Have your say & ask the experts!

Moving from Bose to Sonos

10 replies [Last post]
rojer386's picture
Offline
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 3

Good evening ladies/gents.

I didn't see a new member section so "Hi". 

I currently use Bose products in my house but feel the need to upgrade to Sonos. I have two Bose Sounddocks (series 1) and a Bose 321 Sytem which is connected to my TV. I will be selling the 3 items to help fund my Sonos purchase.  

I feel that the Play3 + bridge is what I will buy and maybe the sound bar too. Does anyone know if the soundbar can be connected via the bridge to make it a wifi playable device like the Play3 speakers?

Thanks. 

bigboss's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Posts: 11809
RE: Moving from Bose to Sonos

Welcome to the forum!

This is the section you were looking for:

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/welcome-to-new-members

But not to worry, you have posted in the appropriate section.

To answer your question, yes, Sonos Playbar is also connected wirelessly to the Sonos network via the same bridge. beauty, eh

__________________

My Home Cinema  Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90

Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H

Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router

The_Lhc's picture
Online
Joined: 16 Oct 2008
Posts: 12597
RE: Moving from Bose to Sonos

Yes, all Sonos devices work in the same way, one device (any device) must be wired to your home network, if that's a bridge then all other Sonos devices will work through that.

John Duncan's picture
Offline
Joined: 8 Jan 2008
Posts: 22566
RE: Moving from Bose to Sonos

Hello, and welcome to the forum.

First of all, good call - I can't recommend Sonos highly enough. Secondly, yes - the PlayBar will act as a Sonos 'zone'. Note though that its AV connection options are strangely limited; what are you proposing to connect to it?

__________________

Cambridge Audio StreamMagic 6  |  751BD  |  651A  |  Diamond 9.1 | Minx Xi | Sonos Play:3

Moderator. mail: john.duncan.whf at the mail of g dot com

bigboss's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Posts: 11809
RE: Moving from Bose to Sonos

John Duncan wrote:
what are you proposing to connect to it?

His TV.  excellent!

Seriously, JD has a point. Which TV is it? It should have an optical audio output.

__________________

My Home Cinema  Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90

Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H

Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router

John Duncan's picture
Offline
Joined: 8 Jan 2008
Posts: 22566
RE: Moving from Bose to Sonos

bigboss wrote:

John Duncan wrote:
what are you proposing to connect to it?

His TV.  excellent!

Seriously, JD has a point. Which TV is it? It should have an optical audio output.

Precisely.  As in Sky, Bluray or DVD etc.

__________________

Cambridge Audio StreamMagic 6  |  751BD  |  651A  |  Diamond 9.1 | Minx Xi | Sonos Play:3

Moderator. mail: john.duncan.whf at the mail of g dot com

rojer386's picture
Offline
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 3
RE: Moving from Bose to Sonos

Thanks for all of the replies and the warm welcome. 

I would be using it to connect to my sky tv, I'm guessing that is an option?

John Duncan's picture
Offline
Joined: 8 Jan 2008
Posts: 22566
RE: Moving from Bose to Sonos

It is, yes. If that's the only source (and there's nothing else) then take HDMI to TV and optical out to PlayBar. If, however, you have more than one source you'll need a TV with optical out because that's the only input on the PB iirc.

__________________

Cambridge Audio StreamMagic 6  |  751BD  |  651A  |  Diamond 9.1 | Minx Xi | Sonos Play:3

Moderator. mail: john.duncan.whf at the mail of g dot com

Clare Newsome's picture
Offline
Joined: 4 Jun 2007
Posts: 13942
RE: Moving from Bose to Sonos

These may be useful in giving you more connectivity options, too

__________________

Group Marketing & PR Manager - Computers Unlimited;

Former Group Editor of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision and Whathifi.com

Twitter: @ClareNewsome

rojer386's picture
Offline
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 3
RE: Moving from Bose to Sonos

Some brilliant information there guys, thank you. I will no doubt be asking more in the near future. 

Anyone fancy some Bose products?Tongue out

 

Thanks again. 

eggontoast's picture
Offline
Joined: 23 Feb 2011
Posts: 1388
RE: Moving from Bose to Sonos

rojer386 wrote:

Moving from Bose to Sonos

Good call

rojer386 wrote:

Anyone fancy some Bose products?

ha ha, next joke please.