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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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User Reviews - Sonos Play:5
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Great Choice
Very Good App
Very good sound
Best Uses
Larger Room
I bought a pair of these speakers to replace my old wired stereo system with floor speakers and a subwoofer. The sound quality is less than my old system but impressive nonetheless from a small package. I like the lack of clutter with only two small speakers that I can quickly move anywhere. I also like the ability to play music from my computer, tablet or phone over these speakers. I do recommend these for most music listeners but I think true audiophiles would want to stick with their wired speaker systems.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Very Good and Getting Better
Sound Portability Easy
None really
Best Uses
Patio use
We have a Play 5 and a PlayBar. I have nothing but positive things to say about the Play 5 and SONOS in general. We take the Play 5 outside all of the time. Sounds great. Works great. Wireless performance is very solid and 100% reliable. Early on I had a few concerns with the Android app but SONOS has addressed them. <br /><br />I could see where some people might consider this product pricey (especially the Playbar) but I do not. It is fairly and responably priced.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
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.
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