I have a pair of Play:5s (1st gen) and use them mainly to listen to classical music.
While this works well for chamber and solo music, it fails miserably for bigger orchestral pieces like concertos or symphonies.
The sound of symphony orchestra is flat, with no low end and everything mixed up together.
Timpani are weak and if there are too many brass instruments the sound breaks completely even though I do not listen at high volumes.
I have switched to lossless CD quality from MP3 and while there seems to be an improvement here, the general impression remains average.
I have the feeling (no science behind this statement) that symphony orchestra provides to many sounds (“channels”) and my poor Play:5s are unable to process all this wealth.
So as much as I like Sonos experience I’m disappointed with the sound quality for symphony music – the speakers I have do not seem to be the right choice for the task.
But here comes my question: Is there a way to improve here without switching to Connect or Amp?
Will adding a SUB or a Playbar help here?
Has anybody had similar problem and solved it by adding one of these?