Sonos is a leading provider of wireless audio products, including soundbars. Its products are known for their high quality audio reproduction, easy setup, and sleek design. Similar brands include Bose and Polk. Sonos' top soundbar product lines include the Playbar and Playbase. These soundbars are designed to provide superior audio quality for movies, TV shows, and music. They are also easy to set up and use, making them a great choice for any home theater enthusiast.
Sony is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo. The company owns the largest music entertainment business in the world, the second largest video game console business and the third largest smartphone business. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound.
The company was founded by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita on May 7, 1946, as a joint venture between Shibaura Seisakusho (now Toshiba) and its subsidiary Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo (now Sony Corporation). Ibuka and Morita invested ¥30 million in capital and a further ¥30 million in property. The new company developed and manufactured communications equipment for the Japanese armed forces, beginning with the Type 92 hand-held radio and moving on to larger and more complex models. The company eventually came to specialize in portable radios and power amplifiers. It also made professional broadcast equipment for the Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation).
In the 1950s, Ibuka traveled in the United States and Europe seeking partnerships with American and European companies. He eventually negotiated a deal with the American company Motorola to jointly develop the Walkman, and in 1979, the two companies launched the now-ubiquitous portable music player. The Walkman was a portable cassette player that allowed people to listen to music while on the go. The first Walkman was released in Japan in 1979, and it quickly became a huge success, with sales reaching 100 million units by the early 1990s.
In the 1980s, Sony began to expand aggressively into new businesses. In 1982, Sony launched the Betamax home video cassette format, which was quickly eclipsed by the rival VHS format. However, Sony persevered and eventually came to dominate the home video market with its PlayStation gaming consoles. In the early 21st century, Sony also became a major force in the digital camera market with its Cyber-shot line of cameras.
Today, Sony is a diversified electronics and entertainment company with a wide range of products, including televisions, cameras, gaming consoles, and music and movie businesses. The company is also a leading provider of financial services in Japan. Sony Corporation's headquarters are in Tokyo, and it has operations in about 40 countries around