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Samsung HW-M550

Powered 3.1-channel sound bar with wireless subwoofer and Bluetooth®

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Samsung HW-M550

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Loud and clear dialogue

It almost seems like movie and TV dialogue is an afterthought these days  — and I'm not just talking about in the script! I find it very hard to hear characters talking on my TV's built-in speakers. The Samsung HW-M550 sound bar solves this problem with a dedicated center channel for clear speech that's easy to understand. Sound effects and music get a serious boost, too, thanks to the six built-in drivers and separate wireless subwoofer. 

Product Highlights:

    Sound bar:
    • slim sound bar fits below most TVs on a stand
    • 60 watts RMS x 3 channels
      • dedicated center channel for clear dialogue
    • six built-in drivers
    • 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
    • Dolby® Digital and DTS® decoding
    • add optional Samsung SWA-8500S wireless speaker kit for full surround sound
    • 5 listening modes: Music, Movie, Clear Voice, Sports, and Standard Mode
      • Dynamic Range Control setting can help prevent drastic changes in volume
    • 39-7/8"W x 2-1/16"H x -1/2"D
    • weight: 4.4 lbs.
    Subwoofer:
    • 160 watts RMS
    • bass-reflex (ported) enclosure delivers powerful bass response
    • connects wirelessly to sound bar for easy placement
    • AC power connection required (power cable included)
    • 7-15/16"W x 15-3/8"H x 14-15/16"D
    • weight: 15.9 lbs.
    Connections and General Info:
    • HDMI in/out with Audio Return Channel
      • 3D video pass-through via HDMI (up to 1080p)
    • optical digital audio input
    • USB port lets you play digital music files from a thumb drive
    • bracket and hardware included for mounting bar to a wall
    • Anynet (HDMI-CEC) function lets you control sound bar with your Samsung TV's remote
    • remote control with subwoofer level control
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • Active soundbar speaker (HW-M550)
    • Wireless powered subwoofer (PS-WM30)
    • AC Power adapter (attached 58" DC cord)
    • Two 5' AC power cords
    • Remote control (AH59-02758A)
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • 58" Optical digital cable
    • 2 Wall-mount brackets
    • 2 Holders
    • 2 Screws
    • User Manual

    Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

    This is truly "plug and play " at its best. Matched with a Samsung UM65MU7000 led TV. Plugged it in and everything auto connected. Works and sound great. Love it.

    M, Phoenica NY

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    Samsung HW-M550 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (14 Reviews)

    Simple setup with great sound

    M from Phoenica NY on 12/31/2017

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    This is truly "plug and play " at its best. Matched with a Samsung UM65MU7000 led TV. Plugged it in and everything auto connected. Works and sound great. Love it.

    Pros: Instant pnp. No instructions needed.

    Cons: None

    Very good product at its price point

    Rives from Palm Harbor, FL on 12/15/2017

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    Very good product for a Samsung TV. It worked as stated. But the added surround sound rear speakers add a lot to the listening experience.

    Pros: Good price. easy install Works well with Samsung TV

    Cons: Need to adjust volume based on source of program

    Good value

    Lloyd from Flanders, NJ on 12/7/2017

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    Nothing really bad to say. Does it's job well. Bass a bit weak but can be worked around by wise sub woofer placement.

    Pros: Nice styling. Sub woofer constructed with MDF. Blue Tooth paired easily.

    Cons: Weak bass. But not a deal breaker.

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    Maxwell from Havertown, PA on 12/3/2017

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    The set up for this soundbar and subwoofer was so easy. It easily connected to my TV. It works directly with the remote that came with my Samsung tv. I'm currently watching football and it is great sound quality.

