Sonos Controller for iPhone
By Sonos, Inc.
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The Sonos Wireless HiFi System delivers all the music on earth, in every room, with warm, full-bodied sound that's crystal clear at any volume. Sonos can fill your home with music by combining HiFi sound and rock-solid wireless in a smart system that is easy to set-up, control, and expand.
SONOS COMBINES HiFi SOUND AND ROCK-SOLID WIRELESS
Experience your favorite music from the only system that combines warm, full-bodied sound with a powerful wireless network 100% devoted to streaming HiFi sound.
SONOS LETS YOU STREAM ALL THE MUSIC ON EARTH - FROM ANY SOURCE TO ANY ROOM
Enjoy access to different music sources from the one app combined with complete multi-room capabilities so you can listen to your entire world of music in every room of your home.
SONOS IS SIMPLE TO SET-UP, CONTROL, AND EXPAND
Press two buttons and begin your listening experience using one powerful app to access your music with a modular system that can expand to other rooms in your home.
What's New in Version 4.2
This release provides support for SONOS PLAY:1, the new compact wireless speaker. Component and speaker button functionality are updated for faster access to music. Spotify users may now star a track. And Sonos owners with multiple domiciles can control all Sonos system households without resetting their Sonos Controller apps.
Fantastic product - needs interface help
I've been a Sonos user for about 2 years now. Like many, I started with just a couple components, but fell in love and now have 4 Fives and a Sub sprinkled around the house.
First, the Sub - the importance of this piece cannot be over-emphasized if you listen to music at volumes above a background level. When I added the Sub, the whole system really came alive in a way that moved Sonos into the realm of audiophile quality. The Fives are good on their own. But flanking a Sub, they really shine with a whole new level of quality sound field - especially configured in a stereo pair. The Sub is highly recommended in any application (that isn't just a kitchen, bath, etc).
Overall, Sonos is an exquisite and elegant home music system. It's simple, convenient, and minimalist - in an Apple sort of way - and the sound will satisfy all but the most discerning purists.
But now the one element that prevents a five-star rating: the interface.
For a system that's so elegant, the user interface feels terribly clumsy. Sonos' ability to play from so many program sources works against it when trying to compress keystrokes and reduce menu layering. But even after 2 years, it just feels wrong in the hand. A rework of this aspect could really put Sonos over the top.
And while the interface may be a burdensome shortcoming, it shouldn't be a deal-breaker for anyone considering Sonos. Great work!
Connect AMPS rock!
I have a few hundred hours of research under my belt for a entire whole house audio system. Mine is not a simple play three or play five system, rather it was for a new construction home pre-wired with built-in speakers into the ceilings and walls. Most of the extremely expensive high-end AV receivers were not capable of 100% of my project, and didn't offer the control that I was looking for with TV sound and independent volume controls, and discrete zone control.
So on a whim, I went and bought a connect Amp just to plug-in and experiment with in one of the rooms. In less than 30 seconds of powering it up, I was madly in love. Granted I have high-quality speakers built into my ceilings, but this connect amp drives them exceptionally well and the music quality exceeded my expectations.
So now I will be getting a AV receiver with two zone capability, and multiple TV output control, and teaming it up with three Sonos connect amps for a total of 5 zone controls. I will be able to play TV audio through any room, play cable boxes and analog audio anywhere I want, have a giant whole house Super Bowl party, and the sleep timer and alarm clock options are truly amazing. I wake up every morning to the Sonos system playing in the whole house. I would give it 4.5 stars but will click the 5 stars it deserves.
Sonos Play 5
Luckily this was a gift, because these units seem extremely overpriced to me and I definitely would have never spent my money on their products.
We like to unplug all of our components when we aren't using them or are away, so it's a minor inconvenience for the Play 5 to reboot every time we plug back in. You just can't turn on the radio, which is what the Play 5 replaced.
Sound quality is okay. I would expect much more low end (bass) from a unit this size. Music comes in clear but a bit "tinny." Talk shows are digital so you lose the old fashioned radio sound, which i kind of miss now, haha. The power cord is standard and I wished that it was better integrated on a $400 unit.
It's a decent product and I think most consumers will enjoy it as is. I'm more on the audiophile side, so I have been spoiled by high end equipment. I think Sonos is playing the Bose game by charging wayyyy too much for their product (ex. I have a second-hand 20 year old Bose Wave radio that I think is great and worth the $100 I bought it for, but not worth the ~$1200 it cost when new).
If I could find the Play 5 for $150-$200 I might buy (another) one, but I'm just not impressed at the current price point. I'd give the unit 3.5 stars for performance and 2.5 for value, hence my 3-star review.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Oct 14, 2013
- Version: 4.2
- Size: 23.1 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Sonos, Inc.
- © 2009-2013 Sonos, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.