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Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650

Powered sound bar with 4K/HDR video passthrough, Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth®

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Overview

Our take on the Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650

These days we expect our sound bars to do more than just improve the audio from our TVs. We want them to fuel our dance parties and provide ambiance for game nights, too. Well the Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 is ready for the revelry.

A sound bar that does more

These days we expect our sound bars to do more than just improve the audio from our TVs. We want them to fuel our dance parties and provide ambiance for game nights, too. Well the Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 is ready for the revelry.

Whether you want to stream your favorite Spotify® playlist, shuffle all your Pandora® stations, or listen to your downloaded songs, this sound bar has you covered with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities built in. And more good news for music-lovers — it even supports uncompressed music files.

Tested and tuned for great sound

Samsung's engineers have been hard at work in their renowned California audio lab applying new computer modeling and design methods to bring you a roomful of sound in a fairly small package. The HW-MS650 has dedicated left, right, and center channels, each containing a tweeter and two woofers, to provide enveloping virtual surround sound from a single speaker.

Build your system

When I moved into my first apartment, I didn't go buy a whole set of mediocre kitchen utensils. I put together a quality collection piece by piece (and paycheck by paycheck!). Oddly enough, I thought of that when I was reading about this Samsung sound bar!

Samsung HW-MS650 with optional wireless sub and surround speakers

Take your home theater to the next level by adding Samsung's optional wireless sub and surrounds.

The HW-MS650 alone is going to be a big improvement over your TV's speakers right out of the box. But I love that you can add pieces on as your circumstances allow.

Want more punch? Add on the optional Samsung Sound+ SWA-W700 wireless subwoofer for deeper bass.

Ready for a more immersive home theater experience? Just pick up the Samsung SWA-9000S wireless speaker kit for full surround sound.

You can even expand into other rooms of the house by adding any compatible speaker (or two! or three!). You just need to download Samsung's free Wireless Multi-Room app and you'll be able to connect, group, and control the whole system from the palm of your hand.

Product Highlights:

    Sound bar:
    • nine built-in speakers
      • dedicated center channel for clear speech
    • distortion canceling technology predicts when internal speakers could move or rattle
      • helps control internal movement for deep, detailed bass
    • Dolby® Digital and DTS® decoding
    • 5 listening modes: Music, Movie, Clear Voice, Sports, and Night Mode
      • Dynamic Range Control makes it easier to hear dialogue at lower volumes
    Wireless Music and TV Sound Options:
    • dual-band Wi-Fi for music streaming and wireless multi-room audio
    • Free Wireless Multi-Room app for Apple and Android offers easy Wi-Fi control, settings adjustments, and music selection and playback
      • support for online music services including Spotify®, Pandora®, Rhapsody®, and TuneIn radio (subscription required for some services)
      • plays music stored on a mobile device or compatible DLNA server
    • create a completely wireless 5.1 home theater system:
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from compatible smartphones, tablets, and computers
      • SoundConnect feature lets you wirelessly connect your compatible Samsung TV to the sound bar via Bluetooth
    Connections and General Info:
    • HDMI 2.0a in/out with Audio Return Channel
      • HDCP 2.2 compatible for connecting to 4K video sources with high dynamic range (HDR)
    • optical digital audio input
    • bracket and hardware included for mounting bar directly to a wall
      • also works with Samsung's Seamless TV Mount when used in conjunction with compatible TV wall mounts
    • Anynet (HDMI-CEC) function lets you control sound bar with your Samsung TV's remote
    • designed in Samsung's state-of-the-art California audio lab
    • 41-3/4"W x 3-1/8"H x 5-1/8"D
    • weight: 13.7 lbs.
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • Active soundbar speaker
    • 5' AC power cord
    • Remote control (AH59-02759A)
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • 58" Optical digital cable
    • 2 Feet
    • 2 Wall-mount brackets
    • 2 Screw-holders
    • 3 Counter-sunk machine screws
    • 2 Pan-head machine screws
    • Cable-holder
    • User Manual
    • Wall-Mount Guide

    Easy to install with my new Samsung Qled TV, sounds great, and is also immediately accessible for Spotify etc. thru wifi and BT. Holidy and combination with TV discount makes it an even better deal.

