Summary: I'm a pretty low tech guy I guess. I wanted a whole house music system for our house so I had a technician from best buy come over. I told him I wanted to cut holes in the ceilings, install speakers, and run the wires to volume knobs next to the light switches. I hadn't completely thought it through but the general idea was to hook it up to a central point where I'd plug in my mp3 player, or a turn table, or a radio, or whatever.
Summary: Fact: I'm a 50+ yr. old audiophile. I am beginning to be left behind because I resist change. I still like physical mediums like CDS. I think speakers, in order to be considered proper, must be of a certain size and in no less than a stereo pair. And finally, prodigious amplification is one's assurance of projecting a glorious sound as long as the other components are worthy. The Sonos Play 5 flies in the face of all of this.
Summary: I don't write that very often. I was up between the Bose and the Sonos systems and went with the Sonos because they have been at it longer and they use their own network to stream music so it does not affect your existing WiFi (Bose uses your system). I had done some research so I was pretty sure the sound quality was very similar. The installation was probably the simplest thing I have ever done, with no glitches.
Summary: Ease of use. Killer sound quality. Love the streaming of Pandora, Spotify, etc.i listen all day long. Can't live without it anymore. And I'd never buy another disc or album again!...maybe sad to say.