Sonos Play:1 - Starter Bundle (2 x Play:1) £269 @ Currys (£249 with o2 priority)
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Sonos Play:1 - Starter Bundle (2 x Play:1) £269 @ Currys (£249 with o2 priority)

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Found 24th Jan 2016
The play:1 bundles are now £269 in store at Currys Digital as they are clearing stock.

This is in store only but should be nationwide dependant on stock levels, I got mine from Doncaster and they had 4 more packs on the shelf.

Hope this helps someone other then me

Can be had for £249 if you use o2 priority thanks to nicky_d00

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Excellent thank you.

Picked a set up in Bristol (last ones in longwell green), used the £20 off with o2 priority offer so paid £249. Amazing offer

Wonder why on clearance. Good deal
Edited by: "cava83" 24th Jan 2016

Original Poster

nicky_d00

Picked a set up in Bristol (last ones in longwell green), used the £20 … Picked a set up in Bristol (last ones in longwell green), used the £20 off with o2 priority offer so paid £249. Amazing offer



Great use of codes wish I was as savvy! I have o2 priority aswell... completely forgot to check!! will update deal.

Original Poster

cava83

Wonder why on clearance. Good deal



I believe they just are no longer stocking the starter packs they are still selling the singles.... @ £149 each

Would rather put my money together and get the new play 5.
Good price tho.

mxer450

Would rather put my money together and get the new play 5.Good price tho.



Plenty say 2 x 1''s are better than 1 x 5 for separation etc. Only drawback is less connectivety.

Tyran

Great use of codes wish I was as savvy! I have o2 priority aswell... … Great use of codes wish I was as savvy! I have o2 priority aswell... completely forgot to check!! will update deal.



Yeah, I'd forgotten, paid full price and went back later the same day. They were good and refunded the difference!

Tyran

I believe they just are no longer stocking the starter packs they are … I believe they just are no longer stocking the starter packs they are still selling the singles.... @ £149 each



Thanks very much. Really want to start out woth Sonos but really needs to be 100% wife friendly. Makes my life easier

Do these need to have a Ethernet cable attached or can they work off Wi-Fi? I've been looking at these for a while but am a bit wary as they do not offer Bluetooth. Also can I ask can you get the sound from your TV to come through these?

Cheers.
Edited by: "BeerGoggles" 24th Jan 2016

JohnnyUtah

Plenty say 2 x 1''s are better than 1 x 5 for separation etc. Only … Plenty say 2 x 1''s are better than 1 x 5 for separation etc. Only drawback is less connectivety.



I'm going to disagree unfortunately. I'm a massive Sonos fan and have it kitted out throughout my house. 2 x Play 1 IMO lacks the bass and can sound a bit soulless in a big room. The single Play 5 (especially the new one) is so much better.

I think if you go 2 x Play 1 with a sub, the separation will come into its own but without it, then the Play 5 wins it.

BeerGoggles

Do these need to have a Ethernet cable attached or can they work off … Do these need to have a Ethernet cable attached or can they work off Wi-Fi? I've been looking at these for a while but am a bit wary as they do not offer Bluetooth. Also can I ask can you get the sound from your TV to come through these?Cheers.



No need for Ethernet as it can run via wifi. To get tv sound through these I believe you need the playbar which connects via optical cable and connect to the play-1's for surround sound.... (There is probably some fancy way of getting around this...) The play-1's are suitable for music streaming services e.g Spotify

BeerGoggles

Do these need to have a Ethernet cable attached or can they work off … Do these need to have a Ethernet cable attached or can they work off Wi-Fi? I've been looking at these for a while but am a bit wary as they do not offer Bluetooth. Also can I ask can you get the sound from your TV to come through these?Cheers.


No sound from your TV with these. You need a Playbar or Play:5 for that (I know you can also do it with the connect line of products but the lag is unbearable)

Just been to the Solihull one. Said this deal ended Christmas Eve there. They were not interested in honouring it.

Just been to the Solihull one. Said this deal ended Christmas Eve there. They were not interested in honouring it.

stores are saying this is / was a Christmas special only... (bit odd) and no stock left. Though never trust the sales staff in Curry's to be honest...

3 more left now!
It was a Christmas deal that ended on the 31st December. None left in my local Currys, but it was worth the trip to Doncaster (High St) for this deal.
Thanks for posting.

