Audio quality of Sonos speaker vs traditional bookshelf speaker?
January 4, 2014 9:13 AM Subscribe
We have a new Sonos Play 5 (just one for now) and are comparing the audio quality to a 40 year old small advent bookshelf speaker run from an equally old Luxman receiver.
For the comparison we set the Luxman to mono, selected a single speaker, and used a Yo-Yo Ma CD. I ripped a couple of tracks to flac to play on the Sonos. We are not audiophiles and our 60+year old ears are not going to be overly discriminating, especially to high notes.
Compared with the Advents, the Sonos seems to lack clarity and crispness. Question: am I missing something or just experiencing the inherent limitations of the Sonos speaker?
If this is an inherent limitation of the Sonos speaker, then I guess our next step would be to get a Sonos connect or connect:amp, with third party speakers. If this is an inherent limitation of the Sonos approach (and not just the speaker), then I guess we should return the whole thing.
All comments and thoughts are appreciated. Thanks