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Sonos PLAY:5

Wireless streaming music speaker (Black)

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All the music you want — anywhere in your home

Sonos® systems let you tap into music from your personal collection and from the Internet, anywhere in your house. The compact Sonos PLAY:5 makes it easy to get started or add an additional room — it's a self-contained music system with built-in speakers. You'll get top-notch, room-filling sound from a player that easily fits on a counter in the kitchen or an end table in the living room. The PLAY:5 teams up five drivers — two tweeters, two midranges and a subwoofer — with five tailor-matched amplifiers to deliver full-bodied, lifelike sound.

Exceptionally easy multi-room music

Sonos makes setup easy

Place Sonos music players like the PLAY:5 in every room where you want to listen to music. The players connect to your home network — either via Wi-Fi® or by connecting one player to your router via Ethernet to create a dedicated Sonos network. This network, known for its extensive range and superior performance, gives you house-wide access to tunes stored on your PC along with a wealth of Internet audio choices. (We recommend adding the Sonos BOOST to connect all players to your network wirelessly.)

Sonos controllers

You probably already own a Sonos controller

You can use an iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or Android™ phone to control any and all Sonos players. A free download turns your smartphone and tablet into a full-fledged Sonos controller. Easily navigate and search through playlists and tracks stored on your computer, or select an Internet radio station. Create customized playlists on the fly for individual rooms or for playback over your entire Sonos system. You can also mute or adjust the volume of each of your players.

Rhapsody®, Pandora® Internet radio, SiriusXM, and more at your fingertips

The Sonos system works seamlessly with a host of Internet-based digital music services, including Rhapsody, Pandora, Spotify, Napster®, and SiriusXM Internet Radio. Rhapsody offers instant access to millions of songs and ad-free radio stations through your Sonos Controller. SIRIUS Internet Radio gives you access to over 80 channels of programming. Every Sonos system includes free 30-day trials of these two services, so you can start listening the moment you take it out of the box. Pandora creates customized Internet radio streams just for you — all you have to do is enter the name of your favorite song or artist. And because Sonos connects directly to the Internet for all of these music services, you don't even have to turn on your PC.

Play music stored on your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®

Sonos now gives you convenient wireless access to music and podcasts stored in the Music app of iOS devices, for playback throughout your entire Sonos system. This function works on devices running iOS6 or later (see below for full list of compatible Apple devices). The system even lets you connect multiple Apple players at once. For instance, you can queue up songs from your iPhone to play in the kitchen while you cook, and your spouse can stream a podcast in the den at the same time.

Expand your Sonos system

You can have up to 32 Sonos music players in your system, and each one can play an independent selection of individual tracks or playlists. Listen to jazz in the den while your spouse plays rock music in the kitchen, or pump a single playlist of songs throughout the entire house during a party.

Product Highlights:

  • five built-in amplifiers and five built-in speakers (two tweeters, two midrange drivers, and one woofer)
  • communicates with other Sonos players via Wi-Fi or a dedicated Sonosnet™ 2.0 wireless network
  • control your Sonos system with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android device, or computer — free download available
  • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and Ogg Vorbis files (firmware is upgradable to support future audio formats)
    • compatible with protected WMA files from Napster, Urge, AOL, and many other music download sites
    • not compatible with protected AAC files from iTunes
  • play music and podcasts stored in the Music app of an iPhone (3GS or later), iPad (iPad 2 or later), and iPod touch (4th generation or later)
  • plays MP3 and WMA streaming Internet radio stations
  • plays songs from Rhapsody® digital music service — subscription required after free 30-day trial
  • plays songs from SIRIUS® Internet Radio — subscription required after free 30-day trial
  • plays personalized Internet radio stations from Pandora®
  • multi-zone synchronous playback (same music plays in multiple zones simultaneously) or multi-stream playback (each ZonePlayer plays individually selected music)
  • top controls for volume and muting
  • bass, treble, balance, and volume controls accessible via remote
  • 2-port Ethernet switch
  • minijack stereo input for connecting an MP3 player or other audio gear
  • compatible with Windows® (XP or higher operating system)
  • compatible with Mac® (OS X 10.4 or higher operating system)
  • AC adapter included
  • 14-3/8"W x 8-9/16"H x 6-13/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • requires high-speed Internet connection

