Sonos is running a rare Black Friday sale that includes its new Alexa-enabled smart speaker www.businessinsider.com
While Black Friday is full of deals — you can see our favorite tech ones here — some stand out more than others. Sonos rarely discounts its speakers, but it's kicking off a holiday season sale today. Right now, you can save $50 on a Sonos PLAY: 1 or PLAY: 3, $100 on a PLAYBASE or PLAYBAR, and $25 on the Sonos One.
Although it's getting the smallest discount, the most significant deal being offered is on the Sonos One. The Alexa-enabled Sonos speaker was only released last month, but has gotten quite a lot of fanfare. The marriage between Sonos' connected speaker ecosystem and Amazon's Alexa smart home platform is very powerful. You no longer have to sacrifice audio quality for convenience, which was a big issue with the original Echo.
The One lets you control your smart home accessories and listen to your favorite music without a big compromise.
Unchanged since last year, the PLAY: 1 and PLAY: 3 are Sonos' entry and mid-range speakers. Each can be used individually, or paired with an additional PLAY: 1 or PLAY: 3 for stereo sound. I was able to try the PLAY: 1 for myself earlier this year, and now I understand why Sonos' speakers are so popular. Between their easy setup, surprising flexibility, and great sound quality, it's hard to recommend other speakers in their respective price ranges.
The PLAYBASE and PLAYBAR are Sonos' home theater solutions, and they have a lot in common. Both cost the same amount, can be paired with PLAY: 1 speakers and a Sonos SUB to create a full surround-sound system, and have been very well received. The PLAYBAR looks like a traditional soundbar and can be mounted, while the PLAYBASE is meant to sit directly underneath your TV.
All of these deals are well worth considering whether you've got Sonos speakers already or are looking to start your collection. The Sonos One, PLAYBAR, and PLAYBASE, will be discounted from November 24 through November 27, but the PLAY: 1 and PLAY: 3 will keep their lower prices as long as supplies last. Still, these speakers are so popular that you should act sooner than later.