Man at His Best

SONOS PLAY:5 is space age stuff

Houston, we have no problems with this sound system

BY WAYNE CHEONG | Jan 1, 2016 | Technology

Illustration by Priscilla Wong

It’s easy to get lost in the cacophony of brands hawking wireless sound systems. But close your eyes and focus on that one clear tone as the noise peels away... there, that’s the sound system you are looking for.

The very design of the SONOS PLAY:5 will gladden the heart of the minimalist. No extraneous buttons or switches. It’s also larger than the earlier generation of the PLAY:5; heavy too. But within lies six custom-designed drivers to give you that listening experience that’s almost akin to studio-mastered music.

Orient the SONOS PLAY:5 either horizontally or vertically for that rich, bassy sound, but the free iOS or Android Trueplay tuning app is the cherry on top. It’ll help determine that sweet spot for positioning your speakers so that the music pumping from the SONOS PLAY:5 is always at its optimal best.

SONOS PLAY:5 retails for SGD999 and is available from Challenger, VivoCity and Tangs, just to name a few.

First published in Esquire Singapore's January 2016 issue.