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Sonos Play:5

Written By Mike, California on Monday, August 17, 2015

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Needed some sound for my kitchen and didn't want to run wire into the ceiling to put in hidden speaker system so decided to try the Sonos based on a friends advice.

Pros: The sound is great for the size and certainly is a lot better than the previous speaker system I was using. Nice to have access to my internet music source fairly easily and quickly. The wifi feature is of course critical to avoid hard wiring anything but power.

Cons: I find the Sonos app to be a bit lacking. It's nowhere near as robust as the Spotify app. I enjoy browsing radio stations and other user's play lists on Spotify but in order to listen to them on Sonos I have to save them as playlists before I can see them. Would be better If I could stream directly from any audio app on my iPhone.

??I'm SonosT In Love With You??

Written By ZBob, New Mexico on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I was excited to receive this for my birthday recently! I hear expense mentioned as a con, but with all the free music available, in my opinion, the cost is moot! The sound is fantastic on my Play 5!!! I can't wait to add more! Forgive me, but I LOVE SONOS!!!

Pros: Easy to set up and it was done so very quickly! Black finish is perfect for our decor! Play5 fills our living room, dining room, and kitchen with joyful music easily with plenty of power to spare! Cost of one speaker is great!

Cons: It will start to get expensive to get ALL the speakers you desire!

Great birthday gift from my Bo

Written By Casaundra, California on Sunday, August 09, 2015

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Love my Sonos. It's the first thing I go to in the morning--I love the sound it brings into my life.

Pool Speaker

Written By BuzzyD, Florida on Sunday, August 02, 2015

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Tried to give it a four star rating but your review form wouldn't allow it. Anyhow...4 stars...why? Because it's very good, not great. To be great it needs to have blow the doors off let the neighbors hear your speaker sound and it doesn't. The guy at the store said you could hear it down the block and you can't. It's just a power thing...sorry Sonos.

Pros: Looks good...portable.

Cons: Lacks kickin' loudness...only plays songs on your I-Phone that are downloaded, it will not play anything in your I-Tunes library that is in the cloud.

Sonos Play 5

Written By Richard, Virginia on Thursday, July 16, 2015

Easy to install product!

Play 5

Written By marion, Texas on Thursday, July 16, 2015

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This product is pricey but it does produce a great sound. Ease of hookup is great.

Pros: Sound is great

Cons: Pricey


Written By EMIL, Connecticut on Monday, July 13, 2015

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Sonos to know you

Written By Dave, NY on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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Wow! Lots of audiophile experts and purists will try to talk you out of this but I can tell you uneqiuvacably this thing rocks! Pristine sound, ZERO dropouts, FAST connection--makes Airplay look like the clueless kid in class

Cons: One works---but you will want the sub.


Written By Can'tSitStill, New York on Monday, June 22, 2015

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If you want an easy hook up, and great sound, get a Play 5. I have a 5 and three 1's and love them all. Walk from room to room in your house and follow the music! Perfection.

Pros: Small size with big sound. Easy hook up and easy to link. Everyone plays too! We all downloaded the Sonos app and everyone can control the music

Cons: Slightly pricey

Love our Sonos system

Written By JJ, California on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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Bought the Sonos Play 1 for our kitchen and then the Sonos play 5 for our family room. Love the ease of use with mobile app and ease of setup. Now I am able to access my entire iTunes library.

Pros: Ease of setup and use

Cons: If you are a very serious audiophile, I would probably go with sub woofer and pairing the speakers which I might do in the future. I might also need a boost in my wifi signal as my wifi is weak in my kitchen where I have the Sonos 1. Sometimes I cannot connect and have to start on the desktop app.

