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RE: Sonos or not Sonos?

I had a S5 (aka PLAY 5) in the kitchen which sounded plain awful so I sold it. Yet I've got a PLAY 3 in one of the bedrooms and it is noticeably better. Really nice. 

They do seem to vary quite a bit depending on placement and room dynamics. 

I've  come to the conclusion that my kitchen is best left an equipment free zone. As my living room is next to the kitchen I just crank that one up, sounds better to me. 

 

So what I'm saying is the demo set up could have been poor and you need to test it in situ. If you decide to sell the PLAY 5 on you will make a profit. I just got £250 for my 18 month old S5 

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RE: Sonos or not Sonos?

richardw42 wrote:
I had a S5 (aka PLAY 5) in the kitchen which sounded plain awful so I sold it. Yet I've got a PLAY 3 in one of the bedrooms and it is noticeably better. Really nice. 

They do seem to vary quite a bit depending on placement and room dynamics. 

Bearing that in mind did you think to try the Play:5 somewhere else? Could you describe the problem with the sound in a bit more detail? Presumably whoever bought it from you wasn't disappointed?

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RE: Sonos or not Sonos?

Hi Lhc

Yes I briefly tried it elsewhere and it was excellent. It was just the kitchen was where it needed to be. Every other room was sorted. So it had to go.

I'm not exactly an expert on analysing/describing sound. It was almost as though the life was being sucked out of it. If I turned the volume up or if a particular track had alot of bass it all got very boomy. It wasn't pleasant listening.

A couple of years ago, I'd probably have thought it ok. But not now.

 

I can't see me ever having a system in the kitchen again.

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