October 3rd 2013 1:39 pm

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conclusion:We're mixed

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Multi-room speaker systems are on the rise, with Sonos as the current title holder while Bose and Libratone each work on their own competitors -- not to mention Apple's AirPlay. Now Samsung throws its hat into the ring with the Shape Wireless Audio System, offering Bluetooth on top of multiple streaming services. While its first product, the M7, offers solid sound, the lack of available streaming services and a so-so app experience keep it from being a real contender right now.

PC Mag says the M7 resembles "a big Trivial Pursuit wedge," but Digital Trends says the speaker "looked right at home with today's minimalist speaker designs." That angular, minimalist design gives you the flexibility to either lay the speaker flat, or use a stand to keep it upright. However, Digital Trends did take issue with Samsung's decision to put the ports on the back, which makes it "tedious" to insert or remove cables.

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    6.9
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    8.4
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    8.0
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8.0
CNET Feb 18, 2014

The Samsung Shape M7 is a versatile streaming speaker that sounds better than the Sonos Play:3 but lacks a rich ecosystem of products and supported services.

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6.0
PC Mag Apr 22, 2014

The Samsung Shape M7 offers plenty of features in a multi-room speaker system, but it doesn't deliver enough on sound quality or ease of use.

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7.0
HD Guru Dec 6, 2013

Samsung’s system does plenty of the same stuff the competition does, and the M7’s TV SoundConnect feature makes it a great option for pairing with a Samsung Smart TV. So, yeah, 3.5 hearts out of 5, and maybe Sonos does need to watch its back.

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Digital Trends Nov 19, 2013

The M7 is a respectable first outing, and we expect it to only improve from here. But in our book, Sonos is still king of the modular wireless world.

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8.0
About Nov 4, 2013

As I see it, there's only one clear-cut reason to buy a Shape system instead of a Sonos system: Bluetooth. On the other hand, Sonos has the advantages of a full line of products and a whopping 21 Internet streaming services.

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First Looks

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Engadget Oct 3, 2013

Named mostly after their triangular hardware, which can lie horizontally, stand vertically or be mounted to a wall, these speakers come armed with WiFi, Bluetooth or NFC, allowing you to stream music over your home network (or not).

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CNET Oct 3, 2013

The M7 speaker ($399) has a sleek, wedgelike shape, with a textured speaker grille and a plastic cabinet that's available in either a white or black finish.

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Gizmodo Oct 3, 2013

The Shape—which features a foam-core woofer, CNT pulp cone mid-range speakers, and silk dome tweeters—works like the wireless speakers you're already familiar with. It lets you stream music from an app on your phone or tablet.

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SlashGear Oct 3, 2013

The wireless speaker system universe has seen another high-powered member born this week in the Samsung Shape M7 Wireless Audio Multiroom speaker system. This system works in collaboration with the Samsung Hub to connect a multi-room audio experience.

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Pocket-Lint Oct 4, 2013

Samsung doesn't look to differ much from the Sonos offering, with similar pricing for what looks to be the same functionality. Of course, it comes down to sound quality.

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