Audiophiles usually don’t expect much from portable speakers which is a fair judgment since most of us would think about what features could portable speakers possibly provide considering their size.
If that is what you expect from portable speakers, you will definitely be surprised by how the Sonos Move sounds and what it can offer. The Sonos Move is a portable speaker that is very advanced compared to its competitors.
For you to make the right purchase decision, I suggest you know the full specifications of the Sonos Move first to determine if this speaker is really for you.
Sonos Move Overview
|Pros of the Sonos Move||Cons of the Sonos Move|
|Portable Design||Few Color Options Available|
|Futuristic Touch Panel|
|11 Hours of Playtime|
|USB C Charging|
|Supports Wireless Charging|
|Fast Charging Time|
|Capable of Automatically Adjusting its Sound Quality to its Environment|
|Supports Voice Assitance|
Most of us would expect that the Sonos Move is a budget-friendly speaker due to its size which is not the case here.
The Sonos Move does belong to the size category of portable speakers but it has quite an expensive price tag. Nonetheless, its sound quality and features definitely make up for it.
The Sonos Move has a price tag of €399 or $425. For comparison, the JBL Charge 5 only costs $180.
With regards to the design, the Sonos Move has a cylindrical shape with a body that is made out of durable plastic. In addition to that, the Sonos Move has a strong metal grille that almost covers the entire speaker that protects the woofers underneath.
At the bottom of the speaker, the Sonos Move has a rubber base to keep the speaker from moving around at high volumes.
You will find the carrying handle cut of the Sonos Move at its back so you can easily grip this speaker to carry it on the go with you.
With regards to the color options, the Sonos Move only has 2 color options available which are Shadow Black and Lunar White.
In terms of the dimensions, the Sonos Move has a height of almost 10 inches, a width of 6.3 inches, and a depth of around 4 inches.
When it comes to the weight, the Sonos Move weighs about 3 kg which means this speaker does have some weight to it.
Overall, the Sonos Move is a very portable speaker that you can easily carry on the go with you.
Speaker Touch Panel
The Sonos Move has a touch panel at the top which is very convenient since you no longer have to exert effort compared to pressing buttons.
The Sonos Move’s touch panel is composed of the following:
- Microphone Privacy
- Volume Up
- Volume Down
- Play and Pause
At the back of the Sonos Move, you will find the following buttons:
- Power Button
- Bluetooth and WiFi Button
- Join Button
- USB C Port
For starters, the Sonos Move is capable of playing music for 11 hours which is decent for its size.
Keep in mind that the battery life of the Sonos Move will heavily depend on high or low you set your music volume. High volumes will greatly drain your battery life faster while low volumes will extend the battery life further.
The Sonos Move charges via USB C which is fast and convenient since most devices nowadays utilize USB C charging. This means that you can use the same charger of your device to charge the Sonos Move.
In addition to that, the Sonos Move supports wireless charging. However, the charger used for this is the charging cradle that is specifically made for the Sonos Move which is sold separately
Placing the Sonos Move on its wireless charging cradle will turn on the red light at the front of the speaker which indicates that the speaker is charging.
Speaking of charging, the Sonos Move takes about 2 hours to fully charge from a dead battery but if you use the charging cradle it will only take 1 hour and 30 minutes to fully charge the Sonos Move.
The Sonos Move uses Bluetooth 4.2 which is considered mediocre since most Bluetooth speakers come with Bluetooth 5.0 nowadays.
Nonetheless, the Bluetooth 4.2 on the Sonos Move has a decent range and connectivity with little to no delays at all when watching videos or movies on this speaker.
With regards to the audio codec, the Sonos Move supports both AAC and SBC.
Keep in mind that you can also use the Sonos Move through WiFi connection as well which means you can leave your phone anywhere at your house without having to worry about your phone and speaker disconnecting as long as both devices are connected to the same WiFi.
The Sonos Move is a water-resistant speaker since it has an IP56 rating which means it can withstand water splashes, snow, UV rays, and moderate temperatures.
This makes the Sonos Move a great option if you plan on traveling with a portable speaker that is not afraid of a little water at all.
However, I do not recommend placing this speaker near bodies of water such as poolsides as it might fall into the water. Remember, the Sonos Move is only water-resistant and not waterproof.
Nonetheless, the Sonos Move is a great outdoor speaker that can withstand high-pressure water jets.
What makes the Sonos Move unique from other portable speakers is that its tweeter is pointed downwards. The tweeter is responsible for handling the vocals and higher frequencies.
The Sonos Move also has a mid-woofer of course which is responsible for handling the mid-range frequencies and bass.
The Sonos Move has a built-in microphone and this is also used to support Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
The Sonos Move is definitely a major upgrade to the Sonos One in terms of sound quality as well.
The Sonos Move may be portable but it sounds bigger than it looks with no distortion whatsoever. The clarity and bass on the Sonos Move are very impressive as well with crispy highs and punchy bass.
One of the amazing sound features that the Sonos Move offers is its “Trueplay” feature which automatically adjusts the speaker’s sound quality to give out its best performance no matter what environment it is in.
The Sonos Move will identify its environment with the use of the built-in microphone. Afterward, it will automatically optimize its sound quality for the best performance.
Placing the Sonos Move to a certain location for 15 seconds or more will activate the Trueplay feature on this speaker.
Keep in mind that you must turn on the Trueplay feature first on the Sonos S2 app for this process to work.
The Sonos Move is no doubt a versatile and great-sounding speaker. There are only a few speakers in the market that is capable of advanced features that the Sonos Move supports.
Overall, the Sonos Move is an amazing portable advanced speaker that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
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If you are looking for a portable speaker that has advanced features, then I highly recommend the Sonos Move.