Question

Is 3.1> 5.0?

  • 10 June 2017
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I have 4 play1s and a PLAYBAR. Play1 in the kitchen. Play1 in the entryway. Pair of play1s in the bedroom and a PLAYBAR in the great room connected to the tv.

I have been wanting a play5 since I heard the sound. Amazing.

I was thinking to put a play5 in the bedroom and move the stereo set of play1s to the great room to do a 5.0 surround set up. Will I be satisfied with the 5? It's not a huge bedroom but it isn't small. Will I miss the stereo separation?

Now I see the sub is on sale. It had me thinking I could add a sub to the PLAYBAR and keep the 1s in the bedroom. I can't afford both at the moment. I have been very happy with just the PLAYBAR in the great room. I was never interested in the sub but I keep reading on this sub (lol) how amazing it is.

Is the PLAYBAR/sub better than the PLAYBAR/1s (3.1>5.0)?
Is the Play5 better than a stereo pair of play 1s?

PLAYBAR is attached to the tv but my priority is music. $100 off the sub and found a open box play5 for almost $100 off; both at Best Buy.

Get a play 5 for the bedroom, bring the play 1s into the great room and wait on the sub?
Get a sub for the great room for 3.1, leave the stereo 1s in the bedroom and wait on the 5?
Thoughts?

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See my edited addition as well:-)
Thank you for your replies
I agree; it will also let the bar do a better job when it plays just music. Also try it with the 1 pair in the bedroom and see where it adds the most value to you before deciding where to permanently leave it.
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Hi Dangerboy79

Welcome to the Sonos community

Go for the Sub it is amazing.

Just my opinion.