Sonos is a name almost synonymous with premium audio quality. The brand always comes up with unique products with maintained simplicity and beautiful design. But, of course, excellent quality is also a promise, and Sonos never fails to deliver.
The company has vastly improved its product lineup since we reviewed a product. The Sonos S5 from a decade ago offered an ultimate streaming experience. Today, we are learning about the SONOS ROAM SL, which we believe is miles ahead. It is a follow-up to the Sonos Roam released last year.
The new Roam SL speaker from Sonos is ready for the outdoors. It is lightweight and boasts a compact form, so you can bring it anywhere with you. It can also be a great companion when you go camping or trailing, especially with its long-lasting battery. Over ten hours of continuous audio playback is possible with the built-in rechargeable battery.
This one can be an ideal Bluetooth speaker for every room in your house because it is easily controllable via a compatible app. You can set up additional Sonos speakers around the home for multiroom listening and more detailed sound. In addition, you can group the Sonos speakers in a system to listen everywhere in your house. All you need is a reliable WiFi network so the audio setup will work.
Like most Sonos speakers, this one works with the Sonos app, so this means you have freedom of control. You can easily connect to your favorite streaming services, including Sonos Radio. Play your favorite songs on the speaker straight from your smartphone or tablet. The play/pause/skip/repeat buttons will make it easier for you to enjoy listening to music wherever you are. Controlling the treble, bass, and other audio frequencies is also possible right on the app.
Wireless music is not just a fad because it has become a standard feature of speakers. The challenge for every manufacturer is how to make connections reliable and fast. You will rarely get a spotty wireless speaker compared to in the early days. Those speakers available now in the market no longer break up or skip.
The Sonos Roam SL gets an IP67 rating which means the device is waterproof. It has button controls, WiFi, Bluetooth connectivity, and a battery that can last beyond ten hours and it also offers support for Apple AirPlay 2. The speaker is rugged and durable enough and can survive a drop from a certain height. This rugged durability also tells us the Sonos Roam SL can be submerged under one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. The small speaker is primed for all types of terrain and weather, so you do not have to worry about it being damaged.
Sonos Roam SL is ready for all your listening adventures, whether you want to liven up a party, wind down after a hard day at work, or while going for a peaceful walk in the woods. Your chill time at the beach or by the pool can also be a spectacular time with your favorite music blaring from the Bluetooth speaker.
The unmatched Sonos experience is a guarantee together with seamless listening over WiFi or Bluetooth. The speaker also works as an intelligent companion because it offers Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Reliability and speed are provided as the speaker connects to the WiFi network at home. The Bluetooth speaker then searches for devices and pairs with them quickly.
Sonos ROAM SL is shaped like a curved prism–looking like a very chunky and large Toblerone you want to bring on your next camping trip. Color choice is only between two choices: Shadow Black and Lunar White. Both colors come in a matte finish for that minimalist yet elegant look and feel. The device is small, but it can offer depth and clarity, thanks to precision-engineered acoustics. Sonos is defying expectations with the Roam SL, so we believe it is worth the $159 price tag.
Compared to the previous model from the same Sonos lineup, this one boasts a more redefined design. It can match any interior and fit every corner of your room. It is lightweight and compact, therefore, easy to carry. The ergonomics of the speaker is basic yet offers efficiency to the user.