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Sonos BU130

Sonos BU130
alaScore 86

44 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Sonos BU130. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Sonos BU130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sonos BU130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sonos BU130 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sonos BU130 Digital Music System Bundle (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sonos BU130 Digital Music System Bundle (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Rick Broida (wired.com)

Review: Sonos Digital Music System Bundle 130

 

The Sonos Digital Music System streams music from your PC and the Internet to any room with a base station, a pair of which come...

Plucks music from multiple PCs. Works with various online music stores. You can serve up to 32 rooms by buying more receivers. iPod-inspired remote simplifies navigation

Two years old and it’s still a thousand bucks? Won’t play DRM-protected iTunes purchases, only WMA format. Pandora might disappear owing to newly imposed royalties; thank you, Copyright Royalty Board

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : John Falcone (cnet.com)

Sonos Digital Music System (Bundle 130) review: Sonos Digital Music System (Bundle 130)

 

Sonos Digital Music System (Bundle 130)

Two-room wireless digital audio system, expandable to as many as 32 rooms; wireless color-screen remote utilizes iPod-style scrollwheel; easy setup and installation; includes audio inputs for accessing third-party audio sources; streams the same audio...

Can't stream copy-protected music purchased from the iTunes Store; remote's rechargeable battery isn't removable; while the Sonos components are all wireless, one base station is required to have a wired network connection.

Recent firmware and feature upgrades cement the Sonos Digital Music System's position as the best multiroom streaming audio solution available.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Kristofer Brozio (dragonsteelmods.com)

Sonos Bundle 130 Digital Music System Reviewed

 

Plus, the Sonos system is infinitely expandable, by creating a wireless mesh network (aka SonosNet), you can expand your music listening capabilities all over your residence. Just add a Zoneplayer to the area you want to have music and you are all set.

As I mentioned at the beginning of the review, I am a Slimdevices fan, however, the Sonos Bundle 130 has swayed me over to the Sonos camp. With its ultra simple setup, modern looking appearance and gorgeous LCD screen, this is the best home digital...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sonos Digital Music System Bundle 130

 

Streaming music in multiple rooms (and different music, mind you) is easy with the Sonos Digital Music System. The Bundle 130 is comprised of two sate...

Simple to set up and use; comfortable and convenient wireless controller; line-in sources can be streamed to other players; plays MP3, WMA, AAC (non-iTunes bought files), OGG, FLAC, Apple lossless, WAV, Audible and AIFF files; can stream MP3 and WMA...

At least one ZonePlayer needs to be connected to the router via Ethernet, the controller doesn't scroll long title and artist names, the overall sound quality was a little flat, the ZonePlayers don't have headphone jacks

If you want a convenient way to stream a large music collection from your PC to up to two rooms in the house, Sonos' 130 Bundle can't be overlooked. It doesn't have a USB port, so it can't play music off a directly-attached external hard drive, for...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sonos BU130 Digital Music System review

 

This double Award winner remains the most simple, flexible and affordable way of adding wireless, multiroom music to your home

Simple to set up, great to use ; sound quality is first-rate ; build and finish are superb ; remote handset is fantastic ; good value

The optional Sonos speakers can be bettered

We called it ‘a work of genius’ when we first encountered it, and that still just about covers it

May, 2008

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sonos Bundle 130 Digital Music System

 

The Sonos Bundle 130 Digital Music System is a bundle of connected music devices that allows you to enjoy music in up to 32 rooms all controlled via a wireless remote. But does it work? We get connected to find out. There is no doubt about it, the...

Access napster without a computer, share music in 32 different rooms, wireless, system to setup

Expensive once you add in all the optional extras

Earlier in the year the price reduction of the Bundle 130 was compelling enough with its internet radio options, easy of use and improved alarm clock features so you could use the system to wake you up in the morning. With the addition of Napster, it...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sonos BU130 review

 

Like the look of the Sonos multi-room music system but not its price tag? This new ‘introductory' bundle might just tempt your wallet out of hiding

Versatile, easy-to-use and great sound, the ‘budget’ Sonos still isn’t cheap, but a better multi-room music system you’ll struggle to find

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Like the look of the Sonos multi-room music system but not its price tag? This new ‘introductory' bundle might just tempt your wallet out of hiding

Versatile, easy-to-use and great sound, the ‘budget’ Sonos still isn’t cheap, but a better multi-room music system you'll struggle to find

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sonos Bundle 130 (BU130)

 

Accessing my digital library anywhere I put a zoneplayer.

Sonos needs album artwork in a specific format.

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

The BU130 includes three of Sonos' key products - one Sonos ZonePlayer 80 (ZP80), one Sonos ZonePlayer 100 (ZP100) and one Sonos Controller 100 (CR100) - enabling customers to wirelessly stream music to two rooms and control all that music from anywhere. Now, in one package, you will find a ZP80 which can be connected to an existing stereo or home theater receiver to instantly make it part of a digital music system; a ZP100 which can be connected to speakers and placed in any room; and a CR100 providing wireless multi-room control of all your music from any room in the house.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KA):Network audio player
Sound Effects:Loudness
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio systems, radios, karaoke
Type:Network audio player

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Output: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Sonos
Model:130
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sonos Bundle

Miscellaneous

Color:Light gray / Matte aluminum

Remote Control

Type:Remote control