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Updated: 05/15/20 (see Note below) These charts were developed to give you a snapshot feature/design comparison of Sonos all-in-one speakers. They are separated into two groups...those generally associated with Music and those generally associated with Home Theater. However, depending upon the application all the speakers in the charts can be used cross-functionally (Sonos Move has some restrictions). The charts should not be used as the determining factor for your buying decision. They are merely an aide to be used as a starting point based upon your individual/personal need(s). Every situation (while on the surface may appear to be similar) has specifics that does not fit into a "one-size-fits-all" scenario. The Community is still here to offer counsel and suggestions to assist you in building your ultimate Sonos system. NOTE: Information regarding Sonos Music Speakers for the Sonos Five; the successor to the Play: 5, and how it differs can be found in FAQ’s information regarding
With the release of the Sonos One (Gen2) you may have questions as to how it compares to the Sonos One (Gen1) and its not so distant cousin the Sonos Play:1. Rest assured that all three speakers are top notch in terms of build quality, internal components, attention to detail and deliver the outstanding audio experience you expect from a Sonos speaker. In a blind listening test you'd be hard pressed to choose one over the other (if at all). [b][i]Update 2019[/i][/b][i]:[/i] [i]In addition to[/i] [i]Amazon Alexa, Google Voice is also available as a programmable [u]single choice[/u] voice assistant on the Sonos One (Gen 1&2).[/i] Please use the chart below as a reference tool for your buying decision: [img]https://uploads-eu-west-1.insided.com/sonos-en/attachment/e69ff60d-2f31-4211-87f7-5ab2c71b210a.png[/img] [img]eac1033f-a88b-4437-a0ed-019afdf65f57.png[/img]
Updated: 02/14/21 (see Notes below for additional information)This chart has been adjusted to showcase those speakers shown in the picture above which are current in the Sonos catalogue. The Sonos Arc is the newest addition to the family of Sonos speakers. It brings Dolby Atmos sound to the Sonos Home Theater listening experience. Although not listed in this chart click the link under Notes to view a detail of it compared to other Sonos.The Sonos Five with subtle cosmetic changes has replaced the Play 5.The Sonos Sub has been upgraded to a 3rd generation with the addition of an infinity button for setup and a few internal upgrades. In addition to the above Sonos has listened to it’s audience and incorporated in the S2 software the ability to add two subs for increased low-end performance. Home Theater enthusiasts will find this feature a welcome addition. The Playbar and Playbase are included only for reference; as they are discontinued, but still may be available via 3rd party res
Can i connect a cd player directly to sonos port without having an amplifierI would like to play CDS through Sonos speakers I am looking to purchase a Sonos connect and CD player Do i need anything else ie amplifier I know i can purchase a NAS and stream but i want to play CDS I would also like to add a turntable at some point Help required please
Hi Folks,I have a Sonos Arc, the Sub Woofer and a Sonos Move. I don’t currently use the Sonos Move to create a home cinema with the Arc as it is constantly moved around the house. I am considering purchasing another Sonos Move or x2 Sonos One’s to add to the Sonos Arc and Sub and create a full Home Cinema Experience. I don’t however have easy access to power points for the Sonos One’s. I am wondering whether there are any major benefits to purchasing the Sonos One’s over another Sonos Move, particularly if i need to go to the effort of running cabling under the floor to the Sonos One’s.
