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Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)

Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)
alaScore 94

3208 reviews

Jun, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3208 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 are impressed by the size. The design is also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the reliability. Some have doubts about the price.

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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 94/100 = 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 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design. The size also gets good reviews, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reliability and price.

usability, size, design

price, reliability

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

Jun, 2020

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. People really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

price

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

Jun, 2020

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 are impressed by the usability. The size is also mentioned favorably.

reliability, size, usability

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

Jun, 2020

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...
$499.00 TO SHOP
Sonos Play: 5 - Ultimate Wireless Smart Speaker - Black
Experience pure, vibrant sound with play: 5, tuned by renowned producer Giles Martin; Control it with the...
$454.00 TO SHOP
Sanus Wireless Speaker Stand for Sonos Five and...
Holds the SONOS PLAY:5 & SONOS Five in either vertical or horizontal listening orientation. the WSS51...
$119.00 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
$289.00 TO SHOP
Flexson Floor Stand for Sonos Play:5 - Black
Positions the speaker at the ideal listening height
$149.00 TO SHOP
Flexson Premium Floor Stand for Sonos PLAY:5 (White...
Stylishly presents your Play:5 in horizontal or vertical orientation.
$249.00 TO SHOP
Sonos Play: 1 - Compact Wireless Smart Speaker...
This speaker has been discontinued and replaced with the Sonos One SL speaker
$199.00 TO SHOP
Sonos Play: 5 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music...
Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately)
$309.00 TO SHOP
Sonos Play:1 Multi-Room Digital Music System Bundle...
This bundle includes 4 items from Sonos: (4) play 1 wireless streaming speakers - Black
$648.00 TO SHOP
Sonos Sub - The Wireless Subwoofer for Deep Bass...
The wireless subwoofer for deep bass.
$561.00 TO SHOP

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