After a long wait, IKEA’s Sonos-powered SYMFONISK speakers are finally available. They’re sitting in the furniture giant’s stores as of August 1st and ought to be available online “soon.” As earlier than, what you select depends on both of the audio quality you expect and how you will use them to furnish your property. The $99 bookshelf speaker is each the most affordable possibility and can double as a shelf of its unique for those who purchase the $20 wall bracket. The $179 table lamp, meanwhile, is each a useful light supply and a more powerful speaker comparable to Sonos’ Play:1.
Neither has direct voice management. You’ll want one other system with Alexa or Google Assistant assist in commanding them without an app. They still help the different options you’d expect from Sonos devices, though, together with a variety of music services, stereo speaker pairs, and TruePlay tuning.
The IKEA SYMFONISK bookshelf speakers might look blocky; however, it has a resilient design that matches each horizontally and vertically in most bookcases. With the help of non-compulsory hardware, it could even be used as a floating shelf. By itself, it doesn’t sound nearly as good as other Sonos speakers, but if you use it as an extra speaker in an existing multi-room audio setup, it works well.
There’s more to come in the future, as well. IKEA restated that you can count on a physical remote control and integration with its TRÅDFRI smart home app someday within the fall. Don’t be surprised if SYMFONISK’s launch is simply the start of a considerably larger audio ecosystem.