I knew this was bound to happen…My 25+ y.o. Marantz died a year and a half ago. I was using it for both TV and music.I could just buy another ampli to replace it, since the speakers were (are) still good, but I wanted something “smart”, streaming capable, more compact (speakers are 50x30x20cm approx), lighter, and I’m no audiophile. I usually “hear” the music while I do something else, don’t just sit in my sweet spot listening to it, or just do it briefly.In the end I decided to try something different, and got the Beam, knowing it was a compromise. Nice, but a bit lacking for music, bit shallow, no depth. So I added a Sub:The set up is pleasant indeed, and satisfying for some kind of music (…whenever bass is heavily involved). But recently I got myself a decent couple of earbuds, and realized I’m missing separation, definition and details.What to do?Add a couple Ones. In the front, right and left side of the Beam, to be used only for music, or back to also serve as sorround, but losin
I currently have:2x Sonos One Sub Amp, which powers 2 non-Sonos wall speakers. This is plugged into the TV through the HDMI eARCI tried to setup a surround system with the 2 Sonos Ones as the rear speakers but it wouldn’t let me.If I added one of the sound bars (Arc/Beam)would I now be able to use my Sonos Ones as rear speakers in a 5.1 system? will the sound bar and Amp (+ wall speakers) be able to play together through wireless Sonos magic? Or will I have to get an eARC splitter or something and plug both of them into the TV?thanks in advance (edit: wow time to change my username I guess. Was peeved with all the old speakers going obsolete but I’ve been happy with Sonos lately)
Used 3 upgrade credits on weekend on older speakers to buy discounted 3 new speakers. But no discount applied at checkout, and Sonos has not responded to email, sales centre do not pick up phone and online chat does nothing after 30 minutes. Similar threads have been closed after a few months. One item suggest that one would only get ONE discounted item anyway even if upgrading multiple products. I do not know if true but if so, would be very inefficient. Ie. make three separate orders to get three discounts. Hopefully someone from Sonos reads these posts.
I am moving into a new home. I would like a speaker out side-not wired in but would like to leave it outside. Inside I would like a speaker in the kitchen, master bath, art room and living room. Sometimes I will want them all playing at the same time and other times just in one area. What are your recommendations. Thanks.
Hi 👋🏻 Lots of old posts about this but nothing recent so just checking that my understanding of the process is correct.We have several products that are eligible, our speakers are play:1 and play:5. We cannot at the moment afford to buy new versions of everything and are wondering if we were to choose the upgrade process are the old devices rendered unusable by Sonos? (Software update that stops then being used for example) or can they continue to be used. Also does the discount have to be used on a like for like product? therefore we couldn't upgrade our existing play:1 to a 5 for example?thanks in advance
Hi Community - will I lose any sound quality, create lag, or run into compatability issues in this setup? + Projector (back of room ViewSonic px701hd)+ AppleTV/AmazonFireStick/Roku Stick - directly connected to projector with HDMI+ Sonos Connect Gen 1 - running optical to HDMI output adapter out of Connect and HDMI cable into projector (no eARC avail)+ Sonos Beam - at front of room wirelessly bonded via Connect+ 2 Sonos Play:1 - back/side surround speakers wirelessly bonded via Connect I assume running a direct line across the room out from projector 3.5mm and converting to optical for Connect wouldn't gain anything? Or even degrade? I'm a bit confused what actually introduces lag that people talk about in this forum, since I don't use network/cable TV, hopefully I'm not introducing that? Am I right to assume compatibility of Sonos mobile app won't be an issue as long as I get a Beam Gen 1? I believe Beam Gen 2 and Connect Gen 1 don't like to be on the same app. I already have one of t
Ok, I’ve seen some old articles saying you’ll likely not have Sonos in your car… well if figures that since March 2022, Sonos does make systems for the car, starting with Audi… Well, I’ve got a new Audi now and had no choice but to have Sonos with it… now, I have no other Sonos product… only the Sonos system installed in my car. Does the App connect if you don’t have it registered with any other product? is this something that Sonos is thinking of bringing to the car (if it’s not available yet)? Do you generally need the App as a way to fine tune the quality of listening? Because I haven’t been able to balance the system to sound good enough (using the controls from the car)...
Hello and thank you for allowing me to join the group!! I am looking to purchase a Portable Blue tooth speaker. I have narrowed my choices between the Sonos Roam and the JBL Charge 5. I am torn between the two. I really like the versatility of the Roam but am not impressed with the reviews about the battery life, sound quality, inability to connect , soundstage, and distortion and higher volumes. The Charge 5 seems like a better choice regarding these aspects but it lacks all the possible features of the Roam. I really like the AirPlay feature of the Roam but if it is troublesome, I would be very frustrated with the Roam. I was hoping for some guidance and input from anyone who would offer some advice in which may be the better choice. Thank you so much for any help!!
