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Sonos Move – Battery-powered Smart Speaker, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with Alexa built-in – Black​​​​​​​

(60 customer reviews)

$27.99

SKU: B07W95RBZM Category:

Style:Single | Color:Black

Get brilliant sound anywhere with the all-new Sonos Move, the durable, battery-powered smart speaker for outdoor and indoor listening. Setup takes minutes, and control is simple with the Sonos app, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, and your voice. Stream over WiFi and connect Move to the rest of your Sonos system at home. Switch to Bluetooth when you’re away and offline. Amazon Alexa is built right in so on WiFi you can play music, check news, set alarms, get your questions answered, and more, completely hands free. Experience surprisingly deep bass, a wide soundscape, and automatic Trueplay tuning that perfectly balances the sound for where you are and what you’re listening to. Enjoy up to 11 hours of continuous play time and deep, powerful sound. Easily recharge Move on the included base, or a compatible USB-C charger.

Connectivity TechnologyBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Speaker TypePortable, Bluetooth & Wireless
BrandSonos
Model NameSonos Move (Black)
Recommended Uses For ProductFor Smartphones or Tablets

9.44 x 6.29 x 4.96 inches

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60 reviews for Sonos Move – Battery-powered Smart Speaker, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with Alexa built-in – Black​​​​​​​

  1. Z. Neff (verified owner)

    Finally, at long last…..we finally have an outdoor, portable, Bluetooth/wifi Sonos speaker offering. I have Sonos products all over my house, so I will admit I already like their products and I am very familiar with them. This speaker fits perfectly into their lineup for people who want to be able to bring Sonos away from home wifi zones. I’ll make this review short and sweet. This speaker is not small….it’s probably about twice the volume of a Play One. It’s also not light, but it comes with a very well-designed handle. The way I think of this speaker is a new and improved Play 3 that happens to be mobile and battery operated. It has a front-facing driver that sounds very nice and is plenty loud for my taste. It can be paired to another Move speaker if you have a large deck and you don’t want to hardwire a stereo setup.

    What I do with mine is the perfect application, in my opinion. I leave the handy and well-executed charging station where I would have placed a Play 3 in my house. It will operate exactly the same as your other Sonos speaker. When I’m going to use it outside, I simply pick it up and take it with me. The internal wifi extenders means I never have to use Bluetooth when I’m anywhere near my house. I use this on my deck. If I forget to bring it in at night, it will have no issues with a rain storm, a drop into the pool, or a water gun blast.

    Pros:
    – Solid speaker loudness and tone. It’s not as good as a Play 5, but as good or slightly better than the Play One.
    – Very well built.
    – Charging station is nicely done and can remain in a convenient location.
    – Can be charged with any USB-C plug as well.
    – 10 hour battery life at 50% volume.

    Cons:
    – Price. This is not an inexpensive speaker.
    – Size and weight. I don’t take this to the beach with me. It’s a little too big for that and I wouldn’t want to risk something of this value at the beach.
    – It’s new, so there are not any aftermarket wall or deck mounts being made yet. I am waiting for a wall-mount for my deck where I can just set it down out of the way.

  2. Carlson B. (verified owner)

    I have to admit that I am a longtime fan of SONOS, although I do think that I have dealt my share of constructive criticism over the years. When it comes to the SONOS MOVE, I think they have made a home run!

    Here is what I like:

    1. It sounds amazing! Here’s why – The bass is significant, even outside, without ever getting distorted. It plays really loud if you want, but also sounds well balanced at low sound levels. They did something amazing with the high-frequency and mid-range where is sounds uniform across the entire side and forward projection of the speaker, not just in the sweet spot in front like other speakers. It is beautifully detailed and realistic sounding.
    2. It looks great. Here’s why – It has the same great looks as I have come to expect from SONOS, but there is something about the material choices on this product that make it even better. It fits right in with my other SONOS speakers, while not taking up any more space than say a SONOS ONE.
    3. Automatic Trueplay – it automatically adjusts its sound depending on where you place the speaker, making sure that it always sound its best. I imagine this was pretty had to do, but it works really well. I put MOVE in some pretty challenging places inside and outside, and within 20 or 30 seconds or so it just fixes itself and sounds great again!
    4. The WiFi range – I took MOVE outside and began to walk all around the outside my house and into the yard pretty far away and it never lost connection. SONOS did something special here with the WiFi to make it super robust.
    5. Bluetooth – even if you go some place without WiFi, you can still connect with Bluetooth. I like having that feature so that I don’t have to worry if there is WiFi or not wherever I might travel.
    6. It feels solid – It has a great solid and balanced feeling to it. There is an integrated handle in the back that is just part of the design. I’ve set it down on sand and grass and it just feels stable and balanced.
    7. Stereo pair – I only have one, and with it I can fill my whole yard with incredible sound, but I like knowing that if I ever got another one, I could set them up as a stereo pair and have myself a real outdoor concert!
    8. It’s weather proof – you could get caught in the rain, or it could get dirty and you can just rinse it off with a hose. I plan to take good care of MOVE, but its nice to know that it has this level of protection from the elements.
    9. It has voice control – just like the SONOS ONE, it has a microphones that allow you to use Alexa and Google voice assistants. That comes in handy, especially when you are outside grilling.
    10. Charging base – it comes with a nice charging base, instead of it being sold as an accessory like other brands do.

    What I don’t like:

    1. Travel bag – it comes with a nice looking bag, but I question how long it will last and how much protection it will really give. I’m sure SONOS will offer a travel bag accessory at some point, but for $400, it seems like they could have included a nylon padded bag with handle and pouch for accessories.
    2. USB-C charger – it is great that it comes with a nice charging base, but if they made the charger a detachable USB-C charger, then you could more easily take it with you when you travel. I’m sure SONOS will probably sell a USB-C charger accessory at some point, but again, for $400, I think this could have been included.

    Overall, this is one fantastic product. I would say that this is easily the best SONOS product they have ever made. I just love having a truly wireless wireless speaker!

  3. Lars Swanson (verified owner)

    Portable (Check), pairable (check), weather resistant (check), Trueplay (check), voice control (check), bluetooth (check), Sonos sound and of course WiFi capability, (Check and Mate). This really is an amazing speaker. If you own a Sonos system it’s a great adjunct. I now have 19 Zones with my new Move speakers including three Zones in my yard. The Move is the speaker I’ve been hoping that Sonos would make. Every situation is different but I’d highly recommend getting a pair of them. Everything sounds better in stereo. Enjoy and thanks Sonos for making life just a little bit better.

    Addendum: so I wrote this review in 2019 and I’ve learned a few things. The biggest thing I’ve learned about the Move speaker is… anytime I use the move I first send my music to the Move then send it to the rest the system. If you try playing in a different zone first and add the Move to that zone it won’t work correctly. So in other words the Move speaker(s) have to be the first pair in the zone. Also, two Move speakers paired together frequently unpair. Usually When you are initially starting the system for that particular listening session. So get used to learning how to pair speakers. Nonetheless I still love the speakers. They are just a little tweaky.
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Finally! Sonos delivers a wireless speaker!! Best of all It checks all the boxes.

    By Lars Swanson on September 27, 2019
    Portable (Check), pairable (check), weather resistant (check), Trueplay (check), voice control (check), bluetooth (check), Sonos sound and of course WiFi capability, (Check and Mate). This really is an amazing speaker. If you own a Sonos system it’s a great adjunct. I now have 19 Zones with my new Move speakers including three Zones in my yard. The Move is the speaker I’ve been hoping that Sonos would make. Every situation is different but I’d highly recommend getting a pair of them. Everything sounds better in stereo. Enjoy and thanks Sonos for making life just a little bit better.

    Addendum: so I wrote this review in 2019 and I’ve learned a few things. The biggest thing I’ve learned about the Move speaker is… anytime I use the move I first send my music to the Move then send it to the rest the system. If you try playing in a different zone first and add the Move to that zone it won’t work correctly. So in other words the Move speaker(s) have to be the first pair in the zone. Also, two Move speakers paired together frequently unpair. Usually When you are initially starting the system for that particular listening session. So get used to learning how to pair speakers. Nonetheless I still love the speakers. They are just a little tweaky.

  4. Robert A DiPenice (verified owner)

    Great sounding speaker, that can play indoors connecting to your existing Sonos system… you have the option of taking it outdoors as well… it connects via Bluetooth or WiFi… very durable, water resistant… it also works with Alexa or Google assistance. There are Smart Speakers, this is a Genius Speaker… it does it all… and it does it all, Very Well.
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Genius Speaker

    By Robert A DiPenice on September 30, 2019
    Great sounding speaker, that can play indoors connecting to your existing Sonos system… you have the option of taking it outdoors as well… it connects via Bluetooth or WiFi… very durable, water resistant… it also works with Alexa or Google assistance. There are Smart Speakers, this is a Genius Speaker… it does it all… and it does it all, Very Well.

  5. D. Glow (verified owner)

    My old bluetooth speaker blew out, so I decided to upgrade to the Sonos Move. Obviously, it’s pricey. But with that price comes a sound quality I didn’t expect from a portable speaker. Audio is rich and clear. Bass is deep enough, but noticeable better in smaller quarters.

