Remember recently when Amazon was hosting a big sale on Sonos speakers and we told you that in all likelihood you wouldn’t find another comparable sale on Sonos speakers until Black Friday? Well, we lied. OK, we didn’t lie exactly, but Amazon’s week-long Prime Day event took us all by surprise in a lot of ways and one of them involves a fresh new sale on the two best speakers in Sonos’ lineup, the PLAY:3 and the PLAYBAR. More →
When it comes to wireless home speakers, Sonos is the best in the business. The company offers the perfect balance between sound quality, functionality and price. After all, you’re going to have to spend a decent amount of money if you want high-quality sound, but some high-end products out there are priced right out of the running for most people. Sonos, on the other hand, offers great wireless speakers starting at just $200 — and that’s before you take Amazon’s big Sonos speaker sale into account.
But be warned, the retailer’s current sale ends on Saturday at midnight Pacific, so you only have one more day to take advantage. Considering how infrequently Sonos speakers go on sale, odds are pretty good that this will be your last chance to save until Black Friday. More →
Even more rare than a sale on Sonos speakers is a sale on Sonos speakers that lasts longer than a day or two, but audiophiles are in luck. Late last month we told you about a big sale on the entire line of Sonos smart speakers, and readers were beyond excited. After all, Sonos speakers typically only go on sale for a day or two ahead of the holidays. Because bargains on Sonos gear are so rare, and because we’ve learned that this particular sale will continue for a bit longer, we definitely wanted to bring it back to your attention.
Right now, with Father’s Day 2016 coming up fast, you can save as much as $140 when you purchase new Sonos speakers from Amazon. The sale applies to every single Sonos speaker Amazon offers, as well as a few speaker bundles that every dad will love. Or you can just get your dad a card and a 6-pack, and keep the Sonos speakers for yourself. More →
Opportunities to save money on Sonos speakers are few and far between, to say the least. In fact, Black Friday is pretty much the only time of year that Sonos speakers ever go on sale. They’re best-in-class and Sonos knows that people are going to seek them out whether or not they’re on sale, so it never really bothers playing the discount game like most other companies do.
But right now, with less than a month to go before Father’s Day 2016 arrives, you can save money on every single Sonos speaker Amazon sells. More →
If there has been one downside about Apple Music’s forthcoming launch, it has been that the service was not going to be available on Sonos devices. That’s actually going to change, however. More →
This week’s show is filled with what you’d expect, but there’s also some exclusive information on the coming war for audio in your home.
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In-home speaker systems have made a huge comeback over the past couple of years. Wireless has made all the difference, of course, because it makes listening to music at home easy and convenient. Gone are the days when streaming music throughout your house required thousands of dollars worth of equipment and professional installation. Now, you just need to purchase a few wireless speakers.
Since the category has become so popular though, the number of options on the market has ballooned. Weeding through them all and finding the right speaker can be very difficult, so we’ve done or best to identify the five top options that will appeal to the widest range of users. More →
The entire home automation industry is about to be upended by startups. Companies that are starting out small have a clear and concise vision: one in which your home and the many things in it can all communicate and work seamlessly with each other.
I have been looking for the perfect way to automate a room, a whole floor, and an entire house for the past ten years and have consistently been disappointed. Disappointed with the integration, the cost, the flexibility, and the ease of use. More →
The barrier to entry in the world of Sonos has normally been reasonably high. The company’s products sell in the $400 plus range, with the Sonos PLAYBAR retailing for $699. On Monday, however, Sonos is introducing the PLAY:1, a portable speaker that’s smaller and more compact than the PLAY:5 and PLAY:3, and less expensive as well. It sells for $199 and while it features just one speaker (instead of three and five for the other PLAY units, respectively), it really packs a punch. More →
I’ve been using Sonos’ brand new PLAYBAR for over a week, but it was apparent that the product is a hit even after just a few hours of use. The Sonos PLAYBAR is a sound bar, a high quality bar-shaped speaker enclosure that can be mounted below your television on the wall, or placed on your entertainment console to combine three front speakers into one. What makes the Sonos PLAYBAR so amazing is that it finally tackles a space that was so confusing, so commercialized, and so devoid of any innovation whatsoever. More →
Sonos has long been the best modular audio system you could put into your home for unlimited music in every room, but now the company is changing the game. With the introduction of the Sonos PLAYBAR, a sound bar for your television and home theater set up, you’re now able to use Sonos’ existing speakers and subwoofer along with the PLAYBAR to provide wireless, high-definition audio for your movie and TV-watching experience. More →
Sonos released a new sibling in their audio lineup recently, and it’s called the PLAY:3. You can think of it as a smaller PLAY:5 (what used to be called the S5), and it is definitely up to par with the level of quality that Sonos is known for. There isn’t an actual subwoofer, rather a tweeter and a couple mid-range speakers, though the unit does offer decent bass and low-end performance. You can also create a stereo pair with two PLAY:3 units if you’d like, using one for a left channel and one for the right channel to fill your entire room with audio. The fact you can add all kinds of music services like Spotify, Pandora, Napster, Rhapsody, Rdio, Last.fm, iheartradio and many more, including your local iTunes library, is straight up mind blowing — all your music in true Sonos fashion is at your fingertips, and it just works. At $299, the PLAY:3 makes jumping into a Sonos setup relatively inexpensive, and a setup consisting of a few PLAY:3 units and PLAY:5 units can really create the perfect music listening experience in your home.
It’s no secret that we absolutely love Sonos’ music systems, and it’s also no secret that we have a boatload of Apple and Android devices laying around. Just now, Sonos has announced that not only is the company’s Android controller app finally available, but a new system update for its devices will be bringing Apple AirPlay support. Additionally, fans of Sonos will be happy to hear that even though you might be streaming audio from your iOS device to your Sonos system, Sonos still supports party mode — bumping tunes throughout every Sonos zone. The Sonos Android controller is available now from Android Market and the Sonos 3.4 system update is available as well. Press release after the break! More →