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  • Six custom-designed drivers with dedicated amplifiers.
  • Sonos' Trueplay™ tuning feature delivers sound that's true to the music and right for the room.
  • Control all your music and streaming services from a single app (on your smartphone, tablet or computer).
  • Uses your WiFi. Easy to set up and allows you to expand your system over time.


Play music from Spotify straight to Sonos.

Knock your socks off sound.

Attention obsessive audiophiles and hard-core music lovers. PLAY:5 is your speaker. It’s our biggest and best-sounding. So whether you’ve got a big room to fill with music or a discerning ear for divine sound, we’ve got you covered.


Set up over Wifi.

Plug in. Connect. Stream without interruptions or interference.

Start in any room. Add on.

Play different songs in different rooms. Or the same song everywhere.

Control with one app.

Pick a room. Pick a song. Hit play.

Never obsolete.

Software updates mean the product you buy today will be even better tomorrow.


Superior stereo sound.

You’ll hear each separate instrument, voice, and sonic detail in all its glory. Six Class-D amplifiers with six dedicated speaker drivers deliver crystal clear, rich, deep, stereophonic sound with zero distortion. So go ahead and crank up the volume.

Bass response.

Thanks to three mighty woofers and a completely sealed architecture, PLAY:5 delivers big, precise bass response without reverb or echoes.

One app. Complete music control.

The Sonos app helps you quickly search through all your services to track down favourite music, send it to different rooms, and adjust the volume and other settings. You don’t even have to be in the same room. And if your friends have the Sonos app, they can do the same.

Check out the app.

Over 30 streaming services available.

Sonos plays everything–the most popular streaming services, on-demand services, Internet radio, your favourite podcasts and audiobooks, your go-to collection of downloads­–whatever you love to listen to.

Explore music services.

Trueplay, custom speaker-tuning for your PLAY:5.

Sonos uses Trueplay tuning to make sure you get the very best sound out of your PLAY:5. No matter where you put it.

Learn more about Trueplay.

Line-in.

Plug in any audio device—from your record player to a friend’s phone—and listen to your favourite music on your PLAY:5. You can also send the music from your PLAY:5 to any other Sonos speaker in your home.

Touch controls.

Tap for the volume. Swipe to change the track. Right from the PLAY:5 speaker itself. Perfect for when your phone is in hiding or out of reach.

Multiple orientations.

Stand it tall or set it on its side. Either way, PLAY:5 automatically optimises the sound. When it’s horizontal, it’s in stereo. When it's vertical, it's in mono. The rubber feet on three sides make it safe for any surface.

Humidity resistant.

We built PLAY:5 humidity resistant so you can enjoy your favourite songs in music-starved places like bathrooms and outdoor patios. All you need is WiFi access and a place to plug it in. Just remember, it’s not waterproof or weather resistant.


Hardware features

Over 60,000 hole-grille.

Stand it tall or set it on its side. Either way, PLAY:5 automatically optimises the sound. When it’s horizontal, it’s in stereo. When it's vertical, it's in mono. The rubber feet on three sides make it safe for any surface.


Expand your sound

Another PLAY:5
Add a SUB
Create a home theatre.
  • Another PLAY:5



    Stereo pair with another PLAY:5

    Get two PLAY:5s and turn each speaker into separate left and right channels for wider, bigger, and deeper stereo sound.

    Add a SUB



    Add a SUB.

    Wirelessly connect SUB to your PLAY:5—single or stereo pair—for dramatically deeper bass. Since your PLAY:5s don’t have to handle the bass anymore, they can focus on producing better mid-range and high frequencies.

    Shop SUB
    Create a home theatre.



    Create a home theatre.

    Use a pair of PLAY:5s and PLAYBAR to create surround sound for all your movies, games and TV shows. Streams music, too. For those times when all you need is a song.

    Shop home theatre

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Specs

Audio

Six Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the six dedicated speaker drivers and the acoustic architecture.

Three tweeters create the crispest and clearest high-frequency response.

Three mid-woofers ensure you’ll hear the faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies plus deep, rich bass—without distortion, even at high volumes.

Phased speaker array (three drivers on top and three on the bottom) create a wide stereo soundstage that directs the sound left, right, and centre.

Audio line-in. An auto-detecting 3.5 mm connection.

Adjustable bass and treble controls let you customize your sound by individual room or groups of rooms.

General

Dimensions - H x W x D
8.03 x 14.33 x 6.06 in. (203 x 364 x 154 mm).

Weight
14 lbs. (6.36 kg).

Product finish
White or black matte enclosure with graphite grille.

Touch-interface controls & lights
Capacitive touch controls for volume up/down, previous/next track, and play/pause.
LED indicates Sonos component status and mute status.

Microphones
Two built-in microphones to enable future Trueplay tuning enhancements.

Power & Networking

Power supply
Auto-switching 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz AC universal input.

WiFi, not Bluetooth
Connects to your home WiFi network with any 802.11b/g, 2.4 GHz broadcast-capable router for uninterrupted wireless streaming.

Ethernet port
One 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port. Wire directly to your router to operate your Sonos if WiFi is unstable, or use the Ethernet port to provide Internet accessibility to non-wireless devices if you’re using BOOST setup.

Contents

Sonos PLAY:5, power cord, Ethernet cable, Sonos QuickStart Guide, and Legal/Warranty information.

