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Samsung Shape™ M5

Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi® wireless speaker system (White)

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by Ralph Graves
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The compact Samsung Shape M5 wireless speaker lets you enjoy your music many different ways. By itself, the M5 makes a great speaker system for your den or office. Stream music wirelessly to it from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet. With multiple M5s and the Samsung Shape WAM250 Wireless Audio Hub, you can easily create a wireless multi-room audio system. Enjoy Pandora® with your smartphone in one room while a family member plays an Internet radio station in a different room.

Simple wireless connectivity

The system uses Bluetooth and has NFC (Near Field Communication) built-in. Just touch your NFC-compatible smartphone or tablet to pair it with the M5 and start streaming music right away. You can also pair the system with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a portable game console or laptop computer.

When integrated into a Shape multi-room system with the Hub, the M5's sophisticated circuitry creates a multi-channel mesh network between the speakers and Hub to ensure the best possible signal quality at all times. The M5 also features dual-band Wi-Fi® compatibility, to counter interference from other devices in your home network.

Samsung Shape M5

By itself the Shape M5 is a versatile powered speaker, but when combined with the WAM250 audio hub and Smart Controller app on your smartphone, you can create a multi-room wireless audio system with multiple M5 speakers.

Simple app control

The M5 has control buttons built in, and for remote operation Samsung offers a free Smart Controller app for iOS® and Android™ devices. You can select your music source — such as Pandora, your own music library, the Amazon player app, or Internet radio stations. You can also control volume and equalization settings right from your smartphone or tablet.

Rich, spacious sound

The quality-built M5 features a woofer in the center for low tones. On either side are full-range speakers, angled slightly outward to create a spacious stereo image. You'll enjoy full, clear sound delivered with plenty of detail.

Flexible placement options

The shape and configuration of the M5 maximizes your placement choices. Its wedge-shaped cabinet makes it easy to fit in a corner, where the walls can further reinforce the low frequencies. Or if that takes up too much of your available counter space, you can also turn the speaker on its side. A detachable stand holds the system upright and in position.

The more the merrier

With the Samsung WAM250 Audio Hub, you can use two or more M5s in a variety of ways. Create a wireless multi-room audio system. Just add an additional M5 for each room where you want music. Use two in the same room for two-channel stereo.

TV SoundConnect

There's one more thing. The M5 can serve as a sound bar for a compatible Samsung Smart TV. Through the TV's SoundConnect feature, your Samsung Smart TV can stream audio wirelessly via Bluetooth to the M5. It's a simple setup that delivers great TV sound.

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Highlights:

  • wireless powered speaker system
  • built-in Bluetooth with NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • built-in Wi-Fi for connection to home network through optional Shape WAM250 Hub
  • DLNA-certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
  • wirelessly stream audio from compatible Samsung Smart TVs via TV SoundConnect
  • not directly compatible with computer-based iTunes® libraries
  • two full-range drivers plus center woofer for low tones
  • top-mounted controls for volume and muting
  • Samsung Smart Controller app
    • free download from Apple iTunes® and Google Play
    • control volume and equalization settings from smartphone or tablet
    • control multi-room playback when using optional WAM250 Hub and multiple Shape speakers
  • multi-room system with two or more Shape speakers requires Samsung Shape WAM250 Hub
  • use two M5s in one room for wireless stereo playback
  • detachable stand for vertical positioning
  • AC power adapter
  • 13-3/8"W x 4-9-16"H x 7-9/16"D
  • weight: 5 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • requires high-speed Internet connection to network speakers

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  • Wireless audio speaker
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 5' DC cord)
  • Vertical stand
  • User Manual
  • Getting Started booklet
  • WiFi Setup instructions

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Features

Wireless Audio Speaker: The Samsung Shape M5 wireless audio speaker lets you integrate your digital music collection into your home; whether it's a single speaker in one room, or multiple speakers in two rooms or every room of your home. The Shape M5 speaker lets you wirelessly stream music directly from your smartphone/tablet or computer/laptop device via Bluetooth to a single speaker. The Shape M5 also features a network connection, so you can wirelessly stream music from select Internet radio stations and online music services, plus music stored on your computer/laptop or in the Cloud to a single M5 speaker or multiple M5 speakers throughout your home.

Triangular Design w/ Stereo Pairing: The unique triangular design of Samsung Shape M5 wireless audio speaker fits many applications in your home; on a shelf, in a cabinet, tucked into the corner, or hung on a wall using an optional wall-mount bracket (1/4"-20 threaded insert on back). Enjoy incredible stereo sound by positioning one M5 speaker horizontally, or pair two M5 speakers together via Bluetooth and position vertically (vertical stand included) for true left/right stereo audio separation.

