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Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 907 reviews of Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The size is also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the reliability and price.

usability, size, design

price, reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sonos PLAY:5 Black - The Wireless Hi-Fi (formerly S5)Sonos PLAY:5 Black - The Wireless Hi-Fi (formerly S5)

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Opinions about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability also get good views. There are some negative comments about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

price

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONOS PLAY:5 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music (Black)SONOS PLAY:5 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music (Black)

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.ca. Reviews about the usability and size are on the whole positive.

reliability, size, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONOS PLAY:5 - Ultimate Smart Speaker for Streaming Music, BlackSONOS PLAY:5 - Ultimate Smart Speaker for Streaming Music, Black

Jul, 2018

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Sonos Play:5 (2015)

 

The Sonos Play:5 (2015) is the first total rethink of the brand's original multi-room streaming speaker. It's the most expensive, and largest, product in the Sonos line-up, but it's also the best. It sits above the mid-range Play:3, and lower end Play:1.

Fantastic, warm sound ; Looks the business ; TruePlay generally helps in certain environments

TruePlay is tricky to set-up ; Single app approach can be a pain

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sonos Play:5 (2015) review

 

Still the biggest and boldest speaker in the Sonos range, but the Play:5 is no longer the very best in its class

Big, powerful sound ; Rich bass response ; Good detail levels ; Crystal clear mids ; Easy setup ; Flexible design ; The best app of its type ; Part of probably the best multi-room ecosystem available

No high-res support ; Can now be beaten for outright sound quality and value

The biggest, boldest and most powerful speaker in the Sonos range, but new rivals have stolen some of the Play:5's thunder

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Marc Chacksfield (t3.com)

Play:5

 

Sleek design ; Massive sound ; Trueplay is impressive

App needs an upgrade ; Side speaker legs protrude

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sonos Play:5 review

 

Bigger, bolder and more powerful, the new Play:5 performs even better than its predecessor...

Big, powerful sound Rich bass response Good detail levels Crystal clear mids Easy setup Flexible design Good app Option for multi-room

No high-res support

With a bigger, bolder, more powerful sound that goes low and wide without forgoing expression and clarity, there’s no doubt that the new Play:5 succeeds in completely overshadowing its predecessor. It's a touch pricier at £429 (the original was £350),...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sonos Play:5 review

 

The original big wireless speaker is back. But is it still best?

Tremendous, spacious sound ; Composed at volume ; Punchy bass

Less connectivity than Bluetooth rivals ; No high-res support

A reinvention in all but name, the new Play:5 offers even more boom for your buck.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sonos Play 5 review: Smart, sophisticated, superb

 

Sonos is far from a new player in the multi-room speaker sector. It's been playing the game and playing it well for the last decade. However, multi-room is a very different market now to when Sonos first appeared - competition has increased...

Beautiful design, excellent sound quality, solid build, great dynamic range, impressive wireless mesh network, touch controls

No hi-resolution audio support, slightly bass heavy, a little expensive for what's essentially a plastic speaker

Sonos has a fantastic track record in delivering great speakers - and the new Play:5 sets yet another precedent. It has a subtle yet sophisticated design that we love, offers a brilliant app to connect to streaming services and all your music, among...

Oct, 2015

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Marc Chacksfield (techradar.com)

Sonos Play:5 review

 

For its size, this flagship speaker packs a punch

Great look ; Easy to setup ; Powerful sound.

App could do with a refresh ; speaker legs are apparent ; Very simple design.

An elegant looking and bombastic sounding speaker that proves Sonos is still king of the streamers.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sonos Play:5 review (2015)

 

Find out why the new Sonos Play:5 is one of the best wireless speakers around in our full review.

Aside from the lack of High-Res support, there's very little to dislike about the new Play:5. It looks great and sounds awesome with plenty of power on offer. We like the new touch sensitive controls, the wide range of streaming services on offer and a...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sonos Play:5 review

 

The S5 player looks fantastic and sounds brilliant. It's an excellent introduction to the Sonos service or, for existing users, a flexible new player to add to a running network.

The reason, in case you're not familiar with Sonos, for only three buttons is that you can't control music directly from any of the ZonePlayers. Instead, you need a Controller. It's this requirement that's made Sonos a daunting prospect for many people...

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Sonos Play:5 review

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Sonos is a big name when it comes to networked multi-room sound systems, and the Sonos Play:5 is the largest speaker in its current range. According to Sonos, it's 'the ultimate all-in-one listening experience with the deepest, richest hi-fi sound',...

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Housing material:Plastic

Loudspeakers

Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of drivers:5
Number of mid-range drivers:2
Number of tweeter drivers:2
Number of woofer drivers:1
Tweeter: Yes

Operational conditions

Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 70

Ports & interfaces

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
USB port:N
Wi-Fi: Yes

Power

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:110 - 240 / 120 - 240

Technical Details

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV, WMA / MP3, WMA
Built-in storage media: No
Control type:Buttons
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Internet radio services supported:iTunes, Spotify / Last.fm, Pandora, Rhapsody, SIRIUS Internet Radio, Slacker, Spotify, TuneIn
Network streaming services supported:Pandora
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.3 / 21.7
Height :12.3 / 21.7
Weight:4.15
Width:36.5