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Sonos price increases from 23 Feb

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Just a heads up to anyone considering purchasing Sonos that the prices will increase across the range from 23 February: Sonos Play:1 £169 New price – £199 Sonos Play:3 £259 New price – £299 Son… Read More
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3m, 1w agoPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
Just a heads up to anyone considering purchasing Sonos that the prices will increase across the range from 23 February:

Sonos Play:1 £169 New price – £199
Sonos Play:3 £259 New price – £299
Sonos Play:5 £429 New price – £499
Sonos Playbar £599 New price – £699
Sonos Sub £599 New price – £699
Sonos Connect £279 New price – £349
Sonos Connect:Amp £399 New price – £499
Sonos Boost £79 New price – £99
Sonos Playbar Mount £35 New price – £39

Edit 13th Feb:

Confirmation now on Sonos website.

"Our prices are defined regionally. In the UK, this includes local taxation and import duties, but we pay for everything we make in US dollars.

Over recent months, there has been a significant change on the US Dollar to GBP exchange rate. As a result, our existing pricing has become unsustainable and, like many other companies, we have to increase prices for all products priced in GBP."
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3m, 1w agoPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
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#1
Thanks for the heads up. Was looking at getting a new 5 and a 1 at some point in the next few months so you've just saved me a few pennies.

Annoying that they're raising prices but perfectly understandable.
2 Likes #2
at the end of the day, most people cannot afford Sonos already so the price increase wont make any difference.
and if you can afford it...... it still wont make any difference !
#3
Technology going up in price is unusual
#4
g8spur
Technology going up in price is unusual

It's going to more widespread now in the UK, with the severely weaker pound.
#5
Perfectly understandable??? Absolute rubbish!!! Increasing the price by £100 for a Playbar that is already well below market standards is daylight robbery. Of course the price increase will make a difference - just have a read on the forums - I believe this will definitely impact their sales. Just because you could afford/justify it before, it does not mean that you will be able to now.
#6
This is sad :( But now gives me a deadline to buy the Playbar! Been saving up my Quidco cashback, just £50 short but not far off!
#7
(The other Sonos thread was deleted, but this is a response for Rhinopaul).

Probably tagging issues. I always add an album artist to my files to stop them splitting:

https://s7.postimg.org/tnozyr8az/Rhino_album.png

I'm featured on this track so it might get separated from the main album :p

Edited By: MBeeching on Feb 13, 2017 10:43
#8
Sonos need to be careful. They're selling 3+ year old tech and sticking the price up!?!

I have two Play1s but didn't buy a Playbar for £550 as it is starting to look dated and expensive vs the competition. At £699 you would have to be smoking something to buy it.
1 Like #9
Jabbatheput
Perfectly understandable??? Absolute rubbish!!! Increasing the price by £100 for a Playbar that is already well below market standards is daylight robbery. Of course the price increase will make a difference - just have a read on the forums - I believe this will definitely impact their sales. Just because you could afford/justify it before, it does not mean that you will be able to now.

I'm not going to argue over the quality because it's subjective but the facts are their the Pound is considerably weaker than it was and that has consequences.
1 Like #10
Those prices are incredibly high now... To get 5.1 your looking at 1800 now! And the 5.1 isn't even perfect without a passthrough Tv which is rare.

Hopefully sales will put them down to a more realistic price, I love the sound from my 5.1 sonos and was going to add more to the house but they are getting ridiculous now!

There's no way this won't affect sales in my opinion, maybe the UK isn't a big enough market to make a difference though ?
#11
chrisredmayne
Those prices are incredibly high now... To get 5.1 your looking at 1800 now! And the 5.1 isn't even perfect without a passthrough Tv which is rare.
Hopefully sales will put them down to a more realistic price, I love the sound from my 5.1 sonos and was going to add more to the house but they are getting ridiculous now!
There's no way this won't affect sales in my opinion, maybe the UK isn't a big enough market to make a difference though ?

People who buy Sonos products already pay a premium and there's not really a comparable solution on the market so I'm not sure how much they'll be negatively impacted.

Will be an interesting trend though with all tech products, especially the next iPhone.
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chrisredmayne
Those prices are incredibly high now... To get 5.1 your looking at 1800 now! And the 5.1 isn't even perfect without a passthrough Tv which is rare.
Hopefully sales will put them down to a more realistic price, I love the sound from my 5.1 sonos and was going to add more to the house but they are getting ridiculous now!
There's no way this won't affect sales in my opinion, maybe the UK isn't a big enough market to make a difference though ?
People who buy Sonos products already pay a premium and there's not really a comparable solution on the market so I'm not sure how much they'll be negatively impacted.
Will be an interesting trend though with all tech products, especially the next iPhone.

Well my system was around 1300 for the playbar, sub, and two play 1s. Got lucky on some discounts for all of them. I would not have paid an extra 500 for it so I don't know how right you are...
#13
If true those some hefty increases percentage wise. oO
1 Like #14
Cheers, brexiteers!
3 Likes #15
BigOrkWaaagh
Cheers, brexiteers!
You're welcome.
#16
thanks for posting.
#17
JohnnyUtah
If true those some hefty increases percentage wise. oO
it is true, its direct from Sonos's own website.
4 Likes #18
BigOrkWaaagh
Cheers, brexiteers!


Thanks. Proud leave voter here.
#19
I have never been impressed with all the Sonos systems I have heard (even the expensive ones).

Are they just meant to be for piped music around the house or serious music as they have never compared to a half decent HiFi for a fraction of the price?
1 Like #20
Dragon32
I have never been impressed with all the Sonos systems I have heard (even the expensive ones).
Are they just meant to be for piped music around the house or serious music as they have never compared to a half decent HiFi for a fraction of the price?

