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  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery, Outdoor use, Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have Smart Home & Portable Speaker

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    Smart Home Speakers and Portable Speakers are something that have become such an easy way to help you at home or enjoy music. There are so many options for both styles of speakers that it can be hard to narrow it all down. Thankfully, Sonos has combined these two speakers in magnificent fashion with the Sonos Move! Here is what I think... SET-UP: - Taking the Move out of the box your first impression is this thing is heavy duty. It's big but compact, heavy but easy to carry, and just overall feels very high quality. In the box you have the Move, charging base, and a nice Sonos brand clothing carrying bag for the Move. - An initial thought is I really like the charging base for this. It's very simple and nice because it makes the Move a permanent fixture in your house but you can just lift the Move on and off the base for portability. I also really like how forward thinking Sonos was to include a port for USB-C so you can more easily charge the Move on the go instead of the charging base. However, no USB-C cable is included with the package. - Setting it Up for Music was very easy! Just set it on the power base, download the Sonos App, and complete set-up through the app. The Sonos app will hook you up to the WiFi, sign you into any music apps, and set up your speaker to Google Assistant / Alexa (I used Google). I can't say enough how you should absolutely set up Google Assistant / Alexa with the Move, it just adds a tremendous amount of value to an already exceptional speaker. - The buttons on the Move are very subtle and simple by having controls for connectivity, power, microphone on/off, play/pause, and volume controls. All very slick and smooth but I do wish there was an easy way to tell battery life besides the Sonos App or asking Google what the battery level was. FEATURE PERFORMANCE: - Once set up, the Move works very smoothly. You can play music through the Sonos app, ask Google to play music for you, Apple Airplay, or since it’s a WiFi speaker - most music apps / phones will let you connect and play music through it regardless of using the Sonos app which is nice. Of course you can also use Bluetooth when you are off Wifi which is very easy to use as expected. - It's important to note that Sonos speakers uses "Trueplay" which is where it uses the microphones in your phone to set up the acoustics in a room. The Sonos Move uses the microphones on top of the speaker itself to automatically perform Trueplay whenever you move the speaker and set it back down. This is a huge benefit and makes using a Sonos so much more easy. - Sonos really nailed the Portability side of the Move. The battery life is great at 10 hours and it's very durable and ready for the elements which is great so you can bring it by any lake/pool, or out in the rain, or even outside in hot days or cold nights. You can't completely submerge it in water but that's not something I need from this speaker anyways. Regardless, it is a huge plus for a portable speaker to know it's not always going to be in dry normal conditions. SOUND QUALITY & SMART HOME - The Sound on the Sonos Move is by far the best sound quality I have ever experienced on a Portable Battery Powered Speaker or on a Google Assistant Speaker. The sound is so crisp and clear but the lows and bass are so powerful that you don't understand how they could do all that in a relatively small package. Also the sound quality is so great because it can really fill a space without having to turn it up even that high. - My only complaint with this Speakers sound is that the Move really has one forward firing speaker. So it's apparent that you get the best sound when you are facing the front side of the speaker compare to the back or even sides. I will say this isn't an issue when it's stationary in your home and the sound quality is so high that it still makes a room sound great, but it just would have been nice if they had more of a 360 degree effect for outdoor situations like other portable speakers do. - As far as Google Home integration, it's like you are using a Google Home as it will do almost everything that a normal Google Home will do (there are a few minor settings that actual Google Homes have that the Move doesn't but it's a non-issue for me). The Microphone button on top also works as a Toggle button to turn on/off the Mic in case you don't want it listening which is a nice feature to have BOTTOM-LINE: - If you are a Smart Home User that loves music at home and on the go, this is an absolute must have. The sound quality alone beats out any Smart Home Speaker I have heard of while still remaining relatively small and out of the way. Even with being such a great sounding smart home speaker, you can literally take this on the go whether it's around the house or backyard which will still stay connected to WiFi, or brave the elements on the go since its super durable and can connect with Bluetooth. I really think the Sonos Move is a homerun and you will be very satisfied!

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Sonos Customer Care
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      Awesome to hear that you love your new Move. Thanks for the review! john.milton

  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery, Outdoor use, Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A feature-rich utopia of sound.

