In times past, you’d come across some fairly major logistical issues if you wanted to be able to listen to your entire music collection anywhere in your home, let alone the garden. You’d either need to move your sound system, or put up with wires and cables trailing through doors and under rugs or spend a fortune on a wired home entertainment system.
The rise of digital and computer based music has made it much easier by adding the element of portability to your audio collection, yet the quality of sound from your phone or tablet usually doesn’t quite cut the mustard and do your music justice! This is where the wireless revolution comes in…..
You can now stream audio from a range of devices to speakers around the home using a wireless connection – without compromising on sound quality. There are different ways to do this, different products and technologies, but one of the companies to lead and shine, has been Sonos.
What is SONOS and how does it work?
Sonos is an American company founded in 2002 with a simple aim – to transform your home sound system for the digital age. It has released products and software designed to “fill every room” of your home and enable you to listen to any music in the world. The real advantage is the ease with which you can to access your own music collection and heaps of other online music and radio stations, The Sonos system works by initially connecting one single device to your home network. You can then add up to 32 speakers that all connect.
Control every room from every device
The thing I love most about Sonos is their Controller App. You simply download it to all of your smart phones, tablets and computers and it lets you browse and play your music. You can stream different songs in each room or group rooms together – all with a tap of a few buttons. I certainly listen to so much more and varied music than I did pre-Sonos. It really is so easy.
Access all the music on Earth!
Now that is a bold statement and yes, it is true! In addition to your own stored music collection, Sonos comes with a multitude of services to let you customise your playlist and explore new or forgotten music that is available online. These include, but are by no means limited to, Spotify, Napster, Deepzer and Last.Fm (however, you may need subscriptions for these). If you are feeling homesick, Sonos even enables you to tune into over 100,000 different global radio stations.
In terms of actual sound quality, the Sonos speakers really do sound amazing and really pack a punch. For something that can literally be picked up and plugged in anywhere, it’s pretty remarkable.
Is it going to break the bank?
The big question is – how much is this all going to cost? Believe it all not, Sonos speakers are unbelievable good value. The smallest Sonos Play 1 speaker is $349 and the largest Play 5 is $799. You can also start the system small with just one speaker and build it up over time.
If you are salivating at the thought of filling your home and garden with great music, we can help – not only can we bring our Sonos demo kit to you to let you sample and experience what all the hype is about,, you can also order your speakers though Tekkie Help and we can set up and configure everything for you – without you having to leave the house.
Tekkie Help is an authorised partner of Sonos. Call us now on 81138682 to request a Sonos price list, book a private demo or place your speaker order. In the meantime check out www.sonos.com.