I'm interested in getting a wifi-enabled speaker for our bedroom; my preference would have been for a pair of small active speakers, but given my other requirements (and budget constraints - say under $500), I can't find anything suitable that's not a single box.
General requirements are:
* wired (ie, not battery-powered)
* Chromecast support (preferable for sure)
* Google Assistant support (of at least some kind)
* needs to fill a moderately-sized bedroom, but I'd prioritise audio quality over sheer volume
Three possibles I've identified are:
* Sonos One (no surprises there, I'm sure!)
I'm swaying towards the Arena, partly based on the price given it's only $290 including shipping from Amazon at the moment. But it's also because of its much wider support than the very closed-down Sonos (Chromecast, Bluetooth, external input...). It's also potentially a bonus for WAF (given it's for a bedroom) that the Arena doesn't have built-in mics (ie, its GA support is via another GA device including a phone). One problem is I'd not be able to hear it before ordering, so particularly interested in hearing others' views if they've had any experience with this.
Anyway, I'd welcome any advice on these options, or recommendations on other speakers that may fit the bill. Especially if there are any active stereo speakers with the above features (I'd potentially pay a bit more if I could find the right pair).
Thanks in advance.