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PLAY:5 (gen 1)

PLAY:5 (gen 1)
White Wireless Music System

  • With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
  • What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)

RRP £349 SAVE £70

NOW £279.95

All our web prices are valid in-store


This page is intended to demonstrate the incredible value of our 6 Year Supercare. Under recent legislation, we are obliged to point out that you obviously do not need to purchase an extended warranty at the same time you purchase your electrical goods and are entitled to shop around. We have been encouraging our customers to do just that for years because, not only are our prices significantly cheaper than our competitors, but just look at what else we include:

Free loan machine (only if taken back to store)
Should you encounter a problem, just ask and you'll be provided with a unit to ensure you're not without music whilst your equipment is being fixed.

Like for like machine if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.

Free routine service / Maintenance checks
have your unit serviced as often as you wish, free of charge, during the 6 year period. (Normally excluded from extended guarantees).

45 day cooling off period
If you're not happy with our 6 Year Supercare package just ask for a full refund - no questions asked. After 45 days, providing no claim has been made, you can also terminate the agreement and receive a pro-rata refund.

If you use the policy in the 6 years, you'll have saved yourself tens and perhaps hundreds of pounds. If you don't use it...IT WON'T COST YOU A THING!*

* Simply return your unused Supercare policy within one month of the expiration date, and we'll refund the price of your warranty.
LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED!We'll beat any genuine advertised price,
even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply.

With FREE 2 Year Guarantee!

"If your music collection is largely CD-quality tracks and below, or youre a serial Spotify user, then Sonos is a great multi-room ecosystem."What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision Award Winner 2015


The Sonos wireless sound system is simply one of the best sounding, most reliable and highly flexible there is. With the latest Sonos components you don't even require a BRIDGE or BOOST, as they are capable of linking via your home Wi-Fi system. For the very best results, though, linking one component to an Ethernet connection will allow you to take advantage of the famous Sonos 'Mesh' system. The more components you add, the stronger this dedicated wireless mesh becomes. Best of all, because it runs independently from your Wi-Fi, the reliability and strength of the signal is unaffected by Wi-Fi dropouts.


Controlling your Sonos system couldn't be easier. Simply download dedicated apps for your smartphone or tablet - both Apple iOS and Android are catered for - and you're good to go. You can either stream music stored on your device, from a local network share or take advantage of music streaming services such as Spotify, Napster and With the veritable selection of music sources available on Sonos, there's simply no need to buy 'physical' music again!


Contained within the still compact casing you'll find a 5-driver speaker system with five dedicated digital amplifiers. Twin tweeters and mid-range units combine with a single woofer to give a full-range, stereo, expansive sound quality. The active design gives a hugely punchy, dynamic sound with excellent detail and control. The Play:5 fills even the largest rooms with sound without effort.


Think of a scenario and the Play:5 fits. With its powerful sound the Play:5 is ideal as the main music system in your home. Adding to its appeal is a line level input, making it perfect for plugging in your MP3 or CD player, or even your TV.


With robust build quality, the Play:5 is not only built to last but also ideal for use in rooms with wide temperature changes - such as conservatories. The solid construction with no vinyl wrap or wood veneers to peel or distort will still look good in years to come. As usual, there's a Play:5 White and Play:5 Black so that finding one to suit your decor is easy.

For all that's great about Sonos, with the most powerful and dynamic sound, the Play:5 makes a worthy range topper.

Click here for link to our blog review

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Connection Features
Number of USB sockets.
Analogue Input
Number of analogue line inputs
1 x RCA phono
Networking Features
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Wireless Connection
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Sonos Mesh
Smartphone Control
Can you use a Smart Phone (iPhone or Android) to control the receiver?
General Features
Remote Control
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm.
365 x 123 x 217
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG.
Award Winning System
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 32 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product works well Great price, staff in the Manchester Prestwich store very helpful will go back when I need anything else. 26 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great all rounder Our living room sound system and radio in the kitchen both started playing up at the same time. After looking at various options the sonos system was I no brainer. Comact, looks good and a great sound. All of this and be able to work it from a simple app on my phone/I pod. Set up only took minutes (for all 3 units we bought!) we have spotify and internet radio on tap. You can play different songs/radio stations on each unit so I can have acdc on in the living room while my wife listens to the radio in the dining room. Amazing system and I can't stop telling people about it. 06 October 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good for larger rooms Overall impressed with how easy Sonos is to setup and the apps make it easy to use. I've put the Play:5 in a kitchen with smaller 3 and 1 in bedrooms and use the connect with my Cyrus amp. Prefer to run Sonos with FLAC files rather than compressed music. 11 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic Combined this with another Play 5 speaker to create a stereo pair in my living room. Just one Play 5 sounded fantastic, but having the stereo separation gives another jump in listening pleasure! Due to very thick walls in my flat I had a few problems with the sound disconnecting when using using the line-in (when using no audio compression). In the end I connected the two speakers with a ethernet cable and now all works perfectly (it turned out that one speaker had much better signal, so all the traffic gets routed via that one once the cable is in place). Would highly recommend! 08 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really pleased with product. I have been looking for a sound system for a while & liked the sound & look of the Sonos equipment. Finally took the plunge and bought a Sonos 5 & 1. Really pleased with the audio quality of both speakers with obviously the 5 taking the edge. My wife likes it because it has not got any speaker cables leading to it. 08 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easier than expected to set up as latest model & no bridge required Quick efficient delivery & option of a keep safe or leave with a neighbour delivery which was useful. Also a slot time of delivery very useful. Product excellent & much to my delight I didn't need a bridge also contrary to what my friend said when it arrived (also a sonos fan but has earlier version) which made installation quick & simple. Sound quality I am very happy with & design suits my room - modern & sleek! 02 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sonos Play 5 is great Got this to go with my 2 x Play1 and play3. My house is now filled with music. 01 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simple to set up with good sound quality The unit was out of the box and in use in 10 mins. We have only had the play 5 for 1 week but the sound quality compared against a play 1 and a play 3 provided greater detail and much more bass. The portability of the unit is great but I think a unit with a rechargeable battery pack would be a great addition to the sonos line up of hardware. 25 August 2015
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