    JK, Boca Raton, FL

    Reviews

    Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 Reviews

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    (28 Reviews)

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    Crutchfield customer from Weston, FL on 12/9/2018

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    Excellent Sound. You can hear sounds coming out of all speakers including some hidden sounds othewise. I highly recommend this soundbar and to complete the experience get the Bass from samsung.

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    Crutchfield customer from Beech Bottom, WV on 12/9/2018

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    Really clears up dialogue on tv and music and movies sound awesome!! Will be adding the sub and rear speakers down the road just to make it even better!!

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    Easy to install and good overall sound

    JK from Boca Raton, FL on 12/7/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install with my new Samsung Qled TV, sounds great, and is also immediately accessible for Spotify etc. thru wifi and BT. Holidy and combination with TV discount makes it an even better deal.

    Pros: Easy to install

    Cons: Price

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    DJ from Ligonier, PA on 11/27/2018

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    Incredible sound! While my tv has good sound, this enhances it by 100%! The sound modes are very evident. Just makes the room come alive.

    Pros: Easy set up Sound quality

    Cons: Price

    Nice Improvement

    Richard from Federal Way, WA on 11/20/2018

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    Definitely an improvement over my Samsung 65" TV speakers. Just added subwoofer and that is also an improvement over just the sound bar.

    Pros: Easy to set up

    Cons: Had to prop up my TV in order to use the TV remote because of the high profile of the sound bar.

    TaxMD

    Crutchfield customer from Prescott, AZ on 10/13/2018

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    The sound is reasonably balanced - but my 75" Samsung has a stronger out put than this bar. Returning and now have a JBL bar and woofer which is the finishing touch. Easy return with Crutchfield. Great Service.

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    Robert from Ramsey, NJ on 9/21/2018

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    I love this sound bar. Clear any powerful especially with the subwoofer and add on. Surround sound speaks are much louder then the lower model sound bar I had. It was also a Samsung.

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    Crutchfield customer from Sarasota, FL on 9/17/2018

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    Great clear sound . Bass is ok the subwoofer is a must for great deep sound

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    Boarderline Acceptable Soundbar

    Richard from Pasadena, CA on 5/15/2018

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    I recently purchased the Samsung Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 soundbar. It was easy to install. And it was immediately apparent to me that it's performance is mediocre at best compared with the sound system I have in our family room (Mirage satellite speakers and mid level Denon receiver). I bought it to pair with a Samsung 65" TV. I can't offer an opinion of how the Samsung sound bar compares with other similarly priced soundbars. I can live with it, but think I may get tired of it's sub par performance.

    Pros: Easy to install.

    Cons: Somewhat harsh sound lacking in detail.

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    Tony from Arab, AL on 5/10/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sounding sound bar. I'm sounds from my TV shows I never new there. I had a Bose first, this Samsung far superior.

    Pros: Great sound

    Cons: Hard to get Wi-Fi to conect

    Super sound super price point

    Lou from Mount Vernon, WA on 4/5/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We tried several speaker and sound bar combination and none orf them worked for music ,tv and over all voice on movies. The Samsung MS 650 is the best over all. Full rich room filling sound, super clear voice for tv and movies and a price from Crutchfield's that won't put you in the poor house. Also we like base but most of the other sound bars with extra subs were window shaking. The 650 is there in the base department range wise and fullness wise but you don't need medical attention after Die Hard.

    Pros: Over all sound,looks,price,ease of set up,up front display that lets you know it on and what it's doing amazing sound SERIOUSLY AMAZING

    Cons: Took 3 days to get here only kidding on this one

    Simple with great sound

    Jesse from Madrid, IA on 2/26/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent sound, extremely simple connection with optical cable to LG TV. I now hear sound effects during my local news I never knew existed.

    Pros: WiFi, Bluetooth, simple setup, sound

    Cons: None found

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    Crutchfield customer from Bemidji, MN on 1/14/2018

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    The sound bar could be a little louder. Very nice, high quality though.

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    Crutchfield customer from Brooklyn, NY on 12/30/2017

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    Easy setup and once on made me feel like a fool for having gone a year without it. Sound is night and day between bar and regular Samsung UHD TV sound. Works seamlessly with my 65 inch Samsung TV.

