2 x Sonos One Voice Controlled Smart Speakers (White or Black) £349 at John Lewis
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2 x Sonos One Voice Controlled Smart Speakers (White or Black) £349 at John Lewis

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Found 26th Jan
Bundle deal to counteract launch of Apple's new smart speaker and the best deal I've seen since the Christmas offers. I've been tracking the Sonos twitter feed and it looks like this same deal will come to Amazon too at some point. These are great speakers and are at the premium end of the smart speaker range.
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Most confusing comments section ever! which one or 1 is this for, is it for 2 one's or 2 1's, or just 1 one plus a 1 to make a set of 2 (two) to get the deal do i have to buy one twice or can i buy two 1's together once?XD
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Thanks for sharing your first deal post @beavo I've added some additional info to the deal title for you too
Get two of the first generation Sonos 1 and save £50

SONOS PLAY:1 Smart Wireless Speaker, Black amazon.co.uk/dp/…1NM

That's if Alexa isn't a key purchasing driver

However, good price for two so heat given.
speedfire6615 m ago

Get two of the first generation Sonos 1 and save £50SONOS PLAY:1 Smart …Get two of the first generation Sonos 1 and save £50SONOS PLAY:1 Smart Wireless Speaker, Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FMS1KO0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_0jTAAb120W1NMThat's if Alexa isn't a key purchasing driver :)However, good price for two so heat given.


Not that good because you could get two for £268 literally 2 weeks ago. By contrast this deal works out cheaper then the £180 each when were on sale.
cantonbean13 m ago

Not that good because you could get two for £268 literally 2 weeks ago. By …Not that good because you could get two for £268 literally 2 weeks ago. By contrast this deal works out cheaper then the £180 each when were on sale.


But you are referring to past deals... Surely this is the best one now (for 2nd gen) in a pair?
speedfire664 m ago

But you are referring to past deals... Surely this is the best one now …But you are referring to past deals... Surely this is the best one now (for 2nd gen) in a pair?


That’s not a deal as £150 is the standard price everywhere for the 1. This is a deal because the standard price is £199 and cheapest has been is £180 but this works out at £175 each. For me a deal should save money on standard price.
The previous deals were for the PLAY one, which don't have the voice assistant. This is Sonos new smart speaker so definitely a big deal
andymacrae7819 m ago

The previous deals were for the PLAY one, which don't have the voice …The previous deals were for the PLAY one, which don't have the voice assistant. This is Sonos new smart speaker so definitely a big deal



Alexa on the Sonos One is terrible. Other than Alexa the Play1 and Sonos One are the same, it's not a 2nd gen item. Stick to the Play 1 and get an Echo Dot if you want voice control
Same price in Richer Sounds
Not as good as the Currys Xmas deal of 2 of these for £300

This isn't a deal as such.....this will be the regular price going forward for two of these.
maxamus0076 m ago

Not as good as the Currys Xmas deal of 2 of these for £300 This isn't a …Not as good as the Currys Xmas deal of 2 of these for £300 This isn't a deal as such.....this will be the regular price going forward for two of these.


Wasn't that the play 1? This is the one
People need to understand what model they are commenting on before posting. This is a great price for the Sonos One. If you are not bothered about the Voice assistance built in, buy the Play:1.
trickytree19848 m ago

Wasn't that the play 1? This is the one



No, it was this one as I bought 3 for £450
Most confusing comments section ever! which one or 1 is this for, is it for 2 one's or 2 1's, or just 1 one plus a 1 to make a set of 2 (two) to get the deal do i have to buy one twice or can i buy two 1's together once?XD
I can see Sonos changing the name before long to counteract all the dullards complaining the price has increased again to £199 per unit RRP.

