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Khanka Hard Travel Case Replacement for Sonos Roam/Roam SL Bluetooth Speaker (Inside Black,Case Only)

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Just turn on the Roam and open the Sonos S2 app on your smart device, and the app will guide you through easy set-up. You can use the app to browse and search across all your services, save favourites, set alarms, and discover new music on Sonos Radio. Send sound directly from Apple devices to Sonos using AirPlay 2, then ask Siri to turn it up or skip a song. Or you can press the buttons on Roam to play, pause, adjust the volume, skip, replay, turn off the microphones, and manually switch to Bluetooth. Otherwise, if you do have a family of Sonos speakers looking to adopt, you should ask yourself how you want to use your portable speaker. Because, as mentioned, if what you really need is a garden speaker then you might be better off with the Sonos Move. It’s more expensive, but it does also sound better, and can withstand the elements just as well. It doesn’t have really thumping bass, and while it is certainly loud enough for personal listening or in small groups – anything louder than 30% while on a table in front of you is really more than enough – it isn’t up to smashing out the beats for a large outdoor party. But its separate mid and tweeter speakers give a real vibrancy and depth to music that is often poorly reproduced on competitors of this size. It will handle anything from high-energy electronica to a string quartet with aplomb. Given the whole idea of the Roam is that it moves around with you, it’s handy you can leave the Trueplay function on and it’ll do this automatically every time you place it down. How much of a difference that’ll make when battling outside noise and weather is another thing entirely, but it can do little harm. What does the Loudness function do? lovlid said:Not much really. What with it being a regular Bluetooth speaker. You can take it on a picnic though.

The Roam has three LED status lights: one on the top showing when the mics are turned on, one just above the Sonos logo showing when the speaker is turned on and one at the bottom showing when it’s charging. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The Guardian I could be mistaken as I'm evaluating these but do not own them, so please confirm or deny - I think there are a couple advantages over standard BT portable speakers such as the JBL: The speaker sounds its best when playing something grand and melodic over wifi cranked up to at least 20% volume. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The GuardianSlim and versatile, Roam blends into the home. When vertical, it delivers room-filling sound while taking up little room. Or you can position it horizontally on uneven surfaces like grass for extra stability. Solidly constructed and rated IP67, it's drop-resistant, waterproof up to three feet for 30 minutes, and impervious to dust. You can, but only via wi-fi and the Sonos app; this can’t be done using only Bluetooth. That isn’t the end of the world if you want to do so outside, but it does make things a bit more difficult enjoying a proper stereo mix out in the wilderness.

The Roam can stand upright on its end or lay down with little silicon feet on one side to keep it from vibrating against a table. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The Guardian For existing Sonos users after a portable speaker, the Roam is a no-brainer. For others what you get is far more than a simple Bluetooth speaker for much the same price as top competitors. For many it might be the only personal music speaker you need. For anyone who hasn’t used the Sonos app before: it’s simply the best out there. It’s simple to use, and as well as being vital for set-up is where you can control a number of features, such as compatible voice assistants and Trueplay tuning. Unfortunately not. Not for the moment, at least. Sonos is well known for its regular updates and new features can be added to its speakers in time. Right now, though, if you want proper decoded surround using dedicated rear speakers, you’ll need the Sonos One, One SL, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Five, Symfonisk bookshelf speaker or Symfonisk lamp speaker (or an Amp or Connect:Amp powering passive speakers).Very few speakers let you switch between two different voice assistants, stopping you from being tied into only one service forever. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The Guardian John Lewis plc, registered office: 171 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NN. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Register no. 724309) for the purpose of introducing the credit provided by Creation Consumer Finance Ltd, registered office: Wellington Buildings, 2-4 Wellington Street, Belfast BT1 6HT. Given its nomadic ambitions, the Roam cannot rely on wi-fi alone for its music streaming, so Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 are also on board. Connecting via Bluetooth is as simple as holding down the Roam’s power button and waiting for the Sonos to pop up in your available devices. The IP67 rating means the Roam is watertight enough to deal with rain or snow, and Sonos promises it’ll operate in more extreme high and low temperatures as well. Will that matter to most people? Depending on when and where you encounter the Sonos Roam, it probably won’t. It just means there is better all-round sound out there – and there has been for some while.

Again, don’t take what Sonos says as a challenge, but the Roam should withstand a number of bashes, bangs and falls. So no, you shouldn’t need a case unless you can’t bear scuffing the ends. Detail and clarity are two such areas. This speaker doesn’t particularly sound boxed in, but pit it against some of the best portable speakers, which might have fewer features but offset that with a lighter price tag, and the difference is a little disappointing. Trueplay is a Sonos technology that has been around for a while, allowing its speakers to tweak EQ settings automatically depending on where they’re placed –in open space or near to a wall, for example. It is angled, though, so generally if you’re putting it at ear height then upright will give you better focus; anywhere lower and having the Roam on its side will direct the sound upwards toward you and improve on stability. Given the choice, we usually ended up with the latter placement in our testing. Is Sonos Roam compatible with S1? We’ve been pretty careful while testing ours, as we are with most things, but the Roam has fared well on its travels so far.Precision-engineered acoustics deliver clarity, depth, and fullness, such as you would expect from a much larger speaker. Using Trueplay tuning, the sound adapts, both to the environment, and to what you're listening to, for always-optimised audio. A simple one to answer, this: no, version one of the Sonos platform isn't compatible with the Sonos Roam, so you’ll have to update to the Sonos S2 control app.

Roam lasts for up to ten hours of continuous play time from a single charge. It also goes into sleep mode to save power when not in use, and wakes up in less than a second at the press of a button. A listen to other portable Bluetooth speakers around this price also confirms that we could be expecting more in terms of timing and dynamics. There is plenty of punch to the Roam’s performance, but it is far less expressive than the competition here, and can also seem quite sluggish. Verdict

Clarity is an area in which Sonos often excels, but we’re talking about a noticeable step behind its rivals here. Superior high-end articulation is one thing, but comparisons reveal textures and timbres can be greatly more insightful throughout the frequency range. On that note, the Roam comes with a USB-C charging cable – though not a power adaptor –and is compatible with standard Qi wireless chargers. Sonos is also launching its own charging base, to which the speaker snaps magnetically. Has anyone seen any cases for the Roam yet? I like to keep my devices in pretty good shape but haven’t yet found any cases for day to day use! It isn’t the biggest or the loudest and doesn’t have thumping bass or super-long battery life. But the Roam produces quality, well-rounded sound with a clarity unmatched by rivals. Outdoors it functions just like any rugged, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker. Inside it works like Sonos’s other excellent wifi speakers, compatible with practically every music service available and with a choice of voice assistants too. It even looks great as a sleek piece of premium electronics, and like other Sonos speakers will be supported for a very long time.

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