    The build quality is what you’d expect for the price. The charging ring-type stand is a nice touch. And speaking of touch, the touch controls on the top of the unit are responsive with a light tap.

    When it comes to portability, it fell like carrying a gallon of water around. Carry this around in a backpack and be ready to sweat. It does come with a soft felt fabric bag which is only good for keeping dust and debris off the unit. If you plan on taking it places, get a case.

    The Sonos Move is a solid buy if you want to splurge.

  6. Craig (verified owner)

    I’m a veteran SONOS owner and user, with multiple Play3, CONNECT Amps and now MOVE. The MOVE adds much needed weatherproof portability to the SONOS lineup while retaining the impressive audio quality that SONOS is known for. This speaker sounds as good or better than most Bluetooth portables, while enabling WiFi connectivity to SONOS when in range. It’s a bit large and heavy for a portable, but makes up for it in durability and function. Very easy to move and keep charged. I bought one immediately, because I enjoy having music nearby when I perform outdoor tasks and love the streaming options available through SONOS – so washing the car, working on the tractor, or reading outside on the deck all became more enjoyable. It works just like any other SONOS component and is easy to set up once you have the App and music services enabled. I also appreciate that SONOS has diligently worked to improve performance, streaming quality and connectivity over time – much more reliable now than it was several years ago and adding components today is almost seamless. If you already have SONOS this is a terrific addition, if not it will be a great first SONOS component. It’s not cheap, it would be a great value at $250 but at $399 it’s definitely an investment.

  7. Ryan S (verified owner)

    First off, I’ve only had the speaker for 24 hours, so my experience is limited. I’m currently on vacation with family at a house in Maine and ordered this to have some tunes. I’ve had several family members already ask about it and shown interest. The sound is fantastic, and battery life seems amazing. My only complaint would be cost, but you get what you pay for!

  8. Enelcee (verified owner)

    I have only had this speaker for several days now, but have been so impressed with it I couldn’t wait to write a review. The first night I had it, I took it to a bar where we were sitting outside, this thing sounded so good it was attracting positive attention from every one within earshot. I only use it as a Bluetooth speaker, so I cannot attest to it’s Wi-Fi, or AI assistant capabilities. It will not work right out of the box and must be set-up through the Sonos app which is not a big deal and the app works very well. Someone wrote in another review that you can adjust the bass and treble through the app, but I did not see it and I looked everywhere. That being said, the speaker sounded perfectly balanced without making any adjustments! Bluetooth connectivity works great and my iPod synced with it immediately. It comes with a bag that looks great and should do just fine to provide some protection against scratches. The build quality is great, this thing is built like a tank! The charging base works every time, even if the speaker is not perfectly placed. I cannot say enough about how good this speaker sounds!! If there was anything that I could say about it that I don’t like, it would be all the funny noises it makes when you touch any of the buttons. I really don’t need to hear sounds confirming that I am adjusting the volume up or down.

  9. robert a cistrelli (verified owner)

    Just sent it back. I have 12 Sonos products at two different residence working fine. With Alexa. This product took two days on the phone with Amazon Alexa service, and Sonos service, to try to get it to communicate with Alexa. In this process, lost connection to my other Sonos speakers in the group. Was finally able to get connection with the help of Alexa support. Sonos support was completely useless. Very surprised at a high-end product with this type of support. Turned out to be a Sonos problem and I was able to get my speakers back. Thanks to Alexa. Support.

  10. Jim J. (verified owner)

    Have an entire house of Sonos speakers and this one hits a sweet spot. No more do I need to schlep a Play 1 outside or wherever. Sound quality is unbelievable just like all Sonos speakers. I think the sound is a little bigger than the Play 1. I also purchased a Bose Portable Home speaker and this blows it away. The Sonos Move also comes with the charging cradle included and its extra with Bose. I haven’t tried Bluetooth mode as I am always typically connected to WiFi. The only negative I can say is the cradle and power cable are connected and the plug is fairly large. It wouldn’t fit through a grommet on a desk.

  11. NB (verified owner)

    I’ve always said to myself that I’d buy a portable Sonos, especially one that can go outdoors, once they make one. So I followed thru on that promise to myself, and to be honest, it’s pretty great. When not using it as a portable bluetooth player on trips, it sits on our Sonos network in our house which is great since I can take the music with us if we are entertaining outside.

    Overall, it’s expensive. Probably not worth it if you’re never going to take it outside of your house. But for roadtrips it’s been a great portable speaker to have in hotels and houses.

    Also it’s pretty hefty, and probably 50% larger than a Sonos:One (or whatever they’re called now)
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great to take on trips!

    By NB on November 1, 2019
    I’ve always said to myself that I’d buy a portable Sonos, especially one that can go outdoors, once they make one. So I followed thru on that promise to myself, and to be honest, it’s pretty great. When not using it as a portable bluetooth player on trips, it sits on our Sonos network in our house which is great since I can take the music with us if we are entertaining outside.

    Overall, it’s expensive. Probably not worth it if you’re never going to take it outside of your house. But for roadtrips it’s been a great portable speaker to have in hotels and houses.

    Also it’s pretty hefty, and probably 50% larger than a Sonos:One (or whatever they’re called now)

  12. RobG (verified owner)

    Follow-up over a year after purchase. I still live this speaker, and the software for my phone just keeps getting better. No regrets with this purchase whatsoever…. STRONGLY RECOMMEND
    ——[Original Review]——
    I’m very impressed with this speaker. Blends in perfect with my existing Sonos, or moves around with me. The WiFi range is impressive… Much better than my phone’s!
    If I have one issue, it’s that the Sonos has a WiFi connection, but my phone is out of range and switches to mobile network. And when not on WiFi, I can’t manage my sonos through the app to skip is change songs. Again , more of a phone issue (samsumg s8+) than Sonos…. Impressed with the range!

  13. JohnnyO (verified owner)

    I don’t write many reviews but felt compelled to do one for this product. I consider myself an audiophile but not to the extent that I am concerned with facts and figures. I’ve owned a recording studio for over 20 years and this speaker plays almost as well as my powered near field monitors!

    Initially I was concerned about not having a stereo pair and couldn’t justify the cost. This speaker sounds amazing. Truly balanced sound clear highs well-defined mid-range and tight but punchy Bass.

    I am using this to stream My Tidal service to the first floor of my 2800 square foot home.

    Even with the speaker upstairs it is loud enough and clear enough to be heard downstairs. My fears of not having a stereo pair have been allayed once I heard the speaker. It has volume enough to spare and it is highly highly recommended!
    It is however pricey but I believe it’s the best in its class. For reference I have tried the Denon heos speakers and promptly returned them because they sounded horrible. I do own a Denon x3600bhs AVR receiver and I’m pleased with that.
    The fact that the speaker has a battery and you don’t need to plug it in to move it around was the deciding factor for me. Once again, it sounds incredible!

  14. Andrew (verified owner)

    The battery, when not in use, holds a charge for two to three days. This is not a grab-and-go device. Several hours of advance planning are required before use to ensure that the battery has a sufficient charge. The sound quality is good, but not really worth the trouble to use.

  15. Mike Allred (verified owner)

    This unit does not pack the punch of the Play 5, the great surround in the Play Bar, or the functionality of a Sonos Sub, but his easily wins the best product in several years from Sonos. This thing sounds great, looks great, and the mobility of the device is just icing on top. You can easily add this to your existing or new Sonos system just like any of their stuff, but is sits in a nice little charging ring and is ready to move anywhere you want, anytime you want. The TruePlay audio tuning sets itself up for great sound, and quite a bit bass for a device of this size making for some really great sound. Grab it anytime and take it outside with you, or just throw it in the provided protective pouch and off you go to a friends, a car camping weekend, or to a party. The Bluetooth works seamlessly, and the touch buttons and Alexa/Google Assistant integration are great. You cannot use a pair of these for surround with a Play Bar or Beam, just FYI. Hope that helps.

  16. NWguy (verified owner)

    I struggled getting the bluetooth set up for close to an hour. The app is horrible and I actually got stuck in an infinite loop from the get updates screen. I ended up having to reset to factory settings, which worked. The instructions that came with it were awful and I had to do Internet searches to figure it out.

  17. Michele Gillette (verified owner)

    I just purchased these for Christmas and received an email from Sonos that they would be dicontinuig software updates for my older Sonos products. The only reason I waited to buy Sonos portable speakers was to maintain backward compatibility with my legacy products as they now refer to them. The Speakers are very mediocre for the price. It was only worth the premium to me because of backward compatibility which they are now saying is going away. Sonos, I will no longer be recommending your products to anyone as I used to.

  18. Mike W. (verified owner)

    I read all the reviews that rave about the sound quality but I’ve got a 6 year old Sony RDPXF300IPN speaker that sounds cleaner, has better bass, and rocks louder and it was half the cost of this speaker. Secondly, the Move speaker keeps disappearing from my Sonos app. I know it’s not a problem with the wifi because when I use Google Assistant with the speaker, it works just fine. As a matter of fact, if I start the music using Google Assistant the Move shows up in my Sonos app.

