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Introducing Sonos Move, Brilliant Sound Anywhere

Introducing Sonos Move, Brilliant Sound Anywhere
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Introducing Sonos Move, the durable, battery-powered smart speaker for outdoor and indoor listening. Powerful and versatile with smart, adaptable sound, Sonos Move is available starting September 24th.



Sonos Move delivers surprisingly deep bass, an ultra-wide soundscape, and Automatic Trueplay tuning that perfectly balances the sound for where you are and what you're listening to.

Move features two Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the speaker drivers and acoustic architecture. It also has one downward-firing tweeter into a custom-designed waveguide that disperses sound evenly, along with one mid-woofer integrated into the cabinet for deep, rich bass.

Connect Move to the rest of your Sonos system at home on WiFi to stream music in one room or in sync with other speakers throughout your home. Play music, check news, set alarms, get your questions answered, and more, completely hands free with Alexa and the Google Assistant built right in. Switch to Bluetooth when you’re away from home or on the go and play music directly from your mobile device.


Details on Sonos Move:
  • Move slides seamlessly into the included charging base and features an ergonomic handle, making it easy to pick up and carry.
  • Move has a tough durable shell and an IP56 rating, meaning it can stand up to falls, bumps, humidity, rain, dust, UV rays, and extreme heat and cold.
  • Responsive touch controls on the top of the speaker makes it easy to play, pause, skip, adjust the volume, and group rooms when on WiFi. There's also a mic button that can easily turn the microphones on or off.
  • Move also has a join button, power button, and WiFi/Bluetooth mode button on the back, just under the handle.
Power and battery:
Move’s battery will last for up to 10 hours of uninterrupted playback. If left off the charging base and unused, Move will automatically go into suspend mode to reserve battery for up to 5 days. The battery is rechargeable with an included indoor charging base or with any USB-C charger with the following output levels: 12V/3A, 15V/3A, or 20V/2.25A. After about three years, or 900 charges, Move’s battery can easily be replaced so you can keep listening for years to come.

Pre-order today on Sonos.com in shadow black for $399 US (€399 EUR), available worldwide starting September 24.

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Hi melvimbe,

okay, a bit confusing ;)
in general I mean: the longer I use a product (instead of just replacing it) the better it is for the environment, right?

Lets set an imaginary example:
the battery will cost 200 bucks! (not entirely absurd on Sonos products 😉 )
And the battery will not die after 3 years, it will die already after 1 year and 4 months because
  • excessive use
  • no good treadment of the battery (leaving the Sonos move outside in the garden shed - always too cold inside or getting hot)
  • ....
Whatever:
so people buy the "Move" and afterwards they realise the price tag for the replacement battery is really high and also the durability of the battery is not too good.
What could happen then? Some of the people will not buy a replacement battery but will buy another Sonos products instead. Because the wired versions work for several years without any problem....

So in the end there could be some "waste product" because it is not possible to use it in the way it should be used....and all the battery materials inside are perhaps not that ecological as a normal power supply unit.
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@voodopupp Out of curiosity, how does the price of a replacement battery effect how sustainable/ecological the Move is? It certainly reflects how affordable the Move is, just not seeing the environmental impact of price.


Unrelated...for those of us who pre-ordered, you might want to check your tracking. Mine's out for delivery, a day early.
Is there any idea about the price tag of the replacement battery yet?

Especially because of using it in a sustainable and ecological manner, it would be great to know about that before buying. Because the price is already almost twice as high as of the "One"! And if the battery price would be too high, then I would go for a wired Sonos once more instead of the "Move"....

Regarding the long term use of the "Move", the battery price should not get that much high...

...because it is inevitable that the battery has to be replaced if you want to use the "Move" for a long time!
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In Southern California I've certainly dealt with my share of adobe walls and wire mesh lined construction. Here's hoping you're pleasantly surprised 🙂
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Thanks!

We have thicker walls in the UK! I have a Unifi AC Pro which is next to an outside wall. Inside it's 800Mbps, in the garden on the other side of the wall it's 0. I will happily try the Move but I doubt it will work.
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I'll pass the request over to the team for you, dave77. It may be hardware too. Also, it's worth noting that the wireless card on Move is the most powerful we've ever installed in a player. It may be able to operate much further from your router than you believe.
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@Ryan S Is the lack of SonosNet support a software thing? If so would it be possible to suggest to the team that we have an option to turn it on (default off)



How about a version without Alexa and Google.

I don’t mind using my phone and the great Sonos app if it knocked the price down a bit.😀
If it didn't have the microphones for voice control, it wouldn't be able to use Automatic Trueplay tuning. Definitely a feature worth the price of the microphones if you ask me.
If the mics shut off while on Bluetooth, does this mean Trueplay is not functional while on Bluetooth? If that is the case,do the Trueplay settings stay with the last settings or go back to a default?
If you turn off the microphone after Automatic Trueplay has done some tuning, the Trueplay settings will be remembered until the accelerometer detects that the unit has moved. When it moves, the audio profile will go back to the default tuning. Also, when you switch the unit off of WiFi and into Bluetooth mode, the tuning will be suspended until the unit goes back on WiFi. Bluetooth will always use the default tuning, unadjusted by Trueplay.

