Summary: I bought the Play:5 after being extremely impressed with the Play:1 and thinking that the 5 will sound better in a larger room. Adding the speaker to the existing network was easy and I like the fact that it has an audio line-in to play music from a phone or tablet directly.
Summary: I bought my second PLAY:5 over the holidays. I have a mix of Sonos devices throughout the house and they all have worked to my great satisfaction. The PLAY:5 is great to fill a room with music. No, it won't please purists - its just one speaker.
Summary: When it works, it sounds amazing. That being said, it only sounds amazing WHEN IT WORKS. I was enjoying my PLAY:5 this morning when it suddenly dropped off of my SONOS network. I also have a PLAY:3 & PLAYBAR, which remained on my network.
An internet audio streaming device that WORKS, but needs work on the user interface
11 February 2013
Summary: I've had other internet radio streaming devices before (squeezebox) that never really worked. Wireless connections had problems, and the remotes never really worked and the user interface was very very clumsy (like interacting with a dumb Dos terminal from the old days).
Summary: My justification for buying this speaker is that I am currently outputting my PC noise through a Rotel Amp and B&W CDM1NT speakers. I used to use a trusty logitech5.1 speaker set that had loads of cables and a huge sub.
Summary: Overall impressed with how easy Sonos is to setup and the apps make it easy to use. I've put the Play:5 in a kitchen with smaller 3 and 1 in bedrooms and use the connect with my Cyrus amp. Prefer to run Sonos with FLAC files rather than compressed music.
Pros: ease of setup , great app
Cons: sonos doesn't play tracks downloaded from itunes
Summary: The Sonas speaker was very easy and quick to setup. I have not experienced any problems using the device. However, I am disappointed that I am unable to use the BBC I player to catch up on any programs that I may of missed. I did not realise this limitation until after my purchase.
Pros: can be controlled from all my mobile devices
Summary: Sound quality is good from such a small unit, but clearly not going to blow you away. I am only using the single speaker so I imagine if there were two then the benefit of proper stereo sound would be a significant uplift in performance.
Summary: I purchased this additional Sonos Play 5 to add to the one I already had to set them up as left and right stereo speakers. This was very straight forward to do from my iPhone using the Sonos App. The stand was ordered on the day with a estimated 7 days to deliver...it came the next day!
Pros: two play5s (l+r) makes the sound richer
Cons: the l+r connection has dropped a couple of times