Sonos is a reputable name in the world of smart speakers. Having been in the industry for more than 15 years, the company has certainly developed a good understanding of people’s expectations when it comes to speakers. Its PLAY series speakers, namely PLAY:1 vs. PLAY:3 vs. PLAY:5 have performed well over the years. Therefore, when Sonos One was launched back in October 2017, it definitely came as no surprise to it not only exceed expectations but also set a new benchmark for quality.
To begin with, Sonos One speaker is built with two class-D digital amplifiers and one treble speaker to produce a flawless sound with rich bass. In fact, this is the closest one can get to achieving acoustic harmony. In addition to this, the speaker comes with bass and treble controls which can be adjusted according to the size of the room and requirements.
Just like its predecessors, Sonos One speaker can be connected to other Sonos speakers too, to expand the sound system at your home. Two Sonos One speakers can be paired with each other to create stereo sound with distinct channels and the subwoofer Sonos SUB can be further added for bass effect. This speaker can be connected to the internet either through WiFi or through Ethernet and can be used to access more than 50 music services, audiobooks, radio stations, podcasts, et cetera.
Sonos One speaker can be controlled either will mobile application or with your voice, thanks to the state-of-the-art far-field microphone developed by the engineers at Sonos. However, this feature is yet to be available in all the regions. You can also use the futuristic capacitive controls at the top of the speaker to control the volume, mute the microphone or skip a track. A simple swipe or a tap will suffice to get the desired result.
Another great thing about the Sonos One speaker is the LED indicator on the top which tells you when the microphone is on or off. This ensures that you have complete privacy when needed as the microphone can be switched off with a simple touch. Furthermore, Sonos software is updated regularly which means that your listening experience is set to get better with time.
The only drawback in our opinion is that it is slightly expensive to only come with the voice control option. Given that its specifications are fairly similar to the PLAY:1 speaker, it may be hard to go for the Sonos One speaker, solely based on voice control feature.