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Contest: Win the Ultimate Gift of Music – a SONOS Wireless HiFi Bundle! (Update: Winner Picked)

As we head into the craziest holiday shopping weekend of the year, we wanted to give the Droid Life community a chance to start things off with a bang, a melodic bang. The folks at SONOS are running a holiday promotion this year that involves a Wireless HiFi Bundle for $299. The bundle includes a PLAY:3 speaker and Bridge. It’s like the ultimate starter kit for anyone who has been needing a reason to turn their house into a wireless musical haven. The bundle will be available at Target, Best Buy, Amazon and Sonos.com

Not familiar with SONOS? We actually reviewed a SONOS system a couple of years ago and loved every minute of it. In fact, since that review, I’ve purchased multiple SONOS products to help round out my house’s wireless HiFi system.

The idea is simple – beautifully designed speakers that put out incredible sound, yet are easily manageable over your home wireless network. The PLAY:3 is the smaller of the speakers that SONOS offers, but that doesn’t mean it won’t pack a punch. The Bridge is the device that connects everything from your phone to your speaker to your other speaker. And speaking of phones (tablets too), SONOS has one of the better Android apps you’ll find anywhere for controlling it all.

Beyond your home music collection, SONOS has tie-ins with Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, Last.fm, iHeartRadio and more. They claim that you can “listen to all the music in the world” through SONOS, and they may be right.

So, who wants to win a bundle?


Update: We have our winner and they have been emailed. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Prize:  1 (one) SONOS Wireless Bundle which includes a PLAY:3 and BRIDGE.

How to enter:

1.  Follow @droid_life and @Sonos on Twitter.
2.  In the comments, list out your top 5 albums of all time.
3.  Also, would love to hear which music services are your favorites. (Spotify, Pandora, etc.)


A winner will be randomly chosen on Wednesday, November 21, at 12:00PM Pacific.

  • xzombiex66

    Pink Floyd -dark side of the moon
    Deftones- around the fur
    Tool- aenima
    A perfect circle- mer de noms
    Nine inch Nails-downward spiral

    Love me some Pandora..

  • 1. Ayreon – Universal Migrator
    2. Therion – Sitra Ahra
    3. Eloy – The Power & the Passion
    4. TOOL – Lateralus
    5. Cardiacs – Sing to God

    I use Pandora religiously.

  • @StueyEd

    1) Urban Hymns. The Verve.

    2)Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. Arctic Monkeys.

    3) Performance & Cocktails. Stereophonics.

    4) Appetite for Destruction. Guns & Roses.

    5) Final Straw. Snow Patrol.

  • Emmanuel Korkodilos

    1. Rush – Moving Pictures
    2. UB40 – Signing off
    3. Neon Trees – Animal
    4. Nirvana – MTV Unplugged
    5. Jack Johnson – Sleep Through the Static

    I love Pandora!

  • Extreme – III Sides To Every Story

    Dream Theater – Images & Words And Awake

    Muse – Origin Of Symmetry

    Marvelous 3 – Hey! Album

    Frente! – Marvin The Album

  • Jared Pannell

    1. Sevendust – Animosity
    2. Kamelot – Ghost Opera
    3. FFDP – War is the Answer
    4. Alice in Chains – Black Gives Way to Blue
    5. Nonpoint – Recoil

  • Kevin Smith

    This is amazing! My top 5 would have to be
    1. Deadmau5- >album title goes here<
    2. Coldplay- Mylo Xyloto
    3.David Guetta- Nothing But The Beat 2.0
    4.Skrillex- Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP
    5. Swedish House Mafia- Until Now

    I love Pandora, it has introduced me to so many great artists!

  • Following as @carnivalfanatic
    Michael Jackson..Thriller
    Marian Carey…Emancipation of Mimi
    Whitney Houston..Your love is my love
    Spotify is my most favorite…have loads of lists

  • All That Remains – The Fall of Ideals
    Chimaira – The Impossibility of Reason
    Demon Hunter – The Triptych

    Five Finger Death Punch – The Way of the Fist
    Slipknot – Slipknot

  • 1. 3 doors down- Away from the sun
    2. Matchbox 20- Yourself or someone like you
    3. Edwin McCain- Messenger
    4. Jack Johnson – In between Dreams
    5. John Michael Montgomery- Ultimate Hits collection

    As for music services I would like most say Pandora…. I use Pandora 1 so having an unlimited jukebox in my pocket makes things so much easier… I use spotify if I’m in a pinch

  • Eric Franca

    – Chronic 2001 (Dr. Dre)
    – Capital Punishment (Big Pun)
    – Al Green Gets Next to You (Al Green, duh)
    – Kind of Blue (Miles Davis)
    – Illmatic (Nas)

    Impossible question, really. I like too many music varieties to be able to rank across categories.

    Songza, real playlists by real people and no volume-at-11 commercials. Only service with a useful “Trap Music” playlist. Pandora is pathetic sometimes.

