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Sonos Era 100

Sonos Era 100
alaScore 99

30 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Sonos Era 100. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the soundstage and bass quality. The connectivity and usability also get good views. Many are negative about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sonos Era 100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Kob Monney (trustedreviews.com)

Sonos Era 100 Review

 

First impressions are favourable for the Sonos Era 100 with its improved bass response and bigger soundstage

More emphatic bass delivery than the One ; Quick Tune Trueplay ; Supports Bluetooth connectivity ; Wider sweet spot ; Excellent app interface

Hike up in price ; Arguably too bassy ; No adapters included with speaker

A fine upgrade in several ways over the One, the Sonos Era 100 benefits from a sleeker design, reconfigured driver setup and a spate of more accessible features.

Apr, 2024

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sonos Era 100 review

 

The new Era 100 has replaced the One, and we've found you can still nab a deal or two while stocks last on the outgoing model. Currently, the One is selling for as low as £149 in the UK at certain retailers. The Era 100 itself saw first discounts of...

Big, open sound Crisp and clear detail Engaging, pleasing way with rhythm, timing and tonal balance Vast streaming features; Bluetooth addition Excellent, easy to use app

Rival Apple HomePod 2 is more natural with voices Adapter for wired connection is an extra cost

The Era 100 packs in an astonishing amount of streaming and playback features alongside an enjoyable sound that’s bigger, more detailed and more open than before.

Dec, 2023

Expert review by : Matt Bolton (techradar.com)

Sonos Era 100 review: big upgrades, but a dangerous price

 

The Era 100 checks off almost everything we wanted to upgrade in the Sonos One

Excellent detail and clarity ; Much improved bass over Sonos One ; 3.5mm line-in option and Bluetooth

Bass can be heavy-handed at times ; Less audio improvement over Sonos One than expected ; Higher price

The Sonos Era 100 is nearly the ideal small and flexible speaker. It offers wide dispersion of sound, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, a line-in option, support for tons of streaming services, voice control, and it goes as loud as you could need it to. But it's...

Mar, 2023

Expert review by : Dominic Preston (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sonos Era 100 review

 

The Era 100 may boast a brand-new name, but it takes up a familiar spot in the Sonos line-up: this is a direct follow-up to the Sonos One, itself the successor to the Play:1. That's an excellent lineage of compact wireless speakers, the affordable(ish)...

Great audio Trueplay now on Android too Bluetooth option

Line-in & Ethernet require expensive dongles No Google Assistant support

The Era 100 is a tentative step forward for Sonos. Excellent sound quality and the addition of Bluetooth are marred by the decision to drop Ethernet in favour of an expensive dongle, and losing Google Assistant makes this speaker a little less smart...

Apr, 2023

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (stuff.tv)

Sonos Era 100 review: a new yet familiar friend

 

Does this cheaper new speaker spoil the Sonos Era 300's party? And is it a worthy replacement for the outgoing Sonos One?

Improved sound quality ; Brilliant smart speaker ; Bluetooth a bonus

Echo Studio is a formidable rival ; No Google Assistant ; Adapters needed for cable connection

The most classy smart speaker you can get for the price – and it’s even better than the Sonos One.

Apr, 2023

Expert review by : The Count (hardwarezone.com.sg)

Sonos Era 100 Review: Now streaming in stereo

 

The Era 100 is Sonos' newest entry-level speaker. So what exactly do you get when you go for Sonos' cheapest. Let's find out.

Stereo output, finally ; Sounds like a much larger speaker ; Supports major music streaming services ; Bluetooth connectivity ; Excellent design and user experience

No support for Google Assistant ; Cannot accept digital inputs via USB-C ; Not cheap for an entry-level offering

The TLDR version: It's not exactly cheap for an entry-level smart speaker, but it sounds goods, works well, looks smart, and gives users the option to upgrade their setups in the future.

Jun, 2023

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sonos Era 100 Review: The Best Smart Speaker Gets Even Better

 

The Sonos Era 100 is a compact smart speaker with a number of key features, two of which were unavailable on its predecessor, the Sonos One. The first of these, and the biggest turnaround for the company's home speakers, is Bluetooth. Sonos has always...

Excellent sound quality Bluetooth adds flexibility Robust ecosystem

A little more expensive Competition offers better features Some compression on bass heavy music No Google Assistant

When the Sonos One debuted in 2017, there was nothing else like it apart from some tentative smart speakers which quickly disappeared. Certainly nothing as well-formed and enduring as the One. (Yes, technically, Apple's HomePod was announced before the...

Mar, 2023

Expert review by : PARKER HALL (wired.com)

Review: Sonos Era 100

 

With the new Era 100, Sonos finally wipes the floor with competitors when it comes to sound quality too. With stereo tweeters and a more advanced room tuning feature, this is a single speaker that easily holds its own with everything but more expensive...

Listen to your music in stereo! Deeper bass. Easy to integrate with all your favorite streaming services. Bluetooth connectivity included, not just Wi-Fi. Improved volume controls. Impressive room tuning.

The room tuning feature works better on iOS devices.

The Era 100 truly is a fantastic-sounding powered speaker, with crisp definition up high and a great spread in the midrange that keeps guitars, pianos, and voices from standing all over each other like they can on other all-in-ones. It’s honestly...

Mar, 2023

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sonos Era 100 Review

 

Balanced stereo sound ; Excellent companion app with room analysis and adjustable EQ ; Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity ; Alexa and Sonos voice control ; Supports most major music streaming services

No Dolby Atmos, Google Assistant, or Google Cast ; Underwhelming sub-bass

The Era 100 is a worthy starting point in the company's lineup thanks to powerful stereo audio, easy integration with other Sonos speakers, and an excellent app experience.

Mar, 2023

Expert review by : Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Sonos Era 100 review: the new default smart speaker

 

This is how you follow up on what was already a good product. Over the course of my time reviewing the new Era 100 speaker, which succeeds the Sonos One introduced in 2017, that's been my consistent takeaway. It's gone up in price slightly — now $249...

Improved sound (now in stereo) Bluetooth and line-in support Privacy-conscious microphone controls

No more Google Assistant Rejiggered controls have a learning curve Line-in requires USB-C dongle

It’s easy to buy a less expensive smart speaker like the Nest Audio, HomePod Mini, or Amazon Echo. Anyone looking for a smart home controller first and music speaker second will still find some appeal in those devices. But with the Era 100, Sonos has...

Mar, 2023
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