Sonos One Speaker Pack – With built in Alexa White (Pair)

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    Sonos One Speaker with Alexa Package Includes:

    2 x Sonos One Wireless Speaker with Alexa

    Sonos One Wireless Speaker with Alexa

    The smart speaker for music lovers

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    DESCRIPTION of Sonos One Wireless Speaker with Alexa

    Sonos One Wireless Speaker with Alexa Features :

    • Mini. Fits in any space, fills any room.
    • Mighty. Surprisingly rich sound despite its size.
    • Humidity resistant. Perfect for the bathroom (or backyard).
    • Two ONE’s work as Sonos home theater rear speakers.
    • Future ready voice control built-in – Alexa
    • Wall or stand mountable.
    • Streams over wi-fi, not Bluetooth, so the music never stops – even if you get a phone call.
    • Available in Black or White
    • “Alexa, Turn It Up”

      Brilliant sound is as easy as asking out loud.

      Enjoy all the conveniences of voice control with Amazon Alexa on Sonos.
      *Subject to regional availability

      Alexa comes built-in
      Sonos Arc, One, Move, and Beam have Alexa built right in for all the benefits of a smart speaker plus incredible sound for music and more.
      You’re listening to Genesis,
      by Grimes
      Beam, Move, and One do not support Alexa’s Routines, Drop In, calling, and messaging features.
      Sonos and Echo
      Use the Sonos app to wirelessly connect Alexa to your system and enjoy voice control from any Amazon Echo device.
      Hands-free control
      Phone not nearby? Busy cooking in the kitchen? Just ask Alexa for what you want.
      Start the music
      “Alexa, play songs for meditating.”
      Choose rooms
      “Alexa, play Lorde in the living room.”
      Pause and resume
      “Alexa, stop.”
      “Alexa, play.”
      Adjust the volume
      “Alexa, turn it up.”
      “Alexa, volume five.”
      Skip songs
      “Alexa, next.”
      “Alexa, previous.”
      Manage smart home devices
      “Alexa, dim the dining room lights.”
      Get information
      “Alexa, what's the weather?”
      Voice makes it easy
      Listen your way
      Works with your streaming services
      Use Alexa to control Amazon Music, Apple Music, Audible, Spotify, TuneIn, and Deezer. Set a default music service to shorten commands.
      Just ask
      More than music
      Play games, find recipes, set timers, get news updates, work out, meditate, order food, and manage your shopping list with thousands of Alexa Skills.
      Entertainment on command
      Forget the TV remote
      With Beam and Fire TV, you can turn on the TV, adjust the volume, and control apps like Prime Video without lifting a finger.
      Explore the possibilities
      Smart home control
      Connect all your smart home devices and ask Alexa to turn lights on, lock the front door, set the thermostat, make coffee, and more.

      Check out this review by Whathifi

      The Sonos One Wireless Speaker with Alexa, the first Sonos smart speaker, was launched amid a mass of brand new clever speakers, as Apple, Amazon, Google and more all got in one the AI action.

      But these were all speakers made by companies that are smart, but not first and foremost experts in audio. That’s why, for hi-fi fans, the more recent trend for audio companies licensing smart technology is much more interesting.

      The Sonos One is essentially a Play:1 with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant built-in, and that’s a winning combination in our book.

      Build

      Sonos One build

      In terms of shape and size, the One's looks are practically identical to those of the Play:1. The only significant aesthetic departure is the replacement of the Play:1’s grey wraparound grille with a black or white grille, depending on the colour of speaker you’ve chosen.

      Overall, the One blends into its surroundings even more effectively than its predecessor.

      Things have changed on the top plate, where the three buttons of the Play:1 have been replaced by a touch-sensitive panel decorated with a circle of tiny, white LEDs and symbols.

      These represent play/pause, the microphone and Sonos’s now-familiar context-sensitive actions, while the white LEDs illustrate whether voice control is switched on.

      Sonos One build

      Sonos is keen to point out that switching voice control off is a matter of tapping the microphone symbol, and your total privacy is represented by the lights being off altogether.

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      Unlike the Play:1, the One also gets a dedicated Pairing button, just above the ethernet socket.

      You no longer need to have one of your Sonos units wired into your router, although we’d still recommend using cables for the most stable and reliable connection. Sonos’s wireless network is one of the best around, so you are unlikely to encounter too many issues with the wi-fi route.

      MORE: 7 of the best Sonos accessories

      Features

      Sonos One features

      Although you can switch Alexa and the Google Assistant off entirely, it’s often worth having them listening, particularly as they're more deeply integrated here than with many rivals.

      Alexa is particularly well implemented, in that you can talk to the One exactly as you would Amazon’s own Echo, so instead of having to say “Alexa, play Bowie on Sonos”, you simply say “Alexa, play Bowie”, and one of his classics will spring forth from your One. That might sound like a small detail but, in terms of regular interaction, it’s a big difference.

      If you want to voice-control music in other rooms, specify where (eg. “Alexa, play Bowie in the lounge”) and the One will send music to the Sonos kit you’ve ascribed to that ‘zone’ – even a non-Alexa-enabled Sonos speaker, such as a PlayBar or Play:5. “Alexa, play Bowie everywhere” sets all your Sonos speakers to synchronised Ziggy Stardust mode.

      Sonos One features

      If you’re worried that having Dancing In The Street blaring from your Sonos One Wireless Speaker with Alexa will prevent Alexa or the Google Assistant from hearing your request to skip Dancing In The Street, a combination of noise cancelling, something called “smart voice capture” and a custom-designed six-microphone array ensures that you can always be heard.

