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Sonos Amp

Sonos Amp
alaScore 95

154 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews of Sonos Amp. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive views about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sonos Amp is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Sonos Amp Review


The Sonos Amp isn't a piece of gear everyone needs. For starters, its $649 price is bound to turn some people off. Even if you can get past the price, it's really a puzzle piece that serves a specific need in the Sonos realm: It allows you to connect...

Can power a wide range of passive speakers and subwoofers Allows for streaming audio to wired speakers Connects wired gear and sends output to other Sonos speakers

Expensive Niche

Not everyone will need the expensive Sonos Amp, but for certain setups, it's the perfect solution to bridge the gap between Sonos and non-Sonos gear.

May, 2020

Expert review by : Nilay Patel (

Sonos Amp review: all kinds of power


The Sonos Amp is a sleek, minimal black square. There's a round depression on the top that adds a sense of high design, but also serves to make stacking multiple Amps easier. On the front, you've got the usual Sonos interface elements of an LED and...

Powerful Sounds great after you adjust it Looks super cool

A little bright-sounding out of the box Expensive Needs different EQ presets for music and TV $649 AT SONOS

Sonos is adding to the lineup with the new $599 Sonos Amp, which is a totally new design that offers unparalleled flexibility for a connected audio component. It is vastly more powerful than the Connect:Amp at 125 watts per channel, and vastly more...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Sonos Amp review


The Sonos Amp is an intriguing product: the company is pitching it primarily at the installers who bought the majority of the preceding Connect:Amps, but it's also very well suited DIY audio and home theater enthusiasts. It is without a doubt the most...

The compact Sonos Amp delivers the company's class-leading multiroom audio to speakers of your choice. The system offers more flexibility other Sonos systems. It's compatible with a wide range of streaming protocols and Alexa's voice assistant.

Numerous well-featured amps and receivers are available for less money. The Sonos Amp sounds too bright in its default mode and doesn't offer a calibration routine. The EQ settings needed to fix it are located deep within a nested menu system. To use...

As long as you take care during setup, the Sonos Amp offers enthusiasts a powerful blank slate to build a compact, high-performance audio system.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Brown (

Sonos Amp review: This is the best Sonos music streamer by far (even if it’s not right for everyone)


The Sonos Amp isn't aimed at casual music listeners. That market is better served by Sonos's wireless speaker lineup: The Sonos One smart speaker, the simpler Play:1, and their big sibling, the Play:5. The Sonos Amp is designed for audio enthusiasts...

Powerful performance from a compact, supremely flexible audio amplifier Impeccably designed and engineered Capable of driving just about any speaker (8-, 6-, or 4-ohm models)

Building a 4.1 surround system for movies and TV will add at least $997 to your tab You will never get a true center channel (i.e., it’s not possible to build a 5.1 surround system) Sonos has no interest in supporting high-resolution audio

The Sonos Amp is the perfect marriage of Sonos’ exquisite multi-room audio technology and whichever passive loudspeakers you decide to drive with it.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Geir Nordby (

Sonos Amp Sonos Amp Review - Has become too expensive


The Sonos Amp is powerful enough to drive decent speakers. But the price has gone up too much lately.

Very user friendly. HDMI input. Powerful enough to drive serious speakers.

Lacks a little dynamism and raw power. Room correction does not work with third party speakers. Has increased too much in price.

The Sonos Amp is a very user-friendly amplifier that does very well. It can drive more expensive speakers with great (enough) conviction to some extent.

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Geir Nordby (

Review: Sonos Amp | Sonos Doubles The Power Sonos Amp


Sonos Amp is powerful enough to power proper speakers with conviction. And of course with full multi-room function.

Amp is very user-friendly and supports most power services. It has HDMI input, and the sound is finally powerful enough to drive quite proper speakers.

There is still a bit to go on when we talk dynamics and raw power. High definition sound is not supported, and why does TruePlay room correction not work with all speakers?

With twice as much amplifier power as its predecessor, the new Sonos Amp is even more flexible. Even floor-standing speakers are operated with conviction, thus you get an affordable upgrade of your existing stereo system. Which then gets support for...

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Darryl Wilkinson (

Sonos Amp Streaming Amplifier Review


Performance Features Ergonomics Value

“All good things,” goes the proverb, “must come to an end.” As if to prove the veracity of that old saying, Sonos announced in early 2018 that the company was pulling the plug on a piece of gear that's been in its lineup for so long that most Sonos...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Tom Parsons (

Sonos Amp review


Sonos has been focused on all-in-one streaming speakers for so long, it's easy to forget that it started out building devices designed to work with other hi-fi kit. In fact, so long has it been since the company's Connect products (the Connect and...

Fun, punchy sound Open and spacious Works beautifully with a TV

Slight lack of hi-fi sophistication Pricey

Let there be no doubt; paired with a good pair of speakers, the Amp is the best-sounding, most hi-fi like component Sonos has ever produced. But it’s also typically Sonos in the way it’s a joy to use and live with. What’s surprising is how excellent it...

Sep, 2021

Expert review by (

Sonos Amp review


the Sonos Amp goes further, offering a number of features from the Sonos Beam, making it surprisingly well suited to movie as well as music use. Certainly, if you want the best-sounding and most feature-laden Sonos available, this is it; but the Sonos...

Punchy, engaging sound Broad, deep soundstage Great for use with a TV

No hi-res Slight lack of subtlety

If you’re already eyeing up a Playbar or Playbase, we urge you to consider spending the extra on the Amp and a capable pair of speakers. As mentioned, we’d suggest the B&W 607s if you’re going small or the Fyne F302s if you’re going big, either of...

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Hi-Fi Choice (

Sonos Amp


Best known for its popular range of multi-room speakers and soundbars, Sonos hasn't really made much of an impact on the world of networked audio components so far. The new Sonos Amp aims to change this, though, and could prove to be a tempting...

Jul, 2020

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