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Sonos Move 2 Review

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Experts

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Owing to its excellent neutral sound profile, portable design, and great build quality, the Sonos Move 2 is an excellent speaker for music, podcasts, voice assistance, and the outdoors. However, its battery life is sub-par.

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Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Sonos Move 2 is a high-end Bluetooth speaker released in 2023, offering a long battery life and powerful stereo sound. If you want to know how the Sonos Move compares to the highest-rated speakers, read on for details. It boasts built-in Alexa and has an auto TruePlay feature for customizing the sound to the unique acoustics of a particular room.

This 6.7-pound speaker is battery-powered, and is IP56 certified for water resistance and dust. This speaker has a bass and treble slider via the Sonos S2 app. It connects via both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 6 but doesn’t have a 3.5 mm port. Check out other top Bluetooth speakers to see alternatives to the Move 2.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Sonos Move 2 has a fairly neutral sound profile (with a 0.14 slope). This stereo speaker has an immersive soundstage. This IP56-rated water- and dust-resistant model is great for the outdoors. For an indoor bookshelf speaker, see our Morel Hogtalare review.

Reaching an astounding 93.9 dB SPL, the Sonos Move 2 is very loud, although there’s sound compression of 3.05 dB at the maximum volume. It features built-in Alexa and a mobile app with treble and bass sliders. This speaker uses Bluetooth 5.0 and has a 163 ms iOS and 212 ms Android latency, so there are minor lip-syncing issues with videos. Its exceptional Bluetooth range of 334.6 gives users flexibility. This speaker also boasts dual-band Wi-Fi 6. However, its 10.2-hour battery life ranks in the bottom quarter of our certified tested speakers. Consider our Anker Soundcore Motion 300 review for better runtime.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great sound quality
    • The Sonos Move 2 is an excellent speaker for music. It has a neutral sound profile with a good 0.14 slope and 49.7 to 19,300 Hz frequency response range
      With a directivity index of 3.37 dB, this stereo speaker offers a wide soundstage.

  • Excellent build quality
    • Featuring an IP56-certified rugged design, the Sonos Move 2 is both dustproof and waterproof.

  • Portable construction
    • The Sonos Move weighs just 6.7 pounds and has a handy recess for simple carrying.

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor battery life
    • Its battery life of just 10.2 hours is low and ranks in the bottom 25% of the speakers we have reviewed.

Sonos Move 2 Specs

Battery Charge TimeBattery Charge Timen/a
Battery LifeBattery Life24 hrs
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneYes
DepthDepth4.9"
HeightHeight9.5"
IPX RatingIPX RatingIP56
SizeSize6.29"(w) x 9.53"(h) x 4.96"(d)
Smart AppSmart AppSonos app
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater ResistantYes
WattageWattage45W
WidthWidth6.29"
Wireless RangeWireless Range10 m

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)10.2
Volume Output (dB)93.9
Low End Roll Off (Hz)91.103
High End Roll Off (Hz)15,792.239

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Market Context

The Sonos Move 2 is a high-end Bluetooth speaker released in 2023, offering a long battery life and powerful stereo sound. If you want to…

The Sonos Move 2 is a high-end Bluetooth speaker released in 2023, offering a long battery life and powerful stereo sound. If you want to know how the Sonos Move compares to the highest-rated speakers, read on for details. It boasts built-in Alexa and has an auto TruePlay feature for customizing the sound to the unique acoustics of a particular room.

This 6.7-pound speaker is battery-powered, and is IP56 certified for water resistance and dust. This speaker has a bass and treble slider via the Sonos S2 app. It connects via both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 6 but doesn’t have a 3.5 mm port. Check out other top Bluetooth speakers to see alternatives to the Move 2.

With the ability to get much louder, the Sonos Move 2 is better for big rooms and gatherings than the Sonos Roam. It also supports…

With the ability to get much louder, the Sonos Move 2 is better for big rooms and gatherings than the Sonos Roam. It also supports stereo content, unlike the Mono Roam, a more portable, affordable mono speaker. Both speakers support both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, however. For a rundown of Bluetooth vs Wi-Fi speakers, browse our guide.

Equipped with a more neutral sound profile and a louder output, the Sonos Move 2 is better for most usage scenarios than the Marshall Willen….

Equipped with a more neutral sound profile and a louder output, the Sonos Move 2 is better for most usage scenarios than the Marshall Willen. It also boasts built-in Wi-Fi 6, supporting Apple AirPlay, unlike the Marshall device, which doesn’t support Wi-Fi. However, the Willen is more portable and has a better runtime on a single charge. Read our Marshall Willen review to learn more.

The Sonos Move 2 doesn’t get as loud as the JBL Authentics 500. So the JBL speaker is better for parties. However, the Sonos speaker…

The Sonos Move 2 doesn’t get as loud as the JBL Authentics 500. So the JBL speaker is better for parties. However, the Sonos speaker has a 360-degree design, so users may find it more immersive than the more directional JBL Authentics 500. Learn more about the JBL speaker in our JBL Authentics 500 review.

Being a stereo speaker, the Sonos Move 2 is an upgrade on its predecessor, the Sonos Move, which downmixes stereo to mono. The Move 2…

Being a stereo speaker, the Sonos Move 2 is an upgrade on its predecessor, the Sonos Move, which downmixes stereo to mono. The Move 2 also has a more neutral sound profile and more immersive soundstage than the older speaker.

Battery Charge Time

n/a

2 hrs

3 hrs

Wired

3 hrs

Battery Life

24 hrs

10 hrs

15 hrs

Wired

11 hrs

Built In Microphone

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Depth

4.9"

2.44"

4"

10.07"

6.24"

Height

9.5"

6.6"

4"

9.44"

9.44"

IPX Rating

IP56

IP67

n/a

IP56

Size

6.29"(w) x 9.53"(h) x 4.96"(d)

1.6"(w) x 4"(h) x 4"(d)

Smart App

Sonos app

Amazon Alexa app, Google Assistant, Sonos app

Yes

JBL One

Sonos app

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Score Card

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Expert Score

86

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Customer Score

91

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Rating

    78
    The Sonos Move 2 is the next generation of the Sonos Move. This speaker retains… Read More

    By:

    Raphael Boyer
  • PC Mag
    54.9

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Move 2 improves upon with predecessor with stereo audio and longer battery life, making… Read More

    By:

    Tim Gideon
  • Tom’s Guide
    68.04

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Sonos Move 2 is a versatile, battery-powered smart speaker that tunes your music to… Read More

    By:

    Kate Kozuch
  • Sound Guys
    55.87

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    While technically portable, the Sonos Move 2 is probably not your first choice for taking… Read More

    By:

    Jasper Lastoria
  • CNET
    42.51

    Category Trust Rating

    83
    When it comes to portable speakers, Sonos doesn’t give you a whole lot of choice…. Read More

    By:

    David Carnoy
  • Trusted Reviews
    48.27

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    With its redesigned audio system, the Sonos Move 2 adds two tweeters into the mix… Read More

    By:

    David Ludlow