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Samsung - 5.1-Channel Soundbar System with 6-1/2" Wireless Subwoofer and Digital Amplifier - Charcoal Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1119 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money...

    Posted
    Travman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    The aesthetics of the unit and the build quality are nice. The sound fields are surprisingly done well for this small unit in surround mode; however, it is not worth the price. Sub output is very limited. Volume has to be very high to get "normal" what was volume prior. I think I will be returning it as I have 3 other sound bars that were cheaper and sound better for the buck per say. I was really hoping this would make the cut, but not impressed. You can get better and cheaper. My other Samsung bar that was on sale for 179 blows this one away.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Samsung

      Travman:

      Thank you for purchasing this Samsung HW-N650 Soundbar System. I am sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with its low volume.

      Please check the connection between the Soundbar and other source devices, and try the following tips that may help improve the volume level.

      1. Check the source volume. For example, if connected to a mobile phone using Bluetooth, increase the volume on the mobile phone.
      2. If the Soundbar is connected to a TV thru HDMI, make sure to use the HDMI-ARC jack on the TV and select “External speakers” as the TV sound output.
      3. Then check the TV for the audio output format sent to the Soundbar. Typical options are PCM, Dolby Digital, and Bitstream. Select the option that optimizes the sound from your source.
      4. Change the SOUND MODE on the Soundbar by using the Soundbar’s remote. Select the appropriate mode for the individual room acoustics.
      5. Turn on Dynamic Range Control. This is done by pressing and holding the SOUND MODE button on the remote control while the Soundbar is in standby mode.

      I hope these tips help to enhance your audio enjoyment.

      For further assistance on sound adjustment or other feature usages, please contact us via any of the below options:
      1) Phone: 1-800-SAMSUNG (ask for Soundbars)
      Available 8AM - 12AM EST (Mon-Fri) / 9AM - 11PM EST (Sat-Sun)
      2) LiveChat or Email:  https://www.samsung.com/us/support/#contact_us_for_support
      3) Facebook Messenger:  https://www.facebook.com/samsungsupport
      4) Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SamsungSupport

      The Samsung Home Theater & Home Audio Community is also a great resource for getting help from Samsung moderators and customers:  https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/Home-Theater-Home-Audio/bd-p/hometheaterhomeaudio

      - Samsung Solutions Samsung

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Quality Sound, But Low Volume

    Posted
    Drigo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This sound bar has great, full, quality sound, but the volume has to be turned up pretty high to be able to hear a lot of it. I expected better volume and options for this price point. In gaming mode, it's great. Not so much in standard or surround. Also, the lack of a music "sound mode," as it appears this soundbar is very limited in modes, is a huge let down for me. I do enjoy using my sound bars for music as well. The "D-In" function for connection isn't quite what I expected. I'll switch to HDMI and, if it's any better, I'll update this review.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Samsung

      Drigo:

      Thank you for purchasing this Samsung HW-N650 Soundbar System. I am sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with its low volume.

      Please check the connection between the Soundbar and other source devices, and try the following tips that may help improve the volume level.

      1. Check the source volume. For example, if connected to a mobile phone using Bluetooth, increase the volume on the mobile phone.
      2. If the Soundbar is connected to a TV thru HDMI, make sure to use the HDMI-ARC jack on the TV and select “External speakers” as the TV sound output.
      3. Then check the TV for the audio output format sent to the Soundbar. Typical options are PCM, Dolby Digital, and Bitstream. Select the option that optimizes the sound from your source.
      4. Change the SOUND MODE on the Soundbar by using the Soundbar’s remote. Select the appropriate mode for the individual room acoustics.
      5. Turn on Dynamic Range Control. This is done by pressing and holding the SOUND MODE button on the remote control while the Soundbar is in standby mode.

      I hope these tips help to enhance your audio enjoyment.

