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Sonos - Boost Wireless Speaker Transmitter - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1094 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A little pricey but does the job

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    Pablo
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    I love all of my Sonos speakers but I was running into an issue with my mesh network where, anytime I used a Sonos speaker, it would slow things down. Sonos doesn't include 802.11ac wi-fi with their speakers, some of my older speakers use 2.4GHz 802.11g with some of the newer ones using 2.4GHz 802.11n. Sonos speakers are notorious for having issues with mesh home networks and mine was no different. I couldn't go take a shower and listen to my Play:1 without my wife complaining that Netflix wasn't streaming in 4k but rather dipped down to 480p-720p. I confirmed that the same thing happened when she would use a speaker despite my mesh network not being clogged and the incoming service was 200-250Mbps. I was ready to sell all of my Sonos speakers until I picked up the Bridge. I was looking for it before but all of my stores (and online) were sold out of the old Bridge, I had to wait for the new one. The Bridge works and has made life easier. The setup was easy, I just had to plug it into one of my mesh nodes via ethernet, start the Sonos app, and switch all of my speakers over to the Bridge. I don't have any issues now using my Sonos speakers and other online services. AirPlay 2 still works as it should on my PlayBase and Sonos One units as well. It's a little pricey for what it does, I wish Sonos priced it at $50, but the Bridge is a solution I recommend for people who have mesh networks and/or home wi-fi routers that aren't powerful enough. It creates a Sonos-only wireless connection that reaches beyond what most wi-fi routers will. I have a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house and the Bridge network covers my entire house (it's also three stories), garage, and backyard without issues. I have 6 Sonos speakers hooked up to it (two PlayBases, two Sonos Ones, one Play:1, and one Play:3) and the Bridge shows no signs of slowing down. The white color stands out from all of the charcoal gray and black in my entertainment center though it matches the white of my Google Wi-fi nodes. I recommend this to anyone who is having issues with their Sonos speakers either slowing down their mesh networks or not being able to maintain a connection to their current wi-fi networks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mainly, but not 100%, pleased

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    Doobers
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    Generally I like the system now that I know that everything is sort of separate, so there are not only the volume controls on the iPad or iPhone but also on each of the individual speakers attached to this unit. So by adjusting the sound levels on each of the speaker attached to this unit I can get the sound levels I want in each of the rooms. What's great is that I can play sound in each room separately, several rooms, or every room from a single source. What's a bit of a pain is needing to to find an iPad or iPone to make changes (but that's my issue, not an issue with the unit). The one major negative issue I have, and I do not know its source, is that sometimes there are breaks in the sound. This tends to be mainly from my disk player, though it may have happened from the radio as well, but if so much, much less frequently. I have not used phono or TV enough on this system to know if it occurs there as well. The breaks in the sound are very annoying and do not seem to occur on all the speakers attached to the system at the same time so I'm confused by where to look for a solution.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SONOS Never Disappoints

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    SnowBirdCarol
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    This is my first BOOST. I've never been disappointed with my BRIDGE, but I now have so much competition for bandwidth in my home, I thought it wise to pair the new SOUNDBAR with a BOOST, replacing the BRIDGE. No matter how many rooms are playing a differently sourced 'music', whether from inside my home on my laptop or 'iGadget', or from Amazon Cloud, iCloud, or TuneIn Radio, every room grouped with that source plays seamlessly, perfectly synced without a hiccup, never missing a beat. I've been a SONOS user since 2009. Their customer service, especially their Technical Service staff, are better than those provided for any other product I've ever used. But the best part of SONOS products is that you so very seldom need to call them. SONOS products are truly "Plus and Play". You plug them in, and their hardware and software work perfectly together with your hardware and software, whatever platform you use. Just wish every product worked as flawlessly as SONOS products do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SONOS - a purchase you will NOT regret

