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Sonos Move 2: Everything you need to know

Sonos has revealed the Move 2 as the latest addition to its line of Hi-Fi smart speakers, and the gadget will go on sale this month with a number of enhancements and new capabilities, as previously reported.

The original Move was introduced in 2019 as the company’s first portable product as well as the first Sonos gadget to finally allow Bluetooth connectivity, much to the pleasure of enthusiasts.

Fast forward nearly four years, and the Move 2 doesn’t rewrite the playbook, but it does provide plenty of reasons for Move users to upgrade, including considerably longer battery life, new controls, an extra color, and stereo sound without pairing a second device.

Everything you need to know about the Sonos Move 2 is right here.

When is the Sonos Move 2 release date?

Now the Move 2 has been officially revealed, we can let you know that it will go on sale 20 September.

How much does the Sonos Move 2 cost?

The Move 2 is priced at $449/£449/€499 meaning it’s an extra $50/£50/€100 compared to its predecessor.

You can order it from Sonos now. 

Sonos Move 2

What are the Sonos Move 2 specs and new features?

  • New colour
  • Dual-tweeters
  • 24-hour battery
  • USB-C
  • Volume slider
  • Mic shutoff button

Although the Move 2 appears to be quite similar to the original – and other Sonos speakers – there are a number of enhancements, adjustments, and new capabilities.

On the outside, you’ll notice a new Olive green colorway, which is a welcome change from the normal black and white selections. Though Sonos has done colors in the past, they rarely appear at launch.

The top of the speaker has new controls that match the Era 100 and Era 300 speakers. The touch sensitive volume slider that lies in a groove is the key difference between this and the original Move.

Sonos Move 2

The speaker retains its IP56 rating, which means it can “withstand accidental drops, splashes, rain, dirt, and sun.” The structure is also shock-absorbent.

It still weights 3kg, but Sonos has significantly improved the battery life here. In fact, by about 150% to a staggering 24 hours, which means you could party all day and all night without needing to charge the Move 2.

If you don’t need all of that battery life, you can use the USB-C connector to charge things like your smartphone, making the Move 2 a power bank.

Again, the battery is detachable, and Sonos claims that the new speaker cuts idle energy use by more than 40%. The charging base, which has a more compact form and a detachable power converter, is included in the box.

Sonos Move 2

The USB connector, according to the Era speakers, may also be used to connect numerous audio sources like as your laptop or a turntable. The Sonos Line-In Adapter, which costs $19/£19, must be purchased separately. A $39/£39 combination adapter with an extra Ethernet connection is also available.

Otherwise, you get the standard combo of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Apple Airplay 2, Spotify Connect, Amazon Alexa, Sonos Voice Control, and other services are also supported by the Move 2 (but not Google Assistant).

According to Sonos, “Google recently changed the technical requirements for Google Assistant on third-party devices.” We’re investigating these needs, but it’s a significant engineering effort, and we’ll continue to prioritize work that advances our vision of voice assistants operating in tandem. We are optimistic that Google Assistant will one day be a member of this ecosystem.”

If you are concerned about privacy, a new switch on the back may be used to turn off the power to the microphones.

In terms of audio, the Move 2 Sonos claims that the acoustic design has been improved over the original. A dual-tweeter configuration means the speaker can offer stereo sound without partnering a second unit, however you may still do so if you want a complete stereo pair.

Along with the tweeters, the Move 2 boasts a “precision-tuned woofer” and automated Trueplay, which means it will constantly adjust the sound based on where you place it.

Achraf Grini
Achraf Grini
Hello This is AG. I am a Tech lover and I have long been a promoter and editor for a shopping company, I have followed smartphones and headphones and others. I covers iOS, Android, Windows and macOS, writing tutorials, buying guides and reviews.
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