, a premium product, which, coupled with the ease of use of the app, makes it acceptable to the wife too.

Excellent sound, far superior to the tv (which wasn’t bad) with a sense of clarity and precision. Easy to set up and works well as the heart of a distributed sound system – i can now listen to the tv, apple tv and dvd sound the house, as well as internet/computer/phone sources. It could be a little louder for my tastes, but that will no doubt be improved when i can afford to add a sub.

A little expensive but well worth the money. The sound reproduction is first class.

This is a wonderful piece of kit, a bit pricey but worth every penny. Setup was a easy, took 5 mins. Connected it to my smart tv and the audio was immensely transformed. Music streaming took another dimension, the sound is crisp and clear, the bass so deep and heavy (controllable). I stream most of my music library through the playbase when am not watching tv, my sonos 5 is getting a breather. The sonos play 1 in the bedrooms are easily grouped and i can seamlessly change from playbase to sonos play 1 as i go into my bedroom. I think i will get the sub as a christmas present to myself. Since introduction, sonos wireless speakers have set an excellent benchmark which will stand the test of time.

Just mined blowing sounds amazing go buy one thats all i can say ull never need to go cinima again hooked up with a 65 inch 4k tv.

Bought as a gift and it’s phenomenal on its own. Can’t wait to build up with the speakers and other bits.

I have an lg oled 2018 tv and i initially thought that sounded decent. . Then i tried the sonos playbase and the difference was massive. (even my wife loves it and she was against the purchase at first) i paired it with the sub and the sound is simply amazing. The sonos playbase on its own is definitely worth it, the best way i can describe it is, the standard tv speakers sound flat and the playbase sounds full and deep. It’s amazing to rewatch films and hear sounds that you never heard beforeyou can also add existing sonos speakers to create a bigger setup and it’s not exclusively for the tv. You are able to play music on it also which again, sounds amazing.

Sonos CONNECT:AMP Smart Wireless Stereo Adaptor : would like to be able to separate my sons from

Brilliant addition to my sons set up. Easy to use and set up excellent sound.

Amazing sound quality, and like all sonos products, it is easy as 123 to set up. I have mine powering my outdoor speakers.

SONOS CONNECT:AMP Smart Wireless Stereo Adaptor

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  • Turn your wired speakers into a music streaming system
  • Wireless, easy to set up music player
  • Play alone, or link to other Sonos music players in your home
  • Control everything from your smartphone or tablet. More sonic punch,built-in amplifier powers large or small speakers
  • 2 Year warranty included

This is the original sonos product and is truly a ground breaking product. What makes sonos revolutionary is the complete focus on internet audio that includes at least three areas of excellence; delivering high quality audio; sourcing network based music; seamless controlfirstly sonos is an audio product and spends a significant amount of time on sound quality of their product. While not being an expert on this i’ll highlight one example that shows the levels of dedication they instil into their product. When you have two sonos boxes around the house, they measure ‘ping’ response times between them and then factor in a delay in sound being produced at the master sonos box so that the audio output at the two sonos boxes is synchronised down to the millisecond level. Similar levels of attention to detail abound in the product and make it an excellent audio device. The real excellence of the product though comes in how it sources neworked audio. Whether this is from a local computer, or nas, internet radio, or internet music service such as spotify, rhapsody or many others. You have access to more music than you ever have had below at the touch of a button. I’d strongly recommend people try out a free trial spotify or similar service to see what the experience is like. The last revolutionary aspect though is the level of control you can have over the sonos box.

Does what it says on the tin. Seems a bit quieter than the play:1 and play:3 i have, but might depend on the speakers, need to get some better ones.

Sound quality, driving quality speakers, is excellent. It is expensive, as are all sonos, but there is little alternative. I am having ongoing trouble with wifi interference, that sonos support have yet to accept is even a problem. [two years on – and updatesonos were never able to solve the wifi problems that plagued my whole setup (four rooms). I ended up running network cables through the whole house, and everything has been reliable since. It took two years to do, hence the update. I still love the sound of this unit paired with b&w ceiling speakers. It provides power and detail as required. It also works very well with my turntable (phono amp required), which i have configured to automatically play on a pair of sonos:3 speakers in another room. In conclusion: after two years of play, i am still loving my sonos:amp and would recommend. ]

SONOS CONNECT:AMP Smart Wireless Stereo Adaptor : Easy to install, supported by all the streaming services.

Brilliant, powerful sound, and i can use it with my good floor stander speakers- it is better than my old (but decent quality/brand) proper amp. Totally wireless, and takes minutes to set up.

5 star product but 3 stars for the price given its more than a speak but in essence just an amp. Needs to be priced around £100 lower. But for a bathroom solution necessary.

This functions reasonably well for streaming local content. However, streaming of bbc radio stations is currently broken. We’ve had numerous issues with streams breaking up, and stopping altogether. This is on a regular basis, making the system unusable for radio. Certain programmes are also not available due to international rights issues (we’ve even had this with the radio 4 today programme, so it doesn’t just affect sports events). Customer support isn’t very helpful, simply blaming the need to supply some lower quality legacy streams, due to the bbc switch to a different streaming format. Sonos haven’t revealed any timetable to fix this, and any solution may not be supported by the current hardware. If radio streams are important to you, then i can’t currently recommend the sonos systems. Update 5/6/15: sonos support have been in touch to mention that the bbc is fixing some issues with the streams, so they should be working more reliably by 9th june. However, out of desperation, we tried replacing our router (virgin media superhub) with a new one (asus rt-n66u).

Love the quality of sonas,was not disappointed very easy to set up and sounds great.

No issues with setup, would like to be able to separate my sons sonos from my devices, but thats a feature sonos have chosen to ignore for years now. (discussed ad infinitum on their forum).

Sonos is in my view the best multi zone system, and this is a must have for my ceeling speakers.

I use this system to drive 2 sets of speakers in my bedroom and en-suite bathroom. Setting it up and using it is simplicity itself; easy to find my favourite radio stations and podcasts, easy to connect to my nas for stored music and easy to ply music on my device. So much more straightforward than the airplay based system it replaced and my other bose soundtouch based streaming systems. Early days but its also really responsive and so far i’ve had no buffering. I wish i’d gone down this route years ago rather than investing in bose. I’ll be changing these out for sonos one and play3 over the next couple of months i think.

It’s solid and very well made. The speaker connections hold the bare wire firmly in place with spring loaded clips. It’s also very quiet, the solid aluminium casing deals with heat dissipation, thus cutting out the need for a noisy fan. Once setup, you don’t need it to be in sight. Just in a ventilated space (i have mine out of sight on top of a kitchen cabinet). Only the speakers need to be visible (better if ceiling mounted, or high up pointing down). It’s very simple to set up, and add to your current system. Within the controller software you can add another device, then when prompted (you have 2minutes to do it) push the volume up and mute button together for a second, then it connects up using your existing home wifi. If you don’t have wifi, you can plug in network cables, but that just defeats the object of a wireless speaker system in the house. The 50w per channel is more than enough for a modest pair of speakers.

It is what it says it is, a great piece of kit for your home audio system.

Beats more expensive amplifiers while providing the usual sonos streaming to tannoy revolution speakers.

The sound is great and with the analogue input we can play music via our echo dot very easily. The system is very fast and responsive in use. We have a lot of music (over 1,000 cds) and at various times they’ve been loaded into itunes, google play and amazon music library. We play music either from the amazon music library using alexa and the echo dot or the sonos app. The sonos app is the only one that is fast to use when managing so many albums. 1000 cds with about 10 tracks each is only 10,000 data items and it seems odd this is a challenge for modern apps but only the sonos app manages it.

Loved the first one so much, i have bought a second for another room in the house. Sound is really good, i have one driving a pair of q acoustics 3020s and the other is powering a monitor audio ceiling speaker in the bathroom. All of my sonos zones (i have five now) are hard wired to my home network so i rarely use the wireless functionailty of the system. Performance in my setup is flawless. I listen to cds ripped as apple lossless files on a nas drive, spotify and also internet radio (bbc6music, radio 2, 5 live and also local stations). Quality is good across the board, radio is weakest as you would expect but still good. Group any number of zones or play different stuff in each and have total control from your phone. What’s not to like?sonos regularly update their software, all free of charge. Their customar support is also excellent, should you need to use it, and there are excellent forums on the sonos website.

A great no nonsense product, great sound and easy to set up.

Great and simple piece of music technology.

Works as expected with other sonos equipment. Very pricey for what it does though, compared to other sonos equipment.

Sonos One – Voice Controlled Smart Speaker – Great edition to the range

Still waiting for support for assistants other than alexa but it is a great sounding addition to the kitchen and or bedroom.

These sound brilliant as a stereo pair. Very happy with them (and no issues with alexa and spotify so far). Surprised by the negative reviews – they’re brilliant.

We got this for christmas and put it in the kitchen. All the features of alexa (and spotify) with a great sound. Really changed our time in the kitchen.

How anyone thinks this is hard to set up or that alexa doesn’t work i don’t get – easiest set up and alexa works so well – great sound and a great product.

Great piece of kit, software be quality is outstanding can’t wait to get a second one for stereo. It did take me a while to get use to alexa was calling her the wrong name but after that little niggle she’s fantastic plays what you want. Amazon music unlimited is out standing the playlists wow where do i start.

A great product and fun to have if you’re bored ☺.

  • Absolutely brilliant – why all the negative reviews?
  • Great speakers but Alexa needs work
  • Brilliant quality and sound, Alexa is still hit and miss

Good sound quality, alexa is good but not asa good as its rival yet :).

