Samsung - 2.1-Channel Soundbar System with 7" Wireless Subwoofer - Black

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Add a little extra oomph to your television's sound with this Samsung sound bar. The basic setup features a 2.1 channel speaker system with left and right speakers to balance the experience. A wireless subwoofer delivers true bass, and this Samsung sound bar offers surround sound expansion for virtual surround setups.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Samsung 2.1-Channel Soundbar System with 7" Wireless Subwoofer
  • Wallmount Kit
  • Power adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2107 out of 2251)

Energy Ratings


Features


320W total system power

Provides dynamic sound.

Wireless subwoofer with 7" driver

Offers powerful bass.

Dolby Digital decoder

Reproduces multichannel audio to deliver a cinematic audio experience.

Volume control

Lets you find a comfortable listening level.

Inputs

1 mini jack, 1 optical digital audio, 1 micro-USB type B and HDMI.

Outputs

HDMI.

Built-in Bluetooth

Makes it easy to enjoy tracks stored on a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device.

Remote control

Enables simple operation from a distance.

Supports a variety of file formats

Including WAV, WMA, AAC, MP3, FLAC and OGG, so you can enjoy your favorite media.

Wall-mountable

Comes with the included bracket.

Pairs with Wireless Rear Speaker Kit SWA-8500S (optional, sold separately).


Overall customer rating

4.5
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bang For Buck After Some Hiccups

    Posted
    rshero34
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have to admit I am pretty green when it comes to audio technology and installation, so I had to have a friend who is in the know and has put together a great customized surround sound at his house help me out. I did not want to have to purchase a system piece by piece and spend a bunch of money or time installing the system and running wires. I bought these speakers and the wireless rear speakers for a cheap solution to home theater needs. Setup is is pretty easy but has some important steps you can not overlook if you wish to get the most out of this sound system. I hooked the system up using the HDMI and then using the Digital Audio Output Cable. Using the HDMI (ARC) ports seemed like an easy solution however the audio would cut in and out. After trying to troubleshoot my TV Digital Audio settings and calling the manufacturer we could not find a solution. After hooking up the Soundbar through the Digital Audio Output Cable the soundbar was working just fine and pairing the rear speakers was extremely easy (Subwoofer will automatically connect). I was a bit disappointed with the sound at first but after doing some research I discovered I needed to not only adjust some of my TV Settings but also my DirectTv and XBOX settings. I made the adjustments and it doubled sounded quality. I tested out both this system and the comparable LG version and for $100 less I honestly think the Samsung model sounds better. Both the soundbar / Subwoofer kit with the Rear Speaker kit cost just above $300 and it easily sounds like a system that costs double or triple the price. For the reviewers who are having issues with balance or volume of sound, I recommend checking all settings for your devices before giving up on this setup. If you are a new buyer this system is a great value and its easy setup will make you feel like a pro. Before drilling and installing speakers on the wall place the speakers and test them out in that area first. Play around with placement, once you find the sweet spot then mount to the wall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great, limited options

    Posted
    Kevin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This sound bar sounds great, super loud, and the optional rear surround speakers are great. However the sound bar is made to be placed beneath your TV, not above. I have limited space for my setup, and that requires the bar to be mounted to the ceiling. Since the wires and whatnot come out of the bottom, it just looks tacky if it's mounted top side up. So I went and mounted it upside down to my ceiling. Now the display is upside down and the left and right are reversed. A simple option to flip the display and reverse the left-right surround would change my review to 4 stars. Adding fine-tune controls to the surround sound balance would change my review to 5 stars. Also, you will need 2 power outlets if you want to use the bar and the subwoofer at the same time, and another one if you want to use the surround speakers. The woofer is wireless and doesn't need to be connected to the bar, just the power. The optional rear speakers are also wire-less, in that you don't need to connect them to the bar, but you will need to connect them to a separate box, which has to be plugged into an electrical outlet. This wire-less setup makes it so you don't have to run speaker wires clear across the room and over doorways etc, but instead you will need to plug this extra box into the wall, find a place for the box itself, which you may want to hide, then run speaker wires to this. If the rear wall of your living room has a power outlet, and a couch up against it so nobody will trip over the wires, then this will work for you. Honestly it doesn't make much sense to me, and more people will probably be annoyed by the extra box for the wire-less rear speakers. It just seems like one extra thing that could go wrong. So far the whole thing is working flawlessly though, and I will just have to find a way to reverse the speakers through my TVs settings, then switch my rear speakers around, and get used to reading the sound bar's display upside down.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just barely ok

