Thursday, August 7, 2014

August Audio Fest Is The Best At Best Buy With Smokin' Samsung Deals 8/3-8/30 #AudioFest

Samsung rocks the music world. We should know. We just spent the whole weekend ChiILin' in Chi, IL with Samsung at the Lollapalooza Galaxy Stage & owners lounge! Back home the Samsung love fest continues. Our whole family has Galaxy S phones and we've been moving on up from early adapters with the original S series through the 3's and now 4's. 







Disclaimer:  ChiIL Mama is elated to be a member of Best Buy's WOLF (Women In Leadership) Bloggers. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

So we were SO excited to be chosen to review the Samsung M5 Bluetooth Wireless speaker on bestbuy.com Black Model: WAM550/ZA.($299.99) and the Samsung Wireless Speaker Hub on bestbuy.com Model:WAM250/ZA.($49.99). 





Best Buy helps you enhance your home entertainment experience and upgrade your sound with additional components, speakers and headphones.

With a little help from Best Buy's Audio Fest, it can be music fest season in your own home all year long!


ChiIL Mama ChiILin' at the Samsung Stage at Lolla 2014--View from the Samsung Owners Lounge!



· Beginning 8/3/14 through 8/30/14 Best Buy will feature one month of deals audio specials, events & more.

· Best Buy is gathering the best offers on the best audio products throughout the entire month of August.




What We're ChiILin' With: 

SHAPE YOUR MUSIC EXPERIENCE
Samsung Shape™ Wireless Audio: a new and exciting way to listen to, share and experience music.


Where it's at... We got Bluetooth speakers and a speaker HUB...






Samsung Shape Wireless Audio is an expandable system – now music can follow you anywhere in your house. Play one song in any or all rooms, or different songs in different rooms from any number of speakers. Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity lets you send music from your library or favorite App straight to your AC powered speaker.

Control volume, streaming services and playlists, or switch to a speaker in a different room. However you enjoy your music, Samsung Shape™ Wireless Audio makes it happen.

Top content providers include: Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Spotify, tunein, amazon cloudplayer, tracks so you'll have no shortage of options and can enjoy YOUR favorite tunes. 

Our Take:

Pros:
1. Super simple set up. If you're not tech savvy, Samsung's for you. With the HUB just plug and play. The speakers will find your wifi (so you don't have to) and voila... you have an awesome sounding system!

 2. You can group or ungroup your speakers easily to play the same or different sources simultaneously. This is GREAT for our family, since we now have 2 music lovin' adult, a teen and a tween who are developing their own music taste.

3. Volume can be adjusted on your device or on the speakers. 

4. The speakers and HUB are big enough for room filling sound and small enough to easily move around and they have a small stand so they can be tipped upright for a slim, space saving placement.

5. You can easily play off of a lap top via Bluetooth, a pad or cell phone. Streaming sites work great, as does your own library of tunes.



Cons:
1.  The app occasionally freezes up and though the music keeps playing, you can't skip anything, adjust the volume, etc. unless you shut it down and restart it.

2.  There's no AUX jack to play any devices like an older ipod that doesn't have Bluetooth or wifi compatibility.

Overall, the Samsung Shape™ Wireless Audio system is a stellar set up for the price.  It sounds great, it's easy to install, and we've been thrilled with it.

More about the Samsung Shape™
Enjoy music stored on your iOS or Android device, PC or Mac with this Samsung M5 WAM550/ZA speaker that features a Bluetooth interface and NFC (near-field communication) technology for easy wireless pairing with compatible devices.
Product FeaturesCompatible with select iOS and Android devices and select PC and Mac computers

Including devices with iOS 4.3 or later or Android 2.3.3 or later and computers with Windows XP or later and Mac OS X 10.0 or later operating systems.
Built-in dual-band 2.4/5.0GHz wireless LAN

Allows easy connection to your home network, so you can enjoy Pandora, Amazon Cloud Player, Rhapsody and other music services through the speaker. An Ethernet port permits wired connectivity.
Bluetooth interface
Lets you wirelessly link with compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices.
NFC (near-field communication) technology
Helps simplify device pairing (includes NFC sticker).
Top-panel buttons
Include Internet radio preset, Bluetooth, TV SoundConnect, wheel-touch scroll volume dial and mute for easy operation. Also features WPS and pairing buttons on the back/side.
LED indicators
Keep you apprised of the speaker's status.
Decoding formats
Include AAC (DRM-free), MP3 (up to 320 Kbps), WAV, WMA, WMV (1/2/3/7/9), OGG and FLAC (up to 44.1kHz/16-bit) for versatile playback.
Multiroom/multizone support
Enables you to enjoy audio in multiple areas simultaneously.
Vertical foot stand
Allows stable placement.
Standard auxiliary input
Makes it easy to connect a wide range of compatible devices

Easily connect your wireless speakers with this Samsung WAM250/ZA hub that is designed for use with WAM750/751 wireless speakers and select Apple® and Android devices for wide-ranging compatibility.Product FeaturesCompatible with WAM750/751 wireless speakers
As well as select Apple and Android devices for wide-ranging use.
Lets you connect your wireless speakers
Helping to create a whole-home audio solution.
Multiple device capability
So you can connect more than 1 device simultaneously.
Easy setup
Makes getting started simple.



Looking to upgrade? August Audio Fest Is The Best At Best Buy:


· Visit a Best Buy store to test & try the latest & greatest in audio – from portable Bluetooth speakers and headphones, to home theater solutions and car audio.
· Best Buy has the best selection of audio products – come in and let Best Buy teach you how to upgrade your sound; LOVE THE WAY YOU LiSTEN.
Samsung SHAPE Wireless Audio System lets listen to, share and experience music how you live.
Whether it’s a single speaker in one room, or a multi room system in two rooms or every room in your home, it’s never been easier to immerse yourself in your favorite sounds.
Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity lets you send music from your library or favorite App straight to your speakers.


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Disclaimer:  Once again, ChiIL Mama is elated to be a member of Best Buy's WOLF (Women In Leadership) Bloggers. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.



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