  • Robert Perkovich

    mgmt – oracular spectacular
    justice – cross
    ratatat – classics
    Jurassic 5 – power in numbers
    daft punk – alive 2007
    spotify on pc and pandora for mobile

  • chnsawalex

    In no particular order:
    Weezer – Blue Album
    O.A.R. – Stories of a stranger
    Reel Big Fish – Turn the Radio Off
    Blink 182 – Dude Ranch
    Avenged Sevenfold – Avenged Sevenfold

    Spotify has been my go to service for about a year now.

  • My top 5 albums:

    Black Holes and Revelations (Muse)
    The Resistance (Muse)
    Origin of Symmetry (Muse)
    The Saving One (Starfield)
    I Will Go (Starfield)

  • Roswell Cummings

    Back in Black
    Hybrid Theory
    Appetite for Destruction
    Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Significant Other

  • 1. Macklemore – The Heist
    2. Breaking Benjamin – Dear Agony
    3. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Stadium Arcadium
    4. Linkin Park – Meteora
    5. Rise Against – Endgame

    I just use Pandora. It sucks, but it is what i am used to, never really tried other services.

  • Buck

    Frampton Comes Alive
    Rebel Yell
    Concert for George
    Sgt. Peppers
    Alice Cooper Goes to Hell

  • Harrison

    Exile on Main Street, American Beauty, Abbey Road, Back in Black, Dark Side of the Moon. Typically I stream my music library via Google Play, but sometimes I’ll mix in Pandora or TuneIn Radio.

  • 1. Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend
    2. Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
    3. Ra Ra Riot: The Rhumb Line
    4. Passion Pit: Manners
    5. Ratatat: Classics

    Google Music! Everyone is always amazed when I tell them that I have 45BG of music on my phone

  • Eleanor_Rigby

    My top 5 albums, no order:

    – The Beatles (The Beatles, white album)
    – Sgt. Peppers (The Beatles)
    – Abbey Road (The Beatles)
    – Let it Be (The Beatles)
    – Rubber Soul (The Beatles)

    Love Pandora and SiriusXM.

  • 1. N.E.R.D. – …in search of
    2. Brand New – Deja Entendu
    3.. Manchester Orchestra – I’m like a Virgin Losing A Child
    4. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Second Helping
    5. Alabama – Roll On

    I just use Pandora. Old habits die hard I guess. I’m open for suggestions to try a new service though.

  • Thirteenth Step- A Perfect Circle
    KoRn- KoRn

    10,000 Days-TooL
    Dark Side of The Moon-Pink Floyd

    Pandora usually wins, sometimes Songza

  • Skittleoid

    5. Abbey Road – The Beatles

    4. Physical Graffiti – Led Zeppelin

    3. Thriller – Michael Jackson

    2. Dark Side Of The Moon – Pink Floyd

    1. Songs In The Key Of Life – Stevie Wonder

    I like pandora the best because I don’t have to pick the music, it does it for me

  • Jay W.

    Slacker Radio is my favorite streaming app.

    My to give albums of elk time are subject to change pending s change in wind direction, but here we go… In no particular order:

    Beastie boys – Paul’s Boutique
    Blood For Blood – Outlaw anthems
    Decembrists – Hazards of Love
    Motley Crue – Shout at the Devil
    Earth Crisis – Firestorm

  • SexciiP

    1. Notorious B.I.G- “Life After Death”.

    2. Lil’ Kim- “Hardcore”

    3. TLC- “Crazy Sexy Cool”

    4. Aaliyah- “One In A Million”

    5. Janet Jackson- “Velvet Rope”

    My favorite music services are Pandora, and Xbox Music.

  • Joe Mihalich

    Albums: green day 1039 slappy, inxs listen like thieves, the smiths meat is murder, rem out of time, doobie brothers cycles
    Love Spotify

  • Marcus Pitts @1MrSpacely

    1. Nas – Illmatic

    2. Outkast – Aquemini

    3. Jay-Z – Blueprint

    4. Michael Jackson – Thriller

    5.Miles Davis – Kind of Blue

    *Honorable Mention (Bob Marley – Legend

  • Top 5 albums (in no particular order):

    1. Guns N Roses – Appetite for Destruction
    2. Snoop Dogg – Doggystyle
    3. Foo Fighters – One By One
    4. Nirvana – Nevermind
    5. Green Day – American Idiot

    Favorite music services: iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Pandora

  • kminer1

    pandora Johnny Cash The man comes around, The Coral The Coral, Elbow Asleep in the Back, Blur Think tank, The White Stripes Elephant

  • Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
    Dusty Springfield – Dusty In Memphis
    Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street
    Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
    Stevie Wonder – Fulfilllingness First Finale
    Mark Eitzel – 60 Watt Silver Lining
    Beatles – Revolver
    Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
    Queens Of The Stoneage – [self-titled]
    Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Cold Roses

    Pick any 5 from that list and I’d be fine. Also, I’m not a believer in Greatest Hits as albums – they’re collections/compilations assembled after the fact – shouldn’t ever rate as one of your faves… IMHO.