I love this, got it as a christmas present and it keeps me company when i’m working from home. Great sound quality and alexa gives you the freedom to switch songs and stations when the mood takes you.

How did i manage without this. Love it –love it– love it. Eveyone should have one of these. Great price and fast delivery too.

Alexa really doesn’t know much and doesn’t seem to be able to search the internet well. But it’s nice for playing music (if she can understand your request) and checking the days weather.

Sonos one speakers sound very clear and crisp. Easy to setup using the sonos app on phone. Ive bought the playbase and sub with these speakers and the sound is amazing.


From the manufacturer

Sonos One

Sonos One

Sonos One

Play:1

Play:1

Play:3

Play:3

Play:5

Play:5

Voice Control

Yes, Alexa built-in

When connected to Alexa device

When connected to Alexa device

When connected to Alexa device

Drivers

2

2

3

6

Line-In

No

No

No

Yes (audio)

Stereo from a single player

No

No

Yes

Yes

Stereo pair

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multiple orientations

No

No

Yes

Yes

Wall mountable

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Can I use voice to control Spotify?

Yes, you can use voice to control Spotify Premium on Sonos One. Just ask Alexa for your favourite playlist, artist, album or song, then pause, resume, skip and adjust the volume.

Can I create a stereo pair between Sonos One and Play:1?

Sonos One can only pair with another Sonos One for stereo sound or as rear surrounds in a home cinema configuration.

Are there stands or wall mounts for Sonos One?

We worked with partners to develop stands and wall mount accessories specific to the Sonos One. These will be available to buy.

Sonos One does not have a standard speaker screw mount so always check compatibility of the stand before purchasing.

Do all Alexa commands work through Sonos One?

Most Alexa commands and skills are supported by Sonos One. However, several specific features that Alexa provides on Echo devices are not available. These include:

– Voice calling, drop-in and messaging

– Setting reminders and getting notifications

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This is a fantastic piece of kit that integrates easily into the rest of our sonos system. It provides the usual sonos sound excellence and enables voice control of radio, spotify & various lights around the house.

Amazed at the sound that comes from such a small speaker, and so easy to work – no more messing with a docking station.

Just a superb piece of equipment. Great sound and build quality. I bought this to create a stereo pair with an existing sonos one and am very happy with them.

Great bit of kit especially with alexa built in. Good quality and great sound.

This is a great you talk to it and it can tell you anything. It play anything you have in your music library and more. The sound from this speaker is excellent.

Love it, use spotify premium for music.

Start and control your music with your voice; Amazon Alexa built right in

Good product, disappointed you can’t make calls via amazon echo though, didn’t read the spec properly.

This is brilliant, it has made me fall in love with sonos all over again. For various reasons the echo dot would not work in this house but the voice controlled sonos does an even better job.

Despite all the poor reviews on the item (not regarding the sound quality which is very good) but regarding the setup i found with the appropriate research most solutions could be resolved.

Great sound for such a small body – obviously not naim level but great. Alexa works all straight forward.

Love these speakers – i have two of these and going to buy the playbar (£699) on the back of the quality of these. Expensive, but well worth the money.

Love sonos products, so thought i’d try and move with the times and get alexa in my life. Once you’ve added a fair few skills she works well. Sometimes picks up sounds from the tv and randomly activates, but feedback is soon givrn. Good news that google assistant is on its way to be included so that will make these super dooper.

Combine voice with the Sonos app to manage all your music in one place: Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, internet radio and hundreds of other streaming services

I was undecided about whether to go with apple sonos or bose. Apple was a little pricey so decided on sonos. Wasn’t disappointed the sound is unreal. So glad i made this decision. If your in doubt don’t make the purchase you won’t be disappointed. I think i’m going to get another to add stereo sound.

Totally love this speaker with alexa built insound quality amazing, alexa software still in early stages but as time goes on will be as good as echoif you want a good speaker i would definitely recommend.

I’m a sonos convert and bought it as part of a home cinema setup consisting of a beam, sub and 2 x ones. These little speakers look great on their sanus floorstands and receive lots of compliments. More importantly the sound is great – refined and well balanced (helps that the sub takes care of the bass now).

I have been using these for a few months and they are a wonderful addition to my living room. These speakers have been my first introduction to sonos, and alexa. I must like them as i have just bought a sonos beam to make them into a surround sound tv setup. But i digress – i originally bought these speakers to bring some music to my living room. As we didn’t yet own a tv, and being someone who values audio more than video generally i wanted something nice i could stream music with. These speakers were a great choice. They pair easily, and using the ios app can be tuned to the environment for a lovely, room filling sound. The music is nicely balanced, with a reasonable amount of base and volume when needed while at the same time providing a very clear and enjoyable low volume listening experience. My experience with alexa has been mixed. She doesn’t always hear my unless i raise my voice, which can be frustrating.

This sonos one is my first foray into the world of sonos. I’m dipping my toe in, before buying further speakers. I’m impressed and will certainly be buying more. Having previously used echo dots (connected to hifi’s), i was familiar with alexa voice control, which my family has become used to using. However, i was always frustraed by alexa’s inability to recognise and play specific albums i would request from amazon prime or from my music library (hosted on amazon). The problem is particularly bad for classical music albums and composers. The alexa app does not provide a search facility, which is frustrating when the voice control fails so often. The amazon music app has just added the option to cast music to echo devices, but this is still rather clunky. The sonos app, by contrast, is far superior. In particular, it allows you to perform text searches on amazon cloud music, and select an album for immediate playback.

Well made speaker, great sound quality, that works well with the others we have in the house.

For the money, im really happy with this alexa/speaker. Alexa works very well, but you cannot set a sleep time and have to do this on the sonos app. Very good sound and plenty of bass if you want it.

Enjoy full voice control for Spotify on the Sonos One

Works fine and even better with updated firmware.

Primarily i wanted a speaker to play music – so i wanted it to sound great. Having listened to a range of smart speakers out there at the moment, i was somewhat disappointed with the sound quality of them all. Most had lack of bass and clarity, usually sounding dull, muffled and like a baked bean can. The emphasis seemed to be a smart assistant first, with the ability to play music second. Then i heard sonos and apple were entering the smart speaker market – more money than some other popular smart speakers i could mention (sorry amazon), but you get what you pay for. £199 price point for the sonos one isn’t wildly different from some of the other speakers anyway, although the new apple one due next year will have to be pretty special to justify their price tag. . I waited for the sonos one to arrive in a local store, so that i could ‘try before i buy. ‘ first impression was i expected it to sound better – but it was in a large store environment, lots of background shoppers noise, other speakers being played, and also, often the product isn’t set up properly for display/demonstration purposes. I also knew i’d be able to adjust bass and treble via the sonos app anyway. After a few more weeks chewing it over, i saw the sonos one on promotion with amazon and decided to take a gamble.

I can’t understand the negative reviews; this speaker is excellent. As one would expect with sonos, the sound is excellent. In addition my experience of alexa has been flawless.

Doesn’t pickup the word ‘alexa’ very well (amazon devices do fine though). Still awaiting google home compatibility.

Loving having alexa in the house, and expanding my sonos system at the same time.

Alexa functionality still feel like it’s in beta; it doesn’t always work, it took some time setting up and fixing the ‘only plays single songs’ bug, but in general we’re very happy. With two in a large open plan space i’m very happy with the sound quality.

Enjoy rich room-filling sound from a smart speaker

This is a replacement as the first one didn’t work. I have since bought a sonos play 1 to play in another room and that was straightforward to add to the sonos app.

We love sonos and we’re fond of alexa so this is a no brainer. I like that we can ask alexa to wake us up, and she even asks ‘am or pm?’ bless.

I run a photography studio and i bought one for the studio area for background music when with clients but almost immediately ordered a second one for the office as well. I loved that the two rooms were in sync and that the volume on each could be controlled both together or separately. I also like that i can quickly turn the volume down with alexa. The sound on these were so good that i have now also ordered one for home and will be using that to control the lighting and tele. I know it’s a little expensive for alexa on it’s own but for sound quality and convenience, this is a must have purchase.

Great sound but terrible connectivity, difficult to connect any device other than a phone to. There is a lack of sonos compatible apps. Will likely sell it and swap to a model with bluetooth functionality. A shame because it’s a neat looking device with sound quality that’s superior to many full hi fi systems.

And sound quality is amazing. Been using it along with amazon music and its fantastic.

Alexa can be slightly hit and miss but more hit. Can be occasionally temperamental but as our first smart speaker i would recommend. Bit annoying to have to pay extra to get a stereo pair as only a one can pair with a one and essentially i will turn the microphone off on one so won’t buy unless price drop or free amazon vouchers from amex become available.

This is so much better than the so called echo 2nd generation.

I also have the sonos play1. Great quality and fills the room with sound. Just ask alexa to play music, so easy. Alexa hears better on my echo spot, but get closer to the sonos one and there’s no problems.

A brilliant speaker and the added functionality of amazon alexa makes it best in class. Delivered quickly and easy to set up, it’s ideal for any room in the house. Having the alexa hands free option is great for the kitchen too – especially for setting timers. High quality and definitely recommended.

Sonos One – Voice Controlled Smart Speaker, pickup the word “Alexa” very well (Amazon Devices do fine though). Still awaiting Google Home compatibility

This is a fantastic piece of kit that integrates easily into the rest of our sonos system. It provides the usual sonos sound excellence and enables voice control of radio, spotify & various lights around the house.

Alexa can be slightly hit and miss but more hit. Can be occasionally temperamental but as our first smart speaker i would recommend. Bit annoying to have to pay extra to get a stereo pair as only a one can pair with a one and essentially i will turn the microphone off on one so won’t buy unless price drop or free amazon vouchers from amex become available.

