Life with Sonos
Life with Sonos. How do you get the most out of your Sonos system? Got any Sonos tips to share?
According to the verge, they claim Sonos is working on a set of new speakers and they look like they are designed to play audio in multiple directions including up for atmos.The Optimo 2 looks like the flagship, a replacement for a Sonos Five, it's big and has drivers for audio in all directions. Then there is a smaller speaker, the Optimo 1 and Optimo 1 SL, these could be designed as smaller home theatre and portable music speakers but with height channels. The new speakers appears have way more RAM and memory than previous models, perhaps indicating Sonos big plans for its new products https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/24/23319989/sonos-optimo-speaker-features-design
I need to control various Sonos sites from my IOS device. Works fine until I leave site; using VPN to remote into the site via cellular doesn’t work. IOS app binds only to Wi-Fi adapter on IOS and doesn’t recognise that I’m routing via the network that Sonos is on. Anyone found a solution?
I have a Sonos Arc standalone with no other speakers or subs. I am almost tearing my hair out trying to solve the below conundrum for hours now.My PS5 is connected to the HDMI 3 port on my LG CX. My Sonos Arc is connected to the LG CX through HDMI 2 (eArc port).On my TV sound settings, I have enabled eArc. Digital sound-out is "pass-through". In HDMI Input Audio format, both HDMI 2 and HDMI 3 are set to PCM.On my PS5, I have set "AV Amplifier----> 5.1 channel----> SOund output: Linear PCM".Despite the above setting, the Sonos app is telling me its outputting Multichannel PCM 7.1 indicating I am missing 2 full channels of sound.How do I fix this? I don't want to change the PS5 output to Dolby and HDMI 3 Input in TV settings to Bitstream as I have heard PCM is better than Dolby for gaming.Can someone please help with this? What settings should I change to output 5.1 on my sound bar?
I have several Sonos speakers. I want to reduce the volume of just one speaker. How can is this best done?What I do at the moment on my Andorid app is this:(1) First tap the volume dot for the whole system. This shows the volume settings for each speaker. I often play at a low volume, such as setting number “9” which means there isn’t enough space on the slider to tap to the left of the volume indicator dot.(2) Next I tap to the right of the dot (which increases the volume) and then use the smartphone’s volume control buttons to lower that particular slider’s setting to.That’s a very clumsy way of doing it. Is there a simpler and better way?
Hi All. Since the Apple Music outage a few days ago I just get the message “Unable to browse music” when trying yo use Apple Music. I have removed and reloaded the account, reauthorised it etc to no avail. I have a family account and I did notice that my partners library was working fine which seemed odd. Its becoming a pain now as not all of my set u is Airpaty compatible so fiddling about to link things isn't very user friendly ! I see this seems to have happened over the years but wondered if anyone had a resolution to this ?
Hi, I wired my new build for ceiling speakers. I’ve got 2 sonance in prime position for Atmos surround. The problem is that I don’t know which wire goes to which speaker when plugging them into the Amp. Is there a way to test it? It seems that 1 of them is unresponsive and can’t tell if it’s a wiring issue or Amp issue,
I have a Connect Gen 2 manufactured in 2018. Is the sample rate for the analog to digital conversion on the line in 44.1khz? or 48khz? Is it the same for the Sonos Port?For example if I plugged in a DVD player and the audio output was 16bit 48Khz, would the Connect down sample to 44.1khz?
Sonos Feature Requests + Product Ideas Summary:Products with HDMI input Sonos Three Bathroom speaker Sonos headphones Mini Sonos Sub Centre channel Installer app ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (1)If you own a Sonos TV component such as the Beam, Arc or Amp you’ll be familiar with the following screensaver or similar: ARC backdropThese components have the capabilities to output video (usually to show that they're connected). Sonos should release an update that allows users to display ‘Currently Playing’ music like the image below: Depending on the products processor and video output chip, at a later date Sonos could introduce Google Cast and Apple Airplay (Video) capabilities. (2) Sonos Three (at £299): successor to the Play:3. Just do it, we need it. Better sound than a One but not as expensive or big as a Five!(3) Bathroom speaker: A waterproof, active, dual tweeter speaker (with small Sonos amp b
Hi all. I ran a S2 Sonosnet-based system in our home for some years with a Boost connected to ethernet on the middle floor of the house. All devices played smoothly and the matrix looked good.A pair of Moves was then purchased for garden use. They set up fine as a Stereo Pair and connected etc... indeed, all seemed well.However once out in the garden the Move unit which was furthest from the house experienced drop outs, freezes and general buggyness. I tried various things with wi-fi boosters and changing the wireless channel etc but to no avail.Finally I reset the entire system and started again, this time omitting the Boost and running the whole thing as a wi-fi setup. Success! - all configured fine and now the stereo pair of Moves in the garden run without issue and I can take them further from the house than before.So my question is this: because the Move relies on wi-fi and not Sonosnest, is it better to use a pure wifi setup for reliable Move performance, rather than one where th
Have a wedding coming up.Have an existing Move.Needed a small system to play via Bluetooth .was told via support that I could use both the Roam as well as the Move together, but not as a Stereo pair to play the same music (Spotify Playlist) through both the Roam and the Move.No wifi will be available on site, will need to be fully blue tooth.TestingController S2 is installed.Configured a “Group” to include the Roam and the Move with Wi-Fi active.Sound Playing in Roam and Move.Knocked down controller to test full blue tooth functionalitybluetooth is activeBoth speakers are connected.Any attempt to share music between the two or to move off WiFi to full Bluetooth connectivity seem to result in either loss of both speakers or the Move.What am I missing?Should I buy another Roam, will that be easier? (I was told this configuration would work without Wi-Fi,)Any third party applications that facilitate easier configuration?
