I’m excited to switch over to Sonos for our house. I’m trying to figure out what to put in the living room / family room, which would be the place where I’d like the best quality for listening to music.
With the sale prices at the moment, for about the same money I could put in a stereo pair of Ones with the Sub, or I could put in an Amp with a pair of the highly rated, lower priced wired speakers out there: Q Acoustics 3020i, ELAC Uni-Fi UB5, or something similar.
Anyone do this “similar-total-price” comparison already? What speakers did you use / like with the Amp? Any thoughts on the sound quality you can get with the Ones / Sub vs with the Amp and these speakers or similar ones?
Best answer by That Guy
After couple of hours of listening, I would have to say, these Sonos One’s are really good speakers and Trueplay really helps correcting my empty office which only holds a desk.
I don’t have a sub with these so can’t compare but neither do I with Q Acoustics. But all in all, I am liking these One’s. Q Acoustics seems fixed, I need and have DIY stand for them, whereas the Sonos are small and are able to fit anywhere as long as you can feed power to it.
So between portability, ability to play lot of online sources and flexibility to place them in any acoustically poor room and still have a good audio, I would recommend over Q Acoustics or some other equivalent speakers.
However, I would have to say Q Acoustics are more precise and have accurate soundstage and are louder undistorted.