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Sonos Move 2 Portable speaker: Everything you should know (+ Renders)

Sonos Move 2 Portable speaker: Everything you should know (+ Renders)

The Sonos Move 2 is expected to deliver true stereo sound and boasts an impressive 24-hour battery life, making it an excellent choice for music lovers seeking a reliable portable speaker. The Sonos Move 2 is not just a portable speaker; it’s a portable speaker that promises to deliver high-quality sound and extended battery life…

While its primary advantage is portable sound for those partaking in outdoor pastimes like golf, camping, or by the pool – remember, you can also employ it as audio for other electronics, like your Roku or Firestick for an enhanced home theater experience.

Let’s take a look at the design from the renders:

Render of the Sonos Move 2 (Black)
@onnleaks x mediapeanut – Render of the Sonos Move 2 (Black)

It’s expected to feature a durable design, possibly even more sleek than the previous model, making it a perfect companion for outdoor events. Automatic switching between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth would ensure seamless music streaming, while the line-in audio support over its USB-C port adds to its versatility.

Design and Build

Render of the Sonos Move 2 (White) on a kitchen table
Render of the Sonos Move 2 (Black)

Retaining the robust and sturdy design of its predecessor, the Sonos Move 2 should feature a similar oval shape and an integrated handle at the back for easy portability.

Render of the Sonos Move 2 (White)
Render of the Sonos Move 2 (White)

Despite weighing in at over six pounds, its without a doubt that it will have high-quality audio performance and versatility which makes it a worthwhile companion for outdoor events or parties.

A render of the Sonos Move 2 being used for an outdoor events/party
A render of the Sonos Move 2 being used for an outdoor events/party

The Move 2 is expected to be available in three color options: black, white, and a new olive variant.

Renders and Images

From the renders, the Sonos Move 2 maintains the same design as its predecessor, the sonos move, featuring an oval shape with for easy portability.

However, it comes in three color options: black, white, and a new olive variant, giving users more options to choose from. The renders and images of the Move 2 show a sleek and modern design that is sure to appeal to many users.

Features and Connectivity

It’s possible one of the key enhancements in the Sonos Move 2 will automatic switching between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, eliminating the need for manual toggling.

This feature allows users to play music from their phone over Bluetooth to the Move 2, which then relays it over Wi-Fi to other Sonos speakers in the home. The Move 2 is also expected to support line-in audio over its USB-C port, enabling users to charge mobile devices using the same port.

Sound Quality and Performance

Promising a significant improvement in sound quality, the Sonos Move 2 switching from mono output to true stereo playback would be ideal.

This would be made possible by the inclusion of dual angled tweeters, a notable upgrade from the original Move which only had one.

The speaker also containing a woofer that handles bass frequencies, ensuring a balanced and high-quality sound output is the ideal scenario. Furthermore, the Automatic Trueplay optimization feature enhances the Move 2’s sound performance by adjusting the audio whenever the speaker’s position changes.

The Sonos Move 2’s Compatibility with Streaming Devices

It doesn’t take an exerpt to know the Sonos Move 2’s compatibility will remain robust like it’s previous model: The Sonos Move. It will be of course be compatibile with various streaming devices like Roku (via bluetooth through the Roku mobile app) and Firestick makes it a versatile choice for movie and music lovers.

See our post on How to Connect Roku to Bluetooth Speakers or headphones if you expect to connect your Sonos Move for audio. Roku is known to make their Roku Streambar the easiest to pair, so if you want a third party speaker like a Sonos, then you’ll need to know how to connect it.

With its ability to deliver high-quality stereo sound, the Move 2 can enhance your viewing and listening experience, making it feel like you’re in a movie theater or a concert.

Moreover, its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity allow for seamless switching between devices and platforms. Whether you’re streaming a movie on Netflix, watching a show on Hulu, or listening to music on Spotify, the Sonos Move 2 ensures that you get the best audio experience. It’s not just a portable speaker; it’s a comprehensive solution for your audio needs.

Battery Life and Energy Efficiency

It’s without question the Sonos Move 2 battery life will be remarkable upon release, offering continuous playback of up to 24 hours.

This would represent a substantial improvement from the original Move’s 10-hour battery life. Rhe Move 2 designed to consume less energy when idle, leading to improved standby endurance.

A even closer look at the Sonos Move 2’s Design and Build Quality

The Sonos Move 2 should retains the original’s IP56 dust and water resistance, making it a durable choice for outdoor use. It also uses shock-absorbent materials to protect against drops and accidental tumbles.

Side Note: Upon testing we’ll also consider the Move 2 as one of the top speakers for Tablets.

Despite its robust build, the Move 2 maintains a sleek and stylish design, making it an attractive addition to your home decor. It will be available in three colors: black, white, and a new olive option, giving you the freedom to choose a color that best matches your style.

The Move 2’s wireless charging base station is expected to have a detachable power adapter, making it more convenient to use. It would also carries over the redesigned controls that debuted on the Era 100 and 300, including the dedicated volume slider if this is the case.

If its improved the same way it looks to be based on the renders, these features, combined with its impressive audio performance, make the Sonos Move 2 will be a worthy investment for your home entertainment system or outdoor setup, just like the original Sonos Move.

Pricing and Availability

The Sonos Move 2 is expected to retail at $449 in the United States, representing a $50 increase from the original model’s current price. Despite the price hike, the Move 2’s enhanced features and performance make it a worthy investment for music enthusiasts. The device is set for release in late September 2023.

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Sonos Move 2: Final Thoughts

The Sonos Move 2 is a significant upgrade from the original Move… It offers true stereo sound, extended battery life, and improved connectivity features, making it a worthy investment for music lovers.

While it may be slightly more expensive than its predecessor, the enhanced features and performance of the Move 2 justify the price hike. With its release scheduled for late September 2023, music enthusiasts have something exciting to look forward to.

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Paul Michael

Paul Michael is a media and technology expert whose research reveals how technology and media are being used in the world today. He has expertise on computers, the internet, streaming, Roku, electronics, and education. He also enjoys graphic design & digital art. Paul has his Bachelors of Arts and Science(s) from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