Tabletop speaker with line-in: No discounts currently available
It’s difficult to think about multiroom audio without first thinking of Sonos. It’s the pioneer in this space, and its speakers let you listen to music all around your home over a stable Wi-Fi connection, rather than relying on spotty Bluetooth. The company has expanded its lineup over the years — including the new Era 100 and Era 300 speakers earlier this spring — and now offers a wide range of speakers, from outdoor and tabletop speakers to soundbars and subwoofers.
Sonos has long been known for its stellar sound quality, and its latest S2 operating system supports hi-res audio standards like Dolby Atmos. Wi-Fi playback is compatible with Apple AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect, as well as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands, so you can cast audio directly without needing to use the Sonos app. In addition, Sonos’ portable speakers add versatility with Bluetooth playback.
We’ve assembled Sonos’ most popular products here, despite most of them not being discounted right now, and we’ll update this story as more Sonos speakers go on sale.
The new Sonos Era 100 replaces the Sonos One as the company’s mainstream indoor smart speaker. It sounds better than the One while also adding Bluetooth and a line-in port (via USB-C) for greater playback versatility. You can save $30 on a pair of Era 100 speakers. Read our Sonos Era 100 review.
When you double up on the new Sonos premium indoor smart speaker, the Era 300, you can save $45. It has six drivers and support for Dolby Atmos spatial audio. It’s the most advanced speaker in the Sonos lineup.
This speaker set lets you use two Roam speakers together for stereo sound, and you can separate the pair and use each individually in different spots in your home or via Bluetooth while on the go. When purchased together, you get a $20 discount.
This set bundles the smallest portable speaker in the lineup with the largest portable speaker for flexibility around your home. It saves you $30.
This set pairs the big but portable Move speaker with the Arc soundbar and saves you $60. Together, the speakers create an excellent home theater setup via Wi-Fi. You have the flexibility to separate the pair and take the portable Move with you and listen anywhere via Bluetooth.
The new Sonos Era 100 replaces the Sonos One as the company’s mainstream indoor smart speaker. It costs $30 more than the One, but in our estimation the extra cost is easily justified. In fact, in our review, we declared that the Era 100 is the best smart speaker for the money. It offers a trio of improvements from the One. The first two additions add versatility. The One lets you stream only via Wi-Fi, and the Era 100 adds Bluetooth and a line-in port (via USB-C) for greater playback versatility. Thirdly and most importantly, the Era 100 sounds better than the One. It is a little larger than the One and packs in two side-firing tweeters for stereo sound.
The Sonos Era 300 boasts a completely new design and slots in as the company’s premium indoor smart speaker. It’s much larger than the Sonos Era 100 and includes Dolby Atmos spatial audio support along with dedicated stereo drivers and height speakers. It also features a built-in calibration routine called Quick Tune that uses the onboard “smart” microphones, in addition to the existing iOS Trueplay system.
The Sonos One combines speaker smarts, sound quality and affordability. It supports both Alexa and Google Assistant and boasts a bigger, fuller sound than nearly every other smart speaker. It also supports both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth playback, giving it some versatility, even if you shouldn’t leave it outdoors. Although it’s being replaced by the new Era 100 speaker, the One is not discounted and is still selling at its full price.
The Sonos Arc is one of the best soundbars you can buy. Unlike the Beam, the Arc packs in an integrated subwoofer. Even though it costs hundreds more than the Beam, you don’t need to buy a separate subwoofer to rattle the windows.
The Roam is the smallest speaker in the Sonos lineup. It’s weatherproof and gets its Roam moniker for its ability to switch automatically between Wi-Fi when you’re at home and Bluetooth when you’re, well, roaming. You can bark voice commands at it via Alexa or Google Assistant when the speaker is on your Wi-Fi network. And we found it produces impressive sound for a speaker its size. Read our Sonos Roam review.
The SL version of the Roam omits the microphone and costs $20 less than the regular Roam. It’s a good pick if you want to save money or have privacy concerns about Amazon or Google listening to you inside your home.
The second-gen Beam is a compact soundbar with Dolby Atmos that makes movies sound huge with its virtual surround capabilities. It’s also a smart speaker with Alexa and Google Assistant on board.
To get the thumping bass in music and the explosions in movies that you want to be able to not only hear but also feel, add the Sonos Sub to your setup. It connects easily and wirelessly over Wi-Fi and will round out your home theater’s sound by handling the low frequencies.
The SL skips the microphone and Amazon and Google voice commands, and so costs less than the Sonos One.
The Move is Sonos’ largest portable smart speaker. It offers the same Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity as the Roam and is weatherproofed, too, for use indoors and out. It’s considerably bigger than the Roam and costs more than twice as much, but it also produces bigger sound with better bass.
The Five is a big tabletop speaker that operates over Wi-Fi. It doesn’t have Bluetooth connectivity or an onboard voice assistant. It can be positioned horizontally for stereo sound and switches to mono sound when sitting vertically. With its 3.5mm audio jack, you can connect a turntable, CD player or another device directly to the Five.