Sonos Play 1 £149.99 @ Sonic Direct / John Lewis
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Sonos Play 1 £149.99 @ Sonic Direct / John Lewis

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Found 30th Dec 2015
It's 149.99 at Sonic Direct and just had confirmation from John Lewis regarding price match. Cheapest I can find a play 1.
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If you are not adding to an existing Sonos system, might be worth considering the Bose 10 which can be had for around £130.
Just seen "Bundle deals" I will give it ago out of curiosity.

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Seems a good price at the moment. Often can be found cheaper via Amazon.es or Amazon.fr but not currently.

Currys currently seeking for £161 including 2 year guarantee so this might work out better for some with cash back / voucher deals, e.g. Eden Red discount scheme
theantmay

Seems a good price at the moment. Often can be found cheaper via … Seems a good price at the moment. Often can be found cheaper via Amazon.es or Amazon.fr but not currently.Currys currently seeking for £161 including 2 year guarantee so this might work out better for some with cash back / voucher deals, e.g. Eden Red discount scheme



Actually just seen another post saying it will be £149 at curry's tomorrow
Will be £149 at Currys for 5 days from tomorrow also according to another deal posted tonight
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p-e-t-e

If you are not adding to an existing Sonos system, might be worth … If you are not adding to an existing Sonos system, might be worth considering the Bose 10 which can be had for around £130.



True, if I hadn't already bought into Sonos I would definitely consider Bose.
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theantmay

Seems a good price at the moment. Often can be found cheaper via … Seems a good price at the moment. Often can be found cheaper via Amazon.es or Amazon.fr but not currently.Currys currently seeking for £161 including 2 year guarantee so this might work out better for some with cash back / voucher deals, e.g. Eden Red discount scheme



I have checked .it and it's same price as UK, haven't checked .es yet.
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theantmay

Actually just seen another post saying it will be £149 at curry's tomorrow



That's a good price, so I guess Sonic Direct deal is cheapest now but Curry's tomorrow is 99p cheaper. Guess we will all get JL to price match it anyway, don't know why they can't sell it for £148 and get some extra sales!
I'm pretty set on getting a sonos but I do like the idea of a remote control for the bose...but I think the sonos looks a lot better too!
http://www.richersounds.com/product/multi-room-components/sonos/play:1-starter-bundle/sono-play1-bundle-bl

£299 at richer sounds for 2. plus 2 years guarantee
I have one, very good however with one speaker the sound is mono. I also find the Sonos app a little rubbish and it annoys me you can't just Bluetooth or use aux to play music
p-e-t-e

If you are not adding to an existing Sonos system, might be worth … If you are not adding to an existing Sonos system, might be worth considering the Bose 10 which can be had for around £130.


does the Bose support Airplay? if so that's a massive bonus over a Sonos system.
ryanmounsey

I have one, very good however with one speaker the sound is mono. I also … I have one, very good however with one speaker the sound is mono. I also find the Sonos app a little rubbish and it annoys me you can't just Bluetooth or use aux to play music



i have never used one nor seen one being used. what do they sound like? do you have use a laptop/pc?
sorry to ask
Just dropped @ Amazon to same price!!!
luke_home87

i have never used one nor seen one being used. what do they sound like? … i have never used one nor seen one being used. what do they sound like? do you have use a laptop/pc? sorry to ask



No it's fine, sound quality and loudness is good, really good compared to some of the crap which is out at the min. You use your mobile / tablet to control the Sonos via the app. The app links to Spotify buy you can only use Spotify through the Sonos app (if that's how you stream), alternatively saved music on your device can be played and selected through the app or access to dab radio through the app.

I haven't used a pc so wouldn't be able to comment. You also have to have it connected to wifi to use.

Imo I would recommend something like this for a single room setup:

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml?srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg&istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=liqaprarp&istBid=tztx

If you want a setup which works throughout the home then the Sonos or Bose is the best option
luke_home87

i have never used one nor seen one being used. what do they sound like? … i have never used one nor seen one being used. what do they sound like? do you have use a laptop/pc? sorry to ask



I would say the sound is comparable to a full Bose system, I have these play 1's paired with a sound bar and sub and it sounds amazing.

