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Samsung SHAPE M5 (WAM550 / WAM551)

Samsung SHAPE M5 (WAM550 / WAM551)
alaScore 91

176 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 reviews of Samsung SHAPE M5 (WAM550 / WAM551). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung SHAPE M5 (WAM550 / WAM551) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung SHAPE M5 (WAM550 / WAM551)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Samsung SHAPE M5 (WAM550 / WAM551) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price. The design also gets good opinions.

usability, design, price

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung WAM550 M5 Medium Wireless Audio Multiroom SpeakerSamsung WAM550 M5 Medium Wireless Audio Multiroom Speaker

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SHAPE M5 (WAM550 / WAM551)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung SHAPE M5 (WAM550 / WAM551) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung WAM-551 Shape M5 Multi-Room Speaker - WhiteSamsung WAM-551 Shape M5 Multi-Room Speaker - White

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung SHAPE M5 (WAM550 / WAM551)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Samsung SHAPE M5 (WAM550 / WAM551) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People really like the size. The design is also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the reliability and usability.

price, design, size

usability, reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SHAPE WAM550 M5 Wireless Multi-room Speaker (Black)Samsung SHAPE WAM550 M5 Wireless Multi-room Speaker (Black)

Aug, 2018

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung M5

 

Make multiroom easy with Samsung's superb streaming speaker

Distinctive design ; Full-bodied sound with crisp detail ; Easy-to-use smartphone app

Occasionally overwhelming bass ; Not enough of a step up from the M3 ; No audio inputs

Samsung shows its rivals how multiroom should be done with its slick, stylish and user-friendly wireless speaker.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung Shape Audio System review

 

One to watch in multi-room, Samsung's first effort is not bad at all

Big sound Decent amount of detail Good control app Well featured Clear mid-range

Lacks a universal ‘family sound’ Bass tubby and unrefined, particularly in M7

It’s a shame Samsung hasn’t been able to create a consistent sound across the speaker range. But, with the Shape Audio System, it has come close to providing Sonos with one of its first serious competitors in years. With extensive functionality, a...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung M5 review

 

A seriously talented speaker that brings fun and performance in spades

Big and spacious sound for its size Fun, likeable character Clean, cohesive sound Strong midrange Exciting, agile presentation

Bass can occasionally be tubby

You will enjoy the clean, open and exciting sound the M5 produces, while its connectivity makes it a one-stop shop for your streaming needs. Its multi-room potential only adds to its charm too. This is a must-try wireless speaker that is fun and packs...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Shape M5 review

 

These Multiroom speakers have an attractive design and good sound quality

The Samsung Shape M5 sound good whether used as a single speaker or as part of a multiroom system. We just wish that the app and speaker supported more services. The Shape M5 is a good, pretty speaker, but those looking for a multiroom setup should...

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Samsung M5 Speaker Review

 

The Samsung M5 might look like a wedge of odd cheese, but it packs in plenty of punch, and it aims to rival Sonos' multi-room skills too. Can Samsung topple Sonos for the multi-room crown or is it a lacklustre first effort? We take a look.

Despite its compact and unusual design, the Samsung M5 packs in some serious sound. It's loud and clear and sounds pretty good, although the bass could be more pronounced. And with some serious wireless smarts, it's easy to hook up a couple of them...

If you do want to opt for a multi-room setup, things can start getting pricey. You'll need an optional hub for a start, and at £50 it's not cheap

Nov, 2014

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Samsung M5 Multiroom Speaker System Review

 

Samsung's assault on the multi-room audio market continues with the M5 wireless speaker.

Very easy setup ; Flexible placement ; Wide dispersion of sound ; Remote App is great ; Extremely reliable streaming ; Useful Ethernet switch on hub

Limited stereo separation ; Cheaper wireless speakers available

If you're looking for an individual wireless speaker there are cheaper options than Samsung's M5 that will sound just as good. However, if you're looking for a multi-room solution or would like that option later, then the M5 is a definite winner....

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung WAM550 M5

 

Great sound quality for the price

Not very easy to pair up with their other speaker, can cut off at times too

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung WAM550 M5

 

This speaker is fantastic. Takes up little space with a good rich sound. Very impressive.

Nothing

Aug, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung WAM550 M5

 

Can be a bit fiddly to connect to Internet.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung WAM550 M5

 

Works great with Spotify on any device.

Does not work with Google Play. For strange reasons, Samsung Application doesn't always finds the speaker. However, it's always available in other applications.

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Amplifier

Number of amplifier channels:2.1

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
LED indicators:Power / Y / Yes
Product Type:2.1 system

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-in
Audio output channels:1.0 / 2.1
Driver diameter:5.6
Driver Size:5.6
Mid-range driver diameter:5.6
Mid-range driver size:5.6
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Number of tweeter drivers:2
Number of woofer drivers:1
Recommended usage:Universal
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf / Tabletop/bookshelf, Wall-mountable
Speaker Type:2-way
Suitable for outdoor use: No
Tweeter: Yes
Tweeter diameter:5.6
Tweeter size:5.6
Woofer:N / No / Yes
Woofer Diameter:8
Woofer size:8

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 75

Other features

Compatible operating systems:iOS: 4.3 and above\nAndroid: 2.3.3 and above\nWindows: XP and above\nMac: OS X 10.0 and above

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:286
Package height:170
Package weight:3
Package width:572

Performance

Equalizer:N / No
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
On/off switch: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Recommended usage:Mobile phone / Smartphone
Remotely operated:Y / Yes
Treble adjustment:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Rotary
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless / Wireless
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Interface:3.5 mm
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Speaker interface type:Bluetooth
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Power

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):7
Power consumption (typical):15
Power source type:AC

Technical Details

Wi-Fi: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.3 / 16.8 / 168
Height :11.2 / 11.3 / 11.4 / 114 / 16.8
Package depth:16.8 / 168 / 17 / 28.6
Package height:17 / 28.6 / 28.7 / 287
Package weight:2.99 / 2994 / 3
Package width:57.2 / 572
Weight:2.27 / 2.3 / 2268
Width:34.2 / 34.3 / 343