Samsung Audio Dock DA-E750 review: Samsung Audio Dock DA-E750

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Typical Price: $699.00
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4 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

The Good Extremely stylish. Warm sound, good bass. Simple control.

The Bad High price. Lack of display. The dreaded "piano finish".

The Bottom Line Samsung has produced an elegant music dock with great connectivity options and good sound that might be priced just a little too high for some.

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8.1 Overall

The first look at Samsung's DA-E750 Wireless Audio with Docks (to give it its full title) definitely impresses — between the cherry wood finish and the prominently displayed vacuum tubes, it's almost more elegant than any audio has the right to be. Luckily, there's a lot more to this unit than just good looks.

Connectivity

There's almost an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the ways in which you can get music onto the DA-E750. It has an Ethernet port at the back and is Wireless LAN ready; the dock at the rear has both a 30-pin connector and a micro-USB, and is also compatible with AllShare, Airplay and Bluetooth; and finally, it syncs with compatible Samsung TVs, to operate as a sort of a soundbar to boost the TV's audio.

The rear dock was intriguing, and we found it excellent for using with the Samsung Galaxy S3phone. A Samsung dock app lets you easily control the audio, while it charges your phone as well. It works with non-Samsung phones, but we found that the placement of the USB port on the HTC One X, for example, meant the phone sat sideways, with the screen to the rear — not a major problem, but it certainly looked a little odd.

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