Sonos Move Wireless Smart Speaker w/ Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Built In - Black
- Portable wireless speaker can be moved from room to room or outdoors to provide an incredible sound experience
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow you to connect the speaker to compatible devices for streaming
- Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant built-in let you play music, set alarms, or check news using voice commands
- Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility allows you to play music and podcasts from Apple devices using iOS 11.4 and higher
- Up to 10 hours of playtime per charge using the charging base or using a compatible USB-C charger
- Two class-D digital amplifiers are tuned with speaker drivers to provide a rich sound experience
- Far-field microphone array captures your voice commands and reduces unwanted environmental noise
- Responsive chime indicates that the speaker has heard your voice and is formulating a response
- One downward-firing tweeter produces crisp high-frequency sound
- One mid-woofer integrated into the cabinet delivers deep, rich, and impactful bass
- IP56 rating makes this speaker withstand the elements of nature
- Shock-resistant case protects the components from accidental drops and bumps
- Convenient handle allows you to carry this speaker anywhere
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- The best portable speaker I've ever owned.- October 11, 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Note: This review will be focused primarily on Wi-Fi mode and using Airplay 2. Bluetooth functions the same as a normal Bluetooth speaker would I work from home. So, I move around the house a lot and I've accumulated quite the number of Bluetooth speakers over the years. Among all of these, the Logitech Ultimate Ears series have always been my favorite and regardless, I'll always have a soft spot for them. Then, I seen Sonos was coming out with their own version of a portable speaker. Not only was it portable, but rugged and designed for the indoor/outdoor and elements. Never having owned the Sonos brand before, but hearing great things about it, I thought I would give it a try. I'm so glad I did - it was worth the investment and now ranks as my favorite portable speaker! As soon as I got it in the mail, I was in shock at how big the retail packaging was. This speaker was much bigger than I had anticipated. Opening the box itself felt like a moment to indulge. I has so much quality and inside, the speaker itself with inside a micro-fiber type bag with draw-strings. I immediately knew that this was going to be a high quality device, given what I knew about the Sonos name. Taking it out of the box, I noticed while it seemed huge, it's not TOO big, as to be awkward and was a bit smaller than I expected after seeing the size of the box. It has some heft to it, which makes it feel super high quality, but not over-burdening. I also want to mention the charger. It's an oval-shaped ring with a very generous cord length to the wall plug. Wherever you sit the charger, it will take up some space, but is very low-profile. I put it on charge and out-of-the-box, it was nearly topped off. It only needed about 15-20 minutes to get to full battery level. While it was charging, I downloaded the Sonos Controller app to my iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPad Pro 12.9" (3rd gen) - all running iOS 13.1.2. I turned on the speaker and set it up via the app on my phone first. Everything went great, got it set up on my Wi-Fi and the firmware auto-updated itself, which was nice to see. After this, I went to set the Sonos app up on my iPad and it would not, for the life of me, find the speaker. I tried putting it in "join" mode via the bottom button on the back and still could not locate it. After several hours of this, I rebooted my router. After my network came back up, I went back into the app on my iPad and it went in immediately, no fuss. Now, since this is my first real Wi-Fi speaker, I've had to get used to a few differences over my normal Bluetooth ones. There are two modes, which are select-able via a button on the back. Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Basically, when at home, you want it in Wi-Fi mode to take advantage of the full set of features. If you venture out, then you can put it in Bluetooth mode and pair it to your device and it will act as a normal Bluetooth speaker and connect automatically when the speaker is turned on and in Bluetooth mode. At home and on Wi-Fi, I simply power up the speaker via the power button on the back and it connects automatically. It's still taking me a bit to get used to the power button being on the back. I'm used to this being on the front or top of the device. However, it is big enough and is the top button, so it's easy to find by blindly feeling around and after a while, you will develop the muscle memory to go straight to it and not accidentally hit the other buttons. I fired up the speaker with my phone, turned on the Airplay connection to the Sonos Move via my iOS Control Center. It connects perfectly and takes just a few seconds. I use Spotify, so I played my music from the actual app. I did register my Spotify account with the Sonos app, but it feels more of a bare-bones, less featured offering than just using the native iOS app itself. In listening to a variety of songs and genres, from "Thunder" by Imagine Dragons to groups like Infected Mushroom, Rammstein, Professor Elemental, Daft Punk, Kraftwerk, AC/DC and tool, while mixing up some loud, faster sounds with slow ones. I can say that this speaker handled everything well. Even at half volume, it gets loud, which made me happy! The bass is spot on, as were the lows, mids and highs that I checked for. Even at near-max volume, I didn't detect any form of