How to use Trueplay to improve the sound quality of your Sonos speakers
Sonos remains the undisputed champion of multi-room home audio, but purchasing a Sonos speaker (or several) is only the beginning. There’s a huge potential in this ecosystem if you know how to take advantage of it.
Our Sonos hints and tips encompass a lot of the best Sonos secret information. Trueplay is one of them, and we’ll show you how to use it and get the most out of it down below.
Sonos’ proprietary tuning technology is called Trueplay. It considers the acoustic properties of the room in which the speaker is located and adjusts the audio of your Sonos speaker accordingly.
The location of your Sonos speaker is critical; sound tends to reflect off wall surfaces, soft furnishings, and remarkably everything else, altering the sound quality of your music. And, to be clear, your speaker will still sound great without it; Trueplay simply adds a few extra tweaks.
Trueplay seems to have its own edition on Apple’s HomePod, but it’s all performed automatically. In the case of Sonos, you’ll have to do everything individually, but it’s well worth the effort. We’ll demonstrate how to do it.
Before we go much further, we should clarify that Trueplay is only available for iOS users. It seems absurd that this is still the case, despite Sonos’ assurances that it is working on it.
It’s also important to note that, due to the speaker’s frequent movement, Sonos now provides Auto Trueplay on the Move speaker.
How to use Trueplay to tune Sonos speakers?
You should indeed be incited to tune with Trueplay when you first establish your brand new shiny Sonos speaker (as long as you’re using an iOS device). We’ll pardon you if you skip it because it’s not required. Here’s how to discover it if you did.
1. Open the Sonos app and click the bottom bar’s cog settings wheel.
2. The Tapping System
3. Tap Trueplay in the next menu after selecting the speaker you want to tune.
You’ll be guided through the steps to tune your Sonos speaker at this point, and then you’ll be asked to provide Sonos permission to your microphone. To finish the process, which takes only a few moments, you’ll have to utilise your iPhone (or iPad).Because the app makes a sound from your device to see how it reverberates around the room, this is the case.
You’ll have to complete two tests. The first requires you to stay in one place, so place your Sonos speaker where you’ll be most likely to listen to it. So, when you’re in the family room, select your best couch spot. You’re familiar with the beat. Sonos will tune to sound its best in this particular area of the room.
You’ll need to walk around for the second test so the device can better “map” the room.
What are some tips for using Sonos Trueplay on Android?
It’s no problem for Android users, here’s a pro tip: procure a friend’s iPhone to Trueplay tune your speaker(s), then switch it back to your Android smartphone and all your changes will be secured. Before you do so, make sure your interiors are perfectly arranged.
Walk around the entire room
We recommend covering as much ground as possible when the app asks you to walk around the room. The more ground you cover, the more refined your tuning will be.
Do not change the volume
Be aware that the sound your iPhone makes is quite loud. Don’t be alarmed — everything is going according to plan — but don’t turn up the volume. If you do, it will have an impact on the outcome.
Keep the amount of background noise to a bare minimum
You don’t want any background noise to interfere with the test, so make sure there’s none during those few minutes.
Place your speaker in the location where you intend to keep it.
Before you test your Sonos speaker, make sure it has a permanent home. This is because it will calibrate it to the exact location where it is. If you do decide to move it, we recommend that you go through the Trueplay process once more.
Trueplay all of your speakers, including those in the same room
If you have multiple speakers in a room, you should Trueplay each one separately. Sonos won’t make those acoustic adjustments unless you do them on each speaker yourself because it can’t tell how they’re positioned in relation to one another