I was undecided about whether to go with apple sonos or bose. Apple was a little pricey so decided on sonos. Wasn’t disappointed the sound is unreal. So glad i made this decision. If your in doubt don’t make the purchase you won’t be disappointed. I think i’m going to get another to add stereo sound.

Key specs for Sonos One – Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built In (Black):

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  • Start and control your music with your voice; Amazon Alexa built right in
  • Combine voice with the Sonos app to manage all your music in one place: Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, internet radio and hundreds of other streaming services
  • Enjoy full voice control for Spotify on the Sonos One
  • Enjoy rich room-filling sound from a smart speaker
  • Connect wirelessly with other Sonos home sound system speakers to play music in any or every room
  • Better over time; since Sonos is continually updating with enhanced features, services and skills, your music and voice options will both keep getting better over time
  • Pair two Sonos One’s together in the same room for instant stereo sound; *cannot be stereo paired with other Sonos speakers
  • With AirPlay, stream directly from your Apple devices or ask Siri to play your favourites from Apple Music throughout your home.

Comments from buyers

“Absolutely brilliant – why all the negative reviews?, Great speakers but Alexa needs work, Brilliant quality and sound, Alexa is still hit and miss”

I’m a sonos convert and bought it as part of a home cinema setup consisting of a beam, sub and 2 x ones. These little speakers look great on their sanus floorstands and receive lots of compliments. More importantly the sound is great – refined and well balanced (helps that the sub takes care of the bass now).

Love these speakers – i have two of these and going to buy the playbar (£699) on the back of the quality of these. Expensive, but well worth the money.

How anyone thinks this is hard to set up or that alexa doesn’t work i don’t get – easiest set up and alexa works so well – great sound and a great product.

Loving having alexa in the house, and expanding my sonos system at the same time.

Great piece of kit, software be quality is outstanding can’t wait to get a second one for stereo. It did take me a while to get use to alexa was calling her the wrong name but after that little niggle she’s fantastic plays what you want. Amazon music unlimited is out standing the playlists wow where do i start.

Great sound but terrible connectivity, difficult to connect any device other than a phone to. There is a lack of sonos compatible apps. Will likely sell it and swap to a model with bluetooth functionality. A shame because it’s a neat looking device with sound quality that’s superior to many full hi fi systems.

Sonos one speakers sound very clear and crisp. Easy to setup using the sonos app on phone. Ive bought the playbase and sub with these speakers and the sound is amazing.

This sonos one is my first foray into the world of sonos. I’m dipping my toe in, before buying further speakers. I’m impressed and will certainly be buying more. Having previously used echo dots (connected to hifi’s), i was familiar with alexa voice control, which my family has become used to using. However, i was always frustraed by alexa’s inability to recognise and play specific albums i would request from amazon prime or from my music library (hosted on amazon). The problem is particularly bad for classical music albums and composers. The alexa app does not provide a search facility, which is frustrating when the voice control fails so often. The amazon music app has just added the option to cast music to echo devices, but this is still rather clunky. The sonos app, by contrast, is far superior. In particular, it allows you to perform text searches on amazon cloud music, and select an album for immediate playback.

We love sonos and we’re fond of alexa so this is a no brainer. I like that we can ask alexa to wake us up, and she even asks ‘am or pm?’ bless.

Great bit of kit especially with alexa built in. Good quality and great sound.

I also have the sonos play1. Great quality and fills the room with sound. Just ask alexa to play music, so easy. Alexa hears better on my echo spot, but get closer to the sonos one and there’s no problems.

Alexa really doesn’t know much and doesn’t seem to be able to search the internet well. But it’s nice for playing music (if she can understand your request) and checking the days weather.

I love this, got it as a christmas present and it keeps me company when i’m working from home. Great sound quality and alexa gives you the freedom to switch songs and stations when the mood takes you.

Despite all the poor reviews on the item (not regarding the sound quality which is very good) but regarding the setup i found with the appropriate research most solutions could be resolved.

And sound quality is amazing. Been using it along with amazon music and its fantastic.

Just a superb piece of equipment. Great sound and build quality. I bought this to create a stereo pair with an existing sonos one and am very happy with them.

Totally love this speaker with alexa built insound quality amazing, alexa software still in early stages but as time goes on will be as good as echoif you want a good speaker i would definitely recommend.

These sound brilliant as a stereo pair. Very happy with them (and no issues with alexa and spotify so far). Surprised by the negative reviews – they’re brilliant.

A great product and fun to have if you’re bored ☺.

Good sound quality, alexa is good but not asa good as its rival yet :).

Alexa functionality still feel like it’s in beta; it doesn’t always work, it took some time setting up and fixing the ‘only plays single songs’ bug, but in general we’re very happy. With two in a large open plan space i’m very happy with the sound quality.

Sonos PLAYBASE Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base – Amazing product!

I bought this with some trepidation but i went with the great reviews and took a leap of faith and so glad i did. It alongside its little sonos friends and sub fill my home with beautiful sounds everyday.

Having already had two play 1’s i was tempted to purchase the playbase. Linking the playbase to the two play 1, i now have awesome sound in my room. Make sure you change the sound settings in all your devices. Once done, you’ll be blown away. Yes it’s a lot of money, but you won’t be disappointed.

Wasn’t as easy to set up as intended but customer service/support were ready to help and fix the multiple issues. The product itself was as expected in terms of build quality and sound. Superior to most on the market. Is it worth the money, time will tell but so far so good. Here are the specifications for the Sonos PLAYBASE Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base:

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  • TV sound and music you can feel, from a speaker that blends into your room’s design effortlessly
  • Two-in-one; adds cinema sound for your TV and streams music, too
  • Simple two-cable setup; one connects to the power; one connects to your TV
  • Works with your existing TV remote; speech enhancement setting
  • Syncs wirelessly with SUB and two PLAY:1s for 5.1 surround sound; touch-interface controls and lights
  • Connect Playbase to any Amazon Echo or Alexa-enabled device, then just ask for the music you love
  • With AirPlay, stream directly from your Apple devices or ask Siri to play your favourites from Apple Music throughout your home

Sonos sounds are amazing and sound is very clear and crisp. Easy to setup and add on more speakers or an optional subwoofer. Playing music loud the music does not distort at all and being wireless you can place these speakers anywhere in house. The price you pay for this sound system is well worth the money.

Even better paired with my sub.

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  • this with some trepidation but I went with the great reviews and took a leap of faith and so
  • Good alternative to the sound bar
  • Easy set up, custom settings and superb sound!

Bit underwhelmed by surround sound.

A little expensive but well worth the money. The sound reproduction is first class.

For the most part, this is superb. A very easy setup, it looks great and holds our tv above it. The sound is mostly excellent, and frankly in a small room the bass is good enough not to need a sub as well. But you really need to be sitting directly in front of the playbase to get the most out of it. And, imho, it required quite a bit of tweaking of the eq to get the right balance along with the two play 3s we have for surround sound. By contrast the playbar and play 3s in another room seemed much easier to get the balance right. Although perhaps that was the difference with the shape, size etc of the room. Tv dialogue can sometimes be quite quiet with music and background nosies (especially with a lot of bass) quite booming at times. However once you’ve sorted out the right eq balance, this is superb. Music, tv, films are a joy to listen to and watch.

And its versatility via iphone and ipad makes it a great investment.

Great bass and clear cristal sound.

Excellent sound, far superior to the tv (which wasn’t bad) with a sense of clarity and precision. Easy to set up and works well as the heart of a distributed sound system – i can now listen to the tv, apple tv and dvd sound the house, as well as internet/computer/phone sources. It could be a little louder for my tastes, but that will no doubt be improved when i can afford to add a sub.

Just mined blowing sounds amazing go buy one thats all i can say ull never need to go cinima again hooked up with a 65 inch 4k tv.

Sonos playbasethis is a complete and long review. If you want the summary, scroll to the bottom. Cheersi’m a bit of an audiophile and i currently have a complete 5. 1 surround sound system via an av amp but have used soundbars in the past; specifically a high-end sony offering. So i was delighted to be given the opportunity to try-out this device from sonos. Sonos are well known for their wireless home audio players. I own several of their devices; two play 1s, one play 5 and a connect. When you buy a new tv, their inbuilt speakers tend to be pretty poor so buyers, like me, opt to but separate sound systems to get better sound. In this field you have many options ranging from multi-speakers separates through to cheap and simple soundbars and plinths. Whilst the best sound can be obtained from multi-speaker set-ups, a lot of people don’t like the complicated set-ups and the aesthetics and therefore go for something like a soundbar or plinth.

I had been thinking about buying the soundbase since it’s release in april but was put off by the price. Finally gave in when the price dropped to £649 and glad that i did. It arrived quicker than expected and it was very easy to set up. I have some sonos play 1 speakers and now use them to create surround sound for the tv. As others have said the sound is amazing, the depth of tonal quality and base is great. When using the soundbase to play music it is something else, i can hear things that i normally wouldn’t using another system. Of course i have to wait for my other half to go out so that i can turn up the volume.

Great sound and easy to set up. It blends in perfectly and is a massive improvement in the sound quality from the tv. . The quality of dialogue is great. Just missing that really deep rumble. If you want that cinema experience you will need a sub woofer. . I bought a couple of sonos play 1s to use elsewhere in the house but have had a play this weekend and linked them a surround sound speakers to the playbase. . The immersion was briliiant especially in action scenes.

