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Sonos Move 2

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The Sonos Move 2 is lauded for its superior sound quality, extended battery life, and robust design, making it a versatile choice for both indoor and outdoor use, though its high price and size may limit its appeal for some users.
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🔊 Superior Sound Quality
Reviewers consistently praise the Sonos Move 2 for its enhanced sound quality, noting improvements in clarity, bass, and stereo separation.
...what you can't see behind the grill here is that Sonos have redesigned the speaker array there's actually two tweeters now three class D amplifiers... they've also redesigned the wave guides for wider stereo sound...
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🔋 Extended Battery Life
The Move 2's battery life is highlighted as a significant upgrade, offering up to 24 hours of playback.
...the sonus move 2 does have up to 24 hours of battery life...
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💧 Weather and Water Resistance
Its IP56 rating assures users of its durability against dust and water, suitable for outdoor use.
...It's weather-resistant with an IP56 rating, which means its enclosure is protected from dust and water jets; it's just not designed to be potentially submerged like the Sonos Roam is....
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📱 Versatile Connectivity Options
The speaker offers multiple connectivity options, including Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6, enhancing its flexibility.
...Now, another thing that makes the Move 2 a compelling choice for a portable speaker are all of the connectivity options that come with it, like Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect. It has Bluetooth 5.0....
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💸 High Price Point
Many reviewers consider the Move 2's price to be steep, questioning its value for money.
...Now, another downside with the Move 2 is, of course, price. Sonos did raise it by $50 compared to the original Move....
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🏋️‍♂️ Bulky and Heavy
Despite its portability, some reviewers note its size and weight as drawbacks for easy transportation.
...it weighs 6.61 lb which is definitely not light for a speaker...
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🔄 Trueplay Tuning
The Auto Trueplay feature is commended for optimizing sound quality in different environments.
...The Sonos Move 2 also supports that ‘Trueplay’ feature - where audio is dynamically adjusted by the speaker based on the environment....
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🔌 USB-C Charging
The inclusion of a USB-C port for charging and powering other devices is seen as a useful feature.
...The Sonos Move 2 also delivers up to 24 hours battery life, double the original speaker. You can use that built-in battery to charge your phone, smartwatch etc - just plug it into the USB-C port and get some of that tasty reverse charge action....
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🎤 Voice Control Limitations
The lack of Google Assistant support and limitations in voice control functionality are noted as cons.
...you can only use Alexa or Sonos voice control when you're connected over Wi-Fi so no luck on using your voice to control playback over Bluetooth yet...
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Review by 6 Months Later Reviews
The Sonos Move 2 delivers superior sound quality, enhanced connectivity, and remarkable versatility, making it an excellent, albeit pricier, choice for those seeking a premium, portable smart speaker. Watch review
...So, what improvements does the Move 2 make?... Next quote
Sonos Move 2 Review - 6 Months Later
10:16
6 Apr 2024
🔋 Long battery life
...The Sonos Move 2 is rated for 24 hours of battery life while connected to Wi-Fi and listening at a moderate volume... Watch in video
🌧️ Weather and water resistance
...It's weather-resistant with an IP56 rating, which means its enclosure is protected from dust and water jets; it's just not designed to be potentially submerged like the Sonos Roam is... Watch in video
🎵 Superior sound quality
...The Move 2 has a better balanced sound with a bit more in the highs and improved clarity, so things like drum hits sound a bit tighter... Watch in video
✨ Versatile connectivity options
...Now, another thing that makes the Move 2 a compelling choice for a portable speaker are all of the connectivity options that come with it, like Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect. It has Bluetooth 5.0... Watch in video
🏡 Minimalist and functional design
...Like with all of Sonos speakers, it's very minimalist in its design, making it easy to blend in with a lot of different home furnishings... Watch in video
🔊 Better stereo sound capability
...Sonos gave the Move 2 two tweeters instead of just one found in the Gen 1 Move, so just a single Move 2 can do stereo sound, and two Sonos Moves stereo paired together sound incredible... Watch in video
🤔 🚫 No support for Bluetooth Auracast technology.
...One big one is it doesn't appear this speaker will be able to take advantage of the new Bluetooth Auracast technology... Watch quote in video
🤔 💵 Price increase from the original model.
...Now, another downside with the Move 2 is, of course, price. Sonos did raise it by $50 compared to the original Move... Watch quote in video
🤔 ❌ No cast support for Android users.
...And the last downside, of course, is there's still no cast support on this or any of Sonos' products... Watch quote in video
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Review by Modern Accessory Review
The Sonos Move 2 offers premium sound and versatile features but its high price tag of $450 makes it a considerable investment better suited for those seeking a high-quality smart speaker that doubles as a portable device. Watch review
...Is the Sonos Move 2 really worth $450?... Next quote
Sonos Move 2 Review | Good But Not Worth $450!