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    First I want to say this is my first venture into a Sonos Product. The next thing I wanna say is I never want to go back to other speaker manufacturers. I hate to say it but Bose is in big trouble this is the kinda quality that others are putting out because this is the first speaker in my entire life that I have seen so many outstanding useful features. And. They. All. Work. Flawlessly. I’ll start with the elegant packaging that Sonos have here as it is ensured that nothing will be broken by the time it gets to you. Everything is snug and packed with pristine that it’s mind-blowing. I normally don’t pay too much attention to the presentation of the device but Sonos gave it a wow factor. What you get in the box is a few documentations here in there to get you started and easy with setup, the Speaker itself with a cloth carrying bag to put it in, and the charging base. Setup here was extremely intuitive, but it just downright work with the Sonos App. There weren’t any headaches or Frustrations with the app. The Sonos App walk-through through the setup process which is quick and easy. Sonos did a great job conveying instructions to the user while letting the app be smooth and useable. There is always an audio chime to let you know your voice or touch has been registered. You would think this would be easy for other manufacturers to follow but they don’t. Design is ultra-modern with touch-sensitive buttons. The speaker looks great in any area of the house. I like the smooth texture matte texture on the device. I love the design element that Sonos made this Move but the downside is if you are looking for a white version for your all-white Sonos setup there is none just yet. Play/Pause, VOL Up/Down and a "Mute Mic" for the voice assistants are all located at the top of the device. while on the back is Bluetooth, Wifi, and Power buttons are on the back. USB-C port for charging is also there and can be useful when you are not around the charging base. This comes with something called auto “Trueplay” which the Move comes with six microphones on the top of the device to Automatically fine-tune the sound to your rooms preference when on Wifi. The speaker then auto set the EQ giving you rich sound no matter where you are and they work! It’s subtle but the adjustments are there. I heard before on other Sonos speakers that true play forces you to use your phone to fine-tune the speaker to the environment. Well here everything is automatic and you don’t have to go waving your phone around the room all day looking like a madman. Sound quality is a game-changer as this one speaker can out preform and even outdo my own over a grand surround system. I have never witness sound so good, so perfect, so clear in all my days of owning speakers. I honestly didn’t know what I was expecting from a speaker at this price but I was floored with how the Bass can really move everything on its own. Everything from a pin drop to full layered Orchestra piece tracks. The drives Drivers and acoustics play well with each other delivering the sound you will be happy with. One mid-woofer integrated into the speaker; mid-range vocal with super deep bass. You can feel and hear it all coming from the Sonos move. Airplay 2 worked just perfectly with iOS 13 and played with the rest of my home setup. Not only does this one speaker fills up an entire living room but can fill up my whole downstairs with sound. I have no doubt this will be perfect for parties or barbecues at your home...because not only you can move the speaker around the house but you can also take the Move to wherever you want with the added Bluetooth inside the speaker. That’s right you can finally move your Sonos speaker outside the home and off of Wifi. I will be real and say the implementation of Bluetooth is pretty basic here but at least it’s here! Now you can have that same Sonos sound inside your home to the beach, skatepark, work, party, friend's house or just anywhere. I have moved the speaker several times around the house and haven’t had any issues with weight. It is quite heavier than any speaker of this size that I own but I don’t mind the weight of the device. It gives you a feeling of “huff” to the device as you move it around, even if you happen to drop this thing it does withstand drops and falls. I would give Sonos five stars on durability alone if I could. The speaker is weatherproof but the charging base is not so I wouldn't leave it on a patio table at all times. You can pair two Moves on WiFi for stereo sound if you have them so that's nice and No, the Move doesn't pair with Sonos Sub because this is designed to be moved around. The battery is great for Sonos' first attempt to get into the portable sound field. I found that battery was the weakest part of this product but it held enough stamina to get me through the day. All features turned on got me around 9.5 hours at full charge with Wifi and about 30 minutes less with Bluetooth on the go. Just when you really getting into the speaker the battery dies, this is the only area I can see them improving on but the Charging Base charges up the speakers fast to get you out of the door. Again to the Speaker has a USB-C charging on the back so the base isn't required for charge. Trust me you gonna need this if you plan on partying with this speaker all night somewhere. Also maybe this is me asking for too much but if a device is this feature-rich at this size I mean why not just put a Qi/Wireless charging inside the top of the device and/or NFC for easier pairing for Android users? no matter what you get here is amazingly done from Sonos. Voice Assistance pushes this device over the edge with its features and voice commands Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are here on this Sonos Move making life much easier. Yes, Voice assistance here is useful. I was able to change songs on my Apple music Playlist with my voice without using another iOS device since the speaker was on Airplay. Doing dishes, gardening, or crafts with my hands being so busy I was able to do it all by voice with Alexa. Alexa allow me to do all kinds of useful things from turning on the Xbox, Guard dogging my house, tell me flights, and I was quite impressed with the Sonos implementation of her. Google Assistant I don't use but I suspect that it's just as good on this speaker. I love the one-touch button on the speaker to turn on or off Alexa/Google when needed on the fly. As you can tell I love this Sonos Move, it's one of the best speakers I've ever used. In fact, I also used it on Apple TV as a way to have a home theatre experience and it kept up with my own expensive soundbar/woofer! This is not only feature-rich but it just works while being elegant and modern. With the added fact that everything is intuitive without a steep learning curve. Let us not forget they fair well in updating their software so you will always be up to date. All my time of reviewing products this is not easy for companies to do. Sonos have me as a new customer and if they keep up the hard work many more will come.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Sonos Customer Care
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      Thanks for the review! Move is a fantastic product and we are glad that you made the decision to add it to your home. john.milton

