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    sonos vs squeezebox

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    could sonos players be an alternative to squeezebox? which are differences?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nervoteso View Post
    hi
    could sonos players be an alternative to squeezebox? which are differences?
    Yes.

    67K music library tracks limit.

    The worst aspect of Sonos is the limited control options - smartphone or Desktop app. No remotes, altho' they claim alexa control is only a matter of weeks away.

    Expensive, imho.
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    track limit could be lower depending on how elaborate your tags are .
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    Quote Originally Posted by nervoteso View Post
    hi
    could sonos players be an alternative to squeezebox? which are differences?
    Buy Sonos and control them with LMS :-)
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    Sonos is WAY over priced and you are COMPLETELY stuck doing it their way! You MUST use their hardware. Sonos in my opinion is for people that think iTunes is the way to organize one's Music and that need plug and play. YMMV!

    The Sonos rep at CEDIA asked me to say one good thing about Sonos and my reply was simply, "It's expensive!".
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    Quote Originally Posted by iPhone View Post
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    Sonos is WAY over priced and you are COMPLETELY stuck doing it their way! You MUST use their hardware. Sonos in my opinion is for people that think iTunes is the way to organize one's Music and that need plug and play. YMMV!

    The Sonos rep at CEDIA asked me to say one good thing about Sonos and my reply was simply, "It's expensive!".
    I don't fully agree. They look good, they sound good. I created the upnpbridge because I wanted to have LMS controlling Sonos. It works pretty well and give me both worlds
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    don't do sonos. go with bluesound. everything about bluesound is a million times better than sonos:

    - 192/24 support
    - MQA support
    - Bluetooth support
    - in a side to side comparison on how things sound with same speakers, bluesound is way better
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhallag View Post
    don't do sonos. go with bluesound. everything about bluesound is a million times better than sonos:

    - 192/24 support
    - MQA support
    - Bluetooth support
    - in a side to side comparison on how things sound with same speakers, bluesound is way better
    what is bluesound? is it available in italy?

    VAULT 2 is really interesting. could i rip my cds and stream it!

    how about cockatil audio x12?

    yes but it costs very very very much
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    Quote Originally Posted by philippe_44 View Post
    Buy Sonos and control them with LMS :-)
    could i use sonos as a LMS monitor? i think those boxes sound good
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    Quote Originally Posted by nervoteso View Post
    could i use sonos as a LMS monitor? i think those boxes sound good
    Sorry I don't understand
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