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Wireless streaming smart speaker (White)

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Our take on the Sonos PLAY:5

Sonos lets you tap into music from your personal collection and from the Internet, anywhere in your house. The all-new 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.

All the music you want — anywhere in your home

Sonos PLAY:5

The Sonos PLAY:5 can tune itself for the clearest possible sound in your specific room.

Sonos lets you tap into music from your personal collection and from the Internet, anywhere in your house. The all-new 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.

The ultimate smart speaker for streaming music

Sonos redesigned the PLAY:5 to make it an even better speaker for big rooms. The all-new PLAY:5 is ideal for spaces with vaulted ceilings, open kitchen/family room combinations, and other large rooms. Sonos gave it six built-in synchronized drivers to deliver rich, vibrant sound.

A convenient new touch feature allows you to effortlessly skip songs and adjust volume with just a touch of your hand. 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.

Exceptionally easy multi-room music

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. (For the best wireless performance, we recommend adding the Sonos BOOST.)

Sonos controllers

The Sonos app gives you easy wireless control

You can use your iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or Android™ smartphone or tablet 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. 

Trueplay speaker tuning for optimal sound

If you use your Sonos control app on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, great news. You can use your iOS® device to fine-tune the PLAY:5 with Sonos's Trueplay feature. It uses the mic built into your device to measure how the sound reflects off your walls and furnishings, and then it adjusts the speaker's settings for the best possible sound. Trueplay works with every PLAY:1, PLAY:3, and PLAY:5 speaker in your system. (Currently for iOS devices only.)

Spotify®, Apple Music™, SiriusXM, and more at your fingertips

The Sonos system works seamlessly with a host of streaming music services, including Pandora®, Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody®, TIDAL and more. You also have access to thousands of Internet radio stations from around the world through TuneIn Radio, and terrestrial radio stations through iHeartRadio. If you subscribe to SiriusXM Internet Radio, you can tune into all your favorite programming on any Sonos player in your system.

Using a pair of PLAY:5s for stereo?

"If you're standing them up vertically for stereo use, I suggest positioning the tweeter (and the Sonos logo) to the inside of your listening area. I had mine positioned the other way at first, with the tweeter to the outside. When I switched them around, they just seemed to pop into focus even more, with a rock-solid stereo image.”

— Jim Ralston, Crutchfield Web Editor and Sonos fan

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

Sonos gives you convenient wireless access to music and podcasts stored in the Music app of your 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 a combination of up to 16 PCs, Mac® computers, smartphones, tablets, and digital music storage devices from your home network simultaneously.  

Queue up songs from your iPhone to play in the kitchen while you cook, while your spouse streams a podcast in the den from the family computer, and your children use their tablet to enjoy music from their kid-friendly Pandora station — all 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.


Love the sound quality and the build quality...best sonos speaker ever made. Only thing is there no way to stream YouTube or movie sounds from your device. You are forced to use the Sonos app/system.

Eric, Chattanooga

What's in the Box:

  • Network powered speaker
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • 5' Ethernet cable
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Important Product Information

Product Highlights:

  • six built-in synchronized drivers
  • communicates with other Sonos players via Wi-Fi® or a dedicated Sonosnet™ 2.0 wireless network
  • Sonos control app
    • free download from iTunes App Store® and GooglePlay
    • compatible with iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, and Mac® computers
    • compatible with Android™ smartphones, tablets, and Windows® PCs
    • bass, treble, balance, and volume controls
  • Trueplay automatically adjusts Sonos speakers to your room for optimum performance
    • currently works with iOS® devices only
  • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, Ogg Vorbis, and WAV files
    • not compatible with protected AAC files from iTunes®
  • plays songs from subscription streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody, TIDAL, and more
  • plays music and podcasts directly from compatible iOS portable devices
  • plays streaming Internet radio stations from TuneIn Radio and iHeartRadio
  • plays programming from SiriusXM Internet Radio — subscription required
  • multi-zone synchronous playback (same music plays in multiple zones simultaneously) or multi-stream playback (each ZonePlayer plays individually selected music)
  • top-mounted controls for volume, play, pause, skip, and mute
  • 2-port Ethernet switch
  • minijack stereo input for connecting an MP3 player or other audio gear
  • configure two PLAY:5 speakers for stereo playback or use them as rear channels with a PLAYBAR and SUB for 5.1-channel surround sound
  • compatible with Windows® (XP or higher operating system)
  • compatible with Mac® (OS X 10.4 or higher operating system)
  • requires AC power (adapter included)
  • 14-5/16"W x 7-7/8"H x 6-3/4"D
  • weight: 14 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • requires high-speed Internet connection
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Sonos Multiroom Music System
Speaker & Amplifier Section
Connections