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sonos portable speaker

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I have given the Sonos portable speaker for quality, great and powerful sound, ease of use, set up. Somewhat expensive but worth it. I had troubled Receiving it due to USPS delivery issues (over a month) but, after I called customer service, they sent me another one which only took days.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Outdoor use, Portable, Set up

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Portable Speaker

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    About Sonos Move Sonos Move is the first portable speaker in the Sonos line-up. It’s suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and even claims that it’s drop resistant (though I’m not willing to test this feature since I like the speaker so much). It’s feature-rich and high quality, and exactly what Sonos needed to add to its series of products. What It Comes With Sonos Move is pretty simple. Most everything is housed within the speaker casing. In addition to the speaker it comes with a charging base and a bag to tote the speaker in. The charging base is a ring that the speaker sets on. The base, cord, and charging plug are all one proprietary connected piece. The casing even has a handle built into the back side for you to carry the speaker. Set Up For me, the set up was really easy. I already had the Sonos app installed on my phone. It was up and running in just a few minutes. For those that don’t have the app already installed, you’ll need to download and set up the app, get connected to the WiFi, and connect any services (like Spotify or Pandora, etc). You’ll also want to update the speaker software when you set up. That takes a few minutes to accomplish typically. Other than the app I just set the base down, plugged it in, and set the speaker on the charging base. Not much to it. Features This portable speaker is feature-rich. It works on both WiFi and Bluetooth, so you can really use this about anywhere. It’s as easy as pushing the button on the back to switch between WiFi and Bluetooth. It also has a microphone with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built-in. There’s an option to turn the microphone off for those don’t want to use this or just want their privacy. There are also touch sensitive buttons on the speaker to control play and volume. This speaker can be used both indoors and outdoors. I think that this may be perfect for a bathroom since it’s designed to be weatherproof. Also, with any Sonos product, don’t forget about the grouping feature that the Sonos app has. If you have another Sonos product you can group the multiple products together and stream your audio to the group. I tried this with a Play:5 in the Kitchen, and it worked well. Then, I tried this with my Sonos/Sonance Patio system, and it was awesome. I could move this speaker to exactly where I wanted a little more sound. It was a great addition to the existing set of speakers. As for battery life, I used the speaker for about 20 minutes outdoors, and it used around 5% of the battery life. Battery life shows up in the Sonos app so you can see where you stand as you play. Sound Quality I tested the speaker both indoors and outdoors, and I used a variety of music to see if it catered to one type more than another. I have to say that this speaker was really well balanced (especially for a portable). In my opinion, and for those who have listened to Sonos products previously, it sounded better than a Play:1, but not quite as good as a Play:5. Rightfully so considering the price difference with these speakers. The Sonos Move had much better bass than I expected. In fact, it may have had better bass than the larger Sonance speakers installed on my patio. I was pretty impressed. Here is a quick list of Pros and Cons for the Sonos Move. Pros *Everything is in one package *Sound quality is really good – lots of bass and is balanced *Sonos quality (sound and features) *Has Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa *Sonos app connects with several different audio sources *Sonos app allows this speaker to be grouped with others *Indoor and Outdoor use *Has a handle built in to the back of the speaker and a bag to tote it *Battery life of speaker is good Cons (Not Many) *Charging base and cord is a proprietary set up I’m giving the Sonos Move 5 stars. It’s the best portable speaker that I’ve used so far. The sound quality is really good, it has all of the Sonos app functionality, and I can use it almost anywhere. Sonos did a great job with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery, Outdoor use, Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Big sound in a small package

    Posted .

