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Sonos One Review in Brief

Sonos One has brought a revolution. Actually, it’s the first smart speaker that saves its users from choosing between sound quality and smarts, as it features both of these qualities. And in the upcoming days, it’s going to be the first smart speaker with which you don’t have to Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa. Moreover, this incredible device has combined all three. Apart from that, the Sonos One is an awe-inspiring speaker and when you bring this to your home, you’d be consistently impressed with its superior sound quality in both stereo speaker and standalone modes. It’s actually a multi-room ecosystem that goes a long way in the direction of filling the gaps, present in Alexa’s ecosystem.


Albeit the design of the Sonos One has been broadly based on the existing Play:1 smart speaker of the company. However, a lot of improvements have also been performed. On the top part, you can locate a touch-sensitive surface that’s absolutely amazing, as compared to the Play:1’s trio of volume as well as play/pause buttons. By swiping right or left, you can easily skip forward and backward via the respective current playlist and when you tap in the surface center, you can easily play and pause your music. Eventually, when you tap the left and right halves of its specific panel, it will increase and lower the volume. Sonos One might be a simple collection of controls; however, since it has always been the way with the incredible Sonos speakers, you’d invest most of your time in controlling them through the application. Its physical controls are incredible whenever you like to skip a track quickly but you’d rarely use them much, specifically the voice control has become an option now. In order to ease this voice control, Sonos has made the speaker equipped with total six internal microphones so that it can become enable to hear you. On the top part of the device, you’ll have a power-indicating LED along the side of a small light to enable you to know whenever Alexa is listening. This particular second LED has been hardwired to the particular microphones. Moreover, Sonos promises that its microphones are not able to listen to you in case it has not been illuminated.


Owing to the amalgamation of Sonos’ and Amazon’s services, your Sonos One setup is a bit more involved, as compared to your average Echo device- but fortunately the setup process is not too difficult. This particular process is involved with the installation of the Alexa and Sonos applications and you’d have to sign in to both of the respective Amazon and Sonos accounts along with other music streaming services, which you’d prefer to listen to making use of the speaker. You’d also be motivated to undergo a ‘Trueplay Tuning’ process that needs you to roam around your room with your phone because your speaker plays lots of test sounds. Moreover, your phone can also listen to the sound quality of the speaker within its environment and it can also tune its sound accordingly.

Obviously, you are free to manually adjust the bass and treble levels of the respective speaker in case you have more particular preferences albeit you can leave them at their default levels as well. You’d also have to assign the brilliant Sonos One device a room to enable you in identifying it from the Sonos application and in this place, you’d get the capability of pairing the Sonos One up with any other speaker to make them play music in stereo. But, you can’t pair it with a Sonos Play:1, in spite of the similarities in form-factor.

Sound Quality

The brilliantly-designed Sonos One sounds just outstanding. This speaker is capable of admirably dealing with even more complicated music pieces. In simple words, this device is just spectacular in terms of its price point and size and in terms of its natural capacity to be coupled with more Sonos speakers for enhancing its sound further.

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