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2007-10-26, 06:56
A Sonos or a Squeezebox. I currently have Sirius. Anyone think I'd be just as happy with one of my 2 choices as I am with Sirius?

2007-10-26, 08:32
A Sonos or a Squeezebox. I currently have Sirius. Anyone think I'd be just as happy with one of my 2 choices as I am with Sirius?

I guess it depends on what you're looking to get out of the setup.

There is a plugin to provide Sirius online streams to the Squeezebox


2007-10-26, 09:19
These two may be of interest:



2007-10-26, 09:24
There are quite a few threads already on this issue:

Here's a very recent one - http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=39623&highlight=sonos

To get the most tailored advice, tell us a bit about what's most important to you in any streaming music package, and people can tell you what may suit those requirements. For example - what format is your music in? Do you like to create your own playlists, or do you tend to play albums? Is the Sonos remote a big plus factor for you? Do you need Itunes or MusicIP integration? Last.fm? Pandora?

2007-10-26, 10:46
Not being a flamer or to rain on anyone’s parade, but what kind of real answer did you expect to get from a Forum for Squeezebox? Most of the users here have SB or Transporter (or both or more) if that tells one anything.

My advice would be to check a blog or Forum for digital devices/network media players in general. Having said that there are still things to think about even though this is a Forum for Slim Devices.

IMHO one is hard pressed to beat the Squeezebox for value and functionality. Slim Devices is an open source device so there is a huge group of people developing plugins for the SB. Did I mention you can’t beat it cost wise?! For the price of one Sonos Start-up Bundle, one can get three Squeezeboxes or half way to a Transporter. The SB is better at handling huge music libraries. And again it is only my opinion, but I think the SB ends up being more versatile and open to future improvement/functionality without having to be replaced. And I did say it was less then Three hundred Dollars, a third of the cost of a basic Sonos system.

2007-10-26, 12:17
We're cheaper, support more music formats, support more online services, our DAC is just as good or better than the Sonos, we work with your current wireless lan, and did I mention that we cost less too?