12:35
20 Dec 2023
🔊 Premium Sonos sound quality
...yes the speaker is very expensive but it may just be worth it for some of you who want that premium Sono sound... Watch in video
🏡 Sleek and high-quality design
...taking a look at the design, this speaker looks very Sleek in high quality... Watch in video
🔋 Improved battery life of 24 hours
...the battery life has improved drastically and we now have 24 hours of listening time... Watch in video
💧 IP56 water resistance allows for outdoor use
...it is ip56 water resistant which means it's resistant to powerful water jets from all directions... Watch in video
🌡️ Can withstand a wide range of temperatures
...the Sonos 2 is that it can withstand temperatures all the way down from 32° F to 113° F... Watch in video
📱 Full integration with major streaming services via the Sonos app
...the speaker does integrate with just about every single streaming service that you can think of like apple music Spotify diza and more... Watch in video
🎶 Impressive Sound Stage with good bass and clear vocals
...this speaker has an impressive Sound Stage the base has a nice kick to it but it doesn't overpower the vocals and the instrument separation is pretty all inspiring... Watch in video
🤔 Price is very high
...yes the speaker is very expensive but it may just be worth it for some of you who want that premium Sono sound... Watch quote in video
🤔 Not light for portability
...it weighs 6.61 lb which is definitely not light for a speaker... Watch quote in video
🤔 Limited water resistance
...it is ip56 water resistant which means it's resistant to powerful water jets from all directions but just make sure you don't fully submerge it... Watch quote in video
🤔 Charging takes a while if fully dead
...it does take a while to charge back up if it is fully dead so you will want to make sure that you don't have to charge it up last minute... Watch quote in video
🤔 Does not have Google Assistant support
...do be aware though that this doesn't have Google Assistant... Watch quote in video
🤔 Audio sometimes feels a bit compressed
...I have noticed that the audio does feel a bit compressed sometimes... Watch quote in video
🤔 No LDAC support for best audio over Bluetooth
...unfortunately we do not have LDAC support so you will only be able to take full advantage of the audio if you're streaming music over Wi-Fi... Watch quote in video
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Review by Erin Lawrence
The Sonos Move 2 impresses with its superior sound quality, notable improvements over its predecessor, and durable design, though its weight and setup challenges might not suit everyone. Watch review
...Sonos aims to bridge sound and portability gap... Next quote
Sonos Move 2 portable speaker review
8:26
6 Nov 2023
🎵 More than double the battery life for outdoor or on-the-go use.
...The Move 2 also comes with a larger battery along with some power efficiency improvements allowing the speaker to continuously play back audio all day (as in 24 hours). That is double the battery life of the older model (just 11 hours of battery on original Move)... Watch in video
🌟 Outstanding Sound Quality.
...Sonos Move 2 is easily the sweetest sounding portable speaker you'll ever find...every note that comes out of the Move 2 is a gift... Watch in video
🔊 Stereo Playback Support.
...For starters, Sonos Move 2 supports stereo playback and even with its tall profile, I noticed the stereo separation and extra audio detail when playing back music... Watch in video
🔋 User-replaceable battery option.
...The Sonos Move 2 is one of the few portable speakers featuring a user-replaceable battery...it's a great feature to have if you plan on having your speaker for a long time... Watch in video
🎤 Optional Voice Control with Alexa.
...Yep, the built-in mic means you can enable Amazon Alexa...the built-in microphone also works with the Sonos Trueplay feature... Watch in video
🤔 🔊 Extremely heavy for a portable speaker
...the speaker remains extremely heavy much heavier than your average portable speaker should be... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔄 Setup and app issues
...I personally still experience massive troubles during setup with Sonos and I find the app can be buggy... Watch quote in video
🤔 ⏰ Longer than average setup time
...if you can live with a longer than average setup time and the occasional glitch inside the app... Watch quote in video
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Review by Tech Man Pat
The Sonos Move 2 is a premium, stylish, and powerful outdoor Bluetooth speaker that offers an impressive sound quality and durability, making it a worthwhile investment for those who entertain often and prioritize audio performance, despite its high price point. Watch review
...An outdoor speaker that's also a fashion statement... Next quote
Sonos Move 2 Review | TechManPat
10:49
14 Oct 2023
🎵 Superior Sound Quality and Stereo Effect
...It has an overhaul dual tweeter acoustic architecture and really what that means it just delivers stereo sound but I say this not just because it does sound really really good... Watch in video
🎉 Extended Battery Life
...It has 24 hours of playback on a single charge which is pretty darn incredible, it's actually double the battery life from the previous version which is awesome... Watch in video
💧 Waterproof and Dust Resistance
...It has ip56 water rating and dust resistance which is really good if you want to take it near the pool or take it out on a barbecue somewhere in a park... Watch in video
☀️ UV Resistance for Extreme Temperatures
...It does say it has UV resistance for extreme temperatures...it's also really good at taking some full damage light bumps bit of rain bit of moisture bit of dust... Watch in video
🔊 Loudness Setting for Outdoor Mode
...It has something called outdoor mode which is technically a way to engage the loudness setting it helps the speaker to sound bigger in open environments... Watch in video
🔋 Removable and Replaceable Battery
...The move 2 has a removable and replaceable battery right at the bottom...giving this device more longevity than any other speaker... Watch in video
🏡 Automatic Trueplay Tuning for Indoor Optimization
...The automatic true play tuning is really really interesting every time you take it to a new location it can optimize the way it plays sound based on what's around it... Watch in video
