The Sonos Move is a good all-around portable speaker that has a well-balanced sound profile suitable for a wide variety of content. It supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, it's very well-built, and has a handle for one-hand carrying wherever you go. Also, its voice assistant performance is quite impressive and works at a great distance. Unfortunately, its soundstage is mediocre due to its mono design, although it's still good for a non-360-degree speaker.
The Sonos Move is decent for music. It has a very well-balanced sound profile and is suitable for a wide variety of music genres. Unfortunately, the soundstage is quite narrow due to its mono design, but it still performs decently for a non-360-degree speaker. There's also quite a bit of bass compression when using it at max volume. On the upside, it has a room correction feature that can be used to calibrate its audio delivery when connected to Wi-Fi.
The Sonos Move is just okay for watching video content. It has a well-balanced sound profile, but won't be ideal if you listen to videos via Bluetooth due to its latency. Also, its soundstage isn't the widest due to its mono speaker design. On the upside, AirPlay users shouldn't notice any delay, which is good.
The Sonos Move is great for podcasts. It can get decently loud and has a well-balanced sound profile, especially in the mid-range, which makes voices sound clear and present. You can easily stream content to it via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and you can even make your content play on multiple Sonos Move speakers at the same time throughout your home via your network.
The Sonos Move is an excellent voice assistant speaker. It can capture your voice from fairly far and understand you. It has both Alexa and Google Assistant built-in. Note that you'll need to be connected via Wi-Fi as the voice assistants don't work via Bluetooth unfortunately. For those who have a privacy concern, you can easily mute the microphone so it doesn't always listen to you.
The Sonos Move is a good outdoor speaker. Its build quality feels solid, and it's rated IP56 for dust and water resistance. It has a very good battery life of over 10 hours, which should be more than enough for most people. Unfortunately, it's not a full 360-degree speaker, so you'll need to position it accordingly. Nevertheless, it has a very good Bluetooth range and also supports multi-device pairing so two devices can cast content to it.
The Sonos Move has a very sleek and simplistic design. It should blend in with any decor and doesn't stand out much. The speaker can rest on its small base or be moved around easily.
The Sonos Move, like its name indicates, is extremely portable. It's fairly small in size and can be used wirelessly with its built-in battery. There's also a hollow part at the back of the speaker that acts as a handle for one-hand carrying.
This speaker feels very well-built thanks to the materials used. It feels premium and durable, although the top plastic part might feel a bit cheaper than the rest of the build. The drivers are also protected by a large grille.
The Sonos Move's control scheme is very straightforward. The four-dotted touch-sensitive buttons can be tapped for volume control or swiped to skip tracks. You can also mute the microphone, and it has a dedicated play/pause button. Also, it features physical buttons to switch between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections, and power the speaker on and off.
This speaker's frequency response accuracy is good. It has a very well-balanced sound profile suitable for a wide variety of music genres. It can produce quite a deep bass, which is good. Also, it has a few customization options in its compatible app, including a room correction feature available when on a Wi-Fi connection. It also recalibrates after being moved, which takes about 20 seconds to do.
Its soundstage is mediocre, which is expected since it's a mono speaker. On the upside, the directivity is quite impressive for a speaker that isn't 360 degrees.
This speaker's battery performance is excellent. We've measured around 10 hours of continuous playback when used wirelessly. You can either use the charging dock or a typical USB-C connector for recharging, although there's no cable included. While we measured around 1.5 hours of charge time, other users have experienced charging times around 2.5 to 3 hours. On the upside, it goes into sleep mode after being idle for a while, or you can force the sleep mode with a single press of the power button.
The Sonos Move's voice assistant functionalities are amazing. It has both Alexa and Google Assistant built-in, and it has no trouble understanding you at a great distance. You'll need to be connected via Wi-Fi, as the voice assistants don't work via Bluetooth. On the upside, if you don't like knowing that the speaker's always listening, you can easily turn off the microphone with the press of a single button. However, its ambient noise performance isn't as impressive as the Amazon Echo Dot Gen 4 or the Amazon Echo Gen 4, so it may have some trouble understanding your commands if you're in a noisy setting.
The Sonos S2 app is good. It features bass and treble sliders but lacks an actual EQ. On the upside, you can use the app to trigger the room correction feature on both iOS and Android. It also allows you to pair two Sonos speakers to create a stereo mode, pair multiple speakers together for a party, or even have multiple units scattered in a multi-room setup to play your favorite tracks throughout your home via your network.
