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Sonos Move Review

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Testers hailed the Sonos Move for its varied connectivity options and outstanding performance with voice assistants. They liked its precise vocal reproduction and low bass response. However, they were disappointed with its missing speaker phone functionality and inability to play stereo content.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Sonos Move is a high-end Bluetooth speaker that was first released in late 2019. It is available in either black or white, and it has support for both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. The speaker has excellent build quality since it is both water and dust-resistant, making it ideal for outdoor use. Its battery also allows for up to 10.1 hours of continuous playback. Similar to most of the best speakers in the market, the Sonos Move also has support for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, though it would need a WiFi connection for this to function. It is able to pick up voice commands pretty well, and with a Bluetooth range of up to 334.6ft, its connectivity is at par with that of some of the highest-rated Bluetooth speakers around. This also gives it an edge over the Sonos Five, which only offers WiFi connectivity. We’ve delved deeper into the Sonos Five in our Sonos Five review.

Consensus

our Verdict

Critics praised the Sonos Move for its support for WiFi and Bluetooth and its compatibility with both Google and Amazon Alexa. Product reviewers from Rtings were impressed with its bright sound profile and commended its low bass response. They rendered it great for podcasts and liked that they could adjust its bass and treble. The Sony SRS RA 3000 allows for more sound adjustment because of its graphic EQ, so have a look at our Sony SRS RA 3000 review if that sounds interesting. During their tests, specialists from Sound Guys had an easy time navigating the app and felt that the speaker was great for music listening.

However, testers complained that its sound was distorted at high volume and that its high Bluetooth latency made it inconvenient for watching videos. They also didn’t like its lack of a speakerphone function and inability to play stereo content. The Pohoba EF B210G is a good alternative for those who can’t compromise on stereo sound. Check it out in our Pohoba EF B210G review.

ReasonS to Buy

  • WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Supports Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Low bass response
  • Great build quality

Reason to Avoid

  • No speakerphone functionality
  • Doesn’t play stereo content
  • High Bluetooth latency

Sonos Move Specs

Battery Charge TimeBattery Charge Time3 hrs
Battery LifeBattery Life11 hrs
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneYes
Charge TimeCharge Time2 hrs
DepthDepth6.24"
HeightHeight9.44"
IPX RatingIPX RatingIP56
Smart AppSmart AppSonos app
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater ResistantYes
WattageWattage25W
WidthWidth4.88"
Wireless RangeWireless Range10 m

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)8.3067
Volume Output (dB)83.55
Low End Roll Off (Hz)62.586
High End Roll Off (Hz)13,668.76

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Sonos Move Review

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Market Context

The Sonos Move is a high-end Bluetooth speaker that was first released in late 2019. It is available in either black or white, and it…

The Sonos Move is a high-end Bluetooth speaker that was first released in late 2019. It is available in either black or white, and it has support for both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. The speaker has excellent build quality since it is both water and dust-resistant, making it ideal for outdoor use. Its battery also allows for up to 10.1 hours of continuous playback. Similar to most of the best speakers in the market, the Sonos Move also has support for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, though it would need a WiFi connection for this to function. It is able to pick up voice commands pretty well, and with a Bluetooth range of up to 334.6ft, its connectivity is at par with that of some of the highest-rated Bluetooth speakers around. This also gives it an edge over the Sonos Five, which only offers WiFi connectivity. We’ve delved deeper into the Sonos Five in our Sonos Five review.

The most significant difference for buyers to consider between the Sonos Move and the Sonos Roam is that the Move has a much longer battery…

The most significant difference for buyers to consider between the Sonos Move and the Sonos Roam is that the Move has a much longer battery life of 10.1 hours compared to the Sonos Roam, which only lasts about 5.1 hours. It also takes a shorter time to charge, needing only 1.5 hours to reach full capacity, while the Roam needs up to 3.4 hours.

The Sonos Move comes with support for Bluetooth connectivity and is also battery-powered, while the Sonos One Gen 2 is not. However, weighing only 4…

The Sonos Move comes with support for Bluetooth connectivity and is also battery-powered, while the Sonos One Gen 2 is not. However, weighing only 4 pounds, the Sonos One Gen 2 is lighter than the Sonos Move, which weighs 6.6 pounds. Find out more about the Gen 2 in our Sonos One Gen 2 review.

The Sonos Move is battery-powered, while the Bose Home Speaker 500 requires a wired power connection. However, the Bose 500 is capable of a stereo…

The Sonos Move is battery-powered, while the Bose Home Speaker 500 requires a wired power connection. However, the Bose 500 is capable of a stereo output while the Sonos Move is not.

Battery Charge Time

3 hrs

2 hrs

Battery Life

11 hrs

10 hrs

Built In Microphone

Yes

Yes

Charge Time

2 hrs

2 hrs

Depth

6.24"

2.44"

Height

9.44"

6.6"

IPX Rating

IP56

Smart App

Sonos app

Amazon Alexa app, Google Assistant, Sonos app

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Rating

    76
    The Sonos Move is good for outdoor use. It’s a really portable speaker with a… Read More

    By:

    Jonathan Bray
  • Techgear Lab
    44.89

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    With the Sonos Move the company offers the first opportunity to enjoy its signature sound… Read More

    By:

    Sam Vafaei
  • PC Mag
    54.9

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Sonos Move is a powerful multi-room smart speaker with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant… Read More

    By:

    Kob Monney
  • Tom’s Guide
    68.04

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The $399 Sonos Move marks the next evolution of smart speakers. With Auto TruePlay spatial… Read More

    By:

    Simon Cohen
  • Sound Guys
    55.87

    Category Trust Rating

    78
    The Sonos Move is a great speaker but it might not be for you. If… Read More

    By:

    Simon Lucas
  • CNET
    42.51

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    A solid portable speaker for an existing Sonos system. Sturdy, water-resistant, dustproof and voice-enabled (on… Read More

    By:

    Samuel Gibbs

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