Powered home theater sound bar with wireless subwoofer and Bluetooth®
Item #: 305HWH551
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Original Price: $399.99
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Item #: 305HWH551
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $399.99
Do you find yourself constantly on the edge of your seat when you watch TV? If so, maybe it's because you're having trouble hearing your TV's tiny built-in speakers. If so, get the Samsung HW-H551 sound bar system so you can finally kick back and relax. This sound bar and wireless subwoofer deliver clear, detailed sound with more than enough volume to wash over you as you lounge on your couch. The only reason to sit on the edge of your seat should be a tense scene in a movie.
The slim HW-H551 can rest on your TV stand or be mounted on your wall. You can place the subwoofer just about anywhere. It syncs wirelessly with the sound bar, so you don't have to run long wires to enjoy deep bass response that TV speakers can't deliver. Powerful bass means those action movies will explode with life in your living room. Worried those loud scenes will wake sleeping children or spouse? The Smart Volume feature prevents drastic changes in volume, either during a movie or while watching TV with annoyingly loud commercial interruptions.
Keep your smartphone around when you're near this sound bar. It's got Bluetooth onboard, so you can wirelessly stream music from your device to the bar for rich, full-range sound that fills your room. You can even turn on the sound bar with your Bluetooth-compatible device by simply pairing them. If you have a Bluetooth-compatible Samsung TV, you can connect the HW-H551 to it wirelessly, giving you a little more setup flexibility. That's a lot more Bluetooth functionality than we're used to seeing in sound bars or most other home audio components.
The HW-H551 has another cool feature not found on many sound bars: a USB port. You can load up a thumb drive with your favorite digital music, pop it in the rear-panel port, and leave it there, so you always have music cued up and ready to play. Even with a wall-mounted bar, you won't lose access to the USB port. The HW-H551 includes a USB cable and adapter, so you can use thumb drives without direct access to the rear-panel port.
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.
I bought this sound bar to go under my 60 inch samsung tv and was hoping for seamless remote operation. As others have stated, the samsung remote will turn off the sound bar, but will not turn it on. I have connected with soundshare to eliminate as many wires as possible and think the sound is pretty good. You do have to adjust the treble and bass to give you a better sound. This replaces my Pioneer soundbar, which had a much better sound, but didn't work when we moved the tv over the fireplace. The Samsung looks great and sounds pretty good- much better than tv sound. So instead of showing wires, we have to use two remotes- not a terrible trade off.
Pros: Nice look and pretty good sound. Easy soundshare hookup. No wires to
Cons: Need to make it work with the samsung tv remote. A terrible oversight.
I connected this to a Panasonic plasma TV that is mounted in the middle of a wall of a kitchen/living room combo. There is nowhere to put a receiver so needed something standalone to improve sound quality. I was looking for something with a silver housing to match the TV so was limited in my options and was really impressed by the sound quality. It's definitely not as good as a true surround sound setup, but the sound quality is very good. I connected the soundbar via digital fiber optic cable. The setup was easy and the wireless link to the subwoofer worked well. It was very easy to connect my iPod via bluetooth to stream music and sounded great.
Pros: Very nice looking sleek unit. Easy set up and good sound quality. Easy wireless connection to stream music directly to it.
Cons: None - I really like this unit.
It synched with the samsung TV in a jiffy and made it sound a lot better than what the TV was offering for Audio. I always have the 5.1 system in all my tv rooms , but my wife had enough of my beasts lying around. So when Samsung offered this for nearly free with a 4k tv purchase i gave it a shot, and for a bedroom system thats relatively small it sounds good enough. Far from the best but 100 times better than the TV sound which is terrible.IMHO it will never beat a 3 speaker setup , but if you lack the space it gives a more detailed presentation of the show you are watching than what the TV can ever offer. Also soundbars always make the pkg look way cooler!
