Excerpt: The Sonos Play 5 sounds great for the size speaker system that it is. The control software works great on my Samsung S5 (Android version 4.4.4) but not so great on my HTC Thunderbolt (Android version 4.0.4); it too often loses the Sonos network and can not find it for a while. Overall, I am very pleased and look forward to expanding the system. A major drawback is the high price!!
Pros: Easy To Transport, Great Interface, Great Sound
Summary: Used for sound ambiance around the home and combined with 2 other Play 3 speakers.. Combination was great in large cottage.. Couldn't tell from where music was coming.. Sub will be a great add on for certain types of music.. Loved possibility of moving music outdoors very easily.. Everyone that comes over is very impressed and surely they will be following in my footsteps.
Summary: I was attracted to Sonos because of the Bridge and the better-than-wifi network, and the ability to set up speakers all around a very large space without wiring. Hope it will be reliable, good that it plugs into the router. Would be great in a home, especially if you do not already have a stereo. Easy to use interface and easy to set up. It's not quite as loud as I would like; I turn it all the way up for WODs (small group conditioning workouts.
Pros: Decent Sound, Easy to set up, Easy To Transport, Great Interface, No Installing Wires, Plenty Of Bass, Stylish
Cons: No Itunes Radio, No Itunes Radio Or Match, Not QUITE loud enough
Summary: Having done the research, I narrowed my choices down to the Sonos Play 5 and a system by Bose. I went with Sonos based on feedback from friends that have purchased the Play 5 and couldn't be more happy that I did. It was extremely easy to set up - took roughly 10 - 15 minutes. I played music from it all day on Saturday and had no issues.