Summary: But all the Xmod receivers will play the same music, the system can’t be expanded beyond four zones, and each receiver must be within 100 feet of the transmitter. The Sonos comes with that brilliant remote control, supports up to 32 zones (and can stream independently to each), and operates on a wireless mesh network that delivers substantially greater range.
Pros: Great sound quality at a great price. Stylish
Cons: No display on remote or receiver; no independent streaming; can't stream Internet radio.
Summary: These are designed to widen the stereo field into surround sound, but when we listened to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” it sounded as though the vocal legend was being flushed down a toilet. Fortunately, you can easily dial down or entirely defeat the CMSS-3D algorithms (same goes for the 24-bit Crystallizer).
Pros: The 24-bit crystalizer helps audio sound more...real.
Cons: Only certain songs end up sounding like trash