So, I bought a Sonos one in June this year (Yay!), I needed a decent speaker in my living room to enjoy music on the weekends when I unwind from work and for use with my TV which I seem to watch excessively. Excuse my lack of knowledge, but only until after I bought the Sonos One, did I realise Sonos's modular setup and that if I wanted to use my speakers for music AND TV, I'd need to instantly add to my setup.
6 months down the line, and I'm ready to upgrade (or slightly upgrade, after a call to Sonos sales support I feel like I need to be adding another 2 or 3 pieces to my setup). I am going to add a Sonos Beam into the equation. I have scoured the internet for the setup I am considering which is: 1x Sonos One & 1x Sonos Beam, but I can only seem to find;
2x Sonos One and 1x Sonos Beam......I am slightly reluctant to fork out £200 on top of the £400 spent on the beam, to make it a surround sound so I called Sonos support to see, what are my options, and seeing as I found nothing of note around this topic I thought I'd share for all others who are in my dilemma (albeit, probably no one).
After a lengthy conversation with Sonos I have two options, for TV sound I will only be able to use the Beam, the setup will not recognise my Sonos One grouped with the Beam and so sound for TV will only emit to the Beam. IF I chose to use this for music, I can group the Sonos One and the Sonos Beam which will play the same music, without delay or any issues. Finally, If I chose to add another Sonos in the future I can use my entire setup for both TV and music.
So whilst, it's somewhat disappointing there doesn't seem to be an intermediate step from spending £200 on a Sonos one....to spending £600 on the Beam and another Sonos One, for music lovers, it shouldn't matter too much. The question I have been asking myself is....is it worth buying the Beam and having a redundant Sonos One? And the answer is yes, for a smaller sized living room the Beam will be sufficient and if I have guests over, and want to listen to music the additional Sonos One will really add to the soundscape
Sonos One can be used with the Beam for music only, if you want to use it for TV you must have 2x Sonos Ones and a Beam.
IF anyone has anything to add, feel free