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Samsung - 2.1-Channel 300W Soundbar System with 6-1/2" Wireless Subwoofer - Black-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent basic sound bar setup for the price

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    Jared147
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    I wanted to buy a soundbar to add to my TV but I've kind of hesitated with the price of the sound bars. I was happy to find this one at such a good black friday price that I had to grab one. I gotta say, I am pretty impressed with it so far. Now to be honest it's not gonna be the "soundbar to rule all soundbars" and its usage can vary based on what type of room setup you may have. In my living room setup, it's not a very big room and I live in a townhome so I didn't want a mega-theater system to shake, rattle, and roll my walls. But instead, I want to feel some of the bass and feel the audio is directed to the watchers of the TV instead of using the TV speaker. For all that, this sound bar does great. There is a couple of small caveat during setup that I ran into that were a little confusing. For my TV I wanted to use the standard ARC HDMI and I thought when looking at the connector the HDMI IN made the most logical sense to plug into. But doing some google searches after my soundbar wasn't working 100% correctly that wasn't the case as you are supposed to connect to the HDMI OUT (ARC) which is oddly worded. Feel like it should HDMI IN (ARC). Suppose you could call it user error but I felt like I should mention it. But I digress. The connectors are on the bottom of the soundbar which can be a little bit of a pain to hide the cords when you are mounting the soundbar to your TV mount. But that just might be Samsung soundbar in general. I love how information about the soundbar control are displayed right in the front of the soundbar in fairly large characters. So you know what volume settings are at when you change it or the sound setting type is set too when you change it. Setup for the subwoofer was super easy in fact all you have to do is just plug it in and that's pretty much it. Least for my case. The woofer can definitely rattle my walls during a scene in the movies which gives me that dynamic sound feeling when something big and explosive happens in movies. That something that the standard TV speaker can't do. Overall, if you're looking for a soundbar that has the highest surround sound and audio options on the market I would advise to look at some other soundbars. But if you're looking for a pretty good basic soundbar to enhance your TV audio I would say try this one out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great soundbar at a great deal!

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    Steve
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    I bought this yesterday as part of the pre-black Friday sale. I started looking at soundbars at Best Buy about 3 weeks ago. A knowledgeable sales associate recommended that I wait until this sale became public and I would get a great deal on a good amount of soundbars. I have an Insignia 55" basic TV and not a lot of connections options so my soundbar options were slightly limited. I was looking at the Vizio 3.1 unit at Best Buy and a Yahama 2.1 at Costco, all in the $140-$150 range with sub woofer as part of the until, not separate. When the ad came out this Samsung soundbar was listed for $139, a whopping 50% off and included a separate sub woofer. After doing my research, it had the HDMI connection as well as optical audio that I needed for my TV. Set up was pretty easy, however, I was not able to get the HDMI connection to work with my Insignia, trying both the input and output which disappointed me. However, the included optical audio cable connection worked seamlessly. The sub woofer paired instantly and after turning off the TV speakers, I had awesome sound from the soundbar. I stayed up to watch 2 movies I had no interest in watching just to hear the movie theater quality sound. I'm using the pass through audio option instead of the PCM from my TV and it seems to work better but you should make your own adjustments. Another disappointment is that I am not able to sync the soundbar remote to my cable remote so I need to use both remotes which is a pain. I think this has more to do with my TV than the soundbar. I give this 5 stars because any issues I have seem to be with my TV, not the soundbar. I don't think I would have spent $280 for this, but at $139, I'm thrilled.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing soundbar better than Sony HTCT290 2.1