distortion or other anomalies. Overall, I'm VERY satisfied with how well this speaker performs, not only with music, but Podcasts and even my Twitch streams that I listen to! I also do want to add that this speaker has Trueplay tuning build into it. This is really neat because, any time you move or relocate the speaker while it is powered on and sit it down in the new location, for a few minutes after, it will automatically tune the speaker to the environment it is in, so it can accommodate the sound to loud or quite rooms. However, the speaker does have to be powered on during the move in order for it to do this - otherwise, it has no way of know it was relocated. It also has a set of mics up top, along with an indicator so that you know if it is in use or not. I love that you can tap the mic indicator to turn it off for privacy. There are also touch buttons up top as well that controls the volume, track selection, play/pause and again, the microphone on/off status. During my 3 day use of this speaker, I am seriously impressed. It's what I expected, coming from the Sonos brand and even more. The sound is full, rich and room filling. The design is elegant and you wouldn't even know it was a "rugged" speaker without being told. I also love the handle that is build into the back and have never once feared dropping it while migrating. My only real complaint with this speaker is that I've had an issue where, when I've had it on charge and powered off, it turns itself back on randomly. It'll be off and on the charge base, then when I go into the room the next day, it'll be on and I have no idea for how long it was on for. I'll turn it off and a few hours later, it'll be on again. I would also like to have seen a plug or port cover for the USB-C charging port in the back, for when you are out and about and do not have the charging stand to place it on. This would even have further increased the ruggedness, as there would be no worry of water or other particles getting into the port. Overall, this is getting 5 stars, all the way around. I am absolutely in love with this speaker and I can't wait to return to working back at home here in another month or so, so I can begin using and enjoying this speaker on a daily basis.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Big sound in a small package- October 11, 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Pros Surprising sound range and bass from a small speaker Sleek and secure carrying handle Supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming Charging rings makes charging easy Backup USB-C for charging without ring Water, dust, and drop resistant Supports Google Assistant and Alexa Includes automatic Trueplay tuning Battery is replaceable when it wears out Sturdy feel Cons Volume up and down button graphics the same Volume buttons don’t light up Midrange slightly weak Tons of options get complicated with limited instructions Battery indicator only shows up when the battery is low For fans of Sonos that have been wanting a portable speaker, Sonos finally answered with the Move. The Move is a portable speaker offering a ton of features and is targeting higher end customers. Design and Features The design is understated. If you have seen other Sonos speakers and how the style is very simple, then you get the idea. The matte black color is a little different than the rest of the lineup. Early reports say they chose the particular shade of black to help keep the speaker cooler in the sun but it’s still black so only time will tell if this is true. It’s IP56 water and dust resistant for use outdoors. It has a downward firing tweeter, mid-range woofer, and far field microphones. It’s just a little under 10 inches tall and has capacitive microphone mute, play/pause, volume up, and volume down button on top. Inside the carrying handle, which is handy considering its weight, are a power button, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi button, and Join Button. Inside the front of the speaker grill is a power and battery indicator, which only seems to light up when the battery is low. You charge it via a charging cradle, but Sonos mercifully realized we don’t want to carry that on the go and included a USB-C charging port on the back as well. No need to bring another charger in your car. A nice touch is that the battery is replaceable. The specifications say it lasts for 900 charges or about 3 years. After that point, you can purchase a replacement and install it yourself. If you would like to have portable stereo sound, the Move can be paired with one more Move. It will not pair with any other Sonos speaker. It supports too many streaming services and protocols to list. More than likely it will support your favorites. Performance and Usage Sound quality can be very subjective, but it’s hard to argue with the fact that the Sonos Move sounds like a much larger speaker than it is. Depending on the room it is placed in, the amount of bass it can generate can be surprising. Even when compared to larger portable speakers, the sound output was not only louder, but more refined. The automatic Truetone is supposed to adjust the sound based on the area. Although it was difficult to recognize any difference with it on or off, the speaker was able maintain good quality sound even outdoors. Of course, there are limits to what you can do in such a small package. You aren’t going to be getting any hard-hitting bass and mid tones seem slightly muted but mid-bass and highs were good. Overall, the sound quality is quite pleasant for such a small package. People are often surprised when you show them that this little speaker is what they are listening to. Although it was hard to tell how well the microphones worked for automatic Truetone, its safe to say they worked very well for the integrated assistant role. Google Assistant had no