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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.

  • 1)r.kelly 12 play

    2)usher confessions

    3)dmx its dark and hell is hot

    4)jay-z the black album

    5)janet jackson janet


  • Breakfast4Dinner

    1. Dream Theater – Awake
    2. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
    3. Queensrÿche – Operation: Mindcrime
    4. Fates Warning – A Pleasant Shade of Gray
    5. Porcupine Tree – Deadwing

    I used to use Slacker a lot, but lately Pandora’s been “getting me”.

  • Alex Mosqueda

    1. The Cool – Lupe Fiasco
    2. All Eyez on Me – 2Pac
    3. Illmatic – Nas
    4. Like Water for Chocolate – Common
    5. Food & Liquor II – Lupe Fiasco

    well since my car radio ddoesnt work i depend alot on iheartradio, google music, and tunein radio

  • Desert island, top five records, but in no particular order:

    “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    “Cold Roses” by Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
    “The Great Summit” by Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
    “Hot” by Squirrel Nut Zippers
    “Echoes” by Pink Floyd (compilation albums count, right?)

  • Ben Leonard

    Rage against the machine- battle of los Angeles
    Nas- I am
    Garden state sound track
    Pinback -seriphs
    Radio -head kid a

    Google music. Its perfect its flawless

  • Bob Smith

    U2 Joshua Tree
    David Lanz – Christophoris dream
    Pet Shop Boys
    Depeche Mode

    I use Pandora now.

  • 5. M83 – Hurry Up We’re Dreaming

    4. Santigold – Santogold

    3. Boys Noize – Oi Oi Oi

    2. Michael Jackson – Greatest Hits

    1. Daft Punk – Alive 2007

    I use the Hype Machine, Google Play, and occasionally Pandora.

  • Technomandfw

    Journey – Greatest Hits
    Boston – Greatest Hits
    ACDC – Back in Black
    Eagles – Hotel California
    Queen – Greatest Hits

  • 2. Michael Jackson: Bad, Thriller; Janet Jackson: Rhythm Nation; Prince of Egypt Sdk; Madonna: Ray of Light

    3. Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, Rhapsody, Rdio

  • necroscopev

    I only use Google Music, I want my music when I want it. Here are my top five albums!
    1. Rolling Stones– satanic majestys request
    2. Danzig – How the Gods kill
    3. Slayer – seasons on the abyss
    4. Then Crooked Vultures – self titled
    5. Beatles – Abbey Road

  • 1- Florence + the Machine – Lungs
    2 – Jimmy Eat World – Jimmy Eat World
    3 – Silverchair – Neon Ballroom
    4 – Puddle of Mudd – Come Clean
    5 – Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory

    I use Spotify. 🙂

  • Coldplay – Parachutes
    Incubus – Morning View
    Muse – Absolution
    Metallica – The Black Album
    Radiohead – Kid A

    I love Pandora.

  • Keyan X

    I’ll choose my favorite (more so) rock albums of all time rather than general music (due to it being MUCH easier to decide) In no particular order:

    Jimi Hendrix- Are you Experinced?
    Led Zeppelin- Dark Side of the Moon
    The Eagles- Hotel California
    Guns ‘N Roses- Appetite for Destruction
    Michael Jackson- Thriller (of course!)

  • hfoster52

    Black – Metallica
    Pearl Jam – Ten
    Sublime – Sublime
    The Black Keys – Magic Potion
    Tool – Aenima

    I use Pandora and Google Music.

  • Jason Williams

    Tool – Ænema
    Radiohead – OK Computer
    Deftones – White Pony
    A Perfect Circle – Mer De Noms
    Silversun Pickups – Carnavas

    I use Spotify premium pretty much exclusively now. It’s definitely worth the $9.99 per month.

  • 1. 40oz to Freedom — Sublime
    2. Cee Lo Green is a Soul Machine — Cee Lo
    3. Burn to Shine — Ben Harper
    4. Emotionalism — Avett Brothers
    5.Pet Sounds — The Beach Boys

  • Lupe Fiasco – The Cool
    The Raconteurs – Consolers of the Lonely
    Dr. Dre – 2001
    Phantogram – Eyelid Movies

    Gorillaz – Plastic Beach

  • Alexander H

    Sounds good

  • Brian Caulfield

    Vampire weekend, Merriweather post pavilion, Come on feel the Illinoise, Brothers, Version

  • 1. Alpocalypse
    2. Ultra Beatdown
    3. 2112
    4. The best of both worlds
    5. Extreme
    Pandora is my favorite music service.

  • Lane252

    2)Church Clothes

    3)Dying to Live

    Gym Class Heros:
    4)As Cruel as School Children

    Linkin Park:
    5)Hybrid Theory

    Pandora, TuneIn Radio Pro, and SoundHound (infinity)

  • Waylman

    Rolling stones-exile
    Mile watt – contemplating the engine room
    Air-all records!

