Enjoy vibrant, quality music within your home with Sonos One Smart Speaker with built-in Amazon Alexa, and other exciting features.
Good things, they say, come in small packages. That’s true with the Sonos One Smart Speaker designed to add beauty and functionality to any modern home. This impressive speaker does not only add finesse to your home but enables you to enjoy quality music and a whole load of other functions within your house with ease and simplicity.
Whether as a single unit, paired or multiple units located in different areas of your home, this fantastic smart speaker delivers rich, quality music within your entire house. It enables you to control other smart devices within your home and perform other needful functions.
Design of the Sonos One Smart Speaker
From Sonos, a renowned manufacturer of quality sound equipment comes the Sonos Gen One Smart Speaker. It is available in black color and measures 6.36 x 4.69 x 4.69 inches (H x W x D). The device comes in two colors: white and black, with matching color matte grille.
The Sonos One Speaker comes in a sleek shape and design that fits aesthetically into your home. Whether it is in your bedroom, living room, kitchen, study, or even the bathroom, the Sonos One speaker, built with humidity resistant, is a great décor item to your home. You can place the speaker on a flat surface or mount it on a wall.
The device houses two Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly matching its acoustic architecture and the two speaker drivers. Its single tweeter delivers a clear and crisp high-frequency response. The mid-woofer gives you deep, rich bass and assures quality playback of vocal frequencies in the middle range. For effective and smart voice capture, the Sonos One enjoys a far-field microphone array. However, it does not have a line-in port or multiple orientations.
The Sonos One Speaker has a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port for connecting the device directly to your router in the event of your Wi-Fi connection being unstable. For wireless streaming, it connects by Bluetooth (not Wi-Fi) to your home network with any broadcast-capable, 802.11b/g, 2.4 GHz protocol router. The Sonos One runs on auto-switching 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz AC universal power source.
In the box, you will find the Sonos One smart speaker, a QuickStart Guide, the power cord, and legal/warranty information.
Features of the Sonos One Smart Speaker
Sonos One comes with Amazon Alexa’s built into it. With voice control, you can check what’s on the news, get traffic and weather information, ask and get questions answered, set alarms for various purposes, control other smart home devices and many more. You can also play music from Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Amazon Music.
As with most smart devices, you set up and control the Sonos One smart speaker using the Sonos App. You can download the app for your smartphone and computer device. You will need the app to set up the speaker. Once set up, you can control the device from your smartphone or computer.
You need a Sonos account to set up the device. If you do not have an account, you can create one during the setup process. The app allows you to discover and play music from internet radio, browse, search, and play music from other internet sources. You can add music and voice services, create playlists, and assign Sonos speakers in your home into groups and play music across the groups.
When paired with another Sonos One unit in the same room (and not other Sonos speakers), the two speakers deliver stereo and detailed sound in that room. You can also use a pair of speakers as rear home cinema surrounds with Beam, Playbase, or Playbar.
Button Control and Indicators
In addition to voice control, you can control Sonos One using the control buttons situated at the top of the device, i.e., the play/pause and volume up and down buttons. Also located at the top of the unit is the status light and microphone indicator. The former indicates the various statuses of the device using a varying combination of colors and flash modes.
The microphone indicator enables you to talk to the device using your voice. Tapping the indicator toggles the microphone between on and off. When off, pressing and holding down the indicator enables you to talk to Alexa momentarily and, when released, to turn the voice control off. The Join Button at the end of the device connects the unit to your Wi-Fi during setup.
Sonos One Smart Speaker also works with Apple AirPlay 2 on Apple devices for iOS 11.4 and higher.
The Final Verdict On The Sonos One Smart Speaker
Sonos is renowned for its quality home audio products. The Sonos One Smart Speaker is one of those reliable products. It is well-designed and equipped to provide you with rich, vibrant sound within your home. Whether as a single unit, paired or combined with other Sonos One speakers, this unit lives up to expectation.
Thumbs Up 👍
• Sleek, beautiful design
• Built-in Amazon Alexa Voice Control
• Rich and Impressive quality sound output
• A variety of music services
• AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant Support
• Adjustable bass and treble controls
Thumbs Down 👎
• Lacks Hi-Res Audio Support
• Not compatible with other models of Sonos speakers
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“The addition of Alexa was a very positive surprise. We got this for a child’s room. My child loves Alexa. Parents love it too since We can control the Alarm clock and set the music to turn off at night and even control the type of music played.” – RJG4 on November 5, 2018
“The sound quality of this speaker is so much far superior to any of the echo devices I have tried. I love using the Alexa feature, but I must admit I mostly just use the Spotify connect function to play my music since all of my music is on Spotify. It works flawlessly though. So happy I got this speaker and cannot wait for them to add the Google Home support in the future.” – Ber on November 13, 2018
“This was so easy to install and it works great with Alexa…plus the sound is unbelievable!” – Rebecca S. on December 2, 2018
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