Sonos Multiroom Music System

Sonos PLAY:5 (Generation 2): The PLAY:5 (generation 2) is part of the Sonos wireless multiroom music eco-system consisting of a family of wireless network speakers, players, and amplifiers. Start with a single PLAY:5 speaker and add more over time, or add other Sonos products. Up to 32 Sonos devices can be connected in one system.

Two Ways to Connect Wirelessly: Sonos brings great sounding music wirelessly to any room in your house, without a big wiring project through SonosNet or WiFi.

  • SonosNet Wireless Mesh Network: Sonos can utilize its own SonosNet proprietary wireless mesh network technology to provides superior wireless range for whole-house coverage, ensure synchronous music playback, and avoid sources of wireless interference. The transmitting range of the Sonos wireless system is approximately 100', depending upon your home's layout. In addition to the PLAY:5, you will need a Sonos Boost (sold separately) connected to your network router/modem via a Ethernet cable.
  • WiFi Wireless Network: Sonos can also operate over your home's existing WiFi network (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz). Because you are connecting wirelessly to your home's existing WiFi network, you do not need to hardwire a Sonos Boost to your router/modem. The Sonos system's wireless range will be dependent on your home's existing WiFi network. Sonos products manufactured after March 2014 are loaded with the proper firmware and ready to go out of the box for WiFi connectivity. All Sonos products manufactured prior to that date will require a first wire connection to facilitate a firmware upgrade and  hereafter they will be able to work over WiFi.
Note: You cannot connect the Sonos system via both the SonosNet proprietary mesh network and WiFi; you will need to choose one. Sonos recommends using its proprietary SonosNet wireless mesh network over WiFi when applicable. The Sonos proprietary mesh network will provide a more secure wireless connection with fewer interruptions for optimum performance. WiFi is subject to greater interference from other WiFi and 2.4GHz devices on your network. WiFi connectivity is not compatible with 5GHz (you will have to use the Sonos wireless mesh network in this case).

Multi-Zone Compatibility: You can place a PLAY:5 in each zone where you want to listen to music. The Sonos wireless music system can accept up to 32 Sonos players. With multiple zones, you can play the same or different songs in different rooms. The PLAY:5 can be combined with other Sonos components; including the PLAY:1 or PLAY:3 amplified wireless music speakers, ZP120 amplified zone player, ZP90 zone player, and the PLAYBAR soundbar speaker (all sold separately).

Music Streaming Services: Sonos gives you access to unlimited music; such as your iTunes library, your favorite music services, and thousands of Internet radio stations, shows, and podcasts.

  • Internet Radio: Sonos includes TuneIn, an Internet Radio Service, that provides immediate access to 100,000 Internet radio stations and broadcast programs. You can easily find radio stations from all over the world broadcasting music, news, and variety programming, including archived shows and podcasts.
  • Online Music Services: Sonos works seamlessly with Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, Google Play Music, Apple Music, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, TIDAL, Deezer, SoundCloud, and more; plus downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region.) Click here for the latest online music services. (Some online services require a paid subscription.)
  • Music Library: Sonos supports playback of music from any computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device on your home network where you have shared music folders. Sonos can play music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on your home network, supporting the most popular audio formats. Sonos indexes your music folders so you can view your music collection by categories (such as artists, albums, composers, genres, or tracks). Sonos supports the following audio file formats - MP3 (compressed), WMA (compressed), AAC (MPEG4), iTunes, Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, FLAC (lossless), WAV (uncompressed), and AIFF (uncompressed).
  • iTunes Music: The Sonos wireless music system supports the playback of music and playlists managed with your iTunes account (playlists are limited to 40,000 tracks). Sonos can access your iTunes music files from your network computer or directly from your Apple iPod iOS device (4.0+) running the Sonos app.

Sonos Controller App: Sonos allows you to control its audio setup, playback functions, and search features through the Sonos Controller app (from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store) for Apple iOS (6.0+) and Android (OS 2.3+) devices, or the Sonos Controller software for Windows PC (XP SP3 and higher) or Mac computer (OS X 10.6 and higher). You'll have access to thousands of pre-loaded internet radio stations, a variety of online music services, your iTunes music, and your network music library; all from one control app on your smartphone/tablet or laptop/computer. The app is divided into 5 screens.

