Sonos Move 2 Rumoured For A September Release In Australia
— 3 August 2023

Sonos Move 2 Rumoured For A September Release In Australia

— 3 August 2023
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

It appears Sonos is readying its latest portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker with the Sonos Move 2, rumoured for a release date in late September, according to The Verge.

Considering the original Sonos Move is one of the brand’s best products to date, this second-generation model should see a similar level of success. And while it sounds like the design won’t be changed too much, performance should be given a significant boost with a move from mono output to true stereo playback with powerful dual-angled tweeters. To compare, the first-gen model only had one tweeter, which is why it was only able to offer mono sound.

Much like the first-gen model, the Sonos 2 will also have a woofer to help with the low-end. I’ve always found the Sonos Move to be one of the better Bluetooth speakers when it comes to those big, meaty basslines so I have no doubt we’ll be getting a virtuoso performance from Sonos 2.

Sonos Move 2 Rumours Suggest September 2023 Release Date In Australia

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One of the biggest changes is that, much like the Sonos Roam, the Sonos Move 2 supports simultaneous use of its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios. This means listeners can seamlessly “fling” whatever they are listening on Bluetooth to any connected Sonos speakers over Wi-Fi. You couldn’t do this with the original Sonos Move.

Battery life and connectivity will be refined as well. The Verge reports that the Sonos Move 2 is capable of up to 24 hours of continuous playback with a replaceable battery, which is a massive boost over the first-generation model which only offered 10 hours of juice.

Even though the body very much looks the same as the original Sonos Move, the new speaker will feature new controls that mirror those on the Era 100 and Era 300 speakers, which were released earlier this year. This includes that smooth volume slider as opposed to dated textured buttons.

It’s worth noting that, unlike the first-gen, you’ll also be able to use the Sonos 2 as a power bank. This is especially valuable if you’re outdoors with the Move 2 and have no direct access to a socket. And given the chunky battery life, there should be plenty of juice to go around for your external devices.

Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 should mean a stronger, more stable connection and Sonos has now included a new switch on the back for anyone who wants to toggle the voice assistant microphones. Although it seems Sonos’ tiff with Google is still going on; there will be no support for Google Assistant, but you will be able to use Amazon Alexa and Sonos Voice Control.

Details should be confirmed closer to the release date, which is yet to be specified. The Verge reports that the Sonos Move 2 is arriving in late September but there’s been no official word from the company as of yet. That being said, strong rumours like this always seem to leak just as an official announcement is imminent so I wouldn’t be surprised if we get final details in the next few weeks.

The Sonos Move 2 will retail for US$449 (AU$686) and ship in three colourways: black, white and olive.

Sonos Move 2 Spec Sheet (Rumoured)

WeightOver 2.72 kg
DriversDual-angle tweeters, woofer
Battery LifeUp to 24 hours
FeaturesAutomatic Trueplay
IP RatingIP56
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, Amazon Alexa, Sonos Voice Control, USB-C

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Chris Singh
Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.


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