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Sunday, 31 December 2023 17:23

Sonos vs WiiM - Best streaming audio players

Sonos vs WiiM

Sonos vs Wiim - What the the best streaming audio player?

 

Sonos vs WiiM streaming music players...what to buy? If you're a techie guy or gal, you may have read some stuff about WiiM. WiiM is one of the new players on the block that offers streaming pre-amps and streaming amplifiers that are chock-full of features at a very attractive price point. So what's the catch? See some of the pros-and-cons of Sonos vs WiiM as we see it in this video.

 

  • 00:00-00:20 Sonos vs WiiM
  • 00:45-01:20 Whole-house music options
  • 01:25-2:00 Apple Music and YouTube?
  • 02:04-03:15 Tech support options
  • 03:20-04:39 Amp power/ Sonos vs WiiM
  • 04:47-05:31 Overall cost

 

In a nutshell, for whole-house solutions or separate streaming speakers, Sonos is the way to go (watch the video for WHY). WiiM is a great solution if you want to add streaming audio to a legacy stereo or surround sound system that doesn't have some form of built-in Heos, MusicCast, etc. We will do a future write-up/video that details the new WiiM players streaming solutions.

 

This video is not sponsored. Please consider purchasing WiiM or Sonos through the Crutchfield links below if you aren't in the Southern California area. We make a small commission via this medium and this helps us buy products to review. THANKS!

 

✅ ?WiiM 60 watt X 2 streaming amplifier: https://www.pntra.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1HXY%2Fp_399WIMAMPG%2FWiiM-Amp-Gray.html

✅ WiiM Pro+ audio streamer (their BEST): https://www.pjtra.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1HUV%2Fp_399WIIMPPL%2FWiiM-Pro-Plus.html

✅ WiiM Pro Audio streamer: https://www.gopjn.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1HUU%2Fp_399WIIMPRO%2FWiiM-Pro.html

✅ Sonos ERA 300 Atmos speaker in BLACK (each): https://www.pntrs.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1G8L%2Fp_616ERA300B%2FSonos-Era-300-Black.html

✅ Sonos ERA 300 Atmos speaker in WHITE (each): https://www.pjtra.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1G8M%2Fp_616ERA300W%2FSonos-Era-300-White.html

✅ Sonos AMP 125 watts X 2: https://www.gopjn.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc15UE%2Fp_616AMP%2FSonos-Amp.html

✅ Sonos ARC soundbar in BLACK: https://www.pntra.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1A1R%2Fp_616ARCBK%2FSonos-Arc-Black.html

✅ Sonos ARC soundbar in WHITE: https://www.pjtra.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1A1Q%2Fp_616ARCWH%2FSonos-Arc-White.html

✅ Sonos BEAM soundbar in BLACK: https://www.pntrac.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1D94%2Fp_616BEAM2BK%2FSonos-Beam-Gen-2-Black.html

✅ Sonos BEAM soundbar in WHITE: https://www.pntrac.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1D93%2Fp_616BEAM2WH%2FSonos-Beam-Gen-2-White.html

✅ Sonos PORT streaming pre-amp: https://www.pntrac.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc18DH%2Fp_616PORT1BK%2FSonos-Port.html

✅ Sonos MOVE portable speaker in BLACK: https://www.pntrs.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc18DI%2Fp_616MOVEBK%2FSonos-Move-Black.html

✅ Sonos MOVE portable speaker in WHITE: https://www.pntrs.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1A8S%2Fp_616MOVEWH%2FSonos-Move-Lunar-White.html

✅ Sonos ROAM portable speaker in BLACK: https://www.pntrac.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1BWN%2Fp_616ROAMBK%2FSonos-Roam-Black.html

✅ Sonos FIVE best streaming speaker in BLACK: https://www.gopjn.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1A1S%2Fp_616SONOS5B%2FSonos-Five-Black.html

✅ Sonos FIVE best streaming speaker in WHITE: https://www.gopjn.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1A1V%2Fp_616SONOS5W%2FSonos-Five-White.html

 

#sonos #wiim #airetheaterdesigns #streaming #hifi #heos #musiccast

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Sonos Black Friday

Sonos Black Friday Sale! Save up to 25%

 

What is better than Sonos for audio enjoyment and whole-house sound? Sonos at up to 25% off...that's what! Right now to stimulate the economy and your love of music, you can save up to 25% on select Sonos products.

 

Sonos Soundbars and Sonos Home Theater below are 20% off!

 

  • Sonos Sub powered subwoofer
  • Sonos Arc
  • Sonos Beam
  • Sonos Ray
  •  

Sonos Portable speakers below are 25% off!

 

  • Sonos Roam
  • Sonos Move
  •  

Sonos portable speaker below is 20% off!

 

  • Sonos One SL

 

Sonos Amp and Pre-amp solutions below are $50-$100 off!

 

  • Sonos Amp
  • Sonos Port

 

Sales above end 11/27/2023 so make it snappy. Isn't your favorite Turkey worth it?