Reviews

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SONOSPLAY:5
 
4.7

(based on 646 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (521)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Superior sound (569)
  • Easy to set up (558)
  • Wireless (558)
  • Streams all my music, and more (460)
  • Expandable (410)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (28)
  • Difficult to use (22)
  • Unreliable (19)
  • Pricey / poor value (11)
  • Poor sound quality (6)

Best Uses

  • Large rooms (445)
  • Music service (napster, spotify, etc.) (352)
  • Multi-room audio (349)
  • Stream music from the computer (246)
  • Small rooms (244)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Music enthusiast (414), Tech savvy (228), Casual listener (208), Audiophile (137), Technically challenged (89)

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5.0

Absolutely LOVE this speaker!

By JAM314

from Calgary, AB

About Me Music Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Different Music, Different Rooms
  • Easy to Set Up
  • Expandable
  • Streams All My Music, and More
  • Superior Sound
  • Wireless

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Rooms
    • Multi-Room Audio

    Comments about SONOS PLAY:5:

    We absolutely LOVE this speaker. It was incredibly easy to set up - the website/app guided me along step by step and even though I'm not particularly technologically savvy, I found it very easy to do. It actually adjusts to the size of the room that you are putting it in which I was most impressed with. You have to move your ipad/phone/computer etc around the room so it can get a sense for the space and then adjusts the output accordingly; fantastic! The sound is rich and clear and makes any genre sound great. I do however wish the volume went just a little bit louder; I like my music LOUD. We are planning to get a second one and that will really take things to the next level.

    I do hope that Sonos continues to make products that are not exclusively wireless. We like the fact that this speaker has the ability to physically plug in to other pieces/sources. The safety of wireless is questionable, you can't always rely on wireless and if you want to take the speaker somewhere else you can't always get access to it so it's nice to have that capability on this speaker (the 1 and 3 do not have that feature so it's wireless or nothing which is disappointing).

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    5.0

    Beautiful sound with convenient efficiency

    By Mickey

    from Beaver Harbour NB Canada

    About Me Music Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Different Music, Different Rooms
    • Easy to Set Up
    • Expandable
    • Free Control Options
    • Superior Sound
    • Wireless

    Cons

    • I wish it tied into my surround sound system

    Best Uses

    • Discover New Music
    • Multi-Room Audio

    Comments about SONOS PLAY:5:

    This is a superior product and worth the money.

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    5.0

    Everything I Wanted

    By Damendash

    from Queens, New York

    About Me Music Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Different Music, Different Rooms
    • Easy to Set Up
    • Expandable
    • Streams All My Music, and More
    • Superior Sound
    • Wireless

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Discover New Music
      • Large Rooms
      • Multi-Room Audio
      • Music Service (Napster, Spotify, etc.)
      • Small Rooms

      Comments about SONOS PLAY:5:

      I've long had my eye on Sonos, and these speakers didn't disappoint. Finally pulled the trigger on this expensive system. I hear individuals say they're overrated, ( the same they say about Apple, Bose, etc.. but these are truly well supported companies, that make incredible constructed products. As are these. ) but I'm truly impressed with the separation in the music I'm playing through it. I like that it's WiFi, and can live without it being Bluetooth enabled as well, due to the sound downgrade. I do feel Sonos should loosen the reins a little, and allow more control to the user, rather than everything going through their proprietary software, which is a bit clunky. But I understand this is what most companies want these days, walled gardens. Because I'm sure they're looking for ways to somehow monetize their software, or want to insure its quality. I know there are cons to these speakers, but couldn't ding them for it, as I've done my research, and knew well before hand, what I wasn't getting. I'm not an audiophile, but know what sounds good to me. And this, sounds great! Trueplay tuning is definitely not a gimmick, as I definitely hear a difference in post tuned, as opposed to pre-tuned. I have them in a bookshelf, and they sounded good and loud when I first turned them on, but totally evened out after Trueplay. I know, no Bluetooth, ( don't need it ) had a ton of these speakers, didn't like the sound coming out of any of them, thus Sonos. Hi-Res audio, have it in my car, and am definitely not missing it in my Sonos. AirPlay would be nice, but again, not missing it. You can find flaws in everything, but today's companies are trying to tie us to their complete eco-systems. With all the competition, right or wrong, it's what we have to deal with as consumers. This system does what I need it for, whole house, clear and precise, distortion free, well separated, loud music. They just sound great. I use them everyday. My Apple and Spotify accounts are very happy!

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      5.0

      Amazing -

      By Jeff M

      from Toronto

      About Me Casual Listener, Tech Savvy

      Pros

      • Different Music, Different Rooms
      • Easy to Set Up
      • Expandable
      • Free Control Options
      • Streams All My Music, and More
      • Superior Sound
      • Wireless
      • Works so much better than previous players!

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Discover New Music
        • Multi-Room Audio
        • Music Service (Napster, Spotify, etc.)

        Comments about SONOS PLAY:5:

        We stream music through out the house, we started with one and haven't stopped connecting. Love it

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        5.0

        I would buy again. Great not good sound. Very pleased.

        By Ross

        from Johnson Lake Nebraska

        About Me Music Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Easy to Set Up
        • Streams All My Music, and More
        • Superior Sound
        • Wireless

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Rooms

          Comments about SONOS PLAY:5:

          After searching for months and trying to decide on wireless speakers I decided after much research and talk to buy Sonos. Superior sound and easy set up

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