Pros: Makes TV sound huge , easy bluetooth hookup with TV, Main unit looks well built, many ways to hook up for sound.
Cons: Subwoofer made cheap , needs HDMI to turn unit off not on? how weird if youre looking for deep clean bass look further.
|Pieces in System||2|
|Surround Sound Decoding||5.1-channel|
|4K Video Compatible||No|
|Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|Remote IR Passthrough||No|
|Works with TV Remote (IR)||Yes|
|Control by App||N|
|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||Not Given|
|Sound Bar RMS Power||160|
|Subwoofer RMS Power||160|
|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 2-5/8D|
|Sound Bar Weight||4.85 lbs|
|Subwoofer (inches)||14-9/16H x 11-1/2W x 11-3/4D|
|Subwoofer Weight||16.52 lbs|
Wireless Audio Soundbar System: The Samsung HW-H551 wireless audio soundbar system is a 2.1-channel audio system that lets you experience a rich, powerful virtual surround sound from just two active speakers; a soundbar & wireless subwoofer. The slim, compact Samsung HW-H551 's soundbar can be mounted on the wall or placed on a table-top, while the wireless powered subwoofer can be positioned anywhere in the room to achieve maximum audio performance. The system offers HDMI, optical, stereo minijack, USB, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Active Soundbar: The soundbar is a self-powered, two-channel speaker which provides enveloping virtual surround sound from a single speaker. The soundbar includes multiple full-range drivers housed in an acoustic suspension (sealed) enclosure. The soundbar features a built-in 80 watts x 2-channel amplifier to drive its speakers. The soundbar is designed to be mounted directly below or above your flat-panel HDTV in a horizontal orientation. The soundbar can be placed on a shelf or table-top. The soundbar also includes a wall-mount bracket which allows you to fix the speaker to your wall. The soundbar offers analog audio and digital audio/video connections (including HDMI), as well as Bluetooth connectivity.
Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The wireless powered subwoofer receives its low-frequency audio signal wirelessly from the soundbar 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 soundbar. 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 160 watt amplifier.
Crystal Sound Pro: Crystal Sound Pro amplifies this home audio system with the latest in sound clarity. It filters out distortion and noise so you can enjoy near professional sound quality.
Surround Sound Decoding: The Samsung HW-H551 wireless audio soundbar system employs decoders compatible with Dolby Digital, DTS, and Samsung's Sound Effect modes.
HDMI 1.4 Input/Output: The soundbar of the Samsung HW-H551 wireless audio soundbar 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. You should connect your Blu-ray player or satellite/cable box directly to the HW-H551's HDMI input and then connect the soundbar system's HDMI output to your flat-panel TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input.
Note: The With most televisions, the ARC-enabled HDMI input will pass Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection or USB port. However, the ARC-enabled HDMI input can only pass 2ch PCM from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog.
Bluetooth Technology: The Samsung wireless audio soundbar system features built-in Bluetooth (v.2.0) for wireless audio streaming and Samsung's new TV SoundConnect function.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Samsung HW-H551.
Analog + Digital Inputs: The Samsung HW-H551 wireless audio soundbar system features both analog (3.5mm) and digital (optical) audio inputs.
Note: To get the best audio performance out of the Samsung HW-H551, use the system's HDMI input and optical digital input to connect your Blu-ray player and satellite/cable box. Then connect the system's HDMI output to your TV's HDMI ARC input. By connecting your Blu-ray player and satellite/cable box directly to the soundbar system, you'll gain Dolby Digital/DTS decoding from these two sources.
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 soundbar's rear-panel USB (type-A) port, right-angle USB adapter, and included USB extension cable. The HW-H551 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 soundbar's USB port.
Audio Settings: The Samsung wireless audio soundbar system provides various audio adjustments to customize your listening experience.
Remote Control: The included IR remote control provides wireless operation of the Samsung HW-H551 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 wireless audio soundbar system offers Auto Power On/Off functionality.
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