Another great Sonos product

Written By Syd, Minnesota on Thursday, June 11, 2015

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We use this product in our bedroom and it fills the room with music. We will also unplug it from the bedroom and take it to the dock and listen to great tunes. It took about ten minutes to set up, most of that time it was updating with my slow internet, and the music was crisp and clear in my room. Love Sonos products.

Pros: So easy to set up and all the music you want with your smartphone as controller

Just as expected!

Written By Mark, Indiana on Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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Bought this for my large living room to supplement my Play1 in the kitchen. Incredibly simple to add to the network and combine with other speakers. Sound is great and so is the look. Now I just need to add a Play3 in the bedroom!

Pros: Sound quality, integration, ease of use.

Cons: Price

Good sound - but two play:1's are better!

Written By mh, California on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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I had originally bought the play:5 for a larger kitchen+family room area thinking the bigger speaker would fill the bigger space better. I also bought the 2-pack of play:1 speakers for bedrooms in the house. After auditioning both speakers, I found that the the stereo-paired set of play:1 speakers filled the space much better with a wider soundstage and more clarity. The play:5 by itself was a bit boomier in the space. I found that for mid-size rooms, the play:5 sounded great, but going to the larger room, the stereo pair of play:1's did a better job.

Pros: Good bass, rich sound Good for up to mid-sized rooms

Cons: Lack of stereo separation and soundstage compared to a stereo pair of play:1's

Great product

Written By Mike, California on Monday, May 18, 2015

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This my third Sonos product and like the other two is fantastic. Easy to set up, solid, great sound, a real value.

Pros: Solid great sound.

Cons: Would like to see more updates on software i.e. possibly be able to use YouTube music.

As advertised PLUS

Written By Jack M., Largo Florida on Monday, May 04, 2015

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Such a delight; it does it all and easily too! Thought I'd need two but for the pool area one is more than adequate..... The SONOS APP makes using it a breeze....

Pros: Great sound and looks......

Cons: none that I'm aware of!

Sonos PLAY:5

Written By Tom H., Pennsylvania on Sunday, May 03, 2015

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Fantastic system. Easy set up and great app to link any apple product. Purchased the Play 5 along with the connect and connect amp to utilize my surround system and outdoor speaker system. Worth every penny!

Pros: Terrific sound. Easy set up and great Sonos App. Play any music from around the world. Fantastic!

Cons: None

Love Sonos

Written By swegs, Washington on Friday, May 01, 2015

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After hearing my brother rave about his Sonos system for the last five years and then using Sonos at work and at my girlfriend's home, I decided to invest in the Sonos 5 and the Connect. Wow. What an easy setup. Took 20 minutes to plug in the Connect and setup the interface on my pc and my iPhone. I now have access to my entire library on my pc (200,000 songs), from my Amazon account, from Pandora, etc all managed off my phone, pc or laptop. The Sonos 5 sounds great in my bedroom and I can easily opt to have both the stereo and the Sonos 5 playing together or not. A bit pricey but worth it. Should have bought these products earlier.

Pros: Ease of setup. Ease of use. Flexibility. Access to different sources. Sound quality.

Cons: A bit pricey.

Worth the cost

Written By Adam, Indiana on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Like many others, I was a little hesitant to spend the money for Sonos, after trying to get by with AirPlay for cheaper for a number of years. Let me just say that I wish I would have done it a long time ago. I can listen to nearly any music I want, and the system works a million times better than AirPlay. The speakers sound great too, it's hard to go wrong.

Pros: Great sound, works great, simple setup.

Cons: none

Sonos 5

Written By DLC, Maryland on Monday, April 27, 2015

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So is 5

Written By Julie, Pewaukee, Wi on Monday, April 20, 2015

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Absolutely perfect for our open concept kitchen.

