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Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1950 reviews of Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and sound are generally positive. The design and size also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the price.

usability, size, design, sound, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen) 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 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The size is also appreciated, but many are negative about the price. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design. The price is also appreciated, but views are divided on the size.

usability, price, design

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Recommended!

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (trustedreviews.com)

Sonos ZonePlayer S5

 

Entry into the world of Sonos wireless music just got cheaper and easier.

The ZonePlayer S5 is a natural progression for Sonos, taking the simplicity of its wireless music system to the next level. Coupled with the Sonos iPhone app, the ZP-S5 will open up Sonos wireless music to a whole new market, acting as an affordable...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sonos ZonePlayer S5 review

 

Can the slickest Apple add-on around head-off the AirPlay challenge?

Mar, 2011

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

Sonos Play:5 review

 

This compact, simple one-box network player has a superb, room-filling sound

Dynamic, room-filling sound from a compact all-in-one ; good bass depth and weight ; solid build ; impressive wireless network and features

If this is your first ZonePlayer you'll need to wire it to your router or buy a £79 ZoneBridge ; expensive standalone controller

The Play:5's simplicity and superb sound make this an ideal one-box network player

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Sonos ZonePlayer S5 review

 

Back in 2004, Sonos appeared with a multi-zone music system that anyone could buy and set up in minutes. It was perfectly pitched, stylistically and technologically. We loved it. The range has evolved, with the ZonePlayers getting more compact, and...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sonos S5 ZonePlayer speaker system review

 

We'll cut to the chase, the Sonos music system is one of the best music systems we've experienced here at Pocket-lint, not just because it sounds good, but because it is so damn easy to setup and use. The trouble is, for most, it's an expensive system...

Setup takes about 5 minutes, sounds good, 25,000 internet radio stations, Music services support, the ability to add another 41 zones

You'll need to sit it next to a router unless you buy the ZoneBridge, you'll need to buy the controller or have an iPod touch/iPhone to get the most out of it

Where the Sonos S5 ZonePlayer appeals to us is not only in the price, but the ease in which it allows you to get into the system. If you've got a iPod touch or iPhone, the app doubles as the controller and the ability to add more zones throughout your...

Nov, 2009

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 : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Sonos PLAY:5 (2015) Review: In Depth

 

The Sonos PLAY:5 just received a long-overdue refresh and the 2nd-generation looks like it packs a serious punch. Here's our review. We met with Sonos...

Minimalist design ; Great user experience ; Excellent sound quality

Expensive

The company bills the new PLAY:5 as ‘the ultimate smart speaker’ and whilst we haven’t tested every rival device out there, the complete experience Sonos has wrapped up alongside this unit certainly places it at the top of our list of recommendations..

Oct, 2015

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Expert review by : Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sonos Play:5 review (2015)

 

The updated Sonos Play:5 is far sleeker than its predecessor and sounds great

Regardless, if you're an existing Sonos owner looking to introduce a new speaker or are buying your first, the Play:5 is a great sounding and attractive speaker. The Sonos Play:5 certainly sounds wonderful and lives up to its position as Sonos' new...

Oct, 2015

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

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

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sonos ZonePlayer S5 review

 

Although we're massive fans of Sonos' incredible multi-room music system, the one minor problem has always been flexibility: you either had to have an existing stereo or powered speakers and buy the ZonePlayer 90 (ZP90), or buy the ZonePlayer 120...

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.

Jul, 2013

Price comparison for Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen)

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£489.00 TO SHOP
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£499.00 TO SHOP
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£249.00 TO SHOP
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£249.00 TO SHOP
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