problems hearing commands clearly and responding correctly. Overall, the Sonos Move is well thought out and feels like a quality product. Like every product, it still has room for improvement. The app feels overly simple to start where it doesn’t initially even help you set up your preferred assistant. Once you dig deeper, you will find many options broken down into confusing sections with options buried several layers deep within. There is the option to download the manual from the website, but it seems like some careful planning and renaming of options could do a lot to improve navigation. In other areas, it’s just assumed you know features and they don’t tell you about them while labeling buttons with non-standard graphics. For example, volume up and down or both a set of four squares. This means the two buttons look identical and unlike the mic and play/pause button, the volume buttons don’t light up. Something else you likely won’t realize unless you dig through the manual is swiping left or right between the volume buttons will skip forward or back a track. Once you know it, it’s not a big deal but a small adjustment to the graphics or even a single page graphic in the app could fix this. Final Thoughts Sonos has never been known to be a budget brand or the ultimate of high-end audio but rather somewhere in the middle. Of course, if you are a Sonos fan and want a portable speaker, the Move will provide the same type of experience you love. If you are in the market for a portable speaker and you value compact size with good sound and build quality, thoughtful features, and don’t mind spending a little extra for it then the Move is also worth checking out.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sonos Move: Expensive, but worth it!- December 3, 2019
Bass: 8/10 Mids: 6/10 Treble: 7/10 Sound stage: 7.5/10 Portability: 6/10 Range: 9/10 Connectivity: 9/10 Build Quality: 10/10 Battery life: (too soon to make adequate rating) Overall Value: 9/10 Start with the obvious... the price is prohibitive especially for what is considered a portable speaker. Sonos is makes up for it with exceptional build quality, thoughtful software integration and sound quality. The bass is rich, warm and surprisingly robust. Highs are clear, crisp and distinct. Mids are little muddy and seem washed out on some recordings. Sound stage is remarkable for a stand-alone speaker and if the cash is there, buying a second for a stereo pair could be a legitimate replacement for many hi-fi implementations. It is a legitimate portable speaker... but it does have some heft. This is due to outstanding build quality and additional weight of a battery. Charging stand is elegant and understated. It also has a usb-c port. Listening at 60% volume, in large room, mids 90s hip hop mix: 90 minutes consumed about 8% - but this is right out of box so a couple of cycles will be needed to gauge battery life. Ultimately Sonos continues its run of quality hardware with excellent sound performance at premium pricing. If the cash is available - it is one of the best portables on the market AND makes a great addition to any home theatre setup.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- A feature-rich utopia of sound.- October 11, 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] First I want to say this is my first venture into a Sonos Product. The next thing I wanna say is I never want to go back to other speaker manufacturers. I hate to say it but Bose is in big trouble this is the kinda quality that others are putting out because this is the first speaker in my entire life that I have seen so many outstanding useful features. And. They. All. Work. Flawlessly. I’ll start with the elegant packaging that Sonos have here as it is ensured that nothing will be broken by the time it gets to you. Everything is snug and packed with pristine that it’s mind-blowing. I normally don’t pay too much attention to the presentation of the device but Sonos gave it a wow factor. What you get in the box is a few documentations here in there to get you started and easy with setup, the Speaker itself with a cloth carrying bag to put it in, and the charging base. Setup here was extremely intuitive, but it just downright work with the Sonos App. There weren’t any headaches or Frustrations with the app. The Sonos App walk-through through the setup process which is quick and easy. Sonos did a great job conveying instructions to the user while letting the app be smooth and useable. There is always an audio chime to let you know your voice or touch has been registered. You would think this would be easy for other manufacturers to follow but they don’t. Design is ultra-modern with touch-sensitive buttons. The speaker looks great in any area of the house. I like the smooth texture matte texture on the device. I love the design element that Sonos made this Move but the downside is if you are looking for a white version for your all-white Sonos setup there is none just yet. Play/Pause, VOL Up/Down and a "Mute Mic" for the voice assistants are all located at the top of the device. while on the back is Bluetooth, Wifi, and Power buttons are on the back. USB-C port for charging is also there and can be useful when you are not around the charging base. This comes with something called auto “Trueplay” which the Move comes with six microphones on the top of the device to Automatically fine-tune the sound to your rooms preference when on Wifi. The speaker then auto set the EQ giving you rich sound no matter where you are and they work! It’s subtle but the adjustments are there. I heard before on other Sonos speakers that true play forces you to use your phone to fine-tune the speaker to the environment. Well here everything is automatic and you don’t have to go waving your phone around the room all day looking like a madman. Sound quality is a