I love had this for a few months now and have it under my tv in a small lounge/diner. I cannot rate this speaker enough. There is no requirement for the additional base for the smaller rooms as it is more than adequate. The sound is crisp, clear and deep. I love playing my music directly from my phone no matter where i am in the house. No complaints from the neighbours when watching late night films either with the night mode. I couldn’t recommend it more. Can not wait to build a mini collection around the house.

One optical cable from telly to sonos. And is also a brilliant streaming music speaker. Pricey but golden quality for those who can afford it.

Superb sound and the set up was so easy. Love the advanced settings where the back l+r speakers settings can be customised when in tv mode and different for music mode.

I am so glad i made the investment in the sonos playbase. David f smith’s advice below, as i did, though i found it rather cryptic. After a bit of digging i sorted it and understood what he meant. I’m not techie but in our house, i’m the one who must sort stuff out and you helped a great deal. If you have sky, you must change the audio setting to dolby digital. We have sky q so i selected ‘settings’, then ‘setup’, then ‘audio visual’. From here you chose ‘dolby digital’ for the ‘digital audio output optical’.

Debated spending the money, but so so glad i did, well worth it. Usual sonos quality, ease of use along with easy set up and integration. Highly recomended – if you can spare £700.

Sonos PLAYBAR Soundbar and Wireless Speaker and Wall Mount : Absolutely Amazing Piece of Kit. Quality workmanship!

Absolutely amazing piece of kit. Absolutely amazing piece of kit. Apart from a few niggles with the delivery, aka wasn’t a tracked parcel so i knew when roughly it would be delivered (1hr slot etc) i have provided amazon with feedback on this. I was like a kid at christmas when it arrived. Now, as you know this aint a cheap piece of kit, but its a serious contender. Unboxing and picking the thing up was a breeze. I am luckily enough to have a few other sonos speakers, and have always wanted one in the living room. So this item is literally a plug and play. One power plug, and one optical in, into the playbar, and if you have a router close, you can shove a ethernet into it. Log on to the app, boom, set up is simple. Blast some music through it,w>o>w. Really good crisp clean sound with good bass. You can adjust to your preference the treble and bass with its settings. The first song i launched through it was symphony by clean bandit ft zara larsson. I pumped the volume up, as that way you can hear everything. At the start of the song, i heard things in the background, that ive never heard on that track before, and was blown away by the quality of sound.

More than a sound bar, but less than perfect. I’d been wanting to replace my bulky 5. 1 speaker system with a playbar since it was rumored. All their products have incredible sound quality so i was optimistic about this set up. Set up is easy, sound quality is good for the unit. It’s a nice product and looks great while being easy to operate. After minimal tweaking i got the sound just right. Mids and highs are clean and crisp, voices are clear, and the sub offers perfect deep/tight bass to movies, music and games. This is an incredibly balanced combination that fills the room with accurate, high-quality sound.

Fantastic kit for it’s purpose. When setup in surround sound formation, it’s hard to control the voice levels independently from the rest. The only detailed volume control is for the rears (play 3) and the sub (1st gen). It’s still made the television watching experience fantastic and my partner won’t watch tv without it now. I used to own a £5000 cinema system which required cables etc, and the sound was amazing and earth shattering,. I’ve since downsized my property to an apartment where i don’t want cables on show and this suits me perfectly.

Sonia products are without doubt – at least in my mind – the very best of the multi room/ multi speaker set ups. Plug it in and you’re up and running in no time. Sound quality is fantastic, both for watching tv and for listening to music. The recent price hike does make these expensive but quality this good does come at a slight premium.

  • Overall good performance and convinience
  • Absolutely Amazing Piece of Kit. Quality workmanship!
  • good price and quick delivery

Sonos PLAYBAR Soundbar and Wireless Speaker and Sonos Wall Mount for Playbar

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  • HiFi soundbar and soundbar mount ideal for TV and music lovers
  • Delivers richly textured HiFi sound to whatever you watch on your TV
  • Wirelessly streams music
  • Simple to set up, control and expand. Syncs with other Sonos speakers wirelessly
  • Wall mount allows for placement horizontally above or below your TV

Sonos, the best in every way. Superb sound, stunningly easy set up. . My bose cd wave radio pretty much gave up after 23 years, this is a superb replacement with far more uses and abilities. So easy to set up, didn’t need to ask for help once. I’ll be adding more speakers and a sub bass as and when i can afford them. The soundbar is pricey but definitely worth it. Amazing sound from something so (relatively) small. Thanks sonos, you gave me back my music.

Expensive, but fantastic product. I bought this expensive sonos playbar to integrate with my other sonos speakers and get 5. 1 surround sound in my tv room. Initially i was just planning to keep it at home just a week or two to test the sound quality and find out how it works. I read a lot of reviews before i bought it and i realised that it does not support dts etc. But, it does not seem to be the problem to me as i do not use blue-ray player or anything related to dts. It does the job and in my opinion it is a high quality product that deserves more attention and positive reviews. In my opinion, it sounds the best when the setting is changed. I prefer to adjust bass and treble to maximum level, speech enhancement mode on, surround on, surround (ambient) level to full when watching tv and surround (full) level to half when listening to music. It sounds fuller, more powerful, more detailed, clearer and crisper when paired with two sonos play 1 speakers.

Buying a sonos playbar without a sub is like buying a ferrari without a steering wheel. The sonos product is like a drug, if you only buy the playbar you will find yourself missing out on the wow factor, though you still feel contented with the feelings of owning a sonos soundbar but that feelings is never satisfying. Before i joined the sonos league, i’ve always loved good sound systems and i always end up paying so much for it. I owned a sony bdv-n7200w 5. 1 3d smart blu-ray/dvd home cinema system unit, loved it until i upgraded my old 2014 sony kdl-50w815b tv to sony bravia 55xd9305 led premium hdr 4k ultra hd tv, then my beloved sony home cinema unit started having problem syncing with my new tv. Then i decided to give in and get just the sonos playbar, please note that in 2014 when i bought both the sony tv and the home cinema unit i could have paid £599 retail for the sonos sound bar but because of my loyalty to sony i decided to pay £650 for the home cinema, two years later the value of the sony home cinema have dropped drastically. Whereas the sonos has increase in value as a new or second hand unit. Okay back to my sonos experience. . Overall the system is the best, the sonos app makes the connectivity seamlessly fast, switching between music app via the sonos app is unbelievable. The app turns my iphone 7 to a piece of art – okay enough of my blabbing, after just a week of use i found myself missing out on what could probably be described as yet the best feelings of all “owning a sonos sub”.

Bit of faffing around to get the tv to recognise it properly – my tv uses a bluetooth remote/wand and the sonos needs an infrared signal. But that’s the tv being ridiculous – the sound bar is immense.

The sonos playbar replaced my 5. Surround system (note: if you are after a 5. 2 surround system, take note of the 1 star reviews. ) consisting of 6 speakers, an amp, bluetooth receiver and endless cables. Still the music quality is better. The app replaced 2 remote controls. The app also guides you through the installation within 5 minutes. Only thing i might need to lift the tv by an inch or two. I did not experience any issues with my iphone and samsung tv as described by others.

Good price and quick delivery. Unbelievable sound, good price and quick delivery.

I’ve been a sonos fan for a while but was a bit skeptical about the sound bar. I read a few reviews so took the plunge. I have to say it’s absolutely amazing and sounds better than my expensive set up in the den. Set up was as usual easy and fast with simple instructions on my phone. So then i took the double plunge and added the sub woofer. Again i was sceptical and was ready to return it if it didn’t live up to the hype. It’s going nowhere and is awesome if you like your music a lot this is great and the tv sound is good too.

Excellent item and in particular when coupled with 2 x. Excellent item and in particular when coupled with 2 x play 1’s as rears – haven’t experienced any issues with dts/dolby with any input signals and surround sound (simulated or not) is room filling and of excellent quality. Wouldn’t suggest purely as player as 2 x play 1’s are better value and better sound quality when setup as a stereo pair.

Just amazing, you cant beat sonos.

Definitely not plug and play 5. 1 surround. The playbar sounds great, however there are a few big problems. If you’re not bothered about surround sound and just want better sound from your tv and sky etc – it’s perfect out the box. If you’re like me and want surround sound from all your devices, you have a problem. The playbars only means of connection is an optical cable from the playbar to your tv. This means the tv has to pass the signal to your other devices (consoles/set top boxes etc) so if your tv doesn’t pass 5. 1 surround over optical (which my tv and most others don’t) then you get stereo. So to work around this i plugged the optical cable directly into my games console. Surround sound from the console. However, this now means switching the one cable between devices. To get around this i purchased a 3-way optical switcher with a remote and two more optical cables. This now means the playbar is effectively plugged into everything at once, fantastic. So i wanted to watch a blu-ray on my ps4 to get 5. 1 surround from the playbar.

I have a sonos playbar and 2 sonos play 1 speakers set as stereo. Simplicity itself setting up. Control all from my phone or tablet from anywhere in the house. You can ‘group’ all the speakers together or have them separate. I bought these 3years ago and they have not failed to impress me yet. I also have a readymade drive where my itunes is stored. The sonos system accesses this very easily. I also have amazon prime and likewise sonos accesses this also. The sound quality is excellent.

High quality, versatile system. Superb performance from this sonos product as you would expect. I already own a couple of other of sonos speakers and was not disappointed at the ease of set up and quality of the playbar. Being able to run this system from my mobile, ipad of pc is so simple.

Fantastic kit for it’s purpose. When setup in surround sound formation, it’s hard to control the voice levels independently from the rest. The only detailed volume control is for the rears (play 3) and the sub (1st gen). It’s still made the television watching experience fantastic and my partner won’t watch tv without it now. I used to own a £5000 cinema system which required cables etc, and the sound was amazing and earth shattering,. I’ve since downsized my property to an apartment where i don’t want cables on show and this suits me perfectly.

