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Sonos One

Sonos One
alaScore 97

869 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 869 reviews of Sonos One. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sonos One is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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.

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sonos One (Gen 2)

 

The second-generation 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. It has all of the Play:1's excellent features and sound performance, with the added benefit of Alexa and the promise of Google Assistant in the future. And it's head and shoulders above...

Mar, 2019

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 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 : 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).

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Harrison Weber (gizmodo.com)

Sonos Finally Squished Alexa Into a Speaker, But Maybe Just Buy a Dot

 

Sonos wouldn't like it, but you could call its new smart speaker an “Echo.” A high-end, very nice-sounding, but flawed Amazon Echo—the kind someone who just got a promotion might buy themselves, because unlike the $50 Dot or new $100 Echo, this speaker...

Looks good and sounds even better

Looks good and sounds even better

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Ced Yuen (trustedreviews.com)

Sonos One

 

Supporting both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, the Sonos One is the best-sounding and most feature-packed smart speaker we've tested to date.

Great sound ; Small and convenient ; Proper Alexa integration ; Supports Google Assistant (in 2018)

Alexa not fully compatible with Spotify at launch

One smart speaker to rule them all.

Jun, 2018

Product Specifications

Amplifier

Amplifier class:D

Design

Certification:CE
Color of product:Black / White
Design:Cylinder
LED Indicators:Y
Product color:Green / Grey / Red / Yellow
Product type:Stereo portable speaker
Volume Control:Touch

Features

Interface:Wi-Fi/Ethernet
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, Android 4.3, Android 4.4, Android 5.0, Android 5.1, Android 6.0, Android 7.1, iOS, iOS 10.0, iOS 11.0, iOS 9.0, iOS 9.1, iOS 9.2, iOS 9.3
Package type:Box

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-In
Audio output channels:1.0 / 2.0
Number of Speakers:1 / 2
Recommended usage:Universal
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf
Speaker type:1-Way
Tweeter:Y
Woofer:Y

Other Features

AC adapter included:Y
Bluetooth:N
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Hands-free mode:Y
RJ-45 ports quantity:1
Wi-Fi:Y

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, LAN (RJ-45) / LAN (RJ-45)
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Adjustable microphone volume:Y
Amplifier:Built-In
Amplifier class:D
Bass adjustment:Y
Built-in Microphone:Y
Noise-canceling:Y
Recommended usage:Universal
Treble adjustment:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:N
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Frequency range:2.4
Interface:Wi-Fi/Ethernet
RJ-45 ports quantity:1
Speaker interface type:RJ-45
Wi-Fi:Y
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power source type:AC

Technical Details

Quantity:1
Wi-Fi:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.71
Height:6.36
Package depth:6.85
Package height:9.57
Package weight:5.29
Package width:6.85
Weight:3.97 / 4.08
Width:4.71