Samsung announces its new R series wireless speakers

Samsung has today announced the local pricing and availability of the new R Series speaker range – the R5, R3 and R1. Additionally, Samsung announced the R6 portable and R7 speaker models which feature a different design.

The R series range offers high-quality and balanced sound through a circular design – dubbed The Ring Radiator – which means you can hear music and audio from all sides, no matter where the speaker is placed. According to Samsung, the speakers deliver superb balance of treble and bass to minimise distortion, which is possible by putting the diaphragms of the woofer and tweeter closer to the sides of the speakers.

Samsung says the speakers are easy to transport and install around the house with a table-top design and a simple “tap-and-swipe” interface. The Samsung Multiroom App is available for Android and iOS devices utilising WiFi connectivity to control the speakers. The app which has a new design allows users to search all connected devices for music, create playlists and then share the music seamlessly across the speakers throughout the home. The app supports sourcing music from a range of locations including Spotify, Pandora, Rdio and Deezer.

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The speakers were designed by the Samsung Audio Research Lab which is headed by audio engineer Allan Devantier and a team of leading audio researches and engineers. The R Series range is available to purchase right now from Harvey Norman and JB HiFi with pricing listed below:

  • Samsung R1 speaker – RRP $299
  • Samsung R3 speaker – RRP $499
  • Samsung R5 speaker – RRP $649
  • Samsung R6 Portable speaker – RRP $599
  • Samsung R7 speaker – RRP $699

Samsung’s speakers enter a crowded market, where both high and low-end manufacturers are getting in on the space. LG’s Music Flow speakers are a popular option, and Bose’ new range of SoundTouch speakers are a force to be reckoned with. Even Aldi is getting on board with its Bauhn-branded wireless speakers. All of these entrants, including Samsung, support broadly the same features, with the real differentiators being (a) price and (b) quality. As with most markets, you get what you pay for, and Samsung is clearly pitching its R range at the higher end, so the expectations are appropriately high.

 

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