    Posted
    Soundguy

    I received the Samsung HW-KM45 sound bar as a Christmas gift from my wife. After hooking it up, was blown away by the sound this thing put out. The crystal clear highs and rich deep lows from the 6.5" sub was unbelievable and was plenty loud at half volume. Wanting to add the wireless surround speakers for this unit (swa-8000s) I found that they were unavailable anywhere as this model sound bar was last years model and had been discontinued. I found that Best Buy had the newer model HW-M450/ZA with larger 7” sub and 320 watts for the same price as the discontinued one, I jumped on it and purchased this, as well as the wireless rear surrounds (swa-8500s) that went with it. To say that I was disappointed is a huge understatement. I did multiple side by side comparisons with concert/music as well as different movie clips using optical and HDMI inputs on both sound bars. I wanted so bad to like the newer model (HW-M450) because of the bigger sub and 20 more watts of power than the older discontinued model but the sound quality wasn’t even close. Even with the sub volume maxed out, it wouldn’t touch the smaller version’s deep/rich lows set at 0. Full volume on this unit was at the ¾ of older unit. The sound bars themselves seem identical appearance wise, but that’s where the similarities end. It’s as though the newer model; (this one) had been throttled down. Again, I was comparing the 2 units using the same cables, media, blu ray player etc… I think Samsung had a good thing going with the side firing sub used in last years model. Needles to say I boxed it up and returned to BB. I’ll continue searching for the wireless surround swa-8000s that go with the one I kept. If you come across an HW-KM45, I’d jump on it. You will not be disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good experience

    Posted
    emjeyzee

    Just purchased the Samsung sound bar with 7" woofer two days ago. Paired with 65" Samsung KS8000 tv. This sound bar was definitely an improvement over the TV's speakers. One, you can definitely hit higher volumes with the sound bar. Two, you can hear content that was not audible before (I was watching a commercial and heard background music and couldn't figure out where it was coming from...and then realized it was just part of the commercial, but had never heard it before through the TV speakers). Three, the woofer definitely added a deeper sound that you could not achieve with just the TV speakers. Four, you can pair the sound bar with your phone and play your music through it. The sound is not hi-fi if you are an audiophile, but certainly more than adequate for a non-critical listening experience (I think a lot of the "bad" sound can be attributed to listening to the source material, i.e. mp3's), for example if you have a group of people over and want background music. It seems to get plenty loud and could probably reach levels where your guests are annoyed that they have to really raise their voices to have a conversation. I have it set up in an open floor-plan room that is 16' x 19' with 12 foot ceilings and definitely fills the room. You can control the treble and bass as well as the volume of the subwoofer. The sound bar has four drivers (speakers). It seems to have two tweeters and two mids. I'm still playing with the settings, but for the most part the sound bar sounds good even without a lot of tweaking. So far, no issues with the bluetooth pairing with the subwoofer. Some minor cutting out when paired to my phone from about 15 feet away while streaming AmazonMusic, but not sure if that was the WiFi connection issue or BT issue. Seems that I can control volume with the Verizon remote (although it is odd because it controls both the TV volume and the sound bar volume at the same time). BTW it is best if you turn the TV volume all the way down, otherwise you may hear a slight echo effect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound.

    Posted
    MrMatrix

    I bought the Samsung HW-M450 sound bar system after returning an LG model I bought at a similar price. The difference in the sounds are night and day. The Samsung sounds FAR better and has a better range of sounds. There is also a function that allows for adjusting the bass and treble levels aside from the preset EQ settings. I was able to adjust the volume, bass, and treble to levels that make both music and tv programs sound crystal clear. The 7" sub really packs a kick and is a bargain at this price range where most manufacturers give you a bass box with a speaker that is not much bigger than a midrange. The system was a breeze to set up and paired easily with my Sony phone and all other Bluetooth devices. I am VERY impressed with this purchase and I would definitely recommend this product for anyone that wants a great sounding sound bar system that doesn't want to spend a ton of money on it. I plan to buy the additional surround speakers within a week and I look forward to enjoying all this little sound system has to offer. You should definitely purchase this item. There is no comparison when it comes to other sound bars in this price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not designed to mount to a TV or TV bracket