    ***Update 2/9/20. OK, I take back what I said about the sound quality, I was going from memory. I put the Sony and the move side by side and the Move is clearly superior in both volume and sound quality. However, I am leaving the rating at 3 stars because of the continual connectivity issues. I can play some music on the Move using the app on my iPhone and then the Move disappears from the app. I know it’s not a wifi issue because the Move is continuing to play music and my other Sonos components are still visible in the app.

  19. Melko18 (verified owner)

    Sonos speakers are garbage. I have 6 and at best 2-3 might work at a time. They put the blame on you router; your Wifi, your whatever…. in short; they cut out all the time. Nothing like choppy audio for months upon months, on top of crap software updates that are buggy and make you reset your whole speaker system, for top top dollar. Save yourself and your money

  20. PHarvey (verified owner)

    After owning for two Sonos Ones and a Move for 10 months and loving the audio quality, I can’t help but change my review to reflect the absolute nightmare that is trying to set up Sonos products. It will either instantly work, or you’ll spend a couple hours fighting with it to recognize either the other pieces of the system or the network itself.

    The problem is with the way the system is designed – it’s app based. You buy a speaker, you control it through the app. Yes, you can AirPlay2, but that’s connecting to the system, not managing the system. Management can only be done through the app. The app is a nightmare – whomever built it seems to have little UX experience.

    Example: if you change the network the only way I’ve found to get your equipment to work is through factory resets. And the set up is never easy; like i mentioned they either connect instantly or take hours. I’ve learned to try it, if it doesn’t work simply walk away and try another day. Yes, setting up a Sonos system can take days.

    Why would you need to be constantly setting up? Two use cases: either you periodically buy more expensive Sonos equipment to add to your setup, or you move a lot. Either way, setup is horrible.

    The speakers themselves are amazing. I just wish I could actually use them consistently.

  21. Oscar Facuseh (verified owner)

    Terrible setup process, and when you think you finally made it, after some time it disconnects and you wont be able to make work again, so you start up again with the setup and nothing! frustrating process, i did firmware update and nothing, my phone, iPad or any other device cant see it, follow the instructions for nothing, it just don’t work and when sometimes it does, wont last for long. they just stole my money in plain site! now i have a Sonos Move in my bed night table that doesn’t work. Thanks!

  22. aj (verified owner)

    Great sound, but garbage battery. Full charge doesnt last long, and battery drains when it is off. So unless you have it on the charger all of the time, it’s practically useless. Giving it a few more days in modifying my use case, but so far not impressed.

  23. Rick Culleton (verified owner)

    Have you ever spontaneously wanted to hear a song, or an artist, or just some music right now? Well, then Sonos is NOT for you.

    When Sonos works, it sounds incredible. Unfortunately, Sonos doesn’t work very often. Rebooting everything, including your router, sometimes does the trick but only about 15% of the time. Hard resetting the speaker and starting over fixes it 80% of the time, but takes 15 minutes and often works for just for a single-use.

    Sonos support will help as long as you don’t want to listen to music on the weekend. They will make lots of excuses, but the truth is they have great hardware paired up with terrible software. They have told me it is my modem, that one of the speakers got wrong firmware, that I have interference from another wireless device, that the speakers must have been powered off during a firmware update and on and on. But I am using six separate Sonos setups in three different countries, with five different modems and every one of them is a problem.

    I installed over $10,000 worth of Sonos in my homes and businesses before I realized how buggy it was. I hope you don’t fall into the same trap. I have NEVER returned to a location after being gone for a month to find the Sonos speakers working. Not once did they function even if they were working when I left.

    But, if you don’t heed my warning, be sure you buy your Sonos speakers on Amazon, so you can put it right back in the box and send it where it came from.

  24. Chaya (verified owner)

    This is my 4th Bluetooth speaker, and the first I couldn’t connect. Having to connect via an app vs just Bluetooth is annoying, but when the app couldn’t find the speaker … I went to the faq, did everything it said, and it still couldn’t find the speaker. I give up and am returning this thing. For this much money, I want sound, not frustration. Sonos has a great rep, but I don’t get it given the set up mess. My iPad is connected to 6 other Bluetooth things, so it’s the speaker, not me.

  25. Robert (verified owner)

    After I had the speaker for about two weeks, I changed internet providers. After many attempts, I was still unsuccessful at updating the speaker to connect with the new WiFi network. I then spent about 40 minutes on the phone with Sonos tech support, who mostly just had me try the steps I’d already tried on my own. Their tech support ran out of ideas on how to solve the problem, and then asked me why I wanted to switch internet providers and that I should just go back to my prior internet provider! I asked if Sonos could send me a new unit and allow me to return my current unit which was only two weeks old. They’re response was: “Why??? There’s nothing wrong with the speaker.” I disagreed and asked to speak with her supervisor. After being placed on hold for about 10-15 minutes, Sonos tech support then dropped the phone call. Unbelievable. I would not buy from Sonos again.

  26. Ami Zonia (verified owner)

    I purchased one these for convenience during power outages. It is one of Sonos better stand alone or paired speakers. The selling features for me were: 1) portable, 2) rechargeable battery, 3) acceptable sound quality, 4) both 802.11 and Bluetooth. This works well as a stand alone speaker. I may pick up a couple more for kitchen, office or bedrooms.

    The major caveat is that Move cannot be used as surrounds. Not a big deal for me as I have a couple of Play 1 surrounds anyway. As I said, the purchase for me was flexible trade off for use during extended power outages.

    If Move could be paired as surrounds I would do it for my existing Sonos setup in a media den (14 x 18 ft). Move can also fill a larger room with sound on its own, e.g., an 18 x 40 ft room with vaulted ceiling.

    Given the choice between a Play 5 and Move, I would choose the Move for the added flexibility, rechargeable battery, and weather and drop resistance.

    While this speaker cannot be used as surrounds it can be grouped. I placed it in center rear, on a table against a window and grouped with a Playbase + two Play 1 surrounds. I had to lower the Move volume a bit since it’s a powerful speaker with some push and punch on its own that was almost overwhelming for the rest of the group with all speakers at the same volume level. It’s a nice add on in the group and I may keep it there in center rear, or group one more along the sides or up front on far left and right.

    Granted, Sonos will never approach audiophile high end high definition quality, but their speakers do offer a nice compromise for a lifestyle product niche. I nearly gave up on Sonos a couple years ago due to the numerous problems they experienced in 2017 and 2018. I’ve had their products for many years, almost since inception, along with a few other audio solutions of either less or far better and much more expensive quality.

    Some additional caveats for Sonos systems in general:
    1) A Sonos account and internet connection are required for speaker setup, configuration and updates
    2) Personal media library locally hosted requires SMB v1 (a deprecated protocol rife with security concerns)
    3) No casting, at least not easily
    4) App controllers need to be on the same network as speakers; unless one has advanced networking skills
    5) Controllers for Windows and MacOS have limited functionality, no officially supported ‘Nix’ controller
    6) not DLNA friendly, more like Sonos is DLNA unfriendly

  27. GlennHD (verified owner)

    Only had this guy for a day before returning it… seems Google Home integration didn’t mean Speaker Groups. I guess I could’ve read the details more closely. It sounded great, looked great, easy to setup, it just didn’t do the one thing I needed. I could tell the Sonos to play X on Speaker group Y. I could tell my other devices to play X on the Sonos Move… but I couldn’t add the Sonos to any speaker group. So you would have to choose to either be using your Google speaker groups… or your Sonos. Thus, I would have to stream to either my 12-speaker whole house setup or just my Sonos. This is quite a terrible integration and Sonos knows it…

  28. Mullins (verified owner)

    This thing is a beast. It’s larger than I expected, at least twice as big as the sonos one speaker. That said, it feels solid and the notch in the back for carrying it around is well designed. Pretty expensive for a portable speaker, but I can’t deny that the sound quality is amazing. Truly amazing. We are even hearing sounds we never noticed before with familiar music.
    It was a gift for my husband and he loves taking it out in the yard, around bonfires, etc. The wifi connectivity has been really good as we have a fairly large property and there have been zero issues with connectivity. Great performance on the battery, too.
    One negative (other than the price) is that we find Alexa to be less responsive than what we are used to with our other Alexa devices (sonos one, echo) but it does work and it’s neat to be able to use Alexa outside.

  29. West (verified owner)

    Sonos Move.
    Top of the line portable/out door product.
    1. Stops working in cold weather
    2. No input jack to use without wireless, so great sound with a portable projector? Err, no sorry.
    3. But the BIG one is you have to connect ALL devices over WiFi network. This is just crazy considering the nature of this product. No one can link to it unless they’re in your living room.
    On the beach and want to play that song? No, no one can connect except over the original WiFi network.

    Every Bluetooth device on the planet is ready to pair except the Sonos Move? STUPID and crazy annoying. This unit will only work with your device unless you remembered to connect everyone else at your house. Really?

    This is an extremely poorly designed unit considering the business Sonos is in.

    Sounds great but if no one can connect and the battery doesn’t work in cold weather who cares?

