(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Overwhelmingly Pleased - have 3 speakers
Ease of Use
Range Of Available Cont
Doesn't Support Airplay
No Itunes Interface
Playing Itunes Playlists
Streaming - Pandora Spot
My wife wanted a quality music system to replace the receiver, speakers, cd player, turntable, tape deck, etc. that was taking up too much space and had no wires. We researched what's available and then started listening. The SONOS system works great. It was easy to set up and it sounds amazing. Provides exceptional fidelity for the size of the speakers. The sound reminds me of the old AR acoustic suspension speakers - tight base and flawless highs.<br /><br />The number of streaming services available includes all the major players - except iRadio because there is no iTunes interface. (The SONOS control app gives you complete access to all the music in your iTunes Music folder including any real or smart playlists you have created. A gotcha though is that older purchases that still have DRM on the files will not play.) The control app provides to numerous on-line radio content - music, talk, NPR, sports, etc.<br /><br />One unexpected plus was the ability to plug an analog source into the back of a SONOS 5 and have it then be available through the system. Our television doesn't have the best sound but we found that by taking a line out from the TV into the speaker close by we are able to have exceptional quality stereo sound. We only do this for films and specials but it is great.<br /><br />We have two SONOS 5's in our family room and a single SONOS 3 in the living room. The dual 5's provide a wonderful stereo image in the family room and give out as much sound as we want. We control the system from all kinds of devices - an iMac, iPhone and iPad all work together so that we can use whatever's convenient. Each can select the music source, send different content to each room, adjust the tone (only bass, treble, and loudness on/off) and the volume. So if the phone rings your iPhone can turn down the sound before you answer it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.