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Samsung Drops Soundbars, Egg-shaped Speakers for CES 2015

Curved soundbars? Egg speakers? Samsung thinks outside the box.

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Samsung is doubling down on the curved aesthetic for yet another round of products, this time in the home audio category. Read press release.

At CES Samsung unveiled a new line of curved soundbars, designed to match any of Samsung's curved TVs. The soundbars will come in a variety of sizes complementing Samsung's entire curved TV lineup.

"We have a new commitment to premium sound, built for the 21st century," said Joe Stinziano, Executive VP of Samsung Electronics North America, at the company's press conference in Las Vegas.

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John Harrington announces the WAM6500 and WAM7500

The 7500 series curved soundbar hit the market earlier in 2014, and currently retails for about $700. Next year it will be joined by the 6000 and 6500-series (presumably priced below the 7500-series), along with the flagship 8500-series, which features 9.1-channel surround sound.

Samsung also debuted two new unique speakers at CES, the WAM6500 and WAM7500. Shaped like silver and white eggs, these speakers are designed to project sound 360-degrees thanks to its "Ring Radiator" technology. The two models look very similar, though the stationary WAM7500 is the larger of the two while the WAM6500 includes a handle for portability.

Be sure to check back for hands-on (and ears-on) impressions of all the latest home audio products from CES 2015.

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