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.