Hands on with the Samsung DA-E750 Audio Dock
Samsung has just upped the ante when it comes to audio docks with the release of the Samsung DA-E750. This new premium audio dock not only looks impressive, but sounds scrumptious. The DA-E750 takes the best of both past and present audio technologies and incorporates it into a beautiful box that boasts vacuum tube amplifiers that provide a warm and natural listening experience. This is completely the opposite of what most modern audio docks exhibit these days.
However, just because it is a Samsung product, that doesn’t mean that it won’t dock iOS devices too. The DA-E750 is an equal opportunity lover and will gladly dock Galaxy smartphones as well as Apple devices, this is in part due to a dual docking design feature. It will also charge the devices while docked too. The dock rests at the back of the system, out of sight, until you are ready for your device to be charged or docked for your listening pleasure.
Not only is the DA-E750 ready to blow the roof off of your home or office, but its high gloss wood finish is available in either mahogany or piano black. The DA-E750 features 2.1 channel woven glass speakers with a built-in subwoofer of 100 watts. Pair that with the warm hue that the vacuum tubes emit during use and you have one hell of an audio experience in front of you.
The DA-E750 also includes analog input, connectivity via Bluetooth 3.0 with aptX, as well as Airplay for iOS devices. Samsung’s AllShare Play will certainly be put to good use with this dock as long as you have compatible smartphones, tablets, computers, etc… In fact the design of the DA-E750 almost encourages you to NOT dock your device, but instead it encourages streaming to it from any part of your home. Not that docking your smartphone or media device is not welcome, but it certainly takes away from the aesthetics of the DA-E750. Unfortunately, for now it seems only one device can pair with it at a time. So your friends and family will have to take turns streaming to the dock. And to top it all off, the DA-E750 can even double as a bluetooth speaker system for compatible Samsung televisions.
We sat it on a demo of the DA-E750, and while the selection of songs used for the demo may not have appealed to certain demographics, they certainly highlighted the lush mids, highs and warm lows Samsung is aiming to achieve with this newest entry into the premium audio market. One person sitting in on the demo even compared the listening experience to a McIntosh system, which is certainly high praise. Overall, while the DA-E750 may be new territory for Samsung, it looks like the premium audio market is about to get very interesting.
The Samsung DA-E750 Audio Dock will retail for $699.99 and will launch in May.