    Fav steaming service is rdio

  • John Suh

    linkin park- meteora, hybrid theory, reanimation
    John Mayer- room for squares
    Kanye West- Graduation

  • 2Pac all eyes on me Notorious BIG Life after death DMX Its dark and hell is hot Jay Z The Blueprint Frank Sinatra Greatest his and Spotify but still can’t get myself to go premium…but I’m almost there haha

  • 1. R.E.D. – NeYo
    2. Miracle – third day
    3.Up all night – one direction
    4.The 2nd law – Muse
    5.Halcyon – Ellie Goulding

    My favorite is Tune in radio

  • scotig

    1. Michael Jackson – Off the Wall
    2. James Taylor – That’s why I’m here
    3. Erasure – The Innocents
    4 Jason Mraz – We sing. We dance. We steal things.
    5. Per Shop Boys – Very

    I listen to Pandora, discover on Spotify and buy on Google Music

  • JP

    50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin’

    Eminem – The Eminem Show

    Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP

    Lupe Fiasco – Food and Liquor

    Jay-Z – The Black Album


  • chris125

    Dark of the moon
    Dreams and nightmares
    Chocolate starfish
    Meteor a
    Real slim shady

  • El Big CHRIS

    Spotify for me.I hate downloading crap.

    1. meteora

    2. hybrid theory

    3. Party rock

    4. The Smiths: Singles

    5. The most relaxing classical piano music collection in the universe

  • 1. Evanescent Fallen
    2. Queen A Kind of Magic
    3. Queen News of the World
    4. Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet
    5 Cranberries Everyone Else is Doing It

    Love Pandora and Tune In Radio

  • Cesar J Prietto

    1. Ray of Light – Madonna
    2. Blondie – Blondie
    3. Sixteen stone – Bush
    4. Bad – Michael Jackson
    5. Tragic Kingdom – No Doubt
    I prefer Pandora over spotify.

  • Jordan Harvey

    2Pac – All eyez on Me
    50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin’
    Notorious Big – Ready to Die
    Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
    Michael Jackson – Thriller

    Have to give him to MJ, the man could sing despite your personal opinions.

    I use Pandora.

  • Pandora is the sssshhhhhhiiiiiittttttt!!!!!!!!! That is all.

  • DaveChlastosz

    Forgot to mention that I use Pandora

  • DaveChlastosz

    Never mind
    Aladdin Sane
    Ride the Lightning
    Dark Side of the Moon
    The Blueprint

  • db

    Kittenz and Three Glitz (2001)
    In the Wee Small Hours (1955)
    The Cinderella Theory (1989)
    Sexor (2006)
    Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy (2000)

    I use Pandora when I can.

  • In no particular order:
    The Deer Hunter – Act III
    Pain of Salvation – BE
    Opeth – Deliverance
    Karnivool – Sound Awake
    Lunatic Soul II

    I use Google Music

  • 1. Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
    2. Neil Young and Crazy Horse Live Rust
    3, Led Zeppelin 4
    4. Rolling Stones Some Girls
    5. Pink Floyd Animails

  • ankit199

    Nirvana – Nevermind
    Foo fighters – in your honor
    Pink Floyd – The dark side of the moon
    U2- How to dismantle and atomic bomb
    RHCP – By the way

    Favorite Music service: Pandora

  • Deftones – adrenaline
    nirvana – never mind
    radio head – ok computer
    Jayz – vol 2
    nin – pretty hate machine

    Pandora when not listening to full 64g sd card.

  • Franz

    It’s very hard to choose top 5’s but here are some of my favorites:

    Dream Theater – Scenes from a Memory
    Seventh Wonder – Mercy Falls
    Haken – Visions
    Scorpions – In Trance
    Circus Maximus – Nine

  • JamisonFrady

    1. Sublime: 40oz to Freedom
    2. Foo Fighters: The Color and the Shape
    3. No Doubt: Tragic Kingdom
    4. Pearl Jam: Ten
    5. Metallica: Black Album

    LastFM and Spotify

  • no particular order:

    The Now and Not Yet – Jeremy Riddle
    A Collision – David Crowder Band
    Love & War & the Sea In Between – Josh Garrels
    Mezzamorphis – Delirious

    Tales of Wonder – White Heart

    Um, use Google Music almost exclusively. Best music service ever, hands down.

  • 1. “King of Limbs” Radiohead
    2. “Chronicle, Vol. 1” CCW
    3. “Check Your Head” Beastie Boys
    4. “The Arista Years” (Disc One) The Grateful Dead
    5. “Illadelph Halflife” The Roots

    Google Music

  • dawn m. armfield

    Adele 21
    Indigo Girls Rites of Passage
    Pearl Jam Jeremy
    Ben Howard Every Kingdom
    No Doubt Tragic Kingdom

    I use Google Music more than anything. Amazon Cloud and Pandora after that.

  • Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
    2pac – All Eyez on Me
    Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster
    Psy – Psy6 (Six Rules) Pt 1
    Ennio Morricone – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Original Soundtrack)

  • HollywoodWebber

    Incubus – make yourself
    Sublime – 40oz to freedom
    311 – Blue
    Chevelle – This type of thinking
    Eminem – Marshall Mathers LP


  • Ivan92116

    NIN – Downward Spiral
    Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
    Depeche Mode – Violator
    Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
    Sick Puppies – Tri-Polar

    Pandora FTW

  • jgrizz13

    1. Fugees The Score
    2. Fugazi 13 Songs
    3. Radiohead OK Computer
    4. Pixies Surfer Rosa
    5. Bruce Springsteen Nebraska

    No order. Rhapsody and Play Music mostly. Little bit of Pandora.

  • Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

    Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks
    Bane – Give Blood
    American Nightmare – Background Music
    The Beatles – Revolver

    Subscribe to rdio, but use my own Subsonic for most music listening with some Google Music and Pandora when I need “shuffle”