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Sonos Play:5 Speaker Customizes to Your Room

Category : Product Reviews

Wireless speakers: Do you love them or hate them? For most audiophiles, the wireless speakers are of passing interest, simply because they aren’t capable of much when it comes to sound quality. A single speaker that you can pick up with your hand can’t compete with any surround sound. But trust Sonos to come up with a way to please even audiophiles: The Play:5 update.

Don’t get us wrong, the Play:5 isn’t a new wireless speaker, but this is a new generation, and it looks vastly different from the old one. It includes 6 different drivers all in one little speaker, three tweeters and three midwoofers, plus a semi-modular design that allows for some flexible positioning options. Three touch-sensing buttons control everything from volume to tracks. As far as looks go, this wireless speaker looks like it knows what it’s doing, end of story.

But the really fun advancement is in the software package called TruePlay. TruePlay isn’t just a way to control your wireless Sonos Play:5 speaker via a smartphone – who doesn’t have that? No, it’s a way to customize the sound itself to fit your room. Much like how surround sound systems can calibrate, the Play:5 uses an iPhone/iPad...  Read More

Tyler Lacoma

When he isn't enjoying the beautiful Northwest outdoors, you can find Tyler on business and tech sites, writing about the latest news, analyzing trends, and generally making the Internet a more interesting place.

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