    James NYC

  30. Jahunt5 (verified owner)

    Loved the sound but within 45 days the Move speaker would no longer charge. Tried to get a replacement shipped and returned the defective unit. After not hearing anything about my refundI called Amazon. They had no idea as to when I might get a replacement. I then requested a refund. 5 days later i have learned i was charged a 79.00 restocking fee!

    I call BS! Love Amazon and have Sonos throughout our home. Called Customer Service and was denied service! Shocked!!! .

    I rave about Amazon often and by thousands from them. Call was escalated where I asked for the 79.00 to be refunded or the refund cancelled. Daniel refused both options! Amazon you blew it today in my eyes!

    Will now write a letter to Patrick Spense President of Sonos and Jeff Bezos, Founder and President of Amazon.

  31. Brent (verified owner)

    This speaker breaks the mold in terms of portable WiFi/Bluetooth speakers. You can easily fill a room (or two) with loud, clear sound. The handle is wide and deep enough for easy, comfortable carrying, and the included cradle is convenient for charging.
    It is bigger and less portable than other less expensive portable Bluetooth speakers, but most others don’t have WiFi, and can’t come close to the sound quality. For portability around the house, it doesn’t really matter – the Move and can be conveniently moved from room to room, or to the yard, patio, pool, etc. Traveling beyond the home is where the Move becomes a bit inconvenient; however, this is mostly remedied if you use the carrying case (sold separately), which offers decent protection and a nice carrying handle.
    I haven’t tested the max battery life from one charge, but I’ve had this off its cradle playing music for about 8 hours without it running out of power.
    I use Alexa with it, which sometimes gets annoying playing music because Alexa will speak over the initial 5 or so seconds of the first song you try to play. Typically, I ask Alexa to start the song over. Also, the microphones on top don’t seem as sensitive as the Amazon Echo (2nd gen) – I find myself having to yell at the Move from my kitchen about 15 feet away, whereas the Amazon Echo could pick up my indoor voice from the same distance.

    Despite the minor Alexa annoyances, which are easily worked around, this is a fantastic speaker – I use it in my office, on my deck, in the bathroom while I’m showering (it’s IP56 rated – another plus), for podcasts, news, and music. It will soon be taking a trip to the beach with me (I recommend purchasing the carrying case – see above). Highly recommended.

    Update (7/14/2020): I’ve been reading a lot of reviews complaining that people can’t connect to the Move via Bluetooth. To initially connect to the Move via Bluetooth, you have to be connected to the same LAN (via WiFi) as the Move. Once the Move recognizes your device then you can connect via Bluetooth off WiFi. (The Move remembers the last 6 devices connected to it via Bluetooth). This is in the manual (RTFM) and I consider it a feature, as opposed to a limitation, since this prohibits random people from connecting to your Move and playing whatever they want. If, for example, you have more than 6 friends at the beach who all want to take turns connecting to your Move then some of them are out of luck. I’ve never been in a situation where a crowd of people wants to take turns connecting to my Move, so perhaps my perspective is limited, but my imagination isn’t, so I imagine I would allow as many as I could play music, and those that couldn’t directly connect could use someone else’s device.

  32. Ron Anthony Quinn (verified owner)

    We have had Sonos in our home for many, many years. We love them and they are a great speaker. We have One’s in nearly every room in our home and have been waiting for a wireless, outdoor speaker for a LONG time. Enter Move. What a great speaker, great battery life, and wonderful sound. They advertise it as durable and able to take small drops. NOT THE CASE. Today our Move, which is only a few weeks old, dropped about 25 onto a tile floor. Not a far drop and not a terribly hard floor.

    The end result? The top of the Move cracked and broke and the side speaker mesh caved in and is seriously dented. Just awful. I would expect a small drop like this would not have caused this much damage for a $400 outdoor speaker.

    Terribly upset.
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great speaker … Just don’t drop it

    By Ron Anthony Quinn on June 12, 2020
    We have had Sonos in our home for many, many years. We love them and they are a great speaker. We have One’s in nearly every room in our home and have been waiting for a wireless, outdoor speaker for a LONG time. Enter Move. What a great speaker, great battery life, and wonderful sound. They advertise it as durable and able to take small drops. NOT THE CASE. Today our Move, which is only a few weeks old, dropped about 25 onto a tile floor. Not a far drop and not a terribly hard floor.

    The end result? The top of the Move cracked and broke and the side speaker mesh caved in and is seriously dented. Just awful. I would expect a small drop like this would not have caused this much damage for a $400 outdoor speaker.

    Terribly upset.

  33. NJ Maven (verified owner)

    Splurged on this because my Beats Pill is good, but needed something with more power for the patio and pool area. Finding that I use it more in my house than anticipated, and really enjoy it outside. While it’s heavier than the Beats Pill, it’s not ridiculous. Very easy to pick up (built in handle) and move throughout my house. Agree with another reviewer that I’ll probably use more at home due to its size.
    I’d give 5 stars if it weren’t so expensive although great sound and product, very sturdy and clean lines. And it is a bit complicated the first time figuring out Bluetooth and WiFi pairings. Luckily I have teenagers in the house who helped me figure it out quickly.
    I also find myself listening to the Sonos Presents channels. Off to a good start and I’m excited to use it throughout summer work-from-home and backyard entertaining.

  34. eljeffe (verified owner)

    I have 8 Sonos speakers of all sizes, but this attempt for wireless has failed. I would not purchase this again even for half it’s price.

    1 – The speaker loses connectivity between songs. Sitting right next to the hotspot and in the same proximity to the wifi – it just forgets.
    2 – The volume resets comparative to the rest of the system between songs. I constantly had to readjust.
    3 – Battery life is terrible. I watched the life drain…per song…without the volume any higher than other Sonos speakers in my group.

    I used this as a deck speaker to work with the others on my system, but at this point I would rather just get a wired version and it it in – would work better.

  35. gary assassin (verified owner)

    OK, I know, it says about 12 hours on a full charge. I am ok with that. I am not going to be listening to it for 12 hours anyway. The problem I have is that I fully charged it after I used it all day. It was at 100%. I didn’t use it in a few days, it was off, yet it was down to 0%. There is no way it should lost battery power when not in use.
    My cellphone will last just under 2 days in normal use 4 days if I don’t use it or 12 days if I have it powered off. I expect this speaker to last 2 weeks if not used at all.
    That’s the bad. The good…the sound is so darn good. In this day and age, we are spending a lot of time in our yard instead of going elsewhere, so I wanted to pick up something to hear my 12,000+ song catalog from my PC and Spotify in the yard. I love the richness of the sound, the deep bass and the loud. I had no issued setting it up, it never lost wifi connectivity. I haven’t tried bluetooth as I have no need for it, at least not now.

    [edit – 7/27/2020]
    I raised it to 4 stars. I found that if you hold down the power button for 3-5 seconds, the speaker will power off fully, rather than go into a low power standby mode. Now it lasts about a week without using it. I don’t know what the fascination with product having no instructions anymore is. It started with my first iPod. Then video games. It’s like they want you to figure everything out yourself. Try finding a manual even on the Sonos site. None. it came with none, not even a link to digital instructions.

  36. dan potts (verified owner)

    I purchased this Sonos Move and their website states “Ultra Durable. Don’t worry about accidental drops or bumps. Move’s components are protected by a hard-wearing shock resistant case.”
    After calling Sonos and explaining that it fell off of a small end table much like what is shown on the website (Photo attached) they are not standing behind their product. In fact my 3 month old Sonos Move is being classified as “out of warranty.” Instead of replacing it, they said they would only give me 30% off of a new unit. So I guess that $399 unit will have to go out with the trash. Thanks Sonos as I plan to dedicate a website illustrating my Sonos experience and plan to give it a very high search engine rating.
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Sonos displays false advertising on their website.

    By dan potts on August 10, 2020
    I purchased this Sonos Move and their website states “Ultra Durable. Don’t worry about accidental drops or bumps. Move’s components are protected by a hard-wearing shock resistant case.”
    After calling Sonos and explaining that it fell off of a small end table much like what is shown on the website (Photo attached) they are not standing behind their product. In fact my 3 month old Sonos Move is being classified as “out of warranty.” Instead of replacing it, they said they would only give me 30% off of a new unit. So I guess that $399 unit will have to go out with the trash. Thanks Sonos as I plan to dedicate a website illustrating my Sonos experience and plan to give it a very high search engine rating.

  37. Daphne Brunache (verified owner)

    For the record, I also bought the somos 2 for 200 and I literally had the exact same problem with connection and Bluetooth. Call me stuck up, but a 400 dollar speaker that can’t connect to Bluetooth unless it’s connected to WiFi that won’t connect to WiFi and won’t work without a stupid App that took hours to “find” your speakers…… I call that trash.

    I eventually stalked their website. At which point I found out that they don’t have any actual solutions for their mounting issues other than factory resetting it and then offering a replacement when that doesn’t work. I told the rep over the phone that I’d be happy for a replacement but I’m going to return it after all.

    400 dollars. 3 buttons. And not a single thing to show for it.

