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Sonos Play:5 Review
Sonos is a very popular brand when it comes to excellent quality home audio systems. The Sonos Play 5 is also a fantastic edition to the brand’s high-tech audio system’s series. The premium brand is said to manufacturer stylish as well as brilliant home audio systems. Reasonably priced for a product of its category, Play 5 is one such multi-room audio system. It is very popular among audiophiles and music enthusiasts. The device itself is a treat to have at home.
The Sonos Play 5 could be used to stream the entire music library, radio stations as well as music services. One of its best features is that it is wireless, and hence, easy to set up and maintain without haggling all day with unwanted and ugly wires. It has a five driver High Fidelity speaker system which saturates the whole room with music. The Sonos play 5 consists of five class-D digital amplifiers that enhance the music listening experience. The device could automatically detect headphones when it is inserted into 3.5mm jack thus muting the speakers automatically. It also automatically detects 3.5mm audio line-in connection.
The five driver speakers consist of two tweeters, one 3.5” woofer and two 3 inches middle ranged drivers. All these drivers have their own amplifiers dedicated specifically to them. Another feature of Play 5 is that it could be paired with another Play 5 for stereo pairing thus making one of them the left channel and one the right channel. The unit supports audio formats of compressed MP3, WMA, Apple lossless, iTunes Plus, MPEG4, Flac music files, Ogg Vorbis, AAC+ and Audible (format 4). The device also supports uncompressed WAV as well as AIFF music file formats. The player supports JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP format album art.
The Sonos Play 5 is compatible with Windows XP SP3 onwards, Mac OS X v10.6 onwards as well as network attached storage devices which support CIFS. Apart from that it also supports internet radio with a lot of music services also. Some most popular music services supported by Sonos Play 5 are Amazon cloud player, Wolfgang’s vault, Rhapsody, etc. Another feature of Play 5 is that it has three playback modes: Shuffle, Crossfade and repeat. Furthermore this Sonos Play 5 device also comes with two Ethernet sockets which make it quite versatile in itself.
The Play 5 has a very stylish and eye pleasing design where the front part of the structure is dominated by the speaker grill. On the top there is a control panel that consists of volume control and a dedicated mute button. There is also a status LED. The headphone socket, Ethernet sockets and line-in goes at the back of the structure. Sonos Play 5 is an excellent piece of audio equipment which is compatible with multiple devices and sound formats therefore making for a good home audio system. It is a very good choice for music lovers and audiophiles alike.
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- The Sonos Play:5 is manufactured by Sonos and was added in December 2014 in the Bluetooth & Portable Speakers section
- This product has a rating of 4.3 out of 5
- The best price of the Sonos Play:5 in Australia is $665.00 at Videopro
- In Australia this product is available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
- You can find this product at Centre Com, Digidirect, Videopro, Amazon Australia, The Good Guys