You Can Now Get Two Sonos One Smart Speakers for the Price of One HomePod

Posted on January 25, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware with 10 Comments

Sonos just announced a new offer for its flagship One smart speaker. The company is going to start selling a bundle of two Sonos One smart speaker for only $349, which is the same price as Apple’s newly launched HomePod smart speaker powered by Siri.

What’s more? Sonos is opening up the new sale tomorrow, which is when Apple will open up pre-orders for the HomePod, too. Sonos usually sells a single Sonos One for $199, and you will be saving around $50 if you decide to get the new bundle.

Sonos One received raving reviews in the recent past — but more importantly, the speaker isn’t limited to a single ecosystem. Apple’s HomePod only allows users to stream music from Apple Music, which is a major dealbreaker for many, including those who rely heavily on Apple products but continue to use Spotify. Sonos One comes with native Spotify integration, plus you can use Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant on the speaker. Sonos is also bringing support for Google Assistant in the coming months, letting you choose between Alexa or Assistant on the speaker.

In terms of music quality, Apple HomePod might still be ahead of the Sonos One. Apple will start shipping the speaker in February so we still have to wait a bit longer to find out if the HomePod actually delivers on Apple’s promises. But if you don’t want to be locked into Apple’s ecosystem, you will be able to get two Sonos Ones for $349 in the US or £349 in the UK tomorrow from here.

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10 responses to “You Can Now Get Two Sonos One Smart Speakers for the Price of One HomePod”

  1. webdev511

    Or you can buy 3 1/2 Harmon-Kardon Cortana speakers for the same price as a single Home Pod.

    • JaseCutler

      In reply to webdev511:

      Because you can always enjoy life less.

    • misterstuart

      In reply to webdev511:

      I gifted my parents the Cortana speaker for Christmas because they literally just wanted a bluethooth speaker for music. So, I figured since it was a good deal at 50% off, I would get it for them. Well, after setting it up, I realized that for $100, it was a GREAT deal. The speaker sounds good, and Cortana is perfect for interacting with Spotify, setting reminders, and asking basic questions. As a matter of fact, at just $100 bucks, I decided to get myself one. It's not too shabby at all. They love using theirs, and now I love using mine.

  2. Pbike908

    Wow! That's a good sale...I'm tempted, as I've been in the market for a wifi speaker...

    • jeffrye

      In reply to Pbike908:

      I love my Sonos speakers. I've been collecting them for a few years now and the Alexa integration - while still a bit limited - has made them significantly better.


      I'm not in the market for new speakers right now or I'd be seriously considering adding a couple Sonos Ones to my collection.


      That said, the Echo itself isn't a half bad speaker and were I to start over, I would probably buy the Echo over the Sonos. You get good enough sound plus the built in smarts. Does it work as well as Sonos? Probably not (I haven't tried it out) but at half the cost it's easy to make the case that it's good enough.

  3. SvenJ

    They seem concerned. They are the only ones who would/should be.

  4. irfaanwahid

    Spotify maybe superior to Apple Music. But the goodness that comes with Apple Products is they release their stuff globally. I have been trying to get retired Groove Music, Spotify to work in Kenya, but these services are not available in my region.

    On the other side, Apple Music works with charm from day 1. It is no brainer for me to purchase HomePod when it comes.

    Good play Apple.

  5. Tony Barrett

    Funny that. Huge numbers of very capable smart speakers hit the market over the last few years from various suppliers. Lots of choice with cost effective multi room like Chromecast, yet Sonos do nothing and just carry on as normal. Apple announce they're taking pre-orders for the 'HomePod', and it's like Sonos panic and start making offers for their products.

    In reality, Sonos are a premium audio brand, and their products are expensive. Apple are a premium brand, and their products are very expensive. I think Sonos don't like the thought of Apple luvvies spending their cash on expensive Apple audio products when they should be buying expensive Sonos products. Funny world we live in.

  6. GT Tecolotecreek

    They need to be concerned. Appleinsider has an article about the technology being used in HomePod and it makes the Sonos product line look pretty dated from a technology perspective for the same price point. No wonder they are having a fire sale. That said, I'm waiting for more reviews from the audio centric press to get a better idea how good or bad the HomePod sounds. Early audio reviews were good, let's hear how the production models fair.


    EDIT: Reddit Audiophile has a review already posted (it's in the forums). Bottom line. Sound:

    Having heard it side by side with The Sonos Play One and Google Home Max, A single HomePod is already much better than both in terms of sound quality.

    Look for another Sonos price reduction coming...

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