Powered 2.1-channel home theater sound bar with wireless subwoofer and Bluetooth® (Silver)
Item #: 305HWF551
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Original Price: $399.99
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Item #: 305HWF551
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $399.99
Another work day done. You kick off your shoes, grab a favorite beverage from the fridge and settle into your couch, because your favorite TV show has just launched a new season online. You fire up Netflix® and turn up your new TV. As the music ramps up, the action scenes spill forth and the announcer intones, "Previously on..."
Except something's missing. The sound is only slightly better than that of your tablet's speakers. Your new TV looks awesome, but the manufacturer paid a harsh penalty for that ultra-thin look. Thin speakers generally lead to thin sound.
Fortunately, the fix is easy. You can get the thrill of powerful, accurate bass and crystal-clear dialogue from the Samsung HW-F551, a powered sound bar that looks as good as it sounds, and comes complete with a wireless 150-watt subwoofer. With the enhanced connection flexibility of both an HDMI input and output, it's well-equipped to route high-quality video and audio where you need it. The 'F551 supports a recent implementation of the HDMI standard for features like Audio Return Channel, which enables two-way audio transmission over one cable, and Samsung's Anynet+™, which enables one-touch (and one-remote) control over all of your HDMI-connected Samsung components.
For increased convenience, your sound bar/subwoofer combo can pair wirelessly via Bluetooth® with a compatible Samsung HDTV using the SoundShare™ feature. The only wires leading to those components will be for AC power. And the Bluetooth connection allows streaming from compatible smartphones, tablets and laptops. How's that for a simple installation?
Of course, the HW-F551 handles other connections as well. A built-in USB port hosts thumb drives and external disk drives with music files. An optical digital input can handle Blu-ray players, game consoles, or your Apple TV®. And there's a stereo analog 3.5mm input for your media player.
Add big sound to your TV without a roomful of speakers. Sound bars require minimal space and wiring, and their sleek designs complement today's flat-panel TVs. Most sound bars have their own built-in amplification, so you won't need to use a home theater receiver. Some models use advanced surround processing and carefully aimed speaker drivers to simulate the effects of a full home theater audio system.
This set works without wires and looks so sweet that even my wife likes it. We just set the bar on the credenza in front of the TV and the subwoofer in the corner under an end table and let it rip. The sound is excellent.
Pros: Looks great. Sounds great. Wireless subwoofer.
Great product, easy set up, nice look.
Pros: Enhances sound, especially the bass.
Cons: Would like to adjust bass but no controls.
Super easy to set-up with the ability to use an HDMI or blue-tooth connection; pretty much did this all by itself once in position and turned on. The other nice thing (and as expected), the remote also works with our Samsung HDTV. We were able to place our sound bar in front of the tv and it really provides a nice look.
Pros: Great Sound Easy Hook-up Great Looks
Cons: The directions are not as well written as they could be.
I bought the Samsung UN60F7100 TV and got this soundbar to go with it. It could not have been any easier to set up. Straight out the box, you just have to plug in the bar, plug in the sub, follow some easy instructions on pairing the subwoofer and the TV, and it's done. Took 10 minutes from opening the box to operational. And just a HUGE difference in sound quality over the TV's thin, tinny sound. Finally, it looks awesome. Extremely durable feel and perfect complement to the new Samsung LEDs. Highly recommended.
Pros: Easy set up; great looks; major sound improvement over TV speakers
Cons: After turning on the TV, takes about 5 seconds for the TV to switch its sound from the TV speakers to the soundbar. Very minor, but would be nice if it was instant on.
Sound quality from the bar is great, however, the sub woofer sound quality is disappointing. My wife loves the system as it replace the 3 speakers on top of our entertainment center and can now change her decor. I can say the system is value for the money spent. I can recommend for a medium size family room.
I love this Samsung Sound bar and it fits perfectly with the TV and my decor. It sounds amazing for all different TV shows. I am so glad I bought this and would recommend to everyone!
