Sonos' Award-winning Era 300 has plummeted to its lowest-ever price – now £100 off!

Sonos Era 300 next to a wooden countertop

Sonos Era 300

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A Sonos discount is like the Northern Lights or the release of a new Quentin Tarantino movie, in that it's a major, exciting event that doesn't come around too often. Happily, today is such a day, with Sonos slashing the price of one of its finest wireless speakers – the Award-winning Era 300 – by £105, taking the original RRP of £449 down to just £344 at Amazon

That's a major drop of around 25%, and while we've recently seen the Era 300 fall to around £395 at Amazon, this is a further discount on an Award-winning piece of kit. There aren't many left in stock, though, especially if you're seeking the wireless speaker in its natty white colourway, so you might want to get your skates on if you're after a belting deal.

Best Sonos Era 300 deal

Sonos Era 300 was £449 now £344 at Amazon (save £105)
What Hi-Fi? Award-winner.
Price check: £349 at Argos, £349 at Sevenoaks.

Sonos Era 300 was £449 now £344 at Amazon (save £105)
Sonos' spatial audio smart speaker has earned its Award-winning stripes, serving up detailed sound, punchy bass and excellent dynamics. Stock is low for this lowest-ever price but you can grab the Sonos Era 300 in black or white if you're sharpish, or chance your arm with the retailers below for a slightly less juicy discount.
What Hi-Fi? Award-winner.
Price check:
£349 at Argos, £349 at Sevenoaks.

The Award-winning Era 300 was meant to launch a new "Era" for Sonos, in that it saw the US brand moving away from the admittedly excellent Sonos One into the exciting world of spatial audio. Designed to deliver an immersive sound experience, the Era's cinched hourglass design and multi-driver arrangement give it the capacity to fire sound out in all directions, an effect that feels genuinely thrilling when the Sonos is flexing its muscles and dealing with Dolby Atmos mixes on Amazon Music Unlimited or Spatial Audio tracks via Apple Music.

You're also extremely well served for features besides those headline-grabbing spatial audio capabilities. AirPlay 2, wi-fi streaming and Bluetooth give you plenty of listening options, while Sonos and Alexa voice control and a USB-C input only sweeten the deal. Naturally, the Era 300 plays well with all other Sonos speakers, slotting smoothly into your multi-room setup if you're already immersed in its established ecosystem.

What really earned the Era 300 its five stars was its sonic chops. Thanks to its spacious, dynamic and punchy sound, the Era 300 felt like Sonos really hitting its straps once again. We'd have recommended it to buyers at full price, but with more than £100 off at Amazon, we'd urge you to take the plunge.   


Read our original Sonos Era 300 review 

And our Sonos Era 100 review 

Sonos Era 300 vs Apple HomePod 2: which smart speaker is better?

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Harry McKerrell
Staff writer

Harry McKerrell is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi?. During his time at the publication, he has written countless news stories alongside features, advice and reviews of products ranging from floorstanding speakers and music streamers to over-ear headphones, wireless earbuds and portable DACs. He has covered launches from hi-fi and consumer tech brands, and major industry events including IFA, High End Munich and, of course, the Bristol Hi-Fi Show. When not at work he can be found playing hockey, practising the piano or trying to pet strangers' dogs. 

  • Amadeus1756
    I always appreciate the in-depth reviews from What HiFi and these reviews are often a starting point for my purchases.

    Indeed, I've got a whole handful of Sonos equipment (various numbers of Play:3, Play:5, Play One, ConnectAmp, Sub, Arc) now and it's changed how my wife and I listen to music, podcasts etc.

    However, one thing that hasn't been mentioned by What HiFi is the complete mess Sonos creates for itself, initially with the S1/S2 fiasco (which they did kind of make good eventually with significant upgrade discounts and not sending working devices to landfill) but now they've caused some real issues with a new controller app which is getting almost exclusively 1 star reviews in the Apple App Store and no contrition from Sonos leadership.
    It's not that the app just doesn't seem to work very well, nor missing features (which I expect will return at some point) but security issues created by having devices available via the Internet with no 2FA or possible disabling (note: I'm not sure when this became possible; I've only just noticed it recently). It seems that lots of work is now done in the cloud which makes a lot of sense but the makes me wonder if there's still a need for S1/S2.
    But the support by an organisation surely is part of a lot of the decision-making process for people, should What HiFi not consider this as well? I'd be surprised if it wasn't known about so (genuinely) interested in the view of the What HiFi team, and indeed anyone else.
    Having worked in Software Development for my entire career, I know that there's never a "done", there will always be bugs, it does need to be released eventually and change will always be unappreciated by some users, so I don't expect a clean re-write to be perfect.
    Really, I love my Sonos setup; I'm getting around the App issues by using a 3rd party App but if I knew this is how the company operates when I bought my equipment, I would probably have taken a different route. I'm sure it'll get sorted eventually but right now it's a PITA.