🤔 Large and heavy design
...it's large not only that it is also heavy at 3 Kg... Watch quote in video
🤔 Limited voice assistant support
...there's no Google Assistant only Alexa... Watch quote in video
🤔 High price point
...this speaker comes in at $799 Australian dollars it is very expensive for an outdoor speaker... Watch quote in video
🤔 Additional cost for a 3.5 mm Jack adapter
...these guys are charging $35 for an inline adapter to the USB-C... Watch quote in video
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Review by Mark Ellis Reviews
The Sonos Move 2 stands out as an excellent choice for Sonos enthusiasts seeking high-quality sound on the go, though its high price point makes it less appealing for those simply needing a portable Bluetooth speaker. Watch review
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Sonos Move 2 review - BETTER than the Era 100?
10:00
8 Oct 2023
🔋 High Battery Life
...the biggest upgrade over the first generation move is the battery life this has 24 hours which is double the battery life of the first move... Watch in video
💧 Waterproof and Rugged Design
...it's waterproof it's rugged it's got long battery life it's got all the Sonos ecosystem built into it... Watch in video
🎵 High-Quality Sound
...as always with Sonos stuff that sounds very very big there's loads of bass which does reduce as you turn the volume up and it gets very loud... Watch in video
🔄 Replaceable Battery
...you can replace the battery which is very rare these days so this bottom panel here comes off you do have to buy a kit for this which is 79 quid but once you've got that you can take this bottom panel off and replace the battery... Watch in video
🔌 USB-C Charging for Devices
...on the back we have a USBC Port which you can use to charge your phone so while you're out and about camping and stuff with your move two you can turn your move two into a massive battery pack... Watch in video
🎶 Wide Range of Compatibility
...it integrates with all of the music streaming services you can think of from Apple music to Spotify to diesa to basically all of them... Watch in video
🏡 Attractive and Premium Design
...I think Sonos speakers look the part these in fact they've always looked the part they look very premium they feel very premium... Watch in video
📱 Touch Controls
...the touch controls are really responsive you can see them here so we've got the volume we've got the play buttons they work very well... Watch in video
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Review by Digital Trends
The Sonos Move 2 stands out as a highly recommendable choice for those seeking the distinct blend of Sonos-quality sound and unparalleled portability, despite its premium price. Watch review
...The Sonos Move 2, as the name implies, is portable.... Next quote
Sonos Move 2 Review | If You Only Get One Sonos Buy This
7:39
6 Oct 2023
🎶 Great sound quality
...because it's Sonos, it sounds really, really good... Watch in video
🔋 Long battery life and USB-C charging capabilities
...Sonos says you will get a full 24 hours off a complete charge... you can also use it to charge the Move 2... Watch in video
🚶‍♂️ Portability with a built-in handle for easy movement
...the built-in handle on the back is pretty good and I haven't dropped it yet... Watch in video
📱 Smart Speaker features with voice control via Amazon Alexa or Sonos voice control
...like other Sonos speakers, the Move 2 is also a smart speaker with voice control so you can use Amazon Alexa with it or Sonos has its own voice control... Watch in video
🎵 Bluetooth capability for versatile listening options
...yeah, it has Bluetooth. That's definitely handy, even if Sonos's bread and butter is playing all the things over your home Wi-Fi... Watch in video
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Review by GregglesTV
The Sonos Move 2 is a highly recommended, versatile speaker with exceptional sound quality, durable design, and convenient features for both indoor and outdoor use, making it a great investment for any music lover. Watch review
...Awesome sound, first of all... Next quote
Sonos Move 2 Review: The Perfect Speaker for Outdoor and Indoor Entertaining
6:29
6 Oct 2023
🎶 Excellent sound quality at any volume
...this has awesome sound no matter what you're listening to you get Great Sound you can make it really loud you can make it quiet doesn't really distort at really any volumes on there... Watch in video
🌦️ Weather-resistant and durable
...it can handle the weather elements like I mentioned so I can use this in a really warm environment or a really cold environment it can handle splashes of water um it's pretty rugged as well the build quality on there... Watch in video
🔊 Can pair with another Sonos Move 2 for stereo sound
...you can use this in stereo pair meaning you can use this and another version of this move to together this does have stereo speakers built into it... Watch in video
🔋 Long battery life with up to 24 hours
...the sonus move 2 does have up to 24 hours of battery life... Watch in video
📱 Versatile connectivity options including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
...you can connect this via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi like I mentioned earlier so if you want to use all the built-in music apps on your phone or your tablet or your computer you can... Watch in video
🎤 Multiple microphone setup for phone calls and smart assistant use
...there's a million mic not a million this what one two three I think there's six microphones at the top there so you get really really good sound when you're talking on the phone... Watch in video
🔄 Trueplay tuning for optimal sound in any environment
...it has true play built in true play is an awesome feature basically it makes the sound of your Sono system better adapts to the to the sound of the room or the place that it's in have it be indoors or outdoors and giving you better overall sound... Watch in video
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Review by Tech Spurt
The Sonos Move 2 impresses with its robust build, superior sound quality, and extended battery life, making it a premium, albeit expensive, addition to any Sonos collection or for those willing to invest in high-quality portable audio. Watch review
...Is it actually worth it? Well, let's check it out.... Next quote
Sonos Move 2 Review | Best Portable Speaker 2023?
