Sonos PLAY:5 Wireless Speaker - Black

  • Model #: PL5G2US1BLK
  • Web Code: 10391775
  • Release Date: 11-25-2015
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Sonos PLAY:5 wireless speaker is the ultimate smart speaker for today's streaming universe. Perfect for hard-core music lovers, it features 6 custom designed drivers with dedicated amplifiers to produce rich, room-filling sound that's deep and vibrant. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you stream music from a variety of sources and setup is a snap.

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Amazing sound -- your ears will thank you

  • The 6 Class-D amplifiers with 6 dedicated speaker drivers produce rich, deep, and vibrant sound that reproduces each instrument, voice, and sonic deal in precise detail
  • No audible distortion, even if you crank up the volume
  • Trueplay tuning recognizes the distinct acoustic qualities of your room and fine tunes all 6 drivers to produce sound that's true to the music and right for your space
  • The 3 mighty woofers and completely sealed enclosure offer deep, powerful bass you can feel, with no reverb or echoes

Create a personalized sound experience

  • Control all your tunes and streaming services with the Sonos music control app
  • Adjustable bass and treble controls allow you to customize your music listening experience
  • Touch interface makes it easy to control your music right from the speaker, perfect for those times when your phone is out of reach
  • PLAY:5 automatically optimizes the sound: let the speaker stand tall and it'll play in mono, or lay it on its side and the speaker will switch to stereo
  • Equipped with rubber feet on both sides so it'll stay put in any orientation and won't risk scratching any surfaces
  • Pair two PLAY:5s and turn them into separate left- and right-channel speakers for bigger stereo sound -- perfect for home theatre audio
  • No Bluetooth, no problem -- the aux port lets you connect any device with a 3.5mm jack, or you can send the music from the PLAY:5 to any other Sonos speaker in your home
  • Boost the bass by connecting the PLAY:5 (single or stereo pair) wirelessly to a SUB, which creates the additional bonus of allowing the PLAY:5 speakers to focus on producing better mid-range and high frequencies

Enjoy your audio in any room

  • The PLAY:5 is flexible enough to play anything, including the most popular streaming services, on-demand internet radio, podcasts, audiobooks, downloaded audio files, and more
  • Since PLAY:5 uses Wi-Fi, not Bluetooth, you'll enjoy an audio stream with no dropouts, delays, or interruptions, and the music keeps playing even if your phone receives a call
  • Add more Sonos players to your home and enjoy incredible wireless range, letting you play the same song in every room or different songs in different rooms at the same time
  • The humidity-resistant design allows you to enjoy your tunes in places like big master bathrooms and outdoor patios (but keep in mind it's not waterproof or weather-resistant)
  • Play music and audio from a CD or MP3 player, TV, and more throughout your home; simply plug the audio source into a PLAY:5 and it can stream the audio to any other Sonos speaker in the house

Works with Amazon Alexa

  • Voice control your music by telling Amazon what to play
  • *User must own an Alexa enabled device

What's in the Box?

  • SONOS Play:5
  • Power Cord
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Sonos QuickStart Guide
  • Legal/Waranty Information

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • from Winnipeg, MB

Have you been asked for the receipt?

I bought this from the Bestbuy on Pembina Hwy. When I was leaving and was almost out of the door, and that was after I already passed the security check, a rep RAN to me and stopped me. She asked me for the receipt. I still don't understand why. Would she stop me if I was different color??????? I am Asian.

  • from Summerside, PE

Sounds good

Speaker sounds awesome very loud and deep bass .Very pricey is the only con.

  • from Montréal, QC

Simply amazing !

It's my first Sonos product and bought it because of all the great reviews and positive comments. I'm now more than happy with it and it sounds like a way bigger speaker system than it's size. If you close your eyes and listen to it you couldn't tell that all that sound is coming from such a small unit. The highs are super crisp and the bass response is magnificent. I was even surprised with a few songs at how low and deep the bass was for it's size. It honestly puts my old Sony Hi-Fi system to shame. Very amazing product and looking forward to extend my Sonos family.

  • from Toronto, ON

Pricey but ZERO regrets

The best things I have ever purchased. Got 2 play 5's and 2 play 1's. Crsip sound. Easy to setup. Zero issues. Zero complaints. Just buy it ... Trust me.

  • from Ottawa, ON

System works fine but...

WE have been using the system since Christmas and it works fine but they have just updated the license agreement. You must be registered to use the system and when registered you MUST agree to letting them collect the following information - text from their website: "Sonos collects your name, phone number, email address, delivery/shipping address, payment information, location data, IP address, social identifiers, data provided by cookies and other similar technologies, functional data such as registration and system data, as well as additional usage data; for instance, performance and activity information." For marketing purposes. Really don't like that at all. This is an expensive product there is no need to collect this info for marketing purposes.

  • from Brampton, ON

Just buy it!

I looked for a while before i bought this. I had a Bose surrond system for years, but after a renovation didnt want to put the speakers back up on the wall. Also a friend lent me his Bose bluetooth speaker and i didnt like it. This sounds great! the app is simple and easy to use. I am now using it everyday. It really is worth every penny and i should of bought it weeks ago. Buy without fear!

  • from Coquitlam, BC

Great sound

Bought it without any knowledge. Was looking in best buy for speakers, saw Sonos's display, tried play 1, 3 & 5. I really liked play 5. They didn't have any new one, asked a salesperson who offered me an open box which I refused. She reduced it to 499 which I couldn't say no. Removed the item from box and noticed nothing has being opened or removed, apparently was one of those purchases that when you take it home, the one you must obey make you to return it. Made a great used out of it couple of days later for our Christmas party and it was a huge hit. I only wish that I could hook it up with my tv, specially when I play some music videos. Nevertheless it is great buy.