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    Very good quality soundbar and very good value

    Gary from San Francisco, CA on 12/3/2017

    Unlike someone who gave this 1-star I disagree completely. The M550 turns on with even my older Samsung TV and also turns off. The sound level in a 25' living room with carpeting can be made extremely loud for both the main bar and the subwoofer. Pairing with my iPhone to use for music is easy and reliable. Outputs to the TV include, optical, HDMI, 3mm phone plug, USB. The setup was easy and everything worked as soon as it was all connected, including the bluetooth pairing of the subwoofer. There are various mode settings for cinema, sports, etc. All did what they are supposed to do. Center channel voices are clear and distinct from the other sounds in a soundtrack or a live broadcast. There is an optional add-on kit for rear surround speakers that wirelessly connect. All in all, this is a very good quality sound bar and at this price it is very good value as well

    Pros: QVC... Quality, Value and Price

    Cons: Nothing at this price point is a con for this soundbar

    Works good in a small living room.

    Al from Dekalb, IL on 12/3/2017

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    I bought this sound bar to go with my new Samsung TV. Everything works great! The sound is better than expected and I'm glad I didn't buy something more expensive. Very happy so far.

    Pros: Sound Easy to use Easy to set up

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Miami, FL on 11/9/2017

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    Great for my living room!! My samsung TV have a terrible sound, with the soundbar i now can watch TV with a clear sound

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    Anonymous from Manchester, NH on 9/15/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good sound improvement for my 35" flat screen TV. Now I've had it for a month I can say it is no hassle at all- I did not want to have to use a separate remote, or turn it on, wanted no complaints from anyone in the family and it has done that. Simple setup with digital optical cable. Original TV remote controls the sound. Wireless Sub woofer is a great addition, I appreciate the sub woofer volume adjustment for it when we play movies and I don't want to disturb neighbors through the wall. Playing music with Bluetooth is simple as well, and sounds really good. I researched a lot of options and this one was excellent. Crutchfield was helpful, it pays to take your time and talk to a couple of people, and listen to it locally and compare if you can. Free fast shipping, support, and an option for return shipping convinced me that buying from Crutchfield was a better choice than buying it in the local box store (plus I got it on sale). Excellent sound for the money.

    Pros: Good sound separation, clear voice, good bass if you want it, or subtle if you don't. Bluetooth music sounds excellent.

    Cons: none that I found, and I am discerning.

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    Fred from Grand Blanc, MI on 6/17/2017

    Well the HDMI-ARC only works with Samsung 4K Tv's which is a bit disappointing but the sound improvement for my 60" Samsung LED was amazing, I have hardwood floors and 20' cathedral ceilings and the dedicated center channel gives me crystal clear voices and the sound is pretty close to my home theater. The dimensions are good and that it comes with mounting brackets is a plus. Adjusting the tones was easy with the remote is a breeze as are all the other functions. Setup was a snap also. This is an incredible buy for the level of sound at this price. Compared with others of equal quality, Sony, Bose, Klipsch. The Sony has a better decoder but I would like to buy a couple more for other TV's in the house.

    Pros: Sound quality, easy setup, Bluetooth capabilities, size and power.

    Cons: HDMI-ARC feature only compatible with certain 4K sets. Needs more HDMI inputs.

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    Bobby from muskogee, ok on 6/6/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit looks nice but when the samsung tv is turned on the sound is actually louder without the sound bar. the sound bar does not come on when tv is turned on so you have to use the included remote to actually turn on the sound bar and then the sound goes down about 1/2 then it has to be readjusted. i actually believe the tv sounds better without the sound bar. not a good value.

    Pros: looks nice

    Cons: does not come on when tv is turned on & tv sounds better without this sound bar.

    Crutchfield response on 6/7/2017 Bobby, we're sorry you're having issues with your soundbar. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Provides great sound and needed clear voice

    Anonymous from North San Diego on 5/28/2017

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    Arrived very quickly. Mounted atop the 65in TV. Since TV was a 2016 model, the TV's remote couldn't adjust the soundbar's audio level. Configuring a programmable smart remote eliminated the inconvenience. Purchased because of the center channel provided clear voice. Connected easy with the included digital audio (D.in) cable.

