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Echo Plus vs Sonos One

  • 15 October 2017
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Echo Plus seems like it dose so much more and is $50.00 cheaper,am I missing something?
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Best answer by upstatemike 15 October 2017, 18:51

Sonos One:

Probably better sound but how much better? For some use cases the difference might not be enough to matter so we will have to wait until October 31st to quantify the value of this.

Can be paired for stereo - Major Advantage!

Can be linked to a subwoofer - Major Advantage!

Can play music from local library - Major Advantage!

Airplay2 - Niche Advantage.

Supports many more music services - Niche Advantage (most people only use 1 or 2)

Good integration with Connected Home systems (as long as you use DLNA and steer clear of the new API)

Syncs with other Sonos devices.

Third party hard button remotes available


Echo Plus:

Syncs with other Echos using permanent named groups

Bluetooth Out - Niche Advantage - for Bluetooth headphones or speakers

Bluetooth In - Niche Advantage

Can be used as a speakerphone - Niche Advantage that may become major - can call other Echos (intercom), call any outside phone number, and can accept incoming calls or dial 911 on your land line ($40 adapter required.)

Built-in smart home hub - Niche Advantage

Line Out Jack - Niche advantage for headphones or to link to larger stereo, etc.

Available hard button remote that also acts to extend voice command range - Major Advantage
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Thanks for the replies...Sonos One it is.
Sonos One:

Probably better sound but how much better? For some use cases the difference might not be enough to matter so we will have to wait until October 31st to quantify the value of this.

Can be paired for stereo - Major Advantage!

Can be linked to a subwoofer - Major Advantage!

Can play music from local library - Major Advantage!

Airplay2 - Niche Advantage.

Supports many more music services - Niche Advantage (most people only use 1 or 2)

Good integration with Connected Home systems (as long as you use DLNA and steer clear of the new API)

Syncs with other Sonos devices.

Third party hard button remotes available


Echo Plus:

Syncs with other Echos using permanent named groups

Bluetooth Out - Niche Advantage - for Bluetooth headphones or speakers

Bluetooth In - Niche Advantage

Can be used as a speakerphone - Niche Advantage that may become major - can call other Echos (intercom), call any outside phone number, and can accept incoming calls or dial 911 on your land line ($40 adapter required.)

Built-in smart home hub - Niche Advantage

Line Out Jack - Niche advantage for headphones or to link to larger stereo, etc.

Available hard button remote that also acts to extend voice command range - Major Advantage
Syncs with other Sonos devices, dozens more music sources.
Vastly superior sound quality, ability to stereo pair, integrates with other voice control systems, Google Assistant, Airplay 2, far more music services, won’t be obsolete in three years...
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Other then the speaker quality.