A little background information. My current setup is a sonos arc, sonos gen 3 sub, sonos amp powering speakercraft Crs6 roof speakers. I have sonos in ceiling speakers (purchased before I bought the house the setup is in) and found I have a mounting depth issue for the ceiling speakers. The sonos ceiling speakers need 4.75” depth and I have 4”. I am very handy with wood working and could make trim rings to drop down the ceiling speakers 3/4” but I guess my question is: is it even worth the trouble? Are the sonos in Ceiling speakers going to be worth it for the true play tuning or should I just get a different high end lower profile roof speaker?
So I got ARC, Sub3 and rear speakers to run Atmos sound, but as pleased I am, I have been wondering that how big can build around this system?ARC is taking care of most of front, side and ceiling channels, but can I integrate to this system dedicated Side and height speakers if I want to, like One SL or Roam?And is there possible to use Ikea Symphonisk speakers integrated to this setup?
We have a Samsung Frame TV (which has a One Connect Box) in our Kitchen and we have Sonos amps located in our Garage which has the AV rack. The Kitchen has ceiling mounted speakers which are driven by the Sonos amp. What I would like to do is to have the TV’s output sent to the Sonos amp. I have 1 CAT6 cable that runs from the AV rack to the TV where it is plugged into a switch and from the switch, I have a cable that goes to the back of the One Connect box and another to the SKY Q box. The Samsung One connect box also has a Optical Out so can I use this output and provide the output to Sonos using the ethernet cable and some Ethernet connector. However, this means that I cannot use the ethernet cable for anything else. In reality, I should have run more cables but it is too late now.
Hi all,I currently have a Playbase but I’m moving to a new property and would like to up my Sonos game! I’m planning on buying two Beam’s (Gen 2) as TV speakers, and 2 One SLsOne SL will be in the kitchen and the other in a bedroom and I’m figuring I can move them into one of the TV rooms for enhanced viewing experience when required by creating a group?My actual questions relates to a central ‘hub’ - what I’m wanting is a screen, on which I can watch, say, Netflix if I choose, in the kitchen (sound from the hub or One SL) or stream music via Spotify, sound from the One SL and/or Beam.Does anyone have any experience with different hubs and pros/cons of what I’m hoping to do (or if it’s even feasible)? I’ve been looking at the Nest Hub 2nd genThanks in advance
Hello all! I’m building a Ramada in my backyard and need to power four ceiling speakers. They’re rated at 140watts and 8ohms. The scourge will just be my phone or an Elena device. I like my neighbors to hear my music. Any help would be great. Thank you!!
I recently tried to track my order, which I’ve done periodically since making my order. Normally I just see that my item is “backordered.” However, as of yesterday I’m told “Order not found” when trying to track my order. I placed my order on 3/27 with an expected ship date of 4/8. I’ve received 2 emails stating “Not to worry. We’re still on it.” I understand there are shipping delays, but the projected date is now almost a month past due. Now it appears they may have just cancelled my order - no communication, nothing. I may be overreacting but has this happened to anyone else? P.S. I do have an email into support - just covering all my bases…
Hi there,I am getting ready to do a big back yard landscaping overhaul. Part of the upgrade is to replace the old 2 pool speakers that were behind the two vents in the attic that faced the patio and pool…Those vents are going away and I was planning on mounting the 2 new outdoor sonance speakers under the eaves in slightly different locations as I don’t want the new speakers to be hovering over my new doors. Attached is a pic that I marked up… you’ll see where the old and new are going to be. I have two questions:Is having 2 outdoor Sonance speakers going to cover the area over the pool and patio? The Sonance speakers are just about the same size as the old ones that were 20 years old so I am assuming it’ll be great. Does the Sonance outdoor speaker have True Play and can I adjust the EQ?Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!Derrek
Sonos Europe me debe 4.808,94 € del pedido 103755494 que pagué con VISA y que anularon sin motivo. Solicito ayuda de algún responsable serio de SONOS para que me ayude a recuperar mi dinero.He hablado muchas veces con Sonos Europe en Holanda, con el señor EMILIO, y también les he enviado multitud de mensajes, pero no me devuelven mi dinero.Ruego que me ayuden.Soy Ramón García BernasconiResido en Madrid, EspañaGracias. Moderator Note: Modified in accordance with the Community Code of Conduct (Name, address, email and tel removed)
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