Comparing Bose Portable Smart Speaker and Sonos Move

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Bose Portable Smart Speaker ranks #148 out of 272. It is in the top 10%.
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8.6
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Sonos Move ranks #26 out of 272. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
Bose Portable Smart Speaker: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Sonos Move more than Bose Portable Smart Speaker

As of 4 Sep 2022, experts prefer Sonos Move over Bose Portable Smart Speaker, but both Bluetooth Speakers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Sonos Move received 7 recommendations: from TechRadar (8 Aug 2022), TechHive (26 Aug 2022) Rtings.com (17 Aug 2022) and 4 others. By contrast, Bose Portable Smart Speaker received only 2 recommendations from TechRadar (8 Aug 2022) and Popular Mechanics (28 Oct 2021).

Rank Change Price Bluetooth Speaker
TechRadar
TechHive
Rtings.com
Digital Trends
SoundGuys
What Hi-Fi
WIRED
Popular Mechanics
PCMag
Tom's Guide
1
- $424
Sonos Move
8
4
1
8
2
-
4
-
-
10
24
-15 $349
Bose Portable Smart Speaker
12
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 8 Aug 2022 TechRadar ranked Sonos Move as #8 and Bose Portable Smart Speaker as #12
    Rank Bluetooth Speaker Comment
    ... ... ...
    #8 out of 13 Sonos Move
    The Bluetooth speaker for premium sound
    ... ... ...
    #12 out of 13 Bose Portable Smart Speaker
    A great Sonos Move alternative
    ... ... ...
  • On 28 Oct 2021 Popular Mechanics ranked Bose Portable Smart Speaker as #6
    Rank Bluetooth Speaker Comment
    ... ... ...
    #6 out of 10 Bose Portable Smart Speaker
    Best Bluetooth Smart Speaker
    ... ... ...
  • On 26 Aug 2022 TechHive ranked Sonos Move as #4
    Rank Bluetooth Speaker Comment
    ... ... ...
    #4 out of 10 Sonos Move
    Best outdoor Bluetooth speaker
    ... ... ...
  • On 17 Aug 2022 Rtings.com ranked Sonos Move as #1
    Rank Bluetooth Speaker Comment
    #1 out of 8 Sonos Move
    Best Bluetooth Speaker
    ... ... ...
  • On 19 Aug 2022 Digital Trends ranked Sonos Move as #8
    Rank Bluetooth Speaker Comment
    ... ... ...
    #8 out of 9 Sonos Move
    A multi-use Sonos speaker
    ... ... ...
  • On 7 Apr 2022 SoundGuys ranked Sonos Move as #2
    Rank Bluetooth Speaker Comment
    ... ... ...
    #2 out of 5 Sonos Move
    Best Smart Speaker
    ... ... ...
  • On 24 Jun 2022 WIRED ranked Sonos Move as #4
    Rank Bluetooth Speaker Comment
    ... ... ...
    #4 out of 16 Sonos Move
    Best for Home
    ... ... ...
  • On 18 Aug 2022 Tom's Guide ranked Sonos Move as #10
    Rank Bluetooth Speaker Comment
    ... ... ...
    #10 out of 12 Sonos Move
    The best Bluetooth speaker for outdoors
    ... ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 110 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Sonos Move outranks Bose Portable Smart Speaker. This is not to say that Bose Portable Smart Speaker is a bad option. Like Sonos Move, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Sonos Move noticeably more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Bose Portable Smart Speaker
Sonos Move
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Sonos Move, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Bose Portable Smart Speaker.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling bluetooth speaker receives a consumer score of 8.7 (great). Sonos Move ranks higher than that and Bose Portable Smart Speaker ranks lower than that.

Bose Portable Smart Speaker
In comparison:
Bose Portable Smart Speaker ranks #148 out of 272. It is in the top 10%.
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8.6
Great
Sonos Move
In comparison:
Sonos Move ranks #26 out of 272. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
Median best-selling Bluetooth Speaker
In comparison:
OontZ Angle 3+ ranks #137 out of 272. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great





Sonos Move is more popular than Bose Portable Smart Speaker

It's fairly safe to say that Sonos Move is a more popular bluetooth speaker than Bose Portable Smart Speaker, based on its 5,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Bose Portable Smart Speaker and Sonos Move often consider Sonos Move, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Bose Portable Smart Speaker and Sonos Move
Sonos Move $424
In comparison:
Sonos Move ranks #26 out of 272. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
7 expert recommendations
Ultimate Ears Hyperboom $450
In comparison:
Ultimate Ears Hyperboom ranks #55 out of 272. It is in the top 10%.
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9.5
Amazing
4 expert recommendations
JBL Extreme 3 $380
In comparison:
JBL Extreme 3 ranks #63 out of 272. It is in the top 10%.
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9.3
Amazing
2 expert recommendations
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Sonos Move outranks Bose Portable Smart Speaker by 23 positions. This indicates that, as of 4 Sep 2022, Sonos Move is more critically acclaimed than Bose Portable Smart Speaker.
Rank Change Price Bluetooth Speaker
TechRadar
TechHive
Rtings.com
Digital Trends
SoundGuys
What Hi-Fi
WIRED
Popular Mechanics
PCMag
Tom's Guide
1
- $424
Sonos Move
8
4
1
8
2
-
4
-
-
10
2
- $198
Sonos Roam
1
5
-
2
-
15
2
-
-
3
3
- $180
JBL Charge 5
6
6
-
-
1
5
-
-
3
7
4
- $100
UE Wonderboom 2
9
-
4
7
-
9
5
5
-
5
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [14]

77
Total expert reviews: 14
  • with a score: 6
  • without a score: 8
Highest score by TechRadar
80
Average score based on 14 reviews
77
Lowest score by Tom's Guide
70

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [22]

85
Total expert reviews: 22
  • with a score: 15
  • without a score: 7
Highest score by The Guardian
100
Average score based on 22 reviews
85
Lowest score by SoundGuys
78

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Bose Portable Smart Speaker: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • All-in-one: The most versatile smart speaker from Bose; a portable Bluetooth speaker, a home speaker, and a voice control speaker with 360 degrees of deep, clear, lifelike sound and powerful bass
  • Portability: Grab the handle and take this lightweight (just over 2 lbs) speaker wherever you go out of the house, or move it with you from room to room around the house
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From Seller:
  • The durable, battery-powered smart speaker for outdoor and indoor listening
  • Easy to use - Setup takes minutes, and control is simple with the Sonos app, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, and your voice
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth - Stream over Wi-Fi and connect Move to the rest of your Sonos system at home. Switch to Bluetooth when you're away and offline
  • Read more
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0017817801744, 0017817801751, 0017817801799, 0017817801874
UPC Numbers: 017817801744, 017817801751, 017817801799, 017817801874
Model Numbers: 829393-1100, 829393-1300
EAN Numbers: 0840136800620, 0878269008880, 8717755776761
UPC Numbers: 840136800620, 878269008880
Model Numbers: MOVE1UK1BLK, MOVE1US1
Bose Portable Smart Speaker: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Bose Portable Smart Speaker is a popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Beats Pill Plus or Bose Soundlink Revolve Plus II .

Bose Portable Smart Speaker is $259.01 more expensive than the average bluetooth speaker ($89.99).

Sonos Move is a very popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Ultimate Ears Hyperboom or Audio Pro Addon C10 MkII .

Sonos Move is $346.01 more expensive than the average bluetooth speaker ($89.99).

Bose Portable Smart Speaker: Buy | Customer Reviews

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