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Sonos Play 3 vs Play 5 Difference Between 

The Sonos Play 3 vs Play 5 is a music system that gives you the ability to play an endless amount of music including your own music (iTunes, Windows Music Player, Amazon Cloud), Internet radio stations, Pandora, Sirius XM, just to name a few. Setup a wireless connection and play your music anywhere in the house. Expand with multiple players and play the same or different songs in different rooms. 

 

Sonos Play 3 Wireless Music Player Review Sonos Play 5 Wireless Music Player Review

Sonos Play 3

Sonos Play 5

Price

 

Retail: $299.99

Find Play 3 BEST Price

 

Retail: $399.99

Find Play 5 BEST Price

 Colors

Black

White

Black

White

 Specs

5.2" x 10.6" x 6.3"

5.71 lbs.

Power Supply - AC 120/240V

Top-Panel Lights

Top-Panel Buttons

Multi-Language Support

1 Ethernet Port

Can be positioned vertically or horizontally

Wall Mountable

 8.5" x 14.40" x 4.8"

9.15 lbs.

Power Supply - AC 120/240V

Top-Panel Lights

Top-Panel Buttons

Multi-Language Support

2 Ethernet Ports

Built-in Handle

How to Control Players

Free Sonos Controller App

This app is available for:

Kindle Fire

Android Smartphone & Tablet

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Free Sonos Controller App

This app is available for:

Kindle Fire

Android Smartphone & Tablet

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Music Services Supported

Amazon Cloud Player

100,000+ Free Internet Radio Stations

Podcasts & Shows

Your iTunes Library

Spotify

Sirius XM

Rhapsody

Pandora

iHeartRadio

TuneIn

Slacker

Stitcher

Wolfgang's Vault

Last.fm

Rdio

MOG

AUPEO!

Downloads from any service with DRM-free Tracks

Same as Play 3
 More Music Info Supported

Streaming MP3, WMA

Support for MP3, iTunes Plus, WMA, AAC, AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Audible, Apple Lossless, Flac, WAV, AIFF

Album Art Supported

Supports playlists from iTunes, Rhapsody, WinAmp, WMP, MusicMatch

Streaming MP3, WMA

Support for MP3, iTunes Plus, WMA, AAC, AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Audible, Apple Lossless, Flac, WAV, AIFF

Album Art Supported

Supports playlists from iTunes, Rhapsody, WinAmp, WMP, MusicMatch

Apple AirPlay

See Sonos Reviews

Audio

3 Digital Amps

1 Tweeter

2 Mid Range Drivers

1 Bass Radiator

Stereo Pair Setting - You can pair 2 Play 3's in the same room with one serving as left channel and the other as the right channel

With multiple players on a wireless setup you can play the same song or a different song on each player

5 Digital Amps

2 Tweeters

2 Mid Range Drivers

1 Subwoofer Driver

Stereo Pair Setting - You can pair 2 Play 5's in the same room with one serving as left channel and the other as the right channel

With multiple players on a wireless setup you can play the same song or a different song on each player

3.5mm Headphone Connection

3.5mm Audio Line-in Connection

 Wireless

To setup 1 or more wireless players around your house you will need the Sonos Bridge. This device connects to your router. Once setup you can connect as many Sonos Players as you wish.

Sonos Bridge Wireless Network

If your Sonos Play 3 is in the same room as your router, you can connect it directly to the router and will not need the Sonos Bridge 

 To setup 1 or more wireless players around your house you will need the Sonos Bridge. This device connects to your router. Once setup you can connect as many Sonos Players as you wish.

Sonos Bridge Wireless Network

If your Sonos Play 5 is in the same room as your router, you can connect it directly to the router and will not need the Sonos Bridge

What's In The Box

Sonos Play 3

Power Cord

Flat Ethernet Cable

Sonos QuickStart Guide with Setup CD

Sonos Play 5

Power Cord

Flat Ethernet Cable

Sonos QuickStart Guide with Setup CD

Price

 

Retail: $299.99

Find Play 3 BEST Price

 

Retail: $399.99

Find Play 5 BEST Price

Sonos Play 1 vs Play 3

 

 Sonos Play 3 Wireless Music Player Review  vs  Sonos Play 5 Wireless Music Player Review

  

 

  

 

 

Sonos Wireless Setup Diagram

  

 

Sonos Play 3 Wireless Music Player Review

 

Sonos Play 5 Wireless Music Player Review