      For further assistance on sound adjustment or other feature usages, please contact us via any of the below options:
      1) Phone: 1-800-SAMSUNG (ask for Soundbars)
      Available 8AM - 12AM EST (Mon-Fri) / 9AM - 11PM EST (Sat-Sun)
      2) LiveChat or Email:  https://www.samsung.com/us/support/#contact_us_for_support
      3) Facebook Messenger:  https://www.facebook.com/samsungsupport
      4) Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SamsungSupport
      5) The Samsung Home Theater & Home Audio Community is also a great resource for getting help from Samsung moderators and customers:  https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/Home-Theater-Home-Audio/bd-p/hometheaterhomeaudio

      - Samsung Solutions Samsung

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    CritterDoc
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought this to replace another soundbar that was starting to stutter. This one is far superior and synching it wirelessly via bluetooth took two minutes. The remote subwoofer synchs automatically. Once connected, all adjustments (volume, bass, treble, subwoofer level, etc) can be performed using my Samsung TV menu and remote. Great sound, great price, and simple connection. I honestly detect no difference in surround sound and regular mode, but that may well be due to the shape of my living room as the TV sits in an alcove. I couldn't be happier with the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great deal

    Posted
    Chewy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Bought this during pre Black Friday deal.. good price and great sound . This was replacing my 4 yr old sound bar. The difference is night and day. Clear sound and deep bass. I ordered the surround sound speaker that are suppose to work with this sound bar but they are on back order for some reason. The only thing is the HDMI arc didn't work at first with my Vizio TV. But I figured it out and now I'm using my Cox Cable remote to control everything.. all in all this is an amazing sound bar with great sound..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Purchase

    Posted
    ABC123Reviewer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This Samsung soundbar is great, especially if you already have a Samsung TV. If you do, the soundbar becomes the default sound output option. You can then use your regular remote to control the volume on the sound bar. The actual sound is great. In comparison, I own a Sony 2.1 channel sound bar, also with a subwoofer, and there is a clear difference. The Samsung 5.1 is much clearer, and reaches an enjoyable sound at a much lower level setting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    Blue
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased this sound bar because I didn’t know if my old system would work. It is easy to use. Simple and works well. The volume is lower than the tv speakers though. I hooked it up with my smart tv and use the tv universal remote. It doesn’t always automatically connect and I have to go to the settings and turn it on. I like it better than tv speakers though as the sound there are more frequencies and less tinny. I would recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    Posted
    photochick333
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This soundbar is great - lovely sound - especially movies - it will blow you away. The included optical wire is ideal, however, is was a bit short for us and how we configured our system, so if the soundbar isn't REALLY close to the TV, you may want to go ahead and buy a longer optical wire for connection. Bluetooth to our Samsung TV wasn't that great - it would be perfect for a while, then start popping and cutting out (before we got around to buying a longer cord). Bluetooth from our phones to the soundbar seem to work perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good speaker

    Posted
    woodwork
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I wanted a soundbar to go with my new sony 65 inch tv, and was waiting until black Friday to purchase one. I am happy with the soundbar itself. I have it hooked through the optical port on my tv. the only complaint I have right now, is that it turns itself on during the middle of the night. I know this, because there is a blue hue coming off the backside of the subwoofer. I can turn if off, but it will turn itself on again during the night. other than that, it is a good sound soundbar. I would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great companion to the Samsung 4k TV.

    Posted
    Mplsswde4921
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought on sale with 4k TV. Spent more money than I originally planned and a little unsure if this was worth it but really happy with the sound. I did go into the store planning to buy a sound bar and was undecided between the lower end and this sound bar. Note this is the first sound bar we've bought to go with any TV. The bass adds depth to the movies and the sounds are clear. Seem to have issues with volume - sometimes it the lower levels are sufficiently loud but other times we need to crank it up.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dramatic improvement over built in speakers

    Posted
    Mark
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I love my new Samsung QLED TV, except for the sound quality from the built in speakers. I wanted a reasonably priced soundbar that would integrate well with my tv. Picked up this soundbar on an early Black Friday deal and have been very impressed. Truly plug and play with my Samasung QLED TV. Power cord and HDMI ARC cable and that was it. Sound quality is excellent. Dramatic improvement from the built in speakers. I also like the styling and only 2” high, so fits well under the TV. Highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Soundbar for the price

