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Once you (Finally) Set them Up - WOW!
Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2018
Small. Impossibly so. Light weight and when they say "book shelf" sized, they are not kidding.
The SONOS PLAY speakers are small but quite powerful. I use two in one room and was astonished by the stereo separation and the fantastic sound they provide. Coming from the days of the large components (speakers that could pass for end tables/ tuners/ amplifiers, etc.) it is almost impossible to believe that something this compact can deliver a better sound than the top-of-the-line stereo units did.
The lack of a star? The set-up. I read, on-line, that some found the set-up to be easy (the QUICK START GUIDE (the only one included) lists only 3 steps) but everything about the set-up was confusing. It had difficulties finding my Wi Fi, refused the 5G version of it and gave me a few confusing messages before it finally was ready for use.
Having an ALEXA ECHO SHOW, I erroneously assumed that the speakers would immediately link to it (in the ALEXA app, I did enable SONOS). No such luck. These are ALEXA + SPEAKERS all in one unit which, I suppose is OK but I cannot understand why the ALEXA ECHO SHOW found a BOSE bluetooth speaker without any problems but not these. Go figure and SONOS does not make it clear or give you any literature to understand.
But the excellent separation and sound is too wonderful not to love these speakers. Once I enabled AMAZON MUSIC and TUNE-IN RADIO, I had a world of stereo music surrounding me.
UPDATE: Did I say WOW? Well, it holds true and it seems that each time I play them, I am more amazed at the fantastic sound these small speakers provide. And the separation between the right and left speakers is nothing short of what you would expect from a much higher priced system. After the aggravation of the set-up (which could have been a lot easier if a detailed set of instructions had been included and some customer support), these speakers have won me over!