It’s a question many find asking themselves before investing in a wireless multi-room solution for their home.
The best way to address which ecosystem is right for you is to look at the benefits and cons of both systems.
As you can see, both brands offer benefits and negatives.
As a dealer who sells both, we can see the merits in each, however for sheer performance we feel as though Bluesound pulls ahead of Sonos and thankfully the BluOS Control App is on par with Sonos’ own control app.
In an environment where your home has been setup with multiple networking points, again Bluesound comes out on top, delivering a stable and solid performance.
Where Sonos edges ahead though is in their wireless networking.
The process is exceptionally clever.
By physically connecting a single Sonos device to your network, Sonos then runs on it’s own independent wi-fi network, leaving your own wi-fi to connect to devices such as phones, tablets and computers. It also allows for Sonos products to daisy-chain off one another rather than trying to access a single point in the home (your router).
That isn’t to say a normal wi-fi connected products are bad, but they do use up wi-fi bandwidth that could typically be used by your devices such as phones, tablets or computers.
Regardless of which way you decide to go, we do recommend upgrading from an ISP supplied modem router into a better quality unit. Keep in mind that in most cases, the supplied units are just there to get you going, not deliver a high performance user experience.