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    Ken from Newbury Park, CA on 5/22/2017

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    It was delivered on time as promised and in excellent condition. I have a 48" Sony TV and the soundbar height of 2.1" blocks the remote signal. I used the supplied optical digital cable. After the TV is off for more than 30 minutes the soundbar automatically resets the volume level to 20 (normal operation I was told by Samsung). The clear voice mode is a little better than the TV speaker sound. I would be hesitant to buy it again. The soundbar is better than the TV speaker but not by much.

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    Cons: Soundbar volume reset after TV off 30 minutes. Remote signal blocked.

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    Anonymous from Mcallen, TX on 5/17/2017

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    I have a Samsung 4K Series 6 TV and the sound from its speakers wasn't good. I bought this soundbar and they pair great. I used the HDMI-ARC connection setup and the unit turns on with the TV automatically--using only the TV remote for control. Treble sound is way much better, not to mention the big low rumbling sounds it can produce (just like in the movie theaters). With the center channel, dialogs are clear and easily understandable. I like the wireless subwoofer as you can locate it anywhere in the room. The price you pay for this product is absolutely a great deal! Better sound, good quality and easy setup. I'm looking into adding the optional wireless surround speaker set.

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    Anonymous from Louisville, KY on 4/23/2017

    Plug and play. Hated my new 4K TV because it only came with 2x10W built in speakers. This system solved the problem. Very happy with it.

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    Features and Specs

    General
    Enclosure Sealed (bar),Ported (sub)
    Design Bar
    Pieces in System 2
    Color Black
    Tweeter None
    Midrange ---
    Woofer None
    Separate Subwoofer Yes
    Subwoofer Driver 7"
    Features
    Surround Sound Decoding 5.1-channel
    Dolby Atmos No
    DTS:X No
    Dialogue Enhancement Yes
    Auto Volume No
    4K Video Compatible No
    HDR Video Compatible No
    Audio Return Channel Yes
    Remote IR Passthrough No
    Works with TV Remote (IR) No
    Control by App Android
    Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in (2.1)
    Wi-Fi No
    Wall-mountable Yes
    Mounting Bracket Included Yes
    Surface Mount Stand Included No
    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 180 watts
    Subwoofer RMS Power 160 watts
    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 Wireless
    Dimensions
    Sound Bar (inches) 2-1/8H x 39-13/16W x 3-7/16D
    Sound Bar Weight 5.7 lbs
    Subwoofer (inches) 15-7/16H x 7-15/16W x 15-1/16D
    Subwoofer Weight 15.9 lbs

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    Features
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    Features

    Active Soundbar Speaker: The 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 midrange driver for a total of three tweeters and three midrange drivers - all housed in an acoustic suspension (sealed) enclosure. The soundbar features a built-in 180 watt amplifier to drive its speakers (30 watts to each driver).

    Wireless Powered Sub: The wireless powered sub 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. The wireless powered sub features a front-firing 7" woofer inside a bass-reflex cabinet with a front-firing port. The woofer is powered by a built-in 160 watt amplifier.

    Surround Sound Decoding: The Samsung HW-M550 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.
    • 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 dialog & vocals.
    • DRC (Dynamic Range Control): A Dolby Digital soundtrack's dynamic range is compressed making it easier to hear at lower volume levels.

    Audio Settings: The Samsung HW-M550 soundbar system provides various audio adjustments to customize your listening experience.

    • 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.
    • Equalizer: You can independently adjust the system's Bass & Treble (-6 to +6), or you can go a step further and adjust the system's 7-band EQ (150, 300, 600, 1.2k, 2.5k, 5.0k, 10.0k Hz) from -6 to +6.
    • Subwoofer Level: You can independently adjust the volume of the wireless powered subwoofer from -12 to +6, using the system's remote control.

    Mounting Options: The slim, compact Samsung HW-M550's soundbar can be mounted on the wall with the included wall-mount brackets (wall screws not supplied) or simply placed on a table-top, while the wireless powered subwoofer can be positioned anywhere in the room (up to 32.8' away from soundbar) to achieve maximum audio performance.

