Sonos announces their first over-ear headphones with the Sonos Ace

Sonos has become well known for its premium audio across a range of devices, from soundbars to portable speakers. That being said, it might sound strange that as popular as they are, they’ve never actually made a pair of premium headphones. That ends today. Sonos have officially announced their first over-ear headphones with the Sonos Ace.

These premium headphones will certainly look to compete in most aspects when it comes to tip-top headphones, but let’s start with the basics. They’re packing 40mm drivers for louder sound and deeper bass, while the newer design means that the hinges are sealed within the ear cups, which helps create a better seal for listening, while not snagging on things like hair. A beamforming microphone will also help target your voice when on calls.

The Sonos Ace will feature both Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Aware modes. The former feels par for the course, and we can expect some incredible noise cancellation in the process, while the latter feels like a nice addition, particularly if you’re in a busy area or in a work environment where you’ll still need to listen out for something.

Much like their high-end soundbars, the Sonos Ace will feature lossless audio and spatial audio via Dolby Atmos. Sonos Intelligent Motion Processing with Dolby Head Tracking will also help adjust the sound stage as you move about. The Sonos Ace will even pair with your Sonos Arc so that you can switch between the two with the press of a button.

The Sonos Ace will also be super lightweight and include a hinge-free headband to evenly distribute weight across the top of your head. The memory foam ear cushions will also come wrapped in soft vegan leather. Controls on the right ear cup will also help manage calls and volume, and even switch between ANC and Aware modes on the fly. The Sonos Ace will also be available in both Soft White and Black.

The ear cups will be made from circular materials that allow them to use 17% less virgin plastic, while 75 % of the included felt case will be made from recycled plastic bottles.

Finally, the Sonos Ace will allow users to get up to 30 hours with Active Noise Cancellation. Ultra-fast charging ensures will also get you up to 3 hours of battery life from just a 3-minute charge.

The Sonos Ace will be available as of June 5, 2024, in select countries around the world, for A$699. Stay tuned for our Sonos Ace review closer to release.

Matthew Arcari

Matthew Arcari is the games and technology editor at The AU Review. You can find him on Twitter at @sirchunkee, or at the Dagobah System, chilling with Luke and Yoda.