Raumfeld has been providing complete multi-room speaker setups in homes across Europe for a number of years, but to most Americans the German company is unknown, as their speakers have been non-existent in the U.S., where Sonos has dominated the market. But Sonos will be getting some real competition this fall when Raumfeld brings its speakers to the US for the first time on September 1.
Sonos has figured out the market and provides a fairly basic setup for wireless multi-room speakers, and while the simplicity is appreciated by many consumers, the options and sometimes subpar audio quality can be lacking for some. That is where Raumfeld seems to focusing their attention as they promise to deliver higher resolution audio over a wide array of speaker options ranging from $249 on up to $2,399 per speaker.
Raumfeld is pushing the ‘German-engineered’ aspect of their product and says they will deliver “immersive stereophonic sound with exceptional sonic detail and balanced frequency response” that has been crafted by audiophiles to take “music streaming to the next level”.
Whether or not Raumfeld can put a sizable dent into Sonos’ market share remains to be seen, but when September 1 rolls around, it is expected that their 8-week in-home trail will carry over to the U.S.