Great to find a dedicated forum.
This journey started by looking at soundbars lol
Anyway I currently have a Squeezebox which I love when it works properly. I particularly like using Spotify on it (see below)
I am old school having come from LPs, cassette tapes and CDs. However I am now signed up to Spotify and my LPs are in some dusty box somewhere and my CD sit unused on a shelf. I do have a NAS and have ripped all my CDs to that but not really that easy to get to them. I have an AV amp with a few HDMI ports on it that drive my surround sound for Sky and streaming from a Mac Mini. Its aging a little and I doubt I will replace it as its just too loud to use the subwoofer which sits idle in the corner most of the time and acts as a side table lol
Anyway I think Spotify has changed the way I listen to music now. I run it on my android phone, Ipad and Mac Book Pro. Basically I love it, any song any time (mobile even) for £9.99.
I have a little X-Mini speaker which is great for out and about and as I said my Squeeze box is great when it works.
Ok thats the background. So as I said I have been looking at soundbars mainly to replace my aging surround sound system and allow blue tooth to play from my spotify devices. I went to look at them and the guy from RicherSounds showed me Sonos lol
Wondering if to just start and try with a Play1 ? though I see I could also hook in my existing HiFi with the Sonos Connect ?
I think the only advantage of the Sonos against a stand alone bluetooth speaker/sound bar is the ability to set up zones and play throughout the house. I am sick of all these separate systems and want something integrated and love how everything can be controlled through an app.
I have also been looking at
Cambridge Audio Minx Go
Would I be better to just start with a Play 1 and see how I get on. It seems with Sonos you cant play direct from Spotify for example but have to run their App ? Their App does not for example include iplayer so if I was using my iPad with Sky Go or iPlayer I could not stream to a Sonos device ?