  • Main Menu: The main menu is the gateway to your world of Sonos music. Browse your music services, favorites, internet radio, personal music library and playlists. You can also find settings to easily add new Sonos components.
  • Now Playing: The Now Playing screen features album art, basic controls, and easy access to all of your music on the Sonos network. From the Now Playing screen you can also access the main menu, control songs and volume by room, access more options from the Info View, and add songs to the queue.
  • Room Modes: You can choose to play different songs in different rooms, choose to group all rooms together to hear the same music throughout your home, or choose to group only certain rooms together for music playback. You can also crank up the volume for each room individually or together.
  • Info View: For a deeper look into the music you're listening to, the "Info View" screen gives you artist bios, album reviews and concert listings. See related artist suggestions to discover a new band for your queue. You can also add to your playlists, delete songs from your library, and share tracks to Twitter or Facebook.
  • Queue: The Queue screen gives you ultimate control in listening to whatever you want, whenever you want. Choose any song from your Sonos library and add it to your queue on the fly or create your favorite playlists in a few seconds. From this screen you can also easily edit and save playlists, shuffle and repeat music tracks, and access additional controls like Play Now, Play Next, Add to Queue, & Replace Queue.
Note: The Sonos device, Apple iOS/Android device, Windows PC, and/or Mac computer must be connected to the same home network.

Home Network Requirements: To access Internet music services, Internet radio, and any digital music stored on your computer or Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device, your home network must meet the following requirements:

  • High-speed DSL/Cable modem, or fiber-to-the-home broadband connection for proper playback of Internet-based music services. If your Internet service provider only offers Satellite Internet access, you may experience playback issues due to fluctuation in download rates.
  • If your modem is not a modem/router combination and you want to take advantage of Sonos' automatic online updates, or stream music from an Internet-based music service, you must install a router in your home network. If you don't have a router, you will need to purchase and install one before setting up your system.
  • If you are going to use a Sonos controller application on an Android smartphone, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or other tablet, you will need a wireless router in your home network.
  • Connect at least one Sonos component to your home network router using an Ethernet cable, and then you can add other Sonos components wirelessly. Or setup your Sonos component wirelessly via WiFi without any hardwire connection.
  • For best results, you should connect the computer or NAS drive that contains your personal music library collection to your home network router using an Ethernet cable.
  • Make sure all of your Sonos components have the latest software update installed.
Note: Although Sonos is compatible with most networking equipment, some network devices are incompatible. Usually when networking hardware does not work with Sonos, it's because it lacks support for the network protocols that Sonos uses to operate, like UPnP, STP, and SMB/CIFS. Click here for a list of networking equipment that is incompatible with Sonos; be aware that the majority of this list is made up of older networking equipment, but may still exist as part of a home network.

Automatic Updates: The Sonos wireless music system supports free automatic software updates so you will always have the newest features and music services to enjoy. Simply register the Sonos device and the Sonos Controller app on your smartphone/tablet or the Sonos Controller software program on your laptop/computer will automatically notify you when software updates are available. By simply pressing one button your system updates itself.

Speaker & Amplifier Section

Six Discrete Speakers & Amplifiers: The PLAY:5 (generation 2) uses six state-of the-art Class-D amplifiers individually coupled with the unit's six speakers to deliver superior sound to any room. Two 0.75" tweeters and one 1" tweeter create a crisp and accurate high frequency response, while three dedicated 4" mid-woofers ensure the faithful reproduction of midrange and midbass frequencies crucial for accurate playback of vocals and instruments. Each driver is powered by its own state-of-the-art, great sounding Class-D amplifier that is light weight, powerful and very energy efficient in standby and use.

Acoustic Port: The acoustic port on the rear of the unit serves two purposes: it is vital to the sound output of the PLAY:5, and it doubles as a convenient handle when moving it from one room to another.

All-Digital Sound Architecture: From the recording studio to your home the music is reproduced as the artist intended. All filter settings, active equalization, and time-alignment are done in the digital domain through state-of-the-art DSP circuitry so there is absolutely no loss of audio quality or energy.

Equalization Settings: The PLAY:5 offers adjustable bass, treble, balance, and loudness controls for optimal sound performance.

