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Sonos Review: The Play:5 is the Perfect Centerpiece for a Whole House Audio System

Friday August 12, 2016 10:03 am PDT by
Sonos is a well-regarded brand known for creating some of the best multi-room home speaker setups, and in late 2015, the company debuted its latest product, a second-generation Play:5. The original Play:5 (once called the S5) came out in 2009, so the new Play:5 marks a long overdue update that brings a new design and better sound. As someone new to the Sonos ecosystem, the Play:5 (paired with...

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Sonos' Privacy Policy Change Suggests It Might Sell Your Data

Friday June 14, 2024 4:04 pm PDT by
Popular audio company Sonos recently updated its U.S. privacy policy to make a small but notable change that seemingly puts customer data at risk. As noted by Louis Rossmann (via The Verge), the new Sonos privacy policy removes a line about not selling customer data. In the 2023 version of its privacy policy, Sonos had this sentence: "We do not and will not sell your personal data to third...

Sonos Ace Headphones vs. AirPods Max

Monday June 3, 2024 6:01 am PDT by
Sonos in May decided to get into the headphone market with the launch of the Sonos Ace headphones. The $449 Sonos Ace headphones have some enticing design elements and features you won't see in Apple's headphones, so we thought we'd compare them to the $549 AirPods Max to see which is ultimately better. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In terms of design, both the...

Hands-On With the New Sonos 'Ace' Headphones

Tuesday May 21, 2024 6:00 am PDT by
Sonos today announced the launch of the Sonos Ace, the company's long-rumored over-ear headphones that are designed to compete with the AirPods Max. We were able to spend some time with the Sonos Ace last week, getting a firsthand look at the design and sound quality. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Compared to the ‌AirPods Max‌, the Sonos Ace headphones are...
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Sonos Said Rolling Out Widely Criticized App Redesign Took 'Courage'

Friday May 10, 2024 2:54 pm PDT by
Sonos this week released a major redesign for the Sonos app, introducing customizable home screen meant to deliver a personalized listening experience. The update was announced back in April, but just went live, and unfortunately, it removes a number of features while also introducing several bugs. Multiple complaints on social media have called the app a "step back" with missing features...
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Sonos Launches Redesigned App With Customizable Home Screen For More Personalized Listening

Tuesday April 23, 2024 6:00 am PDT by
Sonos today unveiled a redesigned Sonos app that is meant to unify an increasingly fragmented streaming market. The app is focused around a customizable home screen that supports more than 100 streaming services, so each user can set up a personalized listening experience. The home screen layout can be customized, and it displays the services that each user has set up along with controls for ...
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Sonos to Launch $449 Headphones in June to Compete With Apple's AirPods Max

Tuesday February 27, 2024 9:14 am PST by
Sonos, known for its range of speakers and home theater products, is set to enter the headphone market in 2024. Rumors last year indicated Sonos would release headphones as soon as April 2024, but a new report today from Bloomberg suggests Sonos has delayed the launch due to a software issue. The headphones are expected to be available for purchase in the first half of June, with the launch...
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Sonos to Launch $400+ Headphones and Set-Top Box, Competing with Apple Devices

Tuesday November 21, 2023 9:49 am PST by
Popular speaker company Sonos is planning to enter several new product markets that will see it competing with Apple devices, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Upcoming over-ear headphones will take on the AirPods Max, which Apple has not yet updated. Sonos plans to offer the headphones in black and white, and features will include voice control navigation and synchronization with...
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Sonos Announces Plans to Enter Major New Product Category, Likely Headphones

Thursday November 16, 2023 1:59 pm PST by
Sonos today announced plans to expand into a new "multi-billion dollar" product category in 2024, which is widely believed to be headphones. Sonos CEO Patrick Spence declined to give specific details on the company's plans, but he said that the new product will "complement" current Sonos devices and will "delight customers and drive immediate revenue." Spence said that Sonos believes it will ...

Hands-On With the New AirPlay-Compatible Sonos Era Speakers

Tuesday April 4, 2023 1:23 pm PDT by
Sonos in March introduced new Era 100 and Era 300 speakers, and as Sonos devices compete with the HomePod and HomePod mini, we thought we'd pick up the Era speakers to see how they compare to both Apple's product offerings and past Sonos speakers. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Sonos Era 100 features a cylindrical design that's not too far off from the ‌HomePod‌...
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Sonos Now Supports Apple Music Spatial Audio on These Speakers and Sound Bars

Tuesday March 28, 2023 6:32 am PDT by
Sonos this week updated its iPhone and iPad app with support for Apple Music spatial audio playback on compatible Sonos speakers and sound bars, including the newly-released Era 300, the Arc and Arc SL, and the second-generation Beam. Spatial audio simulates surround sound, making it seem like the audio is coming from all around you for a 360-degree listening experience. Apple Music offers...
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Sonos Announces New 'Era' Speakers and Apple Music Spatial Audio Support