  • from Barrie, ON

Play 1 plus Play 5

I recently purchased the Play 5 and paired it with 2 Play 1's for my cottage. The sound is amazing with plenty of bass and great stereo separation. I also have the Playbar + Sub at home, and this sound is relatively close for less money. The price seems high when you first consider Sonos but once you have the system home and experience the sound quality and convenience it is totally worth it.

  • from Oshawa, ON


A very nice little system lots of highs and lows lm gonna add a play3 at each side should be awesome on my patio he he

  • from Canoe, B.C

Sonos Play 5 second generation

Bought 4 for my home theatre system. Absolutely fantastic sound even at low level volume. Extremely easy to move to my outside deck, plug in, and away you go. I would recommend buying the boost so you have a dedicated wireless just for the speakers. I would just like to say you won't be disapointed.

  • from Mississauga, ON


I tried the set up at a friends cottage and fell in love. Came home and purchased 5 of the smaller units and have them on the main floor of the house. AMAZING !!! no need for a whole system any more, no more speak wires, no more CD's , I find the odd time one of the units will fall off the list but they come back. Hook up to Spotify and never look back. Would like to see options for our outdoor bar and pool area. this would be FANTASTIC !!! BUY THEM !!!

  • from Calgary, AB

Amazing room-filling sound!

We have a newer renovated home and during the renovation we put speakers in the ceiling in our living/dining/family rooms. Now we never use them! One play five in each room gives a wider, fuller sound that blows away our old speakers. The app is great as well, stream one track or album to all zones, or have two zones play one thing while the third plays another, etc. We got a free trial to a music streaming service and haven't played a cd or audio file of our own for months - everything is there to stream! Found so much cool new music too! They're always on in our house, the kids love them as well. There is a reason Sonos is the king of wireless speakers - get them, you can't go wrong.

  • from Oakville, ON

Great but overpriced

Plus side: -great sound ... wouldn't expect anything less from Sonos -great structure/looks ... solid and stylish -great on-speaker features... touch/swipe-sensitive controls are cool and functional; line-in is useful Minus side: -overpriced ... if you want bang for the buck, I'd recommend paying a bit more for two play:3s instead of buying one play:5 (we now have a pair of each) -trueplay (not unique to play:5) is pretty much a gimmick

  • from Toronto, ON

Don't read this one please

Well let me tell you something, I'm in love with sonos play 5 It has the most amazing sound and it is really loud I got the second one a week later because my wife took over the first one she is addicted to sonos play 5 and now I'm getting one for my mother in law she loves it too. If you like hi fi sound you must get this believe me it is the best money you will ever spend

  • from Markham, ON

don't expect too much

many reviews constantly state the gen 2 play 5 bass is so much improved that you can even skip the sub. i curiously bought two of this, but to my disappointment, the bass sound is still nowhere close to my 3 years old two gen 1 + sub. the bright side is, the stereo image seems to be clearer than gen1. i will keep the new purchase as i am expanding my system, though not really exciting.

  • from Marystown, NL.

Sonos play 5 (2nd g)

Great improvement in sound compared to my older play5. Combined with the play5 and play3 I get a room filling sound.

  • from Calgary, AB

Brilliant sound - responsive technology

I bought a pair of SONY SRS-X88 speakers, which have more versatile connectivity options, but they were nowhere near the acoustic quality of the SONOS PLAY:5 speakers, and so I returned them and bought a pair of these. These speakers are more expensive each, but YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! This is a very, very slick solution and the PC software and particularly the iOS app are very well thought out. The setup was a breeze, and very straight-forward. I prefer these to the comparable Bose units (Soundtouch 30 Series III), which have bass which is very overdialed (although your mileage may vary, depending on your preferences). Anyways, I sat in my living room and, for the first time in years, enjoyed simply sitting and listening to music! I am off to buy one more for the kitchen, to complete a multi-room setup. Cannot recommend these highly enough!

  • from Whitby, Ontario


Worth every dollar. Pricey but you will not be disappointed. Sounds much bigger than what it is. Easy to set up..from unboxing to listening under 5 minutes. Works equally well with both Andriod and ios. Added a Play 1 with ease. Wireless performance is flawless.

  • from Toronto, ON


The sound is amazing. The SONOS app is wonderful. You can open the last music channel on which the system was set without needing a smartphone or tablet. This is a great feature. It would be nice to be able to store three or four channels but I guess this will come in the future product updates.

  • from Harbour grace nl


Been using it now for a week. Awesome system. My wife, friends and I love it. It,s sound is clear and crisp. It is easy to use and for Senors that is a good thing. I give it five stars and urge anyone to add this system to their home. Thank you sonos

  • from Maple Ridge, BC

Powerful clean sound - WOW!

Replaced some Polk Audio tower speakers and a Yamaha receiver as I didn't want wires running through my new house and wanted to stream music wirelessly with Spotify and other internet music. I'm an audiophile and a tech guy and I researched all systems and Sonos won out. Once hooked up and using the Sonos app we were up and grooving in 15 minutes. Easy, powerful and even look great! Sound amazing in a home theatre setup as well. Surprised at the bass power as well! Pricey but so worth it.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Great Sound, Easy installation!

These are a big improvement over the previous Play 5. The sound and operation are smother and with Trueplay on the App you can adjust the sound to the room automatically. There is no better wireless speaker system.

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