Summary: I hesitated before buying the sonos system because of concerns about sound quality. Yes, the bitrate is capped, but if you have good source material, it sounds just as good as a CD. I have the Connect and play it through my stereo and for the most part, it rocks. And all the internet radio is awesome! The app controller is great, very easy to use and works with little to no delay. I am just really impressed overall with Sonos, it has done better then I ever expected.
Pros: Simple setup, ease of use, works as advertised
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. Set-up was quick & easy, and the apps control the player through any tablet or smart phone, including a desktop PC.
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).
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. It's only $50 less than a PLAY5, yet contains no amplifier or speakers.