Touch-Sensitive Controls: The PLAY:5 provide touch-sensitive controls on its top-panel. Controls include Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause, & Previous/Next Track.

Mounting Options: The PLAY:5 speaker can be positioned vertically or horizontally. Integrated rubber feet protect your furniture and keep the speaker securely in place. The PLAY:5 is designed to withstand high humidity, such as in a bathroom with a running shower. However, the PLAY:5 is not waterproof or water resistant.

Trueplay Tuning (for Apple iOS): The layout of a room, and where a speaker is placed, can have a significant impact on the sound that you hear. Trueplay, an auto-tune app within the Sonos App,  uses the microphone in your Apple iOS device to measure how sound reflects off walls, furnishings and other surfaces in a room, and then fine tunes the Sonos PLAY:5 speaker to make sure it sounds great no matter where you've placed it. The Sonos PLAY:5 speaker already sounds fantastic, but Trueplay brings you even closer to how music should sound. Completing Trueplay tuning for a room takes approximately 3 minutes from start to finish.

  • Compatibility: Trueplay is compatible with the Sonos PLAY:5, Play:3, and Play:1. In order to perform Trueplay tuning, the Sonos app for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 7 or higher is required. This includes iPhone 4s and higher, iPad 2 and higher, as well as iPod touch 5th generation and higher. Trueplay tuning is not available if the VoiceOver" feature is enabled on your Apple iOS device. Trueplay is currently not compatible with Android.
  • 1Ch/1.1ch & 2Ch/2.1Ch Tuning: Trueplay can be used with a single speaker setup, two speakers configured as a stereo pair, or either of these configurations with the Sonos Sub added.
Note: You will need to retune the PLAY:5 speaker using TruePlay, if you move the speaker within the same room or to another room, change the orientation of speaker (horizontal vs. vertical), or change the configuration of the speaker setup (going from a single speaker to a stereo pair for example).

Creating a Stereo Pair: For a wider stereo experience, you can combine two PLAY:5 units in the same room to create a pair of stereo speakers. In this configuration, one unit serves as the left channel and the other serves as the right channel. The Sonos Controller app can be used to configure the units in this manner. When creating a stereo pair, the speakers should be placed 8' to 12' apart.

Optional Wireless Subwoofer: The optional Sonos wireless powered subwoofer (616SUB, sold separately) can be linked with the PLAY:5 to enhance its bass response. The set-up procedure for the Sub adjusts the crossover automatically so it seamlessly integrates with the PLAY:5. Through the Sonos Controller app, you can also set the phase and level of the subwoofer to match it to the PLAY:5's output.

5.1ch Surround System: Two Sonos PLAY:5 wireless speakers can be used to create a wireless 5.1ch surround sound experience with the Sonos Playbar (616PLAYBAR, sold separately) and Sub (616SUB, sold separately).

Connections

Ethernet Port: There is a rear-panel RJ-45 Ethernet port (10/100 Mbps) for hardwiring the PLAY:5 speaker to your network router.

Aux Input: You can connect an external source, such as a portable music player or a CD player, to the unit's rear-panel minijack (3.5mm) input. The Aux input is automatically detected when a device is connected, and the source appears on the system. Music from the external source can be played in any zone. The volume is controlled by the Sonos wireless music system, however, the playback (pause, music selection, etc.) must be controlled at the source.

AC Power: The Sonos PLAY:5 operates on standard household current (100-240V, 50-60Hz) using the supplied 6.5' AC power cord.

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Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs

How much of an improvement is the redesigned flagship Sonos speaker over the original version? Our writer spent some time with both to find out.

Great wireless speakers gets even better!

Written by Cooper, Advisor, on 10/6/2015 5:13:00 PM
Sonos has raised the bar on their wireless speaker system with this improved PLAY:5. The new ability to pair two of these in stereo (before only capable in the PLAY:1 and PLAY:3 speakers) delivers a better experience than ever before. It allows true stereo separation with the larger speakers that noticeably increases the mid-bass and bass output. Keep in mind if you have older PLAY:5 speakers, this cannot be accomplished as the older speakers do not have the hardware (a 5GHz antenna that was only found in the smaller speakers before) to do this.
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Why did you buy this?

