Just like you should never judge a book by its cover, you should never judge a speaker by its exterior. Sure, the Sonos One Gen 2 looks exactly the same as the original, but what’s inside the Gen 2 is completely new. The Gen 2 will include Bluetooth low energy, a faster processor, and more memory. While there aren’t any new features to go along with the improved internals, these advances should increase the shelf life of the Gen 2, making it more future ready. The advanced internals also hint at the possibility of upgrades and features coming down the track. One such update might be the addition of Google Assistant. For now, the Gen 2 only supports Alexa.
As they are virtually the same on the outside, both the Gen 1 and the Gen 2 measure 6.3 by 4.7 by 4.7 inches and are a squared cylinder in shape. Gen 2 comes in either a black or white. All Sonos products, the One supports a multi-room, whole-home playback through the Sonos app. You can also pair two Ones for a stereo sound. The Sonos app is compatible with over 50 different streaming music services, including Amazon Music, Google Play Music, Pandora, Sirius XM, and Spotify. Alternatively, you can connect to the One with your phone, tablet, or computer to play your playlists. The One has plenty of features and incredible sound, but perhaps its best feature is the $200 price range.