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    Rocky
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    This is the best 2.1 sound bar you could get in its price range. Before this I purchased Sony sound bar and was not happy with its bass. It pretty much sounded flat. This samsung sound bar has amazing bass and rumble that you feel like in a theatre. For example when I watch Netflix series Frozen planet, My entire house and floor rattles with roar and rumble from subwoofer especially during shots when ice mountains break and fall into ocean. Also, many people believe that you need ARC compatible HDMI port on Tv so that you can control soundbar volume with TV remote. The fact is that this sound bar comes with optical cable and you can still control soundbar volume with Tv remote. Just that many people dont care to read manual. on sound bar remote there is a button called "sound". Press and hold that button for 5 seconds that activates the TV sound control mode. Now you can keep sound bar remote aside and just control your TV as well as sound bar volume with TV remote directly. Btw I have a Sony Tv and this feature should be supported be major Tv brands. Also, on a different note, Just make sure in your tv menu audio settings you choose output set to external speakers or whatever your tv calls it. that way you dont hear double sounds from TV built-in speakers and also external sound bar. The only issue I find with this sound bar is that when I pair with my iPhone Bluetooth, the audio cuts out once in a while for few milli seconds. some kind of syncing or compatibility issue i guess. Other than that the sound output is really heavy and well worth it. thank you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Entry Level Soundbar

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    SamG
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    If you're spending any significant amount of money on a new TV I would consider a soundbar pretty much an essential purchase if you don't already have some kind of sound system to connect it to. The TV is just half of the experience and a good soundbar will really help it shine. I bought this for a 58" Samsung NU7100 TV. The soundbar slides perfectly under the TV and between the legs and the wireless subwoofer is small enough to easily tuck into a corner or between the wall and the couch. You get most all of the inputs you're ever going to need including HDMI (with ARC), optical, and 3.5mm. There's also Bluetooth built-in as well. The sound is great, especially for a 2.1 system. It has a fullness that you're just never going to get from TV speakers and details and dialog from movies and TV shows are much easier to hear. Connected to the Samsung TV via HDMI ARC the control with the TV remote was seamless, which means I was able to take the small remote that came with the soundbar and store it in a drawer. Not having one more remote in the mix is nice. At it's normal price I think this soundbar is a good value, but I got this as a pre-Black Friday deal and if you're able to grab it at that price it's an absolute steal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have

    Posted
    Chewy
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    I had a sound bar before purchasing this one, but what a difference. I'm very pleased with this one. First off I had a insignia sound bar which sounded okay for a beginner unit, but wasn't very clear when cracked up. Next I purchased was a better version insignia bar and it had a lot cleaner sound when I blasted it up. It also had a option to add a subwoofer if I purchase one. The major problem with this unit was remote control. It would never respond unless you hit the buttons 5x times before it worked. The first cheaper bar worked instantly so I don't why this upgraded bar didn't. So I did research on higher end sound bars, not on magnolia section cause that's way to much for me, but landed on this one. It has a lot more ports than my previous two and of course the wireless subwoofer. I noticed it comes with a optical digital audio cable instead of the red and white rc cable which didn't work on my Toshiba tv with the other two. I had to go buy a separate optical digital audio cable in order for the insignias to work. Set up was a breeze and the wireless subwoofer automatically connected as well. The remote control is TINY but works great. The pleasant surprise is HID display in front of the bar. My previous two didn't have but only little light indicators on top of the bar which you couldn't see unless you are looking from above. Plus many more options I can use if I decide to upgrade later. I'm very satisfied with my purchase and don't plan on looking for any other sound bar again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value for the money spent

    Posted
    BDSofficer
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    Purchased this soundbar over the weekend of the pre-BFD sales. I usually avoid brink and molder stores like BB for electronic purchases because I feel they are generally over priced! However, I saw this and thought I would give it a shot as I have been looking for a soundbar for the past few months. I usually go with Sony electronics when I can but figured since my TV is Samsung (55in curved TV) I would go with the same brand. In the hopes they talk to each other better being the same make. I have be very surprised and happy with my purchase. My old school way of thinking was I needed a optical audio cable and I was shocked to see the bar was packed with one in the box! This however, was quickly dismissed that you really don't need the cable, the bar and my tv sync wireless perfectly. Sound is great, listening to Bluetooth via my phone sounds great as well. Not bad for a 2.1 system, sound is nice and clear, good equalizer options as well, functional for what I wanted a simple bar from my tv in the living room where it's usually me and the little lady watching movies, sports, or listening to music. I would recommend this bar at that wonderful BFD cost!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great budget sound-bar!