8:21
5 Oct 2023
🌱 Made from sustainably sourced materials and is water (IP56) and drop resistant.
...this beast is made from sustainably sourced materials and water resistant (IP56) as well as drop resistant... Watch in video
🎵 Supports voice activation and Alexa, can be controlled via iOS/Android app for music streaming over WiFi.
...You have some helpful touch controls as well as voice activation and Alexa support. Plus the Sonos Move 2 can be controlled via the iOS/Android app, to stream music etc over WiFi... Watch in video
🤖 Features Trueplay for audio adjustment based on the environment, enhancing sound quality.
...The Sonos Move 2 also supports that ‘Trueplay’ feature - where audio is dynamically adjusted by the speaker based on the environment... Watch in video
🔋 Offers up to 24 hours of battery life and supports reverse charging for devices via USB-C port.
...The Sonos Move 2 also delivers up to 24 hours battery life, double the original speaker. You can use that built-in battery to charge your phone, smartwatch etc - just plug it into the USB-C port and get some of that tasty reverse charge action... Watch in video
🤔 Expensive price tag
...Sonos move 2 can be yours for 449 quids or $449 US bills and yes that is quite a lot for a portable Bluetooth speaker... Watch quote in video
🤔 No AptX HD or LDAC support
...it is a wee bit baffling that Sonos hasn't added AptX HD or LDAC support... Watch quote in video
🤔 Standby drain isn’t great
...the standby drain isn't great on the Sonos Move 2, I have found it does tick down around 1% an hour if you just leave it turned on and idle... Watch quote in video
🤔 Slow charging times
...recharging does take bloody ages though so you will want to make sure you slap the Sonos Move 2 on that dock many, many hours before you need to take it out somewhere... Watch quote in video
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Review by 6 Months Later Reviews
The Sonos Move Gen 2 impresses with its balanced sound profile, enhanced battery life, and added features, making it a versatile and superior choice compared to its predecessor and other smart speakers on the market. Watch review
...The Sonos Move 2 just sounds more balanced.... Next quote
Sonos Move 2 - Your Questions ANSWERED!
7:45
4 Oct 2023
🎵 Improved Battery Life
...The battery on the Gen 2 is rated for 24 hours, which is more than double what it was on the Gen 1, which had a battery life of 11 hours... Watch in video
🌦 Weather Resistant and Drop Resistance
...This is actually weather resistant...It's also drop resistant as well... Watch in video
🔊 Balanced Sound Quality
...The Sonos Move 2...just sounds more balanced. Even though its bass is lacking compared to the HomePod, the sound on the Gen 2 is just a little bit more well-rounded... Watch in video
🎛 Customizable Sound with EQ
...Also, the HomePod doesn't give you an EQ, but the Sonos Move Gen 2 does... Watch in video
🔄 Bluetooth and Multi-room Playback
...Yes, the Bluetooth input can play in multiple rooms... Watch in video
🎚 Intuitive Control Area
...One is the new control surface area...You can just kind of feel it with your hand and adjust the volume, which I really like... Watch in video
🎤 Privacy with Mute Mic Switch
...The other thing that I like about the Sonos Move Gen 2 is that they added this mute mic switch. That is a physical switch that disconnects the mic from power... Watch in video
🤔 🔊 The Sonos Move Gen 2's bass is lacking compared to the HomePod Gen 2.
...Even though its bass is lacking compared to the HomePod, the sound on the Gen 2 is just a little bit more well-rounded... Watch quote in video
🤔 ❌ The Sonos Move Gen 2 does not have support for Google Assistant.