    Posted
    Stevo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this because I have Samsung TVs and I wanted the TV to talk seamlessly to the soundbar. My Samsung TVs are wall-mounted with Sanus swing arm mounts. The Samsung soundbars are designed to mount ONLY to the wall. The wall-mount brackets have large key-hole openings to hook onto screws projecting from the wall. I bought Mount-It! Soundbar boomerang-shaped brackets to bridge from the Samsung wall-mount bracket on the back of the Samsung soundbar to the Sanus swing arm TV mount on the back of the TV. I had an EXTREMELY difficult time. The large key-holes in the Samsung wall-mount bracket are designed to hook on to the heads of screws or bolts projecting from the wall. They do NOT function to hold onto a bracket that is connected either to the back of your TV or to your TV mount bracket. It's too bad, really. With just a little modification or additional hardware, Samsung could make it easy for the consumer to mount this sound bar to something other than the wall. My recommendation is to NOT buy a Samsung soundbar if you intend to do anything other than place it on a horizontal surface or mount it DIRECTLY to the wall. If you intend to mount a soundbar under or above your TV by attaching it to your TV or to your TV mounting bracket, choose another soundbar. I am happy enough with the sound and the subwoofer. For more $, upgrade to the M550 which has a center speaker (3.1, 3 speakers in soundbar plus 1 in subwoofer). The difference is amazing but you have to pay significantly more (I didn't).

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MrSamsung

      Stevo,

      Thank you for purchasing this Samsung HW-M450 Soundbar System
      I am sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with its the user experience.

      Please know that we do offer soundbar system that can be mounted to a TV unit with optional mounting accessories.
      You can choose from the three models of the Sound+ series, which all come with built-in subwoofer, HW-MS650, HW-MS6500 (curved), and HW-MS750.

      For more product information, or further assistance, please contact Samsung Customer Support toll-free at 1-800-SAMSUNG and a representative will gladly help you.

      You can also contact Samsung via LiveChat or email. Please copy-paste this link into your browser: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/contact

      We are likewise reachable on our Samsung Support Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/samsungsupport/app/158125230916392/

      Again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience and provide us with information that helps improve our products and service.

      -Samsung Ambassador Samsung

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall decent

    Posted
    benland

    I purchased this sound bar online last week from Best Buy and picked it up in store the following evening. The sound bar and subwoofer both look good and appears to be of quality construction. I was able to connect the sound bar to my TCLP607 TV using the ARC connection (required me modifying a setting in the TCL configuration). The good: I am able to adjust the volume with the TV remote due to the ARC connection. The sound seems reasonably clear up through about halfway point; I've not tried any louder. It's better than the TV speakers, for certain. The bluetooth connection works well; I was able to play music from my phone without any issues. The eh/not as good: The subwoofer, even with the gain level turned up, is barely noticeable. Playing bass-heavy music from my phone, even with different eq settings 9on my phone), I can barely get a rounded out sound. There's still too much treble. I'm not a fan of the big display in the center of the sound bar that tells me what input or eq setting I've selected, but at least it's only lit temporarily. Overall I'd say the sound bar is good, the integration of the subwoofer is weak. If I had to do it again, I'd probably just save some money and go without the sub woofer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware

    Posted
    ajames12

    Do no waste your time purchasing an open box unit. The price is inviting but the amount of time I have spent trying to get the unit to work correctly is no where near worth the money I saved. When checking out, Best Buy recommends to purchase rear speakers which i did. My open box sound bar appears to be stuck in shop mode and will not link with the rear speakers. After hours on the phone with Samsung & even purchasing a cord to do a software update, still no way to connect rear speakers. As a part of troubleshooting, I was told to disconnect the subwoofer. After doing so, I now had no way of connecting the subwoofer back either. I even took the product back to Best buy who shipped it out and claimed it was fixed. Eventually had to go pick my speaker back up and no surprise when I get it home its still in shop mode and will not connect to rear speakers. Soundbar and subwoofer sound good for their price but I will never shop at Best Buy or purchase a samsung product after this mess again. Almost 3 months later and still can not use a product i bought January 8th. Looks like ill be heading back to Best Buy AGAIN tomorrow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend






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