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Sonos introduces its player in the portable segment that combines the brand’s exceptional sound, software, and build

Sonos introduces its player in the portable segment that combines the brand’s exceptional sound, software, and build

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Sonos is ready to amp up the game in the portable speaker space with the arrival of Roam, its ultraportable device for both the home and on-the-go.

Roam, which joins Sonos’ established line-up of aural devices, comes to the Philippines through Mod Audio, the brand’s exclusive distributor in the country. From build, to software, to performance, Roam promises an elevated sound experience for all kinds of listeners: true blue audiophiles, tech savants, and even casual enthusiasts who appreciate defined sounds and tunes.

Hailed by a GQ magazine review as “the best sounding portable speaker”, the Roam outclasses its similar sized competitors thanks to its features. The device’s headliner is Sonos’ TruePlayTM technology, which allows the Roam to smartly adapt to the listener’s surroundings by measuring how the sound reflects off of walls and other surfaces and thereby optimizing the audio quality. The result is music, podcasts, shows, and other media that play off the Roam with a detailed and perfectly balanced sound.

Seamless connectivity at home, unrivaled performance and durability outdoors

Another benefit owing to the Roam’s brand heritage is the seamless Sonos experience, which allows the listener to connect the Roam to both Bluetooth and WiFi. While the Bluetooth link enables direct streaming from any smartphone, tablet, and computer, as well as TruePlayTM usage, the WiFi connection opens up to more possibilities such as Apple Airplay 2 compatibility, voice control with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, and group pairing with other Sonos speakers.

The Roam also utilizes Sound Swap, a technology that allows the Roam to listen to ultrasonic waves emitted by other nearby Sonos speakers. This facilitates a seamless handover of sound from one device to another without skipping a beat, a landmark feature that gives Sonos the capability to create a robust sound ecosystem for any home. The Roam is also powered by the Sonos app, which can control all Sonos devices and allow the user to adjust bass, treble, and loudness manually, while also integrating all listening platforms such as Apple Music, Soundcloud, and Spotify.

Taking the Roam outside for road trips, socially distanced picnics, or even just some backyard workouts only enhances cognizance of its outstanding aspects. It weighs less than a pound and can fit in any tote bag, but precision-engineered acoustics gives the Roam capability to deliver the clarity, depth, and fullness expected from larger speakers. It is also IP67-rated for dust and water resistance for up to 3 feet for 30 minutes. Drop-proof and able to play for 10 hours from just one charge, the Roam is the Sonos ecosystem starter that superbly performs on its own even in the outdoors.

Intentional design for listening anywhere

The Roam seals its flexibility with its design, which can be situated vertically or horizontally on a multitude of surfaces at home or in the field. Vertically, it takes up less space, while standing horizontally gives it the stability to stand even on rugged and uneven surfaces. Put simply, the Roam can be placed however the listener wants and still deliver crisp, sterling sound. The Roam is compatible with Qi-certified wireless chargers and can also be complemented with Sonos’ own wireless charging device. It comes in a matte finish in Shadow Black or Lunar White, which listeners can choose according to their existing home look or personality.

Truly, the Roam packs the most punch in its category and promises to be another stellar follow-up to the Sonos device library. For any type of listener out there, the Sonos Roam is sure to satisfy from design, software, and performance and usher in an era of portable speakers that perform superbly as part of an ecosystem or a standalone, whether outdoors or at home.

The Roam speaker and other Sonos devices are exclusively distributed by Mod Audio Philippines. Avail the Roam from the Mod Audio website (, their LazMall flagship (Mod Audio Sonos & Nura), and official Facebook (Mod Audio Philippines) and Instagram (@modaudioph) pages. Customers can get a discount voucher on the Roam and other Sonos products when they follow the Mod Audio Lazada store during the Lazada 6.6 sale.

The Roam will also be available in The Nest Genie website and the soon-to-open Mod Audio PH Soundroom at The Podium. PowerMac Center and SM Appliance Center stores will carry the Roam beginning July 2021.