Sonos PLAY:5 Wireless Speaker: Deliver great sound to any room in your house with this Sonos wireless speaker. Wireless streaming lets you access all of your music through your home Wi-Fi network with the Sonos Controller app.
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If you have multiple Sonos music players, you can control what's playing in any room from anywhere in your house. You can use any Sonos Controller to control the music and the volume in all of your rooms.
Control your music from the palm of your hand
Download the free Sonos Controller app on your compatible smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac to search for songs and stations, choose music and control the volume on your wireless Sonos speaker.
Wireless streaming lets you access all the music you love in one place
Enjoy your music library, radio stations and online services through the Sonos Controller app.
Play a different song in every room, at the same time
Tune in to an Internet radio station in the bedroom, stream a music service in the kitchen and play a song from your music library in the living room — simultaneously.
If you purchase 2 Sonos PLAY:5 wireless speakers, you can create separate left and right channels to generate bigger and deeper sound.
Dynamic sound in any type of room
The Sonos PLAY:5 speaker includes 6 state-of-the-art digital amplifiers paired with 6 integrated speakers to bring pure, clean sound to a kitchen, bedroom, office or just about any room in your home.
Withstands humid environments, such as in a bathroom with a running shower. (The PLAY:5 is not waterproof or water-resistant.)
Lets you place the PLAY:5 on any kind of surface without fear of scratches or scrapes.
Put your Sonos PLAY:5 speaker in any room where you want music and connect it to your home Wi-Fi network using the Sonos Controller app. With the touch of a few buttons, you're ready to enjoy multiroom music.
Don't return it until you adjust the EQ
Posted by: Sammyb12590 from: on
Very easy set up. I sampled about 10 songs of varying styles after setting up the speaker. To say the least I was disappointed, the overall sound was hollow. I almost put it back in the box to return it. I decided to look through the settings before doing that. I soon realized that the EQ default setting for treble and bass are in the middle. Once I adjusted the bass and treble the speaker came alive. Very glad I did not return this speaker, it is very very impressive.
32 out of 32 found this review helpful.
Audiophile Review / Bluetooth Adapter Available
Posted by: wynwyn from: Oregon on
I was very impressed upon my first encounter with the second generation Play5 that I listened to on a display shelf. I purchased a Play5 several weeks later and was even more impressed with this speaker after getting it home and utilizing the customized room tuning feature and adjusting treble and bass to my preference. The high frequencies are crisp and clear and the bass is incredible for this size of a speaker. You can actually feel the bass! Each of the six speakers has it's own independent amplifier that results in full caption of power throughout the speaker. After enjoying listening to some of my favorite songs through the Play5 and discovering that it had a feature in the settings to add another Play5 that you could play in stereo mode, I went out and bought another one. Purchasing the second Play5 created true stereo sound with both speakers working independently of one another providing greater depth and sound. The only thing missing with the Play5 is Bluetooth! This is why I gave it 4 stars as opposed to 5! However, I purchased a Logitech Bluetooth adapter that plugs into the back of the Sonos Play5 and now can stream directly from other devices that I utilize for music, videos, and " books on tape". Note: If you have two Sonos speakers playing in stereo mode you will only need one Bluetooth adapter. Sound will be played through both speakers when the "In Line" feature in Sonos settings is activated. Hopefully this review has been informative and has given you the confidence to purchase your own Sonos Play5.
26 out of 26 found this review helpful.
An entirely new Play 5
Posted by: Brunn210 from: Minneapolis, MN on
I own all of the Sonos products and have always enjoyed the old Play 5. Sonos decided to build a new Play 5, so time to try it.
The packaging of the new Play 5 is outstanding. Feels like an Apple product when you open it. Very nice touches all around. Then again, the new unit is $100 more than the old one.
The new Play 5 is a little shorter than the old unit but much deeper. The look is cleaner and it can be placed like the old one or on its side. A nice touch if you buy a pair.
