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Sonos One Gen 2 (White) Voice Activated Smart Speaker Refurb £143.10 with code @ Richer Sounds
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Sonos One Gen 2 (White) Voice Activated Smart Speaker Refurb £143.10 with code @ Richer Sounds

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Posted 6th Feb

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Wouldn't buy any more sonos given their recent end of life announcements. Lost my custom
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Wouldn't buy any more sonos given their recent end of life announcements. Lost my custom
Great price for great product, plenty of years in them yet
Winter9806/02/2020 20:01

Wouldn't buy any more sonos given their recent end of life announcements. …Wouldn't buy any more sonos given their recent end of life announcements. Lost my custom


The new CEO who started all of this mess because of his arrogance has recant the end of life support statement, but I'm like you and NOT be buying anymore sonos products.

In fact, I'm selling the lot before they become worthless.
wezzman1106/02/2020 20:12

The new CEO who started all of this mess because of his arrogance has …The new CEO who started all of this mess because of his arrogance has recant the end of life support statement, but I'm like you and NOT be buying anymore sonos products.In fact, I'm selling the lot before they become worthless.


What have you got?
Would never buy sonos. This is not a barginin!
I've got two player ones (non alexa) a player 5 and three zone players (80s and 90s I think). Hope there will be an open source software alternative down the line
Think I'll hang on to mine for now
The puffery on Richer's website still says -
"...the Sonos One is designed to look every bit as good in years to come as it does now. Yet Sonos have taken the idea of design longevity further by engineering in the ability to update the electronics through future software updates. With its increased memory and updated processor, the One has more potential for future upgrades than ever."
Yeah, right... !
Apart from the voice integration stuff (which I don't want) is there any difference in power/sound quality compared to the Play 1?

In any case, I have a Play 3, I might consider another small speaker but that's about it. I will be on the lookout for a good soundbar setup later in the year. I was thinking about a beam/sub but I'm totally off it now - I hate how hardware that you buy can by basically turned off by the manufacturer.
RedmanDealer06/02/2020 21:43

Apart from the voice integration stuff (which I don't want) is there any …Apart from the voice integration stuff (which I don't want) is there any difference in power/sound quality compared to the Play 1?In any case, I have a Play 3, I might consider another small speaker but that's about it. I will be on the lookout for a good soundbar setup later in the year. I was thinking about a beam/sub but I'm totally off it now - I hate how hardware that you buy can by basically turned off by the manufacturer.


There is the One SL, which is cheaper as it doesn't have the voice integration. If you're buying new, it probably makes more sense as they're only about £30 more expensive (if you find the right deal) than the Play:1 and not likely to get "legacied" any time soon!
wezzman1106/02/2020 20:12

The new CEO who started all of this mess because of his arrogance has …The new CEO who started all of this mess because of his arrogance has recant the end of life support statement, but I'm like you and NOT be buying anymore sonos products.In fact, I'm selling the lot before they become worthless.


Crazy. They are pulling further updated from 12yr old kit. Google and Microsoft does the same after 3 and 5yrs respectively. Grow up.
gezci06/02/2020 23:05

Crazy. They are pulling further updated from 12yr old kit. Google and …Crazy. They are pulling further updated from 12yr old kit. Google and Microsoft does the same after 3 and 5yrs respectively. Grow up.


Get your fact's correct!

One of my Connect amps I bought on 15th May 2015 from Amazon has been classified as legacy not even 5 years old till May.

Grow up!
Edited by: "smallstools" 6th Feb
smallstools06/02/2020 23:34

Get your fact's correct!One of my Connect amps I bought on 15th May 2015 …Get your fact's correct!One of my Connect amps I bought on 15th May 2015 from Amazon has been classified as legacy not even 5 years old till May.Grow up!


That the Connect Amp that was released in 2008? Just because it was bought 2015 doesn't mean it was released then.
gezci06/02/2020 23:05

Crazy. They are pulling further updated from 12yr old kit. Google and …Crazy. They are pulling further updated from 12yr old kit. Google and Microsoft does the same after 3 and 5yrs respectively. Grow up.


That isn’t the same. A windows XP computer still operates today as it did when it first released, it just doesn’t receive any new updates. What Sonos announced was to disable your device when they stop supporting it, so you can’t use it at all. They have recanted but the trust is gone.
scedwar07/02/2020 08:53

That isn’t the same. A windows XP computer still operates today as it did w …That isn’t the same. A windows XP computer still operates today as it did when it first released, it just doesn’t receive any new updates. What Sonos announced was to disable your device when they stop supporting it, so you can’t use it at all. They have recanted but the trust is gone.


