About Sonos Speakers
Sonos speakers are famed for their ease of use, bringing wireless sound systems to the mainstream. Founded in California in 2002, integrating wireless technology into amplification systems and adding internet connectivity, Sonos was well ahead of its time. Now more than a decade old, the company is still known for its innovative approach and for combining these new ideas with a seal of quality.
Featuring a broad range of devices - from the simple one speaker set ups and controllers, right through to full home audio integration - Sonos have refined their systems over the years, making the controllers smaller and the speakers louder. Rather than relying on a dedicated remote, many Sonos systems can now take their instruction from smartphone apps, meaning that users have total control over their home audio using their iPhone or Android device on their home network.
Sonos have long claimed that their speakers are easy to set up. Using a proprietary communications system, establishing a network can be a simple process, though there exists a large amount of literature and help guide online for those who run into trouble.
Another key feature which has been cultivated through the years is the integration of digital radio systems. Music discovery platforms such as Last.fm and Pandora have long been built into the device, while the company has recently expanded in order to include popular streaming services such as TuneIn and Spotify. As well as online music, Sonos devices can connect to your iTunes music library and stream your music collection around the home. For those buying second hand, check the model number in order to ascertain which features are included.