Editors Liked

  • Easy as pie setup
  • SONOS platform is ideal for music lovers
  • Discrete 5.1 surround from compatible sources
  • Elegant looks
  • Wireless operation
  • Surprisingly effective low end response given the lack of a subwoofer
  • Flexible wireless streaming
  • Doesn't distort on deep bass at high volumes

Editors Didn't Like

  • Only compatible with Dolby Digital
  • Pricey ($699)
  • Not ideal for audiophiles
  • Single optical input
  • No DTS decoding
  • Limited by TVs in getting discrete 5.1 sound
  • Requires wired Ethernet unless you already have a Sonos Bridge
  • No hardware remote control
  • No 3.5mm input
  • Apps feel clunky
  • Needs more bass