What's happening in the world of music and digital media? What are you listening to this week? #NowPlaying
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Sonos Ones or HomePod
I am deeply entrenched in the Apple ecosystem and am looking to start to move away from it (although I don't plan on eliminating their products, completely). What do folks think about my purchasing two Sonos Ones and using them as a stereo pair versus waiting for the HomePod (especially others with Apple devices)? Does the potential of Airplay 2 on Sonos devices in the future mean that it will ever be compatible with Siri? Is it a bad idea to start to fragment things too much? I wish I could get these to work with my TV or Apple TV via Airplay 2 in the future, but I guess I'll just have to save up for the soundbar and sub, which may take some time, but I'm more interested in listening to good music than I am in watching TV, anyways. What are your thoughts for someone heavily entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, but really wanting to go with Sonos? I currently do not own any Sonos products. Thank you!
What if Sonos disappeared?
There has been a bit of conjecture recently that Sonos could cease trading due to competition, and not catering for the latest and greatest audio formats. If this happened, where would that leave all their existing customers, regarding the Sonos App and the music streaming services? Just asking as I am thinking of a new system, and hope that Sonos will survive the stiff competition.
Smart Homes, Digital Assistants, and Future Proofing with Sonos - Is it Possible? (WWDC 2017 Ponderings)
After seeing the new Siri Home Speaker launch today, one of my chief concerns with my Sonos setup is about future proofing. My curiosity started with my other research in the Sonos forums; I found interesting discussions on the whole DTS/ Dolby 5.1 compatibility as far as the streaming pass through (like Netflix shows with surround sound), as well as physical media (like Blu-Rays, which I rarely use). This got me thinking about whether Sonos would consider patches or firmware updates that allow future compatibility. [u]Soon after, I started thinking about my "smart home" setup. [/u] As of today, I have the following devices: [list][i]Master bedroom - [/i] [*]Amazon Echo Dot (which will soon be releasing the Sonos voice-control update), [*]40" Flat Screen with Chromecast attached [*]Sonos Play 5 [*]Sonos CONNECT Amp attached to vintage Pioneer record player.[/list] Not directly related, I also have the Philips Hue Gen 3 in by bedroom, controlled by the Echo Dot. [i]Living
KEF LS50 Wireless
Interesting. The standard version of these were being rhapsodized over by the "audiophile" press a year or two ago. Now they're available as a pricier alternative to the Play:5. http://referencehometheater.com/press-release/kef-announces-release-ls50-wireless-complete-fully-active-system/ [img]62405a09-fb7a-4ab0-97a0-01c589decc6d.jpg[/img]
15 Years For Us, 15% Off For You Claim
Hi, I recently bought a Soundbar and the company I bought it off of said that it qualifies fro the "15 Years For Us, 15% Off For You" promotion I received an e-mail for. They said there is a facility on the website to claim back th 15% but I can't find it. Can you help?
HBO GO sound quality issues using Fire stick
So I have had my sonos for over a year. I am using a play 5 gen 1 that has a stereo patch cable connecting it to the tv. I am an employee with a home integration company so it’s no where near my first time using this product. About 2 weeks ago I noticed that only the HBO GO apps sound quality has changed drastically since the last time I had used it. It used to be pretty clear, crackle and pop here or there but nothing crazy. All of the sudden it is muffled and I can hardly hear the words being spoken, I’ve tried adjusting the EQ, even going though my tv speakers on my Sony it doesn’t sound quite right. So I’m sure it’s something with the way HBO go formats it’s audio. I’ve eliminated the possibility that it’s an issue with my fire stick, I see there seem to be other issues with hbo go as well thought the forum. I’m just wondering if anyone has ran into this issue before, All I know is winter is coming and I hope to be able to hear it properly!
Amazon Echo and voice recognition
Dear Sonos developers - I read in today's New York Times that Sonos is working on possible Amazon Echo voice recognition integration. As a loyal Sonos user, wanted to request that this feature not simply be pushed out as an enhancement/upgrade, but made optional in some way....perhaps a simple on/off feature. I have no interest in using this feature as I have privacy concerns.
Why is there input delay on line-in and digital inputs?
So, I know this topic has been discussed a gazillion times already. But I’m really getting upset by this. Why does there have to be a delay when using Sonos (Five or Amp for example, I’ve owned both) in standalone mode? 8/10 times my usecase for Sonos is casual listening via streaming services. But 2/10 times I want to use Sonos for live instrument playback. Such as a drum machine and other stuff I own. Or for desktop/youtube playback. I’ve spent literally hours searching for the best speaker setup for casual multiroom usage and some small birthday dancing and an input for live instruments. It exists, but I’d have to leave Sonos and go for Denon. But I would rather not. The minimum of 50-75ms delay in standalone usage for the Sonos Amp and Five is completely unnecessary. It forces me to have an extra pair of Yamaha hs7 at hand, while I’d rather get an Sonos Five instead. I know the arguments of people defending Sonos:Sonos is not made for that usecase The delay has to be there per des
Development of a rechargeable wireless speaker.
I would love to see Sonos develop a wireless rechargeable speaker that can be taken out on a deck where a plugged in version is not an option. This would be great to be able to have a flexible zone that can travel within your Wi-Fi network without being plugged in.
Excellent radio station for Jazz: The Jazz Group
Recent discovery, a rare listener supported radio station that streams excellent laid back jazz : http://www.jazzgroove.org Available on Sonos via Tune in. For the genre, as good as a similarly supported Radio Paradise. :@I have erred in the thread title and don't know how to correct the last word to Groove.