If you are looking for a not very expensive and the quality is very good product, then i think this is worth your purchase. Worked as promised definitely recommend absolutely perfect.The product meets or exceeds everything in the product description.

Thought i’d be a bit disappointed, but am impressed. Having moved house, i’ve been forced to retire my separate 5. 1 home cinema amp and speakers from the living room. The speakers in my television alone (a recent samsung) were a huge step down, so i sought to remedy with the sonos. The amp was a fairly recent purchase itself and more expensive than this, so i had low expectations that the sonos would be a worthy replacement, but i am pleasantly surprised by how close it is. I’ve been a happy sonos user elsewhere in the house for a while, but was always a bit sceptical of the soundbar. I’d recommend checking your television carefully first. You must have an optical audio out that will output (and pass-through) dolby digital unmolested. Equally, you need to be able to disable the speakers in the television, and have a compliant remote. My samsung es7000 from 2013 does this, but by luck rather than judgement and many televisions may fall-short.

Bit of faffing around to get the tv to recognise it properly – my tv uses a bluetooth remote/wand and the sonos needs an infrared signal. But that’s the tv being ridiculous – the sound bar is immense.

SONOS SUB Wireless Subwoofer, Top Sub, Sounds awesome

Amazing quality that transforms the already great sound from your sonos system. Add this to your sonos setup and you’ll realise just what you’ve been missing. I have this setup with a soundbar and two play 1’s in a home theatre.

Excellent product, great value and a quick delivery too.

Great with a pair of play 1s. I have been running two pairs of play 1s in my kitchen/diner and have always enjoyed the convenience and reasonable sound of the set-up but would never accuse them of being hifi. But then, after the £50 sub discount, i decided to wedge up, and added a sub to one of my stereo pairs and all i can say is wow. Sound quality is now superb and i’m trying to work out where i could put a second sub in my kitchen. Very very good and well worth what seems like a lot of money for a sub.

Key specs for SONOS SUB Wireless Subwoofer, Gloss White:

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  • Experience ultra-deep, soul-shaking boom with no cabinet buzz.
  • Wireless, one-button setup.
  • Display it or hide it. Sounds great even on its side.
  • Works with PLAYBAR, PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5 and CONNECT:AMP.

Comments from buyers

“Great with a pair of Play 1s, I have the playbar and surrounds which I have been happy with and couldn’t see how much better it would , I was quite disappointed when I first connected the sub to 2x Play , Amazing quality that transforms the already great sound from your Sonos system, This sub is brilliant and used alongside the playbar and 2 play 1’s , Top Sub, Sounds awesome”

Needed to have this to take my play3s into another dimension, great sound.

Just amazing, i was sceptical but it’s worth the money.

Quality unit excellent sound. Purchased this to complete my new audio visual system samsung 9000 4k blue ray ps4 sound bar etc – little nervous at first as i did not want a boom box or problem with the neighbours, however a few weeks on and i am very pleased with the depth that this unit brings. Over all quality of sound is excellent – naturally you can crank this up if you want and make the floor and walls vibrate, personally i find night mode on the sonos controller more than enough to bring quality sound effects to life on the films we have watched. Music on the other hand does benefit from this full on bass but can be enjoyed at lower sound levels if you prefer.

I received my play 5 on the thursday then tried it out on friday night. Fantastic but compared to my last stack system something subtle missing. Solution the sub, received sunday and wow what a difference, the play 5 seems to have expanded its treble and mid whilst the sub has provided the deep bass which gives the sound real presence. If you can afford one you will notice a big change to the sound, well worth the money. Just means i now want another play 5 to improve the stereo.

I have the playbar and surrounds which i have been happy with and couldn’t see how much better it would. I’ve owned sonos for many years now. Still have the original zp80 and amplified zp100. So have been wanting the sub for a while but it’s a lot of money. I have the playbar and surrounds which i have been happy with and couldn’t see how much better it would be. Believe me, it’s night and day. If you have a playbar, you need the sub.

Amazing bass, the dog bounced off our wooden floors while i was setting the levels up. An incredible accompaniment to the playbar.

This sub is brilliant and used alongside the playbar and 2 play 1’s. This sub is brilliant and used alongside the playbar and 2 play 1’s its simply unreal, if anything its too good i now feel like i need to purchase a detached house so i can really crank it up.

I was quite disappointed when i first connected the sub to 2x play. I was quite disappointed when i first connected the sub to 2x play 1 – it added a some bass but only after i manually tuned up the basses in the equalizer – at standard setup (although after performing the ‘trueplay’ tune-in by sonos) the sub was quite subtle (even contacted sonos support – their response was to adjust the equalizer. ) – to be objective the room was rather ‘large’ (say 3. 5x7m) and possibly not best wrt acoustic (older conservatory). I moved the sub into a smaller room with a playbar – here it performs ok (it adds a lot of basses although i miss the ‘wow-factor of sound filling the room’ quoted by other reviewers – the ‘sound’ performance is in my (subjective) view comparable to other standard subwoofers i had and they were much cheaper). Sub is however excellent wrt limiting the rattle – even if placed on a wooden floor or cabinet i don’t hear any rattle (what was a problem with my old standard subwoofers).

Had this for just over a week now, which i bought alongside the play bar and 2x play 1s to replace my ageing onkyo wired surround system. The difference is sound quality is amazing. Hearing much more than i did before, both when watching tv and listening to music. Set up was a breeze using the app on my ipad. Really impressed with the quality of not just the set up and sound but also the build quality. Yes, it’s not cheap, but you really do get what you pay for. I’ve been so impressed with the sonos experience, i’ve since gone on to buy a play 5 for the kitchen/garden room and a play 3 for the bedroom, to replace the b&w a7 and a5 that i had in these rooms. Whilst the b&w speakers are excellent, i think the sound quality and the fact that you’re not limited to only airplay to one speaker definitely gives sonos the edge.

I have had several ‘party sub’ speakers, but nothing comes close to the deep base sound this makes. I just want to add more now to my other rooms to complete my home setup. Packaging and instructions are superb. Item is heavy and sturdy and can be placed anywhere for great effect.

This is one seriously sexy and sophisticated piece of kit. Out of the box, plug and play after 2 minutes setting up. I have it setup with a playbar and 2x play ones. This basically offsets the bass requirement from the other speakers, and what i fantastic result. And the bonus, it arrived early.

SONOS PLAY:5 Smart Wireless Speaker : Do your research and be clear in what you want the product to deliver – then you can’t go wrong for top notch sound!

Had an old play 5 and two play 1’s decided to buy two new play 5’s and sell my existing play 1’s. These now provide surround sound for my sub and playbar, great set up and sounds fantastic (better than any other sonos speaker).

Do your research and be clear in what you want the product to deliver – then you can’t go wrong for top notch sound. First let me clarify what i wanted to use this for and also the environment it is set up in. This is important because a key element of any review is evaluating the product against how it performs against your requirements (once of course they are supported by the product) and also in relation to similar products on the market. Environment:very strong home wifi network with a top end router and two top end repeaters throughout the house. I have a 3 tb nas box on the network with all of my music, videos, family pictures, etc. Reason for purchase:to enable me to play music directly from my nas box via my home wireless network. To enable me to play music from my spotify premium account. To allow me to stream a wide variety of radio stations via my home wireless network. To allow me to have different music playing in different rooms at the same time. Initial summary:out of the box this product looks great.

SONOS PLAY:5 Smart Wireless Speaker, White

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  • Hardware and software custom-designed produce pure and immersive sound that’s crystal clear at any volume
  • Three tweeters and long-throw mid-woofers, each with a dedicated amplifier
  • Turn into separate left and right channel speakers to create wider, bigger and deeper sound
  • 2 year warranty included
  • Dimensions: 203 x 364 x 154 mm

The new play 5 is the best sounding smart speaker i’ve come across. Do yourself a favour and get one now. This speaker beats most entry level and several mid level hi-fi systems with several boxes, wires and clutter. The quality of sound and the bass it produces is unbelievable for its size. This is a ‘super speaker’ which is also smart. The build quality is great, setup is very straightforward, the sonos app is good but not great. I’m sure there is a update on its way to make it better. It may seem a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.

That was my reaction when i heard it for the first time. A week later and it still makes me smile when i hear it. Absolutely worth the price to me. Such massive sound from such a small form factor. I was very sceptical about purchasing a play 5 but believe me when i tell you, it sounds amazing. Everyone including me is blown away by it. Not cheap but very high quality and sound. Highly recommend this sound system.

I have loved and enjoyed bose systems for several years but just recently decided to give the play 5 a listen. So much more clarity and a balanced sound throughout the range whereas bose tend to concentrate on bass , sheer volume but not much treble. I compared the play 5 alongside a bose soundtouch 20. It’s like listening to someone singing with their hand an inch in front of their mouth (bose), then without. There is much more ‘spaciousness’ or air if you like between the notes. It connects to your wi fi system, updates itself if needed, then job done.

SONOS PLAY:5 Smart Wireless Speaker, White : Absolutely brilliant piece of kit. I have the sonos 1 & 3 which are excellent. The 5 is something else, quality of sound is exceptional, used it to replace a b&o system, this beats it hands down. If you are considering a purchase, just get on with it, you won’t be disappointed.

Best speaker i’ve owned yet. I have had several ‘party’ speakers, but nothing comes close to the crystal clear sound this makes. I just want to add more now to complete my home setup. Packaging and instructions are superb. Setup in under 5 minutes, line-in function is a great addition to.

