- Aug 1, 2019
Usually, I do lots of research before buying a tech product and I always select the one for its quality rather than the cost. So, I bought my first Sonos products "Beam" and "Sub" in November of 2018 thinking that it is one of the quality products in the market.
I bought the Beam nearly two years ago because of all the good reviews and I am still not convinced of its greatness. I've 'Trueplayed' it several times, even borrowing an older iPhone after reading that newer models don't work as well. However the end result is just an OK-sounding loudspeaker which, in my living-room, has no discernible soundstage and barely any image, just a vague stereo effect. Dialogue is often too quiet unless you increase the volume to multiplex levels and that isn't appropriate in a typical terraced house. Streaming Deezer music in FLAC with Trueplay on but loudness off, the sound is stodgy and shut-in, like the music is only happening inside the speaker rather than in the room. I expected more from such a highly-rated device.