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Tuesday, 04 June 2024 20:49

Sonos New App 2024 Update

Sonos New App 2024

Sonos New App for 2024 - Oh Sonos...What A Mistake!

 

If you open up your Sonos app on May 7th, you may notice a distinctly different look. Sonos released a major re-tool of the Sonos app for 2024 and we think they had this guy thoroughly test it.

 

Sonos App 2024

 

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Sonos Fathers Day Sale

Sonos Sale for Father's Day! Save up to 25%

 

What is better than Sonos for wonderful music and whole-house audio? Sonos at up to 25% off! See below.

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Sonos Roam 2

Sonos Roam 2 BT Speaker Is Here for 2024!

 

Here at Aire Theater Designs, we are audio guys. We like big speakers, powerful amplifiers and rocking sound. However, it is very difficult to carry our 156 pound Martin Logan XTF100 tower speaker pair to the beach, let alone the cords and cables. For these times, we like having a portable speaker to take with us. Sonos has just released their new Bluetooth portable speaker called the Roam 2 and here's the scoop.

 

  • .95 pounds
  • 10 hour battery life (NOTE: Your mileage may vary depending on volume and other factors)
  • 5 color choices
  • IP67 waterproof protection (3 feet of depth for up to 30 minutes)
  • Bluetooth, WiFi and has Airplay 2

 

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Sunday, 05 May 2024 08:32

Sonos Trade-Up Policy For 2024

                                                      Methuselah Tree


Sonos Connect Trade Up

Sonos Trade Up Policy for 2024

 

Of the two images of old, ancient things above, which do you think has the best trade in policy? If you were to pick the Methuselah tree in the Eastern Sierra...you are wrong! Did you know that we and Sonos offer up to 30% off new Sonos product when you trade in your old, dusty Sonos speaker, pre-amp, soundbar or amplifier? Why upgrade?

 

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Saturday, 04 May 2024 12:49

Sonos New App Coming on May 7th!

Sonos New App 2024

Sonos New App for 2024 - Don't Be Frightened!

 

If you open up your Sonos app on May 7th, you may notice a distinctly different look. Don't worry...you didn't push some wacky button (this isn't one you can blame on your spouse). Sonos is releasing a major re-tool of the Sonos app for 2024. We haven't gotten a chance as dealers to play with a sample or emulator but there are a few things to be aware of:

 

1 - This will have a look that is more in line with Spotify or Amazon Music where you can get to your desired music services or favorites from the HOME screen as opposed to using the previous bottom toolbar to access your features. This is touted as providing a quicker way to get to common features and music options.

 

2 - The BIGGEST difference will most likely (as we haven't had a chance to test the app yet) be with how you play Sonos throughout your whole-house music system. If you have Sonos in various areas, you previously would press the middle button on the horizontal bar at the bottom of the app. See below.

 

 Sonos app 2023

Old Sonos app

 

This would then bring up your various rooms/areas of Sonos. With the new Sonos app, you will press their speaker/device icon. This is much more in line with how you play Spotify or Amazon through your music system. Spotify calls this "Spotify Connect". Maybe Sonos thought that this would be more intuitive?

See the icon below to the left of PLAY on the bottom horizontal toolbar. Pushing this will display any Sonos speakers or components that are in your home. You can then group all of the music together OR play different sources on different speakers (ex: You can play Queensryche through Spotify in the Family Room and The Cure through the Pandora app outside.

 

Sonos new app 2024

New Sonos app layout above

 

We will be producing a video that goes over the changes with the new Sonos app once we have a chance to test it thoroughly. Check out and subscribe to our Youtube page at the link below if you'd like to be updated once we finish it.

 

Aire Theater Designs YouTube Page

 

Live in Southern California or San Diego and want Sonos in your life? We've been selling it since 1998! Give us a call and let us enhance your life with music!

 

 

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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 300 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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