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SONOS PLAY:5 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music (Black) (Gen 1) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- The original bigger room, bigger sound wireless speaker with five custom drivers for full-bodied sound at any volume
- Connects directly to your home's Wi-Fi network, no wired connection needed
- Wirelessly streams your music library and favorite online music services like Spotify and Pandora
- Control your music with the free Sonos Controller app on your phone, tablet, or computer
- Start with any Sonos speaker and fill your home with music over time by adding Sonos speakers to other rooms
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From the Manufacturer
What's in the Box?
- Sonos PLAY:5 Wireless Speaker.
- AC Power Cord
- Ethernet Cable
- Quickstart Guide
PLAY:5 | The ultimate all-in-one listening experience with the deepest, richest HiFi sound.
Two mid-range drivers, two tweeters and a sub-woofer, each with a dedicated amp
The PLAY:5 provides crystal-clear, high quality sound that rivals much larger, more complicated systems. With 5 state-of-the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with 5 speakers, the PLAY:5 delivers superior sound in any room. A subwoofer produces powerful bass while two mid-range drivers and two tweeters fill out the sound. Additionally, a line-in lets you connect other sound sources.
Start with any Sonos speaker and start streaming your favorite music. Continue to add as many Sonos speakers as you want throughout your home, wirelessly.
Easy to Setup
Connect the Sonos PLAY:5 to power
Connect to your home WiFi network using the free Sonos App.
Add more Sonos wireless speakers and enjoy music in every room in perfect sync.
Easier than ever wireless, in any situation
PLAY:5 doesn't need a BRIDGE or BOOST to connect to your home WiFi. If you've got great WiFi at home, simply buy any Sonos speaker and set it up on your home WiFi network using the free Sonos app. If your home WiFi network just isn't reliable enough, get the Sonos BRIDGE or BOOST to make sure the music never stops.
What is Sonos?
Wireless HiFi speakers for every room
From the compact PLAY:1 to the TV-compatible PLAYBAR, the Sonos line-up fills any room with crystal clear HiFi sound at any volume. Start in one room and expand all over your house. Play different music in every room or the same song everywhere, in perfect sync.
Rock-solid wireless performance
Buy any Sonos speaker and set it up on your home WiFi using the free Sonos app. Sonos reliably plays music all over the house--on your home WiFi or a dedicated wireless network. The result: unrivaled performance with no skips, delays or drops.
Control with one amazing app
Search, browse and play music in any room with the free Sonos app on your smartphone, tablet or desktop. Create a playlist on the fly or save it for future listening. Control the volume in each room individually or all together.
Listen to all the music on earth
Enjoy your favorite songs from iTunes. Stream your favorite online music services, like Pandora and Spotify. Tune in to thousands of Internet radio stations and podcasts from around the world.
|There's a Sonos speaker for every room||Compact, surprisingly powerful wireless speaker with deep, crystal clear HiFi sound.||Immersive HiFi sound, deeper bass and serious room filling power.||Ultimate all-in-one listening experience with the deepest, richest HiFi sound.||The HiFi soundbar for TV and music lovers.||Wireless subwoofer with thick, bottomless bass anchoring everything you see and hear.||Unparalleled wireless reliability.|
Top Customer Reviews
Sonos is a wireless speaker system that streams music from your COMPUTER HARD DISK (such as your iTunes library or other downloaded music) and streams music from the INTERNET directly to Sonos Speakers. (Internet Music includes 100 thousand internet radio stations, Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody or most anything else, with Apple Music support coming soon) You CHOOSE that music on the fly using the Sonos iPhone or Android apps (or others). With Sonos, such music does not need to stream THROUGH your phone. You use the phone just for the purpose of making your choices. (The phone is the controller not the streamer, unless you want it to be)
Sonos is special because of the extraordinary range of music available, the intuitive phone app interface which so simply controls every aspect of the experience, the sound quality, the whole home flexibility, the ease of setup and installation, and the benefits of doing all this without needing to stream from the phone.
All you need to get started is one Sonos speaker (like the Play1, Play3, Play5 or Playbar). Note that each of these speakers is fully self contained, including its own amp, pre-amp, sonos-wireless network, wireless access to the full range of music from your computer or the internet, and the ability to respond to sonos controller apps on your phones and tablets.
