Life with Sonos
Life with Sonos. How do you get the most out of your Sonos system? Got any Sonos tips to share?
Overnight all my Sonos Speakers ( 2xPlay1, 1x Play3, Playbase) except one dropped off. The exception was my Move which was switched off. When I turned that on this morning it connected to the app. I have been through all the trouble shooting steps. The final comment was " try again later"! Any thoughts or advice anyone?
Here's a crazy situation. So I own a Sony 900f and a 900e model TV. Those tvs have ARC ports in hdmi 3. So I bought a beam with surrounds and everything worked great. All of a sudden when I went to watch TV after having audio the day before, there is absolutely no audio coming through that. So I changed the motherboard on that TV and boom everything works absolutely fine. Upgraded to the ARC and after a month or so same issue happened with the HDMI 3 ARC port on that new board I put in. So go to switch out that board on the TV again with my protection plan from Best Buy where I worked as an Advanced Home Theater installer. That 900f ended up being dead in the water after replacing the board again, fine I got my money back on that TV. So I go to use my slightly older 900e series Sony, and it happened again tonight where there is no audio.I have done every form of functionality testing you can think of. Tested out an old sound bar of mine, that didn't get audio either, reset the app and
Hi i’ve been having a problem with my set up for some time now. I have Sky Q which i watch on a samsung tv. My sonos bean is connected by arc hdmi, and there are 2 play 1’s connected vis the wifi as surround sound. Often, but not always, when I turn on the TV the sound does not work. Sometimes it will play sound for around 1 second, then go off. Other times, just no sound. To get it to work I have to turn the TV off and back on, usually a few times - sometimes 8 or more times! Quite frustrating. Can anyone help with this issue?? Ive read a few similar ish posts and have restarted my equipement, checked TV is on autoplay, and am all up to date. I have also just swapped the HDMI lead in case that was a problem. Time will tell. Thanks!
I listened to Audible books for many years on my Sonos system. That was Audible.com. I now use Audible.co.uk. I find and begin the books easily. My problem is that the system doesn’t save my place. At first, I noticed it would go back to an earlier chapter. Now, it doesn’t even do that. Every time I come back to a book I have to start from the beginning and jump from chapter to chapter until I get to where I left off. All this assumes I neatly finish listening at the end of a chapter. Otherwise, it is chaos.I spoke to Audible.co.uk help. Of course, they said it was nothing to do with their books. I needed to speak to Sonos. I told them that I had no problem listening to books from Audible.com. They were not impressed.I don’t see anyone else with this exact problem. Anyone have any idea what might be happening? I tried to reinstall Sonos. No difference. I’m using S2.
Not sure if this is something Sonos has but wondering if Sonos could gave a Modes setting sort of like with tvs but maybe it’s redundant. A way for the user to adjust sound based on different situations. For Sound only you already have night and improve voice but how about settings for stadium, party, rock, easy listening, fine listening, pop/funk/rap just as a few examples. It would adjust the profile to account for those needs. On the tv side it would work in conjunction with the tv settings for movies, sports, etc. Remember stereo receivers had something like this. Thoughts?
My old Bridge stopped working so I replaced it with a new Boost. Now my (controller) CR200 won’t seem to connect with my system. The CR200 will work if I disconnect the Boost and connect a speaker to an Ethernet cable but once I reconnect the Boost to the Ethernet cable the CR200 the controller stops working and won’t connect to the system. I can operate the Sonos system on the Sonos app bonus my iPhone but I really was hoping to keep using the CR200 controller. Any tips?
So far I like my Sonos speakers but find it odd that for something so expensive, it doesn’t support what I consider basic functionality. Since Sonos supports TuneIn, it seems to me it should be able to let me login to my TuneIn account so I can play the music I have subscribed to. I don’t want to subscribe to the Sonos radio stream. My workaround is to stream TuneIn to my Google Cast with TV which is connected to my Arc.Looking through the community archives, it seems there’s a lot of people that want this but Sonos isn’t interested.
Hi, I am looking to buy a Sonos Arc soundbar along with the sub and rear speakers for my lounge, but I would also like to buy a little speaker for the kitchen that would play whatever the soundbar is playing so I can keep listening to the movie whilst cooking (for example). Is there a way to make the kitchen speaker play whatever the soundbar is playing?