      The Sonos One Wireless Speaker with Alexa launched only supporting Amazon Music but has now added Spotify, Deezer, TuneIn and Audible voice control into the mix, which is very welcome.

      Sonos One features

      Of course, you can also use Alexa or Google Assistant on the Sonos One Wireless Speaker with Alexa exactly as you do on an Amazon Echo or Google Home, so as well as playing music you can set timers and alarms, check the weather, add items to your shopping list – all small features, but useful nonetheless. We’d suggest the One is particularly good as a kitchen speaker.

      We have loud music playing from the Sonos One Wireless Speaker with Alexa in the kitchen and can still get Alexa’s attention from the adjoining room with only a slightly raised voice.

      You know when your chosen voice assistant has heard you, too, as any mention of her name is met with a chime of acknowledgement, signalling that you can continue your request. That might make the experience sound disjointed, but it’s quick and natural.

      With an Echo Dot you look for a visual clue that Alexa is listening. The One’s chime is quicker and more in keeping with audio communication, so it leads to more natural-feeling interactions.

      The quality of the microphones make the One less likely to mis-hear your requests and instructions – we find it makes fewer mistakes than our Echo Dot. Correctly hearing the request is only half the battle, though, and Alexa is still capable of misunderstanding.

      The most common issue is when you say, for example, “play Ladytron”, and she instead starts playing a song with those words in the title. That can be annoying at first, but you can avoid that by saying “play some music by Ladytron” instead.

      It's worth remembering that, while voice control is obviously the big headline for the Sonos One Wireless Speaker with Alexa, you can of course still use it as you would any other Sonos speaker. Sonos's own app remains the best in the business for its usability and for bringing practically every streaming service (and your own stored tunes) together under one roof, and the recent addition of AirPlay 2 means Apple device users can send audio from almost any app they use. Spotify Connect is on board, too.

      You may find references to Gen 1 and Gen 2 versions of the Sonos One Wireless Speaker with Alexa. The Gen 2 gets an upgraded processor, more memory and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), but both models apparently perform and sound identical. In time, only the Gen 2 will be available, but you might be able to find a Gen 1 at a lower price. And of course there's now the Sonos One SL, which is supposedly identical to the Sonos One but without the built-in microphones and voice assistant support.

      Sound

      Sonos One sound

      When we first heard the One  we suspected it was a slight sonic upgrade on the Play:1 but, having listened to both in our testing rooms, the two speakers sound pretty much identical.

      That’s no bad thing, though, because the Play:1 was already near the top of the sonic charts for wireless speakers at this price point.

      We’d recommend going to the effort of TruePlay tuning the One with an iPhone (if you have one), as it opens the sound up. We prefer the sound with the Loudness setting left on, but experiment to discover which combination works best for you and your room.

      We set it up the way we like, and get a delivery that’s weighty, full-bodied and loud – not traits you’d generally expect from a wireless speaker of this size. The soundstage is spacious and impressively organised, with vocals given plenty of breathing room, making them instantly more engaging.

      That’s not to say that instruments are left out – they emerge in an impressively stereo-like way from either side of the singer. It’s rather sophisticated and natural in that regard.

      The One’s weight makes for deep, solid bass for a speaker this size, and there’s enough rhythm to just about keep up with Trivium’s Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr, and enough tonal shading to make the most of Flea’s finest Red Hot Chili Peppers basslines.

      Treble is crisp and clear, but treads a fine line between excitement and harshness. You’ll occasionally notice the odd sharp edge or hint of sibilance, but it’s not enough to be bothersome. More often, it’s simply clear and sparkly.

       

      Sonos One sound

      As with the Play:1, two Sonos One Wireless Speaker with Alexa's  can be combined to create a stereo pair capable of filling a room with hi-fi-like focus, and for the money that would be quite an accomplished little system.

      Given the sonic similarities, it’s a shame you can’t form a stereo pair consisting of one One and one Play:1. Buying two Alexa-powered speakers for one room just feels like overkill, particularly if you already have a Play:1.

      Unsurprisingly, you can also use the One as a surround speaker for a Sonos BeamPlayBase or PlayBar-based system, with or without a subwoofer. The new Sonos Amp also allows you to create a 4.1 system, with a phantom centre channel, from a pair of wired front speakers and a pair of Ones acting as surrounds.

      The One isn’t the only way to add voice Alexa to a Sonos system – you can add an Echo or Echo Dot to your multi-room system, which brings with it the ability to send music to your Sonos speakers.

      That’s not as neat, though, as you need to specify which room or speaker you want to listen on. A system comprised of Sonos Ones, on the other hand, will respond based on proximity – unless you instruct otherwise.

      The combination of the Sonos Play:1’s audio talents and Alexa’s usefulness and intelligence is a real winner, particularly as the One costs broadly the same as its predecessor.

      Verdict

      After ironing out some of the initial software bugs, and adding features such as Alexa control of Spotify and AirPlay 2, the Sonos One cements its place as one of the best smart speakers on the market.

      If you don't value the voice assistant you may be happy with an original Play:1 (which is still available and now cheaper) and there's now also the One SL and Beam speaker to consider, but for compact convenience and quality, the Sonos One Wireless Speaker with Alexa still comes highly recommended.

    1 review for Sonos One Speaker Pack – With built in Alexa White (Pair)

    1. Siviwe

      Awesome smart speaker package with voice control – ease In streaming. Perfect in stereo or as surrounds

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