The battle has began to win the race of Smart home speakers …. and everyone wants to win it by providing things at cheaper rate, highest quality, support to voice assistants (multiple it possible), integration with smart-home systems, multi-room connectivity and after-all the superior sound quality.
Here in this post we shall see review of both the most famous smart speakers.
What’s better in Sonos One than HomePod ?
- Multiple Voice Assistant Support by Sonos One: Alexa vs Siri
Sonos One uses Alexa and supports voice controls for Spotify and other streaming services
With voice control Sonos one allows you to play and control music from all sorts of music services, including Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, and TuneIn
Without voice control it is also compatible with Apple Music.
- In coming future Sonos is going to add Google Assistant and AirPlay 2 support, allowing use of Siri through your Apple devices.
- Vs HomePod, supports voice controls only for Apple Music!Amazon’s Alexa smart voice assistant, with more than 10,000 skills is definitely far better than Apple’s Siri assistantIn nutshell .. Sonos One allows you to access different voice assistants and services in the U.S., including Amazon’s own Music service, SiriusXM, Pandora, TuneIn, and Spotify, with Audible and iHeart Radio support [expected in 2018],
as against the Apple HomePod supporting only Apple Music and a few third-party services like “messaging, lists, and notes” apps.
- How do I use Siri on Sonon One?
- You can use any Siri-enabled device to give commands to the Sonos One
- What I mean is that you can’t directly give commonds to the Sonon One, but give the voice commands from an iOS or macOS devices
- Sonos app:
When you queue up an Apple Music playlist through Sonos app, the Sonos One will remember & play again anytime when you tell him to Play [valide till you do not switch to a different music service]
Sonos one is compatible with Android as well as Apple devices, just you need to download below apps for music control.
Sonos one app download –
Sonos Controller download from itunes
Sonos Controller for Android download
- Smaller & Cuter:
The Sonos One sized to 6.36″ x 4.69″, weighing 4.08 pounds as against HomePod 6.8″ x 5.6″, weighing 5.5 pounds.
Which means Sonos is sized little smaller than the HomePod, Smaller the cuter ?
Shapes being different, with Sonos rectangular vs HomdPod rounder shaped.
- How about the Drivers and tweeter arrays:
Sonos 1 : Features two class-D digital amplifiers with One tweeter + a mid-woofer controlled via Sonos’s TruePlay technology.
Homepod scores more in this area with its 7 beam-forming tweeter array, 4-inch Apple-designed woofer, and 6-microphone array.
I want to know more about Sonon One .. How is the Sound quality ?
- Yes, One can deliver Rich bass at lower volumes, which is one of the most important things for you to enjoy music a silent nights … Most of the websites as well as users have rated Sonos one sound quality as very good and amazing.
- After the HomePod is available in market we will be able to compare what Apple claims to be “Re-imagination of how music should sound in a home” Read more about Apple HomePod here… However as on March 2018 no much information is available on Sound quality (since still it is available as mono speaker only)
- Multi-room Audio support:
Sonos can connect over Wi-Fi with other compatible Sonos speakers to create a multi-room experience.
It allows to play same song on multiple speakers, or difference songs on different speakers or get coupled as Stereo system.
Finally the Price & Offers Battle in between Sonos One and Apple HomePod
Homepod is only applicable to those people who have everything apple within them, iPhone, Mac computer, iPad and finally Apple music subscription. And mind it still you will not be able to stream any third party audio apps from voice control.
Whereas Sonos one beats with good quality sound, multiple speaker connectivity, compatibility with all music streaming services, Android as well as Apple devices. and finally the price battle.
as on 1 March 2018 looks like Sonos want to take over with dazzling offer of two Sonos one Alexa-powered speakers for the price of a single Apple HomePod