Great sound, easy to set up. Great sound, easy to set up. Having used it for several months i will often confuse itself thinking that one controller or iphone is trying to play something and not let anything else play – even though the offending iphone is switched off, or not in the house. The updated app has helped with this but not solved all the issues. Tried many, many times to set up true play without success. The play 1 was easier to set up with true play.

I decided to order the play 5 after having a demo listen in my local store, the first thing i noticed is the incredible design, that is modern and that it wouldn’t look out of place in a modern living space. Design is only one reason why this product is a great speaker. The speaker itself is quite bulky due to the weight and size but this is to be expected due to the amount of speakers inside. These speakers deliver a clear and crisp sound that fills the room wherever you are sat in relation to the speaker, the app that accompanies the stereo which is released by sonos also adds well to the whole experience of owning this speaker, it is simple to set up to the stereo and also when using it to choose what music you want to listen to, either off the device you are using or through the radio. I would highly recommend this product.

Was playing with this and the equivalent bose speaker. . Was playing with this and the equivalent bose speaker. I would say the bose has a few extra ‘toys’ when it comes to connectivity however once you hear the two side by side. Sonos simply smashes the bose to bits. Having been a long time bose fan i would not never buy another. Quite simply an epic speaker the fact the power block is built in is a lovely touch too. Quite simply a stunning audio device.

Bought for my recording studio as a. Bought for my recording studio as a reference speaker. After i saw this this picture of tom elmhirst, one of the best music mixers in the business – adele 25, goldfrapp black cherry, beck morning phase. Play5 right in the middle of the console, surrounded by very high end, very expensive studio monitors.

Flawed model in a very good range. . I have a play:5 and two play:1s. The 1s are excellent, working as a clear, bright stero pair. The sonos software is really good and it’s been a pleasure to beam internet radio and our music library all over the house. The play:5 is in the living room and suffers two significant shortcomings:1) too bassy. I probably would have preferred another pair of play:1s than the 5 in retrospect. I got it because of the line in, but2) line in is too quiet. There’s a setting to increase the gain but even with that, it’s been poor at playing sound from our tv or from a bluetooth receiver. You need to switch the volume from 1/4 to 2/3, which of course risks a nasty shock when switching back to digital streaming.

Sonos – very impressive in every way. After a couple of years streaming music via apple airplay i decided to go for a sonos play 5 v2. Wow – totally blown away with the sound quality, with the ease of setup, with the ease of operation, and with the overall functionality of the sonos app. For example, i have an old technics hifi system and also a denon hifi system. On both the sound is very impressive. The sonos is in another league. Another thing which is impressive is the stability of the sonos networking. Whereas the apple airplay would drop out if the microwave oven was operated, the sonos just sails on flawlessly even though both operate on 2. As i said, initial setup is a breeze and i was so impressed overall that after two days i purchased a second play 5 for our rear lounge.

Good but in my opinion doesn’t replace a mid range hifi. I bought a pair of these (setup in stereo) to replace my old arcam hifi and b&w speakers, thought this would be a good solution to both play sound from movies / tv (using the line-in) and stream flac’s from the synology box. Generally these have been a good buy and i think reasonable value for money when compare to low-mid range hifi equipment. My gripes so far after 2 months;1) one of the speakers kept briefly dropping out with wifi so we added it to the bt powerline adapter network, once we did this the other speaker kept un-pairing / disappearing from sonos, i was only able to solve this by also adding it to the powerline adapter network, so be prepared to buy 2 broadband extender plugs. 2) at higher volume (2/3 full power) (which we need as we have a large room) the sound starts to distort. 3) in my opinion while the bass is good the high range sounds a bit tinny and the mid range is lacking richness. I’m now thinking about trying a sonos connect amp on the old b&w speakers and then combining these with the play5’s in the same room.

As someone who has spent a fortune on proper hi fi i’m a bit annoyed with sonos now, the depth, detail and warmth from a single play 5 gen 2 at all volumes is simply stunning. Actually i don’t know how it’s this ‘cheap’ to think you get an array of speakers, amp n network connectivity ‘all in’ as a package that is so brilliant is beyond my understanding. Because i want to listen to the new play 5s over everything else. That includes play 1s paired, old play 5, b&w’s or my beloved linn. The gitsbut don’t take my word for it.

Very good but not the loudest for the price. I already had a sonos connect:amp with a pair of qaccoustics speakers in my kitchen, which once i sorted out the performance of my home wifi worked reliably (well almost) and sounded very good indeed. I wanted a speaker in the adjacent conservatory that played in synch with the kitchen system. The new sonos play:5 looked to be the perfect answer, and it is. The way the system allows the grouping of two or more devices is shear brilliance. The sound of the play:5 is very good, whether at low volume or very loud. I have configured the sonos setup to connect to my nas drive that holds my itunes library. However, now that it supports apple music (beta version only currently) it gives me access to all the music i could ask for. The only reasons i have given it 4 rather than 5 stars is that my son’s b&w zepelin sounds better and goes louder with more rick bass than the play:5 for £79 less; and as with all sonos devices, it is not possible to play music on youtube or vevo through the system without using a device (e. Iphone) connected via an aux port.

Bought from a different supplier. I’ll start by saying these speakers are incredible. I listen to a lot of soundtrack music plus dance and pop, a variety really. I checked out the play 1s which are brill and do a great job, they sound very good. The play 3s offer more clarity and richness i found which i like. And the play 5s are very rich and full sounding plus offer more depth and bass which is why i decided on them. They are more expensive but they definitely deliver and are so easy to setup. I bought 2 for a stereo pair and they sound awesome. I use them with a spotify premium account but if you can afford it get deezer elite or tidal for flac lossless audio quality. So all in all, a great looking speaker, easy to setup and produces beautiful clarity, rich sounds with depth. A good investment for any music lover.

Sonos has always been slightly out of my financial reach and despite the affordability of the play 1 it kind of felt like a compromised starting point. I knew from the reviews and in store demos that it was going to be a quality buy, i just wasn’t sure how good it was really going to sound in my living room. After setting aside enough money for a new sound system i was stuck with the choice of going for either three play 1’s, two play 3’s or even one play 5. I finally opted for the play 5 with the view that it would be the best starting point sound wise and then the convenience of ‘adding on’ at some point later. Well my word what a staring point it was, the sound exceeding all my expectations with literally jaw dropping results. I set the speaker up while having friends over in literally a minute after unboxing it (from really beautiful packaging) and after installing the app and hitting play we all sat round in awe of what we were hearing. Two weeks in and i still can’t wait to get home and try another album just to hear the new lease of life sonos has given the music that i have been listening to for years. The speaker itself is beautiful to look at and perfectly designed, from the power in plug at the back of the speaker to the touch receptive buttons at the top of the machine. Is this speaker value for money, absolutely, will i expand on the system, of course.

It is as stunning as i expected. It blows bose (at this price point anyway) clean away. The fidelity when playing quality audio (eg tidal hifi) displays nuances in the performance that you’d struggle to even notice on lesser systems. You can feel the voices, instruments and the bass envelope you in an almost organic way. Rest assured this is not an artificial plasticy sounding boombox. As it says on the sonos website ‘you’ll hear each separate instrument, voice, and sonic detail in all its glory. Six class-d amplifiers with six dedicated speaker drivers deliver crystal clear, rich, deep, stereophonic sound with zero distortion. So go ahead and crank up the volume’. The previous bose (i returned) sounded muddy and two dimensional.

I already have 3 play 1’s, one in the kitchen, one in the dining/hall and one in the study but the living room is a much bigger room and so i went for the play 5. The base is rich, set up could not be easier – took about 2 minutes and it is great to listen to the same music/radio station as i walk through the house. In due course i may buy a second one to run as a stereo pair in the lounge but it does not disappoint on it’s own. I also signed up to spotify premium as they had an offer on, so i am enjoying listening to different artistes but based on the genres of what i like. It plays as background music most of the day. Just don’t delay buy one today.

Great on its own, but go with the play 1 if you want surround. I had a play 5 for a while and liked it so much i bought a playbar to go with it. Of course, i was then only one additional play 5 away from a surround sound setup for my tv so i quickly bought another. I was then disappointed to discover that having two play 5s and a playbar sounded nowhere near as good for music as a play 5 was is on its own. This was puzzling, but then i learned that when used in a surround system, the play 5s disable their subwoofers. They basically turn themselves into play 3s. Therefore i’ve decided to get rid of my play 5s and replace them with two play 1s and i’ll pick up a sub at some point in the future. Having said all that, if you’re only interested in the play 5 for music then it is absolutely phenomenal. You won’t regret buying one (or even a stereo pair) of these of you just intend to stream music and radio to it. Just don’t buy two to add to a playbar system – save yourself some cash and get two play 1s instead.

Pretty good for what it is. . I thought it was impressive when i first got it but listening to it over time has revealed it’s flaws. For starters, it’s practically mono – you need to be sitting about 5 feet away perfectly placed to get any real stereo effect. That’s to be expected from a single speaker. Having since bought two play 1’s and set them up as a stereo pair, i’d rather listen to them. You really miss that stereo sound once you’re reminded of it. The other area of weakness is the bass. Whilst it’s big and thumping for a little box, it’s ‘fake bass’ – artificially enhanced sounding. If you get a tune with an electric bass sweep like lfo’s ‘lfo’ then you can hear the bass drop out in portions as that frequency range cannot be produced properly by the unit and then the bass reappears when it hits a range it can cope with.

