Sonos has long been a top-quality speaker brand, and the Sonos One continues that tradition. The sound is the best of any smart speaker currently on the market.
The Sonos One’s TruePlay Tuning unique feature analyzes the size and layout of your room and adjusts the sounds settings accordingly to fill the space with sound. The Sonos One has some competition from both the Google Home Max and the Apple HomePod in terms of sound quality, but at around $200, it costs much less than either of those speakers.
Because the Sonos One has Alexa built in, you get most of Alexa’s third-party skills and commands, but there are some limitations. For example, voice calling, setting reminders, and a few similar abilities are not available. You also still have to use the wording and language specific to Alexa. However, there are plans to add support for Google Assistant in the future, which will make the Sonos One the only multi-assistant device on our list.
Because the Sonos One is primarily a speaker, it connects with more music streaming services than any other smart speaker we’ve seen. The full list includes more than 60 services, including Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, Google Music, Apple Music, iHeartRadio, Audible, and Audiobooks.com. Unlike the other smart speakers on our list, the Sonos One isn’t limited to one music service, so you can access playlists from multiple platforms.
Sonos One has some home automation integrations, but they are limited compared to the other smart speakers. Wink, Lutron, and Logitech work with Sonos, so you do have some options for your smart home, but if building a smart home is your main concern, you should check out other options first. Read more about what works with Sonos One here.