The Play:1 is a great little speaker with so much potential beyond the speaker itself that we can’t recommend it enough as a starting place to embrace the Sonos system. It doesn’t sound as good as the Play:3, but this speaker is about getting the most out of your digital streaming music service without spending a fortune in doing so. You can pair the left and right for a stereo experience. It is available in black or white.
The Play:3 delivers a better sound than the Play:1, while offering the same advantages and a couple more, such as orientation choice. It is more expensive but the price jump is probably worth it for those that want the extra oomph or for those with a bigger room. You can pair the left and right for a stereo experience. It is available in black or white.
The Play:5 is for those that want the best sound offered by Sonos. If you have the cash to spend, the Play:5 is a fantastic option and a brilliant way to start a Sonos multi-room system with a big bang, or add to an existing one. You can pair the left and right for a stereo experience. It is available in black or white.
The PlayBar is a fantastic piece of kit that really delivers. While the price might seem high on the surface you are getting a speaker that replaces your AV receiver, a stack of speakers, and the ability to make it part of a bigger streaming system as well. Like the Model T Ford, it only comes in black.
The PlayBase is the second speaker in the Sonos home theatre portfolio, delivering big sound in a super-slim package. It is designed for sliding underneath your TV, rather than mounted to the wall like the PlayBar. It is both a music speaker and a TV speaker though so you get two-in-one for the price, like the PlayBar. It is available in black or white.
The main reason you would invest in the Sub with the PlayBar or PlayBase is to bring a more powerful sound to your TV, movies and music. It is available in black or white.