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Sonos Roam

Sonos Roam
alaScore 100

22 reviews

May, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Sonos Roam. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the bass quality. The usability also gets good feedback, but many are negative about the price and treble quality.

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

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Expert review by : Simon Cohen (

Sonos Roam review: Tiny speaker, huge value


The $169 Sonos Roam isn't the cheapest Sonos speaker, but it is easily the most versatile. We think it's an incredible portable speaker for the price.

Excellent design ; Lightweight and portable ; Totally water and dustproof ; Very good sound for its size ; Choice of smart speaker assistants ; Wireless charging

No Bluetooth stereo pairing ; Doesn’t work as a speakerphone ; Less battery life than some other speakers

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Tim Gideon Tim Gideon Will Greenwald Will Greenwal (

Sonos Roam Review


The versatile Sonos Roam can easily be moved between your home speaker setup and the great outdoors, though you're paying a premium for convenience over audio quality.

Mono output ; Digital signal processing can overwhelm the audio at high volumes ; Not as loud as similarly priced speakers

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Sonos Roam Review – A portable speaker to get you hooked


Sonos needs a gateway for new users, and the Sonos Roam is its answer. What looks like a regular Bluetooth speaker actually hides double the functionality: a portable speaker when you're on t…

Most affordable Sonos entry point ; Sounds great ; Easily transitions between Sonos and Bluetooth connections ; Qi wireless plus USB-C makes charging easy ; Rugged without looking ridiculous

Sound Swap and stereo pairing only work in Sonos mode ; Battery life falls short of Bluetooth-only rivals ; Price premium compared to Bluetooth-only speakers

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (

Sonos Roam review: Now you really can take the exceptional Sonos sound anywhere


Small, lightweight, packed with great networking features plus your choice of Alexa or Google Assistant, the sweet-sounding Sonos Roam just became the portable smart speaker to beat.

Exceptional sound for its size ; Auto Trueplay now works over Bluetooth ; Sound Swap feature lets you “swap” music with other Sonos speakers ; Small and light, with a waterproof design

Slow wireless charging (at least with third-party chargers) ; Sound Swap doesn’t work across Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay 2 modes

Sonos has been offering the choice of onboard Alexa or Google Assistant on its speakers for years now, and the Roam follows suit. From the Sonos app, you simply pick which assistant you want installed on the speaker, and the Roam does the rest, pausing...

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Leslie Shapiro (

Sonos Roam Portable Wireless Speaker Review


If portability sound quality are important to you, the Sonos Roam smart speaker is an outstanding choice.

Rich, warm, sound; Impressive bass; Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay 2; IP67 water- and dust-proof

Lacks treble clarity at high volumes; Pricey for a portable speaker

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Brad Bennett (

Sonos Roam Review: Building out the band


Sonos has finally released a portable Bluetooth speakers and it's really great. However, it's likely not the best mobile speaker for everyone.

Premium materials ; Big sound in a small body ; Has access to all of Sonos' features

Doesn't float ; Sonos software can be a tad overbearing ; battery life is a little lacklustre

This is the perfect speaker for Sonos fans, for everyone else, it's just a speaker

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Kate Kozuch (

Sonos Roam review: The best portable smart speaker yet


The Sonos Roam is portable, durable and competitively priced, making it an attractive Bluetooth speaker on-the-go and a Sonos system enhancement back home.

Lightweight, portable design ; Auto TruePlay works outdoors ; Extensive connectivity features

Doesn’t support multiple Bluetooth sources at once ; Battery life could be better

for sound-lovers that don’t want to feel like they’re schlepping their soundtrack. Save the room in your bag for snacks, sleeping bags, swim towels and other adventure necessities — the Sonos Roam won’t weigh you down.

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Darrell Etherington (

Sonos delivers a near-perfect portable speaker with the new Sonos Roam


Sonos has a new speaker that starts shipping later this month, and it's a significant departure from the company's usual offerings in a number of ways. The all-new Sonos Roam is a compact, portable speaker with a built-in battery and Bluetooth...

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Gary Ng (iphoneincanada_ca)

Sonos Roam Review: The Best Ultra Portable Speaker?


The Sonos Roam is the company's smallest Bluetooth speaker, and packs some incredible sound for its size.

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Olivia Tambini (

Sonos Roam review


The Sonos Roam is the best portable speaker you can buy in 2021.

Powerful audio performance Easily portable design Excellent connectivity Google Assistant and Alexa support

Fairly pricey Bass can be overwhelming

The Sonos Roam is our pick for the best portable speaker on the planet, with a powerful sound, rugged design, excellent connectivity features, and smart home control. A bass-heavy audio performance makes it ideal for use outdoors, while a clever...

Apr, 2021

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