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Hi to you all. To day I finally go to compare the denon heos 7 hs2 stereo pair with a play 5 gen 2 stereo pair. This is my experience and those are my ears ymmv. Heos has better sound dispersion over all but this super bass that is mentioned in most reviews is mostly apparent below 50% volume. Play 5 is punchier and more articulate albeit a little more mid scooped. All in all excellent speakers but Sonos takes the win for my ears. And the support and this community is just the icing on the cake. But there is a caveat, I'm currently using canton DM55 sound base as a living room stereo and only via Bluetooth. Honestly it actually sounds better to me than the Sonos and the heos. And another thing, I also demoed the Naim mu-so. For the money, a pair of play 5 plus sub still doesn't go where the naim goes in filling a room with sound. What I was originally after was a pair of speakers plus a sub, heos, Sonos or bluesound were the prime targets. But in all hone
I was not too sure where to post this. 12 volt trigger threads seemed old so I started a new one. Context: ZP90 hooked to a Rotel power amp. I want Rotel to go on standby when no music is played. I read multiple threads and the consensus seems to be that this type of integration is either costly or not reliable due to extended silence between tracks in some records. Here is what I did: Parts: Xantech Current sensing block CSM1 Xantech Power supply 781RG Xantech Audio Sensor Module SMAUD01 Altronix 6062 Multipurpose timer Total Canadian landed cost $110 I originally installed the Xantech components only. So when music was sensed, a 12 volt trigger would fire to the rotel amp. I quickly found the solution to be unusable as the Xantech timer is only 15 seconds and probably less and therefore the amp would trigger on-off multiple times either at end of a track or during silent parts of classical music. I then added the Altronix timer. This is where it came all togethe
Can somebody explain the difference in terms of output/quality of sound, etc? I understand that Sonos One has Alexa included but if that is the only difference why are they the same price? I ask this as I was thinking of purchasing a stereo pair for another room. I have an old Connect and Play 5 at the moment and I am still using the old Sonos Controler.
The title says it all. The music stops as soon as I close the Youtube app. This only happens while airplaying to the Sonos one. If I play the music trough the iPhone speakers, the music continues when I close the Youtube app. I pay for Youtube premium just for this feature and it does not work with Sonos.
I was playing around inside my speakers and found Trueplay info and the difference metric. What does this mean? My speakers reading are Play 5 - 7.7 Play 1 kitchen - 10.9 Play one bedroom - 6.5 I'm too curious what can I learn from this info? Is 0 no change? What does it go up to? How can I see what EQ has been applied? And no I am not changing anything in the browser login so don't worry ? And while I'm on Trueplay topic: Is any IOS device better than the other as far as measurements go? Is an iPad mic worse/better than the IPhone? As far as the waving goes, do you also point at the ceiling and floor too or just the walls from top to bottom? Do you only face the room boundaries or do you cross the middle of the room too? What % of the time should be spent in the main listening area? Should we sit down in the listening area? What gives the best results? There really needs to be a more comprehensive instruction manual for Trueplay. The 30 sec demo in
I know it sounds utterly ridiculous, but there are ants living in my Sonos PLAY:1. As there's no easy way of opening it up, I can't try to kill them all, but they are constantly crawling out, and also seem to leave behind little black flecks of something. I assume they're eating something in the speaker (maybe the rubber?). Not sure if anyone else has had this problem but would love to hear from you if you have and have any advice, as I'm worried that the sound quality will start deteriorating as they eat away at the speaker. I've not had much luck with turning it off at the mains and leaving the speaker to cool down. They're still in there. FWIW I'm in London, UK, and it's getting into winter here - so it's not as though seeing lots of ants in any situation is a common occurrence, which makes this even more bizarre.
I would like to see an additional option in advanced settings to "Prevent Updates". This would be used by people who have a significant investment in older controllers or some other reason not to use the latest firmware and want to prevent an accidental upgrade. The key difference for this setting from just unchecking the "Automatically check for updates" box are as follows: - The new option will remove the "Update Now" button from showing on any controller. - The new option will cause zone players or controllers that may have required repair to take on the current system firmware revision when added back to the system rather than forcing an update to the latest firmware version. (Note this is not the same as rolling back firmware which Sonos says it will not support) -The new option will block any third party app or controller from initiating an update unless you go into advanced options and explicitly turn off the "Prevent Updates" flag.
Sonos does not specify this and I can understand why - what matter with play units is how loud they can go without clipping/distorting. But Sonos does not specify this either. It would be interesting to know how the units stack up on clean sound levels delivered when compared to the 55 wpc Connect Amp, driving a typical HiFi speaker of, say 87dBm sensitivity levels. Has anyone done this comparison between the Connect Amp on one hand and play units on the other? My experience is that even the 1 units go louder faster than a Connect Amp powered set up does. I haven't the place or the means where I can do this comparison with both running at 100% volume. Has anyone any useful experience to offer in this area? I have no idea of the sensitivity levels on the play 1 drivers, but my limited experience suggests that the 1 has amps that deliver more than 55 watts rms power. If I am not far wrong, that is impressive power delivery performance from the built in amps.
