So, sonos is amazing.
Verdict: if you aren't sonos'ing, you're doing it wrong.
Fuck yeah, another convert
Now just you wait until you get it in multiple rooms, oh my lord!
Sound quality of sonos 1 is lacking. It's the only reason we didn't get one.
The other sonos speakers are pretty grat, but expensive for what they are.
Indeed by itself a Play 1 can be lacking a little, but it's meant to be part of a larger ecosystem and that's where it shines. It was made to be rear speakers when used with the Sonos Playbar and a Sonos Sub for a 5.1 solution home theater solution.
I find one Play:1 is enough to fill a small-medium room, but if it's not enough you can get another one and pair them so they run in stereo. Need more bass? Add a sub.
Yes that gets expensive, but the build quality is very very solid, have great warranties/support and are so pick up and play
they're perfect for people renting. No cables or holes in the wall needed. The ability to have such dynamic and scalable sound anywhere is a big upside to me.
As I mentioned before, with similar products rolling in hopefully Sonos pricing gets more competitive.