Sonos Ace: Sonos’ First Headphones Are a Torpedo of Cinema-Level Sound in High-Resolution

  • After years of rumors, Sonos has finally released its first headphones.

  • The Sonos Ace have everything you want in quality headphones: active noise cancellation, Hi-Fi sound, and features that rival the best on the market.

Sonos Ace headphones by Sonos
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After years of rumors, Sonos is finally entering a new sound category beyond speakers and soundbars. The Sonos Ace are the company’s first headphones, and of course, they're high-end devices.

These headphones have spatial sound and a purported battery life of up to 30 hours with active noise cancellation. Although the price of the Sonos Ace is high, it makes sense. They have a goal: to become the industry's gold standard.

With the arrival of the Sonos Ace, the Apple AirPods Max and Sony WH-1000XM5 have a new rival. These are their characteristics.

Sonos Ace Specs



Closed circumaural headphones


40 mm dynamic driver


Active noise cancellation

Aware mode


8 microphones for voice and noise


Spatial sound (Dolby Atmos)

Dolby Head Tracking


Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound AptX

Sonos TrueCinema


Bluetooth 5.4 multipoint


1.060 mAh

Up to 30 hours of battery life with noise cancellation


191 x 160 x 85 mm

312 g (11 oz)



Gesture detection



The Sonos Experience, Now Available for Headphones

Sonos first headphones

The Sonos Ace headphones are available in black or white and feature an interior made with vegan leather. They weigh 11 ounces, compared to the 13.6 ounces of Apple AirPods Max. Each cup features a custom-designed 40mm dynamic driver. As Sonos explains, it developed the headphones from scratch.

The headphones offer a high-resolution sound and claim to be compatible with Hi-Fi and spatial sound, such as Dolby Atmos. They also feature dynamic head tracking for adjustment.

In recent years, Sonos has been known for delivering excellent sound precision and specializing in products that get the most out of music and movies. With these headphones, the company is doubling down on its mission. Starting later this year, Sonos will add will add TrueCinema technology to the Ace headphones, a feature which claims to scan the environment and room the user is in to recreate an immersive listening experience.

In addition, the Sonos Ace headphones have a button that allows them to connect automatically to the company’s the sound bars. A few weeks ago, Sonos updated its mobile app to facilitate the arrival of the new devices.

New Sonos Ace headphones

The headphones also feature active noise cancellation. Sonos promises a “premium” experience and an Aware Mode that allows users to hear some voices and the environment—a feature that many other headphones have been adding for some time now.

The company will use eight microphones for its noise cancellation feature. They'll also be ensure the user has a clear voice when making calls.

The Sonos Ace’s battery has 1,060 mAh, which promises about 30 hours of autonomy with active noise cancellation. Using fast charging and the USB-C cable, the manufacturers claim that users can get three hours of battery life with just three minutes of charging. A full charge takes about three hours. The level of autonomy is remarkably high, although in line with what competing products, such as Sony’s Ult Wear, offer.

In terms of connectivity, the headphones feature Bluetooth 5.4 with multipoint, as well as Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound AptX Lossless and Apple Lossless Audio codecs.

Users can also control Sonos Ace headphones via gestures and a customizable action button.

Sonos new headphones

Sonos Ace Availability and Pricing

The new Sonos Ace will be available on June 5 in the U.S. and several other countries, including Spain, Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina. You can grab yourself a paid for $449.

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