SONOS PLAY:5 Smart Wireless Speaker, Worth for the money

I’m, frankly, amazed by this piece of kit. I was guilty of prolonged procrastination before finally taking the plunge – now i’m wondering why i fussed so. Wonderful sound quality and so simple to set up, the only downside i can see is that this will prove to have been an expensive decision – i’m already thinking about adding more speakers in other rooms. Indeed, i’ve been experimenting with my play 5 in other rooms (we have thick walls and, consequently, my wifi setup is a little complicated, so it took a little fiddling) and it works like a dream.

Awesome sound, clarity and bass as expected from sonos. Got this speaker as a christmas gift. Awesome sound, clarity and bass as expected from sonos. Connecting this beast to my existing network is very easy. I have got a pair of play 1 which i got 2 years ago. But there is one thing which i really, really love about this play 5 is the fact that it can connect to my tv and play youtube, or stream netflix and hear all these explosion sounds, very sharp and clear speech and background music in movies etc. Really glad that i am now using this play 5 as a sound bar and 2x play 1 as left and right rear speakers.

Super cool wi-fi music player. Sonos play 5 is an excellent wi-fi music system from own music library in computer or nas, music streaming service like apple music and spotify etc. And internet radio services. Many sources of music can enjoy. My standard with sound system is minimal. My concern is easy to use, accessibility and enjoyment. The setup is simple and so cool with trueplay feature. There is an update available when first setup. The sound quality is so much depth and details. I feel like i am embedded in the music. My room is a small one, around 150 sq ft. , the player volume is set 20% mostly. I like the player very much. I enjoy it playing music all days. The packaging is very nice, but it became as a waste once opened. Hope it does not cost too much.

Key specs for SONOS PLAY:5 Smart Wireless Speaker, Black:

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  • Hardware and software custom-designed by Sonos to produce pure, immersive sound that’s crystal clear at any volume.
  • 3 tweeters and 3 long-throw mid-woofers, each with a dedicated amplifier, were designed in-house and perfectly tuned to match the speakers and acoustic architecture.
  • Turn two PLAY:5s into separate left and right channel speakers to create wider, bigger, deeper sound.
  • Add 2 PLAY:5 speakers to a PLAYBAR and SUB for a true surround sound experience.
  • Top-panel controls The PLAY:5’s touch interface is a simple, convenient way to control your music right from the speaker. Just tap for volume up/down and swipe for next/previous track.
  • 2-Year warranty included

Comments from buyers

“The new play 5 is the best sounding smart speaker I’ve come across, Will be adding to this system!, Absolutely brilliant piece of kit, Great on its own, but go with the Play 1 if you want surround, Hahaha My God!!!, Goodbye Bose, hello Sonos!”

I don’t think you will truly appreciate this until you own it. A superb piece of kit, i’m a bit of an audio geek, so was wary of choosing this over my stack system in the dining room, the sound quality is top notch and you can play round with it, for me the app and usability is what sets it apart, i’ve connected it to my nas and spotify and so easy. The only issue i do have is that there are no short links on the actual system (like favourites) or something. You have to have phone or tablet to control it.

The new play 5 is the best sounding smart speaker i’ve come across. Do yourself a favour and get one now. This speaker beats most entry level and several mid level hi-fi systems with several boxes, wires and clutter. The quality of sound and the bass it produces is unbelievable for its size. This is a ‘super speaker’ which is also smart. The build quality is great, setup is very straightforward, the sonos app is good but not great. I’m sure there is a update on its way to make it better. It may seem a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.

Bought from a different supplier. I’ll start by saying these speakers are incredible. I listen to a lot of soundtrack music plus dance and pop, a variety really. I checked out the play 1s which are brill and do a great job, they sound very good. The play 3s offer more clarity and richness i found which i like. And the play 5s are very rich and full sounding plus offer more depth and bass which is why i decided on them. They are more expensive but they definitely deliver and are so easy to setup. I bought 2 for a stereo pair and they sound awesome. I use them with a spotify premium account but if you can afford it get deezer elite or tidal for flac lossless audio quality. So all in all, a great looking speaker, easy to setup and produces beautiful clarity, rich sounds with depth. A good investment for any music lover.

As someone who has spent a fortune on proper hi fi i’m a bit annoyed with sonos now, the depth, detail and warmth from a single play 5 gen 2 at all volumes is simply stunning. Actually i don’t know how it’s this ‘cheap’ to think you get an array of speakers, amp n network connectivity ‘all in’ as a package that is so brilliant is beyond my understanding. Because i want to listen to the new play 5s over everything else. That includes play 1s paired, old play 5, b&w’s or my beloved linn. The gitsbut don’t take my word for it.

I already have 3 play 1’s, one in the kitchen, one in the dining/hall and one in the study but the living room is a much bigger room and so i went for the play 5. The base is rich, set up could not be easier – took about 2 minutes and it is great to listen to the same music/radio station as i walk through the house. In due course i may buy a second one to run as a stereo pair in the lounge but it does not disappoint on it’s own. I also signed up to spotify premium as they had an offer on, so i am enjoying listening to different artistes but based on the genres of what i like. It plays as background music most of the day. Just don’t delay buy one today.

It is as stunning as i expected. It blows bose (at this price point anyway) clean away. The fidelity when playing quality audio (eg tidal hifi) displays nuances in the performance that you’d struggle to even notice on lesser systems. You can feel the voices, instruments and the bass envelope you in an almost organic way. Rest assured this is not an artificial plasticy sounding boombox. As it says on the sonos website ‘you’ll hear each separate instrument, voice, and sonic detail in all its glory. Six class-d amplifiers with six dedicated speaker drivers deliver crystal clear, rich, deep, stereophonic sound with zero distortion. So go ahead and crank up the volume’. The previous bose (i returned) sounded muddy and two dimensional.

I have loved and enjoyed bose systems for several years but just recently decided to give the play 5 a listen. So much more clarity and a balanced sound throughout the range whereas bose tend to concentrate on bass , sheer volume but not much treble. I compared the play 5 alongside a bose soundtouch 20. It’s like listening to someone singing with their hand an inch in front of their mouth (bose), then without. There is much more ‘spaciousness’ or air if you like between the notes. It connects to your wi fi system, updates itself if needed, then job done.

Bought for my recording studio as a. Bought for my recording studio as a reference speaker. After i saw this this picture of tom elmhirst, one of the best music mixers in the business – adele 25, goldfrapp black cherry, beck morning phase. Play5 right in the middle of the console, surrounded by very high end, very expensive studio monitors.

The new play 5 why didn’t they call it play 6?. This product deserves extra stars. It’s fantastic in every way. Where to start, well for me the single best feature is the simplicity of using sonos. New components are added in seconds, i’ve never had any issue with this, we now have 4 speakers. Then, once speakers are connected the controller is perfectly ergonomic, logical and easy to navigate. There are no complicated menu’s to navigate no self set up complications, my 5 year old get’s it working without trouble (though does insists on changing tracks every 5 seconds). Next is the beautiful sound quality. I speak as someone with less than perfect hearing which means that any distortion, lack of clarity crack and crackle is amplified to me into a horrible mess so cheaper speakers just do not cut it. I can’t talk technically about the sound quality, all i can say is all the speakers sound perfect to me.

Just received play:5 gen ii as a gift. Thought to leave a comparison to gen i, that i had since launch. Considering audio quality, sound dispersion and power, this should have called play:7 or something. Completely different from the first generation. 6 speakers / amps vs 5, sealed design vs ported design, speaker placement etc are notable differences. Bass is more pronounced, deep and tight in gen iigoogle play app can cast directly to sonos, most of the other streaming services are supported via sonos app.

Great on its own, but go with the play 1 if you want surround. I had a play 5 for a while and liked it so much i bought a playbar to go with it. Of course, i was then only one additional play 5 away from a surround sound setup for my tv so i quickly bought another. I was then disappointed to discover that having two play 5s and a playbar sounded nowhere near as good for music as a play 5 was is on its own. This was puzzling, but then i learned that when used in a surround system, the play 5s disable their subwoofers. They basically turn themselves into play 3s. Therefore i’ve decided to get rid of my play 5s and replace them with two play 1s and i’ll pick up a sub at some point in the future. Having said all that, if you’re only interested in the play 5 for music then it is absolutely phenomenal. You won’t regret buying one (or even a stereo pair) of these of you just intend to stream music and radio to it. Just don’t buy two to add to a playbar system – save yourself some cash and get two play 1s instead.

Received our unit yesterday. It is just the most amazing bit of kit, it’s like all the musicians have moved into the room. Going to get another smaller unit to complement it now. Can’t believe anyone would be disappointed with this.

Pretty good for what it is. . I thought it was impressive when i first got it but listening to it over time has revealed it’s flaws. For starters, it’s practically mono – you need to be sitting about 5 feet away perfectly placed to get any real stereo effect. That’s to be expected from a single speaker. Having since bought two play 1’s and set them up as a stereo pair, i’d rather listen to them. You really miss that stereo sound once you’re reminded of it. The other area of weakness is the bass. Whilst it’s big and thumping for a little box, it’s ‘fake bass’ – artificially enhanced sounding. If you get a tune with an electric bass sweep like lfo’s ‘lfo’ then you can hear the bass drop out in portions as that frequency range cannot be produced properly by the unit and then the bass reappears when it hits a range it can cope with.

I am usually a bose man but the fact that their app currently doesn’t integrate with apple music swung me to this and wow am i glad. Deep base, superb mid tones and crisp top end.

Was playing with this and the equivalent bose speaker. . Was playing with this and the equivalent bose speaker. I would say the bose has a few extra ‘toys’ when it comes to connectivity however once you hear the two side by side. Sonos simply smashes the bose to bits. Having been a long time bose fan i would not never buy another. Quite simply an epic speaker the fact the power block is built in is a lovely touch too. Quite simply a stunning audio device.

