Sonos Play:1 speaker packs powerful punch, costs less

Sonos just rolled out its lowest-priced speaker yet, the $199 Sonos Play:1, but don’t let its tissue-box size fool you. It’s built like a truck and exudes high quality throughout. Sonos sent me a pair of these self-powered, networked speakers, and I put them to the test.

Pricing a single speaker at just under $200 sounds expensive, but this is Sonos, a company that charges a lot of money for its products, and for good reason: You get what you pay for. I’ve tested the $399 Sonos Play:5, the smaller Play:3 ($299) and its formidable “Sub” subwoofer ($699), and I’ve been impressed by all of them. How would the Play:1 measure up? Continue reading