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The best Sonos speaker and soundbar deals

The Sonos Roam launched last year is now on sale in refurbished condition at Best Buy. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

Most would agree that Sonos offers some of the best speakers and soundbars currently on the market. That’s because Sonos makes speakers that — more often than not — boast great sound quality, support for all the major streaming platforms, and simple multi-room functionality. Unfortunately, however, all of those perks often come at a high price. Sonos products aren’t cheap, and, outside of the occasional rogue discount, they rarely go on sale. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to save at least a few dollars on Sonos gear.

If you’re comfortable buying refurbished, for example, you could save a decent amount. We also occasionally see sales on Sonos’ collaborative series with Ikea and discounted bundles that include Sonos products, which makes it easier to set up an entire home audio system while saving money. And, if you’re a student, Sonos offers a program you can join to get a 15 percent discount when you spend up to $2,500 on full-priced speakers and accessories.

Regardless of their existence, these discounts can be hard to find. That’s why we’ve curated this list of the best Sonos deals you can currently take advantage of. Here, we’ll guide you through the best sales available right now to help you get the best bang for your buck.

 
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The portable Roam offers the best water resistance of any speaker in the Sonos lineup.

Sonos Roam deals

The Sonos Roam is one of the clearest, most pleasant portable speakers we’ve ever used, and we’d recommend it as a personal speaker for small gatherings. It offers a rugged design, a relatively durable build, wireless charging, and support for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. It’s also compatible with Apple’s AirPlay 2, which lets you stream music from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac over your home network. Plus, it’s the first Sonos speaker with an IP67 dust and water resistance rating, which means you could use it in the bathroom or near pools.

Note, however, Sonos won’t let you pair two in stereo when listening over Bluetooth, unlike other similar speakers, though you can play Bluetooth audio over your entire Sonos system. It also only offers around 10 hours of battery life, which isn’t that great, and it can be challenging to use the speaker’s Wi-Fi features outside of your home.

Nevertheless, it’s a good portable speaker you can currently buy in refurbished condition at Best Buy in white for $154.99 ($25 off) and black for $159.99 ($20 off). If you can make do without the microphones, Sonos has also recently started selling the Roam SL for $159, which is $20 cheaper than the Roam currently retails for. Read our Sonos Roam review.

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The newer Sonos Five sounds exactly like its fantastic predecessor, the Play:5.

Sonos Five (2020) deals

The Sonos Five replaced the Play:5 music speaker in 2020 but is actually nearly identical to its excellent-sounding predecessor. It shares the same six custom-designed drivers inside, so it should offer the same high-quality listening experience as the Play:5, which was ideal for large rooms or parties. Other than that, however, there aren’t many noticeable differences. Compared to the Play:5, Sonos says its successor offers increased memory and processing power, as well as a new wireless radio. There are also all-black or all-white options. Note, however, that the Sonos Five lacks a built-in microphone and support for Alexa and Google Assistant — something every other speaker in the current Sonos lineup offers.

The Sonos Five starts at $549, but you can currently pick up a refurbished model for $494.99 at Best Buy, an additional $5 off the speaker’s traditional refurbished price. If you want a pair, you can also buy a new set of two for $1,049 instead of $1,098 from Sonos and B&H Photo. Sonos is additionally selling a Turntable set, which includes the Sonos Five and a Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB Turntable, for $949, a $49 discount.

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The last-gen Sonos Beam offers great TV sound quality but, unlike the second-gen model, lacks support for Dolby Atmos.

Sonos Beam (first-gen) deals

Sonos’ entry-level soundbar, the first-gen Sonos Beam, functions as both a smart speaker and a soundbar for smart TVs equipped with HDMI ARC. We praised how well it improves TV sound quality in our 2018 review, as well as how simple and easy it is to set up and use. It’s not as great as other standalone speakers in the Sonos lineup for just playing music, but as a general-purpose speaker, it’s a good buy overall, especially if you’re adding it to an existing Sonos setup. The entry-level Sonos Beam also offers touch controls and support for Apple’s AirPlay 2, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant, allowing for hands-free voice controls. And while it lacks the second-gen Beam’s support for Dolby Atmos and an eARC HDMI port, it remains a competent soundbar.

Right now, you can buy a refurbished, first-gen Sonos Boam from Sonos for $319 instead of $399, which is the price it retails for when sold new. Read our review.

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The small Sonos One supports a range of music services and comes with a good microphone.

Sonos One (second-gen) deals

The Sonos One is a small smart speaker with a good microphone for voice control. It emits balanced, full-bodied sound that’s impressive for its size while integrating well with existing Sonos products. The 2017 speaker also works with a range of music services and supports both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, however, the process for setting up voice assistants can be complicated. The One offers touch controls, too, as well as support for AirPlay 2 thanks to a post-launch software update.

The Sonos One typically retails for $219, and while there are currently no deals available on the standalone speaker to speak of, you can buy a two-room set for $419 instead of $438 from Sonos and B&H Photo. Read our review.

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The Sonos Immersive Set comes with the second-gen Sonos Beam, which supports Dolby Atmos and HDMI eARC.

Sonos Immersive Set with Beam deals

The Sonos Immersive Set has everything you need for a surround sound setup. First off, it contains a second-gen Sonos Beam, which offers better performance than its first-gen predecessor, supports Dolby Atmos, and comes with HDMI eARC. The package also comes with two Sonos One SL speakers that are similar to the Sonos One smart speaker — minus the microphone — and the apt-titled Sonos Sub, a subwoofer that takes care of the low-end bass while you watch TV shows and movies. Normally $1,596, you can currently buy the entire set in either black or white with delayed shipping at B&H Photo for $1,499 ($97 off).



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