Amazon Echo (4th Gen) vs. Sonos One: Which should you buy?

Admin, Thursday, August 11, 2022
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The Amazon Echo (4th Gen) and Sonos One are excellent smart speakers that came out several years ago but still stand up to newer competitors. How do they compare to each other? Sonos gives you more versatility in choosing your smart home and assistant and offers great sound quality, but the Amazon Echo costs a lot less and offers decent Bluetooth support. We’ll help you decide which device best suits your needs.

Amazon Echo vs Sonos One: Specifications and Features

Sonos One

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Without beating around the bush, we’ve listed Sonos One and Echo (4th generation) as the first and second best smart speakers available today, beating out any other competition. This should tell you, at the very least, that you’re not making a bad purchase whichever one you choose. But these two intelligent hearing aids have very different traits when opposite each other.

Amazon Echo (4th generation) Sonos One
price list $100 dollars $ 200
Dimensions 5.7″ x 5.7″ x 5.2″, 2.14 lbs 4.69 x 4.69 x 6.36 inches, 4.08 lbs
Colors Charcoal, ice white, light blue Black and White
Healer AZ1 neural edge Unknown
Amplifiers 3-inch tweeter, 0.8-inch dual front-facing tweeters Class D digital amplifiers, 1 woofer, 1 mid woofer
microphones Six microphone group Six microphone group
Microphone On Indicator LED ring around the base one light on top
Bluetooth A2DP, AVRCP, BLE Mesh No, just BLE to setup
WIFI 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz) 802.11 b/g, 2.4GHz
Ethernet port number yes
3.5 mm line inside out yes number
Multiple pairing for stereo sound yes yes
Voice assistant support Built-in Alexa Built-in Google Assistant, built-in Alexa
smart home technology Zigbee smart home hub, Sidewalk Bridge Can control Alexa or Google Assistant compatible devices
Smart TV compatibility Pairs with the latest Fire TV hardware for audio output Can be paired with Apple TV via AirPlay 2
Dolby processing yes number
Chamber calibration Yes, it automatically adapts to room size Yes (TruePlay, iOS only)

Amazon Echo vs Sonos One: Showcase the sound quality

Sonos One

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The Sonos One was re-released in 2019 with an updated processor, memory, and connectivity, but its speakers remain the same. The original 2017 Sonos One review described the sound as “really good considering the size and price” and that it was “capable of putting out an amazing amount of sound” that works for a small living room or kitchen space.

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