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Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)

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. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and sound are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price. There are some mixed opinions about 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 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 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the bass quality and size. The design and sound also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the price. There are mixed reviews on the connectivity and reliability.

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

Dec, 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. Opinions about the treble quality and size are generally positive. The design and sound also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the price.

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

Dec, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and size.

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

Dec, 2020

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

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sonos Play:5 (2015) review

 

Still the biggest and boldest speaker in the Sonos range, but the Play:5 is no longer the very best in its class

Big, powerful sound ; Rich bass response ; Good detail levels ; Crystal clear mids ; Easy setup ; Flexible design ; The best app of its type ; Part of probably the best multi-room ecosystem available

No high-res support ; Can now be beaten for outright sound quality and value

The biggest, boldest and most powerful speaker in the Sonos range, but new rivals have stolen some of the Play:5's thunder

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sonos Play:5 review

 

Bigger, bolder and more powerful, the new Play:5 performs even better than its predecessor...

Big, powerful sound Rich bass response Good detail levels Crystal clear mids Easy setup Flexible design Good app Option for multi-room

No high-res support

With a bigger, bolder, more powerful sound that goes low and wide without forgoing expression and clarity, there’s no doubt that the new Play:5 succeeds in completely overshadowing its predecessor. It's a touch pricier at £429 (the original was £350),...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sonos Play:5 review: flagship speaker gets a major upgrade

 

Sonos big boy the Play:5 is re-imagined for a new era of streaming

Sleek design ; Massive sound ; Trueplay is impressive

App needs an upgrade ; Side speaker legs protrude

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sonos Play 5 (2015) review: Smart, sophisticated, superb

 

In 2015, Sonos introduced a new Play:5; a refreshed and entirely redesigned successor. Is it everything it should be? Here's our review.

Beautiful design ; Excellent sound quality ; Solid build ; Great dynamic range ; Impressive wireless mesh network ; Touch controls

No hi-resolution audio support ; Slightly bass heavy ; A little expensive for what's essentially a plastic speaker

The Play:5 (2015) offers a beautiful, sophisticated design that we love, but more importantly, the sound it delivers is superb. Yes it's slightly bass biased, there is no hi-res support and it isn't cheap, but the Play:5 (2015) is an all-round...

Jun, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sonos Play:5 review

 

The original big wireless speaker is back. But is it still best?

Tremendous, spacious sound ; Composed at volume ; Punchy bass

Less connectivity than Bluetooth rivals ; No high-res support

A reinvention in all but name, the new Play:5 offers even more boom for your buck.

Oct, 2015

Techradar Recommended 2018

Expert review by : Marc Chacksfield (techradar.com)

Sonos Play:5 review

 

For its size, this flagship speaker packs a punch

Great look ; Easy to setup ; Powerful sound.

App could do with a refresh ; speaker legs are apparent ; Very simple design.

An elegant looking and bombastic sounding speaker that proves Sonos is still king of the streamers.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sonos Play:5 review (2015)

 

Find out why the new Sonos Play:5 is one of the best wireless speakers around in our full review.

Aside from the lack of High-Res support, there's very little to dislike about the new Play:5. It looks great and sounds awesome with plenty of power on offer. We like the new touch sensitive controls, the wide range of streaming services on offer and a...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Sonos Play:5 is the company's best-sounding wireless speaker yet

 

Sonos has a brand-new flagship multiroom audio speaker, and it's a major improvement over its predecessor in every way -- though it costs more, too.

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sonos Play:5 review

 

The S5 player looks fantastic and sounds brilliant. It's an excellent introduction to the Sonos service or, for existing users, a flexible new player to add to a running network.

The reason, in case you're not familiar with Sonos, for only three buttons is that you can't control music directly from any of the ZonePlayers. Instead, you need a Controller. It's this requirement that's made Sonos a daunting prospect for many people...

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