Pros: Easy set-up

Cons: Wish it was cheaper so we could buy one for every room.

So easy

Written By Chris P, Massachusetts on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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It really was a lot of fun and very easy to set up. The music is very nice, and we are listening to classical every night during "cocktail hour" at home.

Pros: Easy set up, great sound

Cons: Pricey


Written By Anonymous, New York on Friday, April 10, 2015

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Just perfect! Easy setup.

Not That Great

Written By Ashley, California on Wednesday, April 08, 2015

It does not have auxiliary to plug into the cell phone and it does not sound powerful like the Bose speakers that I have

Pros: Sound ok

Cons: Not loud enough and need to add an aux plug for cell phones

Great component

Written By Tim, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Monday, April 06, 2015

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I. Ought this to make a stereo pair with my other Play 5. It sounds awesome. I live in a tow home and want great sound at volume that doesn't nother my neighbors. One play 5 is good enough, but once you hear them In a pair, you cannot go back.

Pros: Sound clarity. Great sound al lower volumes. Great app to play most music choices.

Cons: Will not combine with playbar and sub to make 5.1 surround

Sonos Play 5

Written By Skyler C., Seattle, WA on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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The ability to control music in your home with the convenience of an easy-to-use downloadable app (Android or Apple) is a luxury I have waited years for! Setup is seemless, and the sound quality on this particular unit is broad and rich.

Like most of us out there - I hope - I enjoy music in my home on a daily basis. The Sonos app and speaker(s) allow you to control all aspects of the system from your cell phone, IPAD, etc. Yes, it may promote laziness to some extent, but when you are in the middle of something and want to enjoy a specific song or album you can achieve this as easily as checking the weather on your handheld device. That translates to utmost convenience.

When I set up the Play 5 I was admittedly skeptical about the potential sound quality; both high-end and especially low-end. The unit was and still is impressive for its size regarding sound quality. It isn't going to blow the windows out of your home or apartment, but let's be honest - that is what powered subs are for.

I am already planning the next addition to my existing Sonos family of speakers/components. Maybe a Play 3 for the office? I currently have the Play 5 linked to a Sonos Connect --> perfect for those who would like to use Sonos and have a pre-existing stereo system in their home. Best thing about multiple Sonos systems in one home is the ability to group or seperate them independently of eachother and control volumes in unison, or individually.

Long story short = Try it out!

Pros: Impressive sound from a space saving, convenient, and flexible unit - did I mention great sound! Ease of setup and seemless linking with other Sonos components also stood out to me.

Cons: The Only thing I would add is an in app feature that allows users to manipulate volume controls in the background mode (vs. going into the app to control volume).

Great Sound; I like the Line-in feature

Written By csteury, Salt Lake City, Ut on Monday, March 30, 2015

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Great sound, I already owned a Sonos-1 and Sonos-3. They sound ok, but the Sonos-5 is even better. In truth, I purchased this unit due to the "Line-In" capability as I just purchased a turntable which I wanted to plug into my existing Sonos system. Due to spatial considerations, I also wanted to place the turntable close to my computer system in order to digitize and convert Vinyl to flac, etc. In any case, all went according to plan and as a bonus the new Sonos-5 exceed expectations w.r.t sound quality!

Pros: Easy setup, great sound quality

Cons: A bit pricey, but the only system that appears to does what I want to do (which is integrate old with new media forms, etc)

It's Good

Written By Brett, Virginia on Saturday, March 21, 2015

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A little pricey, but very convenient to use. Sound is extremely good for home use - tight bass, defined mids, and non-brittle highs. Will expand the system more in time.


