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Sonos One

Sonos One
alaScore 97

907 reviews

Oct, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 907 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 : Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Sonos One review

 

To compete in the smart speaker space, Sonos could have just made a better-sounding Alexa speaker. But the company has a reputation to uphold, and went much further than that. Our Sonos One Review reveals how Sonos does Alexa better than Amazon. The...

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

No threaded insert for mounting ; No Bluetooth streaming

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.

Apr, 2019

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

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 your choice of Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice control.

Multi-room audio with flexible stereo and surround configurations. Powerful sound for its size. Offers both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants. Supports AirPlay.

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 performance, with the added benefit of your choice of Alexa and Google Assistant, and it sounds far better than the Amazon Echo and the...

Jun, 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 Smart 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 ; Works with Alexa and Google Assistant

Can't make calls using either Alexa or Google Assistant ; Alexa drop-in not supported

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

May, 2019

Expert review by : Jon Chase (thewirecutter.com)

Sonos One Review: Is This the Best Smart Speaker?

 

The Sonos One is an Amazon Echo in a great Sonos speaker, but still a work in progress for Alexa, Google Assistant, AirPlay, and everything else.

Jul, 2018

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

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