Summary: Works well when connected, a great solution for those whom have a wired home audio system that spans multiple rooms. Problem is that if left alone for a couple days, it loses connection with the bridge and you have to reconfigure the entire system like you do the first time around. I can understand losing connection and having to reestablish, but for the system to forget everything done prior like playlists, media sources, etc- annoying.
Wonderful to use, but tinny sound -external DAC strongly advised
DB in PA, Amazon
14 June 2013
Summary: Right up front, I should say that I'm not an audiophile. I am a musician and certainly appreciate good sound, but I don't invest a ton in it. For my home stereo I spent roughly $600 on a Yamaha receiver and $800 for a good pair of speakers. So while I certainly want a good sounding setup, I'm not obsessed with it and am happy with "mid-level" sound quality.
Summary: There's already many glowing reviews that will tell you all the many things Sonos does right. Here's some gotchas I wish I knew before making my purchase: . Pandora streams to Sonos at just 128Kbps. If you're a Pandora One customer used to the higher quality 192K streams on your PC, you'll notice the difference when you play it through Sonos (I wasted hours trying to figure out why my stereo sounded a lot less crisp only to be shocked to find that Pandora just won't...
Summary: Device does what it is supposed to do, however it is very suceptible to intereference from other wireless devices Unfortunately it works on an older more crowded 2.4 mhz band rather than the newer more stable and less crowded 5mhz band. The device should have more shielding and the ability to shift between the two frequencies. Device is prone to dropouts unless an extra bridge "amplifier-repeater" is added for additional $.
Pros: Small footprint ; excellent tech support; well made
Summary: I primarily bought this device to connect my high end stereo system to Spotify. Even though I connected it to my receiver using the S/PDIF digital audio connector, the sound quality was not great. The Android version of the Sonos app does not have any way to configure the streaming quality like the Windows app does. I suspect that it's streaming the default quality ( 128K ) which sounded dull on my speakers.
Summary: I've had the Sonos system for a few months now, and I love it when it's working properly. The problem is that Sonos constantly fails to work properly. I've had to call customer service on several occasions because the system stops working, only play off of the internet and won't be able to find my own collection, or only one speaker will work. I've done everything tech support told me to do, and I still have several problems.
Summary: I purchased this product. It works as advertised, a very simple device to setup and use on your home network. It has a couple of limitations which are a problem for people who have large music collections or multiple computers with shared music files. 1. The software creates an index and saves it to the Sonos device. If a shared music drive is updated with music, that music does not show up right away on the Sonos playlist. It requires items be re-indexed.
Summary: I have had my Sonos system for over two years and overall am very happy with it. The main problem I have with the line-in input. I have the unit connected to my hi-fi and when I try to stream input from my cd player or receiver after a while the sound starts cutting out on my remote sonos units. Sonos support suggested using the compressed setting but this results in a synch problem when walking between rooms, also it did not entirely solve the problem.
Summary: I just bought a Sonos system. Its pretty cool to control it with your phone, and accessing all my music is easy. The trouble is synchronization. The synch is fine between the Sonos units themselves, but trouble arises when you try to incorporate a separate home theater amp using the Line Out on the Sonos units.