For the past 4 years I've had a blended whole house audio system with 3 Sonos Connects as Audio sources and an HTD whole house system (controller, amps, keypads in each room) driving audio. Overtime I've continue to add Sonos Connect Amps to add to my system as my needs expanded to new spaces. In my opinion, Sonos is unmatched in terms of the flexibility to expand a whole house system. Plus I find the components simple, straight-forward and reliable. We now have 15 music zones controlled through a combination of Sonos Connects, Sonos Connect Amps and a Clare Controls Amp 1640. It's pretty much a flawless system in my geeky, gear head view. My wife differs a bit.
In my wife's view, she liked the keypads in every room vs going to the iPhone or ipad to turn on or off music or raise or lower volume. She also liked that keypads could more quickly enable playing the same source in different rooms. She knows how to use Sonos well, but just doesn't want to find or carry her phone around with her to adjust volume or group rooms. She has a point. I yearn for the day that Sonos can be controlled by Echo. "Echo play my Spofity Happy Day playlist is Sonos zones Kitchen, Family Room and Master Bedroom" or "Echo lower Sonos volume in Master Bedroom." Echo Dot makes this a possibility.
I am geek. (Read in your best Groot voice)
SONOS transformed my "outdated"
from River Falls, WI
Easy to set up and great sound
from seattle, WA
This takes your awesome analog stereo into the digital age.
I Like It
from Whiteford, MD
Very satisfied. It's super easy to set up and I'm impressed with it's functionality. Accesses files quickly from my desktop in the basement and no buffering or snags streaming music with DSL as internet provider. Very impressed with how easy is was to set up and the ease of operation.
Not for me
I own several Sonos speakers. I wanted to add my surround system to the Sonos network and thought this would be great. Unfortunately you have to turn the volume up very high on the receiver to get any sound out of the speakers. Then you calibrate the Sonos volume. My issue here is that when the receiver switches to TV the volume blasts. Since we have several users of our TV, this isn't feasible. I used the optical output to my Aux in.