NOTE: See our Sonos page for video reviews and blog articles about the above.

https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/itemlist/tag/sonos

 

Please consider purchasing Sonos through the Crutchfield links below if you aren't in the Southern California area. We make a small commission via this medium and this helps support our video channel AND will let us go out to lunch at some point. THANKS!

 

✅ Sonos Sub Gen 3 (BLACK): https://www.pntrac.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1A1T%2Fp_616SUB3BK%2FSonos-Sub-Gen-3-Black.html

✅ Sonos Sub Gen 3 (WHITE): https://www.pjtra.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1A1W%2Fp_616SUB3WH%2FSonos-Sub-Gen-3-White.html

✅ Sonos ARC soundbar in BLACK: https://www.pntra.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1A1R%2Fp_616ARCBK%2FSonos-Arc-Black.html

✅ Sonos ARC soundbar in WHITE: https://www.pjtra.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1A1Q%2Fp_616ARCWH%2FSonos-Arc-White.html

✅ Sonos BEAM soundbar in BLACK: https://www.pntrac.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1D94%2Fp_616BEAM2BK%2FSonos-Beam-Gen-2-Black.html

✅ Sonos BEAM soundbar in WHITE: https://www.pntrac.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1D93%2Fp_616BEAM2WH%2FSonos-Beam-Gen-2-White.html

✅ Sonos MOVE portable speaker in BLACK: https://www.pntrs.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc18DI%2Fp_616MOVEBK%2FSonos-Move-Black.html

✅ Sonos MOVE portable speaker in WHITE: https://www.pntrs.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1A8S%2Fp_616MOVEWH%2FSonos-Move-Lunar-White.html

✅ Sonos ROAM portable speaker in BLACK: https://www.pntrac.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1BWN%2Fp_616ROAMBK%2FSonos-Roam-Black.html

✅ Sonos RAY soundbar in BLACK: https://www.pntrs.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1EDN%2Fp_616RAYBK%2FSonos-Ray-Black.html

✅ Sonos RAY soundbar in WHITE: https://www.pjatr.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1EDK%2Fp_616RAYWH%2FSonos-Ray-White.html

✅ Sonos Sub Mini subwoofer: https://www.pjatr.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1F6H%2Fp_616SUBM1BK%2FSonos-Sub-Mini-Black.html

✅ Sonos PORT streaming pre-amp: https://www.pntrs.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc18DH%2Fp_616PORT1BK%2FSonos-Port.html

✅ Sonos AMP 125 watt X 2 streaming amplifier: https://www.pntrac.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc15UE%2Fp_616AMP%2FSonos-Amp.html

 

 

Looking for the Sonos San Diego? If you're in the San Diego or So Cal area, let our Sonos installers show you how to enhance your life with soundbars and subwoofers from Sonos!

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Sonos Sub Mini

Sonos Sale for Father's Day! Save up to 20%

 

What is better than Sonos for audio enjoyment and whole-house sound? Sonos at 20% off! See below.

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Sonos Era 300

The new Sonos Era 300 has arrived! See below for details that compare the Sonos Era 400 vs Sonos Five

 

 

 

You may have heard plenty about Sonos as they are the most popular brand in audio today. See our latest "Tech in 60 seconds" video that details Sonos' newest speaker and the differences between it and the Sonos Five streaming speaker.

 

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Sonos Sub Mini

Sonos Sub Mini vs Sonos Sub? See our Sonos Sub Mini review and video!

 

 

 

You may have heard plenty about Sonos as they are the most popular brand in audio today. See our latest video above that goes over Sonos' newest subwoofer and how you can get great bass and possibly save some $$$.

 

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Sonos Ray review

Sonos Ray soundbar review above!

You may have heard plenty about Sonos as they are the most popular brand in audio today. See our latest video above that goes over Sonos' newest soundbar and why you may never have to utter "What did the guy say?" when watching TV ever again!

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Sonos Play1 r

Sonos One speaker in its natural habitat

 

 

 

You may have heard plenty about Sonos as they are the most popular brand in audio today. See our last video that goes over their most basic speaker offering and why you may want Sonos to enhance your life with music.

The Sonos One has 2 models...the Sonos One at $219.00 and the Sonos One SL at $199.00. The Sonos One provides voice control with built-in Alexa so if you like the idea of controlling the unit with your voice instead of with your smart device, the $20.00 upcharge makes a lot of sense.

 

A few things to know:

 

  • It sounds good for a basic set-up. If you want to fill a room or area with background sound, it is a great option.
  • It is NOT Bluetooth.
  • Buy 2 instead of 1 if you want to fill a room with music. You can then set both Sonos One units up to function as a stereo pair.
  • Put them in a corner vs. on a flat wall for better fullness and bass.
  • Buy a Sonos Sub subwoofer unit to really make them rock.
  • Sonos just works. That's one of the reasons we love it. See our earlier "How to fix Sonos" video below to see why your system might be misbehaving (if it is).

