Product Comparison: Sonos PLAY:5 vs Bose SoundLink III

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Sonos PLAY:5 Ultimate Wireless Smart Speaker for Streaming Music
Sonos PLAY:5 Ultimate Wireless Smart Speaker for Streaming Music
Bose SoundLink III Bluetooth Speaker
Bose SoundLink III Bluetooth Speaker
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Brand Sonos Bose
Model PLAY:5 SoundLink III
About the product 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. Meet the speaker that brings your music and friends together—with a style that’s all your own. The SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III is our best-performing mobile Bluetooth speaker. It plays louder and longer than its popular predecessor, with advanced Bose technologies that reproduce the fullness, clarity and depth of your music. And a colorful assortment of optional covers let you personalize your speaker.
Depth 6.06 in. 1.9 in.
Height 8.03 in. 5.1 in.
Width 14.33 in. 9.6 in.
Weight 14 pound 3.03 pound
Material Plastic Plastic/Metal
Color Black Silver/Black
Woofer(s) 3 -
Number of speakers 3 4
Music services supported Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, SiriusFM, Deezer, Tunein, Napster, 7 Digital, iHeartRADIO -
Controls Touch control Buttons
LCD display No No
Wall/stand mounting No -
Humidity protection Yes -
Product benefits Streams over wi-fi, not Bluetooth, so the music never stops – even if you get a phone call. Silicone button panel protects from dirt and dust
Features Six Class-D digital amplifiers, transparent sound without interference Pairs easily with your smartphone, iPad or other Bluetooth devices. The speaker remembers the most recent six devices you've used, so reconnecting is even simpler.
Ethernet jack Yes -
Mini Line-in Yes -
Bluetooth version (if specified by manufacturer) No Yes
Wi-Fi band(s) One band 2.4 GHz -
Manufacturer warranty 1 year(s) -
MSRP 499 $ -
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Date first available September 28, 2015 February 6, 2014
Site of manufacturer 4.7 4.6
Ebay 4.9 4.6
Bestbuy 4.9 -
Amazon 4.6 -
Origin - Mexico
Battery life - 14 hours
Bluetooth transmission range (max) - 30 feets
Micro USB - Yes
AUX in - Yes
Certifications - cULus
Product manuals -

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