(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Great sound and great flexibility
Simple to set up
Whole Home Stereo
We love this product. We started out with two Play 3's. We've since added two Play 5's, two Sonos Playbars, the Sonos subwoofer, a Sonos Connect, and three more Play 3's. We live in a two-story house with a basement and we were initially concerned that our router would be on the 2nd floor of the house and that we would have a good portion of our system in the basement. No concerns at all. It connects 99% of the time and stays connected. The mesh system utilized by Sonos is much more reliable that any bluetooth system, and we thoroughly explored that possibility. I highly recommend connecting two Play 3's as the stereo output does sound better than just one Play 3. If price is a concern for you, you're probably better off getting two Play 1's than a single Play 3, but you'll probably eventually want to expand the system, so the single Play 3 might be the better way to go for the short term. In our basement, we hooked up two of the Play 3's to a Playbar and the subwoofer. The sound is pretty awesome, however, even though Sonos advertises this set-up as a 5.1 Dolby Digital configuration, realize that 99% of the TV's being sold today down convert the 5.1 signal from your dvd player down to 2 channels. Sonos then upconverts it to a great sound, but it is most definitely not dolby digital, and you will hear the difference. This is the one slight negative if you're thinking of this setup as an eventually 5.1 solution. The Sonos software is great and easy to configure by yourself. I did it in less than 15 minutes. The only other thing to remember is that even though this is a wireless system, you still need to plug the speaker into a wall outlet or hardwire it, so you will need a power source. We can't say enough good things about this system and the Play 3's are a great compromise between price and sound quality.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.