Sonos Roam - Black

Regular price $313.46

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SKU: E-26899

Category: Bluetooth speakers, New Arrivals, Featured Product

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Estimated Delivery : October 04 - October 05

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  • Stream music and more over WiFi, and enjoy easy control with the Sonos app, Apple AirPlay 2, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant.
  • Use Bluetooth when you take this waterproof, lightweight, and durable speaker on the go.
  • Experience astonishingly clear and perfectly balanced sound with automatic Trueplay tuning.
  • Get up to 10 hours of continuous play time, and recharge with the included USB-C cable and any 7.5W (5V / 1.5A or 2.1A) or higher USB power adapter, or any Qi wireless charger.
  • Create a multiroom sound system with other Sonos speakers and enjoy music, TV, and more all around your home.

Product Attributes:

Attribute NameAttribute Value
Product Dimensions3.94 x 0.79 x 1.06 inches
Item Weight7.1 ounces
Item model numberROAM1US1BLK
Batteries1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)
Date First AvailableMarch 15, 2021
AvailabilitySold Out
Rating4 stars and up

Ratings & Reviews

Reviewed on September 18, 2022
The Roam is a small speaker, for which you're going to have to expect lower audio quality. This thing definitely does not have the somewhat richer sound of a One. Being able to pop the plug and take it with me is great and the battery life is excellent but the Roam has some pretty significant flaws that would make me not recommend it. It has very fine-grained volume controls yet everything below about 25% is almost completely inaudible. With other Sonos products you can comfortably set the volume to 10% and have an enjoyable listening experience. With the Roam you're going to literally wonder if it's on at all until you turn it up to about 28. It doesn't matter what source you use -- a test signal at full signal won't even be audible in the lower 20% of the volume band. This leads to the second problem: if you set the volume to a point where you can actually hear music, the Alexa voice is EAR SHATTERINGLY LOUD. If you set the volume to the point where Alexa isn't trying to make you have a heart attack, your music is inaudible. The software's a bit buggy as well. It can't be paired with any of your other speakers but it can be grouped with them. If you group the Roam with another speaker that's playing you have about a 50/50 shot of it just not doing anything at all. It'll be connected, the controls will respond, it'll be visible in the app as grouped, you just won't get any audio. After a little fooling around with it, you can sometimes work around the problem by starting the playback on the Roam and grouping something else to it. Adding the Roam to a group doesn't work reliably at all. Some other software bugs make this thing a bit less fun. While it remembers if it was last used in Bluetooth or in Sonos mode and will return to the selected mode when turned on again, it's not very reliable to switch between modes. This isn't something you normally have to do often unless you take your Roam out of the house a lot; just leaving it in the Sonos network is viable wherever your WiFi reaches. Take it on a trip, though, and you're going to spend the first 4 or 5 minutes trying to get it to actually switch into Bluetooth mode. Re-pairing the Bluetooth is similarly annoying. It doesn't pair with more than a single device so it's extra steps for switching who's DJing. This isn't a problem while the Roam is at home and participating in your Sonos setup, of course. My real complaint, though, and something that was exceedingly poorly documented when the product was released is that it DOES NOT PAIR WITH ANYTHING except another Roam. Battery life, as I said, is great. This comes at something of a cost, though: this sucker is way heavier than it looks. Personally, I'd have preferred half the (excellent!) battery life if it meant more room in there for better actual speakers. The audio is, really, barely passable at best and outright embarrassing for something Sonos branded. It is not tunable with TruePlay. It claims to have some kind of automatic TruePlay learning mode but I have not in any way noticed an improvement in the disappointing sound quality with it running. The Roam is definitely better than a no-name Bluetooth speaker you'd buy at Target. That faint praise is the strongest endorsement I can give it. If you want to pay nearly two Franklins for something that sounds pretty close to a $16 thing you bought when you went to pick up motor oil, the Roam is it.
Reviewed on June 24, 2021
