The Best Sonos for Bedroom

Best Sonos for Bedroom

The Sonos range of speakers and home sound systems promises to deliver brilliant sound that is clear, rich in details, and surrounds the room at any volume. The company is well known for its beautifully designed speakers, which are elegant in design and extremely easy to install and use.

The set-up process barely takes a few minutes and can be easily controlled through applications such as the Sonos App, Apple AirPlay 2, and Voice listen. Are you currently looking for an audio system for your bedroom? Do you need more clarity on which Sonos speaker would be best suited for your bedroom?

Keep reading this article as it will provide you with details of various Sonos speakers and home sound systems to help you make a perfect choice.

Further reading: What is Sonos? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Wireless Sound System

Installation and Connectivity

Setting up your Sonos speaker to your home network is extremely easy and essential for you to start streaming music, shows, podcasts, and more.

All you need is a source of power where you can plug in your speakers. Apart from a power source, your Sonos sound system will also need a stable Wi-Fi connection for you to start streaming and the Sonos application.

Download the Sonos application on your mobile device or tablet and connect the speakers to your home Wi-Fi connection.

Streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music can be added to the Sonos Application for you to control everything from a single application. If you have more than one Sonos speaker at home, you can group them together by connecting them so that the speakers can play together in sync.

Speakers in different rooms can be synced too! You could be playing a song in your bedroom and the kitchen at the same time.

Sometimes you might not be in a location where Wi-Fi is available, or your Wi-Fi connection may be down for some reason. You will not be able to stream music directly through your Sonos speaker if there is no Wi-Fi. However, it does not mean that you cannot listen to any music.

The Bluetooth facility allows you to listen to music through your phones or tablet when you are in an area without Wi-Fi. Simply turn on the Bluetooth of your sound system and pair it with your mobile device or tablet and start playing music.

In order to identify the best Sonos sound system for your bedroom, you need to know exactly what it is you need. The amount you are willing to spend, the size of the room, compatibility of your Television set, Wi-Fi connections, utility needs, etc. are some pointers to keep in mind while searching for the right Sonos system for your house.

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BEST SONOS FOR BEDROOM

1. Sonos Arc

The Sonos Arc is a premium smart soundbar specifically designed for television, music, gaming, and more. The Sonos Arc enables you to bring your entertainment to life. The Dolby Atmos gives you a cinematic experience at home. This soundbar is best suited for Television sets that are larger than 49 inches.

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Appearance

The Sonos Arc features eleven high-performance drivers, which provide users crisp highs, high-powered midranges, and astonishing bass.

The Arc is slim and good to look at and can be discreetly mounted on your wall or placed atop a piece of furniture without sticking out like a sore thumb.

The Sonos Arc is 3.4 inches in height, 45 inches in width, and 4.5inches in depth. It is available in two colors, Black and White. Both colors come with a matte finish.

Sound & Music

Sonos Arc’s Dolby Atmos creates an immersive and precise 3D sound environment that lets you enjoy shows, gaming, listening to music and movies. The Arc has upward-firing drivers that create a multi-dimensional sound that moves around the room, making every whisper and explosion of your show sound extremely clear, deep, and detailed.

Trueplay tuning technology helps optimize the sound according to the specific acoustics of the room where the soundbar is placed. The Arc boasts of five horizontally phased-array channels that help deliver sound to your ears from all around you at the right moment.

Voice Control

The Sonos Arc comes with built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa functions which allow you to use voice commands to complete actions such as playing music, setting your alarms, looking up the weather, and searching for news.

After connecting your Arc to the Wi-Fi, you can easily stream thousands of songs, radio channels, and podcasts from platforms such as Spotify, Sonos App, and Apple AirPlay 2 when your television is turned off.

Features

The Sonos arc comes with an HDMI ARC port that allows you to connect your TV to the speaker through an HDMI Cable. It also comes with an Ethernet Port. The speakers can be connected to your Wi-FI network as well. It supports Apple AirPlay 2. However, it does not come with a Bluetooth function, so it is not possible to play music through Bluetooth when your Wi-Fi network is down, and you do not own an Apple tablet or mobile phone.

2. Sonos Beam

Smaller than the Sonos Arc, the Sonos Beam is a compact soundbar designed for Television music and other entertainment forms. The smart soundbar offers high-quality sound and provides clear, detailed, and high definition sound at any volume. The Sonos beam is best suited for Television sets that are smaller than 49 inches. It is smaller in size and comparatively cheaper than the Sonos Arc.

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Appearance

The Sonos beam has a modern design and is compact in size. It has been specially created so that the Beam can be placed elegantly in any corner of the house without taking up too much space.

The soundbar has capacitive touch controls for volume, play and pause, and mute on its top panel.

It has an LED light whose function is to indicate whether the soundbar is receiving voice commands or if it is on mute. The soundbar is very plain to look at and does not stand out.

It is 2.70 inches in height, 25.625 inches in width, and 3.94 inches in depth. It comes in the colors black and white.

Sound & Music

Specially designed by Oscar-winning sound engineers, the Sonos beam enhances the sound of human voices for you always clearly to hear and follow movies and shows without any confusion.

