Great way to link outdoor speaker/receiver to Sonos speakers
ACon, B&H Photo
15 June 2015
Excerpt: The connect works extremely well and very easy to setup. I was able to connect my Sonos indoor speakers with my outdoor speakers via a Yamaha receiver. Because you have a volume control on the sonos app and on the receiver, they will both battle one another.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Intuitive Controls
Simply and effectively puts SONOS on your home theater; too expensive though
Andy A, Amazon
22 January 2015
Summary: The SONOS CONNECT is a really well thought-out and executed product. It does exactly what it needs to do, and does it extremely well. I bought it to be able to integrate my home theater setup (NAD T758 and B&W CM series speakers) with my existing Sonos setup (three PLAY:1s and one PLAY:5).
Summary: The Sonos system and hardware are second to none. That said their software is decidedly anti-Microsoft. Their Windows desktop controller software is looking dated. They have no Windows 8 support. Absolutely nothing for RT or Winphone. The third part app is ok for Winphone but the RT app is unusable.
Pros: Versatility Internet music Ability to access NAS
Summary: I would give the Sonos Connect a high recommendation based on the ability to reliably stream music to various parts of your home. For me, I got a Connect so I could integrate Sonos into my existing stereo system.
Pros: Easy to us; integrates well with existing components. Reliably works.
Cons: No screen, 65k song limit, inability to play higher resolution files (e.g. 96/24).
Summary: The Connect performs very well indeed, that is once you get it setup. Sonos's onwers manual is virtually non-existent. However, their tech help by phone was very helpful and patient. So the 4 rating was only because the poor set up instructions.
Pros: Performs as advertised.
Cons: Instructions leave everything to be desired.
Summary: Interface is beyond five star - easy, easy, easy. So much you can do with playlists. You can be playing any song anyone names within 10 seconds or less - even if you don't have the album, or never heard of the artist, thanks to spotify.
Pros: The interface - sound quality is very good (CD Quality) but not DVD or Blue Ray quality fidelity. Can synchronize many sonos players (party mode) or control independently.
Cons: Resolution is limited to CD quality max, regardless of source resolution.
Loving the SONOS system, just feels like the CONNECT is a little over-priced.
James L, Amazon
18 February 2014
Summary: I paired this CONNECT with my home theater system to drive my indoor surround speakers and my outside patio speakers (via Zone2 on my receiver). The CONNECT works flawlessly with my system and interacts well with my SONOS:PLAY5. My biggest concern is that the CONNECT feels overpriced.
Summary: Clever piece of gear that allows me to add a couple of rooms and speakers to my existing hardwired home sound system as well as providing internet streaming capability to my system. Well designed, just bit costly.
Pros: Well designed and adds significantly functionality and flexibility
Summary: Sometimes something can be so elegantly simple that it seems like it's very expensive for what it is. This is one of those times and that's the beauty of it. I'm willing to pay for all those engineering hours that went into making a product that just works. Why only 4 stars?
Summary: Once you get this thing set up, it works like a dream. If you can't figure out how to do it on your own, however, you're out of luck. The instructions are minimal and vague, even to the point of being unclear as to whether or not you hook up at "output" or "input" on the back of the speaker.
Pros: Quality of sound. Transmits well. No drops in quality.