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Samsung - 5.1.4-Channel Soundbar System with Dolby Atmos and 8" Wireless Subwoofer - Black

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Enhance your home theater audio with this Samsung sound bar system. Its Dolby Atmos surround sound technology utilizes 15 built-in speakers with four upward-firing drivers, providing a multidimensional audio effect for a cinematic experience. This 5.1.4-channel Samsung sound bar system delivers the full-quality audio of your Ultra HD and Blu-ray movies wirelessly with its 4K pass-through.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Samsung 5.1.4-Channel Soundbar System with 8" Wireless Subwoofer and Digital Amplifier

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (273 out of 342)

Energy Ratings


Features


500W total system power

Provides quality sound for your favorite movies, shows, games and music.

Wireless subwoofer

With 8" driver to deliver a movie theater experience in your own home.

Dolby Digital decoder

Reproduces multichannel audio to deliver a cinematic audio experience.

Bluetooth music streaming

Makes it easy to enjoy tracks stored on a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device (not included).

Sleek appearance

Fits seamlessly along most HDTVs for a streamlined look.

Inputs

Includes 2 HDMI, 1 mini jack and 1 optical digital audio.

Outputs

Includes 1 HDMI.

Remote

Enables simple operation from a distance.

Supports a variety of file formats

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

Wall-mountable

With the included bracket.

20Hz - 20kHz frequency response

Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 342 reviews

80%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound after firmware update 3108

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

    I've spent many months looking at options for a soundbar that can produce surround sound. While the easy option for true surround sound is to have a home theater set up with a traditional receiver, speakers, etc. I have my TV mounted in an orientation that does not allow for a receiver. So I turned to soudbars. I initially purchased a Samsung K650 with Radiant R1 speakers which came to about $600 due to sales. While the K650 could produce okay sound, the radiant speakers were only able of pumping stereo sound to the rear. Which sounded horrific. My search went on..I was met with the Samung K950, Sonos Play bar + play:1s and the Bose sound touch 300 w/rears. All three options when you bundle rears and a sub come to $1,500-1,900. Certainly not cheap, even worse none are the perfect option. Each has several downfalls but you will have to weigh up the pros/cons yourself. Speaking strictly to the K950. Initially, prior to update 3108, the rear speakers were not existent for most content. However, now they provide a pretty great sound all things considered. I am very happy with the sound this unit can produce especially for ATMOS content. In fact, I would say it challenges mid range theater set ups. Pretty great for spending about 5 minutes hooking it up. Things to note, most TVs don't pass through 5.1 content and definitely not ATMOS. Luckily, there are 2 HDMI pass throughs to combat this. Despite mix messages, yes these pass throughs work for 4k HDR content. The biggest downfall is this unit does not process DTS. Why? Who knows. But you can by pass this by spending on a decent blu ray player than can convert DTS->DD pretty well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dolby ATMOS is The New Standard!

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

    This review is based on my personal experience coming from a 5.1 SONOS setup which I have had for the past almost 4 years now. I was very happy with the quality of my SONOS system but I was feeling the lack of Surround Sound. I stepped into my local Best Buy's Magnolia showroom where I had a chance to hear this bad boy play and I can tell you I was wowed as well as every single other customer that was standing around me. I purchased it on the spot as soon as the rep told me the price just dropped down to $999! Setup at home was a breeze. FYI connect your Atmos source directly to the bar (you can do it from TV ARC as well to get Atmos but on non Samsung TVs). I have my Shield TV Pro and soon to be PS4 Pro connected to the system. Via the VUDU app on my Android TV I get insanely clear and realistic sound. The 5.1 surround is decent but not as full on the rear speakers. You can manually adjust that tho. Set the SL, SR, STL, STR to +3 to get best results. Finally, to the important stuff... Content available to use with the system.. Wait for it... Not a whole lot! You can play via UHD BluRay player (which I don't have) or streaming sources like VUDU which can stream 4K Atmos Dolby Vision. My Shield TV needs the N upgrade before it can playback TrueHD 7.1 MKV files via KODI or SPMC directly to the K950. For the geek spec seekers, the system does passthrough HDR 4K and both HDMI inputs are HDCP 2.2 compliant. I would recommend this Soundbar as an upgrade or even replacement for a full wired surround sound (yes i said it) It is simple and easy to setup and wire free!! Future proof! DTS 2.0 (might get DTS: X support in future firmware upgrade)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

