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Posted November 5, 2017 by Tim Wells in Technology

Sonos One smart speaker at Best Buy – Tiny but mighty

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Sonos at Best Buy

Sonos One – The Smart Speaker for Music Lovers

I spend a lot of time in my computer room. Writing, gaming, looking at way too many cat memes. While I do these tremendously important tasks (the gaming and cat memes of course), I love to listen to music. Sadly, my computer speakers are the musical equivalent of listening to an 8-track tape (Google it, youngins) through a pair of tin cans. Then I got my hands on the Sonos One smart speaker. What a game changer.

Sonos One is the size of the average bookshelf speaker, and comes in either all-black or all-white. It looks sleek and takes up very little space. My computer room is pretty small, but I had no trouble finding a convenient spot for my Sonos.

Built-in Alexa

What sets the Sonos One apart from other speakers is the built-in Amazon Alexa service. The Sonos connects wirelessly to your home network, and can be controlled entirely from the smartphone app or just with voice commands. Request your favorite song, skip a track, change the volume; all just by speaking a command. And, because it’s got Alexa built-in, you can do all sorts of cool things. My son and I were wondering when the next Packers game was, so we simply said, “Alexa, when do the Packers play?” The response was an immediate, “The Packers play tomorrow night at seven.” So handy.
Sonos at Best Buy

Tiny package, huge sound

My favorite feature of the Sonos One is the unbelievably good sound it produces. Shortly after we first set it up (which was a breeze), Dawn came into the computer room and said, “Is that coming from that little speaker? That sounds really good!” A little later, my son commented on how good the bass sounded. When I told him that the bass was only at 50% power, he replied, “Turn it all the way up!”

So I did.

Holy. Cow.

I’ve been using the Sonos One for a couple of weeks now and I’m still in awe of how good the sound is. My playlist is pretty eclectic, and it handles every song like a champ. Whether I’m rocking out, dropping some dubstep beats, or chilling to classical music, every musical subtlety is clear and vibrant. And if I want to move my speaker to another room, the app will reconfigure the settings to account for the new room, ensuring that I’m always getting the best sound for my surroundings.

Pick your playlist

I could go on and on about the features and performance of the Sonos One but, honestly, I just want to get back to listening to it. So I’ll leave you with one last feature overview: the Sonos can play your music from a number of different sources. My playlist of choice is through Amazon Music, but the Sonos also accommodates Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn Radio, SiriusXM, and Spotify. Yeah, it’s pretty awesome.

If you’re a music lover in the market for a seriously powerful speaker that won’t break the bank, I highly and genuinely recommend the Sonos One, available at Best Buy.

Learn more at the Sonos website.

Tim Wells

Dad, husband, gamer, blogger, geek. Not necessarily in that order.