...The Sonos Move Gen 2 does not have support for the Google Assistant... Watch quote in video
🤔 🎵 Limited services available through Sonos's own voice control and Amazon's assistant.
...Through Amazon's assistant, you can use Spotify, Amazon Music Unlimited, and Apple Music. Through Sonos's own voice control, you can do Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, and I believe Pandora, and that is it... Watch quote in video
🤔 🚫 Not waterproof, only weather resistant.
...It's not waterproof though, so don't go like throwing it in your pool and like expecting it to survive, but if you leave it outside you're at a picnic or something and it gets rained on, it should be okay... Watch quote in video
🤔 🎶 Limited noticeable sound improvement over the Gen 1.
...So far, I haven't really noticed much of a difference between the second-gen sound and the previous generation. It's not like the substantial difference that you get when upgrading from a Sonos One to the Era 100s, for example... Watch quote in video
🤔 💵 Better value for sound quality might be in the Sonos Era 100 when compared to the Move Gen 2.
...If I only had a budget for either the Sonos Move Gen 2 or a stereo pair of Era 100s and sound quality is primarily what I cared about, I would absolutely go with the Era 100s every time... Watch quote in video
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Review by WhatGear
The Sonos Move 2 impresses with its enhanced battery life, improved speaker configuration, and sleek design, making it a top contender for anyone seeking a high-quality, portable smart speaker. Watch review
...the clarity and the mids are phenomenal... Next quote
Sonos Move 2 Vs Move 1 - What’s The Difference?
10:44
3 Oct 2023
🎨 Unique Olive Green Color Option
...this is the special edition, this is the olive green that you can only buy directly from Sonos online... Watch in video
🔋 Improved Battery Life
...the battery life is now more than double the previous version was 10 hours this can now run for 20 24 hours at 50% volume... Watch in video
🎚️ Improved Controls with Volume Slider
...one of the most notable upgrades which has been carried over from products like the Sonos Arc and the era is the volume slider so you can now slide up and down or you could tap either end to change the volume... Watch in video
📡 Enhanced Connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0
...some of the other upgrades you're going to see on this one compared to the move one is Wi-Fi 6... it's also got Bluetooth 5.0 which is a more stable version of Bluetooth... Watch in video
🎵 Superior Sound Quality with Redesigned Speaker Array
...what you can't see behind the grill here is that Sonos have redesigned the speaker array there's actually two tweeters now three class D amplifiers... they've also redesigned the wave guides for wider stereo sound... Watch in video
🔌 User-Replaceable Battery
...Sonos now allow you to change the battery yourself so if you have this for a long time and the battery isn't quite as good as it was when you first bought it you can go on to sonos.com and buy the tools and the replacement battery to repair this at home yourself... Watch in video
🎤 Clear and Detailed Sound with Stereo Separation
...the clarity and the mids are phenomenal the details are really really nice and you can hear that stereo separation... Watch in video
🌎 Designed for Indoor and Outdoor Use with IP56 Rating
...because this is a completely wireless speaker and it does have an IP 56 rating it's been designed to be used indoors and Outdoors... Watch in video
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Review by Eric Welander
The Sonos Move 2 emerges as a highly versatile, future-proof smart speaker that impresses with its sound quality, battery life, and robust design, making it a worthwhile investment for both existing Sonos users and newcomers alike, despite its bulkiness and less visible button design. Watch review
...This the Sonos Move 2 should be your next smart speaker.... Next quote
This should be your next smart speaker - Sonos Move 2
10:25
30 Sep 2023
🎵 Superior sound quality with stereo tweeters and portable design.
...on the sound side this speaker takes a lot of ideas from the Sonos era 100 and makes them bigger and better of course in a portable package... Watch in video
🔋 Long battery life with versatile charging options.
...the Sonos move 2 is rated for 24 hours of playback and... you can also charge this speaker with a USBC cable to its USBC in Port... Watch in video
💧 Dust and water resistant, suitable for various environments.
...it works with Sonos voice assistant and Alexa if you're into that and it's also dust and water resistant... Watch in video
🔄 Easy setup process and intuitive app control.
...speaking of setup it's pretty easy you just plug in the dock and then put the speaker on the dock, press the power button and then open the Sonos app on your phone... Watch in video
📶 Enhanced connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 support for extended range.
...if you're taking this let's say out in the backyard or further away from your wireless router, you should have some additional range with Wi-Fi 6 support... Watch in video
🎚️ New signature touch controls for convenient operation.
...on the hardware side Sonos added their new signature touch controls to the top of this speaker which makes the sort of volume slider a little bit indented and then otherwise capacitive buttons for play pause next previous track and enabling or disabling the Sonos Voice Assistant... Watch in video
🔌 The speaker can charge your iPhone with its massive battery.
...and yes I bet you're wondering you can use the massive battery inside to charge your iPhone either with USBC or lightning... Watch in video
🤔 🧳 Not travel-friendly for flying due to its size and weight.
