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Engadget says:

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It's our opinion that the S5 delivers on its promise of "room-filling, ear-impressing sound" for iPhone- or iPod touch-carrying music lovers while opening the Sonos experience to more people thanks to a significantly lower (though not low) cost of entry. That makes it an important product for anyone looking to make a first serious step into whole-home audio. quote


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    8.0
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    7.2
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    6.8
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9.1
22 reviews
8.0
Engadget Oct 20, 2009

It's our opinion that the S5 delivers on its promise of "room-filling, ear-impressing sound" for iPhone- or iPod touch-carrying music lovers while opening the Sonos experience to more people thanks to a significantly lower (though not low) cost of entry.

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8.0
CNET Nov 29, 2009

The Sonos Play:5 shrinks the Sonos streaming music experience down to a compact single-speaker system with great sound, which you can control from any iOS device or Android smartphone.

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8.0
Macworld Nov 5, 2009

The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 has a lot going for it... The requirement of a direct network connection (or a ZoneBridge) may not be convenient for those who don't already have a Sonos system.

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7.0
PC Mag Nov 10, 2009

The ZonePlayer S5 overcomes some of its deficiencies—like the lack of an iPod dock—and shines as a relatively affordable entry into the excellent, but expensive, Sonos wireless music streaming system.

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7.0
T3 Nov 9, 2011

The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 isn’t the very last word in audiophile quality... But the whole system is so well thought-out and simple to use that it drags hi-fi out of the dark ages and puts it into the palm of your hand.

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9.0
jkendrick jkendrick

I have a two room setup and love it. Couldn't have been easier to set up and it just works great. I especially like the Android app for controlling the whole system from my phone. I was also surprised to see the HTC Flyer tablet automatically recognized the Sonos and I can stream music from the...

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10
mitchdeb74 mitchdeb74

This unit is the centre of my media room and rightly so. The line in feature is mainly what I bought it for so my tv audio is plugged straight into it. The sound is awesome for such a small speaker and the fact that it can play internet radio, spotify and pandora account music and anything from...

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9.0
dcefrance dcefrance

It was incredibly easy to add this to my existing Sonos installation. Plug in power & Ethernet, add player to any controller and in less than 5 minutes it was playing music. Contrary to marketing confusion this works with all existing controllers. I have tested it on all of the ones I have...

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10
pcproctor pcproctor

I love these bad boys! I have 4 of them in my home connected with a zonebridge to all my media (MP3s on a network store, iTunes library & internet streams.) Use them for an alarm to wake me up, and to play party tunes through the whole house. Sound is fantastic. Easy to setup (there's a limit to...

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9.0
topa topa

First, I'm not a audiophile and dont have access to high end gear. All my music hearing previously was through the Sony MDR-v6 and Shure e2c. I wanted something for my 1 bed apartment which would stream music from PC, Spotify, Pandora wirelessly without having to dock an iPhone into speakers. For...

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9.0
kevina2 kevina2

I have a five zone set up and love it! I drag one outside to work on the car and in the yard. I get a rare drop in the music. I also had one fail and it had to be replaced. The bass stopped working, but what excellent support they have! New one on the way, and send the old one back in the new...

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9.0
ismailakkila ismailakkila

Awesome product! Very easy to use and just works. I have 3 set up around my house. My rooms are separated with concrete walls and audio is crystal clear and synchronized. I use it to listen to my music library on the NAS, pandora and other streaming services. I have recently set it up to accept...

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