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    DamianP
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    First things first, this system is not as good as a 5.1 system. If you wanted to mess with all the wires and speakers involved in that, you wouldn't be looking at sound-bars. It is a huge step above the speakers that come with any TV. Voices are clear and crisp, the sound is fuller and the subwoofer definitely gives a thump to bass and sounds such as explosions and gunfire. I was watching Saving Private Ryan again and the sounds of the tanks coming up literally shook the living room and sounded extremely realistic and it was only turned up to 30% with 300 watts, your not likely to put it to full power as the sound gets quite loud and powerful even at 30%. In fact, I havent turned it up beyond 35 or so. If you want more bass treble etc, you can adjust the settings. I used this sound-bar with a Samsung TV and it worked great. It's a great value for the money. I recently upgraded my TV to an LG OLED TV and this made the connections simple. Using the HDMI Arc connection on the sound-bar and TV, you literally do not have to do anything other than tell the TV to use the sound-bar on Arc and everything sets up automatically. Power and volume are controlled by the TV remote which makes controlling the sound-bar extremely simple. You only have to get creative if you're using an older TV without an updated HDMI Arc implementation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice sound bar for the money!

    Posted
    fammdw
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    After doing quite a bit of online research, I went into my local Best Buy to purchase this Samsung sound bar. I allowed the salesperson to talk me into a LG - 2.1-Channel Hi-Res Audio Sound Bar with DTS Virtual:X instead that was about $20 cheaper on sale. I went home and hooked up the LG and it sounded like garbage. The sound from the speaker was thin and if there was anything at all coming from the subwoofer, I couldn't detect it. I returned the LG and picked up the Samsung I had originally went to the store for. The Samsung was much easier to hook up via ARC than the LG had been. It worked flawlessly with my TCL 4K TV. The sound of the Samsung over the LG is like night and day. It sounds fuller across all ranges than the LG did and the subwoofer not only works, it has a deep and full sound to it as well. If you are shopping for a sound bar in the $200 range, I would highly recommend this product. Take a hard pass on the LG line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Had High Hopes

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    VistaBlueGT
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    My wife bought this soundbar for me at my request for Christmas. I did plenty of research as this is my first soundbar and I wanted to upgrade the factory speaker sound on my new 65" Samsung 4K TV at a reasonable price. As most reviewers have mentioned, installation and setup was virtually automatic - the subwoofer paired via Bluetooth on it's own with the soundbar. I also found out that I didn't need the provided optical cable since I used the HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) feature in order to use only one remote control for the TV and soundbar rather than two without ARC. The soundbar/subwoofer combo produces great sound and is a huge improvement over the factory TV speakers with my subwoofer about 13 feet from the soundbar in my Master Bedroom. However, I found one glaring issue that only one other reviewer mentioned that, while not a deal breaker, is worth mentioning. I found that no matter what setting I used or whether I also had the optical cable plugged in, the soundbar volume varies dramatically during transitions between cable TV broadcasts to commercials and can be very annoying having to constantly raise/lower the volume. This could be due to the HDMI cable that I'm using, but I doubt it. I've just resorted to muting commercials at this point. Fortunately, this item was purchased at a discount during the Holidays.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great

