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Sonos PLAY:5 Wireless Speaker: Australian Review

Your smartphone or tablet is a gateway to tens of millions of music tracks, of audio playlists and podcasts and internet radio stations. The only problem is that your smartphone’s speaker is not great — and that’s where wireless sound systems come into their own. And sure, you can hook up a Bluetooth speaker for a temporary high, but if you’re listening at home then you can do a lot, lot better. Sonos’s new Play:5 speaker is about the size of a regular bookshelf speaker — the kind that you’d have paired up next to your TV, for a small home theatre setup — but it packs so much more power.

Bose's $200 SoundTouch 10 Is A Bluetooth-Wifi Double Whammy

Sonos is the king of wifi multiroom audio, but if anybody can give it a run it’s Bose, the storied manufacturer of sometimes very good sound gear that people can’t get enough of. This new entry to its SoundTouch wireless line could be the key to winning over your home.

Sonos' New Play:5 Wireless Speaker Is Smart, Sexy And Sounds Great No Matter Where You Use It

We really, really like the Sonos Play:5 — it’s incredibly easy to set up and use, and gives you smartphone- or tablet-friendly access to dozens of different streaming music and internet radio services. And now it’s even better, optimised for stereo listening and with a wider soundrange, clearer treble and more powerful bass. And that’s not the only announcement; Sonos has a new top-of-the-line wireless speaker to show off, but some fancy new software tricks that can make it sound even better.

You'll Be Able To Control Your Sonos With Your Smartwatch

The number of smartwatches on the market is growing by leaps and bounds, but we’re still waiting to see just how many clever integrations our wrist-borne companions will net. It seems we can add Sonos to the list, for one.

LG Gets Into Multi-Room Audio With Music Flow

Sonos has been the king of multi-room audio for a decade, but Samsung is making quick inroads with its own multi-speaker range. LG wants a piece of that pie too, and has four new multi-room audio speakers, and a wireless receiver to tie it all together, out in a few days.

I Built My Own Speaker From Sonos Components, And You Can Too

Sonos’ pop-up Studio in New York reminds me of summer camp, where you were never sent home without something to show your parents. Except instead of a popsicle-stick sculpture, Sonos sent me home with a speaker I built myself.

Sonos Just Fixed Its Most Annoying Feature

Completely wireless music in your house is the future, and Sonos did it right first. We’ve been fond of the company for years, because the system is painless to setup, easy to use and reliable (not to mention the sound). Today, Sonos gets even simpler by killing the final wire between you and your music.

Samsung Takes On Sonos With New Wireless Multi-Room Speakers

Samsung is not nervous about dipping its toes into new waters. It pioneered the smart camera and the kid’s tablet; when it as a company sees an opportunity for a bit of market share, it takes it. This, I think, is the story behind Samsung’s new M5 and M7 Wi-Fi speakers, which you can install in seconds and control via your smartphone.

Pure Audio's Flexible Wireless Music System Now Works With Any App

Pure Audio’s new wireless streaming music system was already the most flexible out there, but now the company’s opening up its platform even more. Rather than being bound to proprietary apps like the offerings from Sonos, Bose, and Samsung, Pure’s multiroom system now works with any app.

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