Sonos System – What else?
Gone are the days when your hi-fi system was restricted to one room. Finally, you can stream your favourite music from a range of devices to multiple speakers using your home wireless connection.
However, there are plenty of manufacturers offering this multi-room experience, but the American company Sonos leads the market with its long-established, moreover, well designed-system. The company, founded in 2002 by John MacFarlane, Craig Shelburne, Tom Cullen, and Trung Mai, based in Santa Barbara, California changed the loudspeaker industry.
Sonos develops and produces active loudspeaker systems, as well as, hi-fi components that wirelessly work via WLAN. Besides, the system can use local audio files or music streaming services and play them in multiple rooms simultaneously. An App on your smartphone, tablet or PC controls the system, tablet PC or desktop PC.
The system has two big advantages – breadth of choice and simplicity of use. While its rivals have been catching-up, Sonos has launched a whole family of products and got onside with a long list of streaming services, not to mention nailing the usability aspect of multi-room.
The Play 1 is a small bundle of super power. Especially in smaller rooms, this speaker is sufficient to give you the impression of having oversized loudspeakers in place. In addition, due to its size it can also be fun to use them in the garden or balcony.
This speaker is ultra top class. The sound is as it used to be with the very big traditional speakers. The powerful bass doesn’t sound obtrusive, but still very dominant. The Play 5 is the right choice for a large living room.
To sum up the Play 5 is even better than the two very big sized traditional loud-speakers connected to the Sonos Connect Amp. Moreover, the Play 1 is a fantastic small loudspeaker for room up to 20m2, especially in connection the tuning function. “trueplay”.
Furthermore, through their partnership with Amazon, Alexa can now control the speakers. Hence, some models have a built in microphone, Nevertheless, the intention is that it can work with every voice assistant on the market. Sonos has lately added the support for Google Assistant.
Each room has a different layout. Where the speakers are place can have a significant impact. Trueplay uses the microphone in your Apple iPhone to measure how the sound is reflected depending on the furniture, walls and other things in a room. The system fine tunes your speakers, so that they sound great no matter where you place them. Their solution brings the whole music experience to another level. It takes around 3 minutes to complete the process. Do your best to minimize noise during the tuning process, in addition, don’t do it at night…
With an easy installation process, moreover, intuitive controls, Sonos won’t leave you frustrated. Ultimately, we witnessed kids, teenagers and grandparents alike using Sonos with ease. It’s amazing how complicated these products can be, but Sonos remains simple and straight forward which is an incredibly advantage.