In 2019, Sonos introduced the Move speaker, its first portable speaker that finally brought Sonos sound outdoors. The company later followed that up with the Sonos Roam, its first portable Bluetooth speaker that employs a much more compact form factor for use not only outdoors, but also on the go. Now, Sonos is introducing the Move 2, its second generation Move speaker that boasts several improvements over the original.
The Sonos Move 2 features an overhauled dual tweeter acoustic architecture and delivers wide and spacious stereo sound, says Sonos. It also has a precision-tuned woofer for deep, dynamic and clean bass.
You’ll get double the battery life with up to 24 hours of continuous playback on a single charge. The speaker recharges on its included wireless charging base or you can recharge it on the go using any USB-PD power supply. You can also charge your phone from the speaker or connect an audio source via auxiliary cable and Sonos line-in adapter, like a turntable or computer. It works with a router with Ethernet cable and Sonos combo adapter, along with Apple AirPlay 2 when using Apple devices with iOS 11.4 or later.
Boasting a tough, durable shell and IP56 rating, the Sonos Move 2 is designed to withstand accidental falls and bumps as well as moisture, dust, UV rays, and extreme temperatures.
Automatic Trueplay tuning means the Move 2 can optimize sound for its surroundings so you always get the best listening experience. There’s also new, elevated and intuitive touch controls for play, pause, and skip track. Like the new Sonos Era 300 and Sonos Era 100 speakers, the Move 2 also has a volume slider you can swipe your finger along to adjust listening level.
You can connect the Sonos Move 2 to Wi-Fi and stream via Bluetooth to a stereo pair; or group the Move 2 with other Sonos speakers in your system to amplify sound even further. An LED
light on the product indicates connection, microphone activity, and mute status.
There are also design upgrades with the Sonos Move 2, including a new Olive colourway along with traditional black and white. It’s also more sustainable, reducing idle energy consumption by more than 40%, and coming in a responsibly designed package that uses sustainably sources content, zero virgin plastic, and is curbside recyclable. It also has a removable and replaceable battery to further extend the overall life of the speaker.
Audibly, the Sonos Move 2 has three Class-D amplifiers, two angled tweeters, a woofer, and midwoofer. A far-field microphone array uses advanced beamforming and multi-channel echo cancellation for voice control and automatic Trueplay tuning. There’s also adjustable EQ that is accessed through the Sonos app, including for bass, treble, and loudness.
The Sonos Move 2 will be available starting September 20, 2023 for US$449 (Canadian pricing TBA).