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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.

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.

Keeps getting better.

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.

Play music from Spotify straight to Sonos.

Enjoy all the personalised Spotify playlists and other listening features you love and more, streaming in perfect sound on your Sonos speakers, without needing to open your Sonos app.

Learn more.

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.

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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
SONOSPLAY:5
 
4.6

(based on 394 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (306)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Wireless (359)
  • Superior sound (357)
  • Easy to set up (352)
  • Streams all my music, and more (283)
  • Expandable (269)

Cons

  • Unreliable (22)
  • Difficult to set up (11)
  • Difficult to use (9)
  • Poor sound quality (7)
  • No bluetooth (4)

Best Uses

  • Stream internet music (273)
  • Large rooms (253)
  • Multi-room audio (224)
  • Discover new music (164)
  • Stream music from the computer (142)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Music enthusiast (232), Casual listener (154), Tech savvy (145), Audiophile (54), Technically challenged (54)

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5.0

Love it best sound ever

By Dawny

from Canonbie

About Me Music Enthusiast

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:

    Just so easy to listen and download anything you want. Perfect

     
    4.0

    Needs BBC 6 Music app compatibility.

    By Chris

    from Wanaka NZ

    About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Superior Sound
    • Wireless

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Rooms

      Comments about SONOS PLAY:5:

      I would listen more often and potential expand the system if I could use the BBC 6 music app. Need to listen to shows as and when not live.

       
      5.0

      Great system

      By Stackers

      from Norfolk

      About Me Music Enthusiast, Technically Challenged

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multi-Room Audio
        • Stream Music from the Computer

        Comments about SONOS PLAY:5:

        Love the sound quality and its ease of use. Would wish to continue to add to the system but there has been a big price increase!

         
        5.0

        I would buy another one of these.

        By HappyBunny

        from Bury

        About Me Casual Listener

        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

          • Large Rooms
          • Stream Music from the Computer

          Comments about SONOS PLAY:5:

          I bought a generation 1 play 5 speaker for my lounge, which is quite large for a semi-detached house. I wanted a good quality sound when the volume was turned low. The Play 5 does this so well, I now listen to the radio and my music, which is on a NAS and a computer, more often than putting the telly on because it is so easy and the quality of the sound makes it quite addictive.

           
          5.0

          A dream machine.

          By Jacc1310

          from North East Scotland

          About Me Music Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • 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:

            I just love this machine, I will admit that I was thinking of going to the dark side ( Bose ) but the style of the Sonos grabbed me and then when I heard one playing, well the deal was sealed. The sound quality is excellent with one player, but I'm going to get another to pair them and get the hifi sound quality from them. Can't wait though saying that in really disappointed with the recent price increase (it isn't going to put me off buying one, just disappointing) The app takes a bit of getting used to but you soon get the hang of it. I use Spotify and let that be my main app which I find easier. All in all, im delighted with my Play 5, i had an Arcam Cube before this and i thought that it was good, the Sonos surpasses it. Sorry to sound as if I'm gushing but IT IS THAT GOOD.

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