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Sonos SUB

Sonos SUB
alaScore 93

30 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Sonos SUB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 30 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Sonos SUB Review


When you decide to pick up a Sonos speaker, you decide to jump into an ever-expanding ecosystem of both hardware and software, with a brand that's dead set on pushing an immersive experience out to the customer. With the newest member of the family,...

Have a peek at the column/review Small Sonos: Is multi-room music overkill in a tiny apartment? by Chris Davies for additional insight with the Sonos PLAY:3 and the overall Sonos experience.


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Sonos Sub


For all of the quality, flexibility and whole-home hotness that goes into Sonos' wireless speakers, there was always something missing: bass. Not in absolute terms, mind you, since Sonos' speakers have always had relatively good bass performance,...

Powerful, potent bass for such a small sub ; Excellent extension and impact ; Force cancelling design eliminates unwanted vibrations ; Solid, inert design ; Easy to set up and use

Bass a little too thumpy at times ; No standard line inputs, i.e. only compatible with Sonos gear

Sonos finds some missing oomph with its Sub wireless subwoofer, a potent box of boom to round out the bottom of end of your Sonos system, no wires needed.

Expert review by:

Bass Hit


Sonos has released a subwoofer to compliment its array of wireless Play speakers and Connect amps.

Sound is excellent, on par with the rest of Sonos’ speakers. Well-designed dual-driver subwoofer with dual class-D amps offer efficient and distortion-free boom. Sleek looks make the 16-inch-tall box disappear into your ultra-modern decor. Just over 6...

That’s a lot of Simoleons. The tall, square-shaped doughnut design can be too bulky for some rooms, even laid flat


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Sonos Sub


When I say the word subwoofer, what comes to mind? Is it a giant box in the corner of the room that rumbles when the dinosaur pads along the ground onscreen? Or the thing that shakes the door panels of cars at traffic lights? Arguably, neither of those...

The Sonos Sub has a unique, eye-catching design and its wireless function works from anywhere in a room (though it does have to be plugged in). It really augments the sound of your Play speakers and the setup is a breeze.

Its finish doesn't match any other Sonos components and the Sub doesn't work as well with the Connect: Amp. It's expensive and won't work outside of a Sonos system.

The Sonos Sub provides an instant upgrade to your Sonos Play speaker system, but it's quite pricey.

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Sonos Sub


More Info Sonos' wireless Sub adds extra thump to your Sonos system for $700 (ears-on) Sonos Play:3 review Sonos S5 ears-on review: a premium iPod speaker dock without the dock Every audio product Sonos has delivered so far has worked on the assumption...

Deep, tight bass ; Easy setup ; Unique design

Very expensive ; Can't be used with non-Sonos gear ; Dust magnet

It's a lot to pay for a subwoofer that can't be used with non-Sonos hardware. If you can swing the cost, though, you'll get a tremendous boost to sound quality that integrates smoothly with a full Sonos network.

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Sonos SUB Subwoofer


The latest addition to the Sonos family of products is the Sonos SUB, which is specifically designed to work with the company's speakers—the Play:3 and Play:5. Either of these can be paired with another speaker of the same model to create a stereo pair...


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Sonos SUB Subwoofer


The latest addition to the Sonos family of products is the Sonos SUB, which is specifically designed to work with the company's speakers—the Play:3 and Play:5. Either of these can be paired with another speaker of the same model to create a stereo pair...

Consumer review by:

"extraordinary sound"


I agree with the reviews. The sound is so much better than anything else out there I have reversed my belief about it being too pricey. The quality of the sound and what it has added to my listening experience, makes it a bargain!

in a perfect world one could adjust volume/bass on the device not through the controller......

Consumer review by:

"Really adds to your Sonos setup"


I bought the sub to accompany the sonos playbar I ordered. The sub arrived before the playbar so I paired it with two play 5's I have in the kitchen until the playbar arrived. Once the playbar arrived I set it up in the bedroom with two play 3's and...

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"Simply awesome! The best sound on the market!"


I just purchased this last component to my home theater and I can say I am now hooked on Sonos! This sound system is simply the best on the market and is so easy to set up it is sick. I have owned many systems, from Sony to Onkyo to Pioneer and nothing...

Booming sound with an easy set up and wireless!

Very expensive

Product Specifications


Active / Passive Speakers:Active
AirPlay: No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: Yes
PC Streaming:Audio
Signal Connection:Wired/Wireless
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Docking System:OTHER DOCKING
Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:Not Applicable
USB Interface: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Network Music System:Music Client
Number of Speakers:Not Applicable
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No
Speaker Type:Single Subwoofer


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No


Dolby / DTS: No