By Brad

Firstly, a big thanks to the crew from Sonos to allow me the opportunity to test this speaker. It rocks!


What is it?

A wifi speaker controlled via an app for all of your streaming services.


Setting it up is easy – you download the Sonos app for IOS or Android, pick the music service that you want and off you go!


What’s the sound like?
Sound is great. You can use true play to set it up in a room.


What’s it look like?

Great Quality but a little bit on the heavy side.


Does the table vibrate when you use it?  
Nope, not one bit.


What colours does it come in?  
Black and white


What’s the price of it?  


Can you plug in headphones? Or another media source? Or Bluetooth?

Yes it has line in port to plug in your phone or it can use WIFI (Not bluetooth). Of course, you’re most likely to use your WiFi with it, so your internet connection needs to be of a certain speed and reliability.


Music services?

So many to name. The ones I’ve been using is Apple Music and Spotify. It can be used with a number of other apps such as Google Play Music, Pandora and Deezer including playlist support of iTunes, Winamp, Windows Media Player and Rhapsody.


Currently the documentation states that the “Microphones are currently non-functional. Users will be alerted when microphones are functional and active”. Is this still the case?

Not sure about that.


Most of the music I listen to contains significant bass, will the speaker be able to handle it?

Yes Great Bass  🙂


We’ve had a lot of hot and humid weather lately – how has the speaker held up? Did it heat up?

Nope, works great! Doesn’t heat up all.


For further reading about the Sonos Play 5, check out their website here or view some of the the stats below:



14 lbs (6.36 kg)


Dimensions (H x W x D)

8.03 x 14.33 x 6.06 in. (203 x 364 x 154 mm)


Package contents

PLAY:5, power cord, Ethernet cable, QuickStart Guide, and Legal/Warranty information


Power Supply

AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, universal input


Storage temperature

4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)


Operating temperature

32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)



Touch interface with volume up/down, previous/next track and play/pause.


Status Indicator

Light indicates PLAY:5 status.



Two built-in microphones to enable future enhancements of Trueplay tuning. (Microphones are currently non-functional. Users will be alerted when microphones are functional and active.)


Humidity resistant

Designed to withstand high humidity, such as in a bathroom with a running shower. (The PLAY:5 is not waterproof or water resistant.)


Product finish

White matte or Black matte enclosure, graphite grille.


Rubber and felt feet

Built-in rubber feet


Multi-language support

Sonos System Software supports : Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish and Brazilian Portuguese.


Questions supplied by Kim Flowers