If you want, you can later add Sonos speakers for every room in your home, all perfectly integrated with your same phone/tablet controllers, music and grouping options.Read more ›
1) In addition to the s5, I also picked up a NAS drive so that I could stream my 5000+ track mp3 library. After all, streaming my collection with a touch screen remote was one of the main reason I looked at Sonos in the first place. But, after setting Sonos up I decided to give Napster a try. The Napster/Sonos combination gives you access to 8 million tracks on demand. For example, Napster has over 60 Bob Dylan albums, which is pretty much his whole discography. If you want to sample the latest (obscure) music, Napster also has most of the albums Pitchfork reviewed this week--pretty neat.
So, despite my deep investment in my personal mp3 collection, it only took me a couple of minutes to realize that it was completely obsolete. Deciding between $5/month for a 8 million track library vs. a $200 NAS for my 5000 track library was a no-brainier. The NAS got packed up and sent back; my mp3s are now strictly for iPod use.
2) As an NPR fan, the other great feature I didn't realize Sonos included is the ability to search and play archived NPR shows. From the Splendid Table to Fresh Air, it is all there on demand--awesome.
Two-year update: This thing is still going strong. We use it everyday to catch up on NPR or listen to the latest releases via Napster. For instance, just yesterday, I read a review of the new Sigur Ros album and 10 seconds after finishing the review, I had the album streaming through my S5 with a few touches of the controller.Read more ›
This is my 4th Zone player (see my other gushing review of the Sonos system on the Sonos bundle page), and anytime my wife asks, "how many of these white boxes you really need?", the answer is always "one more".
Portability is the key feature of S5. Moving it from Kitchen to backdeck is just a matter of unplugging the power cord and replugging at the new location. It's all in one box. And the sound quality is not bad either. With all 4 zone players on party mode - some connected to very expensive Klipsch towers - I have ran around to compare the sound quality at various locations. The verdict - this little guy stacks up nicely against the big boys.
And the iPhone controller is not too shabby either. Don't see the need to buy the new touch controller (CR200).
Awesome product. Pure genius. Just get it.
I had this unit for about a year and a half and it just stopped working after a recent update of their software. I worked with a technician about some of the issues and he asked me to send it in.
Without any mention of price it comes to my attention that since I am out of warranty (from 1.5 year of purchase) they will do a 'replacement' for ~$150 dollars. I called up to debate my fee and they said they would run it past their senior sales team and might be able to 'waive' this fee.
To me, if this is an issue within your device - fix it for free. I already forked over $400 dollars to get a quality product and I am not willing to give any more money to get it fixed. A similar issue just occurred with my friend who picked one up (on a recommendation from me) and I fear that I might have mislead him to buy this product.
After submitting this review I also looked at the rest of the 1 star reviews and noticed a trend within people who have had these devices for more than a year and just gained a 'large doorstop for $400'.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is so easy to operate and we have perfect music or news stations with just a click on the phone.Published 1 month ago by Ramona Fluth
VERY Poor & bad support
Bought 3x Sonos5 + 1x Sonos Connect +1x Sonos1
2 years and one months ago
one of the Sonos 5 shutdown few days ago (internal power supply... Read more
This unit produces room-filling well-balanced audio. Its probably going to be the starting piece of a complete, wireless home audio system. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Espresso Guy
Nice sound quality. Has served me well for over a year.
I give it 4 stars instead of 5 for one reason--the set up process was pretty annoying. Read more
I won't go into all the detail others have done. I have had it for over a year and it is flawless. I have bought others to add to the system. Read morePublished 2 months ago by lwh
I have a Sonos 5. Added the Sub and I hear no difference. The iPad confirms it is set up. Very disappointed for $700.Published 2 months ago by Neil H.
I purchased this for Dimitri and he loves it. I have to say, the sound quality is amazing.Published 3 months ago by Madhuri Ravi
Love it and no real big issues..think it's more with the internet connection. Customer service was helpful with the set up.Published 3 months ago by Kathy Bondi