Written By EricS, New York on Friday, February 13, 2015

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Great speakers as part of a great wi-if Eco-sustem

Very Happy

Written By Beau, Coventry CT on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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I was skeptical even though I have a neighbor who swears by his Sonos 5. But I took the plunge and I am very glad I did. The setup had a few flaws but it only took about 15 minutes and not only was the 5 working great but I had downloaded SiriusXM, Pandora and some others. At first I thought that all the music services that I had already downloaded would work not realizing I had to download again into the Sonso app. No big deal. I now run the 5 in a 16x20 room with 19 foot ceilings and it sounds great. I'm going to order a second one next week to get my true stereo. No downsides to this. I only wish that I could plug my base cube in.

Pros: Simple setup great sound plenty of volume plays every music service I need plus my playlist on the ipod touch

Cons: wish I could plug in my present base cube

Happy with Sonos.

Written By MSS, California on Sunday, February 08, 2015

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I am very happy with both of my Sonos 5s. They have a nice low end as well as clear high end. I bought a black to go against a black wall and white for white wall so their size keeps them both fairly invisible. I have Play 1s as my speaker around the house, but use the 5s with a 25 ft. 3.5 jack as input for my TVs upstairs and downstairs. I set their level to 9 since they were both very low to begin with. I also played with the audio delay on both of my Samsung TVs so the the audio is as close as possible to the output of my TV soundbars. Each show or live event changes the delay, but it's still within reason. Very Happy! Sonos is a great system and is truly "plug and play" unlike the Samsung one I tried first. Not cheap, but not expensive compared to other good sounding systems.

Sonos Player 5 wireless speaker

Written By Ken in Texas, College Station, TX on Monday, February 02, 2015

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Easy to set up with terrific highs and lows characteristic of Sonos. Music never sounded so good or enriched.

Pros: Small and compact speaker. Hard to believe the sound coming from its size.

Cons: No negatives at this time -- just pure music and listening pleasure.

Great sound, but limited integration

Written By TomD, Palm Springs on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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The sound is great-I got two Sonos Play:5s and hooked them up to be stereo. It creates good overall sound for a large room (where there aren't great acoustics) and there are no speaker wires (only electrical plugs), plus they can be moved to other rooms. The set-up was easy and everything is controlled from your smartphone (iPhone). I mostly listen to my iTunes library and Pandora, and primarily as background music. They look great in white, clean and modern.

There are only a few downsides. Sonos is an independent system, so you can't easily integrate it with other sound systems (or the TV) unless you buy one of their Connects. I got a Yamaha soundbar for the TV at the same time, wanted to integrate them all together for amazing TV sound. But buying two Sonos Play:5s and the Yamaha already tipped my budget, so adding more money for a Connect would make me rethink the whole set-up. The other downside is the spouse-it isn't easy for two people to work the system. Since it's controlled from my iPhone, if I step out of the room, he has no way to change a song or adjust the volume easily (although there are buttons on the speakers for volume). It would be better if we could control everything from the TV, so Pandora and other sources would be accessible from anyone in the room (another reason to shell out $350 for a Connect).

Not sure there was a better option for my situation, other than a TV soundbar with wireless rear speakers.

Pros: Looks great, good rich sound (especially for background music), easy to set-up, flexible to move to other spaces. Great for stand alone sound system using music apps and digital libraries.

Cons: Limited integration with other systems, not great for multiple users (unless they use their own music sources), may not be as good at high volume, not the best choice for a complete AV sound system.

Easy Setup, Flexibility

Written By CP, Wisconsin on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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This is my second expansion to my Sonos system. I started this as part of a new home construction. Is economical and flexible than having a central control system and wiring the house. Flexibility to mix up the rooms any time is great.

Play area and the Kitchen each is set-up with an Sonos Amp. And can move the payers to combine with those as needed.

Pros: Flexibility, great sound and sleep timer

Cons: none

Sonos PLAY 5 WOW

Written By Anonymous, Ohio on Monday, January 12, 2015

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WOW what sound, plays everything I through at it. I do however have 2 complaints, one I wish I would of bought 2 of these for stereo imaging. And the other is there are network dropouts that are hard to recover from.

Pros: The wonderful sound

Cons: Network dropouts.


