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  • Fills a large room with pure, brilliant sound.
  • Bold. Pure. Dynamic. Intense. With deep bass that packs a punch.
  • Uncompromised sound whether vertical or horizontal.
  • Convenient, ultra-responsive top panel touch controls.
  • Line-in. Plug in any device you want.

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 with any room. Add on later.

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 your favourite music, play it and adjust the volume in different rooms throughout the home. You don’t even have to be in the same room as a speaker. 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—whether it’s a record player or 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 on 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.


Hardware features

Grille with over 60,000 holes.

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 cinema.
  • 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—whether a single or a stereo pair—for dramatically deeper bass. Since your PLAY:5s don’t have to worry about the bass anymore, they can focus on producing better mid-range and high frequencies.

    Shop SUB
    Create a home cinema.



    Create a home cinema.

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

    Shop home cinema

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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 customise 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 enhancements of Trueplay tuning.

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
 
4.6

(based on 216 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (168)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Superior sound (194)
  • Wireless (194)
  • Easy to set up (189)
  • Streams all my music, and more (152)
  • Expandable (135)

Cons

  • Unreliable (15)
  • Difficult to set up (9)
  • Difficult to use (5)
  • Poor sound quality (5)
  • No bluetooth (3)

Best Uses

  • Stream internet music (153)
  • Large rooms (145)
  • Multi-room audio (117)
  • Discover new music (98)
  • Small rooms (81)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Music enthusiast (128), Casual listener (79), Tech savvy (77), Technically challenged (35), Audiophile (34)

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3.0

Sonos play 5

By George

from Peterbrough

About Me Casual Listener

Pros

  • Easy to Set Up
  • Wireless

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Rooms

    Comments about SONOS PLAY:5:

    It's got good sound, it's expensive to buy ,if I new you had to pay £14.50 a month for music downloads I wouldn't have brought one as I wasn't told when I brought it, it now Sands in the corner of the room as an ornament now

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    5.0

    I did buy this product again, the following day

    By Orribleays

    from Hastings

    About Me Casual Listener

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multi-Room Audio
      • Small Rooms
      • Stream Internet Music

      Comments about SONOS PLAY:5:

      Clarity is unreal, from dance to classical the sound is quite mind blowing to be honest. Fairly expensive but worth every penny, bough one on a Friday and another the following day followed by Sonos boost for smooth streaming and it works without fault. Very impressed over all, will be purchasing sub and a few player 1 systems for around the house.

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      5.0

      fantastic product. Great sound and very neat.

      By Alan

      from Northern Ireland

      About Me Casual Listener, Technically Challenged

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Discover New Music
      • Large Rooms
      • Stream Internet Music
      • Stream Music from the Computer

      Comments about SONOS PLAY:5:

      I am linked to spotify and listen to much more music than just my own catalogue which is extensive.

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      5.0

      Musicality, phonic excellence - a must for music lovers

      By Lloydie

      from Bucks

      About Me Music Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Discover New Music
        • Stream Internet Music
        • Stream Music from the Computer

        Comments about SONOS PLAY:5:

        My Mother was given a Play:1 for her birthday and I had to set it up. I was amazed by the clarity of the sound and the image that this one small speaker provided in a medium sized room.
        My wife and I decided to treat ourselves and after listening to all 3 (the 1. 3 and 5), we opted for the Play:5.
        Ours is the latest generation and we have utilised truplay for our front room.
        Aesthetically, it just kinda fits in where it is. It looks great and all it needs is a power socket. The supplied chord is long enough for flexibility of position.
        Setting up was easy (my kids particularly enjoyed silently laughing at me as I waved the ipad around for setting up truplay) I do recommend using the truplay though, the difference is audible.
        Music wise, we have amazon music as part of prime membership and we choose a mood, and hit play as well as an extensive music library on my computer. The audio is clear, with tight treble and good vocal reproduction. The imaging is amazing - even from one unit - and the bass is deep and rich without it being 'flappy'.
        If you have a lot of music stored on your computer, this is the best option to 'properly' listen to your collection without spending £000's on a traditional Hi-Fi set up.

        I did have cause to call the SONOS support line as it seemed to dropping out. SONOS have excelled themselves in the after sales support, I spoke with a gentleman name Matt who was, without doubt, the best advisor I have ever spoken too! Matt not only understood the product, he also had very much in depth knowledge about my ISP and the hardware I was using. Never once did he try and blame someone else, he knew that the Play:5 wasn't faulty and that something else was effecting the SONOS. He did some checks, made suggestions and explained why he had done such things and it has fixed my issue.
        Since the initial call, I have also received courtesy update e-mails making sure all is okay. That is proper service.

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        5.0

        So glad i did not buy Bose

        By Andy

        from Lincolnshire

        About Me Casual Listener, Music Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Discover New Music
          • Large Rooms
          • Multi-Room Audio
          • Small Rooms
          • Stream Internet Music
          • Stream Music from the Computer

          Comments about SONOS PLAY:5:

          Fantastic music system. Got play 5 in the living room and play 1 in kitchen and another in the master bedroom.
          Goint to get play 3 for the dining room and a soundbar for the tv
          Will not buy anything else due to the quality and craftmanship.
          Even the packaging was top class.

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