Have soundbar, looking for other room options. Thought about two Play 3s but thought I'd try top of line first [ nicholas  Jun 20, 2017 ]
We have two sonos play:1 and love them... moving up and having more rooms hooked up. thanks [ Donald  Jun 18, 2017 ]
Great sound in my high ceiling living room. [ ARLENE  May 21, 2017 ]
I can plug my turntable into it and stream as well. [ Kate  May 01, 2017 ]
Great reviews. [ Carleton  Apr 26, 2017 ]
Consultation with Crutchfield reps prior to purchase via online chat. Also, Lifetime Tech Support very important as I hope to purchase more in the future and assistance very much desired. [ Gregory  Apr 26, 2017 ]
We have basic Sonos system and love it. Now we want to expand music throughout the house with full bass without a sub. We'll probably add a few more. [ Bobby  Apr 22, 2017 ]
heard one liked it [ Brian  Apr 13, 2017 ]
Have one that needs its twin. [ Robert  Apr 04, 2017 ]
Ease and sound quality based on in-person testing. [ Roan  Mar 27, 2017 ]
very good reviews [ Robert  Mar 18, 2017 ]
Highly recommended Wifi speaker. I have not been disappointed. Great sound. Best I've ever had. [ JOSEPH S  Feb 18, 2017 ]
To play music outside for parties and hanging out on the patio [ Byron  Feb 09, 2017 ]
We have two others in our house..! [ Robert  Jan 24, 2017 ]
To get more sound in my living room. [ William  Jan 18, 2017 ]
Seems the best option for setting up a multi room audio system [ J  Jan 16, 2017 ]
Had the best reviews. [ Kelly  Jan 10, 2017 ]
I have a play 1 and a play 3 which sound excellent. Ease of use and easy to set up. [ Alphonse  Jan 09, 2017 ]
After reading various reviews, I decided that for my purposes this was the best option. The compatibility with iOS played a big part in my decision. [ Deborah  Dec 11, 2016 ]
amazing [ HARRY  Nov 29, 2016 ]
We have PLAY:1 speakers and this completes our set up. [ J  Nov 28, 2016 ]
I have several other Sonos speakers and love them all! This one is the latest in the great sounding Play 5 line and is a powerful stereo speaker with solid base and crisp clear sound even at elevated volumes. Easy to use even for my 78 yr old mother, who has three speakers in her house and uses them regularly, and loves them! [ Alexander  Nov 28, 2016 ]
I have had SONOS for 5 years and the products are top quality and sound fantastic! [ Michael  Nov 23, 2016 ]
Best in class audio component with superior sound, portability, ease of use, and versatility - purchased two for a wonderful addition to my outdoor movie theater [ Bernie  Nov 19, 2016 ]
Installed two last month. They are incredible. Wanted two more. [ GREG  Oct 28, 2016 ]
To go along with my other Sonos speakers. The price has gone up, which I see as a problem. [ James  Oct 20, 2016 ]
best sound and connection quality of any bluetooth speaker I've heard [ james  Sep 21, 2016 ]
Awesomely simple with great sound [ CRISTINO  Sep 10, 2016 ]
Based on my research, this might be the best wireless speaker under $500 for now. [ Achilles  Sep 02, 2016 ]
This is my 5th Sonos purchase! Great products! [ MICHAEL W  Aug 13, 2016 ]
I already have and am VERY happy with the playbar an 2 Play:1 speakers in our family room....THIS is to extend sound to my bonus room. [ A  Aug 12, 2016 ]
Sonos system is incredible and this is the largest speaker they have. [ PHILIP  Jul 19, 2016 ]
To expand my Sonos system to another room. My experience with Crutchfield for the past twenty years has been superb. They are the go-to place for all of my audio/video needs. [ Stephen  Jul 17, 2016 ]
Sound quality [ Mark  Jun 22, 2016 ]
Rich sound. Liked it better than two paired Play 1's [ Milton  Jun 19, 2016 ]
Great sound ! [ KEVIN  Jun 18, 2016 ]