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    movetoomuch
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    I have had Marantz receiver/amp and definitive technology then mirage speakers for years. I move frequently and the setup, wiring, and wire mess were always a nightmare - but I had a significant investment and could not mentally part with my components. I finally took the plunge and bought the Sonos Playbar, 2 Play 1s, and the Boost. I donated my old hardware to Goodwill the next day. the packaging, the ease of setup, the ease of selecting music or music source, the product build, material, and sound quality, integration with TV and remotes - AMAZING. I have since bought 6 more Play 1s, 1 Play 3, and the Sub. I now have home theater I can pick up and move in minutes, and, much to my surprise, I have music throughout the house, all the time; I forgot how much I enjoyed music. Boost puts everything on its own dedicated network - no interference from other network/internet usage. The only downfall - SONOS is currently privately held. if not, I would be a stockholder.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must-Have for Multi-Speaker Sonos Setups

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    Ryan
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    With four Sonos speakers placed throughout my house, I needed a way to easily manage them without having to worry about the settings of my mesh Wi-Fi system. The Sonos Boost is the perfect solution. After connecting it to my main Wi-Fi node, my Sonos speakers are now isolated to their own wireless network and are essentially immune to any complications from being connected to a mesh Wi-Fi system. Before installing the Boost, the Sonos app would tell me that the speakers were not connected to the same Wi-Fi network, so I could not play the same content in unison on all four speakers. After doing some research, I learned that this is a common problem with Sonos speakers connected to a mesh Wi-Fi system. The Boost fixed the problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised!

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    Kerr
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    Note to all...if thinking you'll need a wifi booster to reach all areas of your house (plus, ~patio/garage etc.), definitely buy! BUT...BE SURE TO HOOK UP FIRST...LIKE INSTRUCTIONS SAY!!! Made mistake of hooking speakers up first to get them up and running. Thought connecting BOOST later would be a ~cinch. NOT! Spent almost 2 hours on the phone with customer service, troubleshooting problem why it wouldn't connect. FINALLY, they did walk me/drag me/kick me to the "finish line" and got it to work with my speakers. (Thanks Customer Service for your time and patience with my frustrated self!) As said at the beginning of this review, do as I suggested (follow instructions), not as I did....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t end up needing this

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    Steven
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    After I purchased this, I learned that you can plug in *any* of your Sonos products to ethernet to create Sonosnet network. If you don’t have an ethernet connection handy to any of your Sonos speakers AND your wifi isn’t the best, this will be a good fix for you. Otherwise, you may not need it. I’ve noticed a lot of these on Craigslist, offerup, and open box at Best Buy so I’m assuming lots of people buy one who don’t necessarily need it. Still giving it 5 stars because it does its job, I should have just researched it better first.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a Winner! Fixed Interference Issues

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    NotoriousEGB
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    The Sonos Boost has fixed everything for me. I've been using Sonos products for about 7 years and love it! My favorite invention of all time. I have 4 Play:5's, 1 Play:1, and 2 Connects. Everything worked flawlessly except when I had my Living Room Connect grouped with 2 of my basement Play 5 speakers. There was an interference problem that caused the living room Connect to drop out. I never figured out what was interfering with the communication between them. The BOOST cured the interference issues, and now everything works perfectly. At first I was skeptical of the Boost and doubted it would fix my interference issue, but out of desperation I decided to try it and I'm so glad it works!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sonos Boost

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    GreenHunter
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    This purchase was more of a problem solver and allowed me to create a dedicated Sonos network and avoid drops or buffering. I will say it wasn't easy to install because the instructions from Sonos are very weak and I had to get Sonos Tech support. The step that was omitted for me is I needed to plug the Boost into the modem and then use an Ethernet cable into another Sonos speaker. Also the new Sonos 1 speaker that is Alexa enabled has the Boost built in - I am not a fan of Alexa so I did not want that speaker but you may want to consider it instead of a Boost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Boost to the Sonos Sound

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    Toponauris
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    Thought about this a lot before deciding to buy on the merit that the 8 speakers, sub and 3 bridges weren't sounding the best. At times there was a hollowness and the sub would disconnect. Well after connecting the Boost, the sub is much deeper with no disconnects and the 4 stereo pairs of speakers are really sounding much sweeter than they did before. The three antennae in the Boost really have worked wonders. It is worth it especially considering that with so much already invested you ought to get the best from your investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best complement for my Sonos system

