Sonos Beam vs Playbar

Sonos Beam vs Playbar

We compare the new Sonos Beam vs Sonos Playbar in this post to help you decide which Sonos soundbar it the right fit for your home. The new Sonos Beam is loaded with smart technology with Alexa built in and a direct connect HDMI port that is capable of communicating with your TV to allow you to turn on and off your TV using voice commands.

The Sonos Playbar is the larger of the two soundbars and provides great lower range and extreme sound for those days that you wan’t to blast music or make the house shake. While it does have slightly better sound quality a high volume it comes at a cost in a larger format that might not fit your decor and typically a much higher price point than the Sonos Beam.

In our testing we found that Sonos Beam provided exceptional sound in all but the largest rooms or rooms with vaulted ceilings. Find out why I decided to keep the Sonos Beam in my home over the Sonos Playbar we tested and how you can use your Sonos Beam or Sonos Playbar as part of a Surround Sound System.

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Sonos Outdoor Speaker Review

Sonos Outdoor Speaker Review

We review the Sonos by Sonance Outdoor speakers, how they function and how you can pair them with a Sonos Amp for great sound.

In our review of the Sonos Outdoor Speakers we review the features, sound quality and how to correctly wire your Sonos Outdoor by Sonance speakers. With the Sonos Outdoor speakers you can pair up to 6 speakers with a one Sonos Amp. With the Sonos Outdoor speakers paired withe the Sonos Amp you can stream music directly through your phone to the speakers or using integrated streaming services like Spotify to power the music on your Sonos Outdoor speakers. The system is airPlay compatible enabling native streaming through your iphone.

The sound quality on these speakers is amazing and we teach you how you can wire your home for these exceptional sounding outdoor Sonos speakers.

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Sonos by Sonance Built In Speaker Review

Sonos by Sonance Built In Speaker Review

We review the Sonos by Sonance built in speakers and provide you with the information you need to design or install a built in Sonos speaker sound system.

In our review of the built in Sonos by Sonance speakers we touch on the features, sound quality and how to correctly wire your Sonos by Sonance speakers. We also cover example layouts so you can determine the best way to set up your home with built in Sonos speakers.

Sonos makes an in ceiling, in wall and outdoor Sonos speaker that is engineered to provide superior sound quality and Trueplay tuning when paired with a Sonos Amp. With the Sonos by Sonance speakers you can pair up to 6 speakers with a one Sonos Amp.

The sound quality on these speakers is amazing and we teach you how you can optimize their sound in your home by using the right combination of wiring, speaker placement and pairing with the Sonos Amp.

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Sonos Play 1 Review 2019

Sonos Play 1 Review 2019

Sonos Play 1 Review 2019: Still one of the best speakers on the market. We review the great features of the Sonos Play 1 and how it has evolved over the years to become even better with over the air updates and enhanced app usage.

One of the best things about choosing a Sonos speaker is that it can be used on it’s own to deliver great sound or paired with additional sonos speakers to create a full house sound system with streaming music synced throughout your home. In our updated 2019 Sonos Play 1 Review we cover all of the things we love about the Sonos Play 1 and how it could be a great fit for your home.

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Is Alexa Worth Buying?

Is Alexa Worth Buying?

Is Alexa worth buying? Yes, Alexa and Amazon Echo devices are Amazing smart home speakers that will make your life easier. Amazon has spent billions of dollars to make Alexa an incredible smart voice assistant that can play music, control your smart home lighting, HVAC system and give you updates on the latest news. If you value your time and Amazon Alexa will help you regain control of your life and make your daily routines easier.

The most common uses people use Alexa for is as an alarm clock, to stream music, control smart home devices and get their daily news briefing. You can also listen to podcasts and audiobooks on Amazon Alexa devices. Devices like the Amazon Echo Show & Echo Spot with video touchscreens even let you stream Amazon videos on them.

Alexa is worth buying and is the future controller for any smart home system. If you considering buying an Amazon Alexa we empower you with the information you need to make the right choice on your Amazon Echo device.

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Facebook Portal vs Echo Show

Facebook Portal vs Echo Show

Which smart speaker is right for you? We compare the Facebook portal vs echo show to compare the features between the smart speakers and smart displays. The facebook portal just launched in October of 2018 and is competing with the Amazon Echo Show, Amazon Echo Spot and the Google Home Hub. In this match up it’s fair to say that Echo Show gets the thumbs up and the Facebook Portal is about as awkward as getting “poke” from someone you don’t know on facebook.

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Is Sonos Worth it?

Is Sonos Worth it?

Is Sono’s Worth it? We go through all the features of the sonos speaker and why the Sono’s speakers are worth the premium price for your home audio system. I’ve had a Sono’s in my home for years and with every month if feels like Sono’s is adding additional functionality and services. Sono’s now works with Amazon Alexa giving you full voice control of your home. The Sono’s One & Sonos Beam both have amazon alexa built into the speaker and are fully integrated with the alexa smart services. Is Sonos worth it? Our vote is an resounding yes.

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How to link Alexa to Spotify: Alexa Spotify Commands

How to link Alexa to Spotify: Alexa Spotify Commands

Alexa Spotify Commands will make listening to music even easier. We review how to link Alexa to Spotify and the common Alexa commands you can use while listening to music on your Alexa Echo smart speaker while streaming Spotify. There is not a Spotify skill in the amazon Alexa skill store. You link the Spotify service by choosing it under the music, movies and media menu tab, then follow the Spotify login instructions to connect Alexa to Spotify.

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What Smart Home Automation Devices Use Bluetooth?

What Smart Home Automation Devices Use Bluetooth?

What smart home automation devices work with bluetooth? We cover the 6 most popular bluetooth smart home categories. 1. Bluetooth Portable Speakers, 2. Smart Amazon Alexa Voice Assistants, 3. Smart Home Locks, 4. Smart Home Buttons, 5. Smart Home Light Switches, 6. Smart Home Hubs. Bluetooth is a great smart home automation protocol because it uses very low energy and works well with battery powered devices because of it’s low energy consumption.

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