Product Comparison: Sonos PLAY:3 vs Sonos PLAY:5

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Sonos PLAY:3 Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Speaker
Sonos PLAY:3 Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Speaker
Sonos PLAY:5 Ultimate Wireless Smart Speaker for Streaming Music
Sonos PLAY:5 Ultimate Wireless Smart Speaker for Streaming Music
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Brand Sonos Sonos
Model PLAY:3 PLAY:5
Origin China -
About the product PLAY:3 delivers richer, more robust sound than PLAY:1. Deeper bass, too. All of which makes it just right for places like bedrooms, kitchens, home offices and dining rooms. Single Speaker Stereo: PLAY:3 plays your favorite songs in full stereo. Three Class-D amplifiers and three custom-built drivers create a full, wide sound stage so the instruments and vocals really shine. More Powerful Bass: A rear-firing bass radiator pumps out exceptional deep lows for a speaker its size. Trueplay Speaker Tuning: This exclusive SONOS feature fine-tunes your PLAY:3 to make sure you get the very best sound in any room, no matter where you place it. Sonos is the wireless Home Sound System that fills your entire home with great-sounding music. Use one app to stream different music to Sonos speakers in different rooms. Or send one song all through the house.
Depth 6.3 in. 6.06 in.
Height 5.2 in. 8.03 in.
Width 10.5 in. 14.33 in.
Weight 5.7 pound 14 pound
Material Plastic Plastic
Color Black Black
Woofer(s) 2 3
Number of speakers 1 3
Audio formats supported Compressed MP3, AAC (without DRM), WMA without DRM (including purchased Windows Media downloads), AAC (MPEG4), AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, Flac (lossless), uncompressed WAV and AIFF -
Music services supported 7 Digital, 8 Tracks, Amazon Cloud Player, AUPEO!, Batanga, Beats Music, Blinkbox® music, Ca lm Radio, Concert Vault,® Record Radio, Daytrotter, Deezer, Google Play Music, Grooveshark, Hearts of Space,™, iHeartRadio, JB Hi-Fi NOW, JUKE,, Live365, Gameday Audio, Murfie, Napster by Rhapso dy, Netease, Pandora, Qobuz, radionomy,, Rdio, Rhapsody, RUSC, Sh, simfy, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker, Songl, Songza, SoundCloud, Spotify, Stitcher SmartRadio, TDC Play Musik, The Hype Machine, TuneIn, WiMP, Xiami, YouMusic, Zdigital, and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, SiriusFM, Deezer, Tunein, Napster, 7 Digital, iHeartRADIO
Controls Buttons Touch control
LCD display No No
Wall/stand mounting Yes No
Humidity protection Yes Yes
Product benefits Multiple orientations Streams over wi-fi, not Bluetooth, so the music never stops – even if you get a phone call.
Operating systems supported (for stored files) Windows® XP SP3 and higher, Macintosh OS X 10.6.8 and higher -
Features Stereo sound, can be home theater rears, simple setup, 3 Class-D digital amplifiers, adjustable bass and treble controls Six Class-D digital amplifiers, transparent sound without interference
Ethernet jack Yes Yes
Bluetooth version (if specified by manufacturer) No No
Wi-Fi band(s) One band 2.4 GHz One band 2.4 GHz
Manufacturer warranty 1 year(s) 1 year(s)
MSRP 299 $ 499 $
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Date first available July 20, 2011 September 28, 2015
Site of manufacturer 4.5 4.7
Newegg 4 -
Ebay 4.8 4.9
Walmart 5 -
Amazon 4.4 4.6
Mini Line-in - Yes
Bestbuy - 4.9

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