I like the quality and the easy access to my favorite internet music stations. Easy to set up.....I bought my first Play 5 a few years ago still happy [ PERCY  Jun 15, 2016 ]
For out door parties, the play 3 did not have big enough sound for our backyard. [ Mark  Jun 12, 2016 ]
Latest technology [ ANTHONY J  Jun 09, 2016 ]
Love it, wanted one more. [ laurie  Jun 08, 2016 ]
To expand my Sonos system. [ DOUGLAS M  Jun 01, 2016 ]
Additional outside speaker to complete the sound with the hard wired speakers. [ James S.  May 31, 2016 ]
The ease of use, features and sound quality of Sonos is nothing short of amazing. [ Mark  May 16, 2016 ]
Incredible sounding speaker. Sold GEN 1 Play 5 and replaced with GEN 2 Play 5. [ VIJAY  May 13, 2016 ]
Good system [ ALAN S  May 07, 2016 ]
I have one already, wanted a pair. [ SCOTT  May 05, 2016 ]
Great sound to fill one room. [ Thomas  Apr 25, 2016 ]
good reviews online and on the crutchfield web site. The system, of course, is wireless and I already have a Sonos connect [ DANIEL  Apr 03, 2016 ]
Replaces outdated A7 [ Daniel  Apr 01, 2016 ]
These speakers deliver a hugh and full sound in a small easy to manage package. Automated speaker setup is great for those not knowledgable in such matters. [ Ed  Mar 29, 2016 ]
To add to my existing Sono system. Mainly to use when I am outside. [ Eugene  Mar 28, 2016 ]
because we have play bar sub and one play five and love them now we will have surroud with this play 5 [ Mary  Mar 20, 2016 ]
upon recommendation by Kay Kay's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=211 [ RUDOLF F  Mar 12, 2016 ]
I was impressed with the new Play 5 improvements along with the ease of setting up Sonos. I found the Bowers & Wilkins A7 system way too much trouble to use. [ Bill  Feb 08, 2016 ]
Despite having an expensive surround sound system in my family room, a home theater, and 48TB house server for all of our media, Sonos made perfect sense, when it comes to music from Spotify and Apple Music. I do not want to turn on the receiver, preamp, subwoofer, etc. every time I want to listen to some music. I just want to click a couple of button on my iPhone and listen. Move to another room and continue listening. Go to the master bath and continue listening there. [ ALEX  Feb 02, 2016 ]
Looking to fill a timber loft with excellent sound and wireless capability. I hear this is just the product to make that happen...looking forward to receiving these speakers and putting them to the test. [ KEVIN  Jan 31, 2016 ]
Because its the Shiznit!!! [ DAVID  Jan 27, 2016 ]
I have a play 3 it sounds and works great. I am getting the 5 to upgrade the system [ DAVID  Jan 19, 2016 ]
I already have many Sonos speakers, but only have a play3 in office, which I've never been very happy with. This will replace the play3 which will migrate to another part of the house that doesn't need top quality sound. [ Edward  Jan 17, 2016 ]
Excellent Product! [ Albert  Jan 15, 2016 ]
recommended by a good friend [ heru  Jan 15, 2016 ]
based on review [ Hendra  Jan 14, 2016 ]
I already have (2) Sonos 1 units and am very pleased with the whole setup. [ David  Jan 05, 2016 ]
Great Sound, Solid design love the feature to be able to expand easy to all rooms of house, also to mix and match with other Sonos speakers and to control them through one Simple app [ M  Dec 31, 2015 ]
We chose the SONOS over the similar BOSE system because of the company's long history in the market, the speaker tuning feature, the more extensive music service selection in their app, and the expandabilty/connectivity with additional devices. [ MICHAEL  Dec 23, 2015 ]
Because they are outstanding loudspeakers with the best internet streaming ability of any speakers....and are made even better with the Trueplay tuning capability. And they also have line-in connections for a hardwired source such as a CD player. [ WILLIAM T  Dec 21, 2015 ]