    Pros Surprising sound range and bass from a small speaker Sleek and secure carrying handle Supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming Charging rings makes charging easy Backup USB-C for charging without ring Water, dust, and drop resistant Supports Google Assistant and Alexa Includes automatic Trueplay tuning Battery is replaceable when it wears out Sturdy feel Cons Volume up and down button graphics the same Volume buttons don’t light up Midrange slightly weak Tons of options get complicated with limited instructions Battery indicator only shows up when the battery is low For fans of Sonos that have been wanting a portable speaker, Sonos finally answered with the Move. The Move is a portable speaker offering a ton of features and is targeting higher end customers. Design and Features The design is understated. If you have seen other Sonos speakers and how the style is very simple, then you get the idea. The matte black color is a little different than the rest of the lineup. Early reports say they chose the particular shade of black to help keep the speaker cooler in the sun but it’s still black so only time will tell if this is true. It’s IP56 water and dust resistant for use outdoors. It has a downward firing tweeter, mid-range woofer, and far field microphones. It’s just a little under 10 inches tall and has capacitive microphone mute, play/pause, volume up, and volume down button on top. Inside the carrying handle, which is handy considering its weight, are a power button, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi button, and Join Button. Inside the front of the speaker grill is a power and battery indicator, which only seems to light up when the battery is low. You charge it via a charging cradle, but Sonos mercifully realized we don’t want to carry that on the go and included a USB-C charging port on the back as well. No need to bring another charger in your car. A nice touch is that the battery is replaceable. The specifications say it lasts for 900 charges or about 3 years. After that point, you can purchase a replacement and install it yourself. If you would like to have portable stereo sound, the Move can be paired with one more Move. It will not pair with any other Sonos speaker. It supports too many streaming services and protocols to list. More than likely it will support your favorites. Performance and Usage Sound quality can be very subjective, but it’s hard to argue with the fact that the Sonos Move sounds like a much larger speaker than it is. Depending on the room it is placed in, the amount of bass it can generate can be surprising. Even when compared to larger portable speakers, the sound output was not only louder, but more refined. The automatic Truetone is supposed to adjust the sound based on the area. Although it was difficult to recognize any difference with it on or off, the speaker was able maintain good quality sound even outdoors. Of course, there are limits to what you can do in such a small package. You aren’t going to be getting any hard-hitting bass and mid tones seem slightly muted but mid-bass and highs were good. Overall, the sound quality is quite pleasant for such a small package. People are often surprised when you show them that this little speaker is what they are listening to. Although it was hard to tell how well the microphones worked for automatic Truetone, its safe to say they worked very well for the integrated assistant role. Google Assistant had no problems hearing commands clearly and responding correctly. Overall, the Sonos Move is well thought out and feels like a quality product. Like every product, it still has room for improvement. The app feels overly simple to start where it doesn’t initially even help you set up your preferred assistant. Once you dig deeper, you will find many options broken down into confusing sections with options buried several layers deep within. There is the option to download the manual from the website, but it seems like some careful planning and renaming of options could do a lot to improve navigation. In other areas, it’s just assumed you know features and they don’t tell you about them while labeling buttons with non-standard graphics. For example, volume up and down or both a set of four squares. This means the two buttons look identical and unlike the mic and play/pause button, the volume buttons don’t light up. Something else you likely won’t realize unless you dig through the manual is swiping left or right between the volume buttons will skip forward or back a track. Once you know it, it’s not a big deal but a small adjustment to the graphics or even a single page graphic in the app could fix this. Final Thoughts Sonos has never been known to be a budget brand or the ultimate of high-end audio but rather somewhere in the middle. Of course, if you are a Sonos fan and want a portable speaker, the Move will provide the same type of experience you love. If you are in the market for a portable speaker and you value compact size with good sound and build quality, thoughtful features, and don’t mind spending a little extra for it then the Move is also worth checking out.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Sonos Customer Care
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      Thanks for the review! john.milton

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Music Anywhere!

