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Sonos Roam review: specs and price

Sonos Roam

Why is Sonos Roam better than the average?

  • Volume
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    624.96cm³vs4098.19cm³
  • Drivers count
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    4vs2.05
  • Bluetooth version
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    5vs4
  • USB ports
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    2vs1
  • Number of microphones
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    1vs0.8
  • Weight
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    430gvs1.41kg
  • Width
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    62mmvs188.86mm
  • Thickness
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    60mmvs96.48mm

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User reviews

Overall Rating

Sonos Roam
6.0
1 User reviews
Sonos Roam
6.0/10
1 User reviews

Features

Build quality

8.0/10
1 votes

Sound quality

8.0/10
1 votes

Design

6.0/10
1 votes

Value for money

2.0/10
1 votes

Portability

8.0/10
1 votes

Comments

Ted

Ted

3 months ago

6 / 10

Solid speaker, not great value

Ted

Ted

3 months ago

6 / 10

The Sonos roam is a small, well-built portable speaker that provides solid mid-range sound at a fairly high price that is hampered by some usability issues. To start, setup requires installation of the Sonos app on a wireless device (with a boatload of permissions required.) Very frustrating to not simply be able to connect through Bluetooth right out of the box. Barely visible controls add to the frustration - black on black slightly raised icons on a rubbery endpiece make it difficult to see or feel the controls buttons. Finally, for that price, the lack of input options limits its uses. Overall, I've had speakers at a fraction of the price that have similar sound quality that are easier to use and have a better range of useful features.

Pros

  • Solid build
  • , Nice sound in small package.

Cons

  • Need to setup with app
  • Barely visible controls
  • Lack of input options
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Design

1.Ingress Protection (IP) rating

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The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
2.volume

624.96cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
4.driver unit size

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The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a subwoofer
Sonos Roam
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
3.highest frequency

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The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
4.lowest frequency

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The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
5.audio output power

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Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
A passive radiator is a type of driver (speaker) that doesn't have a voice coil and a magnet. The sound vibrations produced by a passive radiator depend on its mass and the size of its enclosure. It is usually used in combination with a woofer to produce deep bass tones.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
9.Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)

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Signal-to-noise ratio is a measure that compares the level of a desired signal (meaningful information) to the level of background noise (unwanted signal), the bigger the less perceived noise.

Power

1.battery power

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
3.charge time

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
8.operating power consumption

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How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
9.annual power consumption

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The more power per year a device consumes, the less energy efficient it is, making it more costly over time.

Connectivity

1.multipoint count

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Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.has an AUX input
Sonos Roam
An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack, i.e for MP3 or portable DVD/CD player.
6.has LDAC
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LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
7.has aptX Adaptive
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aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
8.has aptX HD
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aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.

Features

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
4.Has a radio
Sonos Roam
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
5.Has voice prompts
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With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The power bank feature allows you to use the battery to charge other devices, such as your smartphone.
8.has a sleep timer
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A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.

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