    Posted
    Yamahaguy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought this setup with the rear surrounds for my rec room. I was a bit concerned about reviews indicating that there was a lack of low frequency response from the subwoofer - while it's not able to really punch your stomach with bass, it does okay for adding depth to movies, etc. The bar does a nice job radiating sound out the top and creating a wider soundstage - I do wish there were a few more options for adjustment, but overall, think this works well for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product bad open box

    Posted
    M3nahrich
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This product is good. I bought it open box, and was highly disappointed in the quality. They had it labeled as in perfect condition. Upon checkout the clerk brought out this extremely abused subwoofer. After this experience. Please note that when buying open box items , remember to thoroughly inspect what it is you are buying before purchase. Needless to say, I returned this item before I even left the store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Jesusm69
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I choose this sound bar,becuse one of the employees (Sam) he help me to decide, over a receiver, of course I live in at apartment, but still its loud and just placed on the wall, below the tv, the sound it's awesome, just perfect and buying on black Friday its was pretty good, it's wireless and connect my tv true Bluetooth, and listen music true my cell, its incredible and esy to set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Soundbar System

    Posted
    JMill
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This Samsung soundbar system is great. The connection to my Samsung 65" TV was easy. Just connected it to the ARC in the back of the TV (not the one connect box) and instant sound. There's a big sound difference between TV speakers and the soundbar system. Hearing every sound in aTV show, movie, or game is outstanding, especially hearing it from different angles in the room. If you want a great soundbar system, buy this unit... you will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound quality at a low price

    Posted
    Flicker
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Purchased this sound bar at the same time I purchased my new TV (Samsung QLED 7F). I was concerned about rumors related to the sound on Samsung TVs. While the TV in itself is extraordinary (it really does not need a sound bar) when I connect the sound bar to the TV the experience is so much richer in regards to the bass pitches that come through. Having purchased this product just before Thanksgiving, I was able to get a very good deal on a premium soundbar while it was still available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rich sound for great price

    Posted
    Raimunundo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    A couple disclaimers. 1) This was purchased on BF 2018 2) I am not an audiophile. Those being said, the sound is amazing for the price. Finally take advantage of my Xbox One X and 4k Blu Ray movies. Before I would struggle with hearing dialogue but getting my ears blown off when action happens, but now there is balance. The subwoofer is a gamechanger. Has 4K pass through ( although do not believe it is if HDR compatible) and numerous connection options like optical, HDMI, blue tooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    Posted
    PaulGr
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I did a lot of research for this purchase. I wanted something middle of the price road, with a $500 upper limit. I have an LG OLED tv, but the Samsung soundbar offered more for the money. Unit was $450, and $70 for the rear speakers. The rear speakers work fine, people need to understand there's not always signal sent to them by the program. Subwoofer is small, but all you need. I would have liked a Dolby Atmos unit, but way too expensive. This one definitely worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Soundbar

    Posted
    NCRob
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    It looks good on the wall and sounds good. I haven't watched any high impact audio movies to tell if it's worth the cost. I'm happy with it. The only issue is with Apple TV. When turning on Apple TV, everything comes on as it should, but after a few seconds the connection from the sound bar to the TV is lost. Need to press the TV button on the Apple remote to have it reconnect. Minute annoying issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Soundbar

    Posted
    Jared
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    My friend had a Samsung 3.1 soundbar and he convinced me to get one as well. After seeing the 5.1 soundbar for the price it was at, I quickly jumped at it. It amplifies my movie watching and gaming experiences. I hear sounds I normally couldn't hear without it like horses galloping across a wooden bridge in Red Dead Redemption 2. I even convinced my same friend to get a 5.1 soundbar too, which he did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent sound bar

    Posted
    Zwolfy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    So far I’m liking this sound bar for use with a PS4 Pro and 4K TV set up. I’ve only used the optical audio connection and can not say if the sound bar handles 4K/hdr pass through as I’ve seen conflicting reports. Despite its claims of being 5.1 the end user experience is still lacking compared to a set up with dedicated satellite speakers. With that being said, the sound is very clear and the bass is decent; I have not had issues with the subwoofer desyncing.

    I would recommend this to a friend