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89 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

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.

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Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Searching for music in app is cumbersome
  • No dedicated remote
  • Priced even higher than previous generation

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Wireless speakers
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3 5mm, Wifi, Ethernet

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89 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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