Sonos is ditching its first music speaker designed for spatial audio from previous sales since it launched last year, so listen up: The company is selling refurbished units from Era 300 for $359, or $91 less than retail. Yes, it’s not exactly new, but the Sonos upgrade program is doing well. Right now, only the white Era 300s are available at a discount — the black version is sold out — but if you don’t care about the color, then you’ll get three free months of Apple Music with your purchase.


Sonos is selling refurbished Era 300 speakers for $91 less than retail.

$359 at Sonos

We found the Era 300 to be one of the best-sounding speakers Sonos has made when we reviewed it. The model’s surround audio experience can be hit or miss, as Atmos versions of songs can sometimes sound like they have too much reverb that vocals get lost in the mix. But overall, it showed excellent sound quality and can make songs shine by reproducing bass, vocals and instrumentation with great detail. This makes songs sound rich, crisp and vibrant. We advised against buying the Era 300 just for the surround audio in our review, as the library of tracks that support the feature remains quite small. However, that could change in the future, especially if Apple really starts rewarding artists for offering their music in spatial audio.

It’s worth noting that Sonos recommends pairing two Era 300 speakers for “mind-blowingly realistic surround sound,” and getting the cheaper versions will make that a more affordable prospect. The model is pretty easy to set up anyway – just add the speaker to your Sonos app and then pair it with your music services of choice – so having two or more won’t be a problem. In case you’re looking for something else, however, Sonos is it selling more refurbished devices on its website.

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