Your shopping carts may be full of fixings for stuffing and cranberry sauce, but Black Friday started early at Sonos, so make space for some of our favorite speakers, soundbars, and subwoofers. The sale runs through November 28, and with our favorite Sonos deals, it’s a great opportunity to build a surround sound setup.
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Unlike the Witch from Into the Woods, the Beam (Gen 2) is the Goldilocks of Sonos soundbars—good, nice, and just right. It’s not the most powerful soundbar from the brand, but it’s the best balance of sound and size for most living rooms. The Beam supports Dolby Atmos and voice assistants (Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri); it processes faster than its predecessor; and it’s incredibly sleek, whether on your shelf or mounted to the wall.
If the Beam is the best Sonos soundbar for most, the Arc (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is the upgrade pick. Our choice for home theater setups, the incredibly powerful Arc delivers deep bass and crisp sound. In certain rooms, the sound can bounce off walls well enough to mimic a respectable surround sound system. This soundbar is the most expensive in the Sonos line, so it’s a great opportunity to upgrade and save some cash in the process.
A soundbar can do a lot to improve your TV experience, but a subwoofer is a lovely addition to round out your sound. The Sub is pricey, but it’s worth it for the richer bass it delivers. You get a more balanced sound overall. If this is too expensive, check out the newer Sonos Sub Mini ($429).
Read our Best Smart Speakers guide for other recommendations.
When it comes to a good, old-fashioned, voice-controlled speaker, the Sonos One is our favorite. It can connect to your virtual assistants like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, adding an extra layer of utility, and it still delivers some of the best sound quality out there. If you don’t want the voice control option, you can snag the Sonos One SL for $159 ($49 off) (Target)—you’ll get all of the pros of the speaker with none of the privacy concerns.
Taking your tunes on the go? The Sonos Roam SL is a variation of one our favorite portable Bluetooth speakers. It has all the features and great sound quality we love in the regular Roam (9/10, WIRED Recommends) without the voice control. Unfortunately, the wireless charging pad ($49) isn’t included with the speaker, but with the money you save … it technically only costs $17. Sounds like a win-win to me.