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Thank you Sonos for (1) further enabling me to add more Sonos speakers to my wife’s dismay and (2) allowing me to move it more frequently and anywhere I want to go! No more unplugging and waiting for it to reconnect - or for that matter even finding a plug. The Bluetooth option is wicked smart too. Thanks again Best Buy & Sonos.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Sonos Customer Care
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      Thank you for crushing tunes everywhere you go with Sonos! We're glad you're enjoying your Move! john.milton

  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery, Portable, Set up

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Portable Speaker for Home

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    I like the Sonos Move. It’s all got the great sound and features that Sonos is known for, plus a battery that lets you move it around. With Bluetooth built-in you can technically take it anywhere, but for me this is mostly going to live in its base at home, occasionally moving somewhere else when the situation calls for it. The portability is the major thing you should consider when looking at this because I think there are better-sounding smart speakers out there for the money, but with them you are always tethered to where they are plugged in. Setup was very easy. This is my first Sonos speaker and my first experience with the app and I’m really impressed with how it is setup. I was able to get connected to the network, add all my music services, and connect Google Assistant in under 5 minutes. Most of the other speakers in my house are Google Homes or Cast-enabled, so I was anticipating using the Move in a similar way, but the app is also really nice for queuing up and controller music as well. The sound from the Move is great. It’s detailed and a good, but not overwhelming, amount of bass. With the Autotruplay, which uses the microphones to tune the speaker to the environment, it sounds great wherever it is and the effect is noticeable. It had no problem filling my first floor with sound, but as good as the single tweeter and woofer sound I think it would sound even better as a pair in true stereo, though spending another $400 to make that happen is a tall order. The speaker itself is quite stout. The handle in the back works well for picking it up and carrying it short distances, but it’s just not the sort of thing I can imagine toting around outside my house. The Bluetooth sound quality is good, though not as good as it is when it’s connected via WiFi and you lose most of the features in Bluetooth mode. It’s also missing support for the higher quality Bluetooth codecs like aptX HD or LDAC. It feels like it’s most at home… at home; going with you to whatever you’re doing, whether it’s out in the garage, in the backyard, folding clothes in the laundry room, etc. The portability, while you do pay a price for it, does negate the need to have a smart speaker in all the rooms you want because you can just take this one with you. The battery life is quoted at 10 hours - I never had a chance to really run it down because most of the time it ended up back in its base after 20 or 30 minutes of using it somewhere else. Other items: - The WiFi connection is solid and I never had any issues keeping connected to the network, but I was surprised to find out it only has 802.11n, not 802.11ac. It’s not a problem by any means, but it’s a little disconcerting that it’s using last-generation (and soon to be last-last-generation) WiFi. - Chromecasting seems to work well at first, but I found that my phone would lose it’s connection to the Move after a short time. I know Google Assistant and Casting are a recent addition for Sonos, so I’m just chalking that up to a bug that will get fixed at some point later on. The speaker is extremely well built and the buttons all have nice feedback to them (even the capacitive buttons up top) Overall I really do like the Move. I think it’s a great speaker with great features, but for the price you could get 2 Sonos One’s in and do a stereo pair, or you could spend $100 more on a Play:5. That’s not even counting the non-Sonos options. If you get the Move, get it because you want a really great speaker that’s not too hard to move around

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sonos Move

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    Bought this so we could move the speaker around the house. It pairs with the Sonos bar and speakers. If the TV is on and I am in another room I can silence the TV and only have the sound coming from the Move. I can control the sound from my phone.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speakers

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Great speaker. Once you figure out how to use airplay connecting multiple speakers is a breeze. We use these speakers outside on the patio next to the pool. Blasting my neighbors bad music out!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Speaker

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    WAOOO ! This product is outstanding. After tested Bose Home 500 and the performance sound quality I skip that option and I'm super happy with the sound quality and music options offer with Sonos Move and the Sonos Platform. Never tested before and the product quality is awesome. My first Sono product and I can assure you that will not be the last ! Now consider the new sound bar to be add to my room TV. Sonos Move 5 star A+++

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Sonos Customer Care
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      Wow! This is awesome to hear! Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Move. We're honored to be your music system of choice. john.milton

  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable, Set up, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The best portable speaker I've ever owned.