@KSavage072, when on the go in Bluetooth mode, Move operates as a solo unit, you can't stereo pair it or group it with other Sonos players. I'll make sure the team knows you're looking for this as a feature though.


Thanks Ryan, Man if that could be done! I could have 10 to 15 sold throughout my group....
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How about a version without Alexa and Google.

I don’t mind using my phone and the great Sonos app if it knocked the price down a bit.😀
If it didn't have the microphones for voice control, it wouldn't be able to use Automatic Trueplay tuning. Definitely a feature worth the price of the microphones if you ask me.
If the mics shut off while on Bluetooth, does this mean Trueplay is not functional while on Bluetooth? If that is the case,do the Trueplay settings stay with the last settings or go back to a default?

If you turn off the microphone after Automatic Trueplay has done some tuning, the Trueplay settings will be remembered until the accelerometer detects that the unit has moved. When it moves, the audio profile will go back to the default tuning. Also, when you switch the unit off of WiFi and into Bluetooth mode, the tuning will be suspended until the unit goes back on WiFi. Bluetooth will always use the default tuning, unadjusted by Trueplay.

@KSavage072, when on the go in Bluetooth mode, Move operates as a solo unit, you can't stereo pair it or group it with other Sonos players. I'll make sure the team knows you're looking for this as a feature though.
I have SONOS at my house and love it!!! So for on the go sound I use the UEBooms and MEGABooms. I love the fact that I can pair multiple speakers together so i can create a sound experience on the go as close to as if i were at home with the seamless room to room sound. Does anyone know if this is possiable with the NEW MOVE speaker when you are using it in Bluetooth mode? If not... This is something SONOS SHOULD DO!!! I love the way i can link my UE's. With the sound quality that SONOS has and to be able to link more that (1) MOVE together.. Just think about it!!!! Not only would i be sold on the MOVE speaker, but it would also sell more speakers!!! Just saying!!

How about a version without Alexa and Google.

I don’t mind using my phone and the great Sonos app if it knocked the price down a bit.😀
If it didn't have the microphones for voice control, it wouldn't be able to use Automatic Trueplay tuning. Definitely a feature worth the price of the microphones if you ask me.

If the mics shut off while on Bluetooth, does this mean Trueplay is not functional while on Bluetooth? If that is the case,do the Trueplay settings stay with the last settings or go back to a default?
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Was there an embargo on reviews, they all came out today at the same time!

General opinion seems to be it sounds great, not very portable, expensive, not what we hoped for.

Roll on the Move Mini ;)

To be honest I'll probably get one when they're discounted, about £300.

The Sonos Move Might Be the Best Bluetooth Speaker We've Ever Heard


https://www.gq.com/story/sonos-move-bluetooth-speaker
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Question: Are you indicating that your cell phone or no Wi-Fi enabled device works over Wi-Fi in your garden? If they do I'd imagine the Move would connect as well. Remember, Sonos offers a 45 day free return policy.
Wifi connection outside is barely enough for the iPad. I can surf the web and use the Sonos app, but the connection will not support a continues music stream. For SonosNet no issue at all, plenty coverage even in the garden.
Maybe I will give the Move a try, but it’s a shame it does not support SonosNet. I was planning to use the Move also as a replacement of a Bridge somewhere in the house.


If you can browse the internet, the Move may work fine on the wifi. Move has a very powerful wireless card and quite the impressive range. This is probably something you'll need to test at home to find out if it'll work on your wireless where you need it to, but hopefully you'll be impressed with the range. The reviews for Move are coming out today, and you'll see some like this Sonos Move Techhive review saying it worked quite far from his router.
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There are a lot of inexpensive Wi-Fi range extenders to choose from. The nice part is that they don't have to be permanently on. Once they are setup the internal memory maintains your settings even if you have to remove power for a period of time. Click here to examples.

Cheers!
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Question: Are you indicating that your cell phone or no Wi-Fi enabled device works over Wi-Fi in your garden? If they do I'd imagine the Move would connect as well. Remember, Sonos offers a 45 day free return policy.


Wifi connection outside is barely enough for the iPad. I can surf the web and use the Sonos app, but the connection will not support a continues music stream. For SonosNet no issue at all, plenty coverage even in the garden.
Maybe I will give the Move a try, but it’s a shame it does not support SonosNet. I was planning to use the Move also as a replacement of a Bridge somewhere in the house.
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This is very disappointing for me, I was planning to use the Move in-house, and bring it to the garden when being outside. I have great SonosNet coverage in the garden, but no standard wifi.


