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Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)

Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)
alaScore 93

3189 reviews

Mar, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3189 reviews of Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The design and sound also get good opinions, but there are some critical reviews about the price. Reviews are divided on the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 266 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the bass quality and size are overall positive. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and reliability get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the price.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2021

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1752 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the treble quality and size. The design and sound also get good feedback. Many are critical about the price.

usability, sound, design, size, treble quality

price

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2021

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People really like the usability. The size also gets good reviews.

reliability, size, usability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Aaron Souppouris (engadget.com)

Sonos Play:5 review (2015): a generational leap forward

 

The all-new Sonos Play:5 is the company's first major hardware revision; a fresh flagship for its fleet of WiFi-enabled speakers. Sonos' products have always be...

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

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...

Oct, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sonos Play:5

 

The Sonos Play:5 speaker justifies its very high price by delivering excellent wireless audio in a seamless, simple design that's expandable to serve every room of your house.

Powerful audio performance with seriously deep bass and accurate highs. Easy setup. Expandable to multiple rooms. Can be used as part of a stereo pair.

Pricey. No Bluetooth.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Calore (wired.com)

Review: Sonos Play:5

 

It's difficult to only “dip a toe” into Sonos. Sure, if you must, you can just buy a single speaker. Each of the company's products does just fine as a solo speaker for wireless music streaming in your home.

Newly redesigned speaker enclosure with a more open, bright sound. Understated visual design will blend in easily with your decor. Touch controls for playing, pausing, switching tracks, and changing volume. Can be configured to work on its own or as...

Software calibration is interesting from a technological standpoint, but results may vary. It's also iOS-only. $500 is pricey, especially for a speaker system that really works best if you have more than one

Software calibration tricks aren’t the reason to buy this speaker, anyway. The reason I’m recommending it is because it’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...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Brown (pcworld.com)

Sonos Play:5 (2015 edition) review: It’s difficult to imagine a better-sounding networked speaker at this price

 

The king of multi-room audio retains its crown with this exceptional new flagship speaker.

Wonderfully musical to listen to ; Sonos's mesh network makes for outstanding whole-home audio ; Terrific price/performance ratio

Not as high fidelity than the more expensive B&W Zeppelin Wireless ; No threaded mount

Sonos knocks one out of the park with the all-new Play:5. This is a spectacular speaker either on its own or as part of a whole-home audio system.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Sonos Play: 5 ( 2015, Black)

 

It comes in two colors -- white and black -- and can be placed either horizontally or vertically in three different orientations. I personally liked the look of it standing vertically, and while the Play:5 works well as a single speaker with a wider...

The second-generation Sonos Play:5 is a sleek, well-designed Wi-Fi speaker that delivers rich sound for its size and strong bass. It offers the full Sonos wireless experience, controllable from iPhone, iPad and Android apps, with compatibility with...

Fairly pricey, especially if you want to buy a second one for stereo sound.

While fairly pricey the second-gen Play:5 is the best-sounding Sonos speaker yet.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sonos Play:5 (2015) review

 

In the last few years Sonos has been steadily adding wireless speakers to its multiroom audio lineup , but its flagship tabletop speaker, the Play:5 hasn't changed in six years. Until now, that is. This is the new Play:5 (2015), and it's a bigger,...

The second-generation Sonos Play:5 is a sleek, well-designed Wi-Fi speaker that delivers rich sound for its size and strong bass. It offers the full Sonos wireless experience, controllable from iPhone, iPad and Android apps, with compatibility with...

Rather expensive, especially if you want to buy a second one for stereo sound.

While fairly pricey, the second-gen Play:5 is the best-sounding Sonos speaker yet.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Sonos PLAY:5 (2015) Review

 

The Sonos PLAY:5 is special. First of the streaming music company's all-in-one speakers, its launch in 2009 marked a shift to the plug-and-play simplicity that Sonos is now known for, without sacrificing the sound quality that music lovers demanded....

Streaming music has come a long way in the five years since Sonos launched the original PLAY:5 – née S5 – with some of the biggest changes being cost of entry. Sonos’ own range is more affordable, with the $199 PLAY:1, but alternatives like Google’s...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Dave Hamilton (macobserver.com)

Sonos New PLAY:5: Great Sound at All Angles

 

Wireless speaker leader Sonos has replaced its flagship PLAY:5 with a new speaker called... the PLAY:5. This new model replaces its six-year-and-two-day-old predecessor in the line-up, though new PLAY:5 has been designed and engineered from the ground...

Astoundingly wide stereo field, it's ability to rotate and its sound in all rotations are stellar. Easily links with your existing wireless network making setup a breeze for new and expanding users alike

Multitouch controls for play and pause don't provide the tactile feel of a physical button

Sonos’s new PLAY:5 shares a name with the speaker it replaces in Sonos’s lineup but, make no mistake, this is a brand new device. With its amazing sound dispersion, its multitouch interface, its ability to rotate and simply its looks, this is a...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Brown (macworld.com)

Sonos Play:5 (2015 edition) review: It’s difficult to imagine a better-sounding networked speaker at this price

 

Sonos knocks one out of the park with the all-new Play:5. This is a spectacular speaker either on its own or as part of a whole-home audio system. View full product specs » Price when rated:$499

Wonderfully musical to listen to ; Sonos's mesh network makes for outstanding whole-home audio ; Terrific price/performance ratio

Not as high fidelity than the more expensive B&W Zeppelin Wireless ; No threaded mount

If you're looking for a single networked speaker and can afford to spend $200 more, B&W's Zeppelin Wireless is the product to beat. But if you're planning to build out a network of speakers in your home, or even if your budget won't stretch to $699,...

Oct, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Sonos Play:5 (2015)

 

The Sonos Play:5 (2015) is the first total rethink of the brand's original multi-room streaming speaker. It's the most expensive, and largest, product in the Sonos line-up, but it's also the best. It sits above the mid-range Play:3, and lower end Play:1.

Fantastic, warm sound ; Looks the business ; TruePlay generally helps in certain environments

TruePlay is tricky to set-up ; Single app approach can be a pain

Oct, 2015

Price comparison for Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)

  Store     Price
Sonos Five - The High-Fidelity Speaker for Superior...
All-new Sonos Five - Experience vividly clear, room-filling sound for music and more with Five, tuned by...
$489.00 TO SHOP
SONOS PLAY:5 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music...
The original bigger room, bigger sound wireless speaker with five custom drivers for full-bodied sound at...
$289.00 TO SHOP
Sonos Play:3 - Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Home Speaker...
Delivers richer and deeper sound than play:1, making it perfect for spots where you have more room
$249.00 TO SHOP
PLAY:5 speaker - white
Le système audio tout-en-un, avec le son Hi-Fi le plus riche et le plus profond possible
$129.00 TO SHOP
Sonos Playbar - The Mountable Sound Bar for TV...
The mountable soundbar for TV, movies, music, and more
$679.00 TO SHOP
Logitech Harmony Hub for Control of 8 Home...
Works with Alexa to easily control your home entertainment devices with your voice
$92.00 TO SHOP
Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control, Hub and App
The most powerful and intuitive Harmony remote works with Alexa for voice control. All-in-one control of up...
$269.00 TO SHOP
Sonos Play:1 - Compact Wireless Smart Speaker...
This speaker has been discontinued and replaced with the Sonos One SL speaker
$169.00 TO SHOP
Sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker...
Sonos One - The powerful smart speaker with voice control built-in
$199.00 TO SHOP
Two Room Set with all-new Sonos One - Smart Speaker...
Start and control your music with your voice. Amazon Alexa built right in
$379.00 TO SHOP

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