Free SONOS Bridge (£39) with any Play 1/3/5 Purchase
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Free SONOS Bridge (£39) with any Play 1/3/5 Purchase

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Found 14th Oct 2013
SONOS are offering a free Bridge with any Play ordered. From now until the end of the year.

This coincides with the launch of the new Play 1. Which looks excellent.

I've linked to the official site but the deal seems to be everywhere. Here it is on Amazon - amazon.co.uk/gp/…nos

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Does it apply to the sound bar?

really wondering if I should buy a play 5 or not, anyone got one?

I've got two, used in separate rooms. Great pieces of kit, highly recommended!

I have to say that the whole Sonos eco system is amazing. I bought into it just over a year ago and have 2 play 5's and 3 Play 3's. I plan on getting my 3 kids a Play 1 each for their bedrooms when I can save enough. I subscribe to Spotify so for £10 a month I do literally have any song / album I want on tap. On top of that it can play podcasts directly from my iphone and every radio station is available through the tunein app for free as well.

Bet you cant guess but I love my sonos system, problem is it is soooo addictive.

ratty321

really wondering if I should buy a play 5 or not, anyone got one?

YES!

I just wish they were cheaper, there is going to be a lot more devices in the coming months with Spotify integrated. I don't know if i should take the plunge now or wait...

Sonos gear is great I don't regret getting any of the money I've spent on them would like 24bit support for flac and DTS for the sound bar but what it does it does well.

ratty321

really wondering if I should buy a play 5 or not, anyone got one?



Yes, have a play 5, highly recommend it , can't really fault the sound, software or practicality. Everything just works as it should

Great bit of kit, have two play3 money we'll spent... Going to invest it a couple of the new play 1 speakers

Meant to post this the other day. Waiting for the Play1 and replacing 3 x Pure Jongo's which are all very well, but won't support Spotify and the wifi is patchy as. Pure are going to get slammed by these given they're the same price... hot.
Edited by: "s1m0nc" 17th Oct 2013

Looks like a response to Bose launching their competing wireless system. I'm continually tempted to buy into Sonos but every time Ilisten to them in-store the sound is thin and plasticy; it just doesn't compare well to my current mix of philips, B&W and Bose Airplay speakers. Sonos may be more versatile, but if the sound quality is poor, I can't see the value.:|

Jeezeypeeps

Looks like a response to Bose launching their competing wireless system. … Looks like a response to Bose launching their competing wireless system. I'm continually tempted to buy into Sonos but every time Ilisten to them in-store the sound is thin and plasticy; it just doesn't compare well to my current mix of philips, B&W and Bose Airplay speakers. Sonos may be more versatile, but if the sound quality is poor, I can't see the value.:|



Sonos kicks the ass out of all of the above, sound quality and depth is excellent. So easy to use, excellent iPhone app

We have a few SONOS Play:5 at work and they're easy to use and the sound quality is amazing. Very expensive though, I couldn't justify spending out £300+ for home use
Edited by: "soton26" 17th Oct 2013

frontel

Sonos kicks the ass out of all of the above, sound quality and depth is … Sonos kicks the ass out of all of the above, sound quality and depth is excellent. So easy to use, excellent iPhone app



Slightly optimistic maybe? I've never met anyone who thinks a Sonos speaker 'kicks the ass' out of a Zeppelin

Don't forget that you can hook a Sonos Amp up to a decent set of speakers. You don't need a Play 1, 3 or 5. I am a Sonos convert. It is easy to set up and in the one instance where I did have a small issue the phone support resolved this within a few minutes.

Original Poster

Yeah that's quite a claim. Although I do think recent Bose kit is overrated there is nothing particularly special about the sound from a Sonos speaker. It's just good. Really good though.

Also I find it gets better the higher the volume.

I've gone through various setups and settled with Sonos mainly for the convenience.

Soong

Yeah that's quite a claim. Although I do think recent Bose kit is … Yeah that's quite a claim. Although I do think recent Bose kit is overrated there is nothing particularly special about the sound from a Sonos speaker. It's just good. Really good though.Also I find it gets better the higher the volume.I've gone through various setups and settled with Sonos mainly for the convenience.



Maybe that's the problem with Sonos in-store demos; they never get cranked up far enough to sound really good? I find the small Bose speakers sound good at low volume but become a bit muddied at higher levels. Maybe the opposite of Sonos?

I like the quick access preset buttons on the new Bose stuff that means I could assign an internet radio station to a button and have it play instantly. Does Sonos have anything similar?

I managed to pick up a Play:3 and a Play:5 in the Comet fire sale with 70% off!! Couldn't tell much difference in sound quality between the two (both great) so flogged the Play:5 for just under RRP so got a free Play:3 essentially. Really pleased with it. Off to the states next week where the Play:1 will already be out. Might snap one up (work out about £125-130 with free bridge) Only difference will be the plugs but presume they are just normal kettle leads?
Edited by: "wozwebs" 17th Oct 2013

Buy it!

We have 2x Play 5s (actually S5's as they're 4 years old now), 2x Play 3s and a Connect. We are looking at a couple of S1's for the kids too as they are capable of going in a bathroom due to humidity control.

We subscribe to Napster for £5 per month and we have no cd players or radios in the house (can't get a signal where we live anyway). We stream everything and even the more obscure stuff our eldest has just streams straight from her phone. We have one in our bedroom which works as an alarm clock; one in the kitchen for cooking time and breakfast; one in the study for while working; one in our family room for the kids; and the connect in our living room which is linked in to our Onkyo surround sound system if we want straight out sound quality.