Eh...did Sonos not just say the old devices won't receive any updates? The devices will not be disabled
gezci06/02/2020 23:05

Crazy. They are pulling further updated from 12yr old kit. Google and …Crazy. They are pulling further updated from 12yr old kit. Google and Microsoft does the same after 3 and 5yrs respectively. Grow up.


You're right, but Google nor Microsoft promises lifetime updates, but sonos does and hence part of the reason for their products high prices.

No matter who you are, a company like sonos can't promise something like this to differentiate themselves from the crowd then stab customer in the back. You might be OK being taken for a ride, but if I spend my hard earned money on a product and the company does not deliver it is right they are taken to task...

Rant over
wezzman1107/02/2020 11:14

You're right, but Google nor Microsoft promises lifetime updates, but …You're right, but Google nor Microsoft promises lifetime updates, but sonos does and hence part of the reason for their products high prices.No matter who you are, a company like sonos can't promise something like this to differentiate themselves from the crowd then stab customer in the back. You might be OK being taken for a ride, but if I spend my hard earned money on a product and the company does not deliver it is right they are taken to task...Rant over


Absolutely agree, and just to add that even when MS killed off the OS/software (XP, 7, etc) its probable that your hardware was capable of being upgraded to support newer OSs so you had options if you wanted keep your investment going.

For me, hardware/appliances should last until it physically breaks or you choose to buy something newer because you want new features etc, not because the manufacturer forces you to do it.

Sonos are pricing themselves next to premium sound equipment which can last for decades so should be held to the same standards.

From a sustainability point of view, the tech giants like Google & Sonos are setting a bad example for our throwaway culture. If it costs them money to provide long term support then maybe they need to rethink how they design products in the first place.
fuzzy_logic07/02/2020 09:02

Eh...did Sonos not just say the old devices won't receive any updates? The …Eh...did Sonos not just say the old devices won't receive any updates? The devices will not be disabled


Yes. The problem is that they backtracked after uproar from customers and reversed some of what they said, but the details of exactly what this means are very slim and somewhat ambiguous. In any case, the whole kerfuffle has destroyed years of trust in Sonos that will take time to rebuild. Anyone in the system is putting purchases on hold, or simply migrating away. If the Sonos kit radically reduced in price it wouldn’t matter and you would buy it like other short lived kit, but items like a Sonos amp for simply connecting a turntable to the system should at least try and last as long as the needle on my turntable... even if they have no chance of lasting as long as my turntable.

The whole episode has really shone a spotlight on the fact that these devices are entirely dependent on Sonos allowing you to continue to use them in the future. Contrast this with an AV receiver I have that is 10 years old. It can play music from my NAS and will continue to do so forever regardless of the manufacturer’s support, so long as the protocol for serving files continues to be supported by my NAS - which technically it can be. It might be less secure, and the app isn’t pretty, but the functionality isn’t disabled by the manufacturer once it gets older. I could still use it in decades to come. As I said, it is like a Windows XP computer - it still works today, it just isn’t updated and is less secure. Microsoft don’t kill the machine when they stop updates.

The other shocker with Sonos is the way that their recycling scheme is basically killing perfectly good equipment by disabling it remotely. You then get a 30% discount on a new Sonos device, whilst your old device goes in landfill as Sonos have bricked it. Imagine a mobile phone upgrade programme where old phones aren’t recycled but instead disabled and have to be put in landfill even though they are otherwise like new?
If you do want to buy despite all this, wait a few more months and Sonos stock will have to be discounted to clear unsold items.
smallstools06/02/2020 23:34

Get your fact's correct!One of my Connect amps I bought on 15th May 2015 …Get your fact's correct!One of my Connect amps I bought on 15th May 2015 from Amazon has been classified as legacy not even 5 years old till May.Grow up!


Unfortunately by 2015 it was already old technology by modern standards. Some Sonos products were marketed virtually unchanged for many years but the recent influx of competition from numerous electronics companies has forced them to be more innovative and regrettably your Connect has been one of the casualties.
RedmanDealer06/02/2020 21:43

Apart from the voice integration stuff (which I don't want) is there any …Apart from the voice integration stuff (which I don't want) is there any difference in power/sound quality compared to the Play 1?


Not sure about sound quality differences (probably minimal, if any), but a significant benefit of the One & One SL over Play 1 is Apple Airplay support.
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