If you have a Tesco nearby and can take advantage of the Curry's and O2 deal it would be worth getting £250 of Currys gift cards as that will bag you £7.50 worth of Clubcard points that you may be able to convert into £30 on some Clubcard redemption deals.

Purchased one using O2 priority discount at currys at parkgate, Rotherham an hour ago. 249.99... Staff said there weren't any. They were behind the tills. There are 2 left if anyone wants to grab a bargain!

Are these better than the pure Jongos? They look almost identical

nice! I got this bundle for my parents last Christmas. It's a must have in my opinion. Set up is so easy, no ethernet needed (all wireless) control from any computer, phone etc - set up profiles e.g. one speaker in kitchen another in hallway... and the sound quality is well above average I have a lot of expensive audio equipment and these are very good.

Agh, so want to buy this!! But have been informed by the other half "not on your bloody life".... So I think that's a maybe?!

Get two Azatom stealth Air (with bluetooth) for this.

Worth the price for a simpleton?

cava83

Wonder why on clearance. Good deal


they are overrated and don't sound great, though for the money they are ok

Its overrated as isheep owners or fashion victims like the look of them, just like this laughably bad devialet speaker/amp


Edited by: "royals" 25th Jan 2016

royals

they are overrated and don't sound great, though for the money they are … they are overrated and don't sound great, though for the money they are okIts overrated as isheep owners or fashion victims like the look of them, just like this laughably bad devialet speaker/amp


What would be a better product then? By the sounds of it (no pun intended) its simply that they're moving to an individual package arrangement only. I used to have a nice arcam setup but can't be bothered with all the cabling anymore and additionally, ease of use is key (female use mainly)

Thanks

Can someone explain to a novice like myself the Sonos verses Bose, I don't know which to buy and I want it for tv surround sound as well TIA

..they work well, they're simple to use and they're well supported - a very established product. Sound wise the 1s are pretty decent (be sure to tweak the EQ buried in room settings which a ton of people miss). You can't really compare these to BT based ones as BT falls apart the moment you want to do anything remotely fancy with multiple zones. At this price they're worth every penny.

I've never rated them for TV/movie use but that's just me, I think the soundbar/sub and requirement of extra play speakers for other channels makes them poor value for money - I have a dedicated setup for that personally.

A great side effect of using Sonos is you can use them as wifi access points - so I can connect to wifi via my bedroom Play 1 where my house wifi wont reach and is more reliable than using extenders. You just need to install the Sonos client on the device and enable access to Sonosnet. Certainly works for Android devices though I dont think IOS devices can do this. In the living room I have plugged in both TV and NOW TV box to the Playbar ethernet ports to get a reliable connection back to the router and out to internet!

Edited by: "ursusltd" 25th Jan 2016

Several stores near me are saying that the offer finished in December.

I'm sure Sonos have magazines on payroll. If you ring richer sounds to ask what they recommend for lunch, they will tell you that you need sonos. It really isn't that good for the money (my opinion). There are a lot of people trying to defend it, because they want to justify the huge amount they spent. They usually don't allow anyone else to have a view, but after I looked into it for a long while, heres pictures of what I ended up with.

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2VnlZrRWTt2Ry12NF9ZZ25SS3M/view?usp=sharing

Digifunk 3 wireless media streaming devices. £39.99 each. You can connect to them wirelessly with anything including Spotify connect, which is what I use. You then connect these to any speaker or hifi that you wish to access wirelessly.

LEPY 2024a Amplifier £17.99 each. You will only need this part if you are using passive speakers like I am.

Eaudio 120W Ceiling speakers £19.99 / pair
http://www.amazon.co.uk/E-Audio-Ceiling-Speaker-Offset-Tweeters/dp/B003S8KKRY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1453717427&sr=1-1&keywords=ceiling+speaker

All in all I paid about £330 with all the cables to have my entire house on wireless audio from my phone, pc or tablet. I was advised by everyone that sonos was the only way to do what I was trying to do and they were wrong.
Edited by: "suited72" 25th Jan 2016

Thank you for sharing, very interesting.