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    Note: This review will be focused primarily on Wi-Fi mode and using Airplay 2. Bluetooth functions the same as a normal Bluetooth speaker would I work from home. So, I move around the house a lot and I've accumulated quite the number of Bluetooth speakers over the years. Among all of these, the Logitech Ultimate Ears series have always been my favorite and regardless, I'll always have a soft spot for them. Then, I seen Sonos was coming out with their own version of a portable speaker. Not only was it portable, but rugged and designed for the indoor/outdoor and elements. Never having owned the Sonos brand before, but hearing great things about it, I thought I would give it a try. I'm so glad I did - it was worth the investment and now ranks as my favorite portable speaker! As soon as I got it in the mail, I was in shock at how big the retail packaging was. This speaker was much bigger than I had anticipated. Opening the box itself felt like a moment to indulge. I has so much quality and inside, the speaker itself with inside a micro-fiber type bag with draw-strings. I immediately knew that this was going to be a high quality device, given what I knew about the Sonos name. Taking it out of the box, I noticed while it seemed huge, it's not TOO big, as to be awkward and was a bit smaller than I expected after seeing the size of the box. It has some heft to it, which makes it feel super high quality, but not over-burdening. I also want to mention the charger. It's an oval-shaped ring with a very generous cord length to the wall plug. Wherever you sit the charger, it will take up some space, but is very low-profile. I put it on charge and out-of-the-box, it was nearly topped off. It only needed about 15-20 minutes to get to full battery level. While it was charging, I downloaded the Sonos Controller app to my iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPad Pro 12.9" (3rd gen) - all running iOS 13.1.2. I turned on the speaker and set it up via the app on my phone first. Everything went great, got it set up on my Wi-Fi and the firmware auto-updated itself, which was nice to see. After this, I went to set the Sonos app up on my iPad and it would not, for the life of me, find the speaker. I tried putting it in "join" mode via the bottom button on the back and still could not locate it. After several hours of this, I rebooted my router. After my network came back up, I went back into the app on my iPad and it went in immediately, no fuss. Now, since this is my first real Wi-Fi speaker, I've had to get used to a few differences over my normal Bluetooth ones. There are two modes, which are select-able via a button on the back. Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Basically, when at home, you want it in Wi-Fi mode to take advantage of the full set of features. If you venture out, then you can put it in Bluetooth mode and pair it to your device and it will act as a normal Bluetooth speaker and connect automatically when the speaker is turned on and in Bluetooth mode. At home and on Wi-Fi, I simply power up the speaker via the power button on the back and it connects automatically. It's still taking me a bit to get used to the power button being on the back. I'm used to this being on the front or top of the device. However, it is big enough and is the top button, so it's easy to find by blindly feeling around and after a while, you will develop the muscle memory to go straight to it and not accidentally hit the other buttons. I fired up the speaker with my phone, turned on the Airplay connection to the Sonos Move via my iOS Control Center. It connects perfectly and takes just a few seconds. I use Spotify, so I played my music from the actual app. I did register my Spotify account with the Sonos app, but it feels more of a bare-bones, less featured offering than just using the native iOS app itself. In listening to a variety of songs and genres, from "Thunder" by Imagine Dragons to groups like Infected Mushroom, Rammstein, Professor Elemental, Daft Punk, Kraftwerk, AC/DC and tool, while mixing up some loud, faster sounds with slow ones. I can say that this speaker handled everything well. Even at half volume, it gets loud, which made me happy! The bass is spot on, as were the lows, mids and highs that I checked for. Even at near-max volume, I didn't detect any form of distortion or other anomalies. Overall, I'm VERY satisfied with how well this speaker performs, not only with music, but Podcasts and even my Twitch streams that I listen to! I also do want to add that this speaker has Trueplay tuning build into it. This is really neat because, any time you move or relocate the speaker while it is powered on and sit it down in the new location, for a few minutes after, it will automatically tune the speaker to the environment it is in, so it can accommodate the sound to loud or quite rooms. However, the speaker does have to be powered on during the move in order for it to do this - otherwise, it has no way of know it was relocated. It also has a set of mics up top, along with an indicator so that you know if it is in use or not. I love that you can tap the mic indicator to turn it off for privacy. There are also touch buttons up top as well that controls the volume, track selection, play/pause and again, the microphone on/off status. During my 3 day use of this speaker, I am seriously impressed. It's what I expected, coming from the Sonos brand and even more. The sound is full, rich and room filling. The design is elegant and you wouldn't even know it was a "rugged" speaker without being told. I also love the handle that is build into the back and have never once feared dropping it while migrating. My only real complaint with this speaker is that I've had an issue where, when I've had it on charge and powered off, it turns itself back on randomly. It'll be off and on the charge base, then when I go into the room the next day, it'll be on and I have no idea for how long it was on for. I'll turn it off and a few hours later, it'll be on again. I would also like to have seen a plug or port cover for the USB-C charging port in the back, for when you are out and about and do not have the charging stand to place it on. This would even have further increased the ruggedness, as there would be no worry of water or other particles getting into the port. Overall, this is getting 5 stars, all the way around. I am absolutely in love with this speaker and I can't wait to return to working back at home here in another month or so, so I can begin using and enjoying this speaker on a daily basis.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Sonos Customer Care
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      We are so happy to hear that you love it as much as we do! john.milton