I purchased one of the Play 5 second gen(2015) just to see if it was worth the price and was blown away with the sound quality for such a small speaker! Buying a second one so I can pair them in stereo. I own several Sonos speakers, including the original play 5 but this one is by far the best. Great job Sonos! [ Christopher  Dec 18, 2015 ]
We needed to fill a pretty big room and this product can handle that request [ Patrick  Dec 17, 2015 ]
We have several other Sonos speakers in use. Made sense to expand on the system that we already enjoy. [ Ned  Dec 16, 2015 ]
Research, research and more research determined it was what I needed and from the best customer support in the business! [ Ray  Dec 13, 2015 ]
Reviews, wireless options [ Brian  Dec 12, 2015 ]
"Loved the Play 1's I just received". [ Lonnie  Dec 11, 2015 ]
I love the Sonos gear that I bought from Crutchfield. I needed more. [ Francis  May 24, 2017 ]
sound [ Daniel Joshua  Apr 05, 2017 ]
heard the sound at a BestBuy, sounded amazing [ Christoph  Mar 25, 2017 ]
add to existing system [ Marc  Jan 28, 2017 ]
Good reviews [ William  Jan 18, 2017 ]
reviews [ JONATHAN  Jan 01, 2017 ]
Plan to use on lower level as right and left channel paired speakers to fill multiple rooms with big sound leveraging open floor plan. Upgradeable software helps avoid obsolescence with rapidly changing technology. [ Terry  Dec 31, 2016 ]
For big room sound I will add more as my budget allows [ LISE A  Dec 29, 2016 ]
Love Sonos [ Aneesh  Dec 28, 2016 ]
I have a Playbar and wanted a multiroom system. After researching multiple systems I felt Sonos worked the best for what my needs are. [ Shin  Dec 22, 2016 ]
great sound [ Tim  Dec 13, 2016 ]
No tax! [ VINCENT J  Dec 05, 2016 ]
gift [ CHRIS  Nov 26, 2016 ]
I have the Sonos Play 5 and its a wonderful product. While not inexpensive, its by far the best speaker I'ver ever had for todays internet world and the app to control it gets better and better. [ Robert  Nov 08, 2016 ]
Sonos is a great product. Always recommended by everyone that has them. Even though the price seems high to some once they have one they order more or ask for more. [ JAMES  Sep 16, 2016 ]
Have one and love it. Giving as gift. [ Rich  Aug 12, 2016 ]
Own two Sonos Play 3 and a Play 1. I am upgrading to the better Play 5 gen 2 in my main listening area. I love the ease of use and sound these units produce. [ I  Jul 28, 2016 ]
Prior experience [ Andrew  Jul 20, 2016 ]
Amazing sound from a small package [ Rajeev  Jun 30, 2016 ]
Bedroom [ Karl  Jun 27, 2016 ]
Excellent sound. Flexibility in placing speakers. [ Sydney  May 12, 2016 ]
I want to check out the new Sonos Play:5 for myself ! It doesn't have to be pretty..... just has to sound good ! [ KEVIN  Mar 03, 2016 ]
I have a Play3 in kitchen area and I wanted another speaker in living room (larger Play5 seems ideal). Receiver, Sony 4K TV etc in basement. Sonos is ideal for wifi speakers in rest of house. I wish they made weather proof speakers for outdoor use! [ Jeffery  Feb 21, 2016 ]
Bought Play1 and Play3 and they are fantastic! [ Steven  Feb 09, 2016 ]
Despite having an expensive surround sound system in my family room, a home theater, and 48TB house server for all of our media, Sonos made perfect sense, when it comes to music from Spotify and Apple Music. I do not want to turn on the receiver, preamp, subwoofer, etc. every time I want to listen to some music. I just want to click a couple of button on my iPhone and listen. Move to another room and continue listening. Go to the master bath and continue listening there. [ ALEX  Feb 02, 2016 ]
I heard it is great and I have a play 3 [ Edward  Jan 05, 2016 ]