They're about quality and convenience.
#21
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Dragon32
I have never been impressed with all the Sonos systems I have heard (even the expensive ones).
Are they just meant to be for piped music around the house or serious music as they have never compared to a half decent HiFi for a fraction of the price?

They're about quality and convenience.


I can understand the convenience, but all the systems I have heard are not really quality when you compare them to a standard half decent separates system.
#22
Dragon32
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Dragon32
I have never been impressed with all the Sonos systems I have heard (even the expensive ones).
Are they just meant to be for piped music around the house or serious music as they have never compared to a half decent HiFi for a fraction of the price?
They're about quality and convenience.
I can understand the convenience, but all the systems I have heard are not really quality when you compare them to a standard half decent separates system.

Ok, but not everyone is going to be of that opinion. For many the quality is more than acceptable, and you have that convenience where you can have different units around the house all controlled from one app.
#23
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Dragon32
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Dragon32
I have never been impressed with all the Sonos systems I have heard (even the expensive ones).
Are they just meant to be for piped music around the house or serious music as they have never compared to a half decent HiFi for a fraction of the price?
They're about quality and convenience.
I can understand the convenience, but all the systems I have heard are not really quality when you compare them to a standard half decent separates system.

Ok, but not everyone is going to be of that opinion. For many the quality is more than acceptable, and you have that convenience where you can have different units around the house all controlled from one app.


Yes I guess it's more for convenience and being piped round the house and with a normal HiFi you have to be sat in the one room in a certain position between the speakers, but cannot really beat that for quality of sound and stereo image, but each way has their benefits.
#24
Another company using Brexit as an excuse to raise prices.

The GBP drops 17% since the vote so Sonos hikes their prices 25% - makes sense doesn't it?

The same goes for Apple with similar numbers for their downloads.

As above, I've never been impressed with their stuff and I'm even less impressed now.
#25
Thanks for the info. One more gadget I'd never buy to ignore again.
#26
freakstyler
Another company using Brexit as an excuse to raise prices.

The GBP drops 17% since the vote so Sonos hikes their prices 25% - makes sense doesn't it?

The same goes for Apple with similar numbers for their downloads.

As above, I've never been impressed with their stuff and I'm even less impressed now.


It actually makes perfect sense. Companies set their budgets yearly and will adjust their cost projections accordingly.

I don't have an issue with this personally but it is annoying that they will take a big swing the other way before they drop the prices again
#27
Jabbatheput
Perfectly understandable??? Absolute rubbish!!! Increasing the price by £100 for a Playbar that is already well below market standards is daylight robbery. Of course the price increase will make a difference - just have a read on the forums - I believe this will definitely impact their sales. Just because you could afford/justify it before, it does not mean that you will be able to now.

Everything not made in the UK will go up in price by 20%, it's why we voted to leave the EU - in order to make UK goods more competitive. Sonos won't be the only firm putting up prices.

Buy British!
#28
Just bumping in case anyone was planning to order but had forgotten (I know it's a bit late in the day!)
#29
knack
Just bumping in case anyone was planning to order but had forgotten (I know it's a bit late in the day!)
They weren't kidding were they? Was saving up, but now looking at alternatives. Anyone got any opinions on the Bose Soundtouch 10?
#30
They can keep em
#31
nick3245
Jabbatheput
Perfectly understandable??? Absolute rubbish!!! Increasing the price by £100 for a Playbar that is already well below market standards is daylight robbery. Of course the price increase will make a difference - just have a read on the forums - I believe this will definitely impact their sales. Just because you could afford/justify it before, it does not mean that you will be able to now.

Everything not made in the UK will go up in price by 20%, it's why we voted to leave the EU - in order to make UK goods more competitive. Sonos won't be the only firm putting up prices.

Buy British!


No it won't. The pound hasn't dropped 20% against all currencies. I do love it when people talk as if the Pound is the only currency in the world that has ever lost value.
#33
Dragon32
I have never been impressed with all the Sonos systems I have heard (even the expensive ones).
Are they just meant to be for piped music around the house or serious music as they have never compared to a half decent HiFi for a fraction of the price?
Have you heard them paired with a sub ? Brilliant sound
1 Like #34
Might be worth linking to an article that isn't nearly 5 months old.
#35
If the pound drops 20% vs the dollar, it's worth 0.8 of what it was before.
e.g. £500 is now worth £400 in USD.
US companies have stable overheads, priced in dollars. Let's say they need full value - they will now receive £400 of USD for something they need £500 for.
So they hike 25% to get from £400 to £500.

If we drop 30%, prices will hike 43%.
If we drop 40%, prices will hike 67%.
If we drop 50%, prices will double.

The currency decrease is pretty serious stuff.
#36
jay424
If the pound drops 20% vs the dollar, it's worth 0.8 of what it was before.
e.g. £500 is now worth £400 in USD.
US companies have stable overheads, priced in dollars. Let's say they need full value - they will now receive £400 of USD for something they need £500 for.
So they hike 25% to get from £400 to £500.
If we drop 30%, prices will hike 43%.
If we drop 40%, prices will hike 67%.
If we drop 50%, prices will double.
The currency decrease is pretty serious stuff.

Currrncy devaluation also has benefits for the economy and should encourage a more sustainable balance of trade rather than the massive year on year negative trade deficit the country has been running. Of course most Joe average doesn't really think about that sort of thing. Specifically on sonus i have always thought their products expensive for what they provide but then i run a 10plus year old rotel hifi seperates system, 20 year old castle speakers, old fashioned cds and a cheap Bluetooth adaptor to connect my phone if i want. Sounds better than a sonus speaker but cost more in its day.

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