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Sonos Five review

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Key features
  • Home speaker
  • Works with Alexa
  • Multi-room
Expert review

The Sonos Five is the brand’s flagship multi-room speaker, replacing the Sonos Play:5. Sonos promises it has the same great-sounding acoustic design, while upgrading the tech to include a more powerful processor and increased memory, and is available in black or white. It aims to be the go-to choice for those looking for a superior-sounding multi-room audio setup. Our professional listening panel cut through the hype to reveal how it really performs compared with rivals.

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  • What is it?
  • What’s the sound like?
  • What’s it like to use?
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  • Should I buy it?
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First reviewed by Which?

June 2020

Released

June 2020

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