Sonos Port

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Sean_MPR

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May 6, 2021
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I’ve got sonos in most rooms and a proper AV setup. I just took the plunge to upgrade my den system with a new (s/h) amp and a Node 2i. I use an Arcam irdac and was blown away by the sound quality (local lossless or hi-fi streaming via Amazon HD).
Read these posts and just did a back to back test. Both playing the same track. Same sources (I didn’t try an ultra HD file as I know the port can’t handle that except on quobuz). Swapped the coax over each time.

Sonos Port sounds strangled in comparison. Like the node 2i unlocks an airiness and exquisite sound I’ve never heard from the sonos. I wondered if the new amp was making everything so much better but it’s not just the amp. No way. And I think anyone listening with me would tell this.

The Node 2i wins. The app isn’t great though (another reason for trying the port again) but am sure it will improve.
 

whatnonsense

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Nov 27, 2021
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You know how when you watch a movie, but you’re using a low quality HDMI cable, and it causes actors to forget their lines?

Definitely worth spending more money on a better cable!

Seriously. Stop it with this nonsense. This box doesn’t contain tiny little musicians that rearrange your music in real time. Sigh.
 

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