Three Driver Design: The Samsung Shape M5 wireless audio speaker employs a three driver design that delivers premium sound quality. Two full-range drivers produce clear high and midrange frequencies, while a centered woofer produced punchy midbass.

Bluetooth Technology: The Samsung Shape M5 speaker offers built-in Bluetooth (ver. 3.0) technology for wireless audio streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device and offers a simple pairing procedure.

  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Shape M5 supports Bluetooth A2DP which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, or laptop/computer. You'll be able to stream stored music or music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled device to a single or stereo paired Shape M5. You will continue to navigate your music and view song/artist information from your Bluetooth-enabled device.
  • Simple Pairing w/ NFC: A single button press pairs your Bluetooth-enabled device with the Samsung M5. The speaker also supports NFC (Near-Field Communication) technology for pairing. Simply tap your NFC-enabled Android smartphone to the NFC tag on the top of the speaker for instant pairing with the Shape M5; NFC is only available in select Android smartphones. Once paired, the M5 will automatically re-connect to the last device used when in wireless range (33').

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Samsung Shape M5 speaker offers a wired (Ethernet) and wireless (WiFi) network connection which allows you to stream a variety of Internet radio stations, select online music service, and music stored on your smartphone/tablet device or computer/laptop. To access these network sources, you must download the Samsung Wireless Multi-Room App onto your Apple iOS or Android device.

  • Internet Radio + Online Music Services: From the Samsung Wireless Multi-Room App on your compatible smartphone/tablet device, you'll be able to access over a 1,000 Internet radio stations from TuneIn Radio and select online music services; like Pandora, Rhapsody, and Amazon Cloud Player.
  • Stored Music Libraries: Also from the Samsung Wireless Multi-Room App, you'll be able to stream stored music on your Windows or Mac computer and other DLNA-compliant network storage devices to the Shape M5 speaker. In addition, you can stream music stored on your compatible iOS or Android device to the Shape M5. The M5 speaker supports WAV, MP3 (up to 320kbps), WMA, OGG, Flac (up to 44.1kHz/16-bit), and AAC music files.

Wireless Audio Hub (optional): The Samsung WAM250 wireless audio hub (305WAM250, sold separately) allows you to wirelessly link multiple Samsung Shape M5 wireless powered speakers together for a multi-room audio system in your home or office. The Samsung wireless audio hub simply plugs into your home network's router via Ethernet and communicates to the Samsung Shape M5 wireless speakers via WiFi.

Wireless Multi-Room App: Using Samsung's Wireless Multi-Room app, the WAM250 wireless audio hub (sold separately), and multiple Shape M5 wireless speakers (sold separately), you can create a wireless multi-room audio system which can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet device. Or, you can simply use the app on your smartphone or tablet to control one Shape M5 wireless speaker. Simply download Samsung's free Wireless Multi-Room app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store onto your Apple iOS device (5.0+) or Android smartphone/tables (2.3.3+). The Samsung Wireless Multi-Room app lets you connect, group, and control each of your Samsung M5 wireless speakers.

  • Variety of Sources: You'll be able to stream Internet radio stations from TuneIn Radio, select music apps (like Pandora/Rhapsody/Amazon), and music stored on your smartphone/tablet or laptop/computer connected to the same wireless home network as the WAM250 Hub (sold separately) and your M5 wireless speakers. You can set presets of your favorite Internet radio stations and online music channels. You can also search your device's stored music by Song, Album, Artist, or Genre. You are even able to create and edit Playlists.
  • Zone & Party Modes: With the app, you can play one song in one room, different songs from different sources in each room, one song across all speakers, or any combination that fits your mood. Multi-source/multi-room audio can only be done with music from the Internet or your home network, not Bluetooth or TV SoundConnect.

TV SoundConnect: You can listen to the sound from your Samsung TV through the M5 by using its wireless TV SoundConnect function. You can pair a single M5 speaker via Bluetooth to your compatible Samsung TV. The TV SoundConnect function is only supported by select Samsung 3D TVs - 2013+ LED Series 6400 or higher and PDP Series 5500 or higher; 2012+ LED Series 6500 or higher and PDP Series 550 or higher.

Alarm & Sleep Timer: The Samsung Wireless Multi-Room app offers an Alarm & Sleep Timer function for the M5 speaker.

AC Power w/ Auto Standby: The Samsung Shape M5 wireless audio speaker operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC power adapter. The M5 switches to the standby mode if there is no music playback or no button operation (either from the top-panel or from the app) for approximately 25 minutes in Bluetooth or Network mode (Aux mode is 8 hrs).

 

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Good sound quality

Written By Walt, Westampton on Friday, June 13, 2014
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When you use sound share on tv it is one or the other not both
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Good sound and works as expected
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But cannot have tv sound and m5 speaker on at same time
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