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    excellent sound

    Adam from Bettendorf, IA on 12/16/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this along with the Samsung SWAW700 powered subwoofer. I was able to sync the soundbar and the subwoofer but was never able to bluetooth the soundbar with the Samsung television. The sound produced by this combo is excellent but I was disappointed in needing to add the digital cable in order to connect to the television.

    Pros: excellent sound, including deep bass, multi audio options

    Cons: unit would not bluetooth to the tv

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    Crutchfield customer from Cheboygan, MI on 12/14/2017

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    Looks great, sounds great. Since combining with my Samsung UHD TV, the picture intermittently blacks out. At the advice from tech, I replaced all HDMI cables, that are 2.0compliant, the problem still exists. The Samsung tech worked with me for an hour plus, and the problem still exists.

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    Jay from Montgomery, AL on 12/11/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound for a bar. Slightly high so it would be better if I walk-mounted my TV.

    Pros: Sound and connectivity

    Cons: Height means difficult to use remote to turn on /off my lg tv.

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    Dave from Phoenix, AZ on 12/9/2017

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    Excellent product, easy setup.

    Pros: Perfornance Cost Ease of installation

    Cons: None

    Great sound and bang for your buck

    Andy from Charlestown, RI on 12/8/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very happy with the HW-MS-650 sound bar. What an improvement over the TV speakers. I recently downsized and no longer had the room for a full blown 5.1 component system and was looking for a good alternative, and this sound bar delivers. Solid sound, easy to set up and use with available options to change sound modes. I find the Movie mode to be best for all viewing but I do switch to Music to get a fuller sound of whatever I am listening to.

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    Great sounding sound bar

    Timothy from Sacramento, CA on 11/20/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound without a separate woofer. My Directv remote controls it just fine. Setup was easy. I used blue tooth connection to my Samsung TV.

    Pros: Price, sound, looks, controllable by my remote

    Cons: Good but not great bass.

    Ilike

    Crutchfield customer from Queens Village, NY on 10/18/2017

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    Sound quality prefect

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    Mark from Georgetown, MA on 10/6/2017

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    So far I love it........U can really tell the difference.

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    Great room filling sound

    Frank from Clearwater, FL on 9/24/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Set up of the Samsung Sound Bar to my Samsung Smart TV was effortless. The clarity of the voices was amazingly clear. The bass which is adjustable is perfect for our needs. The Samsung Sound Bar has definitely enhanced our enjoyment of watching our favorite TV shows. On the day of delivery I happened to be viewing the Crutchfield web site and discovered that Crutchfield had lowered the price $30 from what I had paid. One quick online chat to Crutchfield and I was refunded the $30. Hassle-free.

    Pros: Ease of set up. Clear distinct voices. Room filling sound field. Works perfectly with our cable providers remote control. Crutchfield's lower price guarantee.

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from stamford ct on 9/11/2017

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    good sound, wish there was a mute button

    Pros: great sound, easy setup, versatile

    Cons: no mute button, volume up/down not quickly responsive. AND $50 price drop week after i bought it...kinda disappointing

    Very pleased

    john from New York, NY on 6/6/2017

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    Having a Sonos sound base for one tv and now this Samsung bar for another, I find that I am more pleased with the Samsung overall. Both have superior sound compared to tv speakers and look fine when set up. Both clarify voices, but the Samsung seem to have an edge. Set up was easy for both. Connections were more versatile on the Samsung. The base performance is better from the Samsung. Both provide great music listening. Separation and clarity of soundfield seems better on the Samsung. I am very pleased with the Sonos, but if I had to choose just one, I would go with the Samsung, especially when price is considered.

    Pros: Set up Base Clarity of voices and sound Versatile connections Music performance Price

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Lees Summit, MO on 5/10/2017

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    We spent several days researching before purchasing this sound bar. An online review we read sold us. The review says it all. Our surround sound speakers will arrive soon. Better value than Sonos and Bose.

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    Excellent Soundbar

    Alex from Philadelphia,PA on 5/8/2017

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    I did a lot of "research" and chose this soundbar for its overall features/sound and it's ability to apply future upgrades, ala cart: such the 2 wireless surround speakers and a wireless subwoofer (not yet released). The sound is great watching movies and tv as well as Bluetooth music streaming. Even though a subwoofer is built in, it does lack the immersice sound from an external subwoofer in my opinion, but that's my Only gripe. I will be very interested in attaching the Samsung compatible subwoofer once released. Overall I'm very satisfied with this purchase and would recommend!