No need for a PC, but you will need a smartphone in order to control them/play music as they don't include a remote
ryanmounsey

No it's fine, sound quality and loudness is good, really good compared to … No it's fine, sound quality and loudness is good, really good compared to some of the crap which is out at the min. You use your mobile / tablet to control the Sonos via the app. The app links to Spotify buy you can only use Spotify through the Sonos app (if that's how you stream), alternatively saved music on your device can be played and selected through the app or access to dab radio through the app.I haven't used a pc so wouldn't be able to comment. You also have to have it connected to wifi to use.Imo I would recommend something like this for a single room setup:http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/audio-and-headphones/audio/hifi-systems-and-speakers/sony-srs-x55b-wireless-speaker-black-10131819-pdt.html?srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg&istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=liqaprarp&istBid=tztxIf you want a setup which works throughout the home then the Sonos or Bose is the best option




thank you very much for taking the time to reply.
craigrathbone

I would say the sound is comparable to a full Bose system, I have these … I would say the sound is comparable to a full Bose system, I have these play 1's paired with a sound bar and sub and it sounds amazing.No need for a PC, but you will need a smartphone in order to control them/play music as they don't include a remote




thank you as well.
i have windows phone so i am guessing it wouldnt work
I remember the days when speakers where sold in pair's ...
no win phone support
mxer450

I remember the days when speakers where sold in pair's ...


these were my first speakers, 5star review from "whathifi.com"
eltax.com/en/…tml
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Driver 8

no win phone support



Is there not a Sonos app for Windows? That's pretty poor.
ryanmounsey

I have one, very good however with one speaker the sound is mono. I also … I have one, very good however with one speaker the sound is mono. I also find the Sonos app a little rubbish and it annoys me you can't just Bluetooth or use aux to play music



That's my main frustration with Sonos too. I've invested a lot in their speakers but if there was a more flexible alternative I'd probably go for it. I'm currently trying out a Libratone Zipp ( libratone.com/uk ) which has airplay and Bluetooth, plus some more connectivity options I haven't got my head a round yet. Sounds nice too.
ryanmounsey

I have one, very good however with one speaker the sound is mono. I also … I have one, very good however with one speaker the sound is mono. I also find the Sonos app a little rubbish and it annoys me you can't just Bluetooth or use aux to play music



Actually you can "use Aux" with the Play 5 and the Play Bar.

No Bluetooth but you can stream the music from you phone/tablet onto these.
Unless you burn your cds which I try to avoid as I like the sound quality from the disc you can't play them through this system unless you go in high at the Play 5 or the amp which have the connectivity.
Will John Lewis price match instore
Still love my Logitech Squeezebox Boom. Great sound, controlled from the unit, or remote, or app and does everything I need it to. Fantastic piece of kit but need to expand around the house so I'm keeping my eye on a couple of Sonos 1's.
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davver99

Will John Lewis price match instore



Yes, they will.
s7v1.scene7.com/is/…pdf
What I dislike about these is they do not have Bluetooth connectivity otherwise I would have bought a few. Seems damn silly only to allow connection over wifi in this day and age.

Could anyone recommend a good set of Bluetooth speakers?
Edited by: "BeerGoggles" 31st Dec 2015
luke_home87

thank you as well.i have windows phone so i am guessing it wouldnt work




Check out phonos in the app store. Works a treat on my windows phone.
dealhuntaa

Is there not a Sonos app for Windows? That's pretty poor.



Check out an app called phonos
Ramsay Ladders

Actually you can "use Aux" with the Play 5 and the Play Bar.No Bluetooth … Actually you can "use Aux" with the Play 5 and the Play Bar.No Bluetooth but you can stream the music from you phone/tablet onto these.


Aux also on Connect and Connect Amp
My stereo died so I replaced it with a pair of sonos play 1s. The lack of aux in is my only frustration. Would love to plug my tv and minidisc player into it. Hahaha so retro.
Connect amp is next on my list. Richersounds have it for £369, but I've found simply electronics has it for £359. Would they price match?
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It's now £149 at richer sounds
BeerGoggles

What I dislike about these is they do not have Bluetooth connectivity … What I dislike about these is they do not have Bluetooth connectivity otherwise I would have bought a few. Seems damn silly only to allow connection over wifi in this day and age.Could anyone recommend a good set of Bluetooth speakers?


Do you not loose a lot of fidelity with a Bluetooth connection though? I have a Sony docking station with Bluetooth, I get better sound quality (by quite a noticeable amount) docked compared to the same iPhone via Bluetooth.
p-e-t-e

If you are not adding to an existing Sonos system, might be worth … If you are not adding to an existing Sonos system, might be worth considering the Bose 10 which can be had for around £130.



​ Where can the Bose Soundtouch 10 be had for £130? I can't find it for under £149...
At what point do you need to buy the connect
I have 2, & love them. Heat
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John Lewis have confirmed my price match request of curry's @ £149
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