Mar 15, 2019

Is Sonos good?

I know they are over priced compared to good traditional speakers. But ignoring price, is their sound quality comparable to hi fidelity speakers.?

Sonos charges what they do for the convenience and integration factors. It is not because of their sound quality properties. If ease of use is primary concern for whole house audio go Sonos. If quality is your primary focus then I would look elsewhere.
I have only heard a couple systems in homes, I would say comfortable restaurant dinner music, nothing more... It could have been what they were feeding it, or settings, but it seems as though Sonos is on Valium... trying to please everyone,, don't get too excited,, chill... lounge lizard time... Maybe it is just over-manipulation that I hear; "Zone Options" for "Volume Leveling",, sorry not buying in... I can't get excited about paying for a closed set of components,, paying to play... when it sounds like a haze moving in... Sonos = Soma ''Hug me till you drug me, honey;
Kiss me till I'm in a coma;
Hug me, honey, snuggly bunny;
Love's as good as soma." There are better solutions; hide the components if you must,, not the sound... get Otto Sound instead;)
Bose systems; fun but artificial and it would get old fast, movies fine...
Hey thanks for your response, and the info in and passion in it.