The Sonos Move 2 can “Cut to the Feeling” for 24 hours straight

Sonos Move 2
Pictured: Sonos Move 2
// A big Bluetooth speaker with an equally large price tag.
Alex Choros
Sep 07, 2023
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Published on September 06, 2023

Sonos has revealed its second take on its Move portable speaker, and like everything else, it has gotten more expensive. The original Move launched at $649 locally, while the Move 2 will set you back $799 when it hits shelves on September 20.

That's a sizeable price tag for a category often with speakers around the $200 mark, but the Move 2 offers some substantial upgrades on its predecessor.

The first comes in the form of a much longer battery life. The original Move would only last up to 11 hours per charge; the Move 2 will last up to 24. That’s enough to listen to Carly Rae Jepsen’s 'Cut to the Feeling' on loop 411 times.

Secondly, the Move 2 now features stereo sound. The original Move was only capable of mono.

Like the Era 100 and Era 300, the Move 2 now supports line-in over USB-C. This allows you to connect devices like a turntable. You will however need an official Sonos USB-C dongle if you want to use a 3.5mm cable. These start at $35. Alternatively, you can use the USB-C port to charge other devices like a phone.

One spec that hasn't changed is weight: the Move 2 still weighs in at 3kg. When I reviewed the original Move back in 2019, I found the sheer heft made it better for at-home use. I liked taking it onto the balcony, but it wasn't the kind of speaker I was going to take out and about. Of course, Sonos now has the smaller, more affordable Roam for those looking for a truly portable option.

The Move 2 will naturally work with all other S2 Sonos speakers in your house over your wireless network. It also supports playback over Bluetooth

The Move 2 will be available in a choice of black, white, or olive.

This story first appeared on our sister site WhistleOut Australia.

Alex Choros
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Alex Choros
Alex Choros is the Group Reviews Editor for Clearlink Australia's local websites - Reviews.org, Safewise, and WhistleOut - and the Managing Editor for WhistleOut Australia. He's been writing about consumer technology for over eight years and is an expert on the Australian telco sector, to the point where he knows far too many phone and internet plans by heart. He also contributes to Gizmodo and Lifehacker, and makes regular appearances on 2GB. Outside of tech, Alex loves long hikes, red wine, and death metal.

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