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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.

  • I mainly use Google Music and Pandora.. both work very well for me..
    Top 5 Albums:
    U2 – The Joshua Tree
    U2 – Achtung Baby
    Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
    Pearl Jam – 10
    Queen – Greatest Hits

  • michael o’brien

    1. 2-pac all eyes on me

    2. Eminem Marshall Mathers

    3. BIG Ready to Die

    4. Master P Ghetto Dope
    5. dr dre chronic

    I like pandora, but also use slacker at times.

  • nwd1911

    1. Nine Inch Nails: The Fragile
    2. Tool: Aenima
    3. Slipknot: Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses

    4. Killswitch Engage: The End of All Heartache
    5. Marilyn Manson: Antichrist Superstar

    Cloud players I use Google Music mostly, but also Amazon. At the desk I use Spotify.

  • Tim Scully

    1. The End Is Where We Begin by Thousand Foot Krutch

    2. Young Love by Mat Kearney

    3.Word of Mouth by John Reuben

    4. Vice Versus by Switchfoot

    5. Portable Sounds by TobyMac

    Mostly use Google Play Music, but will occasionally use Pandora or iHeartRadio

  • My favorite service is Spotify too!

  • 1. Opeth – Blackwater Park
    2. Gojira – From Mars To Sirius
    3. Rammstein – Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da
    4. Jesu – – Heartache EP
    5. Deafheaven – Roads To Judah

  • antjphotog

    1) Janet Jackson – Velvet Rope
    2) Lenny Kravitz – Lenny
    3) Jill Scott – The Light of the Sun
    4) Marsha Ambrosius – Late Nights Early Mornings
    5) Musiq – Aijuswanaseing

    Been using Pandora forever. Just an easier more intuitive app for me.

  • Guest

    1) Janet Jackson – Velvet Rope
    2) Lenny Kravitz – Lenny
    3) Jill Scott – The Light of the Sun
    4) Marsha Ambrosius – Late Nights Early Mornings
    5) Musiq – Aijuswanaseing

    Been using Power Amp full version ever since I switched to Android 3 years ago. Haven’t looked elsewhere since.

  • Taylor Levesque

    Rust in Peace – Megadeth
    Painkiller – Judas Priest
    Kill ’em All – Metallica
    Fabulous Disaster – Exodus
    The Legacy – Testament
    Spotify Premium

  • Eminem – Marshall Mathers LP
    Notorious B.I.G. – Ready to Die
    Jay-Z – Reasonable Doubt
    Nas – Illmatic
    Led Zeppelin -Led Zeppelin


  • Weezer – Blue Albulm
    Sublime – Self Titled
    Bob Marley and the Wailers – Legend
    Pearl Jam – Ten
    Coheed & Cambria – Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV

    I use Google Music, Spotify and Pandora

  • Mike

    Madvillain – Madvillainy
    Dr. Octagon – Dr. Octagonecologyst
    Charles Mingus – Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

    Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil
    The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

    Pandora has been good to me, so I vote them as my favorite service.

  • Mike_Cook7

    Mad Season – Above

    DJ Shadow – Preemptive Strike
    Various Artist – White Trash Gansta Trance

    Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams
    Beastie Boys – License to ill

    Pandora and Amazon Cloud player (yeah I know but works pretty well)

  • Ljedik

    1.)G N R – appetite for Destruction
    2.)Poison – Look what the Cat Dragged In
    3.)Great White – Once Bitten, Twice Shy
    4.)Motley Crue – Dr. Feelgood
    5.)Motley Crue – Theater of pain

    Slacker Radio! #1

  • ljedik

    1.)G N R – appetite for Destruction
    2.)Poison – Look what the Cat Dragged In
    3.)Great White – Once Bitten, Twice Shy

    4.)Motley Crue – Dr. Feelgood
    5.)Motley Crue – Theater of pain

    Slacker Radio! #1

  • Brian Treusch

    Led Zeppelin – IV
    AC/DC – Back in Black
    Eminem – The Eminem Show
    Bob Marley and the Wailers – Legend
    Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory

    I use Google Music, Spotify, and Slacker.

  • 1: Sublime: Self Titled

    2: Wyclef: Carnival

    3: Bob Marley: Legend

    4: Snoop Dogg: Doggystyle

    5: Dr, Dre: The Chronic
    Sirius Radio, Pandora

  • jc

    In no particular order:

    1. Modest Mouse – The Lonesome Crowded West
    2. Brian Eno – Another Green World
    3. Animal Collective – Feels
    4. Do Make Say Think – Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn
    5. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

    Rdio all day long for streaming.

