I already have several SONOS speakers (Play:3, Play:1, ONE. I have always been impressed with the sound quality, especially for the size. The convenience is also a big factor for me. I also have a Connect going into my main system (Cyrus 8vs2, PSB Imagine, CA Dacmagic) and found this a great mix of the two. I have 2 young kids and don't have the time or inclination to "critically listen" to my music anymore. I have also recently got fed up of all the boxes, cables and plus causing havoc in the lounge. Plus i could never put the speakers in the "magic listening spot) for various logistical reasons and cos kids like to poke tweeters!. So I moved the Play:3 into the lounge for a few days and was pretty impressed with it, yes it isn't audiophile quality (whatever that really means anyway) but i found myself enjoying the music more and just listening to more music. Surely that is the point of a music system.
As a consequence i decided to pack all my main system away and ordered a Play:5 (Gen 2) which arrives today. I am really interested to see how this performs compared to the Play:3 and also compared to my main system. I am expecting a different sound and less clarity and stereo separation but as long as i enjoy it then that is the main thing.
Can anybody with any experience of comparing the Play:3 and Play:5 and indeed between a Play:5 and a mid range separates system share their thoughts on what i might expect?
Thanks in advance.