Sonos PLAY:1 vs. Bose Soundtouch 10

Sonos-Play 1 vs Bose Soundtouch 10

In this article, we’ll discuss the differences between the Sonos PLAY:1 vs. Bose Soundtouch 10.

To begin, the Sonos Play: 1’s sound quality is a major difference, as well as its extensive integration options and even humidity resistance.

For these reasons alone, we feel that Sonos PLAY:1 is the more superior model when compared to Bose Soundtouch 10.

The Short Version

Sonos PLAY:1 = Mono output, stereo output with another Play:1, 2 class-D digital amplifiers, 2 drivers, 1 tweeter, 1 mid-woofer, adjustable bass & treble, no audio line-in, doesn’t connect to TV, no remote, compatible with Alexa, works w/ Trueplay, set up over WiFi, humidity resistant, supports a 2.4 GHz WiFi, no Bluetooth, one ethernet port, on-device button control, one app control, no IR control, wall mount available, can extend to 5.1.

Bose Soundtouch 10 = Mono output, stereo mode with another Soundtouch 10, 1 speaker, no adjustable bass & treble, comes w/ audio line-in, connects to the TV via AUX cord, has its own remote, works w/ Alexa, & Google Assistant via the line-in port, no Trueplay, set-up over WiFi, compatible w/ 2.4 and 5Ghz WiFi, Bluetooth, no ethernet port, button on-device control, one app control, IR control, wall mount available, can’t extend to 5.1.

Which one are you getting?

Last update on 2024-02-25 at 12:48 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Sonos PLAY:1 vs. Bose Soundtouch 10 — Easy Comparison Chart

Sonos PLAY:1 Bose Soundtouch 10
Dimensions6.36 x 4.69 x 4.69’’
8.34 x 5.56 x 3.43″
Weight4.08 lbs. 2.89 lbs.
Product finishWhite w/ light metallic grille; Black w/ graphite grilleWhite/Black
Mono OutputYesYes
Stereo OutputYes, with another PLAY:1Yes, with another SoundTouch 10
Class-D Digital Amplifiers2
Adjustable Bass & Treble ControlsYesNo
Audio line-inNoYes
Connect to TVNoVia AUX Cord
Has its Own RemoteNoYes
Amazon AlexaYesYes
Google AssistantNoVia line-in port
Amazon Alexa Built-InNoNo
Set Up Over WiFiYesYes
Humidity ResistantYesNo
WiFi2.4 GHz2.4 and 5Ghz
Ethernet PortOneNo
On-Device ControlButton ControlButton Control
One App ControlYesYes
IR ControlNoYes
Wall MountAvailableAvailable
Extend to 5.1YesNo

Sonos PLAY:1 vs. Bose Soundtouch 10 — What’s Different?

Bose SoundTouch 10

Extend to 5.1 Home Theatre Sound System – With Sonos Play:1 you have the handy option of extending it to a 5:1 system for a more powerful listening experience, which, unfortunately, Bose Soundtouch 10 lacks.

Sound Quality – In terms of sound quality there are a couple of differences, for example,e Sonos comes with dual speakers backed up by two Class-D digital amplifiers that provide powerful and high-quality audio.

While Bose includes a single speaker, with no amplifiers, mid-woofers or even tweeters, lacking in terms of sound quality.

Supported Services – Sonos Play: 1 also has an advantage when it comes to streaming, as it can integrate with up to 80 different music streaming partners.

While Soundtouch 10 also offers basic support for major apps, Sonos comes with a whole lot more.

Adjustable Bass & Treble Controls – With Sonos Play:1 you also have the option to play around with the adjustable bass and treble controls to suit you, while Bose offers no such control.

Connectivity – While both smart speakers connect with your WiFi network in order to stream music, there are a couple of differences.

Play:1 will connect automatically to your WiFi network and create its own network called SonosNet.

While with Bose Soundtouch you have the option of l connecting with your home WiFi or Bluetooth.

Audio Line-In – The Bose Soundtouch 10 includes an audio line-in which allows you to easily connect your TV or even phone to the speaker in order to enjoy your favorite tracks.
While Sonos doesn’t come with this addition.

Trueplay – Trueplay is a special type of software that allows you to adjust the audio levels in order to provide the highest-quality sound possible for the room that it’s currently in.

While Sonos Play:1 integrates with Trupelay, Bose Sountouch 10, unfortunately, doesn’t.

Control Options – Bose Soundtouch 10 is also compatible with a physical remote which you can use to control your smart speaker, as well as Alexa and even Google Assistant.

While Sonos Play: 1 doesn’t come with this feature, it can still be controlled via Alexa voice commands.

Humidity Resistant – Sonos Play: 1 is also humidity resistant meaning that you can have this smart speaker in the kitchen while cooking, or out by the pool.

While Bose Soundtoich 10 needs to remain in a dry area at all times.

Last update on 2024-02-25 at 12:48 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API