That or a pictogram
Same deal at Sonos.com, it's on until 4th April apparently.
Yep, was about to say I got an email from Sonos with this deal also from them directly.
daver771 h, 50 m ago

Alexa on the Sonos One is terrible. Other than Alexa the Play1 and Sonos …Alexa on the Sonos One is terrible. Other than Alexa the Play1 and Sonos One are the same, it's not a 2nd gen item. Stick to the Play 1 and get an Echo Dot if you want voice control


Have found Alexa on the Play One really good! Got an Echo dot in one room and Play One in the other and they behave exactly the same...
daver771 h, 51 m ago

Alexa on the Sonos One is terrible. Other than Alexa the Play1 and Sonos …Alexa on the Sonos One is terrible. Other than Alexa the Play1 and Sonos One are the same, it's not a 2nd gen item. Stick to the Play 1 and get an Echo Dot if you want voice control


Daver77. Can you expand on your comment that 'Alexa on this is terrible' .... in what respect is the implementation not good? Surely the quality of the speaker is excellent, so that only leaves the microphone .... is that the weakness?
Brilliant speakers, alexa integration is good and will improve over time.
I've not got the Sonos One but Alexa is not exactly the same as it is on the Echo or Dot. For example, you can't play Audible books on it. TBH, with the amount of people now buying these I'm sure it'll get to the same level as the Echo but from reading reviews and user reviews it doesn't seem quite there yet.
daver772 h, 9 m ago

Alexa on the Sonos One is terrible. Other than Alexa the Play1 and Sonos …Alexa on the Sonos One is terrible. Other than Alexa the Play1 and Sonos One are the same, it's not a 2nd gen item. Stick to the Play 1 and get an Echo Dot if you want voice control



I disagree , The voice pick up is far superior to my echo Dots and to my New Echo Gen 2. I now even prefer the fact the Sonos ONE makes a little chime / Bleep to inform you its picked up your voice prior to you isssuing commands - Picks up my voice far far better than any Amazon product.
Also works perfectly with, Spotify, Phillips Hue Lights and my Nest thermsostat.

So no way terrible in my opinion.
buybuybuy38 m ago

Daver77. Can you expand on your comment that 'Alexa on this is terrible' …Daver77. Can you expand on your comment that 'Alexa on this is terrible' .... in what respect is the implementation not good? Surely the quality of the speaker is excellent, so that only leaves the microphone .... is that the weakness?



Well yeah the speaker is great, that is Sonos. The mic for me was poor compared to the Echo Dot. Voice control of music just didn't work for me, I would say a command to stop for example and it would say no music is playing. Maybe these bugs have been fixed since. Also some skills did not work as well and some did not work at all.

The major issue for me was the Sonos Alexa skill itself, if you say the wake word it will silence all Sonos speakers in your house. So if someone has music playing in their bedroom and you say "Alexa...." to the downstairs Sonos One, it will silence the bedroom Sonos too.
Edited by: "daver77" 26th Jan
daver774 m ago

Well yeah the speaker is great, that is Sonos. The mic for me was poor …Well yeah the speaker is great, that is Sonos. The mic for me was poor compared to the Echo Dot. Voice control of music just didn't work for me, I would say a command to stop for example and it would say no music is playing. Maybe these bugs have been fixed since. Also some skills did not work as well and some did not work at all.



Thanks Daver99. I already have an echo dot but was tempted by this 'tidier' solution. Will leave it a while I think.
daver7710 m ago

The major issue for me was the Sonos Alexa skill itself, if you say the …The major issue for me was the Sonos Alexa skill itself, if you say the wake word it will silence all Sonos speakers in your house. So if someone has music playing in their bedroom and you say "Alexa...." to the downstairs Sonos One, it will silence the bedroom Sonos too.


Yeah that's the reason I had to turn off the Sonos Skill. It was so annoying when other people in the house area controlling lights via Alexa and the music in my room was constantly getting muted. Ridiculous that this can't be turned off via Group/Room.
maxamus0072 h, 30 m ago

Not as good as the Currys Xmas deal of 2 of these for £300 This isn't a …Not as good as the Currys Xmas deal of 2 of these for £300 This isn't a deal as such.....this will be the regular price going forward for two of these.


So we need a time machine and pure guess work then ...going forward.
rickj26th Jan

So we need a time machine and pure guess work then ...going forward.


No what you need is common sense.

This item has been on offer in the past at a better rate so chances are it will drop again.