    Pros: Easy setup Sound Looks Remote Features

    Cons: Complementary Subwoofer not available yet (I do want a bit more bass)

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    Crutchfield customer from Brooklyn, NY on 5/1/2017

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    Very good soundbar. Easy set up, clear and nice sounds. I use it for TV, player and bluetooth. Easy adjusting volumes and basses. I recommend this product!

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    Features and Specs

    General
    Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
    Design Bar
    Pieces in System 1
    Color Black
    Tweeter ---
    Midrange None
    Woofer ---
    Separate Subwoofer No
    Subwoofer Driver None
    Features
    Surround Sound Decoding 5.1-channel
    Dolby Atmos No
    DTS:X No
    Dialogue Enhancement Yes
    Auto Volume No
    4K Video Compatible Yes
    HDR Video Compatible HDR10
    Audio Return Channel Yes
    Remote IR Passthrough No
    Works with TV Remote (IR) No
    Voice Control No
    Apple AirPlay N
    Control by App Apple iOS, Android
    Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in (4.0)
    Wi-Fi Yes
    Wall-mountable Yes
    Mounting Bracket Included Yes
    Surface Mount Stand Included Yes
    Speaker Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Speaker Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Specifications
    System Frequency Response 40-20k Hz
    Powered System Yes
    Sound Bar RMS Power Not given
    Subwoofer RMS Power N/A
    Inputs and Outputs
    Mini Stereo Audio Inputs 1
    RCA Stereo Audio Inputs None
    Optical Digital Audio Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs None
    HDMI Inputs 1
    HDMI Outputs 1
    USB Port No
    Subwoofer Output 0
    Dimensions
    Sound Bar (inches) 3-1/8H x 41-3/4W x 5-1/8D
    Sound Bar Weight 13.7 lbs
    Subwoofer (inches) No Subwoofer
    Subwoofer Weight N/A

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    Audio Section
    Video Section
    Network & Multi-Room Integration
    Bluetooth + Remote Control
    Mounting Options

    Audio Section

    3-Channel Soundbar: The Samsung HW-MS650 soundbar is a self-powered, three-channel speaker with dedicated left, right, and center channels to provide enveloping virtual surround sound from a single speaker. Each channel consists of a tweeter and two woofers for a total of three tweeters and six woofers (9 total drivers) - all housed in an acoustic suspension (sealed) enclosure. Tested and tuned at the renowned Samsung California Audio Lab, Samsung audio engineers applied new methods of transduction and advanced computer modeling to give you perfectly balanced, room-filling sound.

    Samsung Audio Technologies: The HW-MS650 active soundbar speaker utilizes a variety of Samsung audio technologies to deliver rich, room-filling home theater sound without the need for a separate subwoofer.

    • Wide Range Tweeters: Hear consistently great sound anywhere in the room with tweeters that cover a much wider frequency range.
    • Long Excursion: Enjoy truly deep bass with technology that increases the depth of speaker movement to provide big sound.
    • Multi-Speaker Control: Multi-Speaker Control increases the power and depth of bass with control that precisely coordinates the movement of each speaker.
    • Distortion Cancelling Samsung's proprietary technology delivers deep and detailed bass by predicting sound distortion and automatically tuning the speaker's output before the distortion occurs

    Digital & Analog Audio Inputs: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the Samsung HW-MS650 soundbar system features both digital (optical) and analog (3.5mm) audio inputs.

    • Optical Digital Input: The Samsung HW-MS650's soundbar is equipped with an optical (toslink) digital input to connect your television, Blu-ray/DVD player, or satellite/cable box. The optical digital input supports Dolby Digital (5.1ch) & DTS (2ch). The optical digital output of some flat-panel TVs only send a Dolby Digital audio signal when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch PCM from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blu-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).
    • Aux Input: The Samsung HW-MS650's soundbar also features a stereo audio minijack (3.5mm) input to connect your analog television or other analog audio component.

