Sonos Buying Guide

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What is Sonos?

Sonos is the leading multi-room wireless speaker system that lets you listen to your music  all around your home in perfect harmony.

Stream music to multiple rooms or play different music in different rooms at the same time using your WiFi.

Choose from wireless speakers, portable speakers, home cinema or bring your own HiFi into the Sonos ecosystem and have them all centrally controlled using the Sonos app.

How does it work?

Plug your speakers in to mains power and let the Sonos app guide you through the 5 minute set up. Stream music, group rooms, save favourites and do so much more on the Sonos app.

Take a tour of the App ➡️

Control the tunes easily using the Sonos app, Voice Control*, Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect or Bluetooth*.

Every room of Sonos is another room that can be playing your favourite music all in sync, or independently, all from the Sonos app.

Meet the Sonos family

Wireless Speakers
Portable Speakers
Home Cinema
Sonos HiFi

Wireless speakers for everyday listening

Fill a room with a wireless zone of music.

Name Sonos Era 100 Sonos Era 300 Sonos Five
Price RRP £249 (latest pricing) RRP £449 (latest pricing) RRP £499 (latest pricing)
Voice control Alexa (No Google Assistant at present.) Alexa/Google Assistant None
WiFi/BT WiFi only & Bluetooth WiFi Only WiFi Only
Perfect for.. Bedroom, study, play room, kitchen, lounge.. Kitchen, bedroom, study Lounge, dining area, kitchen

Sonos Era 100 (£249)

Available in black or white

The Sonos Era 100 is the next step in the evolution of the Sonos One (Gen 2), a compact yet powerful smart speaker. It features new acoustic architecture for stereo sound and richer bass, upgraded connectivity, and a refreshed design. The Era includes the much-requested features of Bluetooth & line-in connectivity* too.

*Sonos line-in adapter sold separately

✅ Stereo pairing

Shop the Era 100

Sonos Era 300 (£449)

Available in black or white

Experience immersive audio with sound from every direction, putting you at the heart of the entertainment. The Era 300 is Sonos' new bookshelf speaker that supports Dolby Atmos, bringing you the thrill of spatial audio technology from a single unit. Line-in connectivity* and Bluetooth are also available.

✅ Stereo pairing

Shop the Era 300

*Sonos line-in adapter sold separately

Sonos Five (£549)

Available in black or white

Experience studio-quality sound from Sonos's most powerful speaker with deep bass. Position horizontally or vertically. A 3.5mm jack onboard means you can connect up a turntable, CD player or PC for even more listening options. Stereo pair them for next-level audio.

✅ Stereo pairing

Shop Sonos Five

Help me choose between the Sonos One Gen 2 vs One SL vs Sonos Five ➡️

Portable speakers for your adventures

Take Sonos with you wherever you go.

Name Sonos Roam Sonos Roam SL Sonos Move
Price RRP £179 (latest pricing) RRP £159 ( latest pricing) RRP £399 (latest pricing)
WiFi/BT WiFi/Bluetooth WiFi/Bluetooth WiFi/Bluetooth
Voice Control Alexa/Google Assistant None Alexa/Google Assistant
Battery Life 10 hours 10 hours 11 hours
IP Rating IP67 IP67 IP56
Perfect for.. Bathrooms, Garden, Holidays Bathrooms, Garden, Holidays Around the home, Garden

Sonos Roam (£179)

Available in black or white

The lightweight, affordable portable speaker for your home & beyond. Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity for limitless listening.

✅ Stereo pairing over WiFi

Shop Sonos Roam

Sonos Roam SL (£159)

Available in black or white

Lightweight and portable like the Sonos Roam, just without inbuilt voice assistant, Auto-Trueplay and Soundswap. 

✅ Cheaper than the Roam, removes the microphone for voice-assistant sceptics

Shop Sonos Roam SL

Sonos Move 2 (£449)

Available in black or white

The durable, battery-powered Sonos speaker for portable audio around your home and garden. Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity for limitless listening.

✅ Stereo pairing over WiFi

Shop Sonos Move

Help me choose between Sonos Roam, Roam SL & Move ➡️

Home cinema

Enjoy TV and movies like you’ve never done before. Follow 3 steps to build the perfect Sonos home cinema for you.

1. Choose your soundbar

The soundbar is the most important element of your Sonos surround system and will handle the front centre, front left and front right channels as well as the vocals. Sonos have 2 choices of soundbar, the Beam and the Arc. 

Sonos Ray

Sonos Beam Gen 2

Sonos Arc

Name Sonos Ray Sonos Beam (Gen 2) Sonos Arc
Price RRP £279 ( latest pricing) RRP £449 (latest pricing) RRP £899 (latest pricing)
WiFi/BT WiFi only WiFi only WiFi only
Surround Sound Dolby Digital Dolby Atmos (Simulated) Dolby Atmos (Upward Firing Drivers)
Voice Control None Alexa/Google Assistant Alexa/Google Assistant
Perfect for.. <50" TVs, small lounge, bedroom <55" TVs, Mid-sized lounge >55" TVs, Larger living rooms

Help me choose between Sonos Ray, Beam & Arc ➡️

Sonos Ray (£279)

Available in black or white

The compact Dolby Digital soundbar is perfect for a small living room, speech enhancement or a secondary space like a bedroom. 

Sonos Beam Gen 2 (£499)

Available in black or white

The new and improved mid-sized soundbar with Dolby Atmos for medium living rooms and >55" screen sizes.

Shop Sonos Beam

Sonos Arc (£899)

Available in black or white

Sonos’ premium, high-performance soundbar with Dolby Atmos for larger rooms and screen sizes.

Shop Sonos Arc

2. Add surrounds

Take your soundbar to the next level by adding a pair of surrounds to hear sounds coming from behind you like the director intended for you to hear. Increase the soundstage of your content and be in the centre of the action. Surrounds are perfect for increasing the immersion of movies, sport, music & more.

The following products can be used as surround rears:

Help me decide which product to use as my Sonos surrounds ➡️

3. Finish with a Sonos Sub

Adding a Sub will relieve the main speaker of the lower bass frequencies. As a general rule the main speaker then sounds better as it can concentrate more on the mid/upper range.

Sonos Sub (Gen 3) (£749)

Sonos’ powerful subwoofer designed to add vibrant, deep-impact bass to your Sonos setup. Enjoy your favourite movies and TV shows in cinematic sound with bass you can feel, not just hear.

Available in black or white

Shop Sonos Sub (Gen 3)

Sonos Sub Mini (£449)

Elevate your audio and experience bold bass from Sonos’ mini wireless subwoofer speaker. Sleek, compact but powerful - for all your home entertainment needs, for movies, music or gaming,].

Help me decide if I need to add a Sub to my setup ➡️

Sonos your HiFi

Upgrade your existing HiFi by bringing in your treasured HiFi components into the Sonos ecosystem. Access solid wireless streaming and multi-room support with the Sonos app.

Sonos Port (£399)

Available in black only

The streaming upgrade for your third-party HiFi. Bring your HiFi into the Sonos app and group it with your wider Sonos system.

Perfect for: Adding a turntable to Sonos, upgrading your HiFi with wireless control

Shop Sonos Port

Sonos Amp (£699)

Available in black only

The clutter-free wireless amplifier to power your entertainment. Power your favourite bookshelf speakers or ceiling speakers while benefitting from the Sonos ecosystem.

Perfect for: Powering ceiling / bookshelf speakers

Shop Sonos Amp

Help me decide if I need the Sonos Amp or Sonos Port ➡️

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