Stereophile set up and reviews Sonos Wi-Fi music system from ZP80 Bundle which comprises of two ZP80s, a CR100 with charging cradle and a ZP100 ZonePlayer, and concludes that “I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Sonos Zone Players. While I feel the optimal way of integrating the ZP80 into a cost-no-object high-end system is to use its digital output to feed an outboard D/A processor, the sound of its analog outputs was acceptably good overall, taking into consideration the very affordable price. The ZP100, too, offers excellent value for money, and is a no-brainer purchase for setting up a distributed-audio system in a room that doesn’t already have a sound system. I also love that CR100 handheld controller. Not only are its ergonomics superb; the sheer convenience of being able to browse my music collection from wherever I am in the house, and to control music for any system in the network regardless of what room I happen to be in, are boons. I should also give a shout-out to Sonos’ superb user manual, and the support information on the Sonos website.”
Playlist (dead link) reviews Sonos ZonePlayer 80 (ZP80) and concludes with rating of 5 out of 5 that this is still the most complete and easy-to-use multi-room audio system I’ve seen. And if you’ve already got a home stereo or powered speaker system (or two), the introduction of the ZP80—a nearly perfect complement to the original ZP100—makes it even easier, and cheaper, to add new zones to your Sonos system.