Your emails: Sonos owners tell us what they think


This week, Sonos managed to chuck petrol on a story about bricking their second palm speakers, by customarily a few days after withdrawing support from their comparison models, before a backpedal (of sorts) from their CEO.

Whether this is adequate to correct some of a repairs to their brand, stays to be seen, though a readers aren’t happy – examination on for why. Are we a Sonos owner? Email us and tell us what we think, to [email protected].

Make certain to check behind any Friday lunchtime for a letters to a editor – and get concerned by promulgation your emails to [email protected]. We’ll underline a best on this unequivocally page during a finish of any week, with Nick’s and a team’s replies.

Sonos is bricking it

I have used Sonos sound systems given about 2001. Having transposed my aged systems, we bought all new apparatus in 2017 and 2018. we only perceived notice that a Connect Amps, Zone Players, and bridges we bought reduction than 2 years ago contingency be transposed again or turn unsupported. we believed we had a 10 year program support pledge when we transposed my apparatus 2 years ago. Will Sonos support or reinstate my new products? 

— Renee Kaswan

It’s pants…

I don’t routinely write to we guys, though this is pants. There is no reason since they can’t keep these systems functioning. It’s a rubbish of resources during a time when we are all wakeful of shrinking changed metals etc. Just in component alone this is wrong and we will not be purchasing any serve Sonos $crap. 

— Bob Smith

…And lies!

Everything you’ve pronounced [about Sonos] is good and good generally since you’re desiring a corporate lies and spewing them behind out as gospel.

My archaic products are reduction than 2 years old! How do we cruise that would lay with we and your readers?

— Neil Richardson

It’s value checking either that’s still a case. We’re reporting today that Sonos have “clarified” a position per comparison speakers, observant the impacted models – a strange Zone Players (ZP80, ZP90, ZP100 and ZP120), a Connect and Connect:Amp (sold between 2006 and 2015), a Play:5 (Gen 1), CR200 and Bridge – would still “continue to work as they do today. We are not bricking them, we are not forcing them into obsolescence, and we are not holding anything away.”

Hopefully this reassures you, though it’s positively another misstep from a association that unequivocally can’t means to make them.


I cruise a review of a Thinkware F800 Pro omits essential information and overhypes how good a dashcam is.

I possess one and have been terribly let down by yours and other reviews only like it. The camera is hardly good adequate to make out series plates of a automobile or motorbike flitting during some-more than 10-15mph faster than a camera and that is during a day with good light conditions. The camera is zero brief of inhuman in a dark, we can make out sum and see what is going on though there is positively no possibility of creation out a series picture during night time if a car is relocating in a slightest.

The facilities of a dashcam and a App are good and we like a compress pattern though a shade that creates it utterly discrete. However a many vicious element, a camera, is so over-hyped!  

— Will Adams

This wasn’t a reviewer’s knowledge with a camera – overall, he was certain about a picture peculiarity and we can see a video of a exam formula he prisoner here that uncover this. We’re contemptible your knowledge has been different.

Paper vs Paperwhite

I owned a Kindle Paperwhite 6th gen. we trashed it since we bought it several years ago due to a good blueprint and firmware. A year after a squeeze Amazon began to send me updates that we was not means to deny. Now this device looks totally different, is most slower than before, and any former by-pass now needs 3-4 clicks more.

I know that an softened user knowledge creates sense, and substantially updates are required for new book formats. But Amazon can leave a choice to a user, simply displaying “this book needs a Kindle with firmware 5.11 or above” and not changing a whole device though a user consent. 

In my opinion these forced updates are a defilement of personal rights, generally if we cruise that an e-reader customarily is not rented, though simply bought and therefore a personal owned device.

— Eberhard Mücke

It’s a satisfactory point. It is possible, only about, to stop a Kindle automobile updating if we keep your Kindle in Airplane mode, nonetheless that kind of defeats a purpose of Wi-Fi. There are ways to penetrate a device too, if we are feeling adventurous, to forestall it automobile updating nonetheless we can’t suggest it ourselves as we haven’t attempted it. A discerning Google will explain how it’s done.

Marantz HDCD1 can cans?

Hello and appreciate we for your useful review of a Marantz HDCD1.

Just one, substantially stupid, question, though wish to make certain of things before forking out a satisfactory bit of cash. we only wish to listen to my CDs around headphones.  Can we do so with this Marantz CD player? 

— Rob

Yep. Check out a headphone hollow on a front. No problems there.

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