Sonos Reveals Era 100 and Era 300 Speakers with Bluetooth and Spatial Audio
Sonos has unveiled its latest vary of wi-fi audio system, named Era, which features a substitute for the Sonos One and a spatial audio tabletop mannequin.
The 2 audio system — the Sonos Era 100 ($249) and the Sonos Era 300 $449 — now embrace Bluetooth in addition to Sonos’ proprietary multiroom system.
The Sonos Era 100 replaces the ever-popular Sonos One within the firm’s lineup, with the primary enhancements being stereo sound and a brand new contact management bar. The Era 100 additionally affords auxiliary-in assist for the primary time at this degree with the elective $20 Sonos Line-In Adapter.
Subsequent up: The religious successor to the outdated Sonos Play:3, the Sonos Era 300 is a very redesigned speaker that now consists of Dolby Atmos assist. The 300 is a a lot bigger speaker than the 100 and consists of devoted stereo drivers in addition to peak audio system. The 300 now additionally features a built-in calibration routine referred to as Fast Tune — which makes use of the onboard “good” microphones — along with the prevailing iOS Trueplay system.
The 2 good audio system will embrace Amazon Alexa and Sonos Voice assist at launch whereas Google Assistant might be coming later.
Each Era audio system can be utilized as a stereo pair or as rears in a Sonos dwelling cinema setup, and the Sonos Era 300 will allow rear peak capabilities as effectively for a full 5.2.4 association (in case you add two matching subs).
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Given the elevated availability of spatial music there are nonetheless solely a handful of tabletop Atmos audio system, together with the $249 Amazon Echo Studio and $300 Apple HomePod. In the meantime there are a selection of Atmos soundbars with fashions from Vizio, Bose and Sonos.
I heard the audio system at a Sonos occasion in downtown Manhattan and discovered that the Sonos Era 100 supplied surprisingly full bass for a small speaker. Because it was a small — and packed — room it was arduous to listen to any stereo results although. However there have been no such points with the Era 300 with a broad, expansive sound paying homage to the Sonos Beam.
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The Sonos Era 100 and Era 300 might be obtainable beginning March 28. Look out for critiques on ClassyBuzz for each audio system within the close to future!