Summary: I really don't like the idea of having a stereo signal contained in one unit. I am aware that a second unit can be added and treated as a stereo pair. I find it expensive to expand the system given the power and sound quality. I find that shifting the physical location of the unit a fraction of an inch causes it to disconnect from the Bridge. The software interface for controlling it from the iPhone is nicely featured.
Summary: Let me start by saying I LOVE my speaker. I love it because I didn't pay for it. It was a gift. Had I paid more than $100 for it I would be outraged!! Yes it sounds good but the app is sketchy and the speaker disconnects from my wifi all the time, while none of my other devices seem to have any issue. I am also super bummed that I cannot connect this to my tv or computer bc on this model you have to use wifi and have the app, this is very limiting.
Summary: I'll be returning the Play 3 and Bridge...I am a Sonos fan at home, so much so I bought a system for my office. I was told I have to reconfigure my router to play nice which is just lazy on the part of Sonos. For the price they should do a better job with all applications.
Summary: The majority of my tech products are manufactured by Apple. I have a MacBook, iPad, & iPhone. I love the Airplay functionality that come standard with Apple products. I was expecting the Sonos player and system to integrate seamlessly with my current audio consumption. But to utilize the Airplay features of my current devices you have to use a workaround auxiliary port available only with the Play5.
Pros: Attractive Design, Great Sound Quality
Cons: Difficult to use, Not Apple Friendly, Not Rhapsody Friendly, Poor Software
Summary: I love the concept. I like the sound. I appreciate having access to all of my music and Pandora, Rhapsody, etc. The system doesn't always work. Single speakers stop working for days at a time, then they're fine. Sometimes I get no music at all, despite very good wifi. I spend way too much time troubleshooting (although I'm not sure that all of my reconnecting and rebooting actually does anything), and way too much time without any music at all, or music in some rooms but...
Summary: It's a helpful device for replacing an old radio. Gives you access to your iTunes stuff. Management tools are cheesy. Sound quality OK it you are not too particular. My best advice: listen to one BEFORE you buy.
Pros: Small And Compact
Cons: Mediocre Interface, Sound Quality Not So Good
Summary: We bought the Sonos to be able to use it as a music system throughout our small (>2k sq ft) home - but the bridge fails to effectively communicate through walls with the speakers and only really works in our living room and not anywhere else