Sonos’ refurbished sale includes $180 off Arc soundbars

It’s easy to invest a lot of money in your home audio system, especially if you want to go all out for Sonos gear. But you can save a lot by going the refurbishment route, and Sonos has a bunch of refurbished speakers and soundbars on sale right now. Key among them is the Arc soundbar—the refurbished version is $180 cheaper than the new model, down to $719. You can also save $110 on a refurbished Sonos 5, which costs $439 instead of $549 for a new unit. If you want to start with something more basic, the refurbished Sonos One and One SL are both under $200.

Buy Sonos Refurbished Sale Buy Arc (Refurbished) at Sonos – $719 Buy Five (Refurbished) at Sonos – $439

Buying a refurbished product can be tricky, but Sonos’ programs test each device to make sure it’s as good as new. The gadgets come with all the necessary accessories, manuals and replacement parts, and the same one-year warranty as brand new from the company. If you’re planning to outfit your home with Sonos speakers, but want to do so on a budget, picking up some refurbished equipment is a great way to get the system you want.

Unsurprisingly, the biggest discounts in Sonos sales are on its high-end products. With great sound quality, Dolby Atmos support, and a modern design, the Arc soundbar earned a score of 85 when it first came out. This is a much-needed update to the previous Playbar, and we appreciate its touch controls, Alexa and Google Assistant support, and AirPlay 2 compatibility. Aside from the small selection of ports (it only has an HDMI port, an Ethernet jack, and a power port), our biggest gripe is that expansion can quickly get expensive. Adding just a brand new Sonos Sub would cost $749 (though a refurbished model is only $599), while each new Sonos One speaker costs $219.

The Sonos Five remains one of our favorite music speakers. It also has top-notch sound quality, and we appreciate the simple setup process and the fact that it can easily be added to an existing Sonos setup. There’s no Bluetooth connectivity, but it has a 3.5mm audio jack for hard-wired connections, and it supports WiFi, AirPlay 2, and Alexa and Google Assistant commands.

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