@biggetjeindewei

Question: Are you indicating that your cell phone or no Wi-Fi enabled device works over Wi-Fi in your garden? If they do I'd imagine the Move would connect as well. Remember, Sonos offers a 45 day free return policy.
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This decision was made based on several factors. Largely, SonosNet was designed for players in a fixed configuration, always on, and continuously connected to a home network. It wasn't designed to handle players moving around the house. Introducing our first portable speaker meant adding new features and hardware for a flexible listening experience, including Bluetooth mode and suspend mode. In order to ensure a smooth experience for customers with these additional features, Move directly connects to the access point or WiFi network.This is very disappointing for me, I was planning to use the Move in-house, and bring it to the garden when being outside. I have great SonosNet coverage in the garden, but no standard wifi.
A good solution for Move and the rest of your wireless devices for that matter, would be to use a wireless extender to get WiFi out to the garden. .........................The CONTROL (formerly CR200) is the only Sonos controller these days that's able to be on SonosNet, so you'd want to get your house WiFi out that way for that too.


Actually, a wifi extender is not a good solution in my opinion. Not another radio transmitter in my home. For me the main reason to stick to Sonos is it’s great SonosNet network. And yes, that’s why the CR200 in our home has still great use.

I think that's exactly the issue. Sure, you can use them outside as any type of Sonos speaker. But how do you get the audio from the TV to the Sonos ecosystem? You'd have to have a line in to the TV's line out (either digital for the PLAYBAR, PLAYBASE, Beam, Sonos Amp or analog for the Port, PLAY:5).Thats a bit of a bummer. I was hoping there would be a way. I’m only looking for stereo, don’t need 3.1 or 5.1, just something better than tv speakers.


so no way to get this to work? Bummer as that's the reason I'd buy a move; to get better sound than an outdoor tv would provide as well as using it as a regular sonos network device. When I saw there was no audio in like the playbar has, I figured maybe some sort of wireless workaround might be possible, even if it means having to hook something to the tv or cable box itself, but appears not.
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This decision was made based on several factors. Largely, SonosNet was designed for players in a fixed configuration, always on, and continuously connected to a home network. It wasn't designed to handle players moving around the house. Introducing our first portable speaker meant adding new features and hardware for a flexible listening experience, including Bluetooth mode and suspend mode. In order to ensure a smooth experience for customers with these additional features, Move directly connects to the access point or WiFi network.This is very disappointing for me, I was planning to use the Move in-house, and bring it to the garden when being outside. I have great SonosNet coverage in the garden, but no standard wifi.

I was also looking for an ethernet connection, preferable in the base. But looks like I was expecting a different kind of ‘all round’ Sonos speaker

A good solution for Move and the rest of your wireless devices for that matter, would be to use a wireless extender to get WiFi out to the garden. While it's not a preferred recommendation, you could even have that extender wired into the closest Sonos device with an Ethernet port and you'd piggyback all traffic going through that extender through the SonosNet mesh (that's also why it's not preferred). Just be careful about how much traffic you expect to go through that link. The CONTROL (formerly CR200) is the only Sonos controller these days that's able to be on SonosNet, so you'd want to get your house WiFi out that way for that too.
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So the Move doesn't use the Sonos mesh? I was going to buy one for the garden but WiFi is poorThat's correct. But Bluetooth would work great wherever you can't extend your WiFi to.


How does BT help if all local music is on a NAS and outside is insufficient wifi coverage?
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This decision was made based on several factors. Largely, SonosNet was designed for players in a fixed configuration, always on, and continuously connected to a home network. It wasn't designed to handle players moving around the house. Introducing our first portable speaker meant adding new features and hardware for a flexible listening experience, including Bluetooth mode and suspend mode. In order to ensure a smooth experience for customers with these additional features, Move directly connects to the access point or WiFi network.

This is very disappointing for me, I was planning to use the Move in-house, and bring it to the garden when being outside. I have great SonosNet coverage in the garden, but no standard wifi.

I was also looking for an ethernet connection, preferable in the base. But looks like I was expecting a different kind of ‘all round’ Sonos speaker
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Perhaps I am in the minority, but all I asked sonos for was a play one that could be out in the direct weather elements for around $200. The price of this is audiophile territory which turns me off.
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I think that's exactly the issue. Sure, you can use them outside as any type of Sonos speaker. But how do you get the audio from the TV to the Sonos ecosystem? You'd have to have a line in to the TV's line out (either digital for the PLAYBAR, PLAYBASE, Beam, Sonos Amp or analog for the Port, PLAY:5).

Thats a bit of a bummer. I was hoping there would be a way. I’m only looking for stereo, don’t need 3.1 or 5.1, just something better than tv speakers.
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Move accessories you might consider:

The Move power requirements for the USB-C port are: USB type C PD power with 45W, 20V/2.25A. IMO you would probably only use the port when outdoors away from the charge ring or no electrical power is near by.

Below are links to two products that meet the Move requirements for power and to sustain it if the battery goes down during use. Increased battery drain is probably more apt to occur when on Wi-Fi outdoors.

The wall charger can be used to charge the power brick or the Move itself. However, I see it being used more for the former

USB-C PD 45W Power Brick

USB-C PD Wall Charger

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