Sonos launches Era 300 speaker with support for Spatial Audio

Sonos launches Era 300 speaker with support for Spatial Audio

Shortly after Apple refreshed its house audio lineup with the brand new HomePod audio system, Sonos is launching a solution within the type of two good audio system: The Sonos Era 100 and the Sonos Era 300.

The bigger and pricier of the 2, Sonos Era 300(Opens in a new tab) retails for $449 (499 euros in Europe) and comes with support for Spatial Audio, though not the Apple selection. As a substitute, it should work finest with the Dolby Atmos Music normal, which you may get on components of Amazon Music Limitless’s catalog.

Excellent news for Apple Music customers, nevertheless, is that support for Apple Music is coming very quickly: on March 28, which can also be the date when these new audio system will turn out to be accessible.

Two woofers, 4 tweeters, six amps.
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The Era 300 has six drivers, powered by six amps: two woofers for that deep bass you crave, one forward-firing tweeter, two side-firing tweeters for higher stereo separation, and one upward-firing tweeter which Sonos says displays the pontificate the ceiling when enjoying Dolby Atmos content material. An array of mics is there to take heed to your voice enter, dealt with by Sonos’ Voice Management tech.

Equally to Apple’s HomePod, the Sonos Era 300 works by itself however can be paired with one other Era 300 to get a stereo sound. It additionally is available in black and white colours solely. Nevertheless, the Era 300 is Sonos’ first speaker that may be paired with the corporate’s Arc or Beam soundbars to get a multi-channel encompass sound expertise.

The brand new speaker additionally has a extra intuitive person interface, Sonos says, with a capacitive quantity slider, devoted skip and replay controls, in addition to a Bluetooth pairing button. The speech bubble management is there to shortly flip off the voice assistant, do you have to need to take action.

Sonos Era 300

Sonos Era 300 could be paired with one other Era 300 to get a fuller stereo sound.
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The Sonos Era 300 can be accessible within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Colombia, the UK, Eire, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan on March 28. It’s going to come to Jap Europe, Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and India at a later date.

The Era 100,(Opens in a new tab) alternatively, is a direct alternative for Sonos One, which can be faraway from the corporate’s catalog in spite of everything provides are bought. It prices $249 (279 euros in Europe).

Sonos Era 100 and Era 300

Sonos Era 100 is a direct alternative for Sonos One.
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Like its greater brother, the Era 100 can be paired with one other Era 100 to get a stereo sound. However not like its predecessor, the Sonos One, the Era 100 has two tweeters and may produce a stereo sound by itself. The Era 100 can be paired with a Sonos soundbar to get a encompass sound. Overlook about spatial audio support, although; you will want to purchase the Era 300 to get that.

When it comes to design, the Era 100 is barely taller than the One however in any other case hasn’t modified a lot – it is nonetheless a cylinder wrapped in a mesh wire that is available in white or black. The controls on prime have been refreshed, and the Era 100 now encompasses a capacitive quantity and the brand new button to show off the voice assistant.

Each the Sonos Era 300 and the Sonos Era 100 could be pre-ordered now on Sonos’ web site(Opens in a brand new tab).