Life with Sonos
Life with Sonos. How do you get the most out of your Sonos system? Got any Sonos tips to share?
My existing setup is a Sonos Amp, a Sonos Sub and a pair of conventional ceiling speakers wired to produce stereo audio (obviously). I then bought a Sonos One SL to add to the same room to “widen” the audio image.However, when adding it to the system it did not offer me the option of adding it to the existing room. So, I just created a new variation of the room name.But now when I play audio I get 2 volume controls on the app (one for what was the original setup) and one for the new speaker. This means I have to adjust one of those volume sliders each time I begin playing from my music library. How can I set them up to be in the same room with just one volume control and, I assume some balance slider that I can set once and then leave?Thanks in advance.
I have the Sonos move and I also compared it to the Bose portable smart speaker. The Bose app allows you to control the audio EQ while using the app and easily switch between wifi or bluetooth and turn off the speaker using the remote. Another frustration with the Sonos app is that I can’t even see what percentage of battery is left when I’m on bluetooth. I know this is a wifi first speaker but since they added bluetooth, they should update the app functionality. Does anyone know how to see the percentage of battery life on a Sonos Move when using bluetooth mode? Are there any 3rd party apps that provide the ability to control the power, switch between wifi and bluetooth, control EQ and show battery usage on while on bluetooth? Thanks
I have line in set to autoplay from the headphone out of my tv . The sound is fine when I switch on the tv but if I switch to a smart app say amazon,plex etc the sonos goes to silent You then have to go in the app and hit stop then play again to resume audio despite the fact the audio source remains line in all the time.
Looking at all your Sonos Radio stations and you have a category of Christian, but unlike every other music service out there you don’t play popular Christian or Worship Music. You have a channel called Grace with a sub-name of Crossover Praise which is just pop music that might have a positive message. I wish you would add a modern praise station that is consistently pure Christian music. Examples are SiriusXM the Message or Pandoras Today’s Christian Hits Radio or Spotify Best of Live Worship. Its almost insulting to think someone thinks the music played is what poeple are looking for under Christian Music.
So the update today has given me cause to renew my absolutely awful relationship with TruePlay. I’ve had Sonos gear for a couple of years. Every time I have tried to use TruePlay has been an absolute nightmare. 9/10 tunings sound utterly awful, like truly terrible, thin, sibilant, metalic.I have to go through all sorts of contortions, scanning parts of the room and not others, different devices until finally I get something passable. And even then I ALWAYS have treble set to -10 and would go lower if I could.These are expensive speakers. TruePlay almost ruins them. I am not alone in this. A bit of googling uncovers others with the same issue. I just can’t understand how Sonos can accept such an erratic EQ as the only EQ option apart from a simple bass/treble.It could be remedied quite easily. Either a better EQ (6 bands would be enough) and let us choose manual EQ instead of TruePlay. Or at least give us some trueplay options, that is, let us choose say TruePlay warm, Trueplay crisp, T
Of course I have an Android so can't use true play but I have a sonos roam which does have true play. Is it possible to true play my Theatre Room which consists of an Arc, 2 play 5's and a sub with my Roam? If not then wouldn't this be an excellent way to true play your equipment? You figure this would be the next best option for sonos just means more money in their pockets.
Hi there, I've had my Beam for 6 months or so, love it, but when searching for music to play thru the app that I have in folders on my phone it doesn't have a search function for actual folders. I find there's no real organisation when my files show up also, it's not alphabetical or date order and I can never find stuff I want to play. The app just seems to randomly list my music, is Sonos going to add this feature or can I do something to make searching for music easier?Cheers
A music video, whether on YouTube or another video medium, sounds better with energy and punch than if I listen to it on Spotify.does sonos apply different equalization for video and another one for music streaming?I enjoy more when I listen to the songs from a video because they are heard with more energy and more punch and it is unfortunate how the music is heard from the bar if I use music that I have on my cell phone or from Spotify, my Sonos Five sounds better the music from Spotify that my Sono arc.Can Sonos improve this on the Sonos arc?
Hi there,I used to have 5.1.2 setup with Sonos arc and two play 1’s, but since I moved recently, the play 1’s aren’t really an option anymore. So I was wondering a few things.1. Is it possible to use Sonos Arc + Sub alongside a Sonos Amp + two in-ceiling speakers, and use the in-ceiling speakers as left/right behind the couch in my home theatre setup?2. Is it possible to have the same amp connected to another pair of in-ceiling or wall speakers for instance in the living room, and while running a movie on the home theatre sound setup, to be playing music on these? Or would I need another amp for that?I hope you can clarify for me :-)All the best.// Mikkel
I have been using my Sonos products with S1 Controller as I have a Play 5 that isn’t compatible with S2 app so I cannot migrate. The Play 5 is a perfectly good speaker, working fine, and I don’t see why I should pay to replace something that is working fine. All good for months and months.Today I try to start the S1 app and I get the attached, which I cannot dismiss other than close. I can no longer play any Sonos device. What have you done Sonos to the S1 controller app, and how can I resume using my system as it was yesterday.
