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Samsung R5 / WAM5500

Samsung R5 / WAM5500
alaScore 91

65 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Samsung R5 / WAM5500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The design also gets good views, whereas the size and price get mixed reviews.

usability, design, 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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 People really like the reliability. The design also gets good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the price. Many are less positive about the size.

usability, design, reliability


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

Oct, 2020

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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

Expert review by : Leigh D. Stark (

Review: Samsung R5 Multiroom speaker (WAM5500)


The idea of sound everywhere in the home is one that makes us happy, but sometimes you just want a speaker to send music everywhere in one room. Fortunately, Samsung is stepping up to the task with the omnidirectional R5, and it's multiroom too.

Relatively bright yet bassy speaker; Loads of volume; Great simple design; Surprisingly easy setup procedure that won’t have you tearing out your hair;

Reception can be a little buggy, especially with large FLAC files; App needs more services; Truly stereo tracks can sound hollow;

Feb, 2016

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Can't play Itunes purchased tracks


Sounds good and looks great but... you can't play any tracks you have purchased from Itunes. You get a message saying " This song is available on Apple Music App only". I contacted Samsung and they confirmed you can't play these tracks. If this isn't a...

Feb, 2018

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not great sound


This speaker was purchased to replace an ageing but functional hi fi system using Apple Airplay connectivity. I use it with bluetooth, not tried the wifi option, as it needs Spotify premium to work in this mode. I have Spotify unlimited. The sound is...

Dec, 2017

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Exceeds my expectations


The 360 R5 is a great speaker that gives off marvelous sounds no matter where you are sitting or standing. I have 2 of these connected to my hw-k950/za and now everyone wants to come over to my house to watch games or movies because the sounds and the...

Sep, 2017

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Great speaker


Great speaker, easy to setup and great sound. Will probably buy another one and setup as speakers for TV

Jul, 2017

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Think again


Purchased a pair of these on Saturday returned them on Monday. Nothing really wrong with the hardware but the app that interfaces with them is totally useless. Auditioned the Sonos alternative, liked them, bought them, they are now installed and I'm...

Feb, 2017

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good sound -very poor wifi connection software


I have two Samsung R5 speakers which sound really good. Sadly the wi-fi connection software (Samsung wireless audio multi-room) after 3 revisions now just seems to get worse at keeping the speakers connected reliably to both my android and apple...

Dec, 2016