suited72

I'm sure Sonos have magazines on payroll. If you ring richer sounds to … I'm sure Sonos have magazines on payroll. If you ring richer sounds to ask what they recommend for lunch, they will tell you that you need sonos. It really isn't that good for the money (my opinion). There are a lot of people trying to defend it, because they want to justify the huge amount they spent. They usually don't allow anyone else to have a view, but after I looked into it for a long while, heres pictures of what I ended up with.https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2VnlZrRWTt2ZUZUN0NOOGlmN00/view?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2VnlZrRWTt2TmpYcjRVS0pMNjQ/view?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2VnlZrRWTt2Ry12NF9ZZ25SS3M/view?usp=sharingDigifunk 3 wireless media streaming devices. £39.99 each. You can connect to them wirelessly with anything including Spotify connect, which is what I use. You then connect these to any speaker or hifi that you wish to access wirelessly.LEPY 2024a Amplifier £17.99 each. You will only need this part if you are using passive speakers like I am. Eaudio 120W Ceiling speakers £19.99 / pairhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/E-Audio-Ceiling-Speaker-Offset-Tweeters/dp/B003S8KKRY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1453717427&sr=1-1&keywords=ceiling+speakerAll in all I paid about £330 with all the cables to have my entire house on wireless audio from my phone, pc or tablet. I was advised by everyone that sonos was the only way to do what I was trying to do and they were wrong.


i bought a Sonos Play 1, and could not get it working at all. I then phoned Sonos support and the guy got it working for me but not before going through a lot of settings and other stuff on my PC.
Great I thought, now I can use it...wrong!!!
The next day I tried it another room and nothing as the app on both my phoner and tablet could not find it. I then loaded up the sonos desktop program, and that did actually find the speaker. I started to play a music track to the speaker and nothing, no sound at all.
I am just going to stick with my £78 cheapo wireless speakers that play anywhere inside or even outside.

As for the Play 1 speaker, it's going back.
Edited by: "avalon50" 25th Jan 2016

Phoned Currys to check stock but as its not on the website they're struggling to find it. Anyone got the product code for this?

avalon50

i bought a Sonos Play 1, and could not get it working at all. I then … i bought a Sonos Play 1, and could not get it working at all. I then phoned Sonos support and the guy got it working for me but not before going through a lot of settings and other stuff on my PC.Great I thought, now I can use it...wrong!!! The next day I tried it another room and nothing as the app on both my phoner and tablet could not find it. I then loaded up the sonos desktop program, and that did actually find the speaker. I started to play a music track to the speaker and nothing, no sound at all. I am just going to stick with my £78 cheapo wireless speakers that play anywhere inside or even outside.As for the Play 1 speaker, it's going back.



Maybe you had a faulty one? Can't blame the whole product on your single experience.

I don't have a Sonos system, so cannot vouch for it, but I am in the IT world and thus technical.

Why don't you ask for a replacement and see if that experience is still the same?

This would be the same as buying a brand new Samsung TV for instance and the wireless not working on it, would you say every single Samsung TV is faulty?......

Order a replacement, then see how you feel

Good luck


Yeah a product code would be handy if possible please OP. Had the same response about it not being on website from the team at Trafford Park and I couldn't see any on the shelves, although the lass did remember they did have starter packs over Chrimbo.
Edited by: "darkh0rse" 25th Jan 2016

No luck in Poole

kklown

Phoned Currys to check stock but as its not on the website they're … Phoned Currys to check stock but as its not on the website they're struggling to find it. Anyone got the product code for this?


Black bundle 134476
White bundle 134475

BeerGoggles

Do these need to have a Ethernet cable attached or can they work off … Do these need to have a Ethernet cable attached or can they work off Wi-Fi? I've been looking at these for a while but am a bit wary as they do not offer Bluetooth. Also can I ask can you get the sound from your TV to come through these?Cheers.



yes, they work on wireless, however if you want to add a Sub or Surround speakers then you will need a bridge (obsolete) or boost. The Playbar connects to the TV, but make sure the TV outputs 5.1 from the digital optical as most only send out 5.1 from digital freeview, i connect mine direct to the skybox, and when I want to use a DVD player you can either move the cable or use a splitter. this way its 5.1 if the programme is outputting in 5.1.

GSXR1000_Steve

yes, they work on wireless, however if you want to add a Sub or Surround … yes, they work on wireless, however if you want to add a Sub or Surround speakers then you will need a bridge (obsolete) or boost. The Playbar connects to the TV, but make sure the TV outputs 5.1 from the digital optical as most only send out 5.1 from digital freeview, i connect mine direct to the skybox, and when I want to use a DVD player you can either move the cable or use a splitter. this way its 5.1 if the programme is outputting in 5.1.



I have a Playbar and Sub, but I don't need either the bridge or boost
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