I have a Beam 2 which is connected to a Samsung QLED TV. I also have two B&O Beolab 6000 speakers which, using a dongle, I can connect via Bluetooth to the TV. The overall sound is actually better using the Beam but I’d like to connect them via Bluetooth to the Beam and use them as surround speakers. Does anyone know if that’s possible or can I only do that using Sonos speakers?
Hi All,I am sure many ARC+Sub Home Theatre owners are following the 14.12 and 14.14 updates issue (sub power drop off with Trueplay) with great anticipation of a fix - and this could be some time yet. Not only are we waiting for the sub presence to return to its punchy self, but we also know Sonos are evolving the overall sound signature.As a result, this has made me think about getting the best out of sound when not using Trueplay. i.e. configuring the system manually (natively).It would be great to hear from people who don't use Trueplay and what speaker positioning tips and tools (including white noise sound testing) they use to calibrate their system. In essence, has anyone dumped Trueplay and found happiness with it turned off? If so, what did they do to get that sound?Thanks,Brad
Hi everyone I have a Sonos Roam device since April and I feel that it’s not giving me its best performance since the two last months, the audio drops out or cuts off using Airplay and Bluetooth, it gets unresponsive with Alexa and a really bad behavior using Airplay. After about 3 months the Airplay issue with my Sonos Roam reappeared, the audio is frequently cutting off or pausing with not reason, very frustrating! I’ve got a replacement and this is the second unit that I have, awful! doing so many factory resets, rebooting my router several times, and reinstalling the controller on my iPhone didn’t fix my issue, still the error persists, and Alexa sometimes gets unresponsive if I ask for music or some other commands, answering with any error, the audio cuts off or simply stops working, sometimes rebooting my speaker works, but sometimes not. My Wifi signal is pretty good, so, I suspect my unit has a firmware issue, with all other devices I don’t have Wifi issues, so I think it has
My Arc has no output for headphones. 😥Is there a device available to passthrough the eARC from my LG TV to the Arc that provides audio extraction to a headphone jack or optical or even RCA stereo? The TV CEC/Simplink is preventing the use of the optical TV output for headphones.
Hi,I recently bought a second Sonos roam which I love. However I’m concerned about security & privacy. I was listening to music using my iPhone which was connected to my Sonos roam via Bluetooth. Frustratingly my neighbour was able gain unauthorised access and mess around with the volume and the play / pause button remotely without my permission. He does not have access to my Wi-Fi and we are not acquaintances. How has he gained access to control my Sonos speaker? Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening again? Many thanks in advance
It’s pretty disappointing that Sonos has put out another update, yet the problem with the sub is still there. I have done everything I can, including removing the sub out of my network, re-installing, changing settings, turning off trueplay etc. still the Sub is mediocre now at best. We spent quite a bit of money for this type of return on our investment? SONOS, you’re really letting us down. I do read some reviews where some people don't have an issue, But I suspect this may be what Peter Pee was referring to. as its affecting some but not others. We are getting to the point where, if things don't get fixed in a hurry, we will ditch Sonos all together and go back to a tried and true dedicated system. My wife and I enjoy our cinema time at home, especially since the whole pandemic thing took place, we watch a lot of movies at home. We downsized our home in 2019 and decided to downsize our HT system as well (came from Marantz, SVS 7.2 Home theater system). We had towers, center channel
Brand new Sonos move and a base charger not charging. I have another move so I tried and it charges using my old base. The new base will not charge either of my Sonos MOVE SPEAKERS. Seems like a faulty base. I’ve checked it and it doesn’t have any debris or anything on the points. Any ideas?
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