Hi,I’ve read a number of posts here and pages on the Sonos site but I would love help confirming I’m understanding all of this. I currently have two Play 1 speakers. If I buy a turntable with a phono preamp built in, and a Sonos Port, I should be able to use those to play vinyl through my current Play 1 speakers, correct? Do I need any other hardware, besides cabling, to make that work?
Hi all, I recently got an Arc and paired it with a pair of Ones in my living room. I can get 5.1 when using Netflix or Apple TV+ from my Amazon fire stick. However when I connect an external hard drive to play downloaded movies I can only get PCM stereo. My TV is a 65 inch Xiaomi 4X. Is there anyway to get 5.1 when playing movies off an external hard drive?it’s the same story with my PS5 - can’t seem to get 5.1 no matter what I try. I guess it’s possible it’s my tv and maybe I’ll invest in a Fury Arcana.
I have in my collection a FIVE & One speaker. I decided it would be nice to upgrade my aging sound bar for a Sonos beam with the view for surround sound. Well i am right in thinking because since have the Beam the other 2 speakers will not connect because they are the not the same model. A little disappointed to say the least that i was unaware of this prior to purchase. My understanding was that all Sonos product's were compatible.
Hi I am newbie to sonos family. I have a lg oled tv. And i have recently purchase -sonos arc for lcrsonos subsonos amp with two klipsch ceiling speakers 1. Can i setup my ceiling speakers as surround to be used with TV? how to do this? Will there be a lag in surround speakers if it is connected to arc wirelessly? if i play music in my living room, will arc and sub and speakers play together and work perfectly? Or by setting them as surround i cant enjoy the music? someone mentioned to me sonos sub isnt compatible with ceiling speakers even if connected via sonos amp. Whats the practical implication of this if this is correct? If i am okay always playing arc and sub and amp together, am i really losing out on something?thanks a lot
I have a TV that has only a digital output for audio (other than the speakers on the TV). I’d like to use a Bluetooth adapter in that digital output to connect to my Sonos Move speaker. I’ve read that connecting Sonos to a TV via Bluetooth is not possible, but wondering if anyone has suggestions.
I have a whole home Sonos system including two mobile players: One Move and one Roam. I use Sonos’s own charging bases to charge both of them. The Move seems to recharge relatively quickly but the Roam seems to take FOREVER to recharge while it’s on its base. Case in point: Today I put the Roam on its charging base when it was reporting a battery level of 23%. Two and a half hours later it is reporting 70% battery level. Is this working as intended? (The charger is plugged directly into a mains outlet using the Sonos supplied adapter).
Hi, I have a Sonos Arc which has been situated above an ethanol fireplace (i.e. not as much heat as regular or gas fire) and I’m curious to know please:1 - heat tolerance of Sonos Arc? Are there any guidelines? 2 - from the picture, does this seem like an appropriate distance?3 - are there any solutions you can suggest if necessary? Thanks
In addition to risks for humans, electronics in general may have some issues, particularly battery operated equipment. While the equipment might not instantly destruct, extended operation at elevated temperatures will impact long term reliability.At some point batteries will become a fire risk. Some Li-ion batteries will shut down charging above 45°C. Certainly, keep your battery operated items out of direct sunlight.Below are some SONOS specific specifications:Maximum operating temperature:ROAM: 95°F 35°CMOVE: 113°F 45°COther products: 104°F 40°CI’ll note that interpreting these specifications is slightly vague in one respect:Are the portables “operating” if they are simply sitting on their charger or in standby?While I don’t think that many users would “operate” for extended periods at these maximums, the portables could be thrown in a backpack and carried for a while.
Hello everyone,I have an Arc, two SL and a Sub. I can play Atmos without problems, or at least in the Sonos App it says so. The problem is that I can't appreciate the sound or Atmos effect.I have Arc placed in front of the TV and there is nothing above it. The volume of the height speakers is at maximum. I play movies with the AppleTV App and the Sonos App shows that it is playing Dolby Atmos. But nothing, I don't appreciate gunshots, rain, or helicopters above my head :)What am I doing wrong? Is Atmos with Arc really appreciated?I would appreciate any suggestion.Greetings. Apologies for the English used in this post ;) I have used Google Translate.
Hi all and happy Saturday! We just bought a Fire Cube so that we could upgrade our Fire Stick with an ethernet connection (a lot of latency and issues streaming). We had a Fire Stick and just set up the Cube, porting over settings from Fire Stick and using same HDMI port. When trying to connect our Sonos Beam, it sees it but we can’t get the sound to work. We have an older TV (Sharp Aquos from, like, the stone ages … 2011-ish). Any ideas? We’ve tried all the suggestions on the Sonos, Amazon and Reddit but haven’t seemed to find the solution. Thank you!
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