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Sonos Move Review Rundown

Sonos | Published on 29 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Sonos Move
  • Excellent Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Excellent battery life
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Doesn't sound as loud as the Sonos Play:5

Summary

Sonos Move delivers superb portable sound in a package that can survive just about anything you can throw at it. It is a portable and Bluetooth speaker in one, and as long as you don't mind moving it from place to place, could serve the same purpose as two Sonos speakers.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
At 9.44 inches tall and 6.6 pounds, the Move is significantly larger than the Sonos One. It's Wi-Fi-enabled and can be linked to other Sonos speakers in your home system. Its sound isn't big enough to power an outdoor dance party, but it will fill a patio with music.
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Pros[**]
  • Tough, durable exterior
  • Works with a wide variety of music genres
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Sonos Move weighs 6.6 pounds, making it over two pounds heavier than a Sonos One. In June 2020, Sonos announced that in addition to the Move's debut matte black finish, a new matte-white color will be added. The microphone array on the Move has so far proven more sensitive than that of the SonOS One.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Easy-to-use mic array
  • Auto Trueplay
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

expertreviews[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
At £399, the Sonos Move is quite the investment and places it firmly at the premium end of the smart speaker market. It's pricier than an Amazon Echo Studio (£190) and it also costs more than a stereo pair of Sonos One speakers. None of these rivals are particularly portable, however, and they lack the built-in battery of theSonos Move.
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Pros[**]
  • Easy-to-use app
  • Supports both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Works with Alexa and Airplay 2
Cons[**]
  • Lacks built-in battery

nextpit[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Nextpit have found the following[***]:
The Sonos Move is a powerful smart speaker designed to be taken on the go. It's the first Sonos speaker that has been built for both outdoor and indoor use. The speaker features two Class-D digital amplifiers, one downward-firing tweeter, and one mid-woofer. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are built right in.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive sound quality
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
At $399, the Sonos Move is far from cheap, but it delivers powerful audio in a battery-powered, outdoor-friendly design. It's quite large for a portable speaker, but its size allows it to deliver some serious bass depth. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support can be added through the app, after which you can control the speaker by voice.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful audio performance with sculpted, bass-forward sound signature
  • Easy to use and use
  • Built-in battery
Cons[**]
  • Not for purists

rtings[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The Sonos Move is a good all-around portable speaker that has a well-balanced sound profile suitable for a wide variety of content. The Sonos has a more balanced sound profile, supports built-in voice assistants, and has a better companion app. It's a better speaker overall than the Amazon Echo Gen 4, as it can understand your voice commands better in noisy environments.
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Pros[**]
  • Good sound profile
  • Works with multiple Sonos speakers at once
  • Supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Cons[**]
  • Doesn't include built-in voice assistant

techadvisor[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The Sonos Move is a portable and Bluetooth speaker in one. It can serve the same purpose as two Sonos speakers so we think it's pretty good value. This is the first Sonos speaker with Auto Trueplay, an existing feature which normally involves walking round your room with a phone to profile the space. The Move is loud so it can serve well as an outdoor speaker for parties in large gardens or if you take it to the park.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive sound quality
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant
Cons[**]
  • Can't be moved around

techradar[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
Sonos Move offers on-the-go Bluetooth play, as well as integrating with a multi-room networked speaker system over Wi-Fi. At close to 3kg, you can lift the Sonos Move with ease, but you wouldn't want to carry it around for too long. Sonos also claims that it can withstand extremes of cold and heat – so whether your party is in the desert or the middle of a snowstorm.
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Pros[**]
  • On-the-go Bluetooth play
  • Excellent range
  • Easy to carry around
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
Sonos Move sports a new Sonos technology called Auto TruePlay, which uses microphones to automatically tune the speaker for its surroundings. Bluetooth control and 11 hours of battery life make it a worthy portable version of the stellar Sonos One. The Sonos Move offers 100 streaming services controlled from the Sonos app or with Apple AirPlay 2.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Built-in battery
  • Auto TruePlay works with Alexa and Google Assistant
Cons[**]
  • Doesn't support calling or Alexa Drop-In

trustedreviews[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
Sonos Move is the company's first Bluetooth speaker. Despite its attempts at portability, I'm still unsure as to whether it's a speaker you'd want to take out of the house. Compared to the Marshall Tufton speaker, the Move has plenty more detail than its “outdoor” counterpart, with a sound that's cleaner, more precise and after a considerable amount of testing, more in the realms of neutrality.
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Pros[**]
  • Compact and portable
  • Easy to use
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

whathifi[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
Sonos Move is as much a Sonos wi-fi speaker as those before it. You get network music streaming, multi-room and voice assistant. But it also goes where no Sonos speaker has gone before by boasting a built-in battery and Bluetooth. It is relatively tall (24cm) and heavy (3kg) compared to the majority of Bluetooth speakers.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent Wi-Fi performance
  • Built-in battery and Bluetooth
  • Easy-to-use software
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Sonos Move review: Hefty portable speaker brings big Sonos sound to the outdoors. Cnet. 2019-09-18. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ Sonos Move review: Great outdoors. Digitaltrends. 2020-06-17. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Sonos Move review: The best-sounding smart speaker. Expertreviews. 2020-12-14. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ Sonos Move hands-on: a first foray into battery-powered speakers for the outdoors. Nextpit. 2019-09-05. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. 5. ^ Sonos Move Review. Pcmag. 2020-07-13. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. 6. ^ Sonos Move Speaker Review. Rtings. 2020-12-14. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  7. 7. ^ Sonos Move review. Techadvisor. 2019-10-01. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  8. 8. ^ Sonos Move review. Techradar. 2021-02-08. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  9. 9. ^ Sonos Move review. Tomsguide. 2021-02-04. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  10. 10. ^ Sonos Move Review. Trustedreviews. 2020-06-08. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  11. 11. ^ Sonos Move review. Whathifi. 2019-09-18. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  12. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  13. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  14. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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