Sonos Five vs Two Sonos One SL

  • 21 September 2020
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Sonos Gang,

I have a Play 5 (1st Gen) in the corner of my rectangular roomed kitchen-diner (approx 8m x 3.5m) and I think it’s time to upgrade. Two options in my price range - a direct single replacement of the Play 5 for a new Sonos 5 or two Sonos One SLs, separated in each corner. 

The two SLs would be approx 3.5m apart so should have good stereo separation but the 5 is obviously better kit on a single speaker comparison. Two x 5s would be ideal but budget and side space won’t stretch to that.

Any strong opinions on what would give better depth and sound experience. Music tends to not be that base heavy where the 5 would really shine.




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I would opt for 2 SLs if it were me.  

I would have suggested one 5 and then adding another in time with more saving put by for it. But if space is also a constraint, the One pair is the better way.