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Sonos One

Sonos One
alaScore 100

210 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 reviews of Sonos One. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Sonos One is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sonos One review

 

Ever since the release of the original Amazon Echo , the smart speaker has been more smart than speaker. Being able to ask Alexa -- or, on Home speakers, Google -- for a weather report or a timer is great, but the number one use for these speakers for...

The Sonos One integrates full-fledged Alexa voice control, just like an Amazon Echo speaker but with better sound quality. It offers most of Alexa's smart home controls and its far-field microphone performs similarly to an Echo. The Sonos One works...

The One costs twice as much as the new Echo. It cannot form a stereo pair with an existing Sonos Play:1. Google Assistant and AirPlay 2 support won't arrive until 2018. It doesn't work how you'd expect if you have an Echo within earshot. There's no...

The Alexa-powered Sonos One is the first smart speaker that actually sounds good with music -- and even more new features will be coming to it in the months ahead.

Nov, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Sonos One review

 

Simply stated, the Sonos One is the perfect smart speaker.

Superb sound quality ; Dead-simple setup ; Super easy to use ; Excellent Alexa integration ; Priced well

No threaded insert for mounting ; No Bluetooth support

The Sonos One is everything we’d hoped it would be: The best-sounding self-contained Alexa-enabled speaker you can buy, with the promise of Google Assistant and more coming soon, and the convenience and flexibility of Sonos’ killer app and ecosystem.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Brown (techhive.com)

Sonos One smart speaker review: Sonos and Alexa, a match made in heaven

 

Sonos audio quality and Amazon's Echo and Alexa voice technology are a powerful combo. And you can now use voice commands to control Spotify on Sonos speakers.

Great sound in a compact package ; Powerful voice-recognition capabilties ; Fantastic Alexa integration, with Google Assistant and Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility promised

You can’t use voice commands to stream music from your own local server ; You can use voice commands with only a handful of the 80+ streaming services Sonos supports ; You can’t disable the LED that glows when the mic is on, nor the tone that sounds...

Unless you find the drawbacks I’ve described to be deal-breakers, the Sonos One is a no-brainer. That goes double for anyone who already owns Sonos components, and triple for Amazon Echo users. We’ll have to wait and see if Sonos executes as expertly...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Sonos One review: The best-sounding smart speaker you can buy

 

The Sonos One offers significantly better music quality than your average Bluetooth or smart speaker without breaking the bank and includes the full Alexa experience. That means it's the first Sonos you can control with your voice. It's also a great...

Excellent audio quality for the price ; First Sonos to let you control your music with your voice ; Attractive, inconspicuous design ; Works with just about every music service you can use ; Alexa integrations works almost exactly the same here as on...

Voice commands only have full functionality with a few music services ; Spotify voice commands not available at launch (but coming later this year) ; Voice commands are sometimes a little buggy. ; Setup process is a bit complicated

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Sonos One review: Alexa has never sounded better

 

The new $200 Sonos speaker supports voice commands and sounds excellent.

Excellent audio quality ; Good voice microphones ; Seamless integration with existing Sonos systems ; Wide selection of music services to stream from

Alexa can’t play Spotify at launch ; Some music services might never support voice ; Convoluted setup process

It really needs Spotify, though

Oct, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sonos One

 

The Sonos One is a versatile wireless speaker with excellent sound quality, support for multi-room audio, and Amazon Alexa voice control.

Multi-room audio with flexible stereo and surround configurations. Powerful sound for its size. Works with Alexa voice control (with support for Google Assistant to come).

Sound can distort at top volumes. No Bluetooth or wired audio connections.

The Sonos One is a worthy and superior upgrade to the Play:1 (which, curiously, is still available for the same $199). It has all of the Play:1's excellent features and sound performance, with the added benefit of Alexa and the promise of Google...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (wired.com)

Sonos One Review: Amazon's Alexa Is Here, But It Still Has Some Growing Up to Do

 

The $199 Sonos One is a great-sounding speaker you can command with your voice.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Sonos One Review: When Alexa is the DJ

 

Smart speakers are big business now, and with Amazon's Echo and Google's Home dominating the market, Sonos had a choice: step up or slip behind. The Sonos One shows the connected speaker stalwart chose to play the game, and not just with one virtual...

Fits smoothly into an existing Sonos system ; Assistant-agnostic means you won't be locked in ; Sound quality belies the size and price ; Controlling whole-home music by voice is transformational ; All the usual Alexa skills

Some configuration stumbles ; An Echo Dot is cheaper

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Brown (techhive.com)

Sonos reveals Sonos One, an Alexa-enabled speaker that will support AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant

 

Sonos One won't be exclusive to Alexa, the speaker will incorporate Google Assistant in 2018.

Sonos pioneered the wireless multi-room audio market. The company shipped its first system in January 2005, but it didn’t introduce its first wireless speaker—the Play:5—until late 2009. Each new product launched since then has sounded better, taken...

Oct, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Sonos One Review: The Best-Sounding Alexa Speaker

 

Even without Alexa, Sonos' speakers would be great for delivering music into every corner of your house. Not only do they sound awesome, but you can customize their audio profiles to whatever room they're in, and you can stream music from dozens of...

Excellent audio quality ; Comprehensive Sonos app ; Lets you control lots of music sources ; Can pair more speakers for whole-house audio

Can’t be used to output TV audio ; Can’t initiate some streaming audio using Alexa

The Sonos One is the best-sounding Alexa speaker yet, and its integration with Amazon’s assistant is excellent (if not yet complete).

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Design:Cylinder
Product type:Stereo portable speaker

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-In
Audio output channels:1.0
Number of Speakers:1

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.85
Package height:9.57
Package weight:5.29
Package width:6.85

Performance

Amplifier:Built-In
Built-in Microphone:Y
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Frequency range:2.4
Interface:Wi-Fi/Ethernet
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Power

Power source type:AC

Technical Details

Wi-Fi:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.71
Height:6.36
Weight:3.97
Width:4.71