Sonos One?

Does anyone have any recommendations regarding the Sonos One speakers? Looking to upgrade my living area sound system (currently using some relatively cheap bookshelf speakers, this receiver, and an Echo Dot) and the Sonos One speakers seems to be a good fit. No need for a receiver, integrated Alexa for streaming, and relatively small footprint.

How's the sound quality? I'm not willing to spring for the subwoofer add-on so if I paired two of these, would I have good, room-filling sound?

I really like mine, I think it sounds great for it's size. Got a fairly open dining room/kitchen area and it can basically fill the main floor on its own.

We got a pair of Sonos Play:1 from Costco about a month ago and love them. I actually just got a playbar for the television, too. Super pleased with the setup.

They fill a room very well. You'll need an iOS device to use TruePlay to calibrate for your room, though. Hopefully you have access to one.

Thanks. Seems like the best option for improving sound quality without have to purchase another separate receiver just to drive a pair of speakers.

The sound of Sonos products is great. I have two Ones as surrounds, the playbar, and the sub as a 5.1 for my tv. I also have the newer amp with more sonos ones with a turntable plugged in for another room. The software has gotten much better over the years and I think they're a good investment granted it adds up pretty quickly.

AFAIK for your situation, you'll need either a receiver that is compatible or at least one Sonos product that handles the other channels to connect your Ones as surrounds so the playbar, amp etc.

The product breaks down for people around sound quality and type. If you are okay with Dolby Digital 5.1 being the best you can get then Sonos products are a good investment for you being that most streaming services offer this format at best. If you're more of an audiophile and/or have a lot of blu-rays that have Dolby Digital Plus, DTS or better then you will have problems getting any sound out of your Sonos system without forcing your audio to PCM stereo. If you're plenty happy with DD 5.1 then you can get a blu-ray player (many Samsung players already do this though I think many are discontinued) that will convert better formats on the fly to DD 5.1 so that at the very least you can experience the best Sonos can deliver for your blu-rays.

tl;dr: Great sound even alone, but requires more buy in to get surrounds to work properly. It can quickly get as expensive as other brands once you buy into the ecosystem of products if you do. Not great for a/v enthusiasts that want complete control.

BuiltToWill wrote:

The sound of Sonos products is great. I have two Ones as surrounds, the playbar, and the sub as a 5.1 for my tv. I also have the newer amp with more sonos ones with a turntable plugged in for another room. The software has gotten much better over the years and I think they're a good investment granted it adds up pretty quickly.

AFAIK for your situation, you'll need either a receiver that is compatible or at least one Sonos product that handles the other channels to connect your Ones as surrounds so the playbar, amp etc.

The product breaks down for people around sound quality and type. If you are okay with Dolby Digital 5.1 being the best you can get then Sonos products are a good investment for you being that most streaming services offer this format at best. If you're more of an audiophile and/or have a lot of blu-rays that have Dolby Digital Plus, DTS or better then you will have problems getting any sound out of your Sonos system without forcing your audio to PCM stereo. If you're plenty happy with DD 5.1 then you can get a blu-ray player (many Samsung players already do this though I think many are discontinued) that will convert better formats on the fly to DD 5.1 so that at the very least you can experience the best Sonos can deliver for your blu-rays.

tl;dr: Great sound even alone, but requires more buy in to get surrounds to work properly. It can quickly get as expensive as other brands once you buy into the ecosystem of products if you do. Not great for a/v enthusiasts that want complete control.

Wasn't planning on using them as AV speakers for a home theater set-up. Mostly just rockin out in the living area while I cook dinner.