This speaker can't be used wired with a source. Its only cable is the wired charging station. It also charges with a USB-C cable, but the Sonos Move doesn't include it in the box.
This Bluetooth-enabled speaker has an excellent range, but it won't be suitable for playing videos as its latency is too high. Some apps compensate for this, so your experience may vary. On the upside, it features multi-device pairing, which is great if you often find yourself wanting to play audio from different sources.
The Sonos Move is Wi-Fi compatible and allows for an easy multi-room setup. Just like the Sonos One SL, it features very low latency via AirPlay, but unfortunately, it doesn't have Chromecast built-in.
We reviewed the black variant of the Sonos Move, but it's also available in white. We expect our test results to be valid for both color variants.
If you find another variant of the Sonos Move, let us know in the discussions and we'll update our review.
The Sonos Move is a fairly versatile and sleek-looking portable speaker. It has a very well-balanced sound profile and is suitable for a wide variety of music genres. It feels very well-built and premium, which is nice if you want to bring it outdoors. Also, while it might not be able to deliver a stereo output, its directivity is still quite impressive when compared to other mono speakers.
The Sonos Move and the Sonos Five have different strengths. The Move is better suited for outdoor use as it's battery-powered and has an IP56 rating for dust and water resistance, although we don't currently test for this. It also has outstanding voice assistant capabilities, and you can wirelessly stream audio to the device using Bluetooth. However, the Five is better suited for music as it can produce more low-bass, and it can be used in stereo or mono mode, depending on how it's placed.
The Sonos Move is a better speaker for most uses than the Apple HomePod. The Sonos is better-built, and its portable design makes it suitable for outdoor use. Its sound profile is more neutral, and it has bass and treble adjustments to help you customize its sound. Also, there's a mic mute button for its voice assistant. However, the Apple has a better soundstage, and its voice assistant understands your voice better in noisier environments.
The Sonos Move is a better speaker than the JBL Xtreme 3. The Sonos has a better-balanced sound profile, has built-in voice assistant support for Alexa and Google Assistant, and you can tweak its sound using the bass/treble adjustment sliders on its companion app. It also supports Wi-Fi, and you can pair it with up to two devices at a time. However, the JBL has lower Bluetooth latency on iOS and Android.
The Sonos Move is a better speaker for most uses than the JBL PartyBox 100. The Sonos is better-built and has a more portable, lightweight design. Also, it's compatible with voice assistants, and it has bass and treble adjustments so you can customize its sound. That said, the JBL is better for music, thanks to its better soundstage and the fact that it gets louder.
The Sonos Move is a better overall speaker than the Sony SRS-XB33. The Sonos has a more balanced sound profile, supports built-in voice assistants, and has a better companion app. You can also wirelessly stream audio to it via Wi-Fi. However, the Sony feels a bit better-built, its companion app offers a basic graphic EQ, and it has lower Bluetooth latency on iOS and Android.
The Sonos Move is a better speaker overall than the Amazon Echo Gen 4. The Sonos is better-built, and because it can be battery-operated, it's suitable to use outdoors. Also, its default sound profile is better-balanced, and it can get louder. However, the Amazon is a bit better for voice assistants, as it can understand your voice commands better in noisy environments.
The Sonos Move is a more versatile speaker than the Amazon Echo Dot Gen 4. The Sonos can be battery-operated, so it's portable enough to use outside. It has an IP56 rating for dust and water resistance, though we don't test for this. It also has a better-balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, and it can get louder. However, the Amazon is a bit better for voice assistants thanks to its ambient noise performance, which helps the voice assistant understand your commands more clearly in noisy environments.
The Sonos Move is a better speaker than the OontZ Angle 3. The Sonos is better-built, with a more even sound profile that can produce thumpier low-bass. It also supports Wi-Fi as well as voice assistants and has an app with bass and treble adjustments so you can tweak its sound to better suit your needs. However, the OontZ has a longer-lasting battery life and while it doesn't get as loud as the Sonos, it has fewer compression artifacts at max volume.
The Sonos Move is a significantly better speaker than the Theater Solutions B83GR. Though we don't test for this, it's rated IP56 for dust and water resistance. It's more portable, better-built, has a built-in voice assistant, and can support Wi-Fi. It also has a longer battery life, a room customization feature, and a significantly more balanced sound profile with treble and bass adjustment features. That said, the B83GR may be a better option for those looking for a louder speaker that blends better with various outdoor landscapes.