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    Deadboy
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    Execlent product regardless of the negative ones made here. They just don’t know how to hook up or use there systems properly. Once connected to my 8 series Samsung 4K there became intensely noticeable difference in the sound quality. The tv speakers weren’t bad to begin with. But after adding the sound bar I was blown away. I was told many times to turn it down. The sound bar itself has great higs’s and the quality of the speech of all the characters cane through crystal clear and nice and loud. Add the Sub and you get the great added bass. My movies never sounded better. With the exception being a 7.1 surrounded sound Dennon system I had. But this does an amazing job especially if you don’t have a huge room. Mines in a bedroom and it sounds amazing. I highly recommend this item. I was only lucky to catch it on a good dead at 125$ off the normal price delivered for free. I’m using a Digital Optical Cable for my connection and it sounds great, the smart Samsung tv I own picked up the Sound Bar right away. So set up was a breeze.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent for price point

    Posted
    Kidd3791
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    First off...make sure if you place under your tv you place correctly. I figured the Samsung logo was the front of the soundbar. Nope! Logo faces up. Sound quality is good. It’s not $1,000 soundbar quality if that’s what you are expecting. You do have several default sound profiles as well as the ability to adjust treble, bass and sub levels. Sub is not overwhelming but I’m comparing to my Definitive. It’s wireless so that’s convenient. If you mount your tv on the wall I suggest putting the soundbar above the tv. My two points of anger come from the wall mounting and lip sync. The wall mounts are awkward and difficult to get level as each one slides in a different direction. Doesn’t seem secure. Plus it’s an L bracket. The lip sync issue drives me nuts. Every channel is different. I might have to try hooking up via HDMI instead of optical and see if that helps. On some channels it’s so bad you can’t even watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    REALLY GOOD

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    FauxTog
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    this product shocked me. the proce was really reasonable and i figured i’d give it a try - i went in with very low expectations. i was pleasantly shocked by how awesome this is in the room we have it in. we’ve watched movies, tv.. and streamed a TON of music and it’s really excellent. i liked that it was easy to set up AND tweak all the settings for our room. as far as the room size: the room is approx 20x9 with 8 foot celings. The tv is all the way to one end of that 20’ length. We set the woofer behind the tv in a huge armoir. the woofer is aesthetically nice to leave out, but i don’t like seeing things and we wanted to hide it. The cabinet really helps boomify things - kinda sweetens that bass just a little more. Try this one even as a starting point. My parents have a room with vaulted ceilings and went with the next model up, they love it. Highly recommend these in this price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Far, So Good!

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    JamesB
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    Purchased this on Black Friday 2018 via website and picked up in store. Brought it home, unpacked, read the instructions, setup was a snap, and SOUNDS GREAT! I am only using the digital audio input with my Vizio E70-E3 and if you read the instructions, VIZIO is compatible so your existing remote for your TV can turn the volume up and down, if you hold a button on the Sound Bar remote for 5seconds. Just like any new speakers, I had to tune the treble, bass etc to the room, but all in all happy with the purchase ($139). Now, time to research rear wireless speakers to add. Just noticed this model is NOT compatible with the SWA-8500s rear wireless speakers. Here are the compatible models; HW-M360 HW-M369 HW-M450 HW-M460 HW-M4500 HW-M4501 HW-M4510 HW-M4511 HW-M550 HW-M560.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Would give it a zero if possible

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    Tocaloma
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    This soundbar phantom powers on several times a day mostly at night i thought my next door neighbor had one of those mr robot dongles and wanted to go next door and confront them but it happens when he is not even there. I only have a couple neighbors and i read that if you use an antenna you can hop onto a bluetooth device with that bluedongle from 300 yards away. Totally sick of this after a few months when it boots up at night with the hello scroll lights and my modem/router lights up and i have to grab the remote and turn it off but its on again 10-20 mins later. Total waste of 150 dollars but im stuck with it for the duration. What i wish to do is take it outside stuff it full of black powder and detonate it into microbits. I tried to update firmware 3 times and each time FAIL! I read the directions properly i do not know what to do with it now. Now way i am going to pay for a tech support to come diagnose it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge improvement