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I had been in the market for a great sounding speaker that also had google and this is it ...And since my surround is Sonos this purchase was a no brainer for me.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery, Portable, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing portability, features, and sound

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I set out to look for a multi-use speaker that had decent sound, could get loud, be mobile/wireless and had Airplay 2. I needed it for a couple different usages, mainly for pairing with a projector that we use in our backyard. Up until now we were using a small Bluetooth speaker, with a RCA jack in, and used a 20ft cable to connect to it. I was never happy with the sound or the fact that I had to use a long cable for it. After a lot of research I decided to try out the Sonos Move, at first I couldn’t justify the hefty price but there was only a small group of speakers that had the features I needed. I decided on the Sonos Move. First of all the sound is great! It gets loud without compromise and connects to the projector via an Apple TV and Airplay. Bass is substantial and both music and movies sound amazing. I can place it anywhere without use of cables. I’ve taken it to the beach and park. The battery has never died on me, it lasts around 11 hours I have yet to drain it all the way. I have an Apple HomePod in the house but I find myself grabbing the Move instead. I have mostly Apple devices at home and the Move fits right in. With easy to use app and Alexa and google play integration. I use it with Alexa and Apple Music and it works like a charm. The only issue sometimes is remembering the right commands for Alexa to respond. Build quality is top notch. It feels and looks great. The charger is easy to use and it also has a usb-c for charging as well.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery, Portable, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Just wow. Sonos hit this one out of the park

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I must admit, when this was first announced, I was pretty meh. What do I need this for? It seemed really expensive for a wireless speaker and I already have a home full of Sonos speakers. Well, now, I think it might be my favorite speaker due to it's versatility. I own two 2nd gen play 5s, a first gen play 5, a play 3 and several play ones. The move is now my "floating" speaker to fill in the gaps. I have a single play 5 in the basement for example, so I can just bring this down and it really compliments the play 5. I can take it out to the back yard or front yard or to the garage. I was going to buy a few more Play Ones, but now that I have the move, I don't need to add any more speakers to my system. The Move sounds great. I would put it below the Play 5, but you really can't beat this speaker for a stand alone wireless speaker and the fact that it's Sonos and is part of my Sonos ecosystem makes it worth the higher cost. The quality is very high. It feels solid and the handle on the back makes it super easy to carry around. The low profile charging stand fits it perfectly and both the stand and the speaker have a grippy bottom so they don't move around. This is yet another high quality, great sounding Sonos product.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Money

    Posted .

    If you're in the market for a great portable speaker and can afford the cost...buy it. You won't regret it.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Outdoor use, Portable, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Portable Outdoor Speaker Apple Should Make

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    My landscape lighting professional quoted me a price of nearly $8k to put a sound system in my yard. Well, times have changed, and now $800 will purchase two Sonos Move portable outdoor speakers that will give you nearly the same audio quality. But wait, there's more - after your guests leave, you can "move" these speakers inside your home where the party never ends. Yes, they are pricey, but these speakers have more bass than HomePods, they are portable, they connect via WiFi or bluetooth, and you can include them in your AirPlay 2 home network. The Sonos app works great, and you can access them just as well through Apple HomeKit.

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    Ease of Use
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Battery, Outdoor use, Sound quality

