Sonos has also released a new Wireless speaker and finally with bluetooth. This one is called the sonos move. I was at the launch event and to be honest it sounds really great but is also quite big and weighs around 3kg. The Sonos Move ($399), a battery-powered smart speaker that promises to last up to 10 hours on a single charge. It integrates via wifi in your home audio but can also be taken outside of your home and be used via bluetooth and its shockproof, water resistant and dirt proof !
Sonos has dominated the multi-room market for years, but finally they did release a premium Bluetooth speaker. It is called the Sonos Move, the first Bluetooth speaker from the Californian company that “goes wherever you go”. Its a great speaker that sounds amazing and it can also be taken outdoors but works like any other Sonos speaker when at home.
Made to use everywhere
It’s rated at IP56, which means it can operate in in very rough conditions. It should also handle a small splash, a bit of sand, so it’s safe for the beach and parties outdoors. Also the materials are premium as we know from sonos products in the past. Aluminum with a silicone base, and there’s a rubber base designed to handle drops. They also showcased a droptest at the launch event and had several test stations including water, sand, ketchup and more.
Great Sound with Auto-Trueplay
The Move also includes Sonos Auto-Trueplay feature that’s similar to Trueplay which is available on other Sonos speakers aswell. This technology uses built-in microphones to auto-sense environments and adjust the sound output for the best quality. That means you don’t need to manually calibrate the Move whenever you switch the location, it does it itself. The Move offers a good allround sound, as well as crisp lows, mid and high tones. I have never heard a speaker that sounded that clear while still offering a good amount of bass.
The bottom base houses a lithium-ion battery which is rated to last for around 900 charges. That means it should easily last for 3 years, but if your battery dies after this period, you can easily replace it on your own with the replacement kits which sonos provides.
At the first look, 399.99€ is a lot for a Bluetooth speaker, but it does so much more than just being a bluetooth speaker. It’s the best solution if you want great sound at home but also have the ability to take your home sound system outdoors.
Watch my full review above, it also includes a soundtest and explains all the features.