Its Speech Enhancement option allows you to listen to dialogues and whispers in extreme clarity.

Sonos Beam’s five far-field microphone technology provides echo cancellation and advanced beamforming. Packed with four woofers, the Beam delivers deep and rich bass along with proper playback of mid-range frequencies.

You can choose to control your bass and treble by using the controls and customize it according to your preferences and the setup of your room

Voice Control And Pick-Up

Similar to the Arc, the Sonos Beam also comes with built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, which allows users to play music, check the news, set alarms, and get the information completely hands-free. You can play anything on your Sonos Beam with the help of voice commands.

Features

The soundbar comes with an HDMI ARC port for your HDMI cables and an Optical Audio Adapter to connect to your Television set. The Sonos Beam is also compatible with Wi-Fi and Apple Airplay 2.

The Sonos application brings together all streaming, voice, and control services and allows you easily browse through their music, radio, podcasts, and audiobooks and switch from one platform to the other with ease.

The app allows you to use applications such as amazon music, Spotify, and apple music too. You can easily stream music and podcasts from your favorite online streaming platforms. The Sonos Beam does not have a Bluetooth option.

3. Sonos One

The Sonos One is a powerful smart speaker which is perfect for any room in your house. It is extremely compact in size and can be comfortably placed anywhere without taking up too much space. You could place it on your kitchen countertop, or your bedside table. The speaker is resistant to humidity so you could even take it with you to your bathroom.

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Appearance

Small and compact in design, the Sonos One speaker is 6.36 inches in height, 4.69 inches wide, and 4.69 inches in depth.  It comes in two colors, White with a white matte grille finish and Black with a black matte grille finish. It has capacitive touch controls on its top-panel for volume control, play and pause, and mute

Sound & Music

The Sonos One comes with a mid-woofer that ensures faithful playback of mid-range frequencies and provides deep and rich bass. Its tweeter gives a crisp and clear high-frequency response at all times. The Sonos One comes with two Class-D digital amplifiers, which are perfectly tuned to match the speaker drivers and acoustic architecture.

Voice Control & Pick-Up

The Sonos One’s far-field microphone array captures your voice commands clearly and provides noise cancellation. It comes with both Google Assistant as well as Amazon Alexa so that you can easily play music, set alarms, etc through the help of voice commands.

Features

The Sonos One comes with an Ethernet port and Wi-Fi connectivity. It is also compatible with Apple AirPlay 2. Similar to the Beam and Arc it too does not come with a Bluetooth connectivity function.

4. Sonos One SL

The Sonos One SL is exactly the same as the Sonos One. It has the same appearance, dimensions, and features. The only difference is that it does not have a microphone and does not support voice commands.

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Pairing Multiple  Sonos Devices For An Amazing Sound Experience

Sonos speakers and sound systems have been designed in a manner where users can pair two or three speakers together. You can create a Stereo Sound system by pairing Two Sonos Ones together in the same room. Doing this helps you create stereo separation for a more detailed sound experience.

Apart from this, one could also pair two Sonos One SLs with a Sonos Beam or Sonos to play bar create a home theatre surround sound setting. Below are a few home theatre sets that you could buy for your bedroom to create a home theatre environment.

Surround Set (Sonos Arc)

The Sonos Surround set includes a Sonos Arc, Two Sonos One SLs, and a Generation 3 Sonos Sub. The set comes in two colors of White and Black and costs 1856$. The speakers and soundbar bring out a cinematic surround sound experience, while the wireless subwoofer delivers deep and bold bass when connected to your Sonos system.

Entertainment Set (Sonos Arc)

This set includes the Sonos Arc and the Sonos Sub. This entertainment set comes for 1498$

Surround Set (Sonos Beam)

This Sonos Surround set includes a Sonos Beam, Two Sonos One SLs, and a Generation 3 Sonos Sub. The set costs 1359$.

Entertainment Set (Sonos Beam)

This set includes the Sonos Beam and the Sonos Sub. It is a perfect set for bedrooms as it takes up less space than the surround set while providing a proper bass and sound experience. The entertainment set comes for 1098$

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You do not always have to buy all the products in the sets mentioned above. The best way to select a sound system for your bedroom is to first figure out your budget and the needs of your room.

One could just buy a Sonos soundbar and still enjoy a lovely sound experience without having to spend too much money on other products such as wireless woofers.

If you do not have a Television set in your bedroom, you could just purchase a Sonos One for your bedroom to listen to music and podcasts or to set alarms.

Don’t have a Wi-Fi connection in your bedroom? No problem. The best thing about Sonos is that they have multiple products with different features that are available.

Simply purchase a portable Sonos speaker with a Bluetooth function so you can listen to music on your Sonos speaker. There is no paucity of options for you, and you need not always have to buy the products mentioned in this article. Simply go to their website and check out the speakers they have online and decide for yourself.

Levi Alston
I write dozens of helpful informational articles based on topics that I have identified again and again throughout my research and work experience. I am here to help you find the right smart speaker.