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The best cheap Sonos speaker and soundbar deals for September 2022

Most would agree that Sonos offers some of the best speakers and soundbars available right now. That’s because Sonos makes speakers that – more often than not – offer great sound quality, support for all major streaming platforms, and simple multi-room functionality. Unfortunately, however, those incentives often come at a high price. Sonos products aren’t cheap and, outside of the occasional rogue discount, they rarely go on sale. Still, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to save at least a few dollars on Sonos gear.

If you’re comfortable buying refurbished, for example, you can save a decent amount. We also occasionally see sales on Sonos collaboration series with Ikea and discount bundles that include Sonos products, making it easy to set up a whole-home audio system while saving money. And, if you’re a student, Sonos offers a program you can join to get 15 percent off when you spend up to $2,500 on full-priced speakers and accessories.

Regardless of their existence, these deductions are difficult to find. That’s why we’ve curated a list of the best Sonos deals you can take advantage of right now. Here, we guide you through the best sales available, helping you get the best bang for your buck.

The best cheap Sonos speaker and soundbar deals for September

The Portable Roam offers the best water resistance of any speaker in the Sonos lineup.
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The Sonos Roam is one of the clearest, most fun portable speakers we’ve ever used, and we’d recommend it as a personal speaker for small gatherings. It offers a rugged design, relatively durable build, wireless charging, and support for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. It’s also compatible with Apple’s AirPlay 2, which lets you stream music from an iPhone, iPad or Mac over your home network. Plus, it’s the first Sonos speaker with an IP67 dust and water resistance rating, meaning you can use it in the bathroom or near pools.

However, while you can play Bluetooth audio across your entire Sonos system, unlike similar speakers, Sonos doesn’t let you pair the two in stereo when listening via Bluetooth. The ROM only offers about 10 hours of battery life, which isn’t great, and using the speaker’s Wi-Fi features outside your home can be a challenge.

Still, it’s a nice portable speaker that you can currently buy at Best Buy in refurbished condition for $139.99 instead of the $179 you’d normally pay for a new model. Sonos is also selling two discounted bundles that include the ROM if you’re interested in buying multiple devices, one that includes both ROMs for $338 ($20 off) and another that pairs it with the recently released Sonos Ray for $433 (a $35 discount). Finally, if you don’t mind opting for a Roam without a microphone, you can buy the Roam SL — which is identical to the Roam — in new condition for $159.

The best cheap Sonos speaker and soundbar deals for September

Sonos Rome (Revamped)

The Sonos Roam is a truly portable Sonos speaker built to withstand the elements. It also has wireless charging and supports AirPlay 2, Alexa and Google Assistant.

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The smaller Sonos One supports a range of music services and comes with a decent microphone.
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The second generation Sonos One is a small smart speaker with a good microphone for voice control. It emits impressively balanced, full-bodied sound for its size while integrating well with existing Sonos products. The 2017 speaker works with a wide variety of music services and supports both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, however, the process of setting up voice assistants can be complicated. The One also offers touch controls, as well as support for AirPlay 2, thanks to a post-launch software update.

At the moment, there are no deals available for the second-generation Sonos One. However, you can buy the Sonos One SL for less. It’s basically the same as the Sonos One and has similar sound quality, however, it lacks the always-on microphone and voice assistant support. The Sonos One SL normally sells for $199.99 new, but right now you can buy a pair in new condition from Sonos for $378 ($20 off). Alternatively, you can pick up the One SL in new condition from B&H Photo with the Sonos Ray for $643.10 instead of $676.95.

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The Sonos One SL is similar to the second-generation Sonos One, but without the always-on microphones and voice controls.
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Sonos One SL (Pack of Two)

The Sonos One SL is the same as the Sonos One, minus the always-on microphones and voice assistant integration.

A detail shot of the front of the Sonos Arc, showing the Sonos logo and several perforated holes in the outer casing.

The Sonos Arc works well as both a home theater soundbar and music speaker.
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The Sonos Arc is an all-in-one home theater soundbar that pairs well with large TVs, but works well as a music speaker. The 45-inch soundbar has powerful, immersive sound and is compatible with Dolby Atmos and a range of other audio formats, including TrueHD (for external Blu-ray players), Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Digital.

Like Sonos Roam, it also offers built-in support for Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple’s AirPlay 2. One drawback, however, is that you’ll need a recent 4K TV — perhaps one released after 2017 — that supports Atmos via HDMI. ARC to hear it best. We’ve noticed that surround sound doesn’t always work well in large rooms, which means it’s not particularly apartment-friendly, especially when combined with its size.

If you’re into bundles (and don’t mind spending more), Best Buy is selling an Arc with two Sonos One SL speakers and a third-generation Sonos Sub, a subwoofer that makes sure you stay low. Watch TV shows and movies for $1,946 ($103.96 off). You can buy an Arc with two One SLs without a Sonos sub for $1,237 ($62.97 off) at Best Buy, or an Arc with just a Sonos sub from Sonos for $1,568 ($80 off).

