If you’re in the market for a new music system, there has never been a better time to get one with every feature you could imagine. Most of us can remember the clunky methods of listening to our digital music before the coming of iPods and other devices that made this much easier.
Now Sonos had made things even better. They’ve created a platform that allows you to listen to all of the music in your personal collection, in addition to any online music platforms you use.
From one easy interface you can access Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, and much much more. Navigating the interface is about as intuitive as anything I’ve ever used. You simply install the Sonos app on your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad and off you go.
There are a few different pieces of equipment that you can choose from. One is a stand-alone music box that produces excellent sound quality with a very small footprint. You can even pair two of these Sonos unites together to form a stereo pair. You will be amazed at the sound quality.
Another unit is an amplified version that can hook up directly to speakers you already own. It has a decent amount of power, though you probably wouldn’t want to use it on a pair of floor-standing speakers. At most you would want to drive a small pair of bookshelf speakers. All of the functionality is exactly the same though. Volume and music can all be controlled from within the Sonos app on your smart device.
Finally there is a passive unit that is connected to your stereo or surround sound receiver. Again this piece incorporates the exact same interface as the others. Volume control can be initiated from the app or through the remote you use to control your receiver.
When it comes to a whole house solution, it doesn’t get any easier than this system. Once you have installed all of the unis, you will use software to configure the system and identify which room is which. Then you can listen to an independent source in each room, or you can group multiple rooms together and control them at the same time. Volume can be controlled independently in each room.
Installation is a snap. The software leads you through everything. One important point is to make sure you leave the units in an area that is easy to access. Installation requires that you press a button on each unit to initiate it onto the system. And occasionally you’ll need to be able to access in case the system goes down, though I’ve owned mine for several years and have only had to reset the system on a couple of occasions. And that was typically because my network was down for an extended period of time.
If you want a music system that is incredibly easy to use very affordable, you can’t beat the Sonos Music system. You can find more information on this website.