Let me begin by saying that i am by no means an ‘audiophile’, but i do appreciate a good sound system and having had this unit for almost a week now am very impressed with this unit. Being an owner of the previous play:5 model, i must say that there has been an improvement in every aspect. Design – i’m a big fan of the new streamlined design here, which, in my opinion, gives it a more simple and contemporary feel. The unit can now be orientated both horizontally or vertically, something that couldn’t be done with the previous gen. The buttons (volume, play & pause) are now touch sensors, and i love the little details like the ever so slight ‘blink’ of the led when touching (or swiping across) them and the subtle acknowledgment tones. Sound – ultimately, the sound is balanced and very well delivered across a conglomerate of musical genres. Slapping on something a little aggressive such as the chemical brothers’ ‘go’ and ‘black skinhead’ by kanye west (my current favourite power running songs) both sounded great with the bass deep and punchy without being too overpowering – it actually made want to go for a quick run. Playing something little more alternative / indie such as ‘on top of the world’, by imagine dragons, i found that the vocals were crisp and the mid to highs; clean and detailed – i was easily able to separate individual instruments used. As far as loudness goes, this easily fills my lounge into the kitchen.

Sonos has always been slightly out of my financial reach and despite the affordability of the play 1 it kind of felt like a compromised starting point. I knew from the reviews and in store demos that it was going to be a quality buy, i just wasn’t sure how good it was really going to sound in my living room. After setting aside enough money for a new sound system i was stuck with the choice of going for either three play 1’s, two play 3’s or even one play 5. I finally opted for the play 5 with the view that it would be the best starting point sound wise and then the convenience of ‘adding on’ at some point later. Well my word what a staring point it was, the sound exceeding all my expectations with literally jaw dropping results. I set the speaker up while having friends over in literally a minute after unboxing it (from really beautiful packaging) and after installing the app and hitting play we all sat round in awe of what we were hearing. Two weeks in and i still can’t wait to get home and try another album just to hear the new lease of life sonos has given the music that i have been listening to for years. The speaker itself is beautiful to look at and perfectly designed, from the power in plug at the back of the speaker to the touch receptive buttons at the top of the machine. Is this speaker value for money, absolutely, will i expand on the system, of course.

Flawed model in a very good range. . I have a play:5 and two play:1s. The 1s are excellent, working as a clear, bright stero pair. The sonos software is really good and it’s been a pleasure to beam internet radio and our music library all over the house. The play:5 is in the living room and suffers two significant shortcomings:1) too bassy. I probably would have preferred another pair of play:1s than the 5 in retrospect. I got it because of the line in, but2) line in is too quiet. There’s a setting to increase the gain but even with that, it’s been poor at playing sound from our tv or from a bluetooth receiver. You need to switch the volume from 1/4 to 2/3, which of course risks a nasty shock when switching back to digital streaming.

Was a bit hesitant to buy this, but sprung for it based on the sonos 100 day money back gaurantee. I fully expected to return it within that time, not being able to justify the cost. Deep bellowing bass, detailed mid (you can pick apart individual instruments in your favourite classical performances), crystal clear highs. The sound produces is virtually perfect, and the ‘smart speaker’ capability means you can control and schedule everything from your devices. The only downside i can think of is the danger these things put your bank balance in, because they’re so darn good you’ll be tempted to buy more.

Very good but not the loudest for the price. I already had a sonos connect:amp with a pair of qaccoustics speakers in my kitchen, which once i sorted out the performance of my home wifi worked reliably (well almost) and sounded very good indeed. I wanted a speaker in the adjacent conservatory that played in synch with the kitchen system. The new sonos play:5 looked to be the perfect answer, and it is. The way the system allows the grouping of two or more devices is shear brilliance. The sound of the play:5 is very good, whether at low volume or very loud. I have configured the sonos setup to connect to my nas drive that holds my itunes library. However, now that it supports apple music (beta version only currently) it gives me access to all the music i could ask for. The only reasons i have given it 4 rather than 5 stars is that my son’s b&w zepelin sounds better and goes louder with more rick bass than the play:5 for £79 less; and as with all sonos devices, it is not possible to play music on youtube or vevo through the system without using a device (e. Iphone) connected via an aux port.

I decided to order the play 5 after having a demo listen in my local store, the first thing i noticed is the incredible design, that is modern and that it wouldn’t look out of place in a modern living space. Design is only one reason why this product is a great speaker. The speaker itself is quite bulky due to the weight and size but this is to be expected due to the amount of speakers inside. These speakers deliver a clear and crisp sound that fills the room wherever you are sat in relation to the speaker, the app that accompanies the stereo which is released by sonos also adds well to the whole experience of owning this speaker, it is simple to set up to the stereo and also when using it to choose what music you want to listen to, either off the device you are using or through the radio. I would highly recommend this product.

SONOS SUB Wireless Subwoofer – Great with a pair of Play 1s

Excellent product, great value and a quick delivery too.

Quality unit excellent sound. Purchased this to complete my new audio visual system samsung 9000 4k blue ray ps4 sound bar etc – little nervous at first as i did not want a boom box or problem with the neighbours, however a few weeks on and i am very pleased with the depth that this unit brings. Over all quality of sound is excellent – naturally you can crank this up if you want and make the floor and walls vibrate, personally i find night mode on the sonos controller more than enough to bring quality sound effects to life on the films we have watched. Music on the other hand does benefit from this full on bass but can be enjoyed at lower sound levels if you prefer.

Needed to have this to take my play3s into another dimension, great sound.

  • Great with a pair of Play 1s
  • I have the playbar and surrounds which I have been happy with and couldn’t see how much better it would
  • I was quite disappointed when I first connected the sub to 2x Play
  • Amazing quality that transforms the already great sound from your Sonos system
  • This sub is brilliant and used alongside the playbar and 2 play 1’s
  • Top Sub, Sounds awesome

This sub is brilliant and used alongside the playbar and 2 play 1’s. This sub is brilliant and used alongside the playbar and 2 play 1’s its simply unreal, if anything its too good i now feel like i need to purchase a detached house so i can really crank it up.

Amazing quality that transforms the already great sound from your sonos system. Add this to your sonos setup and you’ll realise just what you’ve been missing. I have this setup with a soundbar and two play 1’s in a home theatre.

Features of SONOS SUB Wireless Subwoofer, Gloss Black

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  • Experience ultra-deep, soul-shaking boom with no cabinet buzz.
  • Display it or hide it. Sounds great even on its side.
  • Works with PLAYBAR, PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5 and CONNECT:AMP.
  • 2-Year warranty included

Great with a pair of play 1s. I have been running two pairs of play 1s in my kitchen/diner and have always enjoyed the convenience and reasonable sound of the set-up but would never accuse them of being hifi. But then, after the £50 sub discount, i decided to wedge up, and added a sub to one of my stereo pairs and all i can say is wow. Sound quality is now superb and i’m trying to work out where i could put a second sub in my kitchen. Very very good and well worth what seems like a lot of money for a sub.

This is one seriously sexy and sophisticated piece of kit. Out of the box, plug and play after 2 minutes setting up. I have it setup with a playbar and 2x play ones. This basically offsets the bass requirement from the other speakers, and what i fantastic result. And the bonus, it arrived early.

I have had several ‘party sub’ speakers, but nothing comes close to the deep base sound this makes. I just want to add more now to my other rooms to complete my home setup. Packaging and instructions are superb. Item is heavy and sturdy and can be placed anywhere for great effect.

Just amazing, i was sceptical but it’s worth the money.

Amazing bass, the dog bounced off our wooden floors while i was setting the levels up. An incredible accompaniment to the playbar.

Had this for just over a week now, which i bought alongside the play bar and 2x play 1s to replace my ageing onkyo wired surround system. The difference is sound quality is amazing. Hearing much more than i did before, both when watching tv and listening to music. Set up was a breeze using the app on my ipad. Really impressed with the quality of not just the set up and sound but also the build quality. Yes, it’s not cheap, but you really do get what you pay for. I’ve been so impressed with the sonos experience, i’ve since gone on to buy a play 5 for the kitchen/garden room and a play 3 for the bedroom, to replace the b&w a7 and a5 that i had in these rooms. Whilst the b&w speakers are excellent, i think the sound quality and the fact that you’re not limited to only airplay to one speaker definitely gives sonos the edge.

I have the playbar and surrounds which i have been happy with and couldn’t see how much better it would. I’ve owned sonos for many years now. Still have the original zp80 and amplified zp100. So have been wanting the sub for a while but it’s a lot of money. I have the playbar and surrounds which i have been happy with and couldn’t see how much better it would be. Believe me, it’s night and day. If you have a playbar, you need the sub.

I was quite disappointed when i first connected the sub to 2x play. I was quite disappointed when i first connected the sub to 2x play 1 – it added a some bass but only after i manually tuned up the basses in the equalizer – at standard setup (although after performing the ‘trueplay’ tune-in by sonos) the sub was quite subtle (even contacted sonos support – their response was to adjust the equalizer. ) – to be objective the room was rather ‘large’ (say 3. 5x7m) and possibly not best wrt acoustic (older conservatory). I moved the sub into a smaller room with a playbar – here it performs ok (it adds a lot of basses although i miss the ‘wow-factor of sound filling the room’ quoted by other reviewers – the ‘sound’ performance is in my (subjective) view comparable to other standard subwoofers i had and they were much cheaper). Sub is however excellent wrt limiting the rattle – even if placed on a wooden floor or cabinet i don’t hear any rattle (what was a problem with my old standard subwoofers).