I am an owner of two Sonos home speakers: the One and the One SL. These are amazing sounding speakers that are easy to use. While I love these speakers, they are not portable as they must stay plugged into an outlet in order to work. I looked at the Sonos Move but was turned off by the size of the speaker and the high price. Needless to say, when Sonos introduced the Roam, I was intrigued. I got it as a father's day gift and what follows are my thoughts on the new Sonos Roam. Sound My main concern with the Roam was that I noticed it was rather small and how that would effect the sound quality and loudness of the speaker. I was foolish for thinking this however. Sonos is known for having excellent sounding speakers and they would not jeopardize that reputation by putting out a new product that didn't adhere to their high audio standards. This speaker sounds amazing! Music sounds rich and full of depth. The clarity of the highs is excellent and the bass is surprisingly rich and full. Further to the point, the Sonos app allows you to tailor the sound to your liking, adding more of less treble and/or bass. I cannot overstate how pleased I am with the audio quality of this diminutive speaker. As a secondary point under sound, I was also concerned about how loud the speaker could get. Indoors, this little gem can get plenty loud and fill a large space with amazing sound. Outdoors, the Roam does a better than adequate job of projecting great music. I have taken it in my backyard while doing some yard work and it gets loud enough to hear and enjoy the music. However, I don't think Sonos designed this speaker to pump out the tunes at the pool party or at the beach like the EU Boom 3 or other larger bluetooth speakers. It can function adequately in that role but excels in smaller spaces and in overall sound quality. Functionality The speaker works seamlessly with my other two Sonos speakers via WiFi using the Sonos app. The ability to move the speaker all over the house is a major plus. I can configure the Roam to play alone or with either one or both of my other speakers. I love that versatility. The buttons have some straight forward uses and also are multi-functional, which can take some getting used to. For example, I have issues sometimes with the power button and how long to push it. Five seconds to turn it off, a quick push to put it in sleep mode to save power. Same with the play/pause button: once to pause music, twice to advance to the next song, three times to go back to previous song, press and hold for a second to put the speaker in bluetooth pairing mode, and press and hold and listen for a sound in order to be able to swap your music from the Roam to the closest Sonos speaker or vice versa. It has taken some getting used to initially but I'm getting the hang of it. The battery life is good but I wish it were better. I get about 8 hours of play time per charge. Charging is another small issue. Sonos includes a USB-C (plugs into speaker) to USB-A (plugs into charger) charging cable with the speaker, but they do not include a charging adapter to plug into the wall. Luckily, I have an Apple iPad USB-C to USB-C cable with a large 20w charging adapter that charges the Roam very quickly. I highly recommend the larger charging adapter to greatly reduce charging time. As a side note, the speaker can function fully while being charged. Airplay and bluetooth connectivity are straightforward and work well. I have not had any issues connecting the speaker via bluetooth to my phone, laptop and various other devices around my home. Form The speaker works in either a horizontal or vertical position with some claiming there is a difference in the sound. That is a matter of preference as I like both positions for different reasons. Horizontally, the speaker is designed to project the sound up and it seems to use the surface the speaker is sitting on to amplify the sound. Vertically it sounds great and it is much easier to access the control buttons on top. Ultimately, I love the design of the Roam because it is small, clean and elegant looking. In my opinion, the Sonos Roam is an excellent speaker because of its portability, convenience of use within my existing Sonos system, and its superb audio performance.
Reviewed on September 13, 2022
These are really amazing and they have such good sound and Dolby Atmos as well so that’s a win win situation, never really had my own Bluetooth speaker had to see how good these things were truly amazing what Sonos has to offer
Reviewed on September 01, 2022
The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars is the battery life. I wish it lasted longer on a charge.
Reviewed on June 28, 2022
I really like this speaker, it is unique in the market because it is small, portable, wireless (can connect to your wifi ) and Bluetooth capable. I love to use it at home as desktop airplay speaker. One thing I experienced one time is when the speaker reached ~40% battery the airplay connection started to failed, sound was cutting really bad and I was not able to play continuously. not even I turned off/on. Once I connected to the power the problem was fixed so I am not sure if that was a glitch or something real. A second thing I don't like is that currently you have to open the SONOS app to check the battery level while airplaying it , I wish you can do the same from the airplay menu maybe that is an apple problem. Difficult to write about sound quality, I can only tell how it sounds compare to a apple homepod mini (similar sound quality less loud) , Bose Micro soundlink (Sonos has much better sound quality and louder) Bose Mini soundlink (Sonos has better sound quality, less bass, less loud) JBL clip 4 (sonos has ultra much better quality ). Overall I think this is the best small/micro sound system in the market, don't buy JBL clip 4 or Bose micro soundlink those are trash compare to this one.
Reviewed on August 13, 2022
Great speaker. Clear and spaced sound. Great for golf cart.
Reviewed on September 19, 2022
Sounds great!! My husband love it!!