    Optional Wireless Surround Kit: The optional SWA-8500S Wireless Surround Kit (305SWA85KS, sold separately) lets you add rear speakers to the HW-M550 soundbar system without all the wires.  Together with the HW-M550, you can create a 4.1 channel system for a true surround sound experience. The SWA-8500S 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-M550 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.

    Connections

    HDMI Input/Output: The soundbar of the Samsung HW-M550 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 1080p and 3D-video pass-through. The HDMI output also supports ARC (Audio Return Channel). You should connect your Blu-ray player or satellite/cable box directly to the HW-M550's HDMI input and then connect the soundbar system's HDMI output to your flat-panel TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input.

    • 1080P Pass-Through: The HDMI jacks support up to 1080p video pass-through (not 4K).
    • Dolby Digital & DTS Compatible: The HDMI input/output support Dolby Digital (5.1ch) and DTS (2ch).
    • 3D Ready: The HW-M550 can pass through 3D video from 3D-ready Blu-ray players to 3D-ready TVs, via HDMI (1.4). 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/DVD player or satellite/cable box directly to the system's HDMI input 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: With some televisions, the ARC-enabled HDMI input will pass Dolby Digital/DTS 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.

    Digital & Analog Audio Inputs: The Samsung HW-M550 soundbar system features both digital (optical) and analog (3.5mm) audio inputs.

    • Optical Digital Input: The Samsung HW-M550'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 Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).
    • Aux Input: The Samsung HW-M550 '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-M550, 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.

    Bluetooth Technology: The Samsung HW-M550 features built-in Bluetooth 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-M550'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-M550 and enjoy music with high quality stereo sound, all without wires. The HW-M550 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-M550 by eliminating the need for a wired connection between a Bluetooth-enabled Samsung TV and the soundbar. Simply plug the soundbar and the subwoofer 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-M550.

    microUSB Port: You can connect and play music files from external USB mass storage class devices (such as a USB thumbdrive) using the soundbar's rear-panel microUSB port and a microUSB-to-USB adapter (sold separately). The HW-M550 supports playback of a variety of music files loaded onto a compatible USB device formatted in FAT16/32. 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. Compatible music files include -

    • MP3: 80-320kbps; 16-48kHz
    • WMA: 56-128kbps; 16-48kHz
    • AAC: 48-320kpbs; 16-96kHz
    • WAV: up to 3000 kbps; 16-48kHz
    • FLAC: up to 3000 kbps; 16-96kHz
    • OGG: 50-500kbps;16-48kHz

    Power Requirements: The active soundbar speaker and the wireless powered subwoofer will both have to be plugged into an AC power outlet, surge protector, or power conditioner. The active soundbar includes a AC power adapter with an attached 58" DC cord and detachable 5' AC power cord. The wireless powered sub includes a detachable 5' AC power cord.

    Firmware Updates (via microUSB): Samsung may offer updates for the Soundbar's system firmware in the future. If an update is offered, you can download the firmware update from Samsung's Support website onto a USB thumbdrive inserted in your computer. Once the firmware is downloaded on your USB thumbdrive, plug the USB device into the soundbar's microUSB port using adapter cable (sold separately) for update.

    Controls

    Remote Control w/ Anynet+: The included IR remote control provides wireless operation of the Samsung HW-M550 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-M550 wireless audio soundbar system to an Anynet+ Samsung TV using an HDMI cable.

    TV Remote Control: When the HW-M550 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.

    Bluetooth Control: The Samsung HW-M550 soundbar system offers an Android compatible Bluetooth remote app and incorporates a Bluetooth Power On feature.

    • Bluetooth Remote App (for Android): Download Samsung's Audio Remote app onto your Android (OS 3.0+) smartphone or tablet to control the HW-M550 soundbar system wirelessly from your mobile device over Bluetooth. This convenient app lets you control all the Soundbar's basic functions such as power, volume, and the media controls, plus lets you control customizable functions such as the surround modes & EQ.
    • Bluetooth Power On: If a previously paired Bluetooth device (including a Samsung SoundConnect compatible TV) tries to pair with the Soundbar when the Bluetooth Power On function is activated and the Soundbar is turned off, the Soundbar turns on automatically.

