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


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Sonos PLAY:5 Ultimate Wireless Smart Speaker for Streaming Music
Sonos PLAY:5 Ultimate Wireless Smart Speaker for Streaming Music
Bowers & Wilkins A5 Hi-Fi Wireless Music System
Bowers & Wilkins A5 Hi-Fi Wireless Music System
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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.
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
Controls Touch control Remote control
Woofer(s) 3 2
LCD display No No
Number of speakers 3 2
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. The very best Wireless Music System around - an audiophile streaming hi-fi, in a single, discreet unit and using Apple's AirPlay.
Music services supported Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, SiriusFM, Deezer, Tunein, Napster, 7 Digital, iHeartRADIO Last.fm, Pandora, Mixcloud.
Features Six Class-D digital amplifiers, transparent sound without interference Free Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay app makes sure wireless connection is easy.
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 -
Manufacturer warranty 1 year(s) 2 year(s)
MSRP 499 $ -
Manufacturer link http://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/play5.html#customerreviews http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/a5
Date first available September 28, 2015 October 15, 2012
Reviews http://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/play5.html#customerreviews https://www.amazon.com/Bowers-Wilkins-A5-Wireless-AirPlay/dp/B009QSMRG2?th=1
FAQ https://www.amazon.com/Sonos-PLAY-Ultimate-Wireless-Streaming/dp/B014LFINIA https://www.amazon.com/Bowers-Wilkins-A5-Wireless-AirPlay/dp/B009QSMRG2?th=1
Site of manufacturer 4.7 -
Ebay 4.9 -
Bestbuy 4.9 -
Amazon 4.6 3.3
Origin - China
Number of sound chanels - 2
Power output - 40 W
Audio formats supported - Audio files as well as MP3s
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
AUX in - Yes
Certifications - CE, FC
Product manuals - http://www.bowers-wilkins.net/Downloads/Product/Manual/A5_Manual.pdf

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