Written By TR, California on Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Sonos Play 5

Written By Al, Ottawa, Ohio on Sunday, January 04, 2015

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Purchased the Play 5 to be able to have music where I am and control it remotely. To date it is working perfectly, sounds great. Easy to control from a computer on Iphone.

Pros: Wireless, Great sound.

Cons: A little pricey but worth it so far.

Simply amazing!

Written By Laurie D, the Washington, DC Area on Monday, December 29, 2014

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I love the Sonos system and especially love the Play 5. I bought several speakers (play 1, 3 and 5 in different rooms) for various rooms in the house and the quality and sound of the Play 5 is amazing. The depth of sound that you get with the 5 is really amazing. The ease of which the whole system is set up is amazing and my whole family loves that we can listen to music throughout the house with ease and versatility.

Pros: Quality, ease of set up

Easy setup, nice sound

Written By Paul, Minneapolis, MN on Monday, December 29, 2014

The Sonos was easy to set up and the sound from such a small device is quite good. The only drawback is that there is not an app for my Microsoft Surface Pro tablet.

Pros: Simple interface, good sound.

Cons: Does not seem to work with my Microsoft Surface Pro. I went to the store but could not find the sonos controller app.

Sonos 5 Nothing compares

Written By Doug, North Carolina on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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I bought one for each of my adult kids. They were not aware of Sonos (out of their price range at this point in their lives) they absolutely are blown away. The sound iincomparable..I.pulled up an Eagles song and heard it like never before. They love these things....couldn't be better...deep, rich, clear and powerful.

Pros: the ability to connect in multiples ways sets them even further apart from the rest.

Cons: absolutely nothing...

Really Good Speaker

Written By Anonymous, Florida on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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Its great sound in a small package. Connected easily enough. Occasionally disconnects from wifi during heavy wifi use. Considering getting a wifi booster.

Pros: Easy to setup. Great sound.

Cons: Only connects to phone or pc via Sonos app. Not as universal as bluetooth. And only connects via wifi. So even if you wanted to take it outside, once out of range its useless.

Sonos Play 5

Written By Steve, Clintonville, WI on Monday, December 22, 2014

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Great sound and very easy setup with a good variety of music that can be played wireless

Sonos PLAY:5

Written By AlanH, Georgia on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Great sound, easy setup. We are very pleased!

convenient BIG sound

Written By rsp, Princeton NJ on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Went with Sonos as heard great things (pun intended). We love this system! Very convenient way to get great sounding music in every room in the house. Set up and use very intuitive and easy. Way better sound without fade outs versus our prior Bluetooth. The speakers themselves are outstanding. Have both Play 5s and Play 1s - the Play 5s have a bit more lower end but frankly the Play 1s are so good you would have similar great sound just going with Play 1s and getting twice the number of speakers for the same $ outlay. Highly recommend Sonos and will be adding more shortly. Just wish they had a weather resistant outdoor model as well!

My second Play 5

Written By Kansas, Notre Dame, IN on Thursday, December 11, 2014

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This is my second Play 5. Stereo from the two enhances presence. Bass is good, but I look forward to adding the sub at som point.

Full sound, small frame

Written By John R., Charlotte NC on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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I was not sure what to expect when I took the Play 5 out of the box. It was smaller than I imagined, but after the easy set up, I was enjoying a full room of music. Surprisingly solid amount of bass generated by the speaker. All around pleased with my purchase.

Pros: Full sound. Deep bass and crisp treble. Easy setup. Small and discrete.

Phenomenal speaker !

Written By fhkrph, Pennsylvania on Monday, December 08, 2014

Phenomenal speaker ! Sylish, compact, great sounding high quality system. Very easy and intuitive to set up . The control app is perfect ! Clear graphics and stress free operation. Really like the Sonos product line. Flexible, expandable, stylish, well built and great sounding speakers.

Pros: Great sound, stylish appearance, easy to set up and operate.

