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71 reviews | 3.9 out of 5
This system has HUGE inconvenience factors (as listed above), however with the proper arrangement it pushes sound well for its price. I am in a decent sized apartment and filling it with huge sound (bass included) is not a problem. My main thing was bass, because I am more music than movies, and I was upset with the TV compatibility (That echo is ridiculous and yup another remote), but with the TV sound off it fills the void. And it will go ON and Off automatically with the TV (I have the optical line attached). Bottom line for me; this system could look better and could have used better TV integration controls. But I don't hate it, and people like the sound when they visit. And that woofer in my place is an animal!!!
Not what I expected, but sounds better than TV alone. Here's the bottom line ... you need a separate remote to use the speakers, which means the bar has to be within remote contact ... can't hide it ... has to sit in front of everything. And, turning down the volume on your TV does not turn down the volume on these speakers ... separate remote. The speaker remote can control your Samsung TV, but your Samsung TV remote can't control the speakers. Unfortunately, the speaker remote is a very lite version of a TV remote (no numbers) ... not practical for a TV, which means, now I have yet another remote control. I like to mute commercials, so now I need 2 remotes ... one to mute the sound, one to change the channels. Worse yet, you can't leave both your TV and speakers on simultaneously ... there's an echo because the two don't quite synch, at least for me using an optical cable. Why optical and not HDMI? Did you know that if you want to use an HDMI cable that you need two (2) of them ... one in and one out back to TV? Cables not included, so I used an optical cable I had instead instead of spending $$$ for 2 HDMI cables. So, I use my TV without the speakers. When I want to watch a movie, I turn down the TV speakers and pick up the speaker remote, turn the speakers on and then go from there. Yes, it's better than TV, a little more base, but not the "wow" factor I was hoping for. Seems not much better than good PC speakers with a base unit. And now it just sits silent until I turn it on with my separate remote.
For the price, the Sound bar and woofer is a good deal. The sound is very good and easy to install and link up with my Samsung HDTV so that I can use only one remote control to adjust the sound and features of the sound bard.
I've only listened to 5 different sound bar's so I'm no expert. I went to one store and listened to a few they had there and I was fairly impressed but they didn't have the one I wanted in stock so off I went to see what Walmart had. I originally bought the Samsung HW-F35 and for the money it was decent enough but outside of medium listening volume I found it lacking and turned down the sub all the way to it's lowest setting to listen to music at a reasonable level less I suffer through some distortion. I took it back today and bought this one. Ten minutes later I knew the extra $100 was well worth it. Both are fine but I would really recommend spending the extra for this model. Looks nicer, sounds much better and I can leave the sub at the default level and no distortion at normal levels.
This item is as advertised. Sound from my flat screen is transformed into a theater mode with this soundbar. Wow!!!!
I bought this soundbar mostly for the bluetooth feature and my wife loves it. She's able to play internet radio from her phone straight thru the soundbar. The soundbar sounds great, just don't expect this thing to replace actual surround sound speakers. But the soundbar speakers are a great upgrade for my living room and the bass from the subwoofer is great. I would recommend buying an extra HDMI cable while you're shopping to connect the soundbar to your Blu Ray player or TV. Installation couldn't be easier, especially since the subwoofer is wireless. Overall I'm impressed with the sound and happy with the product - just don't expect to get the movie theater experience.
So sad these days that you spend a fortune on a new super thin Tv, and the sound quality on it is just unacceptable. I couldnt spend much on a sound system, but wanted BIG sound. Im a gamer, and a Big movie and sports fan. Sound is everything. Have to say, this soundbar not only meets expectations, but exceeds it. This base is boom boom big, and the sound fills my family room. One of the biggest problems with the tv speakers is the voice quality. Could never make out what the heck they were saying. With the soundbar, voice is clear, sound is crisp, and the base penetrates the room. Considering the price, its a BIG thumbs up for me!!
I think the sound bar was decent,but the subwoofer faded in and out and was defected,so I took it back. I was not confident in exchanging it so I got on you tube and found a Sony brand for 26 more dollars and it came with a optical cord. A 16 dollar gift that Samsung didn't come with. I'm happy with the Sony.
Overall I have to give it a 4.8 out of 5 as it has a slight tinny aspect to it however it cud be just that I haven't set it to the features properly. Other than that I'd say it worth it to spend the xtra 69$ For the wireless subwoofer as well as the Bluetooth capability to receive signal from the comparable tv. EXCELLENT buy at $167!!
I had high hopes for this sound bar based on all the positive reviews, but it unfortunately didn't meet my expectations. My living room is 22 x 12 feet and this little unit barely sounded better than the speakers on my TV. Guess I need more of a traditional "surround" system. On the plus side, the sound itself wasn't horrible, just wasn't big enough for the size of my space. This might work better in a smaller environment.
Can't imagine the tv without the sound bar
excellent addition for my television, only wish they had included a optical video cable with the unit, optical cable improves sound quality greatly.
Great sound for the price :)
Great choice! Excellent sound, attractive, doesn't take up a lot of room. Would definitely chose again. Best price around!
I got this for my birthday and I love it. We do have a Samsung TV so that helps with the compatibility. I had received an LG but took it back because it just didn't work well with the Samsung tv. We bought the Samsung for only 216.00. It didn't come with an optical cable which is the easiest setup I found. the sound is so clear and the bass is deep for what you will spend on this item. A great product for the money!
I got this soundbar about 3 months ago and haven't regretted it one bit. I have a Samsung Smart TV and the speakers on the TV left a lot to be desired so I started looking. I read reviews and looked at a lot of different systems but decided on this one since I didn't want a lot of speakers, just something to enhance the sound of the TV plus it was a Samsung. What a HUGE difference this made!! Great sound for my needs and quite a few settings to get any sound you need from either watching TV or listening to music. Wireless connection worked good and I haven't had any problems at all. I highly recommend this soundbar for those looking to upgrade the sound from their TV speakers, you won't regret it either!
I purchased this along with my Samsung 55-inch LED TV - UN55F7100 and Samsung 3D Blu-Ray player. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to connect this sound bar wirelessly to the TV. There is a slight delay when the TV is turned on before the sound bar connects, but it is not in my opinion worth running an extra cable to prevent. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
Picked up a month ago. Sounds great for the area purchased for.
The sound is wonderful and spectacular and also the level of intensity that it changes movies just by the difference of volume between standard TV and the sound bar.