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Haggis    1,008

Hi Guys

Been looking at some sonos equipment for in the house

do any of you guys have any, what are they like?

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Skiver    1,958

:laugh: Sorry!

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+Fahim S.    1,086

I invested in Sonos equipment about 6 years ago (A Connect:Amp in my bedroom attached to a pair of Tannoy speakers and a Connect in my lounge attached to my Home Theatre Receiver).  It has been solid and very reliable.  As a company, I have found their customer service to be impeccable.

Are you planning to play from your network or stream?

The only annoying thing is that they don't sell a remote control, with control expected from an Android or iOS phone or tablet.

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Haggis    1,008

:laugh: Sorry!

you damn well should be :@

 

I invested in Sonos equipment about 6 years ago (A Connect:Amp in my bedroom attached to a pair of Tannoy speakers and a Connect in my lounge attached to my Home Theatre Receiver).  It has been solid and very reliable.  As a company, I have found their customer service to be impeccable.

Are you planning to play from your network or stream?

The only annoying thing is that they don't sell a remote control, with control expected from an Android or iOS phone or tablet.

more from my netowrk than anything else

So my wifes ipod dock is a little past its best, we have all the music on the network anyway so i am thinking

Pair of speakers in the living room, pair in the bedrom and pai in the kitchen

a connect in the living room with  soundbar for the TV

 

 

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+John Teacake    454

I LOVE the Sonos stuff, So much I emailed them and asked to be a Beta tester and had to sign an NDA.I really wanted one of the limited edition Sonos Blue but I couldn't get hold of one. The sound quality and its integration with Spotify is second to None. Windows App and Android App are definitively the best IMHO.

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Roger H.    776

I like Sonos equipment (a lot!) however they are definitely expensive. To pack out a few rooms you will end up spending about $3,000 (2 x Play5, 1 Play bar and sub, couple Play 1s and Play 3s).

Obviously you do not "need" to get all these speakers, just nice to have. I do like them however as I mentioned :)

I however went the "cheaper" route and got the LG Music Flow speakers. So far I have a soundbar H6 and H5 and H3 speakers. I will get another H3 and maybe an H4 for portable use (outside and around the house).

I don't think they are as good as Sonos but I think they sound pretty good.

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Skiver    1,958

you damn well should be :@

 

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Unfortunately I don't own any but I do want. Sound and easy of use is brilliant, as long as you have the app on your phone anyone can pretty much connect and play their own music from their phone etc.

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Haggis    1,008

I intend on just building the collction up so wont be buying all at once

So gonna start with a single play:1 in the kitchen :)

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+illumination    27

I have a Sonos play 5 and love it. Previously I had a Logitech squeezebox but had endless trouble with it and could never really get it to do what I wanted. Now I use the Sonos with Spotify and TuneIn if I want radio and it works like a dream. I plan to get a few more, probably some Play 1's for other parts of the house.

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Haggis    1,008

the more i lok at them the better they get

Tunein is something i have never used before but it loks good too

Am i better getting 2 * Play:1 or a single play 5

 

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Roger H.    776

if you are doing small rooms then Play:1s would probably be tter then. For something like a large play room/den you may need the Play:5.

I'm thinking I would go with 2 x Play:1s instead of a single Play:5.

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bluesman86    360

I intend on just building the collction up so wont be buying all at once

So gonna start with a single play:1 in the kitchen :)

 

the more i lok at them the better they get

Tunein is something i have never used before but it loks good too

Am i better getting 2 * Play:1 or a single play 5

 

Sonos is no pure audiophile stuff, but still really really good.

Even the Play 1 has great sound. They're surprisingly loud and solid-sounding. The Play 3 is also worth a consideration. You should go to a store and try them out and hear for yourself. The Play 5 is a loud, big speaker. A lot of people would be perfectly happy with the 3. You can also always start with one and add another, that's the beauty of it. I don't know how big your house is, but do you really need stereo in your kitchen and bedroom? I have a single speaker in my kitchen and I'm perfectly happy with it.

Two Play 1 speakers gives you stereo. A single play 5 gives you heavier/bigger sound. 

Here's how I would set it up:

Living room: soundbar + 2xPlay 5 with maybe the subwoofer

Bedroom: Play 3 or 1 (one or two)

Kitchen: Play 3 or 1 (one or two)

 

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bluesman86    360

the more i lok at them the better they get

Tunein is something i have never used before but it loks good too

Am i better getting 2 * Play:1 or a single play 5

 

For the living room you definitely want two speakers.

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Haggis    1,008

Ok so what i was thinking was

In living room

2*PLAY:1, Soundbar for the TV and the Sonos Sub

 

In bedroom

I think will start with a single PLAY:1 and then see how that goes, if its not great then maybe move the Single PLay:1 into the Kitchen and get a play3

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T3X4S    4,532

My sister and brother-in-law went with Sonos for their main TV not in the theater room.  They have a ~ 70" Samsung 4K, great TV, but wanted some surround for the TV and the ability to listen to their music from their iPhone(s).  But they wanted to go with a minimalistic approach since it was the main room of the house.
I can tell you from a surround sound aspect - either they dont have everything config'd right or that stuff is absolute garbage.  It sounds horrid.  But take that with a grain of salt because I am comparing it to my parents' theater room which cost more than most people's cars.  But when over @ my sister's house, we tried to watch a blu-ray of Man of Steel and it was garbage. :/

 

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sc302    1,725

I would think it would be in the setup. 

 

You can't compare a system that costs 10s of thousands to a system that is a few thousand or less, might as well compare a bently to a kia.

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