I have now owned the play 5 for a couple a weeks and I like it a lot, but I didn't realized how good it was until I moved it to a smaller room in my house. The bass really come out and the sound quality was amazing. However, in my kitchen/dining/living room which is over 60 sqm (645 sqf) its closer to mediocre in terms of sound quality. The high's and mids are still decent but the bass is pretty much non existens, especially over 50 % volume. And I often need to raise the volume to over 90 % to fill the room with music. It seems like its going to be more expensive then I thought to get a rich sound in such a big room.
I don't want to return the play 5 since I love the usability and the sound quality when in smaller rooms, but
I feel like I need to to something because of the size of my main living area where most of my listening is happening. Either add a sub or another play 5? I thing it depends a lot of the layout of the room which you can see below.
Here's my floor plan and possible places where I can fit my speakers:
I also have a very high ceiling, I think its close to 5 meters (16 ft) If that's something to take in to consideration when comparing another play 5 or a sub? Here's another view:
Thank you very much for your help!