Hi,I have been using Deezer for years but want to switch. Currently I can save to a Deezer playlist using the sonos app - so it’s then possible to access the playlist later in the car etc - rather than making sonos playlists which are only good at home. This function is not possible with Apple Music so a deal breaker for me as seems a fundamental function! Does anyone know what music streaming services I can save playlists to whilst listening/using sonos app?tia
I just got Sonos arc after reading lots of reviews. I want a soundbar now without woofer and surround speakers and may add these stuff later. However very disappointed with sound quality. Almost no surround effect (Atmos etc). But that’s ok. May be my expectation was too high. Biggest issue is the bass. This thing has no bass!. My $200 bose TV speaker has much better bass (that’s all I need). I don’t see many reviews mentioning this despite some early threads. Is this normal? Is there any solution?I use Android device. So certain features are not available in app. My TV has ARC output, but don’t see it’s eARC. Does it matter for bass?Here’s an example. The short movie ‘Olaf's Frozen Adventure’ in Disney+ has deep bass at 19 minute and 27-28 seconds. It’s great with my tiny bose speaker. But almost none with ARC. All comments are appreciated.
There have been a variety of posts in the community before with people having consistent issues with Stingray Music over the years. For those who loved the music service but hated the repeated issues with it, thus eventually giving up on them (like I did), I’d highly recommend that you add the Stingray Music service back again and give them another try. I’ve been trying them for the past couple of weeks and the service has been super rock solid, better than they have ever been in the past. Seems like someone finally got serious on their end and fixed all of their backend incompatibility issues with Sonos.
My computer is my main entertainment hub, my large monitor is basically also my TV. I want to get a pair of nice bookshelf speakers and I’m looking at the KEF LS50 Meta’s. I’ve narrowed my amp choices to the Sonos AMP ($700, 125w), the NAD C700 ($1,600, 80w), or the Denon PMA-150H ($1,000, 70w). I’d prefer the AMP because not only is it the cheapest, it’s also the most powerful. I’ve done a fair bit of searching prior to posting. I know using an AMP with a computer “is not the intended purpose” but beyond that I’m curious about the delay. I understand that when GROUPED, the minimum delay is 75ms, which can cause lip sync issues. However, in my use case, I would just be using wired bookshelf speakers, UNGROUPED, with the optical out of the computer to the optical to HDMI converter into the AMP. From this thread, buzz said:When SONOS players are “Grouped” there is a 75ms latency. The latency is reduced to about 30ms for the TV connected to PLAYBAR/BEAM/ARC/RAY/PLAYBASE/AMP. My quest
I’m investigating an upgrade of my existing home theater to Sonos and would love some guidance on options.Setup:Traditional Pioneer Amp 2 front, 1 center, 2 rear and a sub all hard wired Apple TV connected into Amp Xfinity ‘box’ connected into Amp TV connected HDMI into Amp All sound for TV goes through amp 2 outside wired speakers connected through ampI would love to use all my existing stuff but happy to part with my old amp.I would love to have the ability to play something on the TV and something else on my outdoor speakers. Thoughts?
I’ve come back from holiday to find that some of my newer speakers (play bar, play3, play1, move) are no longer compatible with the Sonos s1 controller, only the s2 now works. This is frustrating as I now have speakers which don’t all work on the same controller (which was the s1!). What can I do to sort?thank you for your response in due course.
Hi All,Today I was a bit experimenting with the Qobuz app. I like using the Qobuz app more than the S2 app to be honest. But with the Qobuz app I need to use AirPlay 2. Is the streaming quality the same as using the S2 app? I can’t tell the difference to be honest 🙄Qobuz is claiming to do 24-bit 48 kHz on the Sonos system (if the source is also in that particular quality, if higher, it will get downscaled to 16-bit 44,1 kHz) Should airplay2 deliver the same quality?
Hey I’m sure this has been asked before but having spent some time searching the forums I can’t find a definitive answer.Can I play Apple Music Lossless audio through my Sonos system? My understanding is that this isn’t possible through the S2 app, but does this work via Airplay? ThanksRex
I am looking to replace my 15 year old Sonos Pay 5s n the near future and take advantage of the upgrade scheme. I have read in the rumour mills that Sonos are going to replace these with mult directional sound speakers. Is there any truth in this and if so what is the approximate time scales?
Now that Apple allows users to add widgets in the lock screen of iphone and ipads, I would would like to be able to have a Sonos Widget. One of the reasons that i have stayed with Sonos 1 and a Sonos Bridge is that I still prefer my CR200 controller and to have a dedicated remote control. I find that having to get my phone, put the password in then open the app is very fiddly and I much prefer a the remote. As a compromise if I could access the Sonos app via a widget from the lock screen would be someway towards a compromise. Ideally I would love to see Sonos with built in controls and a small display to control its own or other speakers in the system. A widget has to be the lowest cost and viable option, The widget could be access to the volume or what’s playing and then open the Sonos app.
i would like to see volume markers ie 1, 1,5, 2, 2.5 on the apps so that you can see the volume level instead of remembering the position that you like to turn your volume up and down to. I would had thought this would had been on the Sonos 1 and Sonos. 2 apps many years ago and is quite basic but very useful in my opinion.
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