Connecting it is the same as the other Sonos units. I did not try the new TruePlay feature since Sonos does not support it on the iPad Pro yet.
Sonically it is very good. One tip is to let it break in for a while. Out of the box it sounds a little flat and laid back compared to the old Play 5. Give it a little time and it comes to life. Bass is deeper and richer with better overall separation. It's amazing how much sound Sonos gets out of this speaker.
Outstanding product by Sonos again. Fun to listen to and worth the $100 price increase.
25 out of 27 found this review helpful.
New SONOS Play 5 Still the best ALL AROUND!
Posted by: PatrickJ from: on
I agonized over buying the NEW Play 5's (HI-FI, CD quality) OR the BLUESOUND Pulse 2's (HI RES quality). The Play 5 has more dynamic range (even though the Pulse 2 is said to have more fidelity), and it was much cheaper, so I bought a stereo pair.
After many hours of scrutiny, I've decided I love these speakers! The stereo separation is grand, the low end is all the bass most people would ever want, and, when you stream TIDAL or CD quality files, the HI-FI playback is clear and simple as the truth. Norah Jones was on stage in my living room, which is a big room to fill.
The Play 5 is good enough for an entry-level audiophile--if not many audiophiles--for sure. Plus, I went to a nearby Magnolia that demos the Play 5 and Pulse 2. The Pulse 2 came off a bit messy to me; the Play 5 does a better job of showcasing the highs, mids and lows. The Pulse Mini actually had more transparent sound than the Pulse 2, but it is too small.
The Play 5 has the best combination of scale, clarity, affordability, ease of use, streaming service options, power, design, and support of any all-in-one, streaming speaker. I have had a SONOS ecosystem with CONNECTs, PLAY 1's and PLAY 3's for some time, and I'm glad I stuck with them. SONOS is here to stay for quite some time, they will continue to update and support these Play 5's, which makes them future-proof even without the HI RES support. Besides, HI RES vs. HI-FI is not as important as quality amps and speakers versus lesser quality. And the SONOS is good quality--just as good a physical speaker as any other streaming speaker on the market, it plays CD quality superbly, and I look forward to all the great updates to come...
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: NYMIKE1 from: on
I added 2 play 5's to my playbar and subwoofer. That combo is awesome. I listen to a lot of music and podcasts. Also watch movies and concerts. Sonos makes everything better. The play 5's and(playbar) sound great and get Really Loud!. Rock concert like without any distortion. I love the fact that you can have a home theater system and/or speakers throughout your home wirelessly. I also have 2 play 1's in my kitchen. And one in my bedroom. My Sonos system is one of my all-time favorite purchases!
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Wonder, rich, full sound
Posted by: Pickylistener from: on
My first Sonos speaker as I had a connect amp and connect as part of my house music system. We placed the new Play 5 in our master bathroom and it sounds perfect. Could not be happier with selection and final result.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: nottac from: on
Outstanding speaker but I would probably purchase the Sonos sound bar first and a Sonos 1 instead of the Sonos 5.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
This speaker rocks!
Posted by: SBD47 from: on
The Sonos Play:5 is my first Sonos product and so far I'm very impressed with it. The sound quality is top notch, with crisp highs and deep bass, not found in speakers of this size. I purchased one of these for my Bedroom and could not be happier with it! The alarm clock feature is great and I really like the styling of this speaker as well. I'm tempted to purchase a second one to setup as a stereo pair. This would be way overkill for my Bedroom, but would make an amazing Living Room setup.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Great for someone who likes loud clear sound
Posted by: RYGUY from: on
Its a great box for clear loud sound... The sound is clear and the box is compact.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Great sound, great platform, great design!
Posted by: maxw from: on
I listened to the old gen play 5 before I bought this. The new one is so much more modern in design, and has even better sound. The platform is so much easier to use than any of its competitors. A nobrainer if you are in the market for a wifi speaker.