Like I said before, this is not a deal as this is now the regular price for 2 Sonos Ones.
greencode1 h, 12 m ago

Yeah that's the reason I had to turn off the Sonos Skill. It was so …Yeah that's the reason I had to turn off the Sonos Skill. It was so annoying when other people in the house area controlling lights via Alexa and the music in my room was constantly getting muted. Ridiculous that this can't be turned off via Group/Room.



aparently sonos are looking at this. i saw a post on the forum that mentioned they are working with amazon on the "ducking" issue.
Same price everywhere but i would buy from smarthomesounds, same price but offer free next day delivery, even a saturday and they also have excellent customer serivce. not to mention 6 year warranty on the kit.
andyneouk17 m ago

aparently sonos are looking at this. i saw a post on the forum that …aparently sonos are looking at this. i saw a post on the forum that mentioned they are working with amazon on the "ducking" issue.


Ha. Sonos are working on everything. They do have a thing where they say they're working on something or something is coming soon and then about 2 years later it happens!
Think Apple will be taking all the sales now
daver7714 m ago

Yeah, I raised it on their forum. Their forum is weird, i'm sure all the …Yeah, I raised it on their forum. Their forum is weird, i'm sure all the top posters are Sonos employees


That particular poster, jgatie, jumps on every thread that dares to suggest anything other than perfection from Sonos and then batters contributors into submission.

I wouldn't buy Sonos if I wanted Alexa-abilities. Buy them because they are great speakers, but don't buy them based on any promises that Sonos make because they are stubborn and unresponsive as a company. They cancelled Audible integration without any warning (after marketing the products as having it) and have taken 2+ years to get around to addressing it (and it's still not fixed).

They do, however, make ace speakers.
iknowwhere2look22 m ago

Think Apple will be taking all the sales now



Or not...because SIRI is second rate. The Sonos will support google assistant soon, making it much more attractive. And the Homepod costs £349....for 1!!!

The only people buying the homepod will be iSheep. Granted, there are quite a lot of people with more money than sense.
Edited by: "trickytree1984" 26th Jan
maxamus0071 h, 41 m ago

Like I said before, this is not a deal as this is now the regular price …Like I said before, this is not a deal as this is now the regular price for 2 Sonos Ones.


Ther is no way you can know this unless you're psychic. The play 1 was frequently put on special reduced price offers by Sonos then returned to full price.
daver7726 m ago

Yeah, I raised it on their forum. Their forum is weird, i'm sure all the …Yeah, I raised it on their forum. Their forum is weird, i'm sure all the top posters are Sonos employeeshttps://en.community.sonos.com/amazon-alexa-and-sonos-229102/please-fix-that-ducking-feature-6792035Other issue for me was the wake-word, only Alexa on the Sonos One, you can't change it to Echo/Computer. My kids name sounds too similar so no good for me. Also, everytime Brexit is mentioned on TV it triggers!



hmmm i have a echo dot in my living room and various sonos speakers around the house and randomly the sonos "ducks". i wonder if its because brexit is mentioned on the tv next to the dot haha
Great speakers, highly recommend these!

Nice first post OP
FinbarMcDougal26th Jan

Ther is no way you can know this unless you're psychic. The play 1 was …Ther is no way you can know this unless you're psychic. The play 1 was frequently put on special reduced price offers by Sonos then returned to full price.


Already dropped to £300 at Amazon.....
Told you it would drop. Others will follow suit
daver775 h, 13 m ago

Alexa on the Sonos One is terrible. Other than Alexa the Play1 and Sonos …Alexa on the Sonos One is terrible. Other than Alexa the Play1 and Sonos One are the same, it's not a 2nd gen item. Stick to the Play 1 and get an Echo Dot if you want voice control


Totally agree, we previously had a full size Echo (v1), and it was better at picking up commands than the sonos one. We have to shout or repeat thealexa commands for the sonos to take action
maxamus0076 m ago

Already dropped to £300 at Amazon..... Told you it would drop. Others will …Already dropped to £300 at Amazon..... Told you it would drop. Others will follow suit


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Got a link for that £300 deal?
maxamus0076 m ago

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2-x-sonos-one-speakers-300-discount-applied-at-checkout-amazon-2884070


Graet, thanks. Looks like it may be an error but purchased anyway with fingers crossed.
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