    Actually. The sound is nice. But It’s not any better quality than the standard apple headphones. Just louder. How loud it could get is probably it’s best feature. Good for outside etc.

    And it’s heavy so it gives off a high quality feel (although, my sister hated how heavy it was and offered that if something is supposed to be portable, it should also not weigh a ton)

    Returning.

  38. Justin (verified owner)

    After doing a lot of research and waiting forever for the speaker to be back in stock, I decided to pull the trigger and purchase the Sonos Move. All the reviews made the unit out to be the best sounding bluetooth speaker on the market with outstanding durability and a good battery life. This was my first Sonos product and I was very excited to unbox it to hear the amazing sound quality that I had read so much about. What a huge disappointment… The sound was tinny and there was no bass whatsoever even after playing with the EQ in the Sonos app as well as the EQ settings on my phone.

    I had my Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 sitting right next to the Sonos Move and the sound quality from the Harman Kardon completely blew the Sonos Move away. I have several cheaper bluetooth speakers from other companies that also sound better than the Sonos Move. Not sure if I got a defective unit or what, but I sent the unit back a day after receiving it. I expected so much more from a speaker this expensive and carrying such a prestigious name.

  39. Lori S. (verified owner)

    Once you get it set up it works well but setting it up has been a pain in the neck. The instructions in the box don’t match the online manual. It took lots of troubleshooting to get it to work the first time. Then I moved it to a different home and went through it all again only that time I had other Sonos products in the home. Never got them all to play nicely with each other. Now I’m back in the first home. Same set up challenges. And then there’s Alexa…She worked beautifully the first time. The second house, she would tell me she was doing something but never actually did it. Back in the first house, I finally got her working again…for a day. I didn’t change anything but now she’s not working at all. In short, when it’s working properly it’s great but not sure it’s been worth all the hair pulling.

  40. Lannie A. (verified owner)

    Owners Manual.Page one. Connect to power, check. Download Sonos App, Check. Try to create new account. They say I have one already, I’ve never owned anything Sonos in my life. I can’t get the App to work (Yes I tried my other email address also). Red,white,blue and green lights flash at different times. I did see something about a solid white light is needed but I can’t get there. No one to talk to (they say no chat available). I don’t have time for their friends and family Let them help you BS. I did see where I can send a message to tech support, expect a three day to one week delay. Page three of install manual show where the three control buttons are on the back of the MOVE. Worthless! I wanted this for after Labor day For a long trip, I’m looking for something else now. Thanks SONOS!!!

  41. Amazon Customer (verified owner)

    First off, I am a big Sonos fan and have invested a lot in their ecosystem. It would also probably bias my review for the Move too favorably but I am going to provide my honest review/feedback on this speaker.

    First off, the sound is great with clear highs and lows. It is also extremely loud and can be heard throughout the entire property of a 1 acre lot when used outside. I also love that I can have it out in the blazing sun by the pool and not be worried that the machine would be ruined. The device is also heavy which makes the portability of it a bit limited. Its portability is also limited due to another big reason; it never fully shuts off.

    Apparently, there is a built in function of the Sonos Move that it is in sleep mode and never fully powered off even if you press the power button for 5 seconds rather than just pressing it quickly. This may be a huge deal breaker for some because if you travel far from your home (or charging base), most likely you will not have 100% of the battery to utilize since it constantly wakes up from its powered down state. If you look on Sonos forums, this is an issue that has persisted since this product was launched.

    I intend on keeping this speaker because it sounds great and is easy to move to different rooms in my home. However, I bought it for the primary reason to bring it camping or friend’s BBQs but will have to bring my charger along for those instances. I just wanted to stress this awake function because it may be a huge dealbreaker for some!

  42. MADWEB (verified owner)

     I want to mention that the Item was not new, but i trusted amazon that is same as new , like as they advertise.
    I do not ordered coz of cheaper price, it was to small difference from 399$ to378$, but was not on stock a new one.
    When i received were visible slighlty signs of scratches and when i powered up I play at medium volume all good, when i increase up to 70% the speaker start distort and bass was gone i culd hear very low sound and noises.
    The sound is good if no trouble with the speaker, hard to setup and connect, need app and many steps.

  43. Heister (verified owner)

    Sonos just keeps getting better and better. This speaker is the perfect hybrid for adding to your home system while having the ability to use it as an outdoor speaker. The quality of the sound makes any outdoor activity much better. Warning, you will quickly realize how you can’t go back to cheap bluetooth speakers anymore. In conclusion, all the quality of their indoor speakers with the abilities of a wireless/outdoor one.
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Finally, the perfect speaker.

    By Heister on November 4, 2020
    Sonos just keeps getting better and better. This speaker is the perfect hybrid for adding to your home system while having the ability to use it as an outdoor speaker. The quality of the sound makes any outdoor activity much better. Warning, you will quickly realize how you can’t go back to cheap bluetooth speakers anymore. In conclusion, all the quality of their indoor speakers with the abilities of a wireless/outdoor one.

  44. Mr. Mike (verified owner)

    I purchased two of these along with a Sonos Beam. I wanted to use these outside in the backyard so I bought two. I was comparing with these large boombox type speakers from SONY but decided to go with these for portability. I have to say, we use these things every day. Outside, one speaker is sufficient and very high quality. Inside the sound between the speakers is spot on, very clear and easy to use. The app is also surprisingly not only easy to use, but has more simple features such as alarm to music, synchronizing, and volume control, and 3rd party audio control.

    I definitely recommend these, and want to see more from Sonos. Worth every penny.

  45. Tito Lover (verified owner)

    Pros:
    1. Great sound from a small speaker
    2. Portable
    3: Decent battery life

    Cons:
    1. Numerous connectivity issues
    2. Poor tech support
    3. Inability to connect to Sonos mesh network and instead rely on your home wi-fi
    4. Can’t be used a rear speakers in a surround environment

    I have been a Sonos fan since I bought my first Zoneplayer in 2006. And since then, I’ve faithfully added nearly every new product they’ve come up with. Soundbars (two of them), the Sonos 1, Sonos 3, and the Sonos 5. But since all of these require a power outlet to work, I couldn’t take my Sonos outside. Until the Sonos Move came along.

    It was a dream come true. Sonos on the go! No more running wires to my backyard, and bringing in the Zoneplayer in case of rain.

    Unfortunately my experience with the Move has been a nightmare.

    One of the things I loved about Sonos is it operated on it’s own proprietary network. Back in 2006, when wireless routers weren’t as easy to set up as they are today, this was a lifesaver. I am a pretty technical guy, but I wasn’t looking forward to having to troubleshoot connectivity issues but thankfully I never had to. Until now.

    You see, the Move doesn’t work on the Sonos mesh network – it works on your home wi-fi.

    This comes with a number of issues:

    1. If you live in a densely populated neighborhood like I do, there are lots of errant wi-fi signals bouncing around. And Sonos is not picky about which network it jumps on apparently. It seems to like to grab a network other than mine about 50% of the time. Meaning – Sonos doesn’t find the Move speaker on my network, and therefore, it doesn’t show up in my controller, or if it’s there from when it was online before, and you go to play it, it craps out.

    2. Since it’s a PORTABLE speaker, you’d think the team at Sonos would think about how that might impact those of us who don’t have wi-fi nodes throughout our backyard. Since my router is on the top floor of the front of my house, and my backyard is well (duh) in the backyard on the first floor, it’s a long way to the router. I have the Google system and have added hubs but still, the signal can be a sketchy in the corner of backyard where our lounge chairs are. So, here we have a portable speaker that can’t connect to the network. Not good.

    3. And since it’s not on the mesh network, you can’t use them as read speakers with your Sonos soundbar. A HUGE miss by Sonos. My living room isn’t set up to run wires to the rear of the room, and we have a vaulted ceiling so you can’t even run it through the rafters.

    Next is the issue of tech support.

    Before Sonos went public and had to kiss up to Wall Street, the team who worked there was AMAZING. These folks knew their stuff, and you could get a human on the phone in minutes.

    Today, you get Level 1 support that you have to wait on hold for an hour (or more) to talk to. And if you go the chat route, it’s hard to keep typing while you’re under your desk, or in your credenza with plugs and wires you’re trying to manage to pull out and do what they’re telling you.

    If I had to guess, I’d say I’ve spent nearly $5,000 on Sonos products and I can’t get decent support? I feel like there should be a note on my account that says treat this guy right – he’s been with us since the beginning.

    Nope.

    Their solution 100% of the time? Unplug it and plug it back in. Oh, that didn’t work? Sorry. Don’t know what to tell you.

    Profits over people, eh Sonos? .

    To sum it up:
    Save yourself the frustration and look elsewhere I am kicking myself I spent this much on these things, only to be as frustrated as I am. Not to mention the hours of my life I won’t get back when I should have been enjoying music, instead of trying to self-troubleshoot.

    A+ idea, D- on execution.

