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What Sonos should you buy? Ask here and find out from happy Sonos owners which Sonos products will best suit your needs.
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Hi all -I’ve done a lot of research and read many articles, but still trying to figure out the best way to set up my home theatre surround sound. I purchased a LG HU810PW Cinebeam projector and will be displaying that on a 110 inch Aeon Elite Screen.I’m thinking of purchasing the following hardware for the surround sound:Sonos Arc Soundbar Sonos Subwoofer 2 Sonos SL speakersAdditionally - I don’t have cable or Direct TV. We have amazon firestick that I think I would just plug into the projector itself once I set all this up?Went to an electronic store and they said all those speakers should jsut be able to connect to projector via Bluetooth. Is this accurate? Want to make sure based on conflicting articles I’m reading before I purchase all of this stuff.-Dhrumil
Are there major functional differences between the current version of the Connect:Amp (ZP-120) and the prior version (ZP-100) that I should be aware of? I'll be using the amp to power two outdoor speakers and can pick up a ZP-100 for around $280 (vs $475 for the ZP-120) - would it be silly to go with the older model? I'll be building out a full home Sonos system over the next couple years and want this to integrate into that. Thanks!
Hi, I have a SONOS Playbar and pair of Play 1's synced up for my TV setup and have mulling over adding a SUB for a while now. I do enjoy a full cinema sound experience so am keen to know if people think it's worth it as I find it extremely hard to justify the price tag of the SONOS Sub. Is there a a cheaper alternative way of getting a subwoofer addon to my Sonos setup? For example, could I get another brand sub and then connect it up via a Connect perhaps to work in sync? Just looking at all my options really.
All, I have been reading the forums and greatly appreciate the community here. I have decided to put Sonos thorough pout my house. I will mount 2 play fives in my great room for music (replace some corner mounted Bose); place a playbase in my kitchen under that TV (Double use for music in there), put two play fives in another room where I have another set of corner mounted speakers for listening during get together (replace some corner mounted Bose), and then I have a sun entertainment room that is 30x15 where half is setup for viewing my TV (TV on short wall). So that is my last area to put some speakers... I primarily want to watch movies out there but would like to watch DVD concerts and be able to stream music. For that room I am divided... Would you recommend a Sonos 5.1 setup or should I do this deal with an SONOS connect attached?
I currently live in a pretty small (540 sq ft) studio apartment and am going to make the leap into the Sonos world. I'm currently torn between getting a single Play 5, two Sonos Ones, or a Playbase. It seems like the consensus is that two Ones in stereo will sound better than a Play 5, especially since I can't crank the bass too much with the neighbors. However, I am curious how two Ones in stereo stack up to a Playbase? I am about 90/10 as far as music listening vs. tv watching but I like the idea that I'd be able to improve both experiences with a Playbase. The only thing is that I don't want to sacrifice my music listening experience if the Sonos Ones are THAT much better sounding than a Playbase for music. So what do you guys think for a single room apartment... 2 Ones or a Playbase (or a Play 5)? I'm sure I'll end up buying all of them and more at some point :) but for the near term I just want to buy one thing. Also, the Alexa functionality doesn't really matter to me. Tha
Having surrendered my music room I've just got into Sonos; I started with just the Sonos One until I read on this forum that a pair would give a half-decent stereo performance so I bought another One and paired them up. Still sounded a bit ' thin' to be honest so I went into Richer Sounds ( who were really good to deal with by the way) and after hearing a demo, bought the Sub to add a layer of depth. I am really impressed with the set-up now, it sounds very rich considering the size of the Ones. I didn't purchase the Sub for out-and- out loudness ( don't like loud music tbh) , the Sub does add a subtle depth to the presentation so I'm very happy. The million dollar question is whether, as funds permit, I move the Ones into other rooms around the house and replace them in the living room with a pair of 5's..........
I would like to set up a small system using KEF LS50 W (wireless) speakers. I will have a connect and use an ipad for the controller. My question is about using a wireless external hard drive. Is it possible to use such a storage device connected to the same router as the Connect and access the music library through the ipad? If yes, are there any specs I need to look for in the wireless external hard drive to make sure it works? Thanks for your help.
Without a bridge do you need a speaker connected to the Router at all times. I have had a bridge for a few years and just got 2 new sonos 1's . I already have a 5 and wondered if I can disconnect the bridge and use the speakers without the speaker being wired in to the router. All my speaker positions are not near the router so can't be plug in.
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
I have a turntable and intend to retire my whole stereo sound systems, replacing it with my recently bought Sonos ARC which is connected to my TV now. However, I have a turntable which I am not sure if I can connect to ARC. I assume I need some equipment to connect to the TV and out to Sonos ARC but it would mean I need to have my TV on when I use the turntable ? I was looking at AMP and I suspect it is not the system to do it, as it connect to existing speakers not to ARC. Any advice out there ?
