Sonos SUB

79
Engadget
Score
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Sonos Sub review

Summary

It's a lot to pay for a subwoofer that can't be used with non-Sonos hardware. If you can swing the cost, though, you'll get a tremendous boost to sound quality that integrates smoothly with a full Sonos network.

from $699+
Pros
  • Deep, tight bassEasy setupUnique design
Cons
  • Very expensiveCan't be used with non-Sonos gearDust magnet
Sonos Sub review
More Info Sonos' wireless Sub adds extra thump to your Sonos system for $700 (ears-on) Sonos Play:3 review Sonos S5 ears-on review: a premium iPod speaker dock without the dock Every audio product Sonos has delivered so far has worked on the assumption that you would never need anything else after you bought it, whether it's linking to a sound system you already owned or an all-in-one system that Sonos built itself, like the Play:3 or Play:5 (born as the S5). The newly released Sub, by its nature, is entirely dependent on having one of the two Play speakers, and shows the company is becoming more of a traditional audio brand with a full ecosystem. A primary Sonos component can now be just the first step in a growing collection that improves as you expand it -- much as you'd buy a basic stereo, then better speakers, then more at a high-end audio shop. The Sub's $699 price certainly catapults any Sonos system into high-end territory, however, and sets some decidedly lofty expectations for how it will perform. We'll find out after the break if the sheer power and a few clever tricks are enough for the Sub to be an essential ingredient of a wireless home audio setup.
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Scores

Engadget

79
 

Breakdown

Durability
8.0
Design and form factor
8.3
Audio quality
8.9
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Specs

SUB

Type
Single speaker
Wireless capable
yes
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Specs

SUB

Type
Single speaker
Wireless capable
yes
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