  46. H-buck (verified owner)

    Sounds as good as my older Sonos Play3. Not as good as a good wired speaker system but close. The volume of the voice assistant (Google or Alexa) is fixed at an obnoxious high level and cannot be changed no matter where the music level is set. This defeats one of the main selling points for me since I had to just turn it off completely and go back to using my Google Home Mini. The Bluetooth is another good selling point but be aware that this speaker is fairly large and heavy so while you might carry it out to your porch or yard you won’t be throwing it in your backpack or workout bag to go out and about.

  47. David Donovan (verified owner)

    Aside from looking and sounded amazing, this is the worst piece of tech I own. The connectivity is spotty at best! The battery life is terrible. The user interface is something out of a 1970s stereo instruction manual. Every other piece of Bluetooth and WiFi tech I own is somewhat user friendly and self intuitive, this is awful. The app isn’t even worth talking about because it plain does not work.

  48. NomDePlume (verified owner)

    Updated review, 10/2/2021: I now get constant ads, from Sonos, on my various music sources — internet radio, Pandora, etc. Sonos interrupts my music in the middle of a song, to play their ads. The only ad-free music I can listen to is my own library — and I’m sure Sonos will tap into that, soon enough.

    I paid a fortune for this equipment, and Sonos has wrecked my music. **** you, Sonos. Do not buy any Sonos product.

    Previous review:

    _____________________________________________

    I love the Move speaker, I love all my Sonos Gear, but I’m starting to really hate Sonos.

    Five stars for the Move speaker — it’s everything I expected. Great sound; it works perfectly with the rest of the Sonos stuff in my house: it moves from the back porch to the bathroom and sounds great; battery life appears to be as advertised, 10-11 hours. Bluetooth works fine, and switching back and forth between bluetooth and wifi is fairly easy. Initial setup was a snap — but I had to use a friend’s phone, because the setup functions require Android 7 or higher (see below).

    This is another outstanding Sonos product — it’s too dang expensive, even on sale, but I bought one anyway (obviously).

    So what’s my beef with Sonos? Two words: commercials, and orphaned.

    1) Commercials: Sonos now runs advertising when you start, or resume, a session with an internet radio station. They haven’t started yet with Pandora, but I’m sure they will. This sucks, and I despise Sonos for doing it. I paid a blue bloody fortune for their equipment, and now they’re going to sponge advertising revenue off me?

    2) Orphaned: All my gear — about $1800 worth of Connect amplifier and Play 1’s and Play 3’s and even the brand-new Move — they’re orphans, all of them. Sonos is phasing in their next generation of products, called S2, and it’s completely incompatible with the first generation, S1, which is the stuff I own. S1 and S2 Sonos equipment absolutely will not run together on the same system. If I want to expand my Sonos system after S1 equipment is no longer available, I’ll have to box up ALL of my current equipment, and start over from scratch. Hey Sonos — I promise that that ain’t gonna happen.

    Here’s what really worries me — will Sonos, one of these days, decide it’s in their best interest to pull the plug on my S1 gear? We will no longer provide service to your S1 equipment; please throw it away and buy S2 equipment. Hey Sonos — I solemnly promise that that ain’t gonna happen, ever. If Sonos bricks my gear, and I’m betting they will, that will be the end of Sonos, for me.

    One more problem, mentioned above — the app won’t run on old versions of Android. The Sonos app on my my Android 6 phone won’t access the setup functions. Every other wifi-connected device I own — video doorbells, security system, guitar amplifiers, etc. etc. — can access wifi settings on my phone, but not Sonos — oh no, they’re too special. Sonos expects me to upgrade my phone to play catch-up with their app.

    Bottom line: I love my Sonos gear, but I’m starting to really hate Sonos itself. I can no longer recommend that you spend the beaucoup bucks that this stuff costs. No matter what you buy, even S2, there’s a good chance that someday Sonos will brick it. Buy something else.

  49. SoHo Babe (verified owner)

    My family room has, for years, been connected to Sonos speakers for music and video. So I was aware of the quality behind Sonos products. When I decided to move past my old computer speakers for something that would serve my bedroom/office setup, I decided to buy the Move. I considered Apple’s Homepod, since I already exist in that environment, but there are few things that are important to me in this regard that Sonos does way-better. It’s ease of use in accessing other audio services, it has optional alarm settings that Homepod does not, It’s portability allows me to carry it anywhere in my home- including my terrace, and finally, it’s Bluetooth and Airplay 2 features work flawlessly with my computer and streaming devices.

    Oh, and I can group the audio with my existing Sonos system. I guess this was a no-brainer, but I was still pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoy this device.

  50. Finch (verified owner)

    If it worked consistently it might be good. The whole Sonos system is buggy now. I have five other Sonos speakers and over the years the app and service has been getting worse and worse. Here are a few of the problems that happen randomly:
    Music pauses for no reason
    Music cuts out randomly
    Volume goes up and down for no reason
    A song will jump back a minute and start playing it over!
    I’ve had it restart a series of songs before!
    If you have two paired, one will cut out while the other plays randomly.
    Sometimes one speaker in one room will play while others stop
    Buttons don’t respond
    App doesn’t respond
    You press the pause/play button and there’s a 5-15 second delay. Sometimes nothing happens and you have to try again!
    NOW this is a recent thing, you can’t have your speakers start playing whatever they were playing before by pressing the play button. It will only work if you have the app open. (I think. It’s impossible to say because of all the previous problems)

    Anyways I’ll cut it short there. That’s probably half of the issues. I’ve contacted support and they’re no help. As time goes on it gets worse. I thought I would try this to see if it was different. Nope it’s not just my old play:1s and Sonos ones. Even this brand new $400 piece has all the same issues!

    I wish I could go back and never buy any Sonos products. Luckily I can still return this one!

    TLDR don’t buy this!

    Update: had problems again and decided to add a photo of something that happened randomly for no reason. No solution except rebooting all devices and hoping the app will work. Maybe rebooting phone too…
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Terrible service for such an expensive speaker

    By Finch on December 8, 2020
    If it worked consistently it might be good. The whole Sonos system is buggy now. I have five other Sonos speakers and over the years the app and service has been getting worse and worse. Here are a few of the problems that happen randomly:
    Music pauses for no reason
    Music cuts out randomly
    Volume goes up and down for no reason
    A song will jump back a minute and start playing it over!
    I’ve had it restart a series of songs before!
    If you have two paired, one will cut out while the other plays randomly.
    Sometimes one speaker in one room will play while others stop
    Buttons don’t respond
    App doesn’t respond
    You press the pause/play button and there’s a 5-15 second delay. Sometimes nothing happens and you have to try again!
    NOW this is a recent thing, you can’t have your speakers start playing whatever they were playing before by pressing the play button. It will only work if you have the app open. (I think. It’s impossible to say because of all the previous problems)

    Anyways I’ll cut it short there. That’s probably half of the issues. I’ve contacted support and they’re no help. As time goes on it gets worse. I thought I would try this to see if it was different. Nope it’s not just my old play:1s and Sonos ones. Even this brand new $400 piece has all the same issues!

    I wish I could go back and never buy any Sonos products. Luckily I can still return this one!

    TLDR don’t buy this!

    Update: had problems again and decided to add a photo of something that happened randomly for no reason. No solution except rebooting all devices and hoping the app will work. Maybe rebooting phone too…

  51. cory s (verified owner)

    I bought this speaker after doing a lot of research. I own other Sonos products and love them. This speaker however didn’t measure up in almost every way. The syncing with Bluetooth seemed needlessly difficult and unlike almost every other device I have used. But once this is accomplished, the main issue becomes clear. The battery life is horrible. Part of the reason I bought this was my experience with other products made by Sonos. I assumed this would be a big step up from the other portable speakers I have used. It sounds good, but not for the large price difference compared to most other speakers. But back to the battery life, maybe I just got a lemon. I haven’t read much about battery issues with this speaker. Fortunately, I never took it away from my house. It simply holds very little of its charge. Had I actually taken it somewhere that I needed to rely on just the battery, it would have been even more disappointing. Perhaps this is my fault in a way as I assumed the speaker would have a larger battery given how big it is. Either way, portability is really not an option. I do love Sonos and I won’t let this deter me from soundbars and other speakers made by them. It simply may have been unique to my speaker. The Bluetooth could work better though and that is mainly a software issue. If you plan to be around an outlet and don’t want to travel with the speaker, you will probably be pretty satisfied. It does sound good. It is just important to temper expectations.

  52. mamaian (verified owner)

    Solid bass and bright highs from a transportable speaker with good battery life. Can’t go wrong with this one. I love the charging is possible on the base or over usb-c. Good Spotify integration of you start up the sonos app first. I really enjoy this model, and plan to invest in some more Sonos speakers for the other rooms in my house.

    I waited for the Black Friday sale to pick up the Move for $300, but now that I’m confident in the brand I don’t need to wait to pickup some Sonos Ones for my living room.

    Update: turns out the usb-c charging doesn’t work well, so downgrading to 3 stars because that will be important for some. I’ve tried multiple usb cords on 1A, 2A, fast chargers, slow chargers and can’t find one that works. You can MOVE it off the base, but only until the battery dies. Very frustrating.