 

 

 

Looking for Sonos San Diego? If you're in the San Diego or So Cal area, let ouor Sonos installers show you how to enhance your life with indoor and outdoor speakers with Sonos!

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Monday, 03 October 2022 23:54

Sonos Soundbar - Sonos Beam vs Sonos Arc

Sonos Beam vs Arc - What is the best Sonos soundbar?

 

At this point in 2022, we think that most people have heard about the music streaming company Sonos and their impressive selection of audio products. A popular question we get is:

"The Sonos Beam vs Arc...which is the best Sonos soundbar?"

See our video above that lays out the details of the Sonos Arc and the Sonos Beam; the 2 soundbars in the Sonos line-up. NOTE: Both these soundbars will sound much better by adding either the Sonos Sub subwoofer unit OR the new Sonos Sub Mini (ETA in October of 2022). 

Sonos details start at about 3:05 in the video.

These products are great for someone that wants clearer vocals (ever have Grandpa yell "Can't hear the voices on the TV!") for all of their video content including cable TV, Netflix, DVDs, etc. AND wants to use the soundbar as a dedicated music system.

P.S. See some of our other Sonos articles in the link below:

Sonos Streaming players and audio products

Looking for Sonos San Diego? Call Aire Theater Designs and let our Sonos experts enhance your life with music!

Please consider purchasing Sonos through the Crutchfield links below if you aren't in the Southern California area. We make a small commission via this medium and this helps support our video channel AND will let us take our guys out to lunch. THANKS!

 

✅ Sonos SUB MINI subwoofer in BLACK: https://www.pjatr.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1F6H%2Fp_616SUBM1BK%2FSonos-Sub-Mini-Black.html

✅ Sonos SUB MINI subwoofer in WHITE: https://www.pntra.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1F6G%2Fp_616SUBM1WH%2FSonos-Sub-Mini-White.html

✅ Sonos ERA 300 Atmos speaker in BLACK (price each): https://www.pntrac.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1G8L%2Fp_616ERA300B%2FSonos-Era-300-Black.html

✅ Sonos ERA 300 Atmos speaker in WHITE (price each): https://www.pntrac.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1G8M%2Fp_616ERA300W%2FSonos-Era-300-White.html

✅ Sonos AMP 125 watts X 2: https://www.gopjn.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc15UE%2Fp_616AMP%2FSonos-Amp.html

✅ Sonos ARC soundbar in BLACK: https://www.pntra.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1A1R%2Fp_616ARCBK%2FSonos-Arc-Black.html

✅ Sonos ARC soundbar in WHITE: https://www.pjtra.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1A1Q%2Fp_616ARCWH%2FSonos-Arc-White.html

✅ Sonos BEAM soundbar in BLACK: https://www.pntrac.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1D94%2Fp_616BEAM2BK%2FSonos-Beam-Gen-2-Black.html

✅ Sonos BEAM soundbar in WHITE: https://www.pntrac.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1D93%2Fp_616BEAM2WH%2FSonos-Beam-Gen-2-White.html

✅ Sonos PORT streaming pre-amp: https://www.pntrac.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc18DH%2Fp_616PORT1BK%2FSonos-Port.html

✅ Sonos MOVE portable speaker in BLACK: https://www.pntrs.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc18DI%2Fp_616MOVEBK%2FSonos-Move-Black.html

✅ Sonos MOVE portable speaker in WHITE: https://www.pntrs.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1A8S%2Fp_616MOVEWH%2FSonos-Move-Lunar-White.html

✅ Sonos ROAM portable speaker in BLACK: https://www.pntrac.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1BWN%2Fp_616ROAMBK%2FSonos-Roam-Black.html

✅ Sonos FIVE best streaming speaker in BLACK: https://www.gopjn.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1A1S%2Fp_616SONOS5B%2FSonos-Five-Black.html

✅ Sonos FIVE best streaming speaker in WHITE: https://www.gopjn.com/t/1-9448-301982-9448?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crutchfield.com%2FI-rppjc1A1V%2Fp_616SONOS5W%2FSonos-Five-White.html

 

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Sonos AMP

The Sonos AMP is a great piece for multi-room audio! Read below.

 

We've had a lot of calls lately from clients with 10-20 year old whole-house audio systems that are looking for an upgrade to something more modern. Sonos has a solution that works great for 98% of these applications. Want a multi-room speaker system that is easy to use? See below from a previous article and Sonos Amp review.

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Saturday, 09 October 2021 17:59

Heos vs Sonos | Is Heos better than Sonos

Heos vs Sonos

Heos vs. Sonos - Who has the best streaming music player today? Is Heos better than Sonos?

 

We wrote an article on this a couple years ago and we've seen that this topic is VERY popular today as it has become our leader in all-time hits! We decided to make a video that details some of the basics when it comes to:

 

The app itself

The ecosystem of related products such as streaming music players, soundbars and portable speakers

The ease of use

Pros and cons of both

 

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