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Samsung R5 / WAM5500

Samsung R5 / WAM5500
alaScore 92

84 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Samsung R5 / WAM5500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung R5 / WAM5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung R5 / WAM5500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Samsung R5 / WAM5500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the reliability. The design is also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the size.

usability, design, reliability


83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Radiant360 R5 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth SpeakerSamsung Radiant360 R5 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Speaker

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (

Samsung Radiant 360 R5 Review


A chic design is not enough to launch this speaker to the top of our list. It struggles with bass-driven music, although it sounds good when you listen to more soft or acoustic songs. It is Bluetooth and Airplay compatible, but lacks a line-in port for...

The tower design allows for 360-degree sound dispersion.

The speaker struggles to produce punchy bass.

This stylish speaker looks great and has a pleasing sound despite its lackluster bass reproduction.

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Samsung R5


The WAM5500 (or R5 for short) is Samsung's latest wireless multiroom speaker. It's one of three new models launched at the tail end of 2015 alongside the R1 (WAM1500) and R3 (WAM3500). The R5 sits one step down from the excellent R7, which earned top...

Small footprint ; Generous range of music services ; Stylish, intuitive app ; Good integration, attack and detail ; Omnidirectional tech works well

Design lacks the wow factor of R7 ; Could be more finessed ; No Tidal or SoundCloud support

Dec, 2015

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Samsung R5 review

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A modest black pillar, the Samsung R5 looks fairly unassuming. But hidden inside this so-called 'omnidirectional' wireless speaker is technology designed to project high quality audio to every angle. Find out below whether this is truly Samsung sorcery...

Nov, 2015

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it deliver what i was looking for


It deliver what I was looking for. It is very easy to use.

Mar, 2016

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works great in wireless mode in medium size rooms


R5 provides great sound with a very small footprint. the sound is very clear. does not .distort at reasonable volume levels. Also sound great when two or three combined and playing the same music in different rooms of the home. I love the whole house...

Feb, 2016

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It sounded great in the store, But!


The demo in the store sounded unreal and very robust! When I got them home the sound was terrible and the speakers blue up! I had to take them back the next day.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (

Great sound quality speaker


Small for storage and easy to set up. Great sound quality for tv and music

Jan, 2016

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Nice for spare room.


Connects easily, more reliable than wi-Fi. Would be nice if it were portable. Still very happy with it.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (

Needs work


I returned my entire Samsung Radiant set and replaced them with one of every sonos speaker. The sonos sound MUCH better, dont distort like the samsungs did, the software works better. These samsung radiant speakers sound good at low volume, but once...

Jan, 2016

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Great job samsung


Went to purchase the new bose system. It was on display side by side with the new Samsungs R systems. The Samsung had a crisp, clear, clean sound and you could hear each instrument and every symbol. Where the top bose system on display next to it was...

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black / Grey
Volume Control:Digital

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.45 / 2.5
Power consumption (typical):22
Power source type:AC / Battery
USB charging: Yes


Audio output channels:1.0
Number of Speakers:1
Tweeter: Yes
Tweeter diameter:0.984 / 1
Tweeter Size:0.984
Woofer Diameter:4.92
Woofer diameter (imperial):5
Woofer Size:4.92

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:8.19
Package height:16.1
Package weight:7.72
Package width:8.19


Recommended usage:Mobile phone / Smartphone / Universal
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Frequency range:2.4 - 5
Interface:Bluetooth / Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Wireless technologies:Wireless
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi + Bluetooth


Power consumption (standby):0.45 / 2.5
Power consumption (typical):22
Power source type:AC / Battery
USB charging:Y

Technical Details

Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:8.19
Package height:16.1
Package weight:7.72
Package width:8.19