RANK #6

Sonos Move

"The Sonos Move is an excellent Bluetooth speaker for the outdoors, though it does stretch the definition of a "portable" speaker"
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Pros
  • IP56 rating
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Superb audio quality
  • Comprehensive durability
  • User-replaceable battery
  • Confident bass performance
Cons
  • Too big and heavy to travel with
  • 10-hour battery life is shorter than other Bluetooth speakers
  • No aptX Bluetooth support

Overall Rating

88.2%
The overall rating was calculated based on 36316 customer and expert reviews from 20 review sites and 24 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Bluetooth Speakers:
  • 94.2%
    Sound Quality
  • 97.8%
    Durability / Build Quality
  • 85.7%
    Design
  • 90.8%
    Portability
  • 90.6%
    Battery Life
  • 86.5%
    Features
  • 92.9%
    Outdoor use
  • 96.3%
    Connectivity
  • 87.6%
    Controls

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
6
Good
14
Fair
0
Poor
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What experts are saying

Sonos’ first portable speaker is more comfortable at home than on the go

Pros
  • Loud, full sound
  • Reliable wireless connectivity
  • Seamlessly integrates with other Sonos products
  • Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant on board
  • Sounds great indoors or out
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Some significant setup bugs and headaches
  • Too big and heavy to travel with
  • 10-hour battery life is shorter than other Bluetooth speakers

The Sonos Move is a great speaker but it might not be for you. If you already are a part of or plan on joining the Sonos ecosystem then this is a great addition to your setup.

Pros
  • Reliable connection
  • Solid Sonos app
  • IP56 rating
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Microphones work well, can be toggled off
  • Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • The charging cradle is great
Cons
  • Price
  • AAC and SBC only, no aptX
  • The handle is not for carrying the speaker long distances
  • Speaker is too heavy and awkward to be truly portable

If you can overlook its high price tag, the Sonos Move is just what you'd want a Sonos portable speaker to be.

The long-awaited first Bluetooth-and-Wi-Fi portable speaker from Sonos has arrived. Has it been worth the wait?

The $399 Sonos Move marks the next evolution of smart speakers. With Auto TruePlay spatial tuning, a rugged design and built-in virtual assistants, it's an excellent indoor-outdoor audio device.

Pros
  • Superb audio quality
  • Built-in Automatic TruePlay technology
  • Easy Wi-Fi-to-Bluetooth connection conversion
  • Comprehensive durability
Cons
  • Pricey
  • No smart features in Bluetooth mode
  • Heavy for a portable device

The Sonos Move is a powerful multi-room smart speaker with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control, as well as a durable, battery-powered design you can use anywhere.

Pros
  • Powerful audio with rich bass depth and bright highs
  • Portable, dust- and water-resistant build
  • Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Heavy
  • Sculpted, mono sound signature not for everyone

Sonos’s most versatile speaker yet really does do it all – but it doesn't come cheap

Pros
  • Open, large-scale sound
  • Neat charging base
  • Auto Trueplay is effective
  • Multi-room smarts
Cons
  • Expensive
  • No aptX Bluetooth support
  • Not class-leading sound
  • Big for a portable speaker

The Sonos Move is decent for music. It has a very well-balanced sound profile and is suitable for a wide variety of music genres. Unfortunately, the soundstage is quite narrow due to its mono design, but it still performs decently for a non-360-degree speaker. There's also quite a bit of bass compression when using it at max volume. On the upside, it has a room correction feature that can be used to calibrate its audio delivery when connected to Wi-Fi.

Pros
  • Solid build quality.
  • Very well-balanced sound profile.
Cons
  • Bass compression at max volume.
  • No real EQ, only bass and treble adjustment sliders.
  • Mediocre soundstage.

Sonos' first Bluetooth speaker was made for life outdoors, and can power a pool party single-handedly. But is it worth the investment? Here's our full review.

Pros
  • Superb build quality
  • Integration with Sonos systems
  • Sounds especially good outdoors
  • User-replaceable battery
Cons
  • Sonos app doesn’t work over Bluetooth
  • Big size, big price

Sonos Move: Quite simply the best sounding smart speaker you can buy – pricey but worth it

Pros
  • Awesome sound quality
  • Weatherproof and drop-proof
  • Alexa and Google Assistant support
Cons
  • Big and heavy
  • Expensive

The Sonos Move is an excellent Bluetooth speaker for the outdoors, though it does stretch the definition of a "portable" speaker

Pros
  • Big, powerful sound
  • Confident bass performance
  • Can work like any other Sonos speaker
  • Voice assistant and multi-room capability
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Big and heavy for a portable speaker

Sonos’s most versatile speaker yet really does do it all – but it doesn't come cheap

Pros
  • Open, large-scale sound
  • Neat charging base
  • Auto Trueplay is effective
  • Multi-room smarts
Cons
  • Expensive
  • No aptX Bluetooth support
  • Not class-leading sound
  • Big for a portable speaker

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