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Sonos One

Sonos One
alaScore 100

210 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 reviews of Sonos One. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the price.

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

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Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by: Jon Porter (techradar.com)

Sonos One review

 

Are Sonos and Alexa a match made in heaven?

Full-bodied, rich sound ; Combines best of Alexa and Sonos ; Plays music while Alexa is muted

Google Assistant is MIA until 2018

Sonos’ debut Alexa speaker is a cleanly designed, feature-rich and great-sounding device that brings together the best of both ecosystems. You’ve got the ever-improving Alexa on the one hand, and on the other you’ve got Sonos with its own multi-room...

Nov, 2017

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sonos One review

 

Smart speakers are coming of age and if you want the best sound quality then look no further than the Sonos One.

Dec, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Sonos One review

 

Ever since the release of the original Amazon Echo , the smart speaker has been more smart than speaker. Being able to ask Alexa -- or, on Home speakers, Google -- for a weather report or a timer is great, but the number one use for these speakers for...

The Sonos One integrates full-fledged Alexa voice control, just like an Amazon Echo speaker but with better sound quality. It offers most of Alexa's smart home controls and its far-field microphone performs similarly to an Echo. The Sonos One works...

The One costs twice as much as the new Echo. It cannot form a stereo pair with an existing Sonos Play:1. Google Assistant and AirPlay 2 support won't arrive until 2018. It doesn't work how you'd expect if you have an Echo within earshot. There's no...

The Alexa-powered Sonos One is the first smart speaker that actually sounds good with music -- and even more new features will be coming to it in the months ahead.

Nov, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sonos One review

 

Ever since the release of the original Amazon Echo , the smart speaker has been more smart than speaker. Being able to ask Alexa -- or, on Home speakers, Google -- for a weather report or a timer is great, but the number one use for these speakers for...

The Sonos One integrates full-fledged Alexa voice control, just like an Amazon Echo speaker but with better sound quality. It offers most of Alexa's smart home controls and its far-field microphone performs similarly to an Echo. The Sonos One works...

The One costs twice as much as the new Echo. It cannot form a stereo pair with an existing Sonos Play:1. Google Assistant and AirPlay 2 support won't arrive until 2018. It doesn't work how you'd expect if you have an Echo within earshot. There's no...

The Alexa-powered Sonos One is the first smart speaker that actually sounds good with music -- and even more new features will be coming to it in the months ahead.

Nov, 2017

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sonos One review: Smart, stylish and great-sounding – Alexa has found her home

 

Sonos' great-sounding multi-room speaker meets Amazon's Alexa, and they're set to be best friends

Great sound quality ; Easy to use ; Amazon Alexa support; Google Assistant coming in 2018

Won't pair with Play:1 ; No speaker mount options

The real clincher here, however, is that the One isn’t tied to any one smart assistant. So, regardless of whether you prefer Amazon or Google’s way of doing things – or potentially want the best bits of both – the Sonos One will ensure that great...

Nov, 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.

Nov, 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

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.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sonos One review

 

A Sonos Play:1 with Amazon Alexa built-in? Sounds like a winning combination.

Stylish and unobtrusive ; Solid, sophisticated sound ; Expandable Sonos range ; Alexa well integrated

Lacks full Alexa control ; Still no hi-res audio ; Buggy beta software

Essentially, the One is a Play:1 with Alexa built in, and that’s a fine combination in our book

Oct, 2017

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

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Design:Cylinder
Product Type:Stereo portable speaker

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-in
Audio output channels:1.0
Number of Speakers:1

Packaging Data

Package depth:174
Package height:243
Package weight:2.4
Package width:174

Performance

Amplifier:Built-in
Built-In Microphone:Y
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Frequency range:2.4
Interface:Wi-Fi/Ethernet

Power

Power source type:AC

Technical Details

Wi-Fi:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:119.7
Height :161.4
Weight:1.8
Width:119.7