    Note: To get the best audio performance out of the Samsung HW-MS650, 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.

    Surround Sound Decoding: The Samsung HW-MS650 soundbar system employs decoders compatible with Dolby Digital (5.1ch) & DTS (2ch), as well as Samsung's proprietary surround & effect modes.

    • Surround Sound Expansions: The Surround Sound Expansion delivers a more realistic and immersive audio experience by adding depth and spaciousness to the movie soundtrack.
    • Smart Mode: Smart Mode automatically optimizes sound effects to suit the scene currently playing.
    • Sound Effects: Select from 5 different sound effects modes (Standard, Music, Movie, Clear Voice, & Sports), depending on the type of content you want to enjoy. The Clear Voice mode enhances hard to hear dialog and vocals of a soundtrack.
    • DRC (Dynamic Range Control): A Dolby Digital soundtrack's dynamic range is compressed making it easier to hear at lower volume levels.

    Equalizer: You can adjust the system's Bass & Treble from -6 to +6.  You can also adjust a 7-band EQ (150, 300, 600, 1.2k, 2.5k, 5.0k, 10.0k Hz) from -6 to +6.

    Optional Wireless Surround Kit: The optional SWA-9000S Wireless Surround Kit (305SWA9KS, sold separately) lets you add rear speakers to the HW-MS650 soundbar system without all the wires. Together with the HW-MS650, you can create a 5 channel system for a true surround sound experience. The SWA-9000S Wireless Surround Kit consists of a wireless receiver module and two rear speakers. The wireless receiver module receives a wireless audio signal from the HW-MS650 soundbar, so you don't have to run speaker wire from the soundbar to the rear speakers. The wireless receiver module does have to connect to an AC wall outlet via its power cord and to the rear speakers via two speaker cables.

    Optional Wireless Sub: Add Samsung's SWA-W700 wireless powered sub (305SWA700, sold separately) for powerful, ultra-deep bass performance down to 27Hz. The SWA-W700 wirelessly pairs (up to 30') with the HW-MS650 soundbar, making it easy an easy add-on. Seamless front and back, the SWA-W700 is simple and elegant, with a timeless unibody design. The SWA-W700 houses a 10" rear-firing woofer.

    USB Wireless Port: There is a USB (type-A) port which is for future use with a Samsung wireless powered subwoofer (not yet available).

    Video Section

    HDMI 2.0a: The Samsung HW-MS650 soundbar is fitted with one HDMI 2.0a input and one HDMI 2.0a output (ARC compatible). The HDMI input allows you to connect your Blu-ray player or cable/satellite box directly to the soundbar and then from its HDMI ARC output to your flat-panel TV. The HDMI 2.0a input and output support 4K and HDR video, HDCP 2.2, & 4:4:4 color subsampling.

    4K + HDCP 2.2: The soundbar's HDMI 2.0a input and output can pass 4K ultra-HD video, as well as 1080p, 1080i, 720p, and 480p video. The soundbar's HDMI input and output support HDCP 2.2, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.

    HDR 10 Compatible: The Samsung HW-MS650 is HDR 10 compatible. HDR (High Dynamic Range) video delivers dynamic 4K content in exceptional quality with a greater range of color contrast and brightness, enhancing details from the original film format. Experience sharp contrasts and brightness with deeper blacks and brighter whites.

    4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The Samsung HW-MS650 supports up to 4:4:4 chroma subsampling for full color data rendering of ultra high-definition video (2160p @ 24/25/30Hz - 4:4:4 color sampling; 2160p @ 60/50Hz - 4:20:0 color subsampling).

    3D Ready: The HW-MS650 can pass-through 3D video (up to 1080p) from 3D-ready Blu-ray players to 3D-ready TVs, via HDMI. You will also need compatible 3D-ready glasses and 3D-video content.

    ARC: The unit's HDMI output also supports the ARC function. This allows you to connect your Blu-ray player and satellite/cable box directly to the system's HDMI inputs and connect the system's HDMI output to your television for audio from the wireless audio soundbar system or your TV. Your TV must also be ARC compatible.

