The Science of Listening: How Brilliant Sound Makes for Better Living

Listening is the world’s most versatile drug. Administered in the right quantities—and at the right quality—music, podcasts and other forms of culture can supercharge our mood, productivity, fitness routine, and personal relationships—Yes, even our sex lives. That’s not just marketing hype from a speaker company. It’s backed by data.

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Architect Barbara Bestor on How Listening Inspires Her Creative Life

Barbara Bestor has designed spaces for rock stars and underprivileged music students alike. Here’s how music and listening weaves throughout her life at home and in the office.

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Sonos Soundwaves

Why Sonos Is Dialing Up Support for Music Education

Playing music has a powerful impact on young minds and lives. Sonos Soundwaves, our new social impact programme, aims to support music education at a time when it’s needed most.   In 2016, Gary* entered an Atlanta recording studio and started laying down tracks. For a secondary school…

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An Inevitable Collaboration: Why Sonos and Beastie Boys Teamed Up to Make a New Play:5

An Inevitable Collaboration: Why Sonos and Beastie Boys Teamed Up to Make a New Play:5 The story behind our partnership with Beastie Boys—and the new limited edition Play:5 featuring artwork by Barry McGee–goes all the way back to the earliest days of Sonos.…

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An Update on Bringing the Google Assistant to Sonos

An Update on Bringing the Google Assistant to Sonos The Sonos team has been hard at work with our partners at Google to bring you yet another easy way to control your Sonos system: the Google Assistant.  Google’s remarkably smart voice assistant will let you do all…

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Sound and Colour: How Sonos and HAY Reimagined Sonos One in Five New Colours

Our collaboration with Danish furnishings brand HAY gives the Sonos One smart speaker the kind of enhancement you won’t find in a software update: Five new colours hand-selected from HAY’s 2018 palette.   “Colour is like food or smell,” says Tad Toulis, Vice President of Design at Sonos.…

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Chris Jenkins: How an Acclaimed Hollywood Sound Creator Listens at Home

Academy Award-winning film sound engineer Chris Jenkins spends his days crafting sonic landscapes for movies like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Fifth Element. The studio headphones may come off by the time he gets home, but the listening is just getting started.   Despite its name, the motion picture would be nothing without the other half of its creative equation: Sound. Behind every booming…

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Behind the Scenes: How We Made the New Sonos Amp

Behind the Scenes: How We Made the New Sonos Amp

To create the most versatile and powerful amplifier possible, Sonos engineers and designers had to rethink just about everything, right down to the heatsink. But first, we had to listen.   Despite its age, Sonos’s first-ever home sound product has remained stubbornly popular. When it debuted in 2005, the Connect:Amp was the world’s first digital streaming amplifier. The device was a hit…

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Red Bull Radio’s Vivian Host talks about Peak Time and her soundtrack to Berlin

Red Bull Radio’s Vivian Host talks about Peak Time and her soundtrack to BerlinSonos is happy to welcome Red Bull Radio, one of over 80 integrated music services on the Sonos app. Celebrating Red Bull Music Academy’s 20th anniversary in Berlin (the city where it all started in 1998), Sonos recently teamed up with Red Bull Radio for 3 days of radio programming live from the Sonos Store Berlin. The…

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Sonic Architecture: How Sonos Amp Powers New Possibilities in Home Sound

When we think of sound as just another element in the design of physical spaces—like light, colour, or materials—a new range of experiential possibilities opens up. Soon, the all-new Sonos Amp will offer a new way to power the sound of those experiences.   We tend to think of architecture and interior design as visual media, but in reality, our experience in any given physical environment…

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