If you want the best sound you can get from Sonos, you’re going to want the Play:5. It’s the biggest and most pricey speaker in the Sonos line-up. But you can take it from us that it will be money well-spent, with a whopping six custom-designed internal speakers and Sonos’ innovative, room-adapting Trueplay technology that will make you fall in love all over again with your favourite music. Every detail shines through, pure and precise, with remarkably distinct clarity and zero audible distortion, even when you crank it up loud. Really loud.
What exactly makes the Play:5 so great? A lot of things, actually, from its impressive technical specs to the mind-blowing number of ways it can connect and be used. We’ll cover all the details for you, so you can see exactly why this speaker is the ultimate choice for any music lover.
Allow us to get technical for a second, so we can explain exactly why this speaker sounds so amazing. The Play:5 uses six state-of-the-art digital class-D amplifiers individually coupled with six speaker drivers, so you get amazing sound in any sized room. Three tweeters create a crisp and accurate high-frequency response, and three dedicated mid-woofers deliver a faithful reproduction of mid-range frequencies and a deep, rich bass. All filter setting, active equalization, and time-alignment are performed digitally through modern DSP circuitry for an all-digital sound architecture, giving you amazing quality sound. And Sonos’ Trueplay technology measures the acoustics in any room – analyzing things like size, layout, and even furnishings, and fine-tunes your Play:5 to make sure the sound is fantastic, no matter where you place the speaker.
Basically, all this jargon means one thing: this speaker has been engineered to make incredible sound.
Once you get your hands on this amazing speaker, you’re going to need some awesome music to pump through it! Sonos has got you covered, with over 100,000 free, pre-loaded radio stations, shows, and podcasts. Yup – free. Tune in without even needing to turn on your computer. It also works seamlessly with (get ready for a huge list here): Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Radio by TuneIn, SiriusXM, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, Rdio, Qobuz, TIDAL and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. So no matter where you get your music, the Play:3 can keep up. And if you’ve already got a huge music library on your computer, you can play them easily too, because the Play:5 supports all the most popular audio formats. And of course it plays nice with your smartphone or tablet too – Sonos wirelessly plays your iTunes music direct from your device to any room in your house. All this means that you have access to millions of songs. You’ll literally never run out of things to listen to. (Even if you’re picky).
The Play:5 weighs a wonderfully solid 14 lbs (6.36 kg), and measures 8.03x14.33x6.06 inches (203 x 364 x 154 mm). A great feature is that it can be placed horizontally or vertically and will automatically adjust based on its orientation, so you always get great sound no matter how you place it. Choose black or white to compliment your style. And you have quick access to your music even if you don’t have a controller in your hand, with simple controls on the speaker for sound that double as pause and skip track buttons. Rubber feet are a nice added feature too, so you can crank it up in the bedroom without worrying about scratches on the nightstand. It’s even designed to withstand high humidity, so feel free to rock out in the shower!
We’re guessing you already have enough remotes in your life, so no need to add another just for your speaker. Sonos has a free controller app for Android, IOS, PC, and Mac so you can control your speaker from the palm of your hand anywhere in your house, even if you have more than one Sonos speaker. Use the app to search for songs and stations and even adjust the volume.
Have a lot of music lovers in your family, but can’t agree on what to listen to? Give everyone their own speaker and play a different song in every room, at the same time. Or turn it into a party by playing the same song in different rooms simultaneously, without annoying echoes or delays. You can even put two speakers in the same room and pair them together for true stereo sound. And the Play:5 is wireless, so it’s easy to move the party to the backyard, deck, or any corner of your house. Don’t stop the music, baby!
With all this technology, you’d think it would take a genius to get this all set up, but fear not – setup is easy peasy. The Sonos System Setup software gives you simple on-screen prompts, so a few little taps and you’ll be playing music all over the house in minutes. And since it’s wireless, you won’t have to get tangled up in wires to enjoy great sound either.
Widely known as the best speaker Sonos has ever made, the Play:5 gives you amazing sound and endless music options. You’ll wonder how you ever listened to music without it.