Sure, you can play music at home on the same portable Bluetooth speaker you carry when you go out. If you care about sound, though, you’ll probably want an upgrade to something with a little more kick. The new Sonos Play:5 just might be the new audio solution your home needs.
Still sporting a compact form factor, the new flagship speaker can be placed, pretty much, anywhere in your digs. You can fit it on a shelf, on a side table, under the coffee table, on the kitchen island, at the foot of the bed, and, well, anywhere else you please. Unlike the rest of the speakers of the company’s lineup, though, its placement will not affect the way the speakers sound.
That’s because the Sonos Play:5 is fitted with onboard sensors that allow it to determine both its orientation and its position in the room, then adjust its sound profile to compensate accordingly. That means, it can automatically tune its output to maximize sound, regardless of the room layout and its position inside it, ensuring enjoyable listening even if the speakers end up behind the couch, under a desk, or under your fat uncle’s butt while he’s plopped down on the couch. Well, maybe not the last one, but you catch the drift. On the hardware side, it packs six drivers with dedicated amplifiers, three mid-woofers, and three tweeters, so it’s properly equipped to deliver the kind of sonic clarity across a wide range of tones your discerning ears require.
Slated to ship later in the year, the Sonos Play:5 is priced at $499.