Pros Play music in all rooms. You can use two speakers for real stereo image.
Cons Proprietary software mimics your own music apps. This is a disaster. Only one account per system - in a household with more people, this is a terrible problem.
Summary The Sonos software is crap - I'd be bold and say that anyone wanting to duplicate the functionality of, say, Spotify, is always going to be one step behind. Now imagine trying to keep up building software that mimics countless music services and you have a very wobbly experience.
On top of the impossible interface (the Sonos Spotify app for example has a weird queueing system that you just cannot figure out) you can also only access the Sonos speakers with ONE account. Why is that important? It is important because households rarely only holds one person - my wife cannot access the speakers using her own Spotify account and so has to content with my abysmal music taste. This is a major problem.
Also, with the lack of Airplay functionality, you can't just play, say, a movie on your iPad and have the sound streaming. Even in our car this is possible (blue tooth). I hate to think that the sound setup in my car is more advanced than this - as the Sonos system really quickly adds up $$$-wise as you start adding speakers to your home.
I haven't even begun to figure out how to play music from my iPhone which is in my iTunes library....
Lastly, Sonos does a poor job at explaining how it works up front - for example you DO need the bridge.
Pros small size doesn't take up much space
Cons Tinny sound quality on the 3, computer has to be on to access music library through IPod Touch or IPhone.
Summary I think the Sonos system is very misleading. I was told that I could access my songs through an IPhone or IPod Touch and downloaded the apps for these devices. I quickly found that my computer has to be powered on in order for the IPhone or IPad to be able to play music on the Sonos. Who wants to have to have their MacBook running just to play music? My computer is in a different part of the house than the Sonos, so now I have to find the computer, start it up, and go back into the room with the Sonos in order to play music!
Pros This is a great speaker to play music from a NAS device, but even better for SiriusXM subscribers and/or Spotify or other similar services because you can almost literally stream every song. Totally worth it, in face I bought 2 just for my bedroom since
Cons I wish it had a line in.
Summary I think the sound quality is fine, but I'm streaming lossless music. It also sounds great if you like SiriusXM in your car and I think it makes a great alarm clock. I stopped using my iHome for that. Spotify makes it even better; I'm a classical musician and it pretty much has everything ever even for classical.
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