    Posted
    Jeff
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    I just bought this to replace an aging Vizio soundbar. The Vizio always gave me issues -- the unit would go into sleep mode from which is wouldn't gracefully wake up, causing me to have to go back into the HDMI ARC/CEC settings on the TV to try and get it to function again. The subwoofer had also failed. Generally, I was suffering using that thing. So, I bought this one on Black Friday for ~$150 or so. What a great buy. This thing looks nicer, is a bit smaller and more refined than the Vizio unit. But more importantly, it just works. No issues with HDMI ARC or with it going to sleep and not waking up. No issues with the subwoofer. And the sound is fantastic, definitely better than the Vizio. I'll be honest, I was a bit hesitant and worried that this item wouldn't be very good based solely on the price but other reviews gave me the confidence to pull the trigger and I'm glad I did. I love this unit and would definitely buy it again... Recommended A+

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing

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    Shorttynaz
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    I've been in the market for a soundbar for a few weeks now. Bought my first one a few weeks ago - it was a Yamaha soundbar. Went with that one first as I have a Yamaha receiver in my living room and it sounds amazing. The soundbar? Trash. Returned it for a Sony. That one sounded better but was still missing something. I returned it and came to this one. WOW! Should have started here first. Sound is crisp, clear and loud. The subwoofer is definitely Not underpowered. I have already recommended this to my boss as well as a few friends. It sounds better than my 5.1 surround system in the living room. If you're in the market for a high end soundbar on a beer budget, look no further. This is amazing. You won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not too bad. Could be better

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    musicman
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    The sound quality is good and the sub is nice, not too overbearing for our condo. There were issues getting the sub to stay connected, as it runs off 2.4 frequency, which is the same as my cable box/router which is next to the TV/Soundbar. I was able to lessen the intensity of the router and it seems to stay connected now. The only issue is if you go to another source like bluetooth, then try to go back to TV, it just flashes D.IN / TV ARC. and the sound cuts in an out when it auto flashes between the two. I have to turn off the bar, then turn off the TV then wait and turn the TV back on. Other than that, it has enhanced my 55" tv and its sound. Great for watching movies and concert videos.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    NOT 300 Watts and hardly any bass

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    John
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    I would only recommend this if your shopping for a low price system and it's the only reason a gave it 2 stars. Otherwise it wold be ONE! Check the part number and you will find it's only made for BestBuy and so the reiews I believe are to make the sale for Black Friday! It's sound is not good when going high volume and nowhere close to what they say it offers.. And the sub box is a joke! why have a box with such a small amout of bass..My 6 year old 310 watt samsung sound bar will shake the house and was a very clear sound, but this one your lucky to hear any clear sound at all past 1/2 way of volume. I thought I was upgrading with new technology sound but it's turned into a big downgrade. It's worth it for the price of $139 sale but it's not what I wanted and definitely not a 300 watt system.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice replacement soundbar

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    LovesMovies
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    I had a Sharp soundbar that randomly stopped working after 2 years - just went into "Power Protection Mode" and wouldn't turn back on. Called customer service and they said it would be $75 just to have them look at it, then extra to fix it. "No thank you. I'd rather invest that into a different company's soundbar." I'm very glad it was this one! Its digital display is very intuitive and the sound is clear. Night mode is useful if you don't want to wake your children after-hours. One feature with this soundbar that really impresses me in comparison to my previous one is the Surround Sound. A couple of times so far, I've noticed the voice moving off screen with the character. I've never noticed that with my previous Sharp soundbar! Overall, I'm very pleased with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    GeekyChic
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    Caught this while it was on sale, I had previously been using an LG 2.0 Channel Soundbar, and it used to cut in and out, sometimes I would have to unplug it and plug it back in to fix this issue. So I upgraded to this Samsung Soundbar to go with my Samsung TV and it works great. It’s loud enough, and has many different settings to enjoy “Movie Mode, Sports Mode, Concert Mode etc”. I have it programmed with my Logitech Remote and it cuts on every time without a hassle. It’s not the most premium device, but for the price, I get to enjoy consistent, crisp sound in my tiny living room!

    I would recommend this to a friend