I think we need to talk, it may not be working out, your not the easy going down to earth Speaker you told me. You are very high maintenance and difficult, why after all these years?
I have 13 speakers (14 if you count the five that if you plug in will kill the whole system) inclusive of the playbar, sub & sub - along with speakers in every bathroom and bedroom in this HUGE 1,200 Sq. Foot (being sarcastic). I have had them for at least five years, some newer than others. For the love of God, if I have to unplug the speakers one more time and replug them in again they are going out the window, and I will just chalk up my financial loss as a lesson the rest of the world can learn. First, Sonos support states it's my internet. I threw out Xfinity and got Fios (my Mbps is hovering at about 890 - 980 fast right...). Of course, after I ran around the house for hours with support on the phone up ladders down ladders, under here and over unplugging and then plugging back in. Resetting the modem, disconnecting the switch, unplug anything connected to the wifi, (this is a "dedicated Sonos Net" Mesh under boost -- well I think we are working with words that Sonos defin
Recommended Music: Rock, hard Rock or Metal
Looks like a lot of other genres have been touched on but haven't seen this group yet. I'm new to Sonos...had my Play 5 for a month then it lost its WiFi ability...they are sending me a new one. Love the sound, but from these genres, what has really stood out to play on my Sonos? Thanks
Radio station does not work anymore
Hello, I check in different forums, and the sonos community is speaking about this problem referring to a legal problem with TuneIn in the UK.I checked and tried to make it work for this radio https://ascoltareradio.com/rtl-102-5/Which works perfectly in TuneIn on any other platform (Android, iPhone, Windows, MacOS) without any problem except in SONOS.1 more detail, I am not based in the UK, why should I be impacted by this?I tried different radio streaming such as Radio.net. my tuner radio and same problem.Can you please provide a fix or a work around and also to communicate officially about this problem.Thanking you in advance
Google Home, Alexa, Homepod and Sonos
I've been building my Sonos collection over the last few years, and am now interested in getting into the AI (if that's what it's called) game. My number one priority is continuing to use Sonos, but I also have Philips Hue lights and am interested in other "smart home" technologies. My problem is that I'm becoming overwhelmed with what AI to use, and which will work best with Sonos in the future. I currently have an Echo Dot and a Google Mini, and after a small sample size I find myself enjoying the Echo more. However, I am hoping to be able to use Alexa with Sonos to play Apple Music, as it is the primary service I use for listening to music. Will this ever be possible? Would it be possible with Google Home? I see that Apple is coming out with their Homepod, but I have no interest in purchasing another speaker when I already have so much invested in Sonos. Will Apple be releasing a mini version of the Homepod? At the same time, my family all uses iOS devices, so it seems
PianoDIsc with Sonos
I am trying to connect my PianoDisc player to my Sonos system. I believe I have all of the correct cables connected in the correct manner, but when I try to play through Sonos, my Sonos speakers play the accompaniment music softly along with a loud whining sound (which the PianoDisc tech support individual says is the midi info trying to get to the piano), but the piano part does not play at all. Do you have any recommendations? I am using RCA cables from Audio Out on the PianoDisc player to the Audio In on the Sonos Connect, and then RCA cables from Audio Out on the Sonos Connect to the PianoDisc speakers located underneath the piano. Could the problem be that the Sonos connect needs to be a Sonos Connect:AMP?
As a long time Sonos user I have been following their development closely, especially in the last few years with the strong shift towards on-line services. The more I think about it the less sense this seems to make (it did make sense for a while). Isn't this a self-defeating strategy? I use on-line streaming services too but I am not likely to pay for more than one of those. So if I subscribe to one only why should I use the Sonos app to make use of it? Why not use the proprietary app (if there is one)? Of course there are some good reasons still because the Sonos equipment is pretty good, but it also shows its age and limitations and some of the reasons for using it in the past may no longer (fully) apply (Sonosnet). The number of mails on this forum in which the dismissive answer to a (new) user question asking for a specific feature is "sorry, no can do because the internal memory is limited and cannot handle that" is considerable and the answer, though true, is becoming somewhat s
Big hoopla about voice control
Hi everyone, I've been a Sonos user since 2008 and currently own: 2x Play:5 1x Play:3 1x PlayBar 1x BRIDGE I've also owned connects etc., which I retired as I didn't need them any more. My typical use for Sonos is to listen to music - what a surprise. I utilize Deezer and a few internet stations. I usually select one of the following options: - a certain artist (an album) and then whilst listening add other ones to the queue - my Deezer favorites and let Deezer do the work - use Deezer to provide random music - use a radio station and let it play Of course I use my PlayBar to watch TV, at which point I don't use the controller at all since it works flawlessly and without intervention other than the TV remote. I own an Echo dot and tried it at the beginning and don't find any use for it, noting that I don't have any home automation installed - so it is now sitting unused. The only place where I currently see use for voice control is inside the car. I use it every d
Setting up new speakers with a second network
I am trying to set up new speakers at my second home using the same app I use for my main home. Can someone provide me with assistance? I am teying to connect a beam and two 2 play 1. I want to use it as a center and two fronts. When i turn on my app, it recognizes the wifi at my second home. I tried to add these speakers to this by clicking on more options. On there, it gives me an option to add another sonos system. After clicking here, it gives me an option to sign in or create an account. I chose to sign in and followed the prompts. When it comes to the part where I need to push the button on the back, this initially flashes red or orange then eventually solid red or orange. Not sure what to do from here. Thank you.
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