|Pieces in System||2|
|Tweeter||1" Soft dome (2)|
|Midrange||3.5"x1.5" Cone (4)|
|Surround Sound Decoding||No|
|4K Video Compatible||No|
|Audio Return Channel||---|
|Remote IR Passthrough||No|
|Works with TV Remote (IR)||---|
|Control by App||---|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Yes|
|Surface Mount Stand Included||Integrated|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|System Frequency Response||20-20k Hz|
|Sound Bar RMS Power||80 x 2|
|Subwoofer RMS Power||150 x 1|
|Inputs and Outputs|
|Mini Stereo Audio Inputs||1|
|RCA Stereo Audio Inputs||None|
|Optical Digital Audio Inputs||1|
|Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs||None|
|Sound Bar (inches)||2-1/8H x 37-3/16W x 2-1/2D|
|Sound Bar Weight||4.85 lbs|
|Subwoofer (inches)||14-5/8H x 11-1/2W x 11-1/2D|
|Subwoofer Weight||17.97 lbs|
Crystal Surround AirTrack (Active Speaker System): The Samsung HW-F551 Crystal Surround AirTrack System is a 2.1-channel audio system that lets you experience a rich, powerful virtual surround sound from just two speakers (Audiobar & Wireless Powered Sub). The slim, compact Samsung HW-F551 's AudioBar can be mounted on the wall or placed on a table-top, while the wireless subwoofer can be positioned anywhere in the room to achieve maximum audio performance.
AudioBar: The AudioBar is a self-powered, two-channel speaker which provides enveloping virtual surround sound from a single speaker. The AudioBar includes two 1" soft-dome tweeters and four 3.5"x1.5" midrange drivers housed in an acoustic suspension (sealed) enclosure. The AudioBar features a built-in 80 watts x 2-channel digital amplifier to drive its speakers. The AudioBar is designed to be mounted directly below or above your flat-panel HDTV in a horizontal orientation. The AudioBar can be placed on a shelf or table-top. The AudioBar also includes a wall-mount bracket which allows you to fix the speaker to your wall. The AudioBar includes analog audio and digital audio/video connections, as well as Bluetooth connectivity.
Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The wireless powered subwoofer receives its low-frequency audio signal wirelessly from the AudioBar via 2.4GHz transmission. There are no cords to connect, except the AC power cord. You can place the wireless powered subwoofer up to 33' away from the AudioBar. The wireless powered subwoofer features a rear-firing 6.5" woofer inside a bass-reflex cabinet with a rear-firing port. The woofer is powered by a built-in 150 watt amplifier.
Surround Sound Decoding: The Samsung HW-F551 Crystal Surround AirTrack System employs decoders compatible with Dolby Digital, DTS, SFE, and 3D Depth Sound.
Audio Settings: The Samsung Crystal Surround AirTrack system provides various audio adjustments to customize your listening experience.
Remote Control: The included IR remote control provides wireless operation of the Samsung HW-F551 system and can also be used to control your connected Samsung TV. The remote control has a TV hotkey that enables you to perform various operations with the simple press of a button. You can adjust the volume or change the channel on the Samsung TV. Other unique Remote Control features include:
Auto Power On/Off: The Samsung Crystal Surround AirTrack system offers Auto Power On/Off functionality.
HDMI 1.4 Input/Output: The AudioBar of the Samsung HW-F551 Crystal Surround AirTrack System is fitted with an HDMI 1.4 input and HDMI 1.4 output. HDMI transmits video and audio signals simultaneously for a simpler connection, and provides a clearer picture and better sound. The unit's HDMI input and output support 3D-video, Deep Color, and x.v.Color pass-through. The HDMI output also supports ARC.
Bluetooth Technology: The Samsung Crystal Surround AirTrack System features built-in Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming and Samsung's new Sound Share TV connection.
Analog + Digital Inputs: The Samsung HW-F551 Crystal Surround AirTrack System features both analog (3.5mm) and digital (optical) audio inputs.
USB Port: You can connect and play music files from external USB mass storage class devices (such as smartphones, MP3 players or USB thumbrives) using the AudioBar's rear-panel USB (type-A) port, right-angle USB adapter, and included USB extension cable. The HW-F551 supports USB devices formatted in FAT16/32 with MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, or OGG music files. You can control basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause, Fast-Forward/Backward, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. The system will also charge (5V/0.5A) your connected USB device.
Software Upgrades: Samsung may offer upgrades for the system's firmware in the future. Upgrades will be possible by downloading firmware upgrades to a USB thumbdrive and connecting the thumbdrive to the AudioBar's USB port.
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Glad to hear it. I've just begun to use it with a new Samsung tv and it seems to work well. I wonder if there's a way to position the subwoofer in the room to keep the bass from booming? [ James Mar 20, 2014 ]
This was the same negative comment I offered when I first received this unit; I am extremely excited and pleased with this product except for the inability to adjust bass, treble and mid-range on the sound-bar. James, the short answer is no, you can not rebalance bass, mid-range or treble levels. [ CHRISTOPHER Mar 20, 2014 ]
Thanks Ashoke, sorry to hear this. Supposedly there is a compression option on the bar or "night setting" that will keep the bass from booming. [ James Mar 20, 2014 ]