...the first is that it's not a great speaker if you want to fly with it it's just not built for that it's kind of heavy it's big and bulky which is great for a big sound but you could fit it in your carry-on of course but it's just going to take up a lot of room and also with the big built-in lithium-ion battery it's not good to check this in your luggage... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔄 White model attracts noticeable dirt.
...another downside of the Sonos move 2 is if you get the white model in my experience the base of it is a very grippy rubber which is a nice design for carrying but then it can attract a lot of dirt and it really shows on the white color and the rest of the speaker is this smooth plastic where you could just brush off the dirt but the base feels a lot more like an apple silicone case for their iPhones if you use one of those and so you can't really brush the dirt or lint or whatever away you need some kind of a damp cloth or something to get it off... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔘 Low-contrast buttons difficult to see.
...the last thing I really don't like about this speaker is that the buttons are just not that much contrast to the actual color of the speaker which makes it kind of hard to see especially outdoors I would have rather seen much more pronounced button labels on this speaker it seems fine on some of sonos's more indoor speakers but kind of thinking this as more an outdoor extreme speaker it should have like Apple watch Ultra style orange labels or just something way more pronounced on the button so they're easy to see and find when you're sort of looking at a weird angle or from a distance... Watch quote in video
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Review by Nigel Workman
The Sonos Move Gen 2 impresses with improved ergonomics, enhanced sound clarity, and exceptional battery life, making it a worthwhile investment for Sonos enthusiasts and those looking to elevate their portable audio experience, despite its premium price point. Watch review
...This speaker is AMAZING! ...But Should You BUY one??... Next quote
Sonos Move Gen 2: This speaker is AMAZING! ...But Should You BUY one?? Lets Discuss!
11:18
25 Sep 2023
🎵 Improved ergonomics and feels lighter to hold
...first impression I think that the move 2 actually feels a little bit lighter now it may not actually be when I put it on the scale but what I can say is that it definitely feels a little more balanced... Watch in video
🔋 Impressive battery life reaching up to 23 hours at 70% volume
...it's claimed to get up to 24 hours of battery life... I ran it at 70% from a 100% battery and was able to achieve 23 hours at 70%... Watch in video
🎚️ Touch sensitive volume slider for precise volume control
...they've now included the touch sensitive volume slider which might be familiar to you if you've seen the new era 100 or 300 speakers... it helps you to dial in a more precise volume level... Watch in video
🎧 Enhanced stereo separation and sound quality for certain music genres
...moving into something like rock where you might have two separate guitar tracks... now we're starting to see some more clarity from the move one to the move two because of that stereo separation... Watch in video
🤔 Inability to stereo pair with the first generation Move
...you cannot stereo pair a move generation one with a move generation 2 the sona's website explains that due to the differences in the internal architecture they did not make them capable of pairing with one another... Watch quote in video
🤔 Sound differences may not justify an upgrade for Gen 1 owners
...I don't feel like this move to is a big enough upgrade for someone who currently owns that first generation move... Watch quote in video
🤔 For those not interested in expanding within the Sonos ecosystem, there might be better options
...if you're not building a Sonos system for your home there's lots of better options out there... Watch quote in video
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Review by Peter Pee
The Sonos Move 2 delivers solid performance with its enhanced stereo soundstage and convenience through features like USB-C charging and Auto Trueplay, making it a substantial upgrade from its predecessor, albeit with limitations in bass response that is managed by its in-built DSP. Watch review
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Sonos Move 2 reviewed - with frequency response sweeps and S2 version 15.8 and Auto Trueplay tested!
23:48
24 Sep 2023
🔋 Quick charger included with a USBC port capable of delivering 45 watts, providing flexible and rapid charging options.
...so this is a quick charger capable of delivering 45 watts to a USBC port [...] this is a weird place for a USBC Port... Watch in video
🎵 Improved stereo sound with the introduction of flanking tweeters in the Move 2, offering a better sound image compared to its predecessor.
...you can't quite make out the tweeters flanking the left and right but there are two tweeters here to throw out a stereo sound station... Watch in video
🔄 Auto Trueplay technology automatically adjusts the speaker's sound profile according to its environment, ensuring optimal audio performance without manual tuning.
...whenever you move the Sonos Move 2 [...] and you start playing something, it will use its onboard mics to listen to the sound [...] and auto-tune itself... Watch in video
🎧 Versatile connectivity with support for Bluetooth devices and seamless integration into the Sonos ecosystem, including updates like Sonos S2 version 15.8 which enhances device compatibility and user experience.
...15.8 was released mostly to support the Move 2 [...] they have adjusted how the Bluetooth auto connect is now working... Watch in video
🏋️‍♂️ Durable and practical design with a matte finish and rubberized material at the base, designed to be rugged and stable in various setups.
