The Sonos app / controler allows to easily disable the Wifi of the Sonos players.
It seems that not a lot of multiroom systems allow this and in my opinion this is one of the advantages of the Sonos systems. Indeed, for the ones like me who want to limit electromagnetic waves (precautionary principle) or just give priority to Ethernet connection, it would be an appreciated functionality.
Some of the new Sonos players like the Sonos One integrate bluetooth capabilities.
My wish is to have the possibility to disable the bluetooth.
I know that it is supposed to be used only initially (at the first installation of the product) but some have noticed that Bluetooth waves are still emitted by the device after the set up phase.
My goal is not to start a debate regarding the impact of electromagnetic waves but to ask for this ability (something common on a lot devices especially smartphones).
Thank you for reading this,
Best answer by ratty
I hardly think that Sonos is likely to ‘seduce’ potential extra customers with such a zero-emissions feature when it bills itself as “the ultimate wireless home sound system”.
The amount of energy in WiFi is tiny. That from Bluetooth Low Energy is much lower still. I don’t disagree that it seems rather unnecessary to have the BLE remain active after setup, but in the grand scheme of things it really is insignificant.
If you’re that concerned about electromagnetic radiation I suggest you never ever step outside, especially on a sunny day. Never fly (cosmic rays) and don’t ever use a mobile phone, which emits far more EM radiation when in use than WiFi/BLE will expose you to. In fact, given the external sources over which you have no control you may wish to consider sleeping in a Faraday cage.