Sonos Play:5 wireless speaker

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Summary: A Sonos compatible Wi-Fi wireless home speaker system.
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About - Sonos Play:5
A Sonos compatible Wi-Fi wireless home speaker system and analog audio inputs.
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Sonos, which helped pioneer the multiroom wireless speaker category, has a lineup of Wi-Fi speakers that can be used either independently, as part of a multichannel sound system, or as a speaker in a multi-room system. Prices range from low to high.

Features & Specs - Sonos Play:5
info Wireless type Wifi
info Wi-Fi content sharing technology Sonos
info Optional multi-room sharing Yes
info Audio format Stereo
info Remote No
info Power source AC
info Stereo analog audio input Yes
info iPod Docking No
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Best Uses
We bought the a Sonos 5 about six months ago. It connected to our WiFi initially and worked reasonably well but then the problems started. None of our Macs, iPhones or iPads could 'find' the blessed unit. The on-line help is energetic by totally pathetic and although we've been able to make it work sporadically, it's caused foar more frustration than its worth. The sound is just OK - nothing like the price tag or CR tests indicate. I'm extremely disappointed with Sonos and would NOT advise anyone go down that road as we foolishly did.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Sonos is awesome
Ease of opperation
Ease of setup
Great Sound quality
High price tag
Best Uses
I own a Sonos Play 5, a Sonos Playbar, and two Sonos Connect Amp's. I love them all and they work great. My Play 5 is my sound for my home PC. I like to sit in my office and listen to music. I had to go for the Play 5 because it is the only Sonos speaker with a 1/8in input jack which makes it well suited for a PC speaker. The sound quality is amazing. The only down side is the high price tag, but once you start filling your house with Sonos speakers and creating different zones, you'll be hooked. I love being able to play the same source of music in any room I have sonos.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Overwhelmingly Pleased - have 3 speakers
Attractive design
Ease of Use
Range Of Available Cont
Sound quality
Doesn't Support Airplay
No Itunes Interface
Best Uses
Playing Itunes Playlists
Relative Portabilty
Streaming - Pandora Spot
Television Sound
My wife wanted a quality music system to replace the receiver, speakers, cd player, turntable, tape deck, etc. that was taking up too much space and had no wires. We researched what's available and then started listening. The SONOS system works great. It was easy to set up and it sounds amazing. Provides exceptional fidelity for the size of the speakers. The sound reminds me of the old AR acoustic suspension speakers - tight base and flawless highs.<br /><br />The number of streaming services available includes all the major players - except iRadio because there is no iTunes interface. (The SONOS control app gives you complete access to all the music in your iTunes Music folder including any real or smart playlists you have created. A gotcha though is that older purchases that still have DRM on the files will not play.) The control app provides to numerous on-line radio content - music, talk, NPR, sports, etc.<br /><br />One unexpected plus was the ability to plug an analog source into the back of a SONOS 5 and have it then be available through the system. Our television doesn't have the best sound but we found that by taking a line out from the TV into the speaker close by we are able to have exceptional quality stereo sound. We only do this for films and specials but it is great.<br /><br />We have two SONOS 5's in our family room and a single SONOS 3 in the living room. The dual 5's provide a wonderful stereo image in the family room and give out as much sound as we want. We control the system from all kinds of devices - an iMac, iPhone and iPad all work together so that we can use whatever's convenient. Each can select the music source, send different content to each room, adjust the tone (only bass, treble, and loudness on/off) and the volume. So if the phone rings your iPhone can turn down the sound before you answer it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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