Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

Sonos has launched a observe as much as its transportable speaker, and this time, it delivers music in stereo.

The Sonos Transfer 2, introduced on Wednesday, appears related like its predecessor: a pretty big, oval, vertically-oriented speaker wrapped in plastic. Most individuals will be capable to inform the distinction as a result of new selection of colours — Black, White, and Olive — in comparison with the unique Transfer’s Shadow Black and Lunar White (in actuality, that is darkish and light-weight gray).

The worth has additionally gone up a bit, from $400 to $449 (or €499 in case you’re in Europe).


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However there are two main modifications inside. In contrast to its predecessor, the Sonos Transfer 2 is a stereo speaker. And secondly, Sonos says the Transfer 2 has 24-hour battery life, up from 11 hours on the unique Sonos Transfer.

Sonos Transfer 2 additionally helps line-in audio connection (you may want Sonos’ USB-C dongle), and you’ll even use the USB-C port to cost different units (the Sonos Transfer 2 has a 44Wh battery). It additionally has new contact controls, just like those on the lately launched Period 300 speaker.

Sonos Transfer 2 is on the market in Black, White, and Olive (pictured).
Credit score: Sonos

The audio itself has been improved, with three Class-D digital amps powering the 2 tweeters and one woofer (the unique Transfer had two amps and one tweeter much less).

Different main specs are related as earlier than: The Transfer 2 nonetheless weighs three kilograms, is dust-proof and waterproof as much as IP56 specs, and helps Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (although upgraded to WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0).

The Transfer 2 is on the market for preorder now by the Sonos web site, with deliveries estimated for Sept. 20, 2023. Keep tuned for our overview of the Sonos Transfer 2 later this month.

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