I have a Sonos Connect that I hook up to my amp through the digital output. I received an email from Sonos saying that I could “upgrade” to a Sonos Port with a 30% discount for the upgrade, plus they will be increasing the cost of the Port In January. However, I can’t see any reason for me to upgrade. If they had upgraded the digital out to pass through hi-res sources (e.g., 24/196 from Amazon HD), I would do it, but from everything I’ve read, it still is only passing 16/44.1. Am I overlooking anything, or am I right in assessing there is no value in upgrading from a Connect to a Port?
Best answer by Airgetlam
For many people, those two items are an upgrade. For you, not so much. But the Port was designed to appeal to a wide variety of customers, not just to you.
There is no requirement to upgrade. Your CONNECT will continue to function.