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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

Samsung is the latest company to try its hand at the wireless audio market, with the newly announced Shape wireless audio platform. The system consists of two products, the M7 speaker and the Hub, which Samsung demoed at a private press event in New York.

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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

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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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

The speaker can be positioned horizontally or vertically using the included stand and in the vertical position you can pair two M7 speakers to act as a stereo pair.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

It's a good-looking speaker, although the cabinet doesn't have quite the same high-end feel that Sonos' speakers have.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

Each speaker has touch-sensitive controls on the top.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

The M7 speakers can also be placed in a corner using an optional bracket.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

Here's the bracket.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

For multiroom setups, the Hub ($49) is required. It's a small black box that you connect to your router.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

Setting up the Hub and several M7 speakers is done using the Shape smartphone app, and in the demo it didn't take more than a few minutes to get up and running.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

Each speaker supports Bluetooth, NFC, and dual-band Wi-Fi, and with a single-speaker system, you connect directly to the speaker over Wi-Fi using your smartphone.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

There's also an Ethernet port on the back of each speaker for making a direct, wired connection. Note that while there is a USB port on the back, it's only used for firmware updates, so you can't directly connect a USB hard drive full of music.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

The Shape app is available for both iOS and Android.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

The app lets you sync music in multiple rooms or play different music in each room.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

The app looked simple to use during the demo, although visually it lacked some of the polish of Sonos' apps, such as integrated cover art, which I was told will be available on the official app.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

You can also connect directly to speakers using Bluetooth.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

At launch, the Shape app supports only a handful of streaming audio services: Amazon Cloud Player, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, and Rhapsody.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

Volume for each room is independently adjustable.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

Each speaker can be renamed inside the app.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

EQ settings for each speaker are also adjustable via the app.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

The smartphone app lets you pick the connection type for each speaker.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

The M7 speakers have one more trick up their sleeve, which is support for Samsung's SoundShare feature. It only works with compatible Samsung TVs, but SoundShare lets you wirelessly (via Bluetooth) use the M7 as a speaker for your TV. It's a neat feature and gets rid of one more pesky wire in your TV cabinet.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

The M7 speakers are available in either a white or black finish.
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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

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Samsung Shape Wireless Multiroom audio system

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

M7 speaker

Corner placement

Optional bracket

Samsung Hub (left)

Samsung Hub (back)

NFC pairing

Ethernet, USB too

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Smartphone app

Limited app support

Smartphone app

Renameable speaker

EQ settings

Pick your connection type

SoundShare-compatible

Also available in black

M7 speaker (black)

M7 speaker (black)

For more information, check out CNET's story on the Samsung Shape wireless audio system.
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