The Play:5 is the best speaker Sonos has ever made. Its reliance on a single app for controlling all your audio services means the software experience isn't quite as slick as it could be, but it's easy to set up and sounds as good as its $499 price tag suggests.
- Simple setup and tuning
- Easy to turn into multi-room system with other, cheaper Sonos speakers
- Audio quality is excellent
- Long list of supported services
- Line-in adds limitless music options
- Searching for music in app is cumbersome
- No dedicated remote
- Priced even higher than previous generation
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- 90AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsEngadget90Sonos Play:5 review (2015): a generational leap forwardThe Play:5 is the best speaker Sonos has ever made. Its reliance on a single app for controlling all your audio services means the software experience isn't quite as slick as it could be, but it's easy to set up and sounds as good as its $499 price tag suggests.Wired80Review: Sonos Play:5It’s simply the most advanced and most complete piece of hardware Sonos makes. If you want to get an idea of a company’s vision for the future, look at its flagship.Gizmodo90Sonos Play:5 Review: Wireless Music Made ElegantIf you’re really only going to use a speaker to listen to digital music, Sonos is a dream. Still, some people might find a speaker with Bluetooth connectivity more versatile.CNET80Sonos Play:5 (2015) review: The best-sounding SonoWhile fairly pricey the second-gen Play:5 is the best-sounding Sonos speaker yet.Pocket-Lint90Sonos Play:5 review: Smart, sophisticated, superbSonos has competition nipping at its heels left, right and centre, but the new Play:5 shows what 13 years of experience can deliver. It's the ideal way to start a Sonos multi-room system, or add a badass centre piece to an existing one.TechRadar90Sonos Play:5 reviewAn elegant looking and bombastic sounding speaker that proves Sonos is still king of the streamers.What Hi-Fi100Sonos Play:5 reviewThe Play:5’s rich, exciting and articulate way of delivering the best the streaming world has to offer, all as part of an excellent multi-room set up, makes it a truly compelling buy for both current Sonos owners and newcomers alike.iMore90Sonos Play:5 Review: Our favorite speaker system gSonos knows its game, and it plays it exceedingly well: This is a well-crafted, dynamically-powerful speaker that looks at home in your bathroom, in your office, on your kitchen counter, and in your living room.Stuff100Sonos Play:5 reviewA reinvention in all but name, the new Play:5 offers even more boom for your buck.The Next Web90Sonos Play:5 review: Worth the price on audio qualIf you’ve got the budget and are looking for some connected speakers, the Play:5 are definitely worth consideration ... Your ears will thank you.