Bottom line: The Samsung Shape M7 is a very good self-contained speaker system that delivers more than a $399 Sonos Play:5. But if you're looking for a critical-listening platform, you won't find it in Samsung's ecosystem. To be fair, I wouldn't describe every Sonos component that way either. But pair a $349Sonos Connectwith something like a pair of $399Audioengine A5+powered speakers and you're there (albeit at a price point 50 percent higher than $500).
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