The Speakers We Rate For Home Entertainment
The Speakers We Rate For Home Entertainment

The Speakers We Rate For Home Entertainment


Sonos is the brand that raised the bar for home entertainment – introducing modular sound systems that were as sleek as the audio they delivered. Today, its smart set-ups continue to lead the pack. Whether you’re drawing up your own Christmas wish list right now or buying for the family, here’s what Sonos could do for you…

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Why Choose Sonos?

Ever since at-home entertainment systems became accessible, Sonos has been leading the pack, thanks in part to its emphasis on design and build quality. Known for delivering exceptional sound quality through a range of wireless speakers and soundbars, its products offer seamless integration and multi-room capabilities, allowing users to create a synchronised audio experience throughout their home.

Once someone becomes a Sonos owner, they can add more speakers to build a fully integrated home sound system that’s connected by wi-fi and controlled by the Sonos app. Link the speakers in your bedroom and kitchen so your morning playlist or favourite radio show is already playing when you start making breakfast.

Interested? These are the starter speakers to know – they’ll work hard on their own or dovetail neatly into a bigger system in time…

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Move 2, £449

Best For Moving Around

An upgrade on a popular original, the Move 2 offers cutting-edge audio technology in a portable format. It provides spacious stereo sound, an impressive 24-hour battery life and is water resistant, making it suitable for indoor or outdoor use.


  • With automatic Trueplay tuning, Move 2 uses its microphones to analyse the unique acoustics of its surroundings and continually optimise the quality of its output. So, no matter where you are or what you play, you get the best listening experience.
  • It’s genuinely wireless – when you need to charge the battery, simply place the speaker on its wireless charging base, which is included.
  • Thanks to flexible customisation options and compatibility with both Bluetooth and wi-fi streaming, it seamlessly integrates into any existing Sonos systems.
  • Drop resistant.
  • Available in Olive, Shadow Black & Lunar White colourways.

Available to buy here


Era 100, £249

Best For Simplicity

The Sonos Era 100 is readymade for streaming podcasts or playing music in any room in the house. Featuring next-gen acoustics and new levels of connectivity, the Era 100 can transform any room with finely tuned stereo sound and rich bass. True musos can connect their turntables or other devices using an auxiliary cable and the Sonos line-in adapter and – as a next step – you can pair two in the same room for even richer stereo sound or immersive home-cinema surround sound.


  • The Era 100 offers outstanding sound quality in a compact, stylish design – it’s great for kitchen counters or bookshelves.
  • An easy wireless setup and user-friendly controls ensure hassle-free music streaming.
  • Humidity resistant, making it ideal for steamy kitchens.
  • Available in Black & White colourways.

Available to buy here


Beam (Gen2), £399 (was £499)

Best For Home Cinemas

The Sonos Beam (Gen2) soundbar allows users to immerse themselves in dynamic audio – imagine hearing planes soar above you, a film’s score engulf you or footsteps across the room. This new generation of Beam delivers richer, more immersive sound and support for Dolby Atmos – all from the same acoustic architecture. From music to films, the latest generation of Beam aims to enrich all your entertainment with powerful and precise sound from wall to wall.


  • Thanks to a faster processor, the Beam (Gen2) offers an even more immersive sound with enhanced depth and clarity. Its advanced phased speaker array precisely directs and localises sound, delivering a ‘lifelike’ experience. Enjoy crystal-clear dialogue for TV shows, films, and games, and stream music from all your favourite services. Meanwhile, advanced processing unlocks spatial audio, creating a virtual surround sound experience with best-in-class Dolby Atmos.
  • This newer Beam has a sleeker design, seamlessly blending into living spaces – over time, you can add a subwoofer and rear speakers for the ultimate immersive surround sound.
  • Available in Black & White colourways.

Available to buy here

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