...the material is the finishing is matte and this is polycarbonate all around [...] the bottom two inches is some rubberized material... Watch in video
🔊 Detailed audio analysis with the observation of sound profile adjustments due to Auto Trueplay, capturing minor changes in frequency response to prove the feature's effectiveness.
...you will see this red color curve [...] before Auto Trueplay kicks in [...] and the green curve [...] after Trueplay... Watch in video
🤔 📍Bass gets pulled back by the DSP at higher volumes.
...the impression of bass is there right but you can hear that the DSP is kicking in and trying to rein it in a little bit because the drivers is probably not capable of producing that much base so when bass exceeds the demands exist what this move 2 is capable of the DSP World dial it back just a little bit but it is playing as much bass as it can at any given volume... Watch quote in video
🤔 🎵Stereo soundstage isn't as wide as expected.
...first impression the Stereo Sound Stage isn't that wide now don't get me wrong it is definitely miles ahead of the sort of smooth one but if you are buying this one Sonos move two speaker expecting a Sound Stage as wide as two individuals because then you might be a little bit disappointed... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔌Challenging initial setup process.
...the connection to your move tool was lost move your mobile device closer and make sure the move to is powered on it is powered on and and is this not close enough my God continue searching for your move too again how about this close getting your move ready... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔄Manual intervention required for Bluetooth reconnection.
...the move tool the ROM and the ROM SL will no longer reconnect to a previous Bluetooth device when they automatically turn on after being plugged into a power or placed on a charging cradle like this right they will now only reconnect when manually powered on or awaken with playback controls... Watch quote in video
🤔 ⚖️Limited impact of Auto Trueplay depending on the environment.
...now if you're gonna tuck it into a corner put some pillows around it or tuck it into the sofa or the couch and it is eating up all the frequencies then yes true play will tune it such that it will push those frequencies up a little bit more but from the chart you will see that actually the the difference between the Green which is after two player and the red which is before true play is actually marginal there's really not much that's going on around here... Watch quote in video
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Review by Abt Electronics
The Sonos Move 2 stands out as a highly recommendable upgrade, offering marked improvements in sound quality, battery life, and connectivity, making it an excellent choice for both Sonos enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Watch review
...The Move 2 ups the ante in every way.... Next quote
Sonos Move 2 Overview
5:34
19 Sep 2023
🎵 Enhanced audio experience with improved sound quality thanks to additional tweeter and amplifiers.
...the second gen has the same single mid-range woofer but now you get two tweeters all driven by three class D amps [...] and it's an overall better experience if you're using it as a single speaker... Watch in video
🔋 Extended battery life and has the capability to charge other devices.
...it has a 3100 milliamp hour battery built in that not only gets you up to 24 hours of playback but you can use some of that extra battery life to charge another device that might be getting low... Watch in video
🌐 Upgraded connectivity features with Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6 for a better and more reliable connection.
...they also upgraded the Wi-Fi to Wi-Fi 6 for a better connection and improved battery life... Watch in video
🎛️ Versatile design with a line-in option via a USB-C connection, supporting a wider range of audio sources.
...now you can also use it as a line in connection [...] you can connect a turntable with a built-in preamp, a CD player, or a number of other audio devices that don't have Bluetooth built in... Watch in video
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Review by Smart Home Sounds Ltd.
The Sonos Move 2 offers a notable upgrade in sound quality, portability, and functionality, making it a compelling choice for those invested in the Sonos ecosystem or looking for a premium portable speaker experience. Watch review
...Is Sonos Move 2 the ultimate portable speaker upgrade?... Next quote
Sonos Move 2 Review: EVERYTHING You Need to Know...
