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Sonos Announces Limited Time Sale Offering Two 'Sonos One' Speakers for $349 [Update: Now Available]

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Sonos has announced a limited time sale launching tomorrow, January 26 in the United States and United Kingdom, bundling two of the company's Sonos One speakers together for $349/£349. Individual Sonos One devices cost $199 in the U.S., so the company's new sale offers $50 in savings.

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The sale offers two Sonos Ones for the same price as Apple's $349 HomePod, and is debuting on the same day that customers will be able to pre-order the HomePod in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. With two Sonos Ones, users can have a stereo pair of speakers to enhance sound, or play music across multiple rooms -- two features HomePod will not have at launch.
"Sonos One sounds incredible on its own, but the ability to have a stereo pair or have music in two rooms vs. one at $349 US feels like it's an easy choice for those who truly love music," said Joy Howard, chief marketing officer at Sonos. "We believe in freedom of choice and don't want to lock people into a specific ecosystem - it's why we support more than 80 streaming services globally and will take an agnostic approach to voice assistants as well."
Sonos One supports Amazon Alexa, and the company previously confirmed that Google Assistant is coming later this year. Support for Apple's AirPlay 2 protocol is planned for 2018 as well. Like other smart speakers, Sonos One can be controlled with voice and can read out information sourced from Alexa like the weather and news. Sonos launched the Sonos One in October 2017.

Sonos did not mention how long the new limited sale will last, but confirmed those interested will be able to take advantage of the offer on Sonos.com and through participating retailers. We'll update this post tomorrow if the company creates a new landing page for the sale.

Update 1/26: The Sonos One Bundle is now available to purchase on Sonos.com for $349 with free delivery.

Article Link: Sonos Announces Limited Time Sale Offering Two 'Sonos One' Speakers for $349 [Update: Now Available]
 

dannyyankou

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That's a great deal actually. And they have Alexa, so you're getting 2 pretty good smart speakers for the price of one HomePod.
You know what, on second thought I'm looking that the reviews and seeing a lot of people complaining about the Alexa integration. Maybe an echo plus would be better, haha
 

avanpelt

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Sonos feeling the HomePod heat ;-)

'HomePod heat'? You can't be serious. HomePods won't even be able to be used as a stereo pair or in a multi-room setup at launch, which is something Sonos has been doing flawlessly for years. If you give Apple $349, you get one speaker. If you give Sonos $349, you get two speakers. I know which one I'd choose...Sonos every time.
 

csurfr

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You know what, on second thought I'm looking that the reviews and seeing a lot of people complaining about the Alexa integration. Maybe an echo plus would be better, haha

Don’t waste your time. I bought two of the new Echo and they not only don’t sound great (not that you can expect that), but also Alexa is way too eager to hear the activation phrase. Just about anything even remotely close will trigger them.

Also, Sonos promising Airplay “sometime in 2018” was the reason I ditched mine, as it’s only going to work on their newest models, despite all of the older ones including the Play:1, 3, and 5 having essentially the same hardware.

Also of note: if you have an existing Play:1, and buy the new Sonos:One, it will not create a stereo pair with it. The fragmentation is everywhere.
 
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csurfr

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'HomePod heat'? You can't be serious. HomePods won't even be able to be used as a stereo pair or in a multi-room setup at launch, which is something Sonos has been doing flawlessly for years. If you give Apple $349, you get one speaker. If you give Sonos $349, you get two speakers. I know which one I'd choose...Sonos every time.

I’d agree with you, however over the last two months of owning a Play:1 there were multiple times where I was unable to stream from Apple Music due to some random software problem, and for months we were unable to browse Apple Music Playlists in the player. Since you can only play through the official app, it was quite frustrating.
 

jeffrow925

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These are good speakers.

They were $175 around Black Friday so this price is nothing new and not a reaction to the HomePod like some of you guys are hoping.

It will support google Home and airplay 2 soon. While supporting Alexa right now
 
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MrGimper

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Back at xmas 2016 I picked up 4 of these at £139 each, each with a £30 iTunes card. As I was in the market for about £100 of iTunes credit anyway, I got the speakers for around £109 each. Can stream my music from anything and can fill the house or have different stuff in the lounge/kitchen/upstairs. Stereo pair works well in the lounge. Don't think Sonos has anything to worry about here.
 

3goldens

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Personally, I don’t think it’s a great deal.
It’s $50 bucks off. Big deal.

First I already have several of the first gen play 1’s which work flawlessly in stereo in addition to my Connect amp integrated with my home theatre. Have no interest whatsoever with dealing with “Alexa”, she’s not welcome in my house. As far as the HomePod goes, seems as though Siri on all my Apple iPads and phone at this point do exactly what the HomePod would do minus the ability to play music.

As far as I am concerned I’m still quite capable of opening the sonos app to play my music and yelling hey Siri if I need something else answered or checked and that seems to work fine so I’m not too sure how I would incorporate a HomePod space wise and what added benefits if any it would offer. No sale here tomorrow on both fronts.
 

calderone

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Personally, I don’t think it’s a great deal.
It’s $50 bucks off. Big deal.

First I already have several of the first gen play 1’s which work flawlessly in stereo in addition to my Connect amp integrated with my home theatre. Have no interest whatsoever with dealing with “Alexa”, she’s not welcome in my house. As far as the HomePod goes, seems as though Siri on all my Apple iPads and phone at this point do exactly what the HomePod would do minus the ability to play music.

As far as I am concerned I’m still quite capable of opening the sonos app to play my music and yelling hey Siri if I need something else answered or checked and that seems to work fine so I’m not too sure how I would incorporate a HomePod space wise and what added benefits if any it would offer. No sale here tomorrow on both fronts.

"Alexa, get off my lawn!"
 

trife

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Pretty sure Sonos is good to go. While the HomePod is definitely competition for the Sonos One, their whole ecosystem is lightyears ahead of anything Apple has to offer.
 

jimothyGator

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Very unlikely
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Sonos will not run scared... their device can be used for other things the HomePod can't.

So it's just coincidence that Sonos is starting this sale the same day the HomePod goes on sale? It's just a coincidence that their CMO alludes to HomePod when announcing the sale?

Perhaps "concerned" is a better word than "scared," but don't be naïve to think Sonos didn't launch this sale to entice people to buy Sonos over the HomePod. Sonos wouldn't be doing their job if they didn't realize this and attempt to head it off.
 
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