The best cheap Sonos speaker and soundbar deals for September

The new Sonos Five looks exactly like its brilliant predecessor, the Play:5.
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Sonos Five (2020) Deals

The Sonos Five replaces the Play:5 music speaker in 2020, but is actually almost identical to its excellent-sounding predecessor. It shares six custom-designed drivers inside, so it should deliver the same high-quality listening experience as the Play:5, ideal for large rooms or parties. Other than this, there are not many noticeable differences. Compared to the Play:5, Sonos says its successor offers increased memory and processing power, as well as a new wireless radio. There are also all-black or all-white options. Note, however, that the Sonos Five lacks a built-in microphone and support for Alexa and Google Assistant – the other speakers in the Sonos lineup offer.

The Sonos Five starts at $549, however, and you can buy the black model in refurbished condition at Best Buy right now for $494.99. You can buy two sets in new condition for around $1,048 instead of $1,098 from Sonos, B&H Photo and Best Buy. Sonos is additionally selling a turntable set that includes the Sonos Five and Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB turntables for $948 ($50 off).

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Sonos hifi set

Sonos’ so-called “HiFi Set” features five powerful Sonos speakers.

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Sonos Turntable Set

The turntable set includes the Sonos Five and a Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB turntable to which you can connect a speaker.

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The last-gen Sonos Beam offers great TV sound quality but, unlike the second-gen model, lacks support for Dolby Atmos.
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Sonos’ previous entry-level soundbar, the first-gen Sonos Beam, works as both a smart speaker and a soundbar for smart TVs with HDMI ARC. In our 2018 review we praised how well it improves TV sound quality, as well as how simple and easy it is to set up and use. It’s not as great as other standalone speakers in the Sonos lineup for just playing music, but as a general-purpose speaker, it’s a good buy, especially if you’re adding to an existing Sonos setup. The Sonos Beam also offers touch controls and support for Apple’s AirPlay 2, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, enabling hands-free commands.

As for the differences between the models, the first-generation Beam lacks the Dolby Atmos and eARC HDMI port support of the second-generation model. However, it remains a capable soundbar currently available in refurbished condition from Sonos for $319 instead of the $399 it sold for when it was new and more readily available.

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The Sonos Immersive Set comes with the second-generation Sonos Beam, which supports Dolby Atmos and HDMI eARC.
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In terms of bundles, both Best Buy and Sonos currently have some on offer. The Sonos Immersive Set, for example, includes the second-gen Beam, two Sonos One SL speakers and a Sonos sub. Normally $1,596, Best Buy is selling the same four-piece set as the Sonos for $1,506 ($90 off). The latter is selling the second-generation Beam with the One SL for $807 ($40 off) and the second-generation Beam with the third-generation Sub for $1,138 ($60 off).

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Sonos Immersive Set with Beam

The Sonos Immersive Set is a 3.1 surround sound bundle from Sonos that includes two Sonos One SL smart speakers, a second-gen Sonos Beam and a Sonos Sub.

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The Sonos Move is powerful but tall and relatively heavy for a portable speaker.
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The Sonos Move delivers the same loud, powerful sound as the Sonos One, but with slightly more volume. However, unlike one, it’s better at distributing sound throughout the room, so you don’t need to find the perfect spot in your home to hear it well. We’ve found it to be fantastic whether you’re in the living room or out in the park.

However, the Move Sonos definitely works as a portable speaker, perfect for moving around your home. This is especially true when compared to the new Sonos Rom, which means the 10-inch speaker weighs 6.6 pounds and is a bit of a challenge to lug around while traveling. Plus, its battery only lasts 10 hours on a single charge — which is shorter than many other Bluetooth speakers on the market — which means it doesn’t make for the best portable speaker.

If you want a great sounding Sonos speaker, you can take it to your garage, living room, patio or any other room in your home. It comes with features like IP56 weatherproofing and supports Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s AirPlay 2, not to mention seamless integration with other Sonos devices.

If the Move sounds like a better fit for you than the Roam, you can currently buy a refurbished model from Best Buy for $351.99 instead of the $399.99 it sells for new. You can buy both the Roam and the Move from Sonos for $548. Alternatively, Sonos is selling the Move with Sonos One for $588 instead of $618, and the Move and Arc for $1,238 ($60 off).

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Sonos Move (Revamped)

The Sonos Move is a large speaker designed to be moved around the house or used outside in the yard. It offers powerful sound and full support for countless streaming apps through the Sonos app.

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Portable set

The portable set includes a larger Sonos Move speaker with a lighter, more portable Sonos Rom Bluetooth speaker.

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