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Pros: Sounds great, good quality
Item # 305HWMS65K | MFR # HW-MS6500/ZA
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Michael, Elk Grove, CA
Average Customer Review(s):
Pros: Sounds great, good quality
I bought a 49 in mu7000 4k hdr tv to use on my ps4 pro and xbox one s. 4k gaming systems. 10 times better sound. I bought the samsung wmn300sb soundbar mount kit to make it easer to mount. And it works great. Purchasing the samsung swa-aw700 in a couple weeks for more deep lows. Cant wait to hear how it sounds. Love all Samsung products including my new galaxy s8 plus.
The sound bar arrived on time and was easy to install and sync with our Samsung 65" curved TV. It offers the full range of sound thus enabling our 68-year old ears to hear everything without the previously needed high-level volume which tended to scare the dogs away!
|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||38-20k 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)||3-3/16H x 45-11/16W x 6-3/4D|
|Sound Bar Weight||14.3 lbs|
|Subwoofer (inches)||No Subwoofer|
3-Channel Soundbar: The Samsung HW-MS6500 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-MS6500 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-MS6500 soundbar system features both digital (optical) and analog (3.5mm) audio inputs.
Note: To get the best audio performance out of the Samsung HW-MS6500, 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-MS6500 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-MS6500 soundbar system without all the wires. Together with the HW-MS6500, 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-MS6500 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-MS6500 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-MS6500 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-MS6500 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-MS6500 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-MS6500 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-MS6500 offers a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (dual-band 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-MS6500 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-MS6500 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-MS6500 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-MS6500'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-MS6500.
Remote Control w/ Anynet+: The included IR remote control provides wireless operation of the Samsung HW-MS6500 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-MS6500 wireless audio soundbar system to an Anynet+ Samsung TV using an HDMI cable.
TV Remote Control: When the HW-MS6500 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-MS6500 soundbar system offers Auto Power On/Off functionality.
Curved Design: The Samsung HW-MS6500 active soundbar speaker features a curved designed to perfectly match Samsung's 2017 curved Ultra-HD TVs.
Tabletop Feet: The Samsung HW-MS6500 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-MS6500 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-MS6500 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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Price & size [ Michael Nov 29, 2017 ]
My space is tight and I wanted a good surround bar with no subwoofer. I have not tried it in store yet but I chose it because of the rep's recommendation as well. I will see how it sounds once I receive it [ Mehrdad May 10, 2017 ]
Absolutely. The Samsung HW-MS6500 offers an HDMI (ARC), optical and analog audio inputs for use with almost any TV. [ Ryan Jun 28, 2017 ] Staff
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