Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
374 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2405426 23-Jan-2020 17:08
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

I've recently bought some new Sonos kit and I'm a little more confident about future proofing due to the inclusion of Airplay 2 in it all.  i.e. going forward, they can be used as Airplay speakers, driven by a non-Sonos app, alongside non-Sonos speakers.


4166 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2405445 23-Jan-2020 17:54
Send private message quote this post

SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

SepticSceptic:

 

May be pertinent, but

 

"You'll get more mileage from a cheap pair of speakers..."

 

Apologies to Mr B. Joel ....

 

 

Misquoted, it's "sneakers", but +1 for the effort. Put me down for front row tickets if Mr Joel ever returns to NZ.

 

 

I think you missed the whole point here. 😛 (But it’s not actually a pun).





Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.


 
 
 
 


1106 posts

Uber Geek


  #2405447 23-Jan-2020 17:59
Send private message quote this post

eracode:

 

I think you missed the whole point here. 😛

 

 

I'm not convinved =P. The song rhymes speakers with sneakers so it would be an easy mistake to make.

 

"Don't waste your money on a new set of speakers" is just as valid :)




3053 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2405452 23-Jan-2020 18:10
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

jarledb:

 

In Norway the Norwegian equivalent to Trademe has had a lot of old Sonos equipment added after the announcement. Not see the same on Trademe (yet), but would not surprise me if a lot of people will be selling of their old Sonos equipment after this.

 

 

Second-hand Sonos has traditionally retained value for resale, so it will be interesting to see if this remains the case for legacy speakers. At this stage, pretty much only owners (and GZ readers) are aware of the latest development, so hopefully sellers don't try rip off prospective buyers by omitting to tell them if selling in the near future.


15463 posts

Uber Geek


  #2405470 23-Jan-2020 19:09
Send private message quote this post

dafman:

 

jarledb:

 

In Norway the Norwegian equivalent to Trademe has had a lot of old Sonos equipment added after the announcement. Not see the same on Trademe (yet), but would not surprise me if a lot of people will be selling of their old Sonos equipment after this.

 

 

Second-hand Sonos has traditionally retained value for resale, so it will be interesting to see if this remains the case for legacy speakers. At this stage, pretty much only owners (and GZ readers) are aware of the latest development, so hopefully sellers don't try rip off prospective buyers by omitting to tell them if selling in the near future.

 

 

 

 

A lot of older people are not that tech savvy, so could be caught out buying second hand stuff, or even very old shop models. 


2929 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2405474 23-Jan-2020 19:13
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

eracode:

 

I think you missed the whole point here. 😛

 

 

I'm not convinved =P. The song rhymes speakers with sneakers so it would be an easy mistake to make.

 

"Don't waste your money on a new set of speakers" is just as valid :)

 

 

 

 

It's not like Sir Humphrey to assume fault lies with everyone else :p


3469 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2405517 23-Jan-2020 20:38
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

Misquoted, it's "sneakers", but +1 for the effort. Put me down for front row tickets if Mr Joel ever returns to NZ.

 

 

I'll be in that same front row. 👍





Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


 
 
 
 


4166 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2405695 24-Jan-2020 10:51
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Just received this in an email from Sonos:

 

All Sonos products will continue to work past May

 

We heard you. We did not get this right from the start. My apologies for that and I wanted to personally assure you of the path forward:

 

First, rest assured that come May, when we end new software updates for our legacy products, they will continue to work just as they do today. We are not bricking them, we are not forcing them into obsolescence, and we are not taking anything away. Many of you have invested heavily in your Sonos systems, and we intend to honor that investment for as long as possible. While legacy Sonos products won’t get new software features, we pledge to keep them updated with bug fixes and security patches for as long as possible. If we run into something core to the experience that can’t be addressed, we’ll work to offer an alternative solution and let you know about any changes you’ll see in your experience.

 

Secondly, we heard you on the issue of legacy products and modern products not being able to coexist in your home. We are working on a way to split your system so that modern products work together and get the latest features, while legacy products work together and remain in their current state. We’re finalizing details on this plan and will share more in the coming weeks.

 

While we have a lot of great products and features in the pipeline, we want our customers to upgrade to our latest and greatest products when they’re excited by what the new products offer, not because they feel forced to do so. That’s the intent of the trade up program we launched for our loyal customers.

 

Thank you for being a Sonos customer. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I hope that you’ll forgive our misstep, and let us earn back your trust. Without you, Sonos wouldn't exist and we’ll work harder than ever to earn your loyalty every single day.

 

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Sincerely

 

Patrick Spence

 

CEO, Sonos

 

 

 

I think that is somewhat encouraging and good on him for putting this out.





Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.


4183 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2405706 24-Jan-2020 11:11
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Man, am I sick of corporate speak.

 

Instead of saying “We heard you”, they could have just as easily (and more accurately) stated “Due to adverse customer feedback we make the following assurances”.





Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

659 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2405769 24-Jan-2020 12:27
7 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Sonos reacted responsibly to the, quite frankly, hysterical reaction; and people are still hysterical?





BlinkyBill


3703 posts

Uber Geek


  #2406147 24-Jan-2020 16:30
Send private message quote this post

People are telling Sonos that they handled something badly.

 

Which, to be fair, they did.

 

If it was their first infringement then people would probably be more forgiving, but in recent times (since they floated their company) they have made some mis-steps that have annoyed customers (constant spamming of offers / removal of 'play from iPhone+iPad etc), HiFi stores, big box stores (selling direct to the end-user) and custom installers (offering free installation in 12 States through out the US of A).




3053 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2406230 24-Jan-2020 20:33
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

BlinkyBill:

 

Sonos reacted responsibly to the, quite frankly, hysterical reaction; and people are still hysterical?

 

 

If you are referring to posters like me, punters who have sunk $3k plus into an audio system who, out of the blue, receive an email advising that their speakers are no longer going to receive any further updates and, quote: "this will affect your listening experience" ...

 

if being disappointed on hearing this and simply saying you won't be back for more ...

 

if you think that is hysterics ...

 

Thank your lucky stars you live in the sheltered environment you do because, seriously, that ain't even close.




3053 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2406234 24-Jan-2020 20:37
Send private message quote this post

eracode:

 

Just received this in an email from Sonos ...

 

 

I just got the same. And good on them for fronting up.

 

I'm still not going to add any new Sonos kit to my existing, not for a very long period, until I see how things pan out.


2929 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2406236 24-Jan-2020 20:40
Send private message quote this post

Dingbatt:

Man, am I sick of corporate speak.


Instead of saying “We heard you”, they could have just as easily (and more accurately) stated “Due to adverse customer feedback we make the following assurances”.



I'm sure if they wrote that someone would complain about the statement not being in plain English...



3053 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2406484 25-Jan-2020 10:27
Send private message quote this post


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Vodafone mobile data plans with unlimited data
Posted 26-Feb-2020 06:55


Vodafone launches innovation initiatives to help businesses use 5G
Posted 26-Feb-2020 05:00


Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM brings massive sound and extreme bass
Posted 25-Feb-2020 09:00


Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05


Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05


School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10


Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01


Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36


Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.