I could really use some advice on whether it’s a good idea to update my current 5.1 set up or stick with what I already have.
I’ve currently got my TV set up with a Playbar, Sub and two rear Sonos Ones (Gen 2). I use it for both the TV audio and often play music through this set up as well. My question is whether it would be worth replacing the two Sonos Ones with two Play:5s (Gen 2).
To give you an idea of the space, it’s essentially a big, long room - open plan living at one end, dining area in the middle and kitchen at the other end. The TV, Playbar and Sub are on the furthest wall in the living, the couch faces those and the two Sonos Ones sit behind the couch on a console table that separates the living and dining areas.
I love my current system and it seems adequate enough. I don’t feel like I need another speaker in the kitchen when listening to music, for example. That said, I’ve never owned a Play:5 before and don’t know what I’m missing. (I never thought I needed the Sub, after all...but, once I got it, I could never go back!)
I need some Sonos Ones for elsewhere in my house so I’m thinking I might take the opportunity to relocate the two in my TV set up and replace them with two Play:5s placed vertically.
From everything I’ve read, the Play:5s are a better speaker….but I don’t want to ruin a good thing. I like that the current Sonos Ones give a good all-around sound when listening to music even if you’re behind them (i.e. if I’m in the kitchen)…
My question is whether the Play:5s are more directional… Will it sound better when in the living area watching TV but worse when I’m behind them in the kitchen?
Any advice on what to go with would be appreciated. Thanks!
Best answer by Ken_Griffiths
I would just stick with what you have, as you already sound like you are quite happy with the current setup and it’s a lot of money for little added benefit. Two Sonos Ones and a sub are just fine for most home living rooms, together with the PlayBar.