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Sonos One (Gen 2) – Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in – Black?

A total of 3 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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16th Jul 2019

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30th Nov 2020

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18th Sep 2019

Thanks for posting those links! For the lazy, I read the ‘sound’ portion of all the reviews, and here is the consensus:

Techcrunch, Techhive, Android Central, and Wired all think that it sounds better, and gets much louder, than a One.

The Verge and Engadget both seem to think it doesn’t sound much better than a One, but does get louder.

As expected, there isn’t a general consensus on whether it is better than the One, the way a Play:5 is. But everyone seems to agree that it does get louder, and overall, sounds fantastic. They all seem to agree that TruePlay works very well too.

I took exerpts from their reviews for you guys to peruse…hope it helps.

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TechCrunch, “The result is a speaker that can get a bit boomier than the Sonos One, with deeper lows that seem to anticipate it having to compete with a lot more ambient noise. The sound profile is also helped by a downward-firing tweeter, which is used to create a wide sound stage for the Move, which, in practice, means it does a very good job of evenly blasting music at a spread out group at, say, a picnic or a camp fire.

Indoors and out, the Sonos Move provides the kind of quality audio you can expect from any Sonos device, and it seems nearly equally impressive on both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modes in my testing, though Wi-Fi does seem to have the edge in terms of quality. You also can pair two of the Move for true stereo sound, though because I only had one review device on hand I wasn’t able to test this.”

TechHive, “The Sonos Move is a two-way mono speaker with one Class D amplifier driving a down-firing tweeter and a second Class D amp driving a front-firing woofer. Sonos has declined to reveal much beyond that, including what materials the drivers are fabricated from or even what size they are. After a week of extensive listening, I don’t care. The Sonos Move is the best speaker has Sonos has built since the second-gen Play:5. This speaker does have one major shortcoming, however: It is very directional. It has a very wide sound stage, but you need to be sitting in front of it to enjoy it. Unlike, say, the Libratone Zipp, you can’t put the Move in the middle of a picnic table and expect everyone around it to have a good listening experience.

Aside from that, the Move sounds fantastic, indoors and out. It delivers a great slab of foundational bass without muddying the mid and higher frequencies. And it gets really loud without tipping over into distortion. Listening to Afro Celt Sound System’s “Sure-As-Not,” from the band’s Capture: Chorus, downloaded as a FLAC file from the Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound music service, the Move pulsed with electric bass and kick drum, while rendering plucked harp notes with a delightful sparkle.”

AndroidCentral, “The Sonos Move was reportedly created because the company kept getting feedback from its most ardent supporters that they wanted two things: a battery-powered Sonos that could be transported and easily moved; and a speaker more powerful and bass-heavy than the Sonos One.

The Move is precisely those two things, a Play:3 replacement that sounds better than the Sonos One but also a portable Bluetooth speaker that can be removed from its dock and brought — and left — outside, rain or shine, cold weather or hot.

I listened to the Move alongside the Sonos One and Play:5, and while its tuning shares a sonic kinship with the larger Play:5 — specifically a rich, warm mid-range and pleasant but not boomy bass — its fullness and overall power hews more closely to the Sonos One. That’s not unexpected, though: whereas the $200 Sonos One shares the same basic architecture of two Class-D amps, one tweeter, and a combined mid-woofer, the Play:5 boasts six amplifiers, three tweeters, and three separate mid-woofers, each of which is pointing in a different direction for true stereo separation.

In other words, if you’re hoping the extra $200 over the Sonos One gets you closer to Play:5 sound, you’ll be left wanting. On the other hand, the Move is a genuinely impressive speaker, especially since it loses none of its luster while on battery. The Move reproduces music accurately and without flourish: vocals are warm and rich, bass is deep and accurate, though not overpowering, and there’s only a tinge of brightness in the highs. For such a relatively small speaker, it’s gt a wide soundstage that easily fills most rooms and gets far louder than you’ll ever need it to get. The Sonos One is brighter, and sounds more wobbly, with bass that doesn’t scale with the volume.

Let me be clear: the Sonos Move is one of the best-sounding connected speakers I’ve heard, at once clean and energetic, accurate yet lively. It sounds better than the Sonos One, better and far less boomy than the Google Home Max, and just as vivacious as the Apple HomePod while staying considerably more useful. “

Wired, “Being a portable speaker, I expected the Move to be filled with directional drivers that blast music out all sides in an arc, like the Megaboom and so many other portable speakers. Instead, it’s a little more traditional. It has a single downward-firing tweeter that splits off to the left and right to widen the soundstage for those higher, crisper notes, and a giant forward-facing mid-woofer smack dab in the center so it can thump when the beats get low.

I’ve listened to a lot of music on the Move this week, and the biggest compliment I can give it is that I just never seem to turn it off. The tweeter and woofer do a great job projecting sound widely—perhaps up to 180 degrees, depending on your space. The Move filled up my office, living room, and backyard with ease, with a lot more depth and clarity than many speakers its size.

Like the Apple Homepod and Google Home Max, it manages to sound so good everywhere because it uses its far-field microphones (the same one that let you talk to Google or Alexa) to constantly retune itself. Sonos calls this Automatic Trueplay. Set the speaker down somewhere, and after about 30 seconds, its sound auto-adjusts to the environment. The changes it applies are subtle, but noticeable. When I set the Move out in the open, it projected loud and proud, but when I placed it in, say, a cabinet, the bass calmed down to stop vibrating the wood around it, and the treble notched up so I could hear the vocals better.

It seems to sound excellent everywhere. I even set the Move on the passenger-side floor of my car and listened to it instead of my stereo on an hour-and-a-half long car ride this weekend. I wasn’t expecting much, but after a while I sort of forgot I wasn’t using the car speakers.

With the tragic death of The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek, I’ve been revisiting the band’s clean pop-rock precision in hits like “Just What I Needed” and “You Might Think.” If I close my eyes, sometimes it feels like I’m right there in the studio with the band. Like most Sonos speakers I’ve tested, the Move never seems to overpower the music it plays. The bass punches when it needs to, and the vocals are studio-crisp. It’s as balanced as the music demands.”