Sonos announces its first headphones, with noise cancellation and Dolby Atmos – but not the feature we most expected

Sonos has announced its first headphones, and they are called Sonos Ace. They are over-ear Bluetooth headphones, with support for Snapdragon Sound and aptX Lossless, Dolby Atmos spatial audio, active noise cancellation, USB-C lossless audio… and not with support for the Sonos multi-room system.

We expected the Sonos headphones to have a feature like the Sonos Roam, where the music automatically switches to Sonos Ace when you leave, and automatically switches back to your Sonos speakers when you return – and that you could choose them as a Wi-Fi music source from the Sonos app – but that’s not the case. Mostly they work like most of the best Bluetooth noise canceling headphones, albeit on the premium side of things… they do have one big Sonos trick though.