Tech Review: Sonos
As part of our partnership with Hughes, each month we will be reviewing an exciting and innovative product for your home. This month, we test the Sonos wireless music system.
As someone who has previous experience of Sonos, I can highly recommend this product. Sonos is the brand, not the tech, but much like ‘iPad’, the word Sonos is now regularly used to describe wireless music tech. Think Hoover not vacuum! Selotape not sticky tape! You get the picture.
From the basic Play:1 – with or without Amazon Alexa – to the Play:3 to the Play:5, the speaker range is simply named after the number of speakers contained in each unit. The size of your room dictates how many speakers you are likely to need. Then there’s the option of 1 of 2 sound bars for your TV…the Beam or the Playbar
Your Sonos hardware is controlled by a very user-friendly App. Each of your pieces of kit is shown on the App. Your music services are shown in ‘browse’ and you simply choose for your mood…..Radio from anywhere in the world, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify etc etc. Your own music library sits proudly alongside. Bluetooth or Wifi, the App seamlessly connects you to your sound.
Your App allows you independently to control all units in your home. Great for different house-party atmospheres and equally as important for adults to be able to listen to music in one room, while their kids can play a games console through the telly. However, you can also group units together: 1, 2, 3 or more. When it comes to sound, the quality is excellent. Gone are the days of big is beautiful when it comes to speakers.
Wireless access to an entire music library on the internet! What’s not to like!?