Less obtrusive design? I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder but you’re saying that Sonos is less obtrusive than a HomePod? Wow, the HomePod looks more like decor, the Sonos looks like a completely conspicuous speaker. But I do like Sonos for its ability to be grown out to true surround sound. I wish Apple would work in this direction, at least LCR extended stereo.
With that said, thank you Best Buy’s excellent open box inventory turnaround sales. I just bought two HomePod 2s (“excellent” condition) for 250 each. The OG HomePod is the one component I missed out on. I’m stoked to get them (one comes in tomorrow, one on Friday. They’re shipping from different stores)