    Posted
    MoparRacer
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I really hate to be the "Too critical" guy, but here we go. I purchased this system along with my 75" QLED (Awesome TV). Very excited to enjoy the "Surround sound" experience; unfortunately, that didn't happen. I'm not talking about hearing vague sounds and such that normal Tv speakers won't produce, I'm talking about not near enough volume out of the rear speakers. Yes i adjusted the individual speaker volume all the way up on all 4 rear speakers, and yes I made sure it had the latest updates. Even talked to Samsung tech dept. on the phone. Was told the rears weren't meant to produce the main sounds that would come out of the soundbar, but rather background detailed sounds. I understand that completely, but if there isn't enough volume coming out of them to hear those details, then it doesn't matter what part of the audio they produce. I will say that I didn't play a 4K movie with atmos through the speakers, so they may have performed quite a bit better at that point. But most of our viewing is sports or regular TV shows off of the satellite, and I still want the sound to come from all around me for that. Also, part of the problem could be that this is in my open concept living room/kitchen with vaulted ceilings, and not in a dedicated media room. Having said that, I still had to put my ear within a couple inches of the speakers to hear any sound. They may be fine in a media room, but I still have my doubts that they would be loud enough then. Enough with the negative, the sound bar and sub sound pretty good to me. Also, there is quite a bit of adjustability for the sub to make it suitable to your liking. I put on an action movie from the DVR and was able to get the deep rumbles and movie theater like bass from the sub, and crisp sound out of the soundbar. I was just still missing the surround sound effect from the rears. I returned the system this morning for a refund and remain at a loss as to where to go from here. I don't have home wifi to run a Sonos style system, and it would take a lot of work to get the speaker wire hid on a wired setup. I guess I'm going to have to go without for a few years until something better is released.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best sound bar on the market hands down

    Posted
    Boldsknows

    I've had this sound bar for about 9 months, and the main reason I went with the Samsung sound bar over the competition was because of the rear speakers, the rear speakers complete the experience. I was waiting for the new Sony HTS5000 sound bar to come out but it didn't have any rear speakers. For all the people saying it doesn't encode DTS it does when you do the software update. The engineers that worked on the Samsung unit did a outstanding job. My old system was a Denon receiver with Klipsch 5.1 book shelf speakers. Which is good but I wanted Dolby Atmos and I didn't want to run wires everywhere. Dolby Atmos is a entire different topic. This system does a great job reproduces that format well. The system is totally wireless and movies with DTS sound great. My family came over and watch 47 meters below and that movie is in DTS HD and everyone was jumping from the sound effects of that movie. Buy this unit you will not be mad, I was worried about the 8 inch subwoofer and 500 watt but the subwoofer is powerful, it shakes the room. And my living room is a open floor plan that's spacious. My subwoofer has drop the bass a couple of times but not often and after you update the software it takes care of a lot of the issues people have been complaining about. The only downside is this sound bar want transmit dolby atmos over HDMI ARC. But that's my only gripe about this system. My friends came over there looking into getting this same system. And my wife wants to have movie night now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for a Soundbar

    Posted
    RJA96
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    First off my setup is LG C7(awesome tv) connectect to the soundbar then to Xbox One S.I had done my research before buying this and knowing this will not beat a regular 5.1 system with a reciver but it is a easier solution for somone like me in a Duplex who doesnt want to run wires and doesnt have space for a traditional 5.1 with a reciver. Overall i like this soundbar it gives me all i need unlike the first soundbar i got this one has rear speakers and for me i sit 13' away so i didnt get the real surround experience when not having them. I love Dolby Atmos you really do get an awesome experience when watching stuff with it, my favorite so far is Mad Max: Fury Road and i play that through my Xbox one S. -Now for the cons my biggest one is no Dolby Atmos through ARC witch means i have tv to soundbar to xbox to get atmos which sucks cause my LG C7 does atmos through arc and it has way more features then xbox one like dolby vision. - Doesnt have DTS:X which is very common in movies previosly it only had DTS 2.0(stereo) and now only has DTS in 5.1 in multichannel and thats good but for this much money i would expect DTS X -Lastly no Dolby Vision or HLG passthrough witch i doubt will come cause the samsung is supporting HDR 10+ . Overall it is a very good soundbar but doesnt really compete with a traditional 5.1 setup . Atmos is awesome, wish it had DTS X. If you want the best Atmos soundbar for the money i think this is it, i got it onsale at best buy for 1200. You could always look at bose soundtouch 300 or sonos playbar there both great, but it will cost about 500 more and to me this is better. Sorry it is was long SAMSUNG PLEASE ADD DOBLY ATMOS OVER ARC. ALSO DTS:X AND DOLBY VISION UPDATES IF POSSIBLE, THAT WOULD MAKE IT THE BEST IN MY OPINION.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sound

