First of all, you can now buy the Sonos Era 100 smart speaker for $199 ($50 off) at Best Buy and directly from Sonos. Released earlier this year, the new Sonos smart speaker replaces the old Sonos One. Compared to the One, the Sonos Era 100 offers better sound thanks to new features like stereo playback and improved bass response. In addition to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the Era 100 now also supports online playback via an optional 3.5mm to USB-C adapter. It also supports Apple AirPlay 2 and Amazon Alexa, allowing hands-free controls.
If you’re looking for something cheaper and more portable, the Sonos roaming is also on sale for $134 ($46 off) at Best Buy and Sonos. The Bluetooth speaker isn’t as powerful and doesn’t offer as much bass as the larger Era 100, but it still offers good overall sound quality. It’s also compatible with Google Assistant as well as Apple AirPlay 2 and Amazon Alexa, while its IP67 dust and water resistance rating means you can take it poolside without worry.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a soundbar that can also function as a smart speaker, both Second generation Sonos Beam and the biggest Arc Sonos are on sale. You can purchase the second-generation Sonos Beam for $399 ($100 off) from Best Buy and Sonos, while the Sonos Arc is available for $719 ($180 off) from Best Buy and Sonos.
Both are excellent soundbars that will significantly improve the audio quality of your TV. They also both support Dolby Atmos and have an HDMI eARC port. Plus, along with Apple AirPlay 2 and Amazon Alexa, they also support Google Assistant. However, because the Beam doesn’t have the Arc’s top-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, its sound quality isn’t as impressive.
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