  • Keith748b734e

    1. U2 – Joshua Tree
    2. REM – New Adventures In Hi-Fi
    3. The Smiths – Louder than Bombs
    4. Ryan Adams & the Cardinals – Cold Roses
    5. They Might Be Giants – Here Come the ABC’s

    I’ve been a big fan of Grooveshark, but I’ve been leaning on Spotify a lot recently.


    Top Five Albums:

    Outkast – ATLiens

    Goodie Mob – Soul Food

    Jay-Z – Blueprint

    Kanye West – College Dropout

    Outkast – Aquemini

    Rdio for online streaming!

  • 1. “Legend” Bob Marley
    2. “Babel” Mumford and Sons
    3. “The Golden Age of Grotesque” Marilyn Manson
    4. “Waking the Fallen” Avenged Sevenfold
    5.”Follow the Leader” Korn

    I listen to almost every genre and many languages even though i don’t understand them.
    I pretty much only use Spotify everywhere I go. Even better now with radio

  • onDroid

    Led Zeppelin IV
    Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
    The Beatles – White Album
    Metallica – Black Album
    ACDC – Back in Black

    I mostly use Google Music and Pandora.

  • 1. red hot chili peppers – californication

    2. offspring – Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace

    3. metallica – metallica

    4. Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang

    5. Eminem – Eminem Show

    I use Google Music

  • Bigwavedave25

    In no particular order…

    Achtung Baby – U2
    Complete Set – Led Zeppelin
    Days – Real Estate
    Any Black Keys Album – Earlier the better though
    LP – Discovery

    …need more!

    Mostly just Pandora for services, and a lot more now that I found a DSP Mgr zip that would work with my GNex’s entire system -not just GMusic! 🙂

  • JaronDW

    Right Now…No order

    The Killer’s Sawdust
    Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
    Mumford and Son’s Babel
    Jay-z Blueprint 3
    Jason Mraz LOVE
    Pandora and Google Music get = use.

  • MTPenguin

    Top 5 albums of all time….

    Most memorable to me were not only the album, but the time/place/circumstances it was listened to.

    Holy Diver
    Quit Riot
    2 Live Crew
    Art Of Noise
    Dire Straights

    Don’t and never have used a streaming service.


  • Tim Smith

    1-Dark side of the moon.
    2-Legion of boom
    3-License to ill
    4-PJ 10

    5-all the rest

    I use Google Music on my phone. But buy through Itunes and play apple TV at home.


  • Steph

    1. Nine Inch Nails – Broken
    2. Pearl Jam – Ten
    3. System of a Down – Toxicity
    4. Metallica – And Justice for All…
    5. Green Day – Dookie

    • Steph

      Oh, and I just listen to my own collection of mp3s…

  • AdamP

    1. Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American

    2. DC Talk – Jesus Freak (yep)

    3. The Who – Who’s Next

    4. Green Day – Dookie

    5. The Offspring – Americana

    I’m a Pandora fanboy

  • Jason Reid

    I’m a big Spotify user, and here are my top 5 albums, in no particular order:

    Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
    ATLiens – OutKast
    College Dropout – Kanye West
    Call Me – Al Green
    Traveling Without Moving – Jamiroquai

  • michael arazan

    Not even going to bother entering comment 698, If I had to Listen to 1 album for the rest of my life, it would be the Led Zepplin Box Set, practically all their songs are like top hit singles.

  • morethanbirds

    1. Matt Wertz – Orange EP
    3. House of Heroes – The End is Not the End
    4. Waking Ashland – Composure
    5. Gungor – Beautiful Things

    I’ve been testing out songcrate.com recently…

  • Dance Macabre – The Faint
    Culdesac – Childish Gambino
    Dark Passion Play – Nightwish
    Epica/The Black Halo – Kamelot

    Heart of Everything – Within Temptation

    I really enjoy iHeartRadio. Also Pandora is nice but I don’t use it a lot.

  • 1) Shawshank Redemption – Thomas Newman
    2) The Avengers – Alan Silvestri
    3) Saving Private Ryan – John Williams
    4) Road to Perdition – Thomas Newman
    5) Stargate – David Arnold

    I’ve used Rhapsody for over 11 years now, LOVE it!

