Current Sonos followers are actually going to love the Period 100, I believe. It sounds higher than the Sonos One, and it continues in that mannequin’s sample of refined, restrained design. Having the ability to use it as a line-in for exterior sources is a welcome addition, as is Bluetooth streaming assist, whereas each the on-speaker controls and the brand new Trueplay are simpler to make use of.
Greater than that, there is a nod to a number of the different expectations Sonos customers prioritize. Energy consumption, significantly in standby, is decrease, whereas the variety of recycled supplies in and out have been elevated. Sonos is utilizing much less glue and extra screws in order that future repairs — and, finally, end-of-life recycling — are extra easy. For a corporation that has lengthy been recognized for the prolonged lifecycle of its merchandise, they’re vital issues.
General, the Period 100 asks extra out of your pockets however affords extra in return. Regardless of its age, the One nonetheless sounds nice; this successor solely improves on that. Extra broadly, although, the added options like line-in assist, Bluetooth streaming, and a processing improve for added headroom for future software program updates are that make the Period 100 really feel so stable. Whereas Apple, Google, and Amazon devotees ought to nonetheless contemplate every firm’s personal audio system, Sonos continues to upend the belief that the one strategy to get a slick, rewarding expertise is to remain safely inside your ecosystem.
The Sonos Period 100 may be bought for $249 from Sonos.