Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650
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The sound bar could be a little louder. Very nice, high quality though.
Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 - Samsung's wide range tweeters help extend the sweet spot throughout the room
Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 - Wirelessly connect your compatible Samsung TV to the sound bar via Bluetooth
Item # 305HWMS650 | MFR # HW-MS650/ZA
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The sound bar could be a little louder. Very nice, high quality though.
Anonymous, Bemidji, MN
Average Customer Review(s):
The sound bar could be a little louder. Very nice, high quality though.
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.
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
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.
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.
Excellent product, easy setup.
Pros: Perfornance Cost Ease of installation
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.
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.
Sound quality prefect
So far I love it........U can really tell the difference.
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.
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
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
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.
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)
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!
|Pieces in System||1|
|Surround Sound Decoding||5.1-channel|
|4K Video Compatible||Yes|
|HDR Video Compatible||HDR10|
|Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|Remote IR Passthrough||No|
|Works with TV Remote (IR)||No|
|Control by App||Apple iOS, Android|
|Bluetooth Connectivity||Built-in (4.0)|
|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|
|System Frequency Response||40-20k Hz|
|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|
|Sound Bar (inches)||3-1/8H x 41-3/4W x 5-1/8D|
|Sound Bar Weight||13.7 lbs|
|Subwoofer (inches)||No Subwoofer|
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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'.
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.
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.
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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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 ]
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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