10 questions already asked

No it does not. It has two connectors in the rear. One is a network jack (RJ-45) and the other is a line in connector ( ?) . Hope this helps [ Harold  Mar 20, 2017 ]
It does have 3.5 mm on a back panel [ Nikolai  Mar 17, 2017 ]
You will love these! Play 5 is amazing and play 3 is perfect for an office or bedroom setting. They do become a little addictive and I now have 8 of them in total and have two friends now growing their systems! To answer your questions, I don't think they are using any bandwith when off, but if they are it is not significant. Today's internet speeds would be unaffected by the minimal audio stream to these. I can tell you that my mother lives in a more rural area with a 10Mbps internet and never has a problem with this on and the grandchildren on their devices; gaming, streaming videos or Skyping friends. I hope you enjoy them as I am sure you will! [ Alexander  Jan 29, 2017 ]
Technically yes, it does have a line in connection, but it is designed to be a wholly contained wireless unit. It contains amplifiers and 5 speakers to stream your own mp3s or music services like Pandora, Amazon, Itunes...It sounds great by itself or can be part of a stereo pair as well. [ Alexander  Dec 11, 2016 ]
Not directly. To connect to an existing stereo system you will need a Sonos connect. The Sonos connect has inputs and connects existing equipment to your wifi network. Once part of your network the play 5 could play stream the music from your existing stereo. [ Charlton  Dec 10, 2016 ]
it has an aux input so you could hook it up directly to your stereo that way. It can also pass that audio to the rest of your Sonos system (assuming you have multiple sonos speakers). But beware that there will be an audio delay (due to analog to digital conversion) so playing it at the same time as your traditional speakers in the same system, you will hear it out of sync. [ Henry  Dec 10, 2016 ]
Yes. It has a 1/8" inch aux connector [ JEFFREY  Dec 10, 2016 ]
Yes, they have apps for iphones & Ipads, androids and windows 10 computers. This speaker sounds great and the Sonos system is amazing and so easy to use that my 76 year old mother has speakers in three rooms and loves it! She has had them for 2 years and even texted me last week letting me know how much she enjoys them. [ Alexander  Oct 28, 2016 ]
Yes, you can use the app to control sonos [ Jesse  Oct 28, 2016 ]
Via the iOS Sonos app yes. But not over Bluetooth or airplay. [ JEFFREY  Oct 28, 2016 ]
according to the sonus web site/support, the answer is yes. i even think there might be two ways to do it. [ Harold  Jun 08, 2016 ]
sorry I do not know [ MICHAEL  Jun 08, 2016 ]
I don't know. We don't have a turntable. I think you can run anything connected to wifi but best to ask tech support. The sound is awesome though. Very clean and deep. [ WILLIAM  Jun 06, 2016 ]
No. I Don't think directly, but maybe with a line level adapter of some sort. [ Alexander  Jun 06, 2016 ]
had another idea, after thoughts are good too. If you think you can split your Source (TV) audio out to two different Play:5, you could get two play:3's that would do the same as the Play 5. you would still have your stereo and now you have the capabilities to play/put the 3's in other rooms just like the 5's. i think they sell as a set. That was my second thought for my christmas present from my wife :) [ Harold  Jan 14, 2016 ]
Once the speakers are paired, they show up in the app together as 1 "Room", which means they can only be used together. You can easily unpair them to use them simultaneously for different audio, but would the have to go through the processor pairing them again. This is also the same if you add them as "Surround speakers" connected to a playbar, in which case all thre speakers are one room. [ Josiah  Jan 12, 2016 ]
just a guess here, does the TV (source) have two lines out, one for each Play;5 ? Does a line out cable have the capabilities to be split ? again, one for each Play:5 ? Hate to answer a question with a question. [ Harold  Jan 11, 2016 ]
Yes, the Sonos 5 is an integrated speaker/amplifier combination. Quite powerful in a relatively small package. Plug it in, download the app, follow the instructions and it will work using your existing wifi. If plugged in to your router by ethernet the unit will create it's own wifi thus reducing any additional strain on your wireless network lessening the chance of dropouts. It is expensive but a very nice sounding (as well as attractive) piece of audio equipment. [ RYLAND P  Sep 16, 2016 ]
Yes the amp is built into the speaker [ CARLO  Sep 16, 2016 ]
Your TV would have to offer an analog audio output for you to connect to the 3.5mm "Local Source" input on the Play5 speaker. If the primary purpose of the speaker will be to produce audio from your TV, you may want to consider the PlayBar instead: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_616PLAYBAR/item.html It offers an optical input for making a digital audio connection from your TV and provides a simulated surround sound experience (in addition to all the streaming services/options of the Play:5). I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Feb 17, 2016 ]  Staff
Hi Michael, you can connect it via 1/8 headphone jack cable with an adapter. I've read that there may be latency issues. The second option is buy Connect or Connect Amp but that may be expensive. Also, Sonos does not have a solution for streaming audio from youtube and other web based audio unless its in there application. I think for the price I should be allow to play anything on my computer and stream it to the speakers. [ Alex  Feb 17, 2016 ]
Yes. There is a company that makes wall mounts specifically for Sonos. They sell them on here. [ Karin  Jan 05, 2016 ]
don't think so but I would contact either Sonos of Flexson to find out for sure. [ ANDREW  Jan 04, 2016 ]
Not easily, no. I suppose one could find a way but it would take some time and more than a little finesse I think to craft a permanent mount without damaging at least the finish of the unit. [ Ken P.  Jan 04, 2016 ]
You can create a shelf on the wall and place the speaker on it but there are no mounting options on the speakers. [ Alex  Jan 04, 2016 ]
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