It’s likely that, if you’re interested in audio gear in any way, shape or form, you’re familiar with Sonos. The brand’s wide variety of speakers are easy to use, versatile and typically deliver great audio. There are many reasons why its products are among the best smart speakers and best soundbars out there. Now would be a great time to pick up Sonos gear, as its speakers and soundbars are up to $180 off for Black Friday through its own store and other retailers. Sonos’ home theater products are up to 20 percent off, while portables are up to 25 percent off. These offers are available until November 27.
Sonos Era 100
The Sonos Era 100 is our pick for the best mid-range speaker around and at $199, it’s $50 off for Black Friday. We gave the Era 100, which debuted earlier this year to replace the Sonos One, a score of 88 in our review. You won’t always find Bluetooth and line-in (though you’ll need an adaptor for that) support on Sonos devices so it’s great that they’re included here. You can use built-in mics to tune the audio output for the room.
Unfortunately, there’s no Ethernet jack or Google Assistant integration — the latter is less of an issue if you connect an Era 100 to another smart speaker with Assistant support. We also found that there’s no real stereo separation on a single speaker. So, if you can swing two units, that might be the way to go. You can pair them for stereo playback and with other Sonos devices for a richer home theater or whole-home audio experience.
Sonos Beam Gen 2
Speaking of home theaters, if that’s the kind of setup you’re looking for, you may want to pick up a Sonos soundbar too. The Sonos Beam includes Dolby Atmos audio in its second iteration, which marks a significant improvement from the first gen as it has more immersive audio. Even though it doesn’t have upward firing Atmos drivers, the Beam Gen 2 sounds darn good. As such, it’s our pick for the best mid-range soundbar. It’s available for $399 during the Black Friday sale.
If you’re looking for a more premium soundbar experience, the Sonos Arc may be of interest. The higher-end soundbar has dropped from $899 to $719. We gave the Arc a score of 85 in our review, lauding it for stellar audio and its adaptability in terms of how it accounts for different types of content and other connected speakers. The cylindrical design gives the soundbar a modern look too. As with the Beam, you won’t be able to hook up all of your devices directly to the Arc, since there’s only one HDMI input. Still, it’s our runner-up pick for the best premium soundbar after Sony’s HT-A7000.
Sonos Sub Mini
It may be the case that you’re looking to beef up the low end of your existing Sonos setup. If so, it’s worth considering the Sonos Sub Mini. The compact subwoofer can be all yours for $343 during the Black Friday sale. It’s down from $429. We gave the Sub Mini a score of 87 in our review. It delivers terrific bass output for its size. Unfortunately, it’s not compatible with portable Sonos product, such as the Move and the Roam, but it pairs easily with the company’s wired speakers. As such, the Sub Mini is a great addition to home theater setups in apartments and smaller homes.
On the subject of Sonos’ portable speakers, the Roam is on sale too. It’s down from $179 to $134. The Roam is smaller than the Move (it weighs less than a pound). At this price point, it’s even more competitive with many portable Bluetooth speakers. The Roam earned a score of 87 in our review with the durability, waterproofing and audio quality all proving to be plus points. If you can afford two Roam units that you can pair together, even better. However, at around 10 hours, the battery life wasn’t stellar in our testing and the Roam isn’t the loudest portable speaker out there. That’s an important consideration when it comes to outdoor parties. Still, the Sonos Roam is our top pick for the best portable smart speaker.
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