Product Comparison: Sonos SUB vs Sonos SUB (Gen. 2)


General Specifications
Brand
Sonos
Sonos
Model
SUB
SUB (Gen. 2)
About the Product
It will take your whole Sonos system one seismic step closer to the spine-curling jaw-dropping, full body experience music was meant to be. The Sons SUB will fill an entire room with thick layers of bottomless sound that let you hear and feel every chord, kick, splash and roll.
Pair SUB with any Sonos speaker and you’ll hear parts of your music that you wouldn’t hear otherwise. That’s because SUB does all the heavy lifting required to deliver the low, low frequencies, leaving the speaker to focus on perfecting the mid and high-range frequencies.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
White
Height
15.3 in.
15.3 in.
Width
15.8 in.
15.8 in.
Depth
6.2 in.
6.2 in.
Weight
36.3 lbs.
36.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sonos SUB wireless Powered Subwoofer
  • A small and powerful subwoofer that exceeds all my expectations.
  • A great subwoofer that you can easily rearrange. Its size is suitable for any room.
  • A beautifully made subwoofer that looks compact and beautiful in the living room.
  • A very heavy subwoofer that needs to be placed only on the floor because it easily breaks your shelf.
  • When transporting, i injured my back because he weighs too much.
Sonos SUB (Gen. 2) Wireless Subwoofer, Gloss White
  • Reasonably small in size, flexible in positioning. Very impressive for the size.
  • Great speaker, smallish size with a bit of heft to the speaker.
  • Nice shape, nice size, well built and designed. I wanted to love it - I definitely like it and it adds a noticeable bottom end to music with a lot of modern bass like trance, house, rap, etc.
  • It's built very well and has a nice weight. This thing absolutely rocks!
  • It is really ugly because it is shiny plastic and it can't be tucked behind a curtain, because it's too bulky.
Audio
Amplifier Class
Class D
Class D
Min. Frequency Response
25 Hz
25 Hz
Sound Output Direction
Front-firing, Down-firing
Front-firing, Down-firing
What customers say about "Audio"
Sonos SUB wireless Powered Subwoofer
  • It seems to do really well at any frequency above 30Hz. It rolls of quite fast any deeper then 30Hz. 25Hz is audible, but it becomes inaudible any lower than that.
  • The SUB features two Class-D amps to power the opposing woofers that play in the same phase.
  • Punchy, powerful, involving and deep. With the Sub on the Ones can now focus on the treble and higher sounds.
  • The Sub was very easy to add to the existing surround sound system and made a substantial improvement with much tighter and impressive bass.
  • Sonos needed to find a volume cap at which the bass response needed to be lowered to remove distortion.
Sonos SUB (Gen. 2) Wireless Subwoofer, Gloss White
  • The design os this sub is like no other, bass is tight, deep and accurate through all frequencies.
  • The bonus is that the midrange is better too because playbar adjusts its frequency response towards the middle as it no longer has to worry about the lows.
  • Low frequency response is extremely good with no apparent distortion.
  • The low end bass is great and I think that everyone must have them.
  • Definitely enhances the Playbase but to me the bass is not as powerful as the price might indicate.
Features
Box Design
Ported
Ported
Controls
Volume control, Join button
Volume control, Join button
App-Controlled
Yes
Yes
Indoor Or Outdoor Use
Indoor
Indoor
Extras
Works with Alexa, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Built-in rubber feet, Ethernet
Built-in rubber feet, Ethernet, Works with Alexa, WiFi 802.11b/g/n
What customers say about "Features"
Sonos SUB wireless Powered Subwoofer
  • A very nice punch when it comes to base and the convenience of the app that is controlling the Sonos ecosystem is by far my best experience in terms of convenience and usability.
  • It’s my hifi and surround replacement, with the sonos app which is also a great app to help you set up all really easy to do.
  • The Sub is an excellent addition, it looks good, is very easy to add via the App and gives out an amazing sound.
  • You can toggle the aub on and off and adjust the volume from app.
  • It would be good to have quick access to the sub on-off and volume from the player controls on the app.
Sonos SUB (Gen. 2) Wireless Subwoofer, Gloss White
  • One cool feature is that once you download the Sonos Controller app and pair it to one of the Sonos speakers, each device can control the playlist.
  • With the Sonos app, you can control Bass, Treble, and volume.
  • Easy to set up, easy to control, only need one remote know for volume on my set.
  • Stopped being able to control volume a month in. Works perfectly, provided I never want to adjust the volume.
  • The app is clunky and looks outdated. It took me a while to figure out where to go to do what. It's not very user friendly.
Connectivity
Inputs
Ethernet
Ethernet
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sonos SUB wireless Powered Subwoofer
  • Connection to the beam is simple. It’s all done through the Sonos app.
  • Bought this with a Sonos sound bar, and connecting this subwoofer just takes it to a another level.
  • It connects perfectly to everything with the help of Wi-Fi. I am very pleased with this purchase.
  • I have tired the ethernet options but as soon as i plug a unit into the network via ethernet my router has a 'bender' and disconnects the ISP route to the outside world.
  • I noticed that the Wi-Fi connection sometimes disappears after some time and you have to connect it on a new one.
Sonos SUB (Gen. 2) Wireless Subwoofer, Gloss White
  • To pair other Sonos components, simply hit the Play/Volume Up button on the speaker, and the same combination on the other speakers.
  • You can easily choose which speakers to pair/unpair into groups. Grouping the speakers allows you to play the same music on those speakers.
  • Easy connectivity. Easy to manage with Sonos app.
  • The Sonos Sub easily connected to my Sonos system and to the sound bar.
  • It happens that the wi-fi connection disappears which is very annoying. Because then the connection to the receiver disappears and you have to connect again.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
699.00 $
699.00 $


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