Cons: None at all.


Written By Ed L., Virginia on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Awesome sound. Small package. Looks great. Super easy to install. SONOS is a great system. I have 5 Play:5 speakers and one Play:1 speaker. It is so nice to be able to walk from room to room and even outside and have the same (or different on each speaker) music playing in each room. The online content that is available is out of this world. I am very happy to have finally embraced the SONOS technology. The folks at Crutchfield were very helpful in answering all of my questions. Great product and great place to purchase it.

Pros: Small. Easy to install. Sounds great. Expandable.

Cons: None that I know of yet.

All you need

Written By Kevin, Northern, CA on Friday, November 21, 2014

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From the packaging, to the simple instructions, the easy pairing, and feature rich app, and the sound quality, Sonos, and the Play5 are exactly what we wanted to enhance our house

Pros: music channels,

Cons: none yet

Great product

Written By Trent, Powder Springs, GA on Monday, October 06, 2014

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Great product I love the sound quality and the ease of use through the app. I am already thinking of adding another one to my bedroom.

Pros: Ease of use. Sound quality

Cons: I haven't found any as of yet.

Sonos play 5

Written By Steve B, Baton Rouge on Monday, October 06, 2014

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I highly recommend the play 5 over any other Sonos speaker for its sound quality. The sound is much more balanced utilizing the onboard sub and tweeter config. just sounds better than any other Sonos. Instead of going with ceiling mounted speakers i decided a few years ago to go the Sonos route for instillation simplicity. I'm very pleased with the quality, ease of operation and integration of smart phone control.

Pros: Installation, sound quality and placement options.

Cons: I'd prefer the sound quality to be a little more crisp...but not a deal breaker. A little pricy.


Written By Jan, Paso Robles, California on Monday, September 29, 2014

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added to an existing multiroom SONOS system (2 PLAY:1 in kitchen and bathroom respectively) with the usual simple, no hassle, setup one has come to expect from SONOS the PLAY:5 was intended for a somewhat larger room and met all my expectations and more the PLAY:3 might have been sufficient, but I needed reserve audio power to play music at higher volume with minimum distortion the PLAY:5 delivers incredibly clear and full range audio, pure listening pleasure at a wide range of volume highly recommended - from Crutchfield - prompt and efficient order processing and shipping

Pros: excellent audio quality

Cons: not wall mountable due to size and weight (perfect for shelf)

Great Sound

Written By CoryO, Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Great sound, big bass, easy set up. I bought 5 of these. Great speakers.

Pros: Sound, ease of set up, great app for your phone. Great customer service if you need it.

Cons: None

Wonderful sound

Written By br, Potomac md on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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Easy set up. No wires. Great sound.

Pros: Easy set up Great sound

Cons: Expensive

Great Speaker System

Written By Ian H, Acton MA on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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This is a great addition to my newly acquired surround sound Sonos system. I wanted a speaker system that I could use to listen to music in locations away from my Surround Sound system. This is a fairly full range speaker with excellent sound, even when cranked up. The beauty of it is that it operates within the Sonos wireless network and as such only needs a power cord to operate. It mobility allows me to use it in any room of the house. It is very simple to setup and to maintain. I can play the same music or different music on this speaker sytem as that played on the surround sound system. The flexibility and ease of use of the Sonos system is terrific. The apps for the system operation could use improvement. Surprisingly the PC software is not as good as the Android and iOS software. It is possible to perform all necessary tasks, just not cleanly.

Pros: Flexibility. Portability. Sound quality and range,.Management of many music sources,

Cons: The control applications are not intuitive nor consistent among the OS specifc-implementations.

Sonos Play:5

Written By Gil, Melbourne Beach, FL on Thursday, June 19, 2014

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This speaker is awesome! It was a breeze to set up and sounds great. I can't wait to get more to add to my outdoor patio set up!