game-changer as this one speaker can out preform and even outdo my own over a grand surround system. I have never witness sound so good, so perfect, so clear in all my days of owning speakers. I honestly didn’t know what I was expecting from a speaker at this price but I was floored with how the Bass can really move everything on its own. Everything from a pin drop to full layered Orchestra piece tracks. The drives Drivers and acoustics play well with each other delivering the sound you will be happy with. One mid-woofer integrated into the speaker; mid-range vocal with super deep bass. You can feel and hear it all coming from the Sonos move. Airplay 2 worked just perfectly with iOS 13 and played with the rest of my home setup. Not only does this one speaker fills up an entire living room but can fill up my whole downstairs with sound. I have no doubt this will be perfect for parties or barbecues at your home...because not only you can move the speaker around the house but you can also take the Move to wherever you want with the added Bluetooth inside the speaker. That’s right you can finally move your Sonos speaker outside the home and off of Wifi. I will be real and say the implementation of Bluetooth is pretty basic here but at least it’s here! Now you can have that same Sonos sound inside your home to the beach, skatepark, work, party, friend's house or just anywhere. I have moved the speaker several times around the house and haven’t had any issues with weight. It is quite heavier than any speaker of this size that I own but I don’t mind the weight of the device. It gives you a feeling of “huff” to the device as you move it around, even if you happen to drop this thing it does withstand drops and falls. I would give Sonos five stars on durability alone if I could. The speaker is weatherproof but the charging base is not so I wouldn't leave it on a patio table at all times. You can pair two Moves on WiFi for stereo sound if you have them so that's nice and No, the Move doesn't pair with Sonos Sub because this is designed to be moved around. The battery is great for Sonos' first attempt to get into the portable sound field. I found that battery was the weakest part of this product but it held enough stamina to get me through the day. All features turned on got me around 9.5 hours at full charge with Wifi and about 30 minutes less with Bluetooth on the go. Just when you really getting into the speaker the battery dies, this is the only area I can see them improving on but the Charging Base charges up the speakers fast to get you out of the door. Again to the Speaker has a USB-C charging on the back so the base isn't required for charge. Trust me you gonna need this if you plan on partying with this speaker all night somewhere. Also maybe this is me asking for too much but if a device is this feature-rich at this size I mean why not just put a Qi/Wireless charging inside the top of the device and/or NFC for easier pairing for Android users? no matter what you get here is amazingly done from Sonos. Voice Assistance pushes this device over the edge with its features and voice commands Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are here on this Sonos Move making life much easier. Yes, Voice assistance here is useful. I was able to change songs on my Apple music Playlist with my voice without using another iOS device since the speaker was on Airplay. Doing dishes, gardening, or crafts with my hands being so busy I was able to do it all by voice with Alexa. Alexa allow me to do all kinds of useful things from turning on the Xbox, Guard dogging my house, tell me flights, and I was quite impressed with the Sonos implementation of her. Google Assistant I don't use but I suspect that it's just as good on this speaker. I love the one-touch button on the speaker to turn on or off Alexa/Google when needed on the fly. As you can tell I love this Sonos Move, it's one of the best speakers I've ever used. In fact, I also used it on Apple TV as a way to have a home theatre experience and it kept up with my own expensive soundbar/woofer! This is not only feature-rich but it just works while being elegant and modern. With the added fact that everything is intuitive without a steep learning curve. Let us not forget they fair well in updating their software so you will always be up to date. All my time of reviewing products this is not easy for companies to do. Sonos have me as a new customer and if they keep up the hard work many more will come.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Thought I wanted a Roam, glad I went with a Move!- June 11, 2021
First off, I am an absolute Sonos junkie. It took a lot to keep me from upgrading to the Move immediately when it came out. I had a feeling that something smaller was going to come from Sonos to replace my UE speaker so I figured I could let that run for a little while longer. I was a little worried the Move was too big to transport around to the pool, beach, etc but I was wrong! The size of the Move while larger than most bluetooth speakers is actually an advantage. I could not believe the sound that came out of this speaker! I am used to having to try and fight ambient noises with other speakers but this one has no issue in being louder. Sound quality is on par with other Sonos products too, AMAZING! There is no doubt the quality of the product as it is heavy, but compact and easy to move around. The had grip on the back makes it easy to grab and go off the provided charger. Setup was very easy especially if you have Sonos products already in the home. Just find a good spot to drop the charger and use it to fill your living room or enjoy a day on the beach! My wife made the mistake of getting this for me to add to my Sonos addiction but it is my favorite product of their's so far!Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.