Sonos PLAY:5 Wireless Music System, White

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Undock your iPhone and unlock your music. With the Sonos Play:5 wireless music system and your iPhone, you can enjoy unlimited music, room-filling sound and wireless control. No docking required.

Music, everywhere
Wireless and easy to set up. No need for rewiring. No complex programming. Simply download the free Sonos app and use your home WiFi to listen anywhere in your home without wires.

If you want music in another room, simply add more Sonos players to your house without adding wires. And when the party moves outside or to another room, just pick up the PLAY:5 with the convenient, built-in handle and take the music with you.

The PLAY:5 liberates the music on your computer and the Internet so you can play it all over the house. Wherever there’s a player, you can listen to your entire collection of iTunes music, plus thousands of free Internet radio stations. And it works seamlessly with the most popular music services so you can stream millions of songs and stations from the Internet to the rooms of your choice. You can even connect the PLAY:5 to your favourite audio source such as an iPod or CD player and listen on all the Sonos players throughout your house.

Sonos App
Got an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch? Simply download the free Sonos Controller app and turn it into a full-fledged Sonos Controller that works over your home Wi-Fi network. If you want a dedicated controller that everyone in the house can use, the touch screen Sonos Controller 200 is available separately. Got a desktop or laptop? Then use the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC for added control.

Five speakers
The PLAY:5 uses five speakers to deliver superior sound to any room. It provides crystal-clear, high-quality sound that rivals much larger, more complicated systems. A subwoofer produces powerful bass while two mid-range drivers and two tweeters fill out the sound.

A different song in every room
If you have multiple Sonos players, you can control what music is playing in every room in your house, from anywhere in your house. Sonos Controllers aren’t tied to a specific player, so you can use any controller to control the music and the volume in all your rooms.

Compatible with
AirPlay-enable Apple devices
Apple AirPlay, Audio line in, 3.5mm headphone socket, 2 x ethernet ports
H21.5 x W36.5 x D12.5cm
Eligible for International Delivery
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NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Radio tuner


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Q & As

Sonos PLAY:5 Wireless Music System 4.6 5 60 60
Sonos Play 5 Pure joy as the sound fills our large victorian lounge. The Play 5 is a great way to enhance any of the main online streaming services with clear and consise reproduction of your digital music collection. Companion apps on both major mobile platforms enhances the system and gives easy access and full control. Hearing is believing the superb rich room filling sound that comes from this masterpeice of sound engineering. 20 January 2015
Unreliable since firmware upgrade I bought a couple of these over two years ago and they were great and easy to set up. Unfortunately they updated the firmware a few weeks ago and since then they often stop playing due to "buffering" problem. The sonos help desk can help sort it out but you end up changing settings and moving the bridge around. 13 January 2015
Outstanding! Having been drawn initially to the Bose and B&W systems I could not believe just how good this system is. It may not look as good as the A7 and Zeppelin but it sounds fantastic and is really simple to use, not to mention excellent value for money too. It took no time at all to connect to my iMac and phone. I can already see myself adding to what I've got and I'd highly recommend this product. 29 December 2014
Good product, could be improved Just bought a play 5 and a play 1. Firstly the set up is extremely simple - within 5 minutes out the box I was playing music through both speakers in separate rooms. The iphone app is intuitive and easy to use. The sound quality is ok - however, I think the Play 5 at £350 should be better. I tested a Harmon Kardon Omni 20 in the store - I believe the HK has better clarity and depth of sound. In the end I opted for the Sonos due to it's simplicity of set up and use, as well its robustness - but it was a tough call. The Sonos system is also let down by a lack of bluetooth. Bearing in mind these limitations - the Sonos has not disappointed - it's an easy to set up and use wireless speaker system with reasonable sound quality. 29 December 2014
Wow Really impressive and so easy to set up using an iPad. Sound quality is excellent. 24 December 2014
Very Good I bought this two days ago and was so impressed I went back to JL today to purchase two Play 1's. I've been using a Bose Soundlink Air for the last couple of years, via iTunes and AirPlay. That suffered from regular drops in connection, often unable to wake iTunes and long delays when changing volume, connecting to other speakers etc. (mainly Apple/iTunes issues) and has just stopped being able to find and connect to any wi-fi networks. The Play:5 has been very stable, it's even easier to set up than Apple products (which are simple anyway) and sounds good (not comparing to "proper" audio systems, which I don't own). I'm already thinking of what Sonos products to buy next!! 22 December 2014
Wonderful I have now had this product for a year and it will most probably be accompanied by another one. The set up is super simple - I think it took me longer to take the product out of the box than to set it up! We dont have a controller, but use the apps on our phone. From time to time they do update (they have updated it four times since we have had it). The app allows you to play your spotify list and has its own radio stations which is great. The sound quality is great - if there is something that could be improved, it is that the sound quality does deteriorate when you are playing the music super loud (I occasionally do when no one is around). As mentioned above, I will be buying another one soon for another room. 13 December 2014
Great background speaker Sonos 5 is significantly better than 1 or 3, but keep your own speakers and add a Connect or Connect Amp if you are passionate about your music. One star kept back because: 1/ No off switch (and we are supposed to be "Green" these days; right?), 2/ No App for Windows Mobile and 3/ Not quite a Bose Wave, but it is very good. Set up is a dream, software for the Windows PC is much better than the Android App. Very pleased with my purchase (and the Connect AMP I bouight), and that I didn't bother with the Sonos 1. 30 November 2014
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