    Auto Power On/Off: The Samsung HW-M550 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-M550 soundbar system is off and there is no audio signal, the soundbar system will turn off after 5 minutes.

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    Crutchfield asked  
    Why did you buy this?

    This system was selected to match the QN65 TV and provide surround sound for the TV. [ Theodore E.  Mar 31, 2018 ]
    wanted a dedicated center channel for dialogue . have a Samsung uhd television to pair with . [ Joe  Mar 26, 2018 ]
    Since we got a Samsung tv I decided to go with a Samsung sound bar. [ Kevin  Mar 10, 2018 ]
    160 watt woofer, compatible with 2017 samsung tv [ David  Feb 28, 2018 ]
    Performance and price [ MICHAEL K  Feb 11, 2018 ]
    Center channel for voice [ NR  Jan 18, 2018 ]
    Good value [ Francesco  Dec 27, 2017 ]
    For a large room with a large TV, you need a sound bar; we've always had one with previous TV's and they work extremely well for viewing games, action movies and playing music over the TV [ Judith  Dec 24, 2017 ]
    seemed to be a good value, dimensions seemed to be a good fit for our existing tv installation. [ DENNIS J  Dec 13, 2017 ]
    it is a 3.1 system and I need a clear center channel This is for my elderly parents [ Kenneth  Dec 01, 2017 ]
    Great price for a 3.1 sound bar and it will be compatible with my Sumsung TV so the whole system works on one remote [ Joseph  Nov 26, 2017 ]
    Excellent service and warranty [ Pedro  Nov 23, 2017 ]
    Decent reviews for small room size [ ernie  Oct 23, 2017 ]
    Matches my new big screen TV . . . [ RANDY  Sep 20, 2017 ]
    To complete the set... [ Tracy  Jun 02, 2017 ]
    the tv speakers are hard to understand at times. i hope this sound bar will help, looking forward to setting it up when delivered. [ Bobby  May 22, 2017 ]
    It will match my Samsung TV and had a center channel for clearer voice [ Martin  May 15, 2017 ]
    Has a designated speaker for voice dialog. TV sound is hard to understand dialog when watching prime time shows and movies. Hope this soundbar makes dialog clear and easy to follow. [ Kenji  May 14, 2017 ]

    8 questions already asked

    I don't think so. This speaker is pretty basic. I'd go with Sonos if you want voice-assistant functionality. [ RICHARD  Feb 25, 2018 ]
    Looked at device - there are no traditional speaker (wired) connections. It connects via bluetooth to its woofer. [ Martin  Dec 19, 2017 ]
    I can't help you with your question but I wouldn't really recommend this system. I'm not impressed with it at all. You have to keep the sub turned all the way up to get minimal sound. I did a firmware update hoping it would help but it didn't. The update did fix a glitch with the volume going to max on it own once and a while. I know on Amazon it says what rear speakers are compatible with these soundbars. [ ernie  Nov 28, 2017 ]
    Yes! I have a Samsung and use the TV's optical output to send audio from all sources to the sound bar. This method has fewer cords going to/from the sound bar than utilizing the HDMI pass-through method. [ Dwight  Oct 31, 2017 ]
    Yes the sound bar has an optical cable connection. You will have to tell the sound bar what you will be hooking up. [ Danny  Oct 30, 2017 ]
    I don't know why not. Use a HDMI cable and define the combination in your system. [ Danny  Sep 15, 2017 ]
    Yes. You can use HDMI, Toslink or analog inputs. [ RICHARD  Sep 14, 2017 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  May 22, 2017 ]  Staff
    The Samsung HW-M550 soundbar can be mounted on the wall with the included wall-mount brackets that come supplied in the box--no other parts required. Hope that helps! [ Larry  May 13, 2017 ]  Staff
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