Great Sub although a little expensive
When I had 2 Sonos Play 5's in the living room I still felt like the set-up missed something. I thought about buying a sub for quite a while and read a lot about it on the internet. What put me off of buying a Sub initially was
1) the price
2) a lot of comments on how the difference wouldn't be big enough to warrant the price (the Play5's have decent base without a Sub too)
3) the price ;)
After a while I decided to bite the bullet and fork out about $900 for the sub....... and never looked back.
The sound this sub produces together with ...the 2no. Play 5's is astonishing considering it's size, there is not much else I can say, it's just superb. I have had a sub in the past that doesn't come near the performance of this thing (although the costs didn't come near it either.....). Don't believe anyone that says the difference the sub makes to a set-up with 2no. Play 5's is not big enough..... it's in another league. As with all Sonos products the set-up us ridiculously simple (and I often wonder why Sonos can make this process so simple while no other tech manufacturer seems to be able to do the same..... ever tried setting up a new I-phone without regretting the purchase at least a few times.... I haven't) and the products all look amazing as well.
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An expensive paper weight
My Sonos SUB also just died, after 5 years.
The Sonos customer service team said to me 3% of their products are absolutely lemons and they expect their customers to return these and pay $700 (30% off RPP) for a refurbished one. They do not offer repair option which is an absolute joke, it could just be a burnt fuse. Such poor workmanship for a $1k speaker, its now an expensive paper weight.
Lasted 4 years and stopped working
Sonos has absolutely no confidence that their products would last, therefore only offer a 12 month warranty.
My $999 sub stopped working after 4 years, they wanted me to pay $690 to replace it with a refurbished unit. This is a joke as most good subs out there can last 10-20 yrs.
If you are after a banging cordless base, the sonos is second to none. Producing clear base, no matter how loud you have it cranked up.
The only downfall I don’t like about it is the shiny black. The dust gets stuck to it and any little scratch or knock shows up. A Matt finish would be perfect.
Otherwise I can’t fault this base, love it love it love it.
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This sub is very impressive, add +3 in the setup and play an action movie to enjoy or your favourite
We purchased the first sub for our sunroom and simply had to have one for in the lounge. If you love great sound quality, then this sub is well worth considering at its price point. I have heard a number of people complaining about the Sonos wireless regarding drop-outs. If you buy the Sonos bridge and run the latest firmware updates on your equipment. This resolves any issues, I'm running three complete and separate Sonos systems in my home and have never had any problems with any of the equipment. This gear is top quality and produces excellent results, music becomes more pleasurable due to the performance of system across all frequencies. The clarity is what makes this system worth every cent spent.
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Say good bye to all those cables
The Sonos Sub is a stand alone unit with a sleek modern appearance and the added advantage of only one power cable Say goodbye to all those speaker cables, audio cables and the transformer power cable lead. Operating via WI Fi it can be placed in a powerpoint anywhere in the room The Sonos Sub enhances and improves the sound quality of both the Sonos 5 and Sonos Sound Bar. Easy to install, operate and connect to the sonos speaker system I would highly recommend the Sonos Sub for Sonos users seeking richer sound quality and good value for money.
I thought initially is it excessive to have with the play bar? Well it was a bonus when I also used it in the alfresco area and connected it to the sonos amp. The functionality was great as it's truely portable (power close by required). Let's face its no high end audio. However the product needs the credit. It works it's does what it's meant to do. The thing Ioved most that it can connect to the other sonos speakers without complications. I have always been a sonos user. I did buy a Bose home theatre used it 4 x. Bose system Now for sale...! . The sonos is alot easier to use especially through your phone app. The sound bar and sub are actively listening to the TV. Once the tv is on the sonos works. The sonos sub and soundbar then work through the TV controller. It's easy and simple to use. The sound results are very impressive . Must note Andrew at Harvey Norman caringbah. Exceptional service. It's ok what I would've wasted taking family on holidays I spent at Harvey $ 7k plus on various goods
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