As a test we purchased a Play:5 (and got the free bridge), and the sound is quite good. I don't know if in-ceiling speakers in the $300 (pair) range would compare favorably or not. My wife is loving the app and being able to choose local radio stations, Pandora radio,, songs from our server, or local songs from her own iPhone. Very nice!
Anyone have any thoughts on PLAY:3 vs. PLAY:5? The PLAY:3 sounded a bit clearer/detailed in the store, while the PLAY:5 is a bit warmer sound. I know the PLAY:5 has two more speakers and speakers, but the PLAY:3s might be enough for our needs. WE would also have the option of adding a Sonos Sub in the future to add some low end bass to the sound. Anybody using two PLAY:3s and a Sonos Sub? Just wondered how they sound together.