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Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1926 reviews of Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the price.

usability, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design. The size is also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the reliability, and many are less positive about the price.

usability, size, design

price

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design. The price also gets good views, whereas opinions are divided on the size.

usability, price, design

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sonos Play 5 All-In-One Wireless Music Player With 5 Integrated Speakers (S5, White)Sonos Play 5 All-In-One Wireless Music Player With 5 Integrated Speakers (S5, White)

Oct, 2018

Recommended!

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (trustedreviews.com)

Sonos ZonePlayer S5

 

Entry into the world of Sonos wireless music just got cheaper and easier.

The ZonePlayer S5 is a natural progression for Sonos, taking the simplicity of its wireless music system to the next level. Coupled with the Sonos iPhone app, the ZP-S5 will open up Sonos wireless music to a whole new market, acting as an affordable...

Nov, 2009

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

Sonos Play:5 review

 

This compact, simple one-box network player has a superb, room-filling sound

Dynamic, room-filling sound from a compact all-in-one ; good bass depth and weight ; solid build ; impressive wireless network and features

If this is your first ZonePlayer you'll need to wire it to your router or buy a £79 ZoneBridge ; expensive standalone controller

The Play:5's simplicity and superb sound make this an ideal one-box network player

Dec, 2009

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sonos ZonePlayer S5 review

 

Can the slickest Apple add-on around head-off the AirPlay challenge?

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Sonos ZonePlayer S5 review

 

Back in 2004, Sonos appeared with a multi-zone music system that anyone could buy and set up in minutes. It was perfectly pitched, stylistically and technologically. We loved it. The range has evolved, with the ZonePlayers getting more compact, and...

Jan, 2010

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.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Sonos PLAY:5 (2015) Review: In Depth

 

The Sonos PLAY:5 just received a long-overdue refresh and the 2nd-generation looks like it packs a serious punch. Here's our review. We met with Sonos...

Minimalist design ; Great user experience ; Excellent sound quality

Expensive

The company bills the new PLAY:5 as ‘the ultimate smart speaker’ and whilst we haven’t tested every rival device out there, the complete experience Sonos has wrapped up alongside this unit certainly places it at the top of our list of recommendations..

Oct, 2015

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sonos Play:5 review (2015)

 

The updated Sonos Play:5 is far sleeker than its predecessor and sounds great

Regardless, if you're an existing Sonos owner looking to introduce a new speaker or are buying your first, the Play:5 is a great sounding and attractive speaker. The Sonos Play:5 certainly sounds wonderful and lives up to its position as Sonos' new...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Sonos Play:5 (2015) review

 

In the last few years Sonos has been steadily adding wireless speakers to its multiroom audio lineup , but its flagship tabletop speaker, the Play:5 hasn't changed in six years. Until now, that is. This is the new Play:5 (2015), and it's a bigger,...

The second-generation Sonos Play:5 is a sleek, well-designed Wi-Fi speaker that delivers rich sound for its size and strong bass. It offers the full Sonos wireless experience, controllable from iPhone, iPad and Android apps, with compatibility with...

Rather expensive, especially if you want to buy a second one for stereo sound.

While fairly pricey, the second-gen Play:5 is the best-sounding Sonos speaker yet.

Oct, 2015

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sonos ZonePlayer S5 review

 

Although we're massive fans of Sonos' incredible multi-room music system, the one minor problem has always been flexibility: you either had to have an existing stereo or powered speakers and buy the ZonePlayer 90 (ZP90), or buy the ZonePlayer 120...

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.

Jul, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ian Morris (cnet.co.uk)

Sonos Play 5 review

 

The children being born now won't own physical media when they reach record-buying maturity. And while we might lament this sad fact, their lofts will be less cluttered, they'll have a high-quality archive of every piece of music they ever bought and,...

Beautiful and well designed; good sound quality; easy to use; superb online services.

Very expensive; addictive -- you'll want one for each room; headphone output not brilliant.

If we could, we'd fill our houses with stunning Sonos hardware. The only problem would be figuring out how to pay for it all. The Sonos Play 5 is a fantastic home audio system and one we rate very highly indeed.

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Amplifier

Amplification device form factor:Built-in
Amplification device included: Yes
Amplification device type:Amplifier
Amplifier Class:D

Audio

Audio output channels:5.0
Recommended usage:Home theatre

Design

Built-in Display: No
Colour of product:Black / Black, Graphite / Graphite, White / White
Design:Rectangle / Stand
Housing material:Plastic
LED indicators:Status / Y
Product Type:Mono / Stereo portable speaker
Volume Control:Digital / Touch

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-in
Audio output channels:1.0
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of drivers:5 / 6
Number of mid-range drivers:2 / 3
Number of Speakers:1
Number of tweeter drivers:2 / 3
Number of woofer drivers:1
Subwoofer:Y
Subwoofer included:Y
Suitable for outdoor use: No
Tweeter:Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (cooling) (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 70

Other features

Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Internet Radio:Y
Languages support:Multi
RJ-45 ports quantity:1
Wireless Connection:Y

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, LAN (RJ-45)
Manual: Yes
Package Type:Box
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:295.3
Package height:250.8
Package Type:Box
Package weight:9.09
Package width:492.2

Performance

Amplifier:Built-in
Amplifier Class:D
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Bass adjustment:Y
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Recommended usage:Mobile phone / Smartphone / Universal

Ports & interfaces

3.5 mm connector:Y
AC (power) in: Yes
AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Bluetooth:N / No / Y
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wired & Wireless
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Frequency range:2.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
Interface:3.5 mm / Wi-Fi/Ethernet
Microphone in: Yes
RJ-45 ports quantity:1
USB port:N
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240 / 110 - 240 / 120 - 240 / 120-240
Power Source:AC
Power source type:AC

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:5
Satellite speaker mid-range driver diameter:7.62
Satellite speaker mid-range driver size:7.62
Satellite speaker tweeters quantity:2
Satellite speaker woofer diameter:8.89
Satellite speaker woofer size:8.89
Satellite speaker woofers quantity:1

Technical Details

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV, WMA / MP3, WMA
Built-in storage media: No
Colour of product:Black
Control type:Buttons
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Internet Radio: Yes
Internet radio services supported:iTunes, Spotify / Last.fm, Pandora, Rhapsody, SIRIUS Internet Radio, Slacker, Spotify, TuneIn
Languages support:Multi
Network streaming services supported:Pandora
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless Connection: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.3 / 15.4 / 154 / 21.7
Height :12.3 / 20.3 / 203 / 21.7 / 36.4
Package depth:29.5
Package height:25.1
Package weight:9.09
Package width:49.2
Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):365 x 123 x 217
Weight:4.15 / 6.36
Width:36.4 / 36.5 / 364