Sonos Roam Review (2022) — Is this Affordable Bluetooth Speaker Worth It?

sonos roam review

Sonos has come out with a product that seems to address all the previous inconveniences of previous models. The Sonos Roam appears to be the answer to wireless portable audio, but is it all it’s hyped up to be? Could it be another disappointment that equals money down the drain? To make sure you aren’t spending unnecessary money, our team has put together a detailed Sonos Roam review.

What We Like

What We Don’t Like

Design

The design of the Sonos Roam is one of the best things about the speaker and one of the most loved features by our experts. It’s a small speaker but extremely robust, comes in two neutral colors that match any interior. The angled design is also optimal to prevent rolling unlike the traditional cylindrical styles.

For other designs, you can check our review of Sonos Roam and Sonos One from the same brand. 

Sonos Roam Features

The design was enough to appeal to our team, but we will now explore the different features in this part of the Sonos Roam review.

Sound Quality

The Roam has excellent sound quality on its own, but you can also choose to hook it up to your existing Sonos system. The small speaker is compatible with others of the same brand. The enclosure is sealed, giving the Roam a lot more accuracy than a vented one.

One feature our team really appreciated is the Automatic Trueplay tuning, which will optimize the audio from the speaker no matter where it’s placed. The tiny speaker box will perfect the sound by determining the content and its own location.

Portability: Sonos Roam

The Sonos Roam is a highly portable speaker. Aside from its small and compact size and lightweightness, our experts also found the wireless charging capability and impressive battery life helpful.

Since the speaker supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, it’s hard to find a location where you cannot use the Sonos Roam to pump out your favorite beats.

Material and Components

The Sonos Roam can be an independent speaker or a component speaker to a larger setup. It is made with very durable materials, including silicone end caps that help absorb shocks, external impact, and abrasions.

Water and Dust Resistance

The Sonos Roam has an IP waterproof rating [1] of 67, meaning it is waterproof and dustproof. Feel free to take the Roam with you no matter what you have planned for the day as it can function perfectly in rain or shine.

Sonos Roam Connectivity

As our team mentioned, the speaker supports both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as wireless charging. Similar to connecting an Anker Soundcore, you can connect the tiny speaker seamlessly with your home setup or your phone. 

Battery Life

For such a small profile, the Sonos Roam has quite an astounding battery life of 10 hours on a full charge. It also doesn’t take that long to regain a full charge if you ever run out of juice.

Easy Setup of Sonos Roam

The Sonos Roam is easy to set up and integrate into any Sonos system thanks to the wireless connections. Setting up is as easy as connecting to Wi-Fi or putting both devices into pairing mode.

If you want to setup your device to your television, here’s how to properly connect Sonos devices to your TV

Pricing

For all the features that you get, the Sonos Roam is very reasonably priced. You won’t need to spend more than a few hundred dollars, but the pricing should be closer to a couple hundred. Our team found that with the conveniences the Sonos Roam has to offer, the pricing is an absolute steal.

Sonos Roam Additional Features

As if all we mentioned above wasn’t enough to convince  you, the Sonos Roam has one more trick up its sleeve. The tiny speaker is also compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for hands-free control. You can ask the virtual assistant to carry out simple tasks such as adjusting volume levels and even checking the news.

If you don’t have Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, the Sonos Roam can also work with Apple Airplay 2 and the Sonos App for consolidated control.

(To enjoy your soundbar better, you can connect the Amazon Echo Dot to a soundbar using this quick guide)

Sonos Roam Review Conclusion

Our experts were very excited to try out the Sonos Roam, and we are happy to announce that after Sonos Roam reviews from different members of our team, they each came back with highly positive feedback. From the wireless connection, automatic tuning, and IP67 waterproof rating to increased battery life, the Sonos Roam is a force to be reckoned with.

If you have the Sonos One device, follow these steps on how to setup a Sonos One. Read next! 

Writer

Willie Greer
Willie Greer
Willie Greer is the founder of The Product Analyst. A cinephile, he has made it a personal quest to achieve the awesomest home theater possible. He now shares what he has learned through the years on the site, and has enlisted the help of tech-savvy colleagues in providing more insight about today’s most sought-after gadgets.