Say ‘goodbye’ to the Sonos One and ‘hello’ to a new Sonos Era

The Sonos Era 300 smart speaker on a table in front of an orange wall.

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  • Sonos unveils the Era 300 and Era 100 smart speakers.
  • The Era 300 is focused on spatial audio, while the Era 100 replaces the beloved Sonos One.
  • The Sonos Era 300 and Era 100 will be available on March 28, and retail for $449 and $249, respectively.

Sonos, known for its minimalist smart speakers and soundbars, announced the Era 100 and Era 300 smart speakers. Though the Sonos Era 300 and Era 100 share the same name, they are vastly different products. Designed from the ground up with spatial audio in mind, the Era 300 aims to provide an immersive media experience. Meanwhile, the Sonos Era 100 replaces the Sonos One (Gen 2) with completely revamped acoustics.

The bulky, unibody design of the Era 300 is a departure from Sonos’ other speaker silhouettes. A bowtie-like shape maximizes the volume output and accommodates six class-D amplifiers, two woofers, four tweeters, and waveguides. These waveguides can throw sound farther to the left, right, center, and above. Set into a directional horn, a top tweeter reflects sound off the ceiling for Dolby Atmos content.

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