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Sonos Roam

Sonos Roam
alaScore 100

117 reviews

Sep, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews of Sonos Roam. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the connectivity and bass quality are on the whole positive. The size and usability are also appreciated, but the treble quality and reliability get critical views.

sound, usability, size, bass quality, connectivity

price, reliability, treble quality

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

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Expert review by : Olivia Tambini (techradar.com)

Sonos Roam review

 

The Sonos Roam is the latest wireless speaker from the multi-room audio company, and the brand's CEO Patrick Spence calls it “the smartest speaker we have ever built.” Following in the footsteps of the Sonos Move, the Roam comes with both Bluetooth and...

Powerful audio performance Easily portable design Excellent connectivity Google Assistant and Alexa support

Fairly pricey Bass can be overwhelming

The Sonos Roam is our pick for the best portable speaker on the planet, with a powerful sound, rugged design, excellent connectivity features, and smart home control. A bass-heavy audio performance makes it ideal for use outdoors, while a clever...

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sonos Roam review

 

Another pleasing product from the multi-room titans

Full-bodied sound ; Lots of features ; Portable

Clarity not exceptional ; Average timing and dynamics

We’ve waited a while for Sonos’s entry to the portable outdoor speaker market, and the result is sure to please many

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (t3.com)

Sonos Roam review: Sonos slickness in a small Bluetooth speaker

 

The Sonos Roam sounds good and is definitely convenient, but is really for those who'll use its portable side the most

Striking sound overall ; Strong frame and waterproofing ; Great streaming options and features

Feels constrained at lower volumes ; Detail and expansiveness are a bit limited ; Battery life isn't ideal

Sonos Roam is a great portable addition to a Sonos setup, and is enjoyable to listen to, but buy it portability is your main focus, not sound quality.

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sonos Roam review: Portable perfection

 

It's pricer than your average Bluetooth speaker, but it isn't your average Bluetooth speaker. Should you buy it? Yes. Why? Let us explain.

Lightweight and very portable ; Excellent sound quality for this size ; Water-resistant design ; Google Assistant and Alexa ; Sonos features on Wi-Fi ; New Sound Swap feature

A little pricey ; Rubber ends dent ; No accompanying case ; Can't use two Roam devices as surrounds in existing setup ; Battery life a little under claimed

For those already invested in Sonos, this portable speaker is an absolute no-brainer addition to the family. For those considering a Bluetooth speaker and wondering if the Roam is worth the investment over others the answer is yes. It delivers...

Apr, 2021

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sonos Roam review

 

Roam, sweet Roam

Great design ; Excellent connectivity options ; Light ; Cool features

Bass is a touch gratuitous

An attractive, portable speaker with solid sound quality which works across Bluetooth and Wifi, the Sonos Roam ticks all the boxes.

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sonos Roam review: Stupendously good

 

A brilliant wireless speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Alexa and Google Assistant support

Sounds phenomenal for the size ; Alexa and Google Assistant support ; Qi wireless charging

Voice assistant setup can be a pain ; No charger supplied in the box ; No 3.5mm audio input

There are niggles, then, but once you’ve dealt with the voice assistant setup and learned how to switch sources, the Sonos Roam is as near as any Bluetooth speaker I’ve tested to being perfect.

Apr, 2021

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sonos Roam

 

The Sonos Roam is the Swiss Army Knife of speakers with multi-room, Bluetooth and smart features inside a compact design that'll follow wherever you go.

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Simon Cohen (digitaltrends.com)

Sonos Roam review: Tiny speaker, huge value

 

The $169 Sonos Roam isn't the cheapest Sonos speaker, but it is easily the most versatile. We think it's an incredible portable speaker for the price.

Excellent design ; Lightweight and portable ; Totally water and dustproof ; Very good sound for its size ; Choice of smart speaker assistants ; Wireless charging

No Bluetooth stereo pairing ; Doesn’t work as a speakerphone ; Less battery life than some other speakers

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Sonos Roam review: portable potential

 

The tiny, lightweight speaker has a ton of functionality, but don't expect sound quality miracles.

A truly portable Sonos speaker ; Supports AirPlay 2, Alexa, and Google Assistant ; Rugged design that can endure the elements ; Wireless charging

Bass is limited by form factor ; No stereo pairing over Bluetooth ; 10-hour battery life falls short of other speakers ; Sonos app can be buggy on Wi-Fi networks that aren’t yours

The new Sonos Roam is a portable Bluetooth speaker that integrates with the company’s multiroom audio platform. It also supports Apple AirPlay 2 and has a mic for Alexa or Google Assistant. But sound quality is limited by its size.

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Tim Gideon Will Greenwald Will Greenwald Lance Whi (pcmag.com)

Sonos Roam Review

 

The versatile Sonos Roam can easily be moved between your home speaker setup and the great outdoors, though you're paying a premium for convenience over audio quality.

Mono output ; Digital signal processing can overwhelm the audio at high volumes ; Not as loud as similarly priced speakers

Apr, 2021

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