Report: Amazon working on new Echo speaker to directly compete against HomePod and Sonos

According to Bloomberg, Amazon is working on a new addition to the Amazon Echo smart speaker lineup to more directly compete against Apple’s HomePod and Sonos speakers in terms of sound quality. The new model is purportedly set to release “by next year” and current prototypes feature at least four internal tweeters. The HomePod cylinder […]

Sonos Architectural by Sonance launches as AirPlay 2-compatible speakers embeddable in walls

Speaker producer Sonos has introduced a new line of its audio appliances with AirPlay 2 support designed for deeper integration with the home, with the Sonos Archiectural by Sonance collection of indoor and outdoor speakers designed to be installed into walls and ceilings, out of sight of the user. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Sonos likely planning new satellite speaker for Playbar to add surround sound, voice control

A new FCC filling from Sonos suggests the company is developing a new satellite speaker to work in conjunction with its existing Playbar soundbar. The filing was first discovered by Variety, who explains that the satellite speaker could bring true surround sound as well as voice control – like Alexa support – to the Playbar. more… The […]

Black Friday 2018 audio deals: Find the lowest prices on Sonos speakers and wireless headphones

Sonos’ Black Friday Sale has gone live with instant savings on soundbars, subwoofers, amps and more. Save up to $ 100 on the Sonos One speaker, Sonos Beam soundbar and Sonos Sub. Plus, save $ 50 on Bose QuietComfort Series II headphones — or get a pair of AirPods with no tax outside NY & […]

Sonos co-founder & former CEO praises HomePod sound quality, but says Spotify support needed

Apple’s HomePod is largely the company’s direct competitor to Sonos. To commemorate its newfound competition, Sonos yesterday released a custom Spotify playlist with a hidden message for Apple. Now, Sonos co-founder and former CEO John MacFarlane has taken to Twitter to share his first impressions of HomePod. MacFarlane was CEO of Sonos until last January. more… […]

Sonos Speakers Now Available on Apple Online Store Around the World

Following their addition to Apple.com in the United States last month, Sonos speakers can now be purchased from Apple’s website in several other countries. Sonos Wi-Fi-connected PLAY:1 and PLAY:5 speakers are now available on Apple’s online store in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Prices are […]

Sonos is bringing voice control to the speaker system through Amazon Echo, integrating with Spotify app

Earlier this month we mentioned that Sonos is hosting a media event in NYC today, and now we’re hearing what the speaker company is announcing. It turns out it does have something to do with voice as I suspected: starting in 2017, Sonos speakers will work with Amazon Echo. Alexa voice control is gaining Sonos […]

Apple Music Coming to Sonos Home Audio Systems by End of 2015

Popular Wi-Fi home audio system manufacturer Sonos has supported direct streaming of Beats Music since the music service’s launch in early 2014, but the company has repeatedly stated it will not initially support Apple Music when that service launches this week. Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers confirmed late last week that Apple Music will […]