Sonos Play 1 | Review

It was my birthday this week, which officially means I am 16 and I have to pay more money for things like public transport… something I am really looking forward to as you can probably tell from my sarcasm. If you like music as much as I do, you probably already own or have heard of or are thinking of buying a Sonos product. Anyway, for my birthday from my parents, I received a Sonos Play 1 speaker as my old ones were pretty knackered and I never used them, so I thought I would tell you what I thought of it since I am already pretty in love.

In my house, we already have a few Sonos systems for when we have people over or if we just want our own little dance party in the kitchen, and so I was super excited for this gift. The speakers I owned before this were quite small and involved plugging in my laptop or phone at my desk in order to play Spotify which deemed particularly inconvenient most of the time as I rarely sit at my desk.

The Sonos Play 1 is the smallest in the wireless speakers range and so it is quite compact and easy to find space for in even the tiniest of rooms. As you can probably tell from the photo, it isn’t massive – but it isn’t absolutely microscopic either- and so makes it perfect for my bedroom. However, for a bigger room, you might want one of the others in the range as they stream the music a lot farther. The black colour makes it look super sleek and modern without standing out too much. The wireless aspect makes it perfect for those of us who are too lazy to plug in laptops and phones etc. or who are on the move whilst using it and cannot keep the device plugged in, for example playing music whilst doing homework.

The speaker can be controlled on the computer and on your phone. I am able to change and play music easily from the app on my phone and on the software on my laptop. The software on the laptop is a little slow and sometimes cuts out the signal but both are extremely accessible and easy to use.

The systems can be set up onto one ‘account’ as it were and so you can switch between or group them together for different rooms in the house. The quality of the sound is incredible; it travels quite far and you can change the bass and stuff in the settings menu to customise your music to how you like it and enhance the features a little. I sync my system to my Spotify but it also can sync with other music apps and has an array of music already set in the Sonos library. Overall, I am super happy with my Sonos Play 1 and would definitely recommend them as they are super good quality and makes listening to music that much more exciting.

I hope you enjoyed this review and others I will do in the future. I can’t wait to do more of these kinds of posts as I really enjoy sharing my opinions of various things, and I hope you like to read them.



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