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    JorgeA
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    I’m a user (an a fan) of Sonos Audio system, the quality of the speakers is unique! Easy to install, easy to manage, the app is amazing and the subwoofer in combination with the soundbar is a must! The reality is after my wireless traffic started to growth at home (more and more devices connected) I’ve found out that sometimes aome of the speakers started to ahow signal of weak connectivity or interference, I was so frustrated, but then looking for a solution I found the Sonos Boost and since then my sound system is flawless again! Best purchase ever!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Valuable

    Posted
    Jaybird
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    If you like Sonos it's because it delivers your music throughout your home or office without wires..and the quality is great... When it works. When it stops working, you can get simply P-Oed. So getting a Boost is a smart idea, right up front because you are going to get better wifi reception to the speakers. It does not solve every problem with Sonos, but wifi issues are significantly reduced... And if you do have problems, it is one less thing the support folks can tell you to buy later :) for me it's a no-brainer. $100 bucks for better reliability? .. Worth it!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes it easy to configure and manage Sonos produc

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    Xock
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    This product is not required to use Sonos wireless speakers, but I think it is easily worth the $100. Two reasons: 1. This plugs in upstream of your router and creates a separate high-performance wireless network devoted to playing audio over Sonos speakers (this avoids audio performance getting shortchanged if there are heavy competing uses on your home network) 2. It makes adding Sonos speakers to your system drop dead easy. I couldn't believe how easy it was . . . the "Boost" device handled all the device recognition and setup process without human intervention. Now, THAT's good design!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    7 Sonos

    Posted
    Modulate
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    When playing music to all seven Sonos Play 1 a few of them would not immediately play until after a few seconds or if I skipped a track they would take a few sec to sync. Sometimes it would stop playing completely even though I have three wireless access points with the strongest signal with no load using bandwidth. Strange because Sonos Boost uses WiFi as well but after I installed and set it to channel 1 all issues were resolved and everything starts and ends at an instant! The way they were intended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No difference in apartment

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    ScottieB
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    I bought this due to what I suspected to be WiFi interference in my apartment. I have a few Sonos Speakers and a Sonos Connect for inputs from my Xbox. With a pretty consistent audio dropping issue from my Connect, even after utilizing my WiFi AP's "Priority Device" feature to no avail, I bought the Boost. Unfortunately, having seen no change, I decided to hard-wire the Connect and was bestowed upon me immediate improvements with no audio loss. I love Sonos, but this issue is a very large pain.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must for any sonos user.

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    Rlm1027
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    This is a must, I had been using up my wifi connection too connect would have very few drop outs. I decided too try this out boy having this helps out a lot having my sonos directly connected too the sonosnet takes off a lot of the strain I would have on my wifi network. This is dedicated sonos network that improves. I was hesitant in buying this because well it's seems like another router. Reading up on the sonos community u find out that many users prefer being on a sonos net vs using wifi and I must agree with them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Did exactly what I needed it to

    Posted
    Topher
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    After having many connections issues with my Sonos devices which are spread around my house, I researched and decided to purchase the boost. I haven't had a connection problem since. The main issue was distance from the router on most of my devices. Due to having a split level house with 3 floors the router was installed in the basement and the speakers on the other side of the house contently had a poor connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice

    Posted
    nxtnash
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    The Boost does exactly what it claims. Creating a mesh network that is exclusively for Sonos speakers frees up your network for other devices. It's important to note that Sonos speakers operate on the 2.4 ghz spectrum. This is fine for speakers, but if you have a lot of usage by older devices that also use the 2.4 ghz side of your network, it can mean some lag/connection issues for your Sonos speakers. This solves that problem and frees up your network for the other devices - well worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It works

    Posted
    JP2019
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    Don't buy open box. I did and mine was malfunctioned. I then found out within 2 months, it was out of warranty. Best Buy was selling a product that did not come with the 1 year warranty. Even if it is open box, there should have been a disclaimer. As far as product, it works as intended but my first one did malfunction. After understanding Sonos Net, not sure why I bought this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Getting the job done

    Posted
    BHeck
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    I love these speakers. I bought a 1 and a 3 to help fill two large rooms at my work. I primarily use them for background music to set the vibe for the work in those rooms. After buying them, I did have to come back and buy a boost so they could connect to each other. The space was too large without the boost to do the work. Definitely a worthy investment though. My only hang up is that I can't get my computer audio to play off my computer and off my speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend