Sonos shipping matte black Sub for $599

The glossy black version of the Sonos subwoofer costs $699, but you can now get the matte version for $100 less.

The matte black version of the Sonos Sub sells for $100 less than the glossy black version. Sonos

For those of you who've had your eye on the Sonos subwoofer -- or Sub, as it's officially called -- but have held back on purchasing due to its rather hefty $699 price tag, take note that Sonos has begun offering a matte-black version of the same speaker for $100 less, or $599.

When releasing the swanky-looking, glossy black version of the Sub last year, Sonos had promised to deliver a matte version, and here it is, albeit in limited quantities. According to a PR rep, "Sonos has made a limited quantity available for purchase via Sonos.com, Best Buy and Amazon.com. The sale will last for two weeks and only while supplies last."

I can't tell you how firm Sonos will be with that time frame and whether the company will offer the matte version again in the future; I'm just reporting what I was told.

For those of you waiting for a white model, no word on when that might be coming -- and whether it will come in a glossy or matte finish. We can only hope for both -- along with glossy lipstick red.

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