  53. JMan (verified owner)

    I have many Sonos speakers but held off getting it until the price dropped a hundred off. A bit pricey at full value but it’s worth getting if you find a discounted deal which happens once or twice a year. I did the research on this when it first came out including against other higher end smart speakers but debated on getting this vs Sonos One to fill gaps in in my whole house system. It sounds great, maybe more like the Sonos 3 vs One but its on that level sound quality that makes this shine with the added bonus of portability and handle makes it easy to move around. The battery will last you all day before it’ll need a charge. If you just want a bluetooth smart speaker that doesnt stream (Spotify) or have the Sonos ecosystem then look at the cheaper options (Google & Apple).

    Also, just be aware if you want to use USB C to charge it you’ll likely need a hefty power brick of at least 45 watts. Your wimpy phone chargers won’t work. I had to use my Lenovo laptop charger that uses USB C since none of my other device chargers put out enough watts to charge it.

  54. SeeWhy (verified owner)

    Pros:
    Compact and easy to move around form factor with built in handle
    Very good sound quality for its size
    Easy to setup
    Recharge cradle connects easily for charging
    Carrying bag included

    Cons:
    Battery life seems limited, needs recharging after each use
    Recharge cradle power cord connection is not a great design and needs to be treated with care, not to break-off cradle when transporting around or tossing in a bag for transit
    The carrying bag included doesn’t allow for cradle transport
    The power and Bluetooth connect buttons on the rear are not easily identified
    The Sonos app becomes somewhat redundant or useless after setup as far as I can tell unless you are using multiple device sources of entertainment, but I just use my iPad as the controller for all

  55. Carl from Columbus Oh (verified owner)

    We use the Sonos Move in out kitchen/Family room area. Most of the time it is connected via wi-fi and we routinely use the Alexa app. We periodically use a TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver to send sound from our stereo headphone jack or a video projector to the speaker. The sound quality is superb in both modes. We have used the Move for up to 6 hours in battery power with no problems. Most of the time it is plugged into the base. I replaced two floor size stereo speakers in my family room with the Move. Granted they were old and one at times had a scratchy sound but I am completely satisfied with the Move sound quality. This summer we will be using the Move on the patio. The ruggedness and portability is what sold us on buying this unit. No regrets and the Black Friday price made it an outstanding purchase.

  56. Benjamin Dallin (verified owner)

    I was excited about this item since it functions both as a smart speaker and also as a portable Bluetooth speaker, although it’s size and weight might make this impractical for many purposes.
    The setup process took some time but overall was not too difficult.
    I would have much preferred if the speaker had a physical volume button. I am blind, and therefore unable to use the supposedly convenient touch controls on the top of the unit. While the volume can be controlled with the Sonos app or issuing the command, would it have been such an inconvenience to just put a volume button on the back panel? For the price of this unit, it’s not a lot to ask to accommodate users who can’t use a touch control, or who just prefer a physical button that doesn’t require you to look at it.
    The sound quality is good, but for the price you should expect nothing less, and it’s not enough to cover for the problems I’ve been experiencing.
    I am so far unable to get my Sonos to reliably stream music with Alexa. I use Apple music as my default music service. It works fine with my old Amazon Echo, but know luck with my Sonos move. At first I could get it to play individual songs by asking, but no luck when issuing commands to play specific radio stations. Furthermore, it was only capable of playing one song at a time. Even if issuing a command to play rock music, you would just get one song. Then it would go silent.
    The next day, it stopped playing music altogether. It would simply tell you it was going to play the song you asked for, and then nothing!
    After a few hours of research and a call to Sonos Customer Care, I went through the laborious process of disabling the Sonos skill in Alexa, deregistering the speaker from Alexa, removing Alexa as the Voice service from Sonos, and closing both Sonos and Alexa Apps. After reenabling everything and signing back in, the problem seemed to be fixed temporarily, but now I’m back to not being able to play radio stations, and only being able to play one song at a time without reissuing a command. Maybe tomorrow I’ll be back to no music at all.
    It looks like I will need to contact Sonos again, and for the price of this speaker, I am currently a very dissatisfied customer. At this point I’m thinking I would have been better off with a Home pod, even though it isn’t portable. I can’t recommend the Sonos Move at this time.

  57. JB1997 (verified owner)

    I have known Sonus speaker products for decades and they were always considered a higher end audio company. I recently purchased the Sonus Move and I am extremely disappointed, especially for the price paid. The sound quality in my opinion is sub-standard with very little lows and too much highs. I have tried continuously to contact Sonus for support and guidance, yet they never responded over the course of a month of trying. The Wi-Fi feature is an excellent idea, except with the Sonus Move, it’s extremely difficult to connect. The Sonus App is pretty much useless. Since Sonus never responded to any of my attempts for support, I don’t use the App and again I feel like I paid too much money for a surprisingly sub-standard product and useless App. I will be contacting Amazon about a return/exchange for another highly ranked speaker brand and hopefully, that choice will prove to be worth the investment. Product is white, stylish, and makes noise that should be considered music, but not with the Sonus Move. If your looking at the Sonus Move, save yourself the disappointment and choose a better quality product.
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    The Sonus Move Speaker Is Very Disappointing

    By JB1997 on March 26, 2021
    I have known Sonus speaker products for decades and they were always considered a higher end audio company. I recently purchased the Sonus Move and I am extremely disappointed, especially for the price paid. The sound quality in my opinion is sub-standard with very little lows and too much highs. I have tried continuously to contact Sonus for support and guidance, yet they never responded over the course of a month of trying. The Wi-Fi feature is an excellent idea, except with the Sonus Move, it’s extremely difficult to connect. The Sonus App is pretty much useless. Since Sonus never responded to any of my attempts for support, I don’t use the App and again I feel like I paid too much money for a surprisingly sub-standard product and useless App. I will be contacting Amazon about a return/exchange for another highly ranked speaker brand and hopefully, that choice will prove to be worth the investment. Product is white, stylish, and makes noise that should be considered music, but not with the Sonus Move. If your looking at the Sonus Move, save yourself the disappointment and choose a better quality product.

  58. WhatAboutBob (verified owner)

    I bought this during last year’s amazon days. My house is loaded with Sonos, everything from 1st gen to the recent alexa ones. Since I was an early adopter of Sonos and do not want to throw away good working electronics into a landfill before they expire I was concerned to learn that Sonos was coming out with a new controller software v2, which would make most of my products unusable. Fortunately with feedback from myself and many others, Sonos rethought that policy and is keeping v1 around. When I heard of the Sonos Move, I thought it was going to be a v2 only device. After a buddy was bragging about how good it sounded, I asked him if you could run it on v1 and advised you can.

    Fast forward to 2020 Amazon Days and I got it. I have it in the dining room, but like the idea that I can take it outside. The sound is very impressive for a smallish type speaker. Please note, I used to take out my very large Bose Waveguide and needed to bring the Sonos ZP-80 head which required 10 x D cells for the Waveguide (or AC outlet) and an AC outlet for the ZP-80.

    In addition to sounding great and have good range from the Sonos Mesh network, the battery life is exceptionally good. I have tried the bluetooth and that connectivity works, but we use it mainly thru the sonos mesh, either listening to my music library, SiriusXM , Pandora, or Wolfgang’s Vault. There are more streaming services than that available thru the Sonos Ecosphere, but that’s what I use.

    I have not taken it to the beach yet, still use the Bose Mini for that duty.

  59. Michael L. McDade (verified owner)

    Ok, I have had it just for a couple of weeks. Sound is great & rich bass. The Sonos app is clunky at best. I usually just use the Amazon or Apple Music app from my phone and use Airplay. The Alexa function is good and I do on occasion just tell it to play one of my playlists. But then I can’t use my apple watch to skip or change the volume like I can when using the app from the phone. I like that better than telling Alex to skip or change volume. The charging base ring is great as well as the handle to carry it around.

    Things they need to change:
    Why is the volume down & up labeled the same. Duh! Why didn’t they just use a – & + sign instead!
    The should have added a FF << and >> RR button on the top as well. Swipe does not work as well.
    The Power, Mode button and Join button should all be in the front. I would put them along the bottom of the speaker. From left to right I would put the Power Button, Join Button, then mode button. I should not have to turn it around to get at these!

    I will update when I have it for a longer period of time.

  60. marksman (verified owner)

    Dumb incredibly complex engineering
    I just spent an excruciating 1 1/2 hours with a very nice competent patient Sonos Tech named Pat trying to get my move speaker to work on my vacation home network along with two other sonos speakers that are resident here only to find they must be on two different systems which strikes me as completely unacceptable dumb engineering. I find I regret ever getting involved with Sonos as my limited computer skills are clearly not up to the confusing complexities of their obtuse engineering and computer interfaces I find it very confusing trying to get any of the speakers to play the music I want as another problem. The sound’s great but I’m sorry I ever bought into their ultra complex user unfriendly system.Fortunatly I now have an Alexa system that works fine. I’ll give this mess to my kids.

