This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CES 2014: Samsung M5 speaker takes on Sonos
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CES 2014: Samsung M5 speaker takes on Sonos

1:42 /

Samsung hopes you'll stick an M5 in every house, controlling playback through a smart phone app.

Hello. I'm Luke Westaway for CNET here at CES 2014. We're at the Samsung stands taking a look at this is the Samsung M5 speaker. Let's have a look. So this is kind of Samsung's take on the Sonos multi-room speaker system. So the idea is you'll have one of these and you can control what's playing the music using your app. There's loads of support for different apps. You get TuneIn, Amazon, Pandora. It works on Android and iOS and Samsung tells me the support for pulling music from your PC to play over the speakers will be coming very soon as well. This thing's a little bit smaller than what Samsung's already announced. We've already seen the M7 speaker. That's been out for a while now. This one is a little bit more compact. It's got 1 base driver, it's got 1 mid and 1 tweeter as well. Because it's a little smaller though, it should be less expensive. So Samsung's dream is that you have one of these in every room of your house and if you do have that then you can do quite cool things like grouping speakers together, having to play different music in different rooms or lower. If you do want to connect more than 1 speaker, you can have to get the hub which costs $50. I quite love this triangular design. It'll stand upright or you can lay it down flat as well. The one thing that's missing though is that all-important sound quality because this is a noisy theatre environment. We can't really hear how good this is, so you'll have to wait for the full review for that. There's no final release date yet so stay tuned on that. I'm Luke Westaway for CNET at CES 2014. Go to CES. CNET.com for more.

New releases

Meet the beach boy who invented...
4:57 October 2, 2014
Bruce Meyers is the man who invented the Meyers Manx, the original dune buggy. We spoke to him about his life,...
Play video
Mazda next generation MX-5 Mia...
1:56 October 2, 2014
Unveiled last month in California, Mazda rolled out their updated MX-5 Miata at the 2014 Paris Motor Show...
Play video
Jaguar goes accessible with the...
2:37 October 2, 2014
With the recently unveiled XE, Jaguar is competing with the BMW 3-series and extending the brand to the everyman...
Play video
Facebook to change real-name policy...
1:59 October 1, 2014
After recently deactivating the profiles of several well-known San Francisco drag queens, Facebook met with...
Play video
The G-Tech G-Speed Studio R is...
2:37 October 1, 2014
CNET editor Dong Ngo got totally startled by the G-Tech G-Speed Studio R Thunderbolt 2 storage device, but...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 061: Underskin digital...
27:32 October 1, 2014
On today's show, we check out a new digital tattoo prototype that goes under your skin, a virtual reality...
Play video
Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2...
1:55 October 1, 2014
On the outside, the $300 P5 Series 2 looks almost identical to its predecessor, but B&W has upgraded its sound...
Play video
Golden iPads, larger Nexus phone...
2:43 October 1, 2014
Hype for Apple's next iPad grows with reports of a gold model, Google's Nexus 6 may stretch in size, and Microsoft...
Play video