Excerpt: I love Sonos for its convenience and sound. I already have a several speakers and there is no easier to fill the house with music from the Internet (Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, etc.). I also love the controls via an app on my phone.
Summary: I purchased this to allow us play via our iOS devices digital music stored on a Mac Mini server on our legacy Pioneer AVR and Mirage OS3 speakers. I connected the Connect to the AVR using a TOSLINK digital audio cable.
Pros: Quality construction. Worked out of the box. Quality app for both iOS and Mac.
Cons: Price. That's the reason for the four out of five stars rating.
Summary: I purchased this item to connect my old school stereo receiver to wireless speakers. I also purchased the Sonos Play3. The setup was easy and it works as expected. It is a little pricy, but I now can play my old 33 RPM records and have the music wirelessly streamed to other rooms in the house.
Pros: Easy setup.
Cons: Price. Only works with Sonos wireless speakers.
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
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.
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: 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: 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.
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.
Pros: Simple setup, ease of use, works as advertised