Sonos Reveals Era 100 and Era 300 Speakers with Bluetooth and Spatial Audio

Sonos has unveiled its latest vary of wi-fi audio system, named Period, which features a alternative for the Sonos One and a spatial audio tabletop mannequin.

The 2 audio system — the Sonos Period 100 ($249) and the Sonos Period 300 $449 — now embrace Bluetooth in addition to Sonos’ proprietary multiroom system.


The Sonos Period 100 replaces the ever-popular Sonos One within the firm’s lineup, with the principle enhancements being stereo sound and a brand new contact management bar. The Period 100 additionally provides auxiliary-in assist for the primary time at this stage with the elective $20 Sonos Line-In Adapter.

Subsequent up: The religious successor to the outdated Sonos Play:3, the Sonos Period 300 is a totally redesigned speaker that now consists of Dolby Atmos assist. The 300 is a a lot bigger speaker than the 100 and consists of devoted stereo drivers in addition to peak audio system. The 300 now additionally features a built-in calibration routine known as Fast Tune — which makes use of the onboard “sensible” microphones — along with the prevailing iOS Trueplay system.

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The 2 sensible audio system will embrace Amazon Alexa and Sonos Voice assist at launch whereas Google Assistant shall be coming later.

Each Period audio system can be utilized as a stereo pair or as rears in a Sonos dwelling cinema setup, and the Sonos Period 300 will allow rear peak capabilities as nicely for a full 5.2.4 association (in case you add two matching subs). 

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Given the elevated availability of spatial music there are nonetheless solely a handful of tabletop Atmos audio system, together with the $249 Amazon Echo Studio and $300 Apple HomePod. In the meantime there are a variety of Atmos soundbars with fashions from Vizio, Bose and Sonos.

I heard the audio system at a Sonos occasion in downtown Manhattan and located that the Sonos Period 100 supplied surprisingly full bass for a small speaker. Because it was a small — and packed — room it was onerous to listen to any stereo results although. However there have been no such points with the Period 300 with a broad, expansive sound harking back to the Sonos Beam.

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The Sonos Period 100 and Period 300 shall be out there beginning March 28. Look out for opinions on CNET for each audio system later this month!

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