Sonos Move 2
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The Sonos Move 2 represents a significant upgrade from its predecessor in nearly every aspect. It boasts an impressive 24-hour battery life, a spacious stereo soundstage, enhanced touch controls, and a more refined design. Although it retains its weight, the Move 2 maintains its IP56 dust and water resistance, making it a durable choice for outdoor use. Moreover, it can now charge your smartphone through its USB-C port and accept 3.5mm audio with an optional adapter.
- Expansive stereo sound
- User-friendly touch controls with a dedicated volume slider
- Robust 24-hour battery life
- Not particularly portable outside the home
- Relatively high price tag
- Requires a separate adapter for 3.5mm line-in
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With an 11-hour battery life and a convenient charging dock, the Sonos Move blends premium smart speaker capabilities with the flexibility to move it anywhere within your home or onto your outdoor deck. While it may be relatively large for a portable speaker, it features a handy grip for easy carrying. Weighing just six pounds, it’s manageable for outdoor use. Additionally, it’s water-resistant, offering protection against accidental splashes.
- Exceptional and powerful sound quality
- Reliable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity
- Compatibility with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
- Average battery life
- Lack of a 3.5mm input
- Monaural audio
Sonos has recently introduced the Sonos Move 2, marking the arrival of the second generation of its household-portable Sonos Move. This upgrade addresses numerous areas where its predecessor may have fallen short. The Sonos Move 2 elevates sound quality, significantly extends battery life, and refines its design while retaining familiar touch controls.
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This update has been eagerly awaited by users looking to expand their Sonos ecosystem with a portable smart speaker that can seamlessly transition around the house. It’s also an excellent companion for outdoor gatherings or even tailgate parties. Sonos has already gained a reputation for producing some of the finest smart speakers, primarily designed for indoor use. However, the Sonos Move 2 brings versatility to the table.
For those who already own the older Sonos Move, which is still available at reduced prices, the question arises: what exactly does the newer Move 2 bring to the table, and is it worth the upgrade? Let’s delve into the details.
Price, Availability, and Specifications
The Sonos Move 2 is currently available for pre-order on the Sonos website and is set to hit stores on September 20 in multiple countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K., and various European regions. It is priced at $449 and comes in classic black and white, along with a new olive finish.
On the other hand, the original Sonos Move, which made its debut in 2019, still maintains an MSRP of $399. However, it is frequently discounted to $300 or even lower now that the Sonos Move 2 has arrived. The original Move can be found in most major retail stores offering Sonos products and is available in Shadow Black and Lunar White variants.
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Design: Subtle refinements
At first glance, the Sonos Move 2 closely resembles its predecessor, the Sonos Move. Both feature an oval cylindrical design with a metal speaker grille encompassing the front, plastic on the top and rear, and a rubberized bottom for stability on various surfaces. They share an identical weight of 6.61 pounds and differ marginally in height.
However, Sonos has incorporated some notable design enhancements into the Move 2, lending it a more sophisticated and upscale appearance. Notably, the distinctive vertical Sonos branding is now more discreet, blending with the speaker’s color. On the black variant, it nearly disappears, but it also harmonizes well with other color options.
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Furthermore, Sonos has opted for richer and more vibrant colors this time around. While the original Move’s Shadow Black and Lunar White leaned towards gray tones, the black Move 2 exudes a deep obsidian allure, while the white variant offers a pristine snow-like finish, perfectly complementing the metallic grille. Additionally, Sonos has introduced an olive finish for those who prefer earthy tones in their home decor.
Both the Sonos Move 2 and Sonos Move utilize the same style of charging ring, and the charging ring that comes with the Move 2 is compatible with the original Move. The Move 2’s charging ring now features a detachable power adapter for convenient placement and color coordination with your speaker.