Around 4 years ago my wife wanted to move house and the deal was she could get the house if I got the Sonos system! Everybody in our family loves it and I wouldn't go without it.

We are looking at replacing a couple of our bathrooms and I was going to install a couple of amps in the loft space with some ceiling speakers, but they have shot themselves in the foot with the S1 which I can just leave in bedroom plugged in and drag through to the bathroom when needed. That means I will pay only £169 rather than £399+speakers. Not as good as I wanted originally, but the price dictates that's what's happening.

We are a family of 6 (kids are between 9 and 16) and everybody loves and uses the Sonos kit with their phones every day. We wouldn't go without it. When we first got ours in late 2009 it was so ahead of the times that even now there's no real competition against them.

Only thing is I don't really understand the Playbar and Sub for the money. There's some much better equipment for the same money (we have a very nice Onkyo system which sounds better and was considerably cheaper which we run Sky, Blu-Ray, TV and Sonos output through) and you can discreetly add a Connect to it giving it the same functionality.

wozwebs

I managed to pick up a Play:3 and a Play:5 in the Comet fire sale with … I managed to pick up a Play:3 and a Play:5 in the Comet fire sale with 70% off!! Couldn't tell much difference in sound quality between the two (both great) so flogged the Play:5 for just under RRP so got a free Play:3 essentially. Really pleased with it. Off to the states next week where the Play:1 will already be out. Might snap one up (work out about £125-130 with free bridge) Only difference will be the plugs but presume they are just normal kettle leads?



Sounds like an idea. We go back to Disney next summer and I may look at that too. Leads can be bought off Amazon or eBay for the 3 or 5 and they are about a tenner each. We had to get one after our puppy chewed through the original.

Silly question now, if I got the play 1 and bridge I could then stream from napster.... Would this unit connect directly to napster or would I have to use iPhone, iPad, laptop etc to stream through so I can select tracks etc directly from the play1?

John Lewis have been doing this since they started selling them.

This is fantastic kit and pleased they now do a play one which I want for the kitchen etc. Interestingly I emailed Sonos to say what is the point of a free bridge for your existing customers. Thier reply was that i should take the free bridge and sell it on. I would prefer they send thier customers a voucher code...
Been looking around at retailers selling the play one and where i could use TCB or Quidco but not doing too well - anyone who has seen a deel apartf fron the free bridge please pass it on. ta

DaveOK

John Lewis have been doing this since they started selling them.



suppose the heat of the deal is focused towards the play 1

1jim

Silly question now, if I got the play 1 and bridge I could then stream … Silly question now, if I got the play 1 and bridge I could then stream from napster.... Would this unit connect directly to napster or would I have to use iPhone, iPad, laptop etc to stream through so I can select tracks etc directly from the play1?



As far as I can tell the unit links directly to Napster, Spotify etc.

The PLAY connects direct to Napster through the bridge, so you could select whatever station with your iPhone and could in theory turn the phone off and the PLAY would carry on streaming.

Thanks guys, am quite interested in this, has anyone heard it yet?

Can I play from the laptop as well (just in mp3 folder) or from music stored on iTunes either on laptop or iPad

Chouman

Buy it!We subscribe to Napster for £5 per month and we have no cd players … Buy it!We subscribe to Napster for £5 per month and we have no cd players or radios in the house (can't get a signal where we live anyway). We stream everything and even the more obscure stuff our eldest has just streams straight from her phone.Around 4 years ago my wife wanted to move house and the deal was she could get the house if I got the Sonos system! Everybody in our family loves it and I wouldn't go without it.We are a family of 6 (kids are between 9 and 16) and everybody loves and uses the Sonos kit with their phones every day.



This is great info thanks, and has set me thinking about my setup. Can I ask about nastier and sonos and how it works...
Napster seems to charge £5 for desktop access but £10 for iPhone etc. how do you connect to Napster, is it possible to get the desktop access and then use the sonos iPhone controller to select music choices or will I need to pay the £10 a month fee

1jim

Thanks guys, am quite interested in this, has anyone heard it yet?Can I … Thanks guys, am quite interested in this, has anyone heard it yet?Can I play from the laptop as well (just in mp3 folder) or from music stored on iTunes either on laptop or iPad



Yeah you can set up a share in the Sonos controller (windows app) to your MP3 folder and play them from there.

Wonder if the Play 1 will drop below £169. I don't believe so but some wishful thinking anyway.

Is Napster better than Spotify?

Have a free trial of Napster on my new sonos connect, am very happy so far, seamless streaming, not found any tracks missing yet that I've wanted to play. Very happy so far. Going to pick up a play one on tuesday

Original Poster

I imagine most of the services are pretty much the same - If a label wants their music on streaming services then I guess they'd want them on all of them. So I reckon the choice is pretty similar.

They all offer trials so I'd just say go with the one you prefer.

I go with Google Music but annoyingly that's not supported with these so not sure what to do. I use Google Play Magazines/Books/Music so want to stick with them in an OCD way.

Macronos is an app that lets you stream GPMAA through but I'm hoping for official support soon.

Have ordered 2 of these from HughesDirect...4.2% cash back on Topcashback AND 4% discount code from TCB as well...and Ill be selling the two free Bridges as I already have a fully up and running Sonos system,...so if anyone is looking for a cheap Bridge £22 delivered for any reason...let me know

harzo

Is Napster better than Spotify?



To put it simply no, I had napster on the free trial of one of my sonos play3's and now have spotify and I think it's far superior.

Plus if you've got/know someone with an NUS card you can get spotify for £5 a month.
Edited by: "forest2002" 2nd Nov 2013
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