  • 1. Atreyu – The Curse
    2. Killswitch Engage – As Daylight Dies
    3.Incubus – Monuments & Melodies Disc 1
    4.Three 6 Mafia – Da Unbreakables
    5. Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory

    Main music application is Google Play, but I do use Pandora and Spotify.

  • Richard Abramas

    1. The Postal Service – Give Up
    2. Rush – 2112
    3. The Offspring – Americana
    4. Sparklehorse – Dark Night of the Soul
    5. The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

    I only use Pandora. I buy music that I find through it, but I still usually end up listening to Pandora anyway.

  • 2Pac- All Eyes On Me
    Jimi Hendrix- Electric Ladyland
    Project Pat – Mista Dont Play: Everythangs Workin
    Outkast – Aquemini

    Camron – Purple Haze
    I use Pandora and Grooveshark sometimes iHeart Radio if that counts.

  • rhdz

    1. minus the bear – planet of ice
    2. a tribe called quest – midnight marauders
    3. q-tip – the renaissance
    4. queens of the stone – songs for the deaf
    5. bobby bland – dreamer

    I use spotify and google music. spotify is only used to listen to album before i buy it though.

  • 1. Tommy- The Who
    2. The Wall- Pink Floyd
    3. The Turning- Leslie Phillips
    4. Little Foxes- Barnabas
    5. Meltdown- Steve Taylor

    Pandora is my favorite streaming radio app. My favorite app to listen to music is Play Music.

  • bartclantrash

    Queen – News of the World
    Kansas – Point Of Know Return
    Boston – Boston
    Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
    Steely Dan – Aja


  • erikiksaz

    1. Tool Lateralus

    2. Nine Inch Nails – The Fragile

    3. A Perfect Circle – 13th step

    4. Nine Inch Nails – Still

    5.Young the Giant

  • Wiil Cyclone Sanchez

    1.Jeff Buckley- Grace

    2 Rufus Wainright – Poses

    3. MC Hammer – Please hammer Don’t Hurt’em

    4. Outkast – The Love Below

    5.Metric – Old World Underground Where Are You Know.

    Spotify till I die!

  • 1. Jason Becker – Perpetual Burn
    2. Opeth – Ghost Reveries
    3. Guthrie Govan – Erotic Cakes
    4. Scar Symmetry – Pitch Black Progress
    5. The Derek Trucks Band – Songlines

    Pandora is still my go-to music service.

  • jab416171

    Keasbey Nights (I like Both Streetlight Manifesto and Catch 22 versions)
    Your Favorite Weapon – Brand New
    Endgame – Rise Against
    American Idiot – Green Day
    No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls – Simple Plan

    I use Google Music. I haven’t used any streaming services for pretty much the same reasons Ron pointed out. Also, I listen to a very small collection of songs on a regular basis compared to the size of my library. (133 songs / 8 hours out of 5006 songs / over 12 days)

  • Bruce – Born to Run

    The Who – Hooligans

    Pink Floyd – The Wall

    U2 – Joshua Tree

    Queen – A Night at the Opera

  • Larry

    I like variety
    1. Green Day – Dookie
    2. Dr. Dre – The Chronic
    3. Rascal Flatts – Rascal Flatts
    4. Yo-yo Ma
    5. Eminem – The Slim Shady

    I’ve been enjoying slacker radio

  • Adam

    1. Pearl Jam – No Code
    2. Gov’t Mule – Dose
    3. Cake – Fashion Nugget
    4. Jimmy Eat World – Clarity
    5. Pearl Jam – Live on Ten Legs

    I don’t really care for services to suggest music for me. If I do use something of that nature, it’s usually last.fm.

  • 庚心,这就是爱,爱的自选,有没有人曾告诉你,瘾。chinese song ftw. Love using Pandora

  • Jason Pillow

    Top 5 albums? I haven’t bought a full album in a long time. I’ll just list the old ones I used to love =)

    Meteora-Linkin Park
    Hybrid Theory-Linkin Park
    Carnival of Rust-Poets Of The Fall
    Bastion Original Soundtrack-Darren Korb
    Demon Days-Gorillaz

    Favorite current music service is Pandora. Though I used to use Spotify.

  • Sublime – Sublime
    Kottonmouth Kings – Rolling Stoned
    2 Pac – All Eyez On Me
    Nirvana – Nevermind
    Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP

    Ask me tomorrow and the list might be different. And Pandora is hands down the best. Everyone I know that has a smartphone uses it.