    Note: Because with some televisions, the ARC-enabled HDMI input will only pass 2ch PCM from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog, we recommend that you connect your Blu-ray/DVD player, Satellite/Cable box, or Gaming console to the soundbar directly; and then connect the soundbar's ARC-enabled HDMI output to your TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input. This setup will give you with the best overall sound performance

    AV Sync: AV Sync can be used to help sync video to audio when connected to a digital HDTV. Video may look slower than the audio if it is connected to a digital TV. If this occurs, you can adjust the audio delay time to match the video. You can adjust the AV Sync from 0 to 300ms.

    Network & Multi-Room Integration

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Samsung HW-MS650 offers a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) network connection which allows you to stream a variety of Internet radio stations, select online music services, and music stored on your smartphone/tablet device or computer/laptop to the soundbar speaker system. It also allows you to connect to a compatible Samsung TV wirelessly, or setup a multi-room audio system and wireless surround with other compatible Samsung wireless multi-room devices (sold separately). To access these features, you must download the Samsung Wireless Multi-Room App onto your Apple iOS or Android device.

    Wireless Multi-Room App: Simply download Samsung's free Wireless Multi-Room app from the Apple Apps Store or Google Play Store onto your Apple iOS device (7.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (4.0+) to stream Internet Radio, select online music services, and your smartphone's or computers stored music library to the Samsung Soundbar speaker system.

    • Internet Radio: Get access to more than 100,000 free internet radio streams from all corners of the globe via the TuneIn radio service. Just select the TuneIn logo from the main Music menu and browse among the 100,000 stations neatly organized into popular categories and select a station that appeals to your mood.
    • Online Music Services: You also get access to select online music services; like Pandora, iHeart Radio, Napster, Spotify Connect, SiriusXM, and Amazon Music. You can even set presets of your favorite Internet radio stations and online music channels.
    • Music Libraries: You can stream music stored on your compatible iOS or Android device directly to the soundbar system. You are able to search your device's stored music by Song, Album, Artist, or Genre; you are even able to create and edit Playlists.
    • DLNA Content: You'll also be able to stream stored music on your Windows or Mac computer and other DLNA-compliant network storage devices to the soundbar speaker. The system supports compressed music files such as MP3 (up to 320kbps), WMA (up to 320kbps), AAC (DRM-free only), & OGG; as well as non-compressed music files like AIFF (up to 96kHz/24-bit), ALAC (up to 96kHz/24-bit), FLAC (up to 96kHz/24-bit) & WAV (up to 96kHz/24-bit).

    Wireless TV Connection: With a wireless network connection and the Wireless Multi-Room app, you can connect the HW-MS650 soundbar speaker wirelessly to select 2014-2017 Samsung UHD TVs; eliminating the need for a HDMI, Optical digital, or 3.5mm analog wired connection. When a compatible Samsung TV is connected via WiFi, audio is transmitted in stereo (not Dolby Digital or DTS). Only one TV can be wirelessly connected at a time.

    Optional Wireless Surrounds: Via the wireless multi-room app on your smartphone, you can even wirelessly connect a pair of  Samsung wireless speakers (sold separately) with the HW-MS650 soundbar speaker system to create a 5ch surround sound system over WiFi. Simply place the soundbar speaker in the front and two Samsung Radiant360 wireless speakers in the rear while following the setup on the multi-room app for 5ch surround.

    Multi-Room Audio: Using Samsung's Wireless Multi-Room app and multiple Samsung wireless multi-room speakers (sold separately), you can create a wireless multi-room audio system which can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet device. The Samsung Wireless Multi-Room app lets you connect, group, and control each of your Samsung wireless multi-room speakers. With the app, you can play one song in one room, different songs from different sources in each room, one song across all speakers, or any combination that fits your mood. Multi-source/multi-room audio can only be done with music from the Internet or your home network; not via Bluetooth or TV SoundConnect.

    Network Standby On Function: The Network Standby On function is available if a wireless connection has been properly established between a smart device and the Soundbar. This function turns on the Soundbar automatically when a smart device attempts to connect to the Soundbar via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. If you turn the Soundbar on via a Bluetooth connection, its input mode is set to BT automatically. To turn the Soundbar on via Wi-Fi, you must have the Samsung Multi-room App installed on your smartphone or tablet device.

