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pressurized
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New home (wifi) sound system
Going from a Sonos Link hardwired system with Control 4 speaker zones. New house isn't hardwired anywhere.

I like the Sonos app setup now, but am wondering what else is out there. Figuring some Sonos Ones throughout the house, and a Move in the covered and open patio.

Basement will have a dedicated receiver/surround sound (recs also appreciated), and would like access to 2.1 wifi sound for rec area (tower stereo?). TVs besides that will have soundbars.

Any recs would be appreciated. Price is not a factor. I consider myself an audiophile, but convenience is king at this point in my life.


patnuh
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re: New home (wifi) sound system
I was in the exact same situation with our new place that we bought a few months ago. Nothing is gonna sound like it did hardwired. The Sonos soundbar is good but not anything special. Where they get you is ease of use and connectivity. It sounds decent enough and my wife and kid can work it if I’m not home. I left my 2.1 system for the sun room to blast away in when I can.

ETA: I looked at KEF, Dali, and Yamaha. If the Yamaha soundbar and subwoofer paired better together I might have kept them. The crossover is so damn high it was hard to watch regular tv…my living room has a vaulted ceiling and the sound just boomed everywhere. Cranked up, it sounded great for the price. App not bad either.
This post was edited on 7/19 at 3:23 pm


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CAD703X
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convenience is king at this point in my life.
there you go. It doesn't get any easier than Sonos and you can run Ethernet to one of the speakers and it will set up it's own bulletproof wireless network.

One of the best smart home things I've bought. Zero regrets.


shawnlsu
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convenience is king at this point in my life.

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It doesn't get any easier than Sonos



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lsujunky
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convenience is king at this point in my life


I don't think anything is easier than Sonos. I purchased a Bose 700 soundbar and base module. I keep it about a week. It keep turning off after being on for a while. I tried all the things they said to try and finally said F it. I paid way to much for this to have to turn it off and back on to make it work. The funny thing is it would never happen at the same interval and after you turned it off and back on it would stay on till you turned it off at night. I returned it for a Sonos beam and sub and haven't had any connectivity problems with it and I think the Sonos sounds better than the Bose. I may add two One SL's to my current setup and I would also like to see what another sub added in would sound like.


laslabjohn
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I have the beam, sub, and 1sls in my bedroom very very good for what it is..


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DoubleDown
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I don't think anything is easier than Sonos

It's not but the OG Apple Homepods beat the breaks off of sonos (and I own both). However, the OG HomePod is now dead but I fully expect Apple to re-enter the super expensive/great sounding smart speaker game again very soon.


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Sonos
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audiophile


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Oenophile Brah
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Is the Arc soundbar considered over priced? I noticed no one mentioned it.

I’m following as I’m thinking of going the Sonos route.


jttasty
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I have the bose 700. It took awhile to connect but it was good after that; however, I feel the sound sucks. It sucks even with the bass module. My polk signa s2 and s3 blows the bose out of the water


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patnuh
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s the Arc soundbar considered over priced? I noticed no one mentioned it.


I’ve got an Arc and sub in living room. It’s good but not great. I think you’re paying for the connections. If I just wanted a soundbar and sub I woulda bought something for half the price, but I wanted to connect it to kitchen without having my wife ask me to help every other time.


CAD703X
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wanted to connect it to kitchen without having my wife ask me to help every other time.
winner winner chicken dinner.

Wife says she can't wait for me to pass so she can rip out every smart switch in the house but she loves her some Sonos.
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TigerWise
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re: New home (wifi) sound system
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Is the Arc soundbar considered over priced? I noticed no one mentioned it.


Might be the only product in SONOS lineup that isn’t overpriced.

I just remembered you wanted me to look at something for you. Been crazy times.


Oenophile Brah
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I just remembered you wanted me to look at something for you. Been crazy times.

Feels like an understatement. No rush but it’s something I’m starting to think about again. Let me know when you have time to discuss further.


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