Tuesday March 7, 2023 8:25 am PST by
Sonos today announced new Era 300 and Era 100 smart speakers following multiple leaks. In addition to Bluetooth 5.0, both speakers support AirPlay 2 for wirelessly streaming audio from Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Era 100 (left) and Era 300 (right) The higher-end Era 300 speaker features an hourglass design with six class-D digital amplifiers, four tweeters, two woofers, ...
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Sonos Era 300 and Era 100 Smart Speakers Revealed in Marketing Images

Tuesday February 21, 2023 2:30 am PST by
Popular speaker company Sonos is preparing to launch new high-end "Era" smart speakers to compete with Apple's HomePod range, and The Verge has obtained marketing images of the products as well as some rough pricing information ahead of their release next month. The Era 300, shown in the picture above, will be the new Sonos flagship speaker, designed to highlight music in spatial audio....
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Sonos Working on New 'Era' High-End Speakers

Monday February 6, 2023 1:04 pm PST by
Popular speaker company Sonos is developing new high-end smart speakers that will compete with Apple's HomePod and HomePod mini, according to reports from The Verge. The Era 300 and the Era 100 will launch in the coming months, and have been in development since mid-2022. A 3D rendering of the Sonos speaker, created by The Verge The multidirectional Era 300 will be the new Sonos flagship...
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Sonos Trueplay Now Works With iPhone 14 Models

Monday December 12, 2022 12:22 pm PST by
Sonos today updated the Trueplay feature available for the Sonos app, allowing Trueplay to work with iPhone 14 models. Trueplay uses the iPhone to take a scan of the room where a Sonos product is located, measuring how sound reflects off of walls, furnishings, and surfaces in the area. Trueplay is designed to use that information to fine tune a Sonos speaker or device to optimize the sound...
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Sonos Black Friday Sale Takes 20% Off Soundbars, Speakers, and More

Wednesday November 23, 2022 8:11 am PST by
Black Friday is right around the corner, and one of the most popular early deals comes from Sonos. For its Black Friday offerings, you can get 20 percent off select products on the Sonos website through November 28. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Sonos. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running....
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Sonos Announces Sub Mini, Can Be Paired With AirPlay-Enabled Sonos Speakers

Tuesday September 13, 2022 7:10 am PDT by
Following a leak earlier this year, Sonos today announced the Sub Mini, a new wireless subwoofer with a more compact design and lower price than the full-size Sonos Sub. Sonos said the Sub Mini will be available globally starting October 6, with pricing set at $429 in the United States, compared to $749 for the full-size Sub. Sonos says the Sub Mini features advanced digital signal...
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Sonos Delays Release of More Affordable 'Sub Mini' Wireless Subwoofer

Thursday August 11, 2022 2:33 am PDT by
Sonos announced its third quarter earnings this week, during which it all but confirmed that its long-awaited Sub Mini subwoofer won't be coming as soon as originally planned. Leaked in May by The Verge, the Sub Mini is a small cylindrical subwoofer that is expected to be more affordable than the current $749 Sonos Sub. The Sub Mini will wirelessly pair with the company's existing soundbar...

Testing the New Sonos Ray AirPlay 2-Enabled Soundbar

Monday August 1, 2022 1:33 pm PDT by
Sonos in June launched the Sonos Ray, a compact, affordable soundbar that pairs well with an Apple TV-powered home setup because of its AirPlay 2 and HomeKit integration. We picked up a Sonos Ray to give MacRumors readers an idea of how it works and whether it's worth the $279. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Sonos Ray is smaller than other Sonos soundbars,...
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Sonos 'Sub Mini' Design Leaked Ahead of Official Announcement

Tuesday May 17, 2022 3:40 am PDT by
Sonos is set to release a smaller, more affordable subwoofer that will be able to wirelessly pair with the Sonos Ray and the rest of its existing soundbar lineup, a new report has confirmed. According to The Verge, Sonos is working on a smaller version of its $749 Sub, called the Sub Mini, which will be capable of pairing with the company's second-generation Beam, the Arc, and the Ray, which ...
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Sonos Announces Lower-Priced Soundbar With AirPlay 2 Support, 'Hey Sonos' Voice Control for Apple Music

Wednesday May 11, 2022 6:16 pm PDT by
Sonos today unveiled its lowest-priced soundbar, the Sonos Ray. Priced at $279 in the U.S., the compact soundbar is said to utilize "advanced processing" to create a "surprisingly wide soundstage," and AirPlay 2 support allows for audio to be wirelessly streamed to the soundbar from Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The soundbar will be available starting June 7 in the U.S.,...