    Auto Firmware Updates: If the Soundbar system is connected to the Internet, it will automatically check for the latest firmware update when new firmware becomes available, even if it is turned off. Check out the latest firmware updates at Samsung's Support website.

    Bluetooth + Remote Control

    Bluetooth Technology: The Samsung HW-MS650 features built-in Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connection between the soundbar speaker system and your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device for wireless music streaming, as well as a wireless connection between the soundbar speaker and select Samsung TVs with SoundConnect. The HW-MS650's Bluetooth function has a wireless range of approximately 32.8'.

    • Bluetooth Music Streaming: You can wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device; like your smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop to the Samsung HW-MS650 and enjoy music with high quality stereo sound, all without wires. The HW-MS650 does not control your Bluetooth-enabled device; you will continue to control your music from your Bluetooth-enabled device. Song/artist information will also still need to be viewed from your Bluetooth-enabled device. You can only pair and connect one mobile device at a time.
    • SoundConnect (for Samsung TVs): You can simplify the installation of the HW-MS650 by eliminating the need for a wired connection between a Bluetooth-enabled Samsung TV and the soundbar. Simply plug the soundbar into AC power and follow the simple pairing instructions to wirelessly connect the soundbar to select Bluetooth-enabled Samsung TVs. SoundConnect is only available on select 2012-up Samsung TVs. When a TV is connected using Bluetooth, audio is transmitted in stereo (not Dolby Digital or DTS). Only one TV can be paired and connected at a time.

    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-MS650.

    Remote Control w/ Anynet+: The included IR remote control provides wireless operation of the Samsung HW-MS650 system. Anynet+ is a convenient feature that offers linked operation with other Samsung components (up to 12) that have the Anynet+ feature, and lets you control those products with one Samsung remote control. To operate this function, you must connect Samsung HW-MS650 wireless audio soundbar system to an Anynet+ Samsung TV using an HDMI cable.

    TV Remote Control: When the HW-MS650 system is connected to a Samsung smart TV released in 2017 or later, the Soundbar can be controlled using the TV's remote control.  This function also allows you to use the TV menu to adjust the soundfield and various settings as well as the volume and mute.

    Auto Power On/Off: The Samsung HW-MS650 soundbar system offers Auto Power On/Off functionality.

    • Power Link (Auto On): The wireless audio soundbar system is automatically turned on when you turn on your TV or any device connected to the wireless audio soundbar system with an optical cable.
    • Auto Off:  If a TV or any device connected to the HW-MS650 soundbar system is off and there is no audio signal, the soundbar system will turn off after 5 minutes.

    Mounting Options

    Tabletop Feet: The Samsung HW-MS650 soundbar features integrated feet that allow you to place the speaker on a flat surface in front of your TV. Its slim-profile design will not block your TV's screen or IR eye. There are also two additional feet that can be used to raise the soundbar above the tabletop surface by 0.5"

    Included Wall Bracket: The included brackets allow you to mount the soundbar on a wall under or above your wall-mounted, flat-panel television.

    Optional Seamless Mount (for Samsung TVs): With Samsung's WMN300SB seamless mount (sold separately), the HW-MS650 soundbar mounts directly to a compatible 2016-2017 Samsung QLED, SUHD, or UHD TV when it is being wall-mounted. With the WM300SB there is no need to make additional holes in your wall and you can use just one cable to power both the soundbar and the TV.

    • Compatible 2017 Samsung TVs (49"-65"): Q9F, Q8C, Q7C, Q7F, Q7CD, Q7FD, MU9000, MU900D, MU8500, MU850D, MU8000 (75" version only) , MU7500, MU750D, MU7000, MU700D, MU6500, MU650D, MU6300, and MU630D - all models require Samsung's No Gap Mount or other VESA 400 compatible mount (sold separately)
    • Compatible 2016 Samsung TVs (49"-65"): KS9500, KS950D, KS9000, KS900D, KS8500, KS850D, KS8000, KS800D, KU7500, KU750D, KU7000, KU700D, KU6500, KU650D, KU6300, and KU630D - all models require Samsung's WMN550M Mini Mount or other VESA 400 compatible mount (sold separately).

    Power Requirements: The HW-MS650 soundbar comes with a detachable 5' AC power cord which will need to be plugged into an AC power outlet, surge protector, or power conditioner. It also features an AC power outlet to connect to a compatible Samsung TV using Samsung's WMN300SB seamless mount (sold separately).

