Sonos Move 2 Portable Speaker Announced

Posted on 12th September, 2023

Sonos Move 2 Portable Speaker Announced

Almost exactly four years after the announcement of the original Sonos Move portable speaker, the company has announced the second generation Move 2 speaker with major upgrades.

While the design is 99% similar to the Sonos Move, the Move 2 has inherited the volume slider groove on the top that was introduced on the Era 100 and Era 300 speakers, allowing for tactile, convenient adjustment of the speaker’s volume. Colour-wise, Sonos has added a new olive colour option that’s a nice change from the usual black and white. 

Internally, though, that’s where most of the changes are. The Move 2 now comes with two tweeters instead of one, resulting in a stereo soundstage versus the original Move’s mono soundstage. The Move 2 can also be paired with another speaker as a stereo pair, or integrate with other speakers in a Sonos sound system similar to how the Sonos Roam can.

There’s automatic TruePlay in the Move 2, which allows for the sound to be adjusted whenever the speaker detects it’s been moved, resulting in the optimal sound for wherever the speaker happens to be placed in a room. 

On the rear, you get a USB-C port that supports charging external devices as well as line-in audio if you purchase a separate Sonos Line-In adapter, so you’ll be able to connect other sources like a turntable or computer if wanted. And of course, the Move 2 supports connectivity over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0. 

As for battery life, the Move 2 has taken a big leap forward here as well, with 24 hours of playback time on a single charge, which is more than twice the first-gen Move’s 10 hours. The battery is replaceable like the first-gen Move, although one will have to send their speaker in to Sonos or a distributor for this to be done rather than it being an at-home endeavour.

Idle energy consumption has been reduced by more than 40% and the speaker comes with a charging base in the box for wireless charging, although this new charging base now has a detachable power adapter. The wireless charging base can also be purchased separately so users will be able to place multiple charging bases around a house for convenience if required. If you already have the original Move, you’ll also be pleased to know that the wireless charging base from the Move is also compatible with the Move 2. Unfortunately, the original Move cannot be paired with the Move 2 as a stereo pair as they have different acoustic architectures. 

Similarly to the first-gen Move, the Move 2 boasts IP56 dust and water resistance, and is made with shock-absorbent materials to endure all the knocks and bumps the speaker will inevitably encounter as a portable speaker that’s meant to be moved around. 

Priced at $799 RRP, the Sonos Move 2 is now available for preorders with general availability starting on 20th September 2023.

Visit Sonos for more information

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    Cheryl Tan

    After diving down the custom IEMs rabbit hole since she was 18, Cheryl has embarked on a long journey trying out as many audio products as possible ever since. She’s still waiting for the day a company can create a pair of true wireless earbuds that sound just as good as wired earphones.

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