Sonos Play:3 wi-fi & bluetooth speaker system

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Summary: A Sonos compatible Wi-Fi wireless home speaker system.
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About - Sonos Play:3
A Wi-Fi-based wireless home speaker system that uses a proprietary Sonos mesh network.
Features & Specs - Sonos Play:3
info Wireless type WiFi
info Wi-Fi content sharing technology Sonos
info Optional multi-room sharing Yes
info Audio format Stereo/Mono
info Remote Optional
info Power source AC
info Stereo analog audio input Optional
info iPod Docking No
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Great sound and great flexibility
Easily Expanded
Great sound
Priced right
Simple to set up
Best Uses
Streaming Music
Whole Home Stereo
We love this product. We started out with two Play 3's. We've since added two Play 5's, two Sonos Playbars, the Sonos subwoofer, a Sonos Connect, and three more Play 3's. We live in a two-story house with a basement and we were initially concerned that our router would be on the 2nd floor of the house and that we would have a good portion of our system in the basement. No concerns at all. It connects 99% of the time and stays connected. The mesh system utilized by Sonos is much more reliable that any bluetooth system, and we thoroughly explored that possibility. I highly recommend connecting two Play 3's as the stereo output does sound better than just one Play 3. If price is a concern for you, you're probably better off getting two Play 1's than a single Play 3, but you'll probably eventually want to expand the system, so the single Play 3 might be the better way to go for the short term. In our basement, we hooked up two of the Play 3's to a Playbar and the subwoofer. The sound is pretty awesome, however, even though Sonos advertises this set-up as a 5.1 Dolby Digital configuration, realize that 99% of the TV's being sold today down convert the 5.1 signal from your dvd player down to 2 channels. Sonos then upconverts it to a great sound, but it is most definitely not dolby digital, and you will hear the difference. This is the one slight negative if you're thinking of this setup as an eventually 5.1 solution. The Sonos software is great and easy to configure by yourself. I did it in less than 15 minutes. The only other thing to remember is that even though this is a wireless system, you still need to plug the speaker into a wall outlet or hardwire it, so you will need a power source. We can't say enough good things about this system and the Play 3's are a great compromise between price and sound quality.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Not a Good Choice for City People
Best Uses
Very frustrating product. Drops constantly due to interference with other signals. Controllers need constant resetting. Signals can't can't be found. Not good if you live in a metro area like NYC. Constant issues- if you buy this product expect this. Customer service reps are good but the problem is out of there hands. I would suggest looking at good wireless speakers you can play from your computer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Easy set-up and super simple streaming
apple friendly
Aux In For Outside Audio
Internet Radio Stations
Streams Library
Synchronizes Zones
Infrequent Update Glitch
Best Uses
Whole House System
Wireless Bridge
This was my 10th or so Sonos item. I also own two play 1's and multiple powered zone players like the connect amp or the Zp120 etc before that as well as bridges and un-amped units like the ZP80. I started with Sonos I believe back in 2006. It's an awesome system and easy to use, set-up and maintain. They've got a forum to answer questions or get ideas. I love the ability to easily add Pandora or other services, control the volume, channel, zone, etc. from my iOS device (iPhone or iPad or desktop/laptop or sonos controller). I'm currently hoarding American Express points with my eye on the sub and speaker bar. I love the fact that you can easily add a subwoofer to the outlet on the back of the unit for extra bass. This is by far one of the best toys I have ever purchased. If you're a music lover you need to get a Sonos.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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