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I've had the Move for about a week now. None of the Best Buy stores in my area (I visited four) had functioning Sonos displays since the product launched. That's sad. Therefore, I never got a chance to audition the speaker before ordering for myself. I managed to grab an open box one from bestbuy.com that was too good of a deal to pass up, especially on a brand new Sonos device. I have several Sonos products (Connect, Amp, Beam, Play:3, some stereo paired Ones with a sub, and some single Ones in other rooms), so I was excited to check out the Move. The RANGE on the speaker is incredible. If you worry about bringing your speaker outdoors where your wifi connection isn’t very good, I would still give this speaker a try. I took the speaker for a walk on the first night I had it and ended up a city block away – well beyond the reach of my wifi. I’m not sure if it just has incredibly strong wifi reception or if it was connected to Sonosnet, but this speaker will work flawlessly anywhere in my house or in my yard. The device also has that signature sexy Sonos look. It is definitely not your run of the mill portable Bluetooth speaker. It has a heft to it and won’t be traveling in your carryon bag. But the handle works great and the bag Sonos provides with it is sufficient. I was a little disappointed with the sound (thus the 4 star rating). I think my expectations were high from reading all of the great reviews so I was mildly let down. It is slightly better than the One and I think does a better job at producing a full sound than the One. (I attached a photo of the Move next to a One for comparison.) It is, however, FAR superior than typical Bluetooth speakers on the market today, as it very well should be for the price tag. With that being said, I wouldn’t recommend the Move to be the primary Sonos speaker on which you will critically listen to music. The Move can be stereo paired with another Move, but I’d recommend stereo pairing a One and a One SL for less than the price of a second Move (and of course pairing with a sub for incredible sound) and keeping the Move somewhere to be able to easily grab to take to the back yard or patio and also enjoy some music inside the house. Somewhere like the kitchen (I have mine in the dining room). The speaker switches between wifi and Bluetooth flawlessly – just push the button on the back. The controls on the top are similar to other Sonos products, so there won’t be much of a learning curve, if any. I also like how Sonos will offer a DIY battery replacement, so you don’t need to worry about this expensive device becoming obsolete. The charging stand is nice and easy to dock the speaker, but there is also a USB-C charging port on the back so you can charge away from home without needing to pack the dock (which is fortunate because it has a giant brick charger. Is that necessary?) As with other Sonos devices, the best part is how the app unifies multiple streaming services into one easy to use app. My “My Sonos” home screen has my favorite SiriusXM, Tunein, Radio.com and podcasts all under one roof. You can also add multiple Spotify accounts (my partner sees his Spotify account on his phone and I see my Spotify account on my phone). All in all, the Move is exactly what I wanted it to be. I’m looking forward to seeing similar product launches now that Sonos has embraced Bluetooth.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Battery, Portable, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sonos Move: Expensive, but worth it!

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    Posted .

    Bass: 8/10 Mids: 6/10 Treble: 7/10 Sound stage: 7.5/10 Portability: 6/10 Range: 9/10 Connectivity: 9/10 Build Quality: 10/10 Battery life: (too soon to make adequate rating) Overall Value: 9/10 Start with the obvious... the price is prohibitive especially for what is considered a portable speaker. Sonos is makes up for it with exceptional build quality, thoughtful software integration and sound quality. The bass is rich, warm and surprisingly robust. Highs are clear, crisp and distinct. Mids are little muddy and seem washed out on some recordings. Sound stage is remarkable for a stand-alone speaker and if the cash is there, buying a second for a stereo pair could be a legitimate replacement for many hi-fi implementations. It is a legitimate portable speaker... but it does have some heft. This is due to outstanding build quality and additional weight of a battery. Charging stand is elegant and understated. It also has a usb-c port. Listening at 60% volume, in large room, mids 90s hip hop mix: 90 minutes consumed about 8% - but this is right out of box so a couple of cycles will be needed to gauge battery life. Ultimately Sonos continues its run of quality hardware with excellent sound performance at premium pricing. If the cash is available - it is one of the best portables on the market AND makes a great addition to any home theatre setup.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery, Set up

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Thought I wanted a Roam, glad I went with a Move!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 4 months when reviewed.

    First off, I am an absolute Sonos junkie. It took a lot to keep me from upgrading to the Move immediately when it came out. I had a feeling that something smaller was going to come from Sonos to replace my UE speaker so I figured I could let that run for a little while longer. I was a little worried the Move was too big to transport around to the pool, beach, etc but I was wrong! The size of the Move while larger than most bluetooth speakers is actually an advantage. I could not believe the sound that came out of this speaker! I am used to having to try and fight ambient noises with other speakers but this one has no issue in being louder. Sound quality is on par with other Sonos products too, AMAZING! There is no doubt the quality of the product as it is heavy, but compact and easy to move around. The had grip on the back makes it easy to grab and go off the provided charger. Setup was very easy especially if you have Sonos products already in the home. Just find a good spot to drop the charger and use it to fill your living room or enjoy a day on the beach! My wife made the mistake of getting this for me to add to my Sonos addiction but it is my favorite product of their's so far!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Battery, Portable, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable speaker

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    The Sonos move is a must have if you are in the Sonos eco system. I am a newbie with Sonos and just purchased 2 subs,2play5,2play one, and playbar. I needed a portable speaker to take around when going out or in patio. This speaker was worth the 399. The sound quality is awesome and I like that it connects with the rest of house speaker. It’s nice to know we actually have another speaker that we can move around when having a party. Yes the price of the move is almost the cost of 2 play one but knowing that it’s wireless and Bluetooth and can move it around is a plus. The wireless charging is the best I seen. So easy to take off from charger and place it back. Good job Sonos on this feature.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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