I am the happy owner of a Play:1, that I have in a bathroom. Now I know how good Sonos sound, I want to get a HIFI sound in my living room (4x5 meters).
I used to listen soul, R&B, classical (Opera specially) and sometimes pop-rock. I listen to music in low volumes.
I have ordered a pair of Play:1, a pair of Play:3 and a Sub to do some test but, I can´t take a decision. I tried following configurations:
* 1 Play5
* 2 Play3
* 2 Play1+Sub
* 2 Play3+Sub
First of all, I tried the Play5. IMPO, it only sounds really good at medium-high volume. This is too loud for me and my neighbours...
(I didn´t try the Play 5 + Sub)
After that I try the pair of Play3+Sub and the sound was marbelous. Then, I chaged the Sub to be with the Play1 pair and compared the Play3s vs the Play1s+Sub. For me, there is differences but I can´t really said what is the best option.
It is difficult to compare the Play3+Sub vs Play1+Sub, because I have to configurate the sistem again if I change the Sub from one group to another so is difficult to do the conparation if you can´t switch between both confirurations while listening a song.
Has anyone done this test?
On the other hand, 2Play:1+Playbase or 2Play:1+Beam maybe could give a goog HIFI sound also and have the possibility upgrade sound of my TV.
Is it wort to order a Playbase or Beam to do the test? (the space at home is running out...:D)