If someone asks you whether you should buy a Sonos speaker on Black Friday—especially if it’s part of a Black Friday deal or Cyber Monday sale—there’s only one answer and one answer: yes.
The thing about Sonos speakers is this: They’re great. They’re also oddly immune to discounts, spending most of their lives at full retail price. So if you’re in the market for a Sonos speaker, the Black Friday sale is definitely a great time and a good deal is possible. We wouldn’t expect Black Friday pricing to be basement prices on Sonos speakers — historically that hasn’t been the case. But some savings are better than no savings. Generally speaking, you’re probably looking at $100 off the retail price, give or take.
So the question is, what kind of Black Friday Sonos deal should you be looking at, and which Sonos speaker is most likely to see that kind of discount. It’s possible you’ll see Black Friday deals on individual speakers. But it’s also possible that you’ll see deals on many speaker and soundbar packages.
As we’ve already mentioned, Sonos deals are few and far between. So Black Friday is the perfect time to save a few bucks on a new Sonos system. And this year, Black Friday might be the latest you’ll want to shop if you want to pick up a new Sonos speaker (or two or three) in time for the holidays, thanks to a slowdown in global shipping.
The trick to finding a good Sonos Black Friday deal is to look not only at individual speakers like the Sonos One or Sonos Five, but also to look for package deals in which speakers are paired together, or in which a speaker is paired with a soundbar or subwoofer. . It’s most likely you’ll find the best Sonos deals this Black Friday, if history is any indication.
Another reason to shop early is because these things are popular. Sonos is great at what it does, and the deals are so few that it wouldn’t be surprising to see Black Friday stock selling out sooner than later.
If you’re new to Sonos, here’s the gist: This is a family of wireless speakers that sound great and are easy to set up. Sonos works with almost any music service you can subscribe to and even works with your local library.
Sonos can basically be broken down into two categories: portable and home-based. None are cheap – the entry-level Sonos ROM retails for $179. Sonos Move – the other speaker in the portable category – at more than double the retail price.
Meanwhile, the Sonos One (and One SL) are at the $200 level, and that’s where we’ll start if you want to build a Sonos system. There’s a surprising amount of oomph in these diminutive speakers. And if you can swing by to buy a pair of them, they’re excellent in left-right stereo configurations.
You’re also likely to see some Sonos Black Friday deals on TV-focused speakers like the excellent Sonos Arc, which is the only Sonos soundbar that includes support for Dolby Atmos. Pair that with a subwoofer and a couple of Sonos One SLs, and suddenly you’ve got an excellent surround-sound setup.
And so much better if you are able to get it on Black Friday discount.