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    This product appealed to me because it connects wirelessly to compatible Samsung smart TVs, the dimensions work well with my entertainment console, and it had good reviews from other Crutchfield users. [ James  Dec 01, 2018 ]
    It received great reviews in all the research I did. Tyler, my Crutchfield advisor, gave my some additional information about the speaker that made me feel reassured that I was purchasing a good system. [ Welby  Nov 02, 2018 ]
    I like the compact nature without a subwoffer. Also, I know it will be compatible with my Samsung TV. [ JASON W  Sep 17, 2018 ]
    I was very ignorant in what soundbar to pair with my new SAMSUNG 82" TV. After discussion with Carson I decided to go with this one. It was important to me to have one remote to control both TV and soundbar. [ Alan  Sep 12, 2018 ]
    Sound quality for price. Good value. [ Steve  Sep 03, 2018 ]
    I was looking for a high quality, wireless soundbar that would allow future components to be added seamlessly. This seemed to fit the bill and was priced competitively. I have always had good luck with Samsung electronics and wanted to give this a try. [ Eric  Aug 23, 2018 ]
    Reviews listed sound bar as top notch for its class and price. Other site reviews were very favorable and Crutchfield is a trusted retailer. [ GARY  Aug 22, 2018 ]
    I wanted a Samsung sound bar for my Samsung tv. It was important that sound bar would work for the tv. This sound bar is a good price, and has wi-fi, bluetooth, and works for 4K/HDR. [ Victoria  Dec 17, 2017 ]
    Great reviews on all the Tech review sites. [ Carlos  Nov 29, 2017 ]
    Great affordable, compact sound to pair with my UHD Samsung TV. Also purchased from Crutchfield. [ RONALD  Nov 28, 2017 ]
    I liked the reviews on it [ JAMES  Nov 27, 2017 ]
    Great reviews. New lower price. [ Waleed  Nov 16, 2017 ]
    Great sound and slim design. [ man2bird  Nov 16, 2017 ]
    I don't have the space for a full 5.1 setup, so I was looking for a good sound bar at a good price. Based on the reviews I read, i think this Samsung sound bar will meet my needs. [ Andrew  Nov 12, 2017 ]
    Easy connection to my 4K Samsung TV [ Tim  Nov 07, 2017 ]
    Primarily because of the compatibility options with my Samsung TV I have to say that I really appreciate the enormous help given by my advisor, Zac. He spent as much time as I needed, researching and answering my questions. The customer service is a value added component of what Crutchfield does. It truly makes the buying experience a pleasure. Thanks. Mike [ Michael  Aug 08, 2017 ]
    has desired features and good reviews [ LAWRENCE  Jul 28, 2017 ]
    I picked these items because of the research I had done and because of the great help I received from the Crutchfield reps. [ James  Jul 20, 2017 ]
    Has good enough base so that a subwoofer is not required [ Cameron  Jun 04, 2017 ]
    Reviews, Price [ Alexander  May 30, 2017 ]
    Good fit with my 65 inch Samsung TV...right price point and I'm glad not to need a separate subwoofer. Just want clearer speech... [ Jay L.  May 15, 2017 ]
    Reviewers indicated that vocal clarity and music streaming were exceptional. No tax charged for NYC plus free 3-day delivery. [ John  May 12, 2017 ]
    reviews online [ Eric V.  Apr 29, 2017 ]

    1 question already asked

    Disregard previous answer ,my bar is sitting on a desk and it is slightly elevated. with no feet attached. [ LEE  Jul 13, 2017 ]
    There are four low profile feet preinstalled. [ LEE  Jul 13, 2017 ]
    The overall height with feet installed is 3.5 inches or 9 cm The height of the feet itself is 1 cm [ KARTHIK  Jul 13, 2017 ]
    It comes packaged with four very shallow round rubber feet. I put round stick-on felt pads over the rubber feet due to the the type of wood cabinet I have it sitting on leaving about 1/4 inch clearance, I cannot even fit a pencil through the bottom of the unit even with the felt pads added. Hope this helps. [ David  Jul 13, 2017 ]
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