Which is a better buy? Sonos Five pair with Sub Gen 3 vs Kef LS50 Wireless from pure sound quality perspective. Both these configurations are similarly priced (LS50 Wireless is on same for quiet sometime for $1700). I have heard pair of Sonos Five. While I like the music coming out of it, I think it does not match anywhere closer to Kef LS50 Wireless. But I am not sure adding a sub gen3 to Sonos Five changes the equation. Reason for my question is, I am already in Sonos eco system (Move, Arc with Sub and One SLs) and so wondering if I should continue expanding in Sonos eco system or go with Kef LS50 Wireless. I understand I can buy Kef LS50Wireless and connect it to Sonos Amp but that again changes the pricing, hence wanted to know between Kef LS50 Wireless and Sonos Fives with Sub
Hi, my living room is about 25m x 15m, and currently i have two Sonos One speakers in it. The sound is great, perfect really.. But there are slight chnages to the audio levels as i walk around the room. I really want to feel like I'm just blanketed by sound while laying on my sofa. I was considering buying another pair of Sonos Ones and hanging all four speakers from the corners of the room, basically making two L/R stereo pairs... But I'm wondering if this is overkill. I'm not interested in making my music super loud, just want it to be fuller. Thanks Thanks
Hi guys, first post here. I’m considering changing the setup in my lounge but wondering just how good the Play ONE can sound in a pair? I currently have a Play:1 in the office, a Play ONE in the bedroom, Connect in the lounge ( going into Cyrus amp, CA DAC and PSB speakers) and Play:3 in the garage. I’m considering the change more for practical reasons as my current system sounds very good. Just wondering how a pair of ONE’s may compare to the Connect and Cyrus/PSB setup. Or would adding another Play:3 and pairing them be a better option? Thanks in advance
Id really appreciate your help. Ive been weighing up the sonos vs a bose. I think my heart is now set on sonos. However i dont know which to get? I have a dot so can connect to the old play(although reviews of the integration arent too good and apparently you cant initiate playback through your dot, only through the sonos app). Alternatively i can get the new system but it has quite a few negative reviews and if i cant initiate playback apart from in the sonos app id be a bit put out. My idea is,as my house is quite small, have my dot upstairs and the sonos at the bottom of the stairs. As i often listen to music whilst cleaning i engisaged telling my dot to play xx on my sonos whilst sorting my stuff . The other alternative is 2 sonos /sonos alexas, one upstairs and downstairs. Really appreciate help! I only play music and radio, i dont care about flash briefing etc through the sonos. Experiences and advice welcome!!;)
I've seen the question asked as to what type of Ethernet Cable to use [b]Cat 5e [/b]or [b]Cat 6[/b]. The first criteria to understand is that [u]Sonos Ethernet ports are 10/100 Mbps (100 Megabits per second[/u]). That is the speed at which information (signal) flows. [u]Cat 5e Ethernet[/u] is capable of moving information up to 1000 Mbps (1 gigabit) and [u]Cat 6 Ethernet[/u] at 10 Gbps (10 Gigabits per second). In the real world the theoretical speeds of Cat 5e and Cat 6 are affected by any number of factors which will limit those speeds to less than published. For the average consumer Cat 5e should be sufficient as the cable of choice. Cat 6 is most likely overkill; unless you are running an [u]Enterprise Network [/u]which is more common in the business world. Another factor for choosing Cat 5e is that to date ISP's (at the consumer household level) offer nothing faster than 1 gigabit per second speed (1000 Mbps). In conclusion; for Sonos, all things being equal (brand and st
Hello everyone, I’m new. Please go easy on me. I’ve searched and not quite found the right question and answer, so here goes... I have 3 Play:1 units and a Playbar which I’m very happy with. I’d like to use Alexa and was gutted to find that the Play:1 doesn’t have a mic. I understand I can get an Echo Dot for £50 to overcome this, and will then be able to use Alexa to control the speakers. But... does this mean that I’ll need to buy a Dot for every room I want to speak in? Then it would be £150... and I might be better off starting to replace the Play:1’s instead? If I buy a Dot I presume I can connect to my ‘old’ Play:1’s (only bought a year ago or so - sob!) and will have to use the Dot for controlling other smart devices. But if I upgrade the Play:1’s to Sonos One’s bit by bit, I think I will eventually just be able to talk to the new Sonos One’s and never need to get an Amazon device at all. Can you tell me if these statements are correct? It will take me a
If you are not using the [u]Sonos Amp [/u]in conjunction with a TV via the HDMI_ARC port; but instead to power your favorite speakers, you'll still want to avoid the hassle of getting up from your listening position to adjust volume. I found the [b]Logitech Harmony 665 Universal Remote [/b]to be the perfect companion. It allows me to adjust volume up/down and mute. Programing it works with Windows and MacOSX. After you download/install the UI software; and set it up using your computer, just follow the instructions in the Sonos App to make it work with the Sonos Amp. Here's a link; but it can be purchased for less elsewhere...like BestBuy. https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/harmony-universal-remote-665?crid=60 Enjoy your Sonos Amp. [i][b]Cheers![/b][/i]
Hello I've seen questions asking when will Sonos market the Move in White. If I were you I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that to happen :thinking:. Besides, Sonos doesn't reveal future product updates/revisions until just before they launch. I doubt we’ll ever see a Move in White. Here’s why (IMHO)… Products designed for outdoor use have one common enemy…[i][u]the Sun[/u][/i]. Specifically [i]UV rays and heat[/i] both of which are equally bad news for electronics[i].[/i] Without getting overly technical anyone reading this should achieve a layman’s understanding. [u]Color[/u] has a lot to do with how well UV rays are rejected. [i]White has the lowest UV ray rejection rating and Black has the highest UV ray rejection rating.[/i] That said we all know that for clothing white is better for keeping the body cool versus black which absorbs heat. The best color to wear in the summer for UV Ray rejection and low heat absorption is Blue. [url=https://www.leaf.tv/articles/the-best-colo
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