Product Comparison: Sonos PLAY:5 vs Bowers & Wilkins A5


General Specifications
Brand
Sonos
Bowers and Wilkins
Model
PLAY:5
A5
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.
A5 is designed simply to deliver spacious sound, from the highest quality audio files, wirelessly. Drivers from our M-1 speakers, anti-resonance plug technology and dimpled Flowports combine with high-quality digital-to-analogue convertors and processors to carry a digital signal untainted by distortion, to a room-filling, yet surprisingly compact, system.
Origin
China
Product Dimentions
Depth
6.06 in.
4.7 in.
Height
8.03 in.
7.1 in.
Width
14.33 in.
11.8 in.
Weight
14 pound
7.94 pound
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Color
Black
Black

Sonos PLAY:5

Bowers & Wilkins A5

Sonos PLAY:5

Bowers & Wilkins A5

Audio
Woofer(s)
3
2
Number of speakers
3
2
Music services supported
Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, SiriusFM, Deezer, Tunein, Napster, 7 Digital, iHeartRADIO
Last.fm, Pandora, Mixcloud.
Number of sound chanels
2
Power output
40 W
Audio formats supported
Audio files as well as MP3s

Sonos PLAY:5

Bowers & Wilkins A5

Details
Wall/stand mounting
No
Controls
Touch control
Remote control
LCD display
No
No
Product benefits
Streams over wi-fi, not Bluetooth, so the music never stops – even if you get a phone call.
The very best Wireless Music System around - an audiophile streaming hi-fi, in a single, discreet unit and using Apple's AirPlay.
Humidity protection
Yes
Features
Six Class-D digital amplifiers, transparent sound without interference
Free Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay app makes sure wireless connection is easy.
Operating systems supported (for stored files)
iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, PC
Accessories
Power cord, Remote control, Power supply unit
Interfaces
Ethernet jack
Yes
Yes
Mini Line-in
Yes
Bluetooth version (if specified by manufacturer)
No
No
Wi-Fi band(s)
One band 2.4 GHz
AUX in
Yes
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FC

Sonos PLAY:5

Bowers & Wilkins A5

Other Information
MSRP
499 $
Date first available
September 28, 2015
October 15, 2012
Product manuals
http://www.bowers-wilkins.net/Downloads/Product/Manual/A5_Manual.pdf
Rating
Site of manufacturer
4.7
Ebay
4.9
Bestbuy
4.9
Amazon
4.6
3.3

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