Along with the Period 300, Sonos additionally rolled out the Period 100, its follow-up sensible speaker to the Sonos One. It gives high-quality audio with good stereo replica, however in contrast to the Period 300, it’s not designed for spatial audio. So if in case you have Apple Music or Amazon Music Limitless, you will not be capable of play spatial audio tracks in full 360-degree sound on the bookshelf speaker.
Nonetheless, the Period 100 does break Sonos’ custom of eschewing Bluetooth know-how and gives Bluetooth 5 help, which is nice if you happen to or your visitors wish to stream one thing out of your telephones shortly. The Period 100 additionally offers USB-C line-in audio if you happen to use an adapter. The sensible speaker helps Sonos Voice Management and Amazon Alexa however not Google Assistant. It could actually additionally make the most of Trueplay on Android and Apple units to permit your speaker to adapt to the particular room you place it in and alter its acoustics accordingly.
So whereas it doesn’t provide spatial audio, the Period 100 can nonetheless present good-quality stereo music to fill the room. Along with Apple Music and Amazon Music, it helps Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and iHeartRadio, amongst different streaming companies. It could actually additionally stream audio from iOS units utilizing Apple’s AirPlay. If you wish to reap the benefits of Apple or Amazon’s spatial audio, you may must improve to the Sonos Period 300.