Pros: sounds great, easy set up


Written By MYRONE R., 4432209393 on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The sound from this one speaker is phenomenal. My previous system had four speakers plus a sub woofer which sounded great, but after years of use it was time to replace this system. I didn't think that one speaker could replace my old system. I recommend this speaker to any who is upgrading their sound system to take advantage of the new technology that is available today.

Pros: One speaker, great sound.

Cons: What to do with all those old speakers?

Sonos Play 5 Review

Written By Bishop, Atlanta, GA on Sunday, April 27, 2014

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Very pleased with the quality of the sound and ease of setup

Sonos PLAY:5

Written By Al B, las vegas on Friday, April 11, 2014

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Love it ! Great sound quality. Plays my itunes, pandora, and hundreds of internet radio stations. Easy set up.

Pros: every function

Cons: wish it had more bass

Music everywhere

Written By ContinentalOp, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, April 05, 2014

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Once we got the main Sonos device for digital music this was a natural for extending the music to the rest of the house. The Play 5 has the Wi-Fi, amplifier, and speakers all built in. All you need to add is power. Sync to the main Sonos unit and you can access the music library and other sources that you set up for the Sonos. Control is via the same program or app. The system can play the same source/playlist on all devices, or the Play 5 can play its own list, separate from what's coming out of the main unit.

Our house is relatively small. We set the Play 5 in a back hallway, and the volume is enough to fill the back part of the house. The sound is quite good over the entire tonal range, for a self-contained unit anyway. Not much channel separation, as might be expected for a single enclosure. Supposedly there is a way to use two Play devices to create wireless stereo sound, but that takes away some of the point of a Play - that it's "one and done", plug in a box to AC power, sync to the main Sonos unit, and you're up and running.

My wife loves the Play. Her musical tastes are rather different from mine. This way she can listen to her music in part of the house, and I can listen to mine via the other Sonos. I suspect we'll have another Play for the second floor soon.

Pros: It's a self-contained unit that brings the music off your Sonos system to any room in the house that can pick up your Wi-Fi network. I'm tempted to try it on my back deck - if it ever gets warm enough. The sound is quite good, with surprising base for a single box, good volume overall, and surprising depth. You can synchronize the Play 5 to play what's playing on the main unit, or it can play its own playlist or source separate from what's coming out of the main unit.

Cons: Channel separation is limited, as you'd expect for speakers that have only the separation inside the unit itself. For my installation I haven't found this a large problem; when I want the full stereo effect I listen in the room with the main Sonos and the full-on stereo rig. The Play 5 is a substantial box, so it might be a challenge finding a spot for it in a room. The Play 3 might be a better choice for smaller rooms.

They pack a punch

Written By Ron, New york on Sunday, March 09, 2014

Great full range. The bass is adequate, but it won't rattle the pictures off the walls. Given their size, they are amazing, though. Very happy with them.

Sonos Play:5

Written By Brett, Wisconsin on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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This speaker is absolutely amazing. It was very easy to setup and the sound is great. I am already making plans to add more to my house. To anyone looking for a wireless speaker system I highly recommend.

Pros: Great sound. Easy setup.

Cons: A bit on the pricey side.

Awesome produce

Written By MarkC, Hastings, MN on Thursday, February 27, 2014

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I love the convenience that the Sonos provides. The set up was effortless and I had no problems. After playing with it for about 20 minutes I finally discovered the menu option for "music equalization". Actually, it just allows you to adjust the treble and bass so it's a bit misleading to infer that it is an equalizer. But regardless, adjusting these controls made the sound much more to my liking. The sound is very good from such a small speaker. I was able to download the Sonos application to my MacBook Pro and my I-tunes library works seamlessly with all my controllers (Mac, iPhone and iPad). I liked the play 5 so much that I went out and bought a play 1 for my bedroom! Great products - I plan to buy more for the rest of the house!

Pros: Convenience, seamless operation, very good sound

Cons: A bit on the pricey side...