21:09
18 Sep 2023
🎵 Enhanced sound quality with dual tweeters for stereo sound
...that dual Tweeter configuration gives a wider and bigger sound and I think that the vocals are also more open and projected and feel like they come through the track cleaner... Watch in video
🕒 Doubled battery life to 24 hours for extended use
...Sonos have completely overhauled move two which will give us a different performance from the mono single Tweeter single woofer move one now they've also added custom wave guides in move 2 which have been designed to finely control the direction and dispersion of frequencies to give us a wider and more balanced Sound Stage... Watch in video
🚀 Greater durability for peace of mind during usage
...let's face it the move has been a speaker that's designed to move from room to room or from inside to outside into the garden... we are going to test it in more realistic scenarios and it is of course made of shock absorbing materials so we're going to give it a couple of drop tests... Watch in video
🔌 USB-C compatibility for power bank charging and external audio source connection
...one new feature of the move 2 is it can act as a power bank so you can charge your phone using this USBC slot now this is a great feature for a more heavy-duty portable speaker while you probably won't use it all the time it's really handy if you're out and about and need a top up... Watch in video
🌐 Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 for more stable and flexible connectivity
...when it comes to connectivity the original move already ticked a lot of boxes but we do upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 on this new generation... Watch in video
📏 Sleek design with updated colorways and a more discreet branding
...so firstly they've changed the colorways ever so slightly... it's still got the same chunky weight to it and we've still got the Silicon base with the wraparound Grill and of course the integrated carry handle on the back however there are a few differences that are worth pointing out... Watch in video
💡 Energy efficient, using 40% less energy than the original Move
...Sonos have also made this move more energy efficient and should use 40% less energy than the original move which is great... Watch in video
🤔 Base seems to be clipped at higher volumes
...one thing that I noticed with the move one which is sadly still there with the move two is the base seems to be clipped at higher volumes... Watch quote in video
🤔 Cannot use Google Assistant due to ongoing brand issues
...you can only use Alexa or Sonos voice control when you're connected over Wi-Fi so no luck on using your voice to control playback over Bluetooth yet... Watch quote in video
🤔 Cannot stereo pair Move 2 with Move Gen 1
...firstly can you stereo pair the move two with a move gem one now while you can group these two speakers you won't be able to make a dedicated stereo pair... Watch quote in video
🤔 Move 2 cannot be used as rears or add a sub for a home theater setup
...Sonos have still not added the functionality for their Bluetooth speakers to be used as rears and they've said this is because you could take one away and it would cause issues with the setup... Watch quote in video
🤔 High price may not be justified for everyone
...if you already thought that £399 was too steep then chances are you'll also have the same thoughts with this one... Watch quote in video
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Review by Audio Advice
The Sonos Move 2 elevates the portable speaker experience with impressive improvements in sound quality, battery life, and connectivity, making it a worthy upgrade or a top choice for anyone in the market for premium portable audio. Watch review
...The Move 2 has stepped up in many departments.... Next quote
NEW Sonos Move 2 is here! Stereo Sound, 24 hr Battery Life, USB-C Line In & More!
10:04
18 Sep 2023
🎶 Enhanced stereo sound architecture with dual tweeters for superior audio performance.
...the move 2 features two angled tweeters with custom wave guides enhancing its ability to produce a wider more balanced Sound Stage with impressive stereo separation... Watch in video
🔋 Significantly improved battery life, with up to 24 hours of playback.
...the new move 2 has a whopping 24 hours of playback from just one single charge that is certainly a significant difference... Watch in video
📲 USB-C line-in feature for more connectivity options.
...you can also purchase a Sonos combo adapter to plug your move to directly into ethernet if you have some unstable Wi-Fi but the final use of the USBC Port is a feature we loved seeing Incorporated in the era 100 and era 300... Watch in video
🔄 Greater flexibility with a detachable USBC cable and smaller power brick for easier portability.
...the USBC cable also detaches from the power brick now offering greater flexibility and fitting it into some smaller spaces unlike the original moves non-detachable cable and the chunky power brick that it came with... Watch in video
🌐 Upgraded to Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 for faster and more stable connections.
...Wi-Fi to Wi-Fi 6 which will give you faster in a more stable connection they've also upgraded Bluetooth 4.1 to Bluetooth 5.0 this is a huge Improvement as you can now watch videos on your phone while connected via Bluetooth with super minimal latency from the speaker's sound... Watch in video
🎚️ Improved controls with an indented capacitive touch slider for volume and dedicated touch-sensitive buttons for playback navigation.
...the top of the speaker Now features the same technology as the era 100 and 300 speakers including an indented capacitive touch slider for volume control which we actually find preferable to the older models instead of swiping to change songs dedicated touch sensitive buttons for next slash previous and play Slash pause have been added as well... Watch in video
🤔 Stereo pairing over Bluetooth is not available.
...we were a little bit disappointed that Sonos hasn't enabled the stereo pairing over Bluetooth yet... Watch quote in video
🤔 Cannot be used in home theater setups as rear speakers with devices like the Sonos Beam Gen 2 or Arc.
...you also can't use the move 2 in any theater setups such as using them as rears with The Arc or beam gen 2... Watch quote in video
🤔 Requires additional purchases for ethernet and line-in connectivity.
...we would have loved to see an Ethernet and line import on the back so that you don't have to worry about purchasing and carrying around those extra dongles to make those work... Watch quote in video
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JBL Charge 5
The JBL Charge 5 is highly praised for its improved sound quality, robust design, and long battery life, though it faces criticism for lacking an AUX port and having connectivity issues with the JBL app.
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Sonos Move 2
The Sonos Move 2 is lauded for its superior sound quality, extended battery life, and robust design, making it a versatile choice for both indoor and outdoor use, though its high price and size may limit its appeal for some users.
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Sonos Roam
A great speaker that can be taken anywhere
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Tribit StormBox Micro 2
The Tribit StormBox Micro 2 is a durable and waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker with powerful sound, long battery life, and versatile connectivity options.
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