Tag Archive: Sonos


The Sonos Flex subscription plan lets you rent speakers

Only available in the Netherlands for now.

What you need to know The Sonos Flex subscription plan allows you to rent some of the most popular Sonos speakers. As part of the subscription, the speakers will be replaced with the latest models. It’s currently only available in the Netherlands as a pilot program.

Do you love high-quality audio but often find the price puts it out of your reach? If so, then a new trial program Sonos  [Read More…]

What’s the best-sounding Alexa smart speaker? Echo Studio or Sonos One?

Amazon Echo Studio

Alexa goes Hi-Fi

$ 200 at Amazon

Pros Multi-directional, immersive sound Supports multi-room audio Can be paired with another Echo Studio or Fire TV Supports multiple music services and Apple Airplay 2 Physical microphone mute switch Cons First gen product Most expensive Echo device

After years of making decent sounding smart speakers, Amazon has finally heeded the call for a high-end, Hi-Fi home for Alexa. The Echo Studio features five speakers for  [Read More…]

The Sonos One is still the best Sonos speaker you can buy

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a resurgence in home speakers thanks to the rise of Alexa and Google Assistant. The idea of having a “smart speaker” is a lot more appealing to folks than a traditional, dumb speaker, and this has created for a significant shift in the home audio market. Sonos has been creating killer speakers since 2002, and lately, has been adapting to the changing industry. The company’s product line is now better than  [Read More…]

Sonos Move review: A real pick-me-up

Sonos finally made a battery-powered speaker, and it’s fantastic.

The Sonos Move was reportedly created because the company kept getting feedback from its most ardent supporters that they wanted two things: a battery-powered Sonos that could be transported and easily moved; and a speaker more powerful and bass-heavy than the Sonos One.

The Move is precisely those two things, a Play:3 replacement that sounds better than the Sonos One but also a portable Bluetooth speaker that can  [Read More…]

Sonos One SL is now available to order for $179, replaces the Play:1

Sonos’s new entry-level speaker doesn’t have voice control.

What you need to know The Sonos One SL is officially available for purchase for $ 179. It replaces the Play:1 in the Sonos lineup. While it shares the Sonos One branding, it doesn’t feature any microphones for voice control.

At the recent Sonos hardware event, the main focus was on the new portable smart speaker, the Sonos Move. Our own Daniel Bader called it “the portable smart speaker  [Read More…]

The Sonos Move is the portable smart speaker of my dreams

What you need to know Sonos Move is powerful, portable, and unbreakable, goes on sale September 24 for $ 399. Sonos One SL replaces the Play:1, and goes on sale next week for $ 179. Sonos Port connects traditional stereo equipment to the Sonos ecosystem, coming early next year for $ 399.

My house is full of speakers. I play music from a Google Home Max, podcasts from a Lenovo Smart Display and, when sitting on my porch,  [Read More…]

The next Sonos product will be a hi-fi Bluetooth speaker with a twist

What you need to know Sonos is holding private briefings on August 26 and 27 in New York. FCC documents and other leaks point to a refreshed Connect and a new Bluetooth/Wi-Fi speaker. The new speaker will support Wi-Fi for whole-home sound when connected to a dock. While in Bluetooth mode, it will act like any other Bluetooth speaker. Sonos is also working on an automatic version of its Trueplay audio calibration.

We already know that Sonos is  [Read More…]

Sonos is holding a mystery event on August 26

Maybe we’ll finally get an updated Play:5?

What you need to know Sonos is sending out press invites for an upcoming event. It’s taking place August 26-27 in New York City. A new speaker will likely be announced, but we aren’t sure which one.

Sonos, one of the top names in the smart speaker market, appears to be getting ready to unveil some new hardware. On August 8, the company sent out press invites to  [Read More…]

Ikea Symfonisk speakers review: Amazing Sonos sound, no assembly required

A trip to Ikea is rarely fun, and neither is putting that damn cabinet together (unless you make it into a drinking game, but that comes with its own challenges). But once the lugging and the hammering and the cleanup is done, you have a pretty great EKTORP or HEMNES that will last years — at prices a fraction of what you’d pay at most other furniture stores.

Thankfully, Ikea is no longer just a single-meatball behemoth: it  [Read More…]

Google Assistant now live for Sonos speakers in Canada

Assistant works on the Sonos One and Sonos Beam.

What you need to know Google Assistant now works with Sonos in Canada. Supported speakers include the Sonos One and Sonos Beam. Sonos first added Assistant support to its speakers in the U.S back in May.

This past May, Sonos finally delivered on its aging promise of bringing the Google Assistant to some of its speakers. It’s been a wonderful few months having the Assistant on Sonos hardware,  [Read More…]