Thoughts on sonos and apple
I just thought my experience of these systems might be of interest to someone and had an idle few minutes to post.
I have owned the sonos units(zp100 in kitchen and games room/gym ,zp80 connected to home cinema)since 2004 and have been over the moon with its ease of use and since napster and spotify the huge range of music I can access.
I feel that the only failing of the system is now the user interface which is out of date and lacking in the functionality of Napster, itunes and Spotify.
Last year I bought an iMac to put in the kitchen after getting increasingly frustrated by my one year old Dell desktop.This was followed by an ipod touch. I increasingly started using the iMac to listen to music using the aforementioned music services and their own interfaces bypassing sonos.
When Sonos anounced compatibility with airport express I decided to get one , primarily to extend my wireless network by plugging it into my zp80(after difficulty using an old router ),however using this I can now automatically play music using the itunes and spotify interface through the sonos system with ,hopefully Napster to follow soon.
I am now thinking of getting an Apple tv for the home cinema so I can use Itunes on my 50 inch screen along with the visualizations etc(great for parties).
So it seems I have been sucked into the Apple way of things and away from Sonos which is a shame as all it needs is a massive improvement in its UI,however at present the two systems are complimenting each other and making it easy for my simple mind to play music wherever I want using the interface I want.
Rambling over and bye bye