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Questions and answers of the customers

  1. A Follow the instructions...if I can do it, anyone can.
  2. A Yes, Apple music can be added directly to your Sonos system as a music service or you can play to this speaker when paired with a device running the Apple Music app over Bluetooth.
  3. A While you can control Sonos products with Amazon Alexa and this speaker can have Alexa added as an integrated voice assistant, multi-room audio with third party products is not currently supported.
  4. A The Move can be grouped with any other Sonos player when they are acting as part of the same Sonos system, but it can not stereo pair with a Sonos One.
  5. A Move sits next to our swimming pool and hot tub and will continue to play crystal music.
  6. A Not recommended. Get the beam for the TV. It sounds better for vocal range and is the same price as the move. It sounds incredible and so does the move. Beam for tv and move for music.
  7. A The benefit of the move is that it is both WiFi and Bluetooth enabled. Of course you can buy and return if you don’t like the sound, but Sonos is also AirPlay 2 compatible. I don’t. Know if the B and O is. Plus the Sonia is more rugged. It’s got an IP rating of IP56. b and o usually is very stylish but expensive for the sound you get. Sonos has great sound and is pretty loud. Enjoy your listening!
  8. A With the battery, the Move weighs 6.6lbs or 3kg.
  9. A You can use the “YouTube” music app on Sonos.
  10. A Yes. I have newer Sonos Ones as well as Legacy models and it pairs with them all.
  11. A If your mesh network is advertised for WiFi discovery, it probably will. I have two WiFi broadcasts (at different MgHz) and it sees them and I can choose which to connect to. The connection comes from the phone app, so if your other devices can connect to that I'd expect the Move to be no exception.
  12. A No. The Sonos Move is not designed for home theater, and does not have an audio-in port. We would recommend looking into the Sonos Beam, Playbar, or Arc, all of which are built specifically with TV playback in mind.
  13. A The charging base is not waterproof and while the speaker is weather resistant, I am not sure it would be ideal as a permanent fixture outside.
  14. A I assume Jordan uses the European outlet standard. You will need an adapter to allow you to plug an American plug into a European outlet.
  15. A I believe it can but it will not pair with my first generation play 5 or my connect device....I need to correct my earlier review, and you can use the new Sonos controller with Move.....Sonos wants users to upgrade all their products, which I refuse to do. Currently, I am using move only as a Bluetooth speaker and I have spent more than an hour on the phone with Sonos support to try to get Move on the Si controller. My advice is not to buy this product, and I have missed the return window with Amazon. It is possible to split your system between the old SI controlled products, and the new controller products, but you will need 2 different Spotify accounts. Good luck!
  16. A works with bothand on a good day I can get it to work with Siri with my Apple TV because it has airplay 2
  17. A Well I cannot say that this is the definitive answer, I have enabled drop-in in my Alexa app, and none of my Alexa-enabled Sonos devices show as available drop-in devices (including the Move).
  18. A I'd say it's well balanced. It handles bass well, but I wouldn't say it's got bass like a sub-woofer. I'm sure the Sonos website has the technical specs on the frequency ranges.
  19. A Si claro q si
  20. A Yes, it is AirPlay Compatible and is a listed option on my Mac (as are my other Airplay-compatible Sonos devices).
  21. A Yes it does! The sound is AMAZING and I am about to purchase my second one and pair them for my backyard this summer!
  22. A If you have the Sonos app on your Mac, then Yes.
  23. A I have not tried the Bluetooth function on one even though I have two moves. Good question would like to know the answer.
  24. A Yes .. but it’s a portable speaker so once you move it you will have to reset your system again ... Sonos makes less expensive speakers that are not portable and better suited for home theater
  25. A or get REAL internet service.... if you can’t afford it then maybe you should not be buying a $400 speaker
  26. A You can use any music source through the bluetooth feature
  27. A I am guessing the reason why it is more expensive is because Sonos thinks that people would be willing to pay that price. I think most of their products are overpriced but they sure are nice. A couple features that make this different from the one, battery and charger, switchable Bluetooth and WiFi, water resistant and auto room tuning. Being able to move it to a place you need it is great. I wish it came with a travel bag.
  28. A No. It comes with it’s own charging base.
  29. A Yes, in the Sonos app you have complete control of the speaker... Bass, Treble, Loudness. It’s also equipped with an auto tune feature, that automatically tweaks the sound of the speaker depending on where you place it.
  30. A I admire your restraint for you & all your family members and guests leave their phones in a Faraday cage at the foot of your driveway before entering your house. Kidding aside, the move has a slick design and trying to neuter the mic would deface it quite a bit. May not affect the sound, however not having the mic would prevent the speaker's smarts of making sure all sound is equally distributed in a room with multiple speakers, and ensuring there's no echo or lag. If (and that's a big IF) you trust the software to disable Alexa and other mic functions, as there is control for, then you won't be snooped on. But software can be manipulated by anyone, a physical disconnect can't, so I appreciate the question. I was concerned myself. For what it's worth, monitoring egress traffic from the speaker hasn't revealed much transmission.... Certainly not enough to stream or batch voice snippets. I'd suggest some tight firewall rules to be on the safe side.
  31. A It’s the price for one. However, it’s much larger than a conventional bluetooth speaker
  32. A Unlikely. They can act as a group in a "room" when they are streaming from wifi, via Sonos service bridge. But if you are going to use it as a Bluetooth speaker (which I am assuming is how you intend to connect to your surface), it's likely a 1:1 relationship. You be able to have multiple speakers paired to your surface as 1:1, but in your conf app (Skype? Zoom? WebEx?), You'll only be about to choose one of the paired devices. I am unsure whether you can use a single move speaker as a conf device.... I haven't tried. I *think* the mic is only used for accoustic feedback measures, and Alexa (and of course the more obvious being spied on), but maybe it works as a speaker phone (??).Not an authorative answer, but based on my understanding of the components involved, it's highly unlikely to light up a big conf room in a seamless, coordinated way. But I wouldn't let that stop you from expensing a few anyway.... ;)
  33. A If the aforementioned are disabled, only the Sonos devices can be used via the Sonos app
  34. A Heavier than other portable Bluetooth speakers like the UE Boom but not terribly heavy.
  35. A No. It has contact points that connect when on its charging base. There is no way to plug any type of cable into it. To have it charge continuously you must leave it on its base.
  36. A The Sonos Move supports AirPlay 2. It can be used with Bluetooth or WiFi... it’s a very versatile speaker... also drop proof and water proof.
  37. A The documentation indicates they support this, I haven't tried it myself.
  38. A I have Amazon music; I don't think it matters what platform you use; I've played also from my local music library and noticed no difference in sound quality.
  39. A very high you will not be able to turn it up on full volume with out disturbing others
  40. A Hello. If your Chromebook has Bluetooth, then yes.
  41. A It’s a ring that the speaker itself rests on, so as long as it’s on a flat surface, it should be fine. There are two metal prongs that make contact with the speaker to charge, so avoid submerging it.
  42. A Using voice assistants like Alexa or the Google Assistant with Move is optional and requires additional steps to activate.
  43. A No. This speaker is not surround capable with other Sonos speakers.
  44. A Yes. Simply touch the microphone icon and the light will turn off indicating that the microphones are inactive. The light is hardwired so you know that the microphones are only active when it is illuminated. Any feature using the microphones, including Sonos’ new Automatic Trueplay tuning, will show the light being on when the microphones are in use.
  45. A Sonos does not publish frequency response information for any of our products, as our propriety acoustic designs were created for great sound throughout your home and not for high laboratory test results. We designed the Move with an ultra-wide soundstage and deep, rich bass for optimal outdoor listening.
  46. A It is an all in one transformer with its own power cable with a wire that leads to an open oval ring that perfectly follows the bottom contours of the Move. The move sits within the charging ring on the surface of what ever surface the move is placed. There are two metal contact points between the charger ring and the back bottom of the unit. I think you would have to purchase the entire extra charging unit from SONOS if you want more then one.
  47. A Bose makes some great products but Sonos has been making wireless streaming speakers since 2001. The sound quality of Sonos is typically superior to comparable Bose products.
  48. A Two Moves can be paired only if they are connected to WiFi. If you are using bluetooth only pairing is not an option.
  49. A The sound is directional, and the best performance is at the front, but it is definitely the best of the entire Sonos speaker series. I'd say you get about 270 degrees.
  50. A The Sonos Move does not include line-in ports.
  51. A While the battery is replaceable, you won’t need to replace it for a while. In time, Sonos will provide replaceable batteries for customers.
  52. A When Move begins charging, the LED on the front will turn amber. After about 10 seconds, the light will turn off but Move will continue charging. When Move is running low on battery, the power LED pulses orange. When using WiFi, you can check battery life by looking in the Sonos app.
  53. A Yes. Simply tap the microphone icon to disable the microphones. The mic light is hardwired to the microphones - any feature using the microphones will display the mic light to indicate that the microphones are in use.
  54. A Our team designed the chemistry of the battery with this exact situation – the battery will not see faster degradation if always plugged in or charging.
  55. A When only bluetooth is available you can only connect to one Sonos Move. When connected by wi-fi you can connect to multiple units as well as set two Move's up as a stereo pair.
  56. A The move includes a custom rechargeable battery.
  57. A The Move can be fully charged on the charging base in two hours.
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