The Sonos Move speaker, just like its name implies, is incredibly portable. It is not quite big and can be used wirelessly with its integrated battery. There is also a empty part at the back of the speaker that acts as a handle for one-hand holding. If you’re searching for a more compact Sonos speaker that is even much easier to bring along with you when you’re out and about, take a look at the Sonos Roam and the Sonos Roam SL. The Sonos Move’s build quality is excellent. It feels really reliable, though the plastic material on its top may possibly feel a little bit cheaper than the other parts of its build. Its drivers are secured by a metal grille, and it’s rated IP56 for dust and water resistance, which means it’s certified to be protected against direct contact with water for up to 3 mins and dust for close to 2 to 8 hours.
The Sonos Move’s battery overall performance is fantastic. We have tested around TEN hours of constant playback when used wirelessly, though battery performance can also differ based upon on your usage, and your real-world experience may vary. You can either use the charging dock or a standard USB-C connector for re-charging, although there is no cable included. It will go into sleep mode after being idle for a while, or you can force the sleep mode with a simple press of the power button. The manufacturer as well sells replacement battery sets for this speaker should its original battery wear out.
The Sonos Move’s Sonos S2 application is excellent. There are bass and treble sliders you can use to fine-tune the speaker’s sound to your taste. You can use the application to pair this speaker to an additional compatible speaker to create a stereo pair. There is also a multi-room feature you can use to listen to different audio in different rooms of your home at the same time. Regrettably, it does not have more robust sound customization functions for example a graphic EQ. Its Trueplay room correction option is also only available with iOS products, which may dissatisfy some Android customers.
The Sonos Move speaker is great for outdoor use. It’s well-built with an IP56 rating for dust and water resistance, so you don’t need to be concerned about it getting a little bit dirty or wet when taking it outdoors with you. Its battery lasted over 10 hours in our tests, making it appropriate for long listening periods spent outdoors, even though this can vary depending on your usage. It can be paired to up to 2 devices at once, which is practical when you need to quickly switch between audio sources. Its Bluetooth range is also really good, so your paired device continues to be connected even if it’s far away from the speaker.
The Sonos Move is an superb voice assistant speaker. It can capture your voice from pretty far and fully understand you. It has both Alexa and Google Assistant built-in. You’ll need to be connected via Wi-Fi as the voice assistants don’t work through Bluetooth, unfortunately. For those who have a privacy aspect, you can very easily mute the microphone so that it doesn’t always listen to you.
The Sonos Move speaker is good for music. With its Trueplay room correction function turned on, its sound profile is very well-balanced, making it suited for listening to lots of various types of music. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of compression present in the bass range at maximum volume that can affect the quality of your music. It also needs two units to play stereo audio and down-mixes stereo content to mono when using it on its own, which isn’t very as impressive. That said, for a non-360-degree speaker, its directivity is quite remarkable, so your audio sounds crystal clear from most angles.
The Sonos Move is merely fine for watching video content. With its Trueplay room correction feature enabled, it has a well-balanced sound profile, but won’t be ideal if you listen to videos via Bluetooth due to its latency. Also, it down-mixes stereo content to mono when using it on its own, which isn’t very fascinating. On the benefit, AirPlay users should not notice any delay, which is great. Photo: Sonos
The Sonos Move is a very good all-around portable speaker that has a well-balanced sound profile with its Trueplay room correction function enabled, making it suitable for a wide range of audio content. It supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, it’s very well-built, and has a handle for one-hand transporting wherever you go. Additionally, its voice assistant efficiency is really impressive and works at a great distance. Unfortunately, Trueplay is solely available with iOS devices, which may disappoint many Android users. Its soundstage also is not very immersive due to its mono design. That said, its directivity is still very good for a non-360-degree speaker, so your audio sounds very clear from most angles.
Two Class-D digital amplifiers.
One tweeter creates a crisp and accurate high frequency response.
One mid-woofer ensures the faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies plus deep, rich bass.
Integrated voice control.
Connects to WiFi network with any 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4 or 5 GHz broadcast-capable router
Charging base:100-240 VAC, ~50/60 Hz, 1.2 A. Output: 18.0 VDC, 2.5 A, 45.0 W
USB port: USB type C PD power with 45W, 20V/2.25A.
Replacement: Visit our website www.sonos.com for more information.
Disposal: Check with your local waste or recycling company to determine the proper disposal method in your area.
Dimensions (H x W x D)
9.44 x 6.29 x 4.96 in (240 x 160 x 126 mm)
6.61 lb (3.0 kg) (including the battery)
32º to 113º F (0º to 45º C)
-13º to 158º F (-25º to 70º C)
Move meets IP56 water and dust resistance levels. Just don’t leave it out in a soaking rainstorm.
Note:The charging base included with Move is for indoor use only.
Black with black grille
Sonos Move, charging base, and Quickstart guide.
Note:Move’s remaining battery life is always visible in the Sonos app.
100-240 VAC, ~50/60 Hz, 1.2A. Output: 18.0 VDC, 2.5 A, 45.0 W
Average active efficiency
Efficiency at low load (10%)
No-load power consumption