If you want to do this, right now, just enable the "My Speaker" skill. You'll need a Windows 10 PC to run the bridge app, but that's it. No technical skills required, just install the app and run it. Enable the skill by voice, or via the link: https://www.amazon.com/ControlAV-My-Speaker/dp/B071YW8F1R (Sorry, USA only at this time)
Good evening all, Firstly I'm new on here ( hello all ) so hope this is posted in the right section! I am not new to HiFi equipment or wireless speakers ( I have had a rather bad habit for the last 20 years ) and have had and sold more stuff than I care to think about, but I am new to Sonos, well until this weekend that is! I wanted to share the following with you as I cannot see anywhere on the forums or the net a Naim vs. Sonos comparison. Sunday afternoon, following a trip to my local John Lewis I returned home with a Play 5 Gen2 (£389) and the relatively new Naim Qu So QB (£595). I couldn't decide which one to go for and having any sort of meaningful demo was hopeless, Sonos Play 5 was connected to a Play 1, Play 3 and a Sonos soundbar which all seemed to playing at the same time on the Sonos stand, despite me trying to isolate the Play5 and even trying the line in option with the 3.5mm jack I brought with me as a last resort.( plus someone was streaming what sounded like
Yesterday I noticed that some songs I'm sure I've played before on my Sonos have become greyed out and protected. These are all recent iTunes purchases, so shouldn't be affected by the pre-2009 DRM issue. Bizarrely, one album is half protected, half not. Is it a coincidence that I installed iOS8.4 yesterday and signed up to Apple Music free trial? Any suggestions (other than paying Apple more by signing up to iMatch?).
I have recently got Sonos play 3 and to my disappointment it lack versatility on every single level. Can't play any music unless it is through the dreadful and unusable app supplied by Sonos. It's integration with Spotify leaves a lot to be desired and the fact that I'm unable to play music direct from laptop makes this purchase even more pointless. Maybe I should of done my research better but a product that cost this amount of money should be far more versatile and there is no excuse that app should be so bad when it advertises itself as fully integrating with Spotify. I will certainly not be purchasing anymore speakers in the future and most likely be adding my Play 3 to eBay.
Every once in a while and with no changes to my internet connection, on opening the Sonos app I get 'Searching for your system' and then the error' Your system cannot be found'. I have to do a factory reset and a reinstallation of my two Play 5s to get it working again. Sonos support is utter crap - has anyone else experienced this issue and have a fix? TIA.
1) Does a stereo pair allow for 2 selectable line in sources? Ex. Left = a turntable preamp and Right = Airport Express. 2) If setup as a rear surrounds, do you need to remove them from the Playbar and setup again to use the line in feature? Ideally, I'd like to use these as rear surrounds with a Playbar for 75% of the time and then as a stereo pair with a turntable for the remainder. But I believe that when paired as surrounds this removes the line in option(s) even when set to "full".
I just received an email from the CEO of Sonos claiming that the older Sonos products will not be bricked, but will no longer receive updates. While i was originally concerned the first time i heard you will not be providing updates to older models, I am increasingly concerned that the my older and new Sonos products will likely no longer continue to work together. I don't know if Sonos realizes but its products are priced at the top of the market. There are many other options out there for wireless speaker systems. I purchased Sonos products for the streamlined integration of speakers across my home - not to have some work around or a split system. As someone who has enjoyed your products and continued to invest in them over the years, I am EXTREMELY disappointed to learn that the high end products I have purchased (and which are hardly old enough to be considered legacy technology) will not continue to work with the Sonos system. I can understand that their performance might not
Hello! I'm not really interested in buying a playbar because my primary objective is to play music in my living room via my mobile devices, etc. However, since my TV is also in my living room, I think it a bit of a waste to have a music system in place that doesn't integrate with my TV. So...originally, I was thinking of purchasing two Play:3s, since my buddy has this setup in his home. I really liked the sound quality of the Play:3s for the value! However, I notice that the Play-3s have no in-line input to connect to the TV. Can you tell me the different solutions for integrating the Play:3s or Play:5s to the TV - other than purchasing the playbar? If I were to purchase two Play:5s instead, how would I set them up to my TV? Would there be any sound delays from TV to the Play:5s in this scenario? FWIW, I have a Sharp Aquos TV. Thank you! D
My new Sonos ONE is unable to playback any music from my network source Music Library \\server\music. I already had a Playbar and that still works fine with the same Music Library. Interestingly, if I first start playing on the Playbar, and later add the Sonos ONE as an output, the ONE will also start playing fine from the network source! However, if starting out with just the ONE, or starting with both Playbar and ONE at the same time, it doesn't work. This is very repeatable. Anyone else having the same issue? Any ideas about a resolution? Or is it just one of many ONE bugs?
Hello all, I am thinking about buying a Sonos Play:1. Now I just I would order one and start listening....but they're sold out everywhere (in Holland that is). So now I am reading countless reviews just because I have some extra time ( ;-) )....and thinking what would be the best thing to do. Is there a big difference between a Sonos Play:1 and the bigger Play:3 ? Main usage would be in my living room (30m2) streaming from my Synology NAS and Internet Radio. I've got an Ultimate Ears Boombox as well, but don't like the size and the Bluetooth dropouts. Also I think i'll love the connectivity from Sonos. What do you guys think?
Hi, When I listen to the radio (Tunein) on Sonos, I sometimes get what I would describe as a sort of stuttering, which is particularly noticeable on long-held musical notes. I have a Sonos Connect linked to a Cyrus stereo, where it is acute, but it is also noticeable on my Play1 (now that I am listening for it) Powering down the Sonos system and restarting seems to address the issue, so I'm inclined to think it is not broadband performance. If I switch to another music service, such as Google-play, I don't get the issue. Also, streaming from my local library across the LAN doesn't exhibit the problem either. I've tried copying the native streaming links from the BBC and adding my own radio station, but I get the same issue. I listen to a mix of BBC Radio 6 and 2. Any ideas or help gratefully received. Cheers Mark
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