    Posted
    Alrobmoe
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    Overall, I'm very satisfied with this product. The Dolby Atmos is amazing, and it brings a whole new level of enjoyment to watching 4k Blu Rays. I have a fairly large TV room, and the soundbar has more than enough power to fill the room. Setup was fairly easy, and the speakers automatically connect. However, I can't give it 5 stars for the following reasons. First and most important, I have an LG OLED that supports Dolby Atmos, but I can't get Dolby Atmos through the use of HDMI ARC. So when I watch Netflix from my TV, I only get 5.1 sound. It still sounds great, but I paid a lot of money for the Atmos capabilities. So I only get Atmos by watching Blu Rays (but no Dolby Vision since my player doesn't support it - so I sacrifice either Dolby Vision or Atmos based on what I watch, ugh). Not sure if this is an issue with the TV or the soundbar, but I suspect the soundbar since there has to be a way to pass Atmos from the TV or else why have include it as a feature. Second, every once in a while the speakers disconnect. It's really noticeable with the subwoofer. It only lasts seconds, so not a huge deal. Third, every time the sound bar is turned back on, I have to turn surround sound ON. It sounds a lot better with the surround effect on, so I wish it would just stay on. Fourth, and this isn't technically an issue with the soundbar but with the Samsung world, the multiroom app that you can use to stream music to the soundbar via WiFi is useless. It always crashes on me, and when it works, it's very difficult to change songs or get it to otherwise respond. I end up just playing music via bluetooth (and music sounds great!). All in all, a very good product. For the price, I just wish it was perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but Good

    Posted
    syuan
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was extremely hesitant to buy this soundbar for two reasons: Price and DTS Compatibility. Prior to my purchase, I had a Denon X1100 Receiver with Polk Bookshelf Speakers, Polk Center Speaker, and Energy Take Classic for the Upper Front, Upper Rear, and Subwoofer Channel. However, my existing system was installed in my man-cave that had all the speaker wiring in the walls and I was getting ready to move into a new condo that was smaller and didn't have room for the big Polk center channel under the TV (TV will be hung above mantel). I also didn't want to run wires all around my new living room. After a lot of research, I decided that I wanted the best possible soundbar to compete with my existing 7.1 setup with minimal wiring and footprint. In the end, it came down to the Sonos Soundbar + Subwoofer + Surrounds versus the Samsung HW-K950 that came with everything in a single package. I decided on the Samsung over Sonos for a few reasons: 1. Cheaper 2. Both systems lack DTS so no advantage or disavantage over Sonos 3. Performance - I was blown away by the power that this system provides While the Sonos would have allowed me to set up more speakers throughout my new condo for multi-room audio capability, I decided that the Samsung had better living room performance which was the most important aspect. It turns out that Samsung also has multi-room capability but I will probably buy some in-ceiling speakers down the road and hook them up to my Denon Receiver using the pre-wired in-ceiling system for music throughout my condo. So far, I have enjoyed the audio from the Samsung HW-K950 for gaming, movies, TV, and music in the living room. However, I have yet to buy a 4K blu-ray player with a Dolby Atmos movie to get a true Dolby Atmos performance. I'm sure this system will be even better once the technology becomes more prominent. Also, it would be great if Samsung released a software/firmware update for DTS compatibility. This would make this system a no brainer to purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Really want this to be better

    Posted
    cohojo96
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    I waited before writing this review because I wanted to make certain I was accurate. First of all, the overall sound is fabulous. I try listen for the slightest sounds, especially in background music of shows, and the quality is clean and clear and it throws sound all over the room for a surround experience. Now, the issues I have are, the blue tooth disconnects from the bass and the rear speakers more frequently than it should, and can be a pain to get to reconnect. It has taken me no less than three attempts to get it to successfully connect, but that's not my biggest issue. I hate the fact that I cannot get it to play louder when watching TV or streaming movies through Chromecast. I have it turned up to the maximum level most of the time and if my dogs are playing around, I can't hear it, nor can my wife. It supposedly puts out several hundred watts, and yes, if it beeps because there's a connection, or some warning, it's loud as can be, but not from my TV. I have used both digital and HDMI, and through the HDMI it goes up to 100 at max levels, but on digital cable, it only goes to 50, but the actual volume output is the same. The rear surround speakers are another story. I've hoped that Samsung would send an update that would allow for greater volume from the rear speakers, as there is very little adjustment for sound adjustment. The lack of volume while watching a movie through TV is really the most disappointing. If I could get the volume, I would easily give this sound bar a five, but in actuality, the TV speakers are louder, they just lack quality in sound. The TV is a Samsung UHD 55" 8 series, so we're not talking a non-compatible TV. I will check yes in recommending because it's a generic question. It would depend on the needs of my friend(s) that would determine the recommendation. I just do not get how the beeps and bonks of the system is so loud, but not the sound of shows or movies from the TV, otherwise. If I could get the sound worked out, this thing would be awesome. If you have no pets, or kids, and in a quiet environment, this has outstanding sound, but for this price point, you can get a box surround sound that puts out more volume with descent sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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