According to reports, Sonos intends to charge more than$ 400 for the over-ear headphones, which is comparable to the$ 400 highly regardedWH-1000MX5 from Sony but less expensive than the$ 549 AirPods Max from Apple. According to reports, its streaming box will cost between$ 150 and$ 200, which is a lot more than the devices from Apple, Amazon, and Roku.
Since 2019, the company, which is best known for its high-end smart speakers, has been working to create headphones. Its new products are an effort to resurrect this year’s declining sales. Patrick Spence, CEO of Sonos, predicted that by the second half of 2024, a “large portion” of the company’s revenue would come from brand-new products during an earnings call earlier this month.
By April of next year, Sonos intends to release the over-the-ear headphones. According to Bloomberg, they will be available in black and white, sync with other Sonos speakers, and allow voice navigation between songs. In addition, Sonos is developing software that will allow users to remotely control all of their home’s sonos equipment.
By the end of 2024 or early 2025, the streaming box is expected to be available. Similar to how current streaming boxes operate, it will operate on an Android-based operating system and run streaming apps. Netflix and businesses that provide live television to support Sonos ‘ device are currently in discussions.
A new subwoofer, a second-generation Roam speaker, an updated version of its high-end Arc soundbar, and an additional, more expensive Era 100 speaker with an ethernet port that Bloomberg claims is intended for businesses are among the updated home theater equipment that Sonos is developing in addition to its headphones and streaming box. Compared to the current model, which sells for$ 900, the updated Arc may cost$, 1200, a significant price increase. The price of the Era 100, Roam, and subwoofer is unknown.