    I have listened to most of the streaming services (prob Spotify or Slacker the most), but really find I’m listening to my ripped music on iTunes the majority of the time. Vinyl still a big percentage of my listening, as well. Have bought a fair amount of music as MP3s from Amazon.com far more than any other download store…

  • Camp – Childish Gambino
    Overexposed – Maroon 5
    Hands all over me – Maroon 5
    Metric – Synthetica
    Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

    I listen to all of them on Spotify.

  • Pixies – Surfer Rosa
    Nirvana – Nevermind
    Les Savy Fav – Go Forth
    Company Flow – Funcrusher Plus
    Modest Mouse – The Lonesome Crowded West

  • Brett Koger

    Metallica – S&L
    Kenny Chesney – No Shoes, No Shirt, No problem
    Brad Paisley – American Saturday night
    AC/DC – Live
    Jay-z – Blueprint 3


  • Gary Reynolds

    The The – Dusk
    Kate Bush – The Dreaming
    The Smiths – Any of them
    David Bowie – Heroes
    John Williams – Empire Strikes Back


  • In no particular order:

    Brand New – The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me
    Fall Out Boy – From Under the Cork Tree
    Fall Out Boy – Folie à Deux
    Something Corporate – Leaving Through the Window
    Jack’s Mannequin – The Glass Passenger

  • In through the out door – Led Zeppelin
    IV – Led Zeppelin
    Reanimation – Linkin Park
    All Eyez on Me – 2Pac
    Tha Carter III – Lil Wayne

    Google Play Music for my music, Pandora otherwise

  • 1. CKY, An Answer Can be Found.
    2. Metallica, St Anger
    3. Alabama, When it all goes South
    4. CKY, Hellview
    5. ACDC, High Voltage

    I really like using the Play Music setup, but I also really like IheartRadio.

  • Scott Manders

    1. Doggystyle- Snoop Dogg
    2.ATLiens- OutKast
    3.Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) -Wu-Tang Clan
    4.De la Soul is Dead- De la Soul5. ‘Midnight Marauders- A Tribe Called Quest

    I use Spotify for the radio feature… It seems to do a lot less repeating than Pandora.

  • Babel – Mumford and Sons
    Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay
    My Head is an Animal – of Monsters and Men
    Night Train – Keane
    Not Quite Yours – Barcelona

    Spotify is all I use.

  • Desmond Dekker,You Can Get It If You Really Want
    Dire Straights, Brothers in Arms
    The Ramones, Ramones
    Gary Nuwman, Tubeway Army
    Nick Lowe,Labour of Lust

    Pandora pix the mix based on my likes! She knows me sooooo well!

  • droid1234

    Micheal Jackson – Thriller
    Rihanna – Talk that talk
    Taylor Swift – RED
    Adele – 21
    Lady GAGA – Bad Romance

    Use free version of Pandora. Large collection.

  • DennisHeffernan

    top five albums…that’s hard. I’ll pick five that coffee to mind but if you ask me tomorrow I might have a different list. 🙂

    1. Meat Loaf, Bat Out of Hell
    2. Led Zepplin, Led Zepplin IV
    3. Billy Joel, An Innocent Man
    4. Meat Loaf, Bat Out of Hell II
    5. Celine Dion, Falling into You

  • Matt Donow

    Porcupine Tree- In Absentia

    – Porcupine Tree – Stars Die-

    Pink Floyd- Dark side of the moon

    Silversun Pickups- Neck of the Woods

    Porcupine Tree=- Deadwing-

  • 1. Paul & Linda McCartney – RAM
    2. The Microphones – “The Glow”, Pt 2
    3. Beach Boys – Holland
    4. weezer – Pinkerton
    5. Blood Brothers – burn, piano island, burn

    Recently started using my first music streaming service, Pandora and I’m enjoying it so far.

  • Dark Side of the Moon
    Before these Crowded Streets
    The Black Album


  • 1. Beach Boys: An American Band
    2. MatchBox 20: Yourself or Someone Like You
    3. Michael Jackson: Thriller
    4. Oasis: What’s the Story Morning Glory
    5. Goo Goo Dolls: City of Angels

    I use pandora

  • irtechneo

    1. Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
    2. Michael Jackson Thriller
    3. Snoop Doggystyle
    4. Dr. Dre The Chronic
    5. Vanilla Ice To The Extreme (“Stop That Train” is a classic track)

    Streaming I use Tune In Radio Pro ever since I got the pro version as amazons free app of the day.

  • jimbob_sf

    1. Dire Straits Alchemy

    2.Aimee Mann Live at St. Ann’s Warehouse

    3.Led Zeppelin Physical Grafriti

    4. Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon

    5. Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here

    Pandora because it has high bitrate and I can tweak any time.

  • 1. Dire Straits Alchemy
    2.Aimee Mann Live at St. Ann’s Warehouse
    3.Led Zeppelin Physical Grafriti

    4. Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon

    5. Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here

    Pandora because it has high bitrate and I can tweak any time.

  • Sean Goodrich

    Some Nights, Zeppelin III, Wish you were here, The Foundation, and Boston. LOVE SLACKER!!