Sonos Play:3 (black) comparison

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Sonos Play:3 (black)

Sonos Play:3 (black)
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Sonos Play:1 (black)

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Sonos Play:5 (white)

Sonos Play:5 (white)
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Price $281 to $299 at 6 stores $184 to $199 at 6 stores $370 to $399 at 5 stores $349 to $499 at 5 stores $397 to $399 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 7 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 16 reviews 4.5 stars out of 3 reviews 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews
Release date July 20, 2011 October 10, 2013 November 03, 2009 July 29, 2008 November 03, 2009
The Bottom Line While it doesn't sound quite as good as the larger Play:5, the Sonos Play:3 delivers a superior streaming-audio experience that you can control from any iOS device or Android smartphone. The Sonos Play:1 finally brings the company's wireless audio magic to the masses, in a fantastically designed compact speaker that's just $199. The Sonos Play:5 shrinks the Sonos streaming music experience down to a compact single-speaker system with great sound, which you can control from any iOS device or Android smartphone. The Sonos Connect brings effortless wireless media streaming to existing hi-fi owners, but it's not the first Sonos system we'd recommend. The Sonos Play:5 shrinks the Sonos streaming music experience down to a compact single-speaker system with great sound, which you can control from any iOS device or Android smartphone.

Basic specs

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Internet Streaming Services Amazon Cloud Player
JB Hi-Fi NOW
iHeartRadio
MOG
JUKE
Songl
Rdio
Stitcher SmartRadio
Songza
WiMP
Aupeo!
Wolfgang's Vault
Rhapsody
Slacker Personal Radio
Spotify
Last.fm
SiriusXM internet radio
Deezer
TuneIn
Pandora
7Digital
Amazon Cloud Player
AUPEO!
DAR.fm
Hearts of Space
iHeartRadio
Last.fm
MOG
Murfie
Pandora
Rdio
Rhapsody
SiriusXM Internet Radio
Slacker Radio
Songza
Spotify
Stitcher
Wolfgang's Vault
Rhapsody
Last.fm
Napster
Deezer
Pandora
Sirius internet radio
Info unavailable Rhapsody
Last.fm
Napster
Deezer
Pandora
Sirius internet radio
Audio standards Info unavailable MP3
WMA
AAC
Ogg Vorbis
Audible
Apple Lossless
FLAC
WAV
AIFF
WMA
WAV
FLAC
Ogg Vorbis
Apple Lossless
AIFF
Audible
AAC
MP3
WMA
WAV
FLAC
Ogg Vorbis
Apple Lossless
AIFF
Audible
AAC
MP3
WMA
WAV
FLAC
Ogg Vorbis
Apple Lossless
AIFF
Audible
AAC
MP3
Network Player Info unavailable MP3
WMA
AAC
Ogg Vorbis
Audible
Apple Lossless
FLAC
WAV
AIFF
Network audio player - WMA
WAV
FLAC
Ogg Vorbis
Apple Lossless
AIFF
Audible
AAC
MP3
Network audio player - WMA
WAV
FLAC
Ogg Vorbis
Apple Lossless
AIFF
Audible
AAC
MP3
Network audio player - WMA
WAV
FLAC
Ogg Vorbis
Apple Lossless
AIFF
Audible
AAC
MP3
Power AC 120/230 V
Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
AC 120/230 V
AC 120/230 V
Connections type Network
Info unavailable Audio line-in
Headphones
Network
Audio line-in
Audio line-out
Network
SPDIF output
Audio line-in
Headphones
Ethernet
Product Type Network audio player
Wireless streaming music speaker
Network audio player
Network audio player
Network audio player
Dimensions (WxDxH) 10.6 in x 6.3 in x 5.2 in
4.75 in x 4.75 in x 6.76 nm
14.4 in x 4.8 in x 8.5 in
5.4 in x 5.5 in x 2.9 in
14.4 in x 4.8 in x 8.5 in
Headphones - Stereo
Info unavailable Info unavailable - Stereo
- Stereo
Connectivity Protocols Info unavailable Ethernet
Wireless ready, Sonos Bridge (616BR100, sold separately)
Ethernet
Ethernet
Ethernet
Speaker(s) Speaker - Built-in
Info unavailable 2 - Built-in
1 x Subwoofer - Built-in
Info unavailable 2 - Built-in
1 x Subwoofer - Built-in
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Info unavailable Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Playback capabilities Info unavailable Digital audio broadcasting
Digital audio playback
Internet radio playback
Digital audio playback
Internet radio playback
Digital audio playback
Internet radio playback
Digital audio playback
Internet radio playback
Product type Network audio player
Wireless streaming music speaker
Network audio player
Network audio player
Network audio player
Product Description Sonos PLAY:3 - Network audio player
Wireless streaming music speaker
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