WHAT WE LIKE
- Slim design
- Outstanding lows
- Crystal clear highs
WHAT WE DO NOT LIKE
- Weak Bluetooth signal
Brand names certainly play a part on any consumer’s decision on buying products. After all, brand names are indicative of the quality of any product. Soundbar speakers included. Enter the Samsung HW-H550 Audio Soundbar. With the name of a well-known brand attached, this system seems to be full of potential in terms of delivering what audiophiles want—style and clear audio delivery.
Along with its stylish black finish, this soundbar + wireless subwoofer combo offers versatility in terms of space. The soundbar is definitely thin—only at 37.1” long, 2.4” high, and 2.2” deep. This makes it easy for it to be placed almost anywhere, may it be on the table top, on a shelf, or even against the wall for more space. The length of this beauty makes it suitable for televisions measuring 46” or more. The wireless subwoofer is also definitely a plus to the system since it can easily deliver smooth bass sounds from almost anywhere in the room without being easily seen.
Just as to be expected from a well-known company, Samsung did not waste any time in packing these compact gems with plenty of specifications, and one of which is the Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to stream your music wirelessly from your smartphones and other Bluetooth-capable systems up to 8 feet. There are other connections as well, such as the HDMI port for the television. The system itself is automatic in a sense that it can easily shift from Bluetooth connectivity to HDMI connection when the television is turned on. The wireless system between the soundbar and the subwoofer is definitely a plus since it eliminates the need to worry about wires and just lets you focus on listening to high-quality sounds. The Subwoofer also has a separate volume dial, thus allowing you to adjust the settings to your heart’s content. One slight downside is the remote control that is included with the package, since it doesn’t sync very well with other devices. However, the television remote can be programmed to control some adjustments with the soundbar, but when it comes to the volume adjustment, the speaker remote control is needed.
If you’re looking to improve the sound delivery of your brand-new HDTV, then this is the unit for you. It is able to provide rich sounds and excellent bass rendering to give you a more profound movie- watching experience. This system is also fitted with the Soundshare technology, which does not add much to the allure of this gem due to a somewhat crackling quality of the sound, especially in very-high volumes.
In conclusion, this system is very well designed and has plenty of features that an audiophile would be proud of. This is definitely suited for movie and music enthusiasts that live in a small space.