I have been wanting a play5 since I heard the sound. Amazing.
I was thinking to put a play5 in the bedroom and move the stereo set of play1s to the great room to do a 5.0 surround set up. It's not a huge bedroom but it isn't small. Will I miss the stereo separation?
Now I see the sub is on sale. It had me thinking I could add a sub to the PLAYBAR and keep the 1s in the bedroom. I can't afford both at the moment. I have been very happy with just the PLAYBAR in the great room. I was never interested in the sub but I keep reading on this sub (lol) how amazing it is. I live in an older apartment building and am worried to disturb the neighbors. So there is that issue to consider.
Is the PLAYBAR/sub better than the PLAYBAR/1s (3.1>5.0)?
Is the Play5 better than a stereo pair of play 1s?
PLAYBAR is attached to the tv but my priority is music. $100 off the sub and found a open box play5 for almost $100 off; both at Best Buy.
Get a play 5 for the bedroom, bring the play 1s into the great room for 5.0 set up and wait on the sub?
Get a sub for the great room for 3.1, leave the stereo 1s in the bedroom and wait on or skip the 5?
Best answer by Contemplative
Not sure this is still a question for you, but I'll go with the SUB for the great room and leave the paired 1's in the bedroom.
I'm actually in the same situation as you with a 1 pair in the bedroom and a bar plus a single 5 in the living room.
Plan Was to swap the 5 and 1 pair to enable 5.0 in the living room.
Moved the 1's to but while it added something to the TV sound it was not much.
So I swapped it back and I'm now waiting until I can afford or justify the sub.