Samsung Wireless Multiroom Speaker 360 Omnidirectional in WAM1500 R1, Great product and great sound

Great little speaker for the gym.

Good as a phone speaker, bad as a 5. 1 satellite speaker for use with your tv. Please note that this is not a terrible product. . But its just not good as a surround satellite speaker. Contrary to what samsung want you to believe, yes it does work as a satellite speaker for a 5. 1 system with their hw-k651 soundbar system. But no, it is not very effective. Because it is intended as a ‘360 degree’ sound device, it does not have the direction-ality of a dedicated surround sound satellite speaker. Even with the volume boosted on both the tv soundconnect and on the speakers themselves, they are a very poor substitute for a dedicated 5. 1 speaker system for use with your tv, avoid the ‘soundbar + 2 r1s’ system and instead get yourself a dedicated avr unit with some decent speakers. If you shop around the price can be around the same anyways. This is a good speaker though for connecting with your phone for music playback though. I’ve used it at a few social gatherings and it did its job fine.

Brilliant sound easy set up, i have ipad so thought may be difficult, glad samsung made it capatible with apple i was playing top quality sound via wifi within 15 minutes of arrival. Great service by amazon as usual. No complaints on product or service.

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Comments from buyers

“Samsung R1 wireless speaker
, Five Stars
, Awesome speaker, superb sound quality

Cracking bit of kit, easy to set up, great sound quality, really loud as well.

Awesome speaker, superb sound quality. I purchased to connect with samsung sound bar but it also works great with alexa.

Excellent product, value for money.

Connects to my amazon eco and gives out a great sound. What else could you ask for.

360 does everything samsung claim with the exception of thè sugested quality of reproduced sound. Perhaps the r1 being the cheapest of the range has something to do with my disappointment but the same or better, can i feel, be obtained from some speakers that are much cheaper.

A very easy to use, reliable speaker at a reasonable price. The sound quality is more than what i expected. It looks really snazzy too, with touch-sensitive volume controls.

I was a little apprehensive because of the price, but all arrived safe, sound and on-time.

Got two of these as rear speakers for a home cinema system. Great quality and easy to use with a wifi enabled soundbar ( i have a 6 series one) for the home cinema setup. With the samsung app they can be split and put in different rooms playing the same or different music. Very versatile and the sound is amazing. Didn’t know whether to go for sonos or these. But since i had a samsung tv and phone i opted for these. The samsung stuff connects together effortlessly. At this price they are a great bargain.

Excellent product, great sound. Really helpful team at multimediaitems4you too, who replaced the clunky 2 pin plug with adapter lead for a standard uk 3 pin with no fuss. In fact they sent me a replacement long lead first but happily exchanged it for a nice short one.

Oddly, no one has pointed out that it doesn’t connect to amazon music. This is in spite of their website which shows the amazon logo among others it can connect too. Also had problems connecting with android application. Would probably go for an amazon echo instead if a smart speaker is your requirement.

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Samsung Wireless Multiroom Speaker 360 Omnidirectional in Black WAM1500 R1
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4.8 of 5 stars, based on 16 reviews