This easy to set up and easily functioned product has been a great asset to our tv and the effects to movies is excellent. It loud without the distortion and provides a movie like setting.
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Some key points about this soundbar
1. It is still available at major retailers and listed as a current product on the Samsung website (at least the /XY model)
2. RRP is $799 but can currently be found in store and online for $399. I paid $329 due to the 20% off sale last weekend
3. It is designed to work with the HDMI with an Audio Return Channel (ARC). If you don't have ARC you will need to connect to your TV using optical (TOSLink) - which works fine
4. It needs an hour or so of constant playing to be able to play at full volume. Before that, the max volume setting (100) is on...
We`ve been looking at getting a sound bar for a while. After checking reviews, this rated highly. Then we saw it was on special at The Good Guys. After auditioning it, we were impressed.
We had some dramas hooking it up to the TV, but that was more getting the TV to recognise it.
The unit is quite big, which is why it has the great sound. But, we found it`s height blocked the sensor at the bottom of the TV, meaning we have to raise the remote up over our heads to operate it. A small problem, but frustrating.
Probably not as loud as I thought it would be, but more than sufficient in most situations.
A big improvement over the TV speakers, & great to not have speakers everywhere.
Clear deep sound in one unit
Outstanding sound quality considering there is no seperate amp or subwoofer. With the bass turned up to 6 you would never know that it is all one unit.
Having said that the unit is large and will look odd in front of anything less than a 46inch screen.
Very happy with the quality of the sound, clarity of speech with plenty of depth. Music sounds great too.
Wow so much bass without a separate sub woofer box
What a great find at Harvey Normans.
Have both the Sony-HTCT800 & now the HW-MS650/XY in my home & if anything prefer the Samsung soundbar over the Sony.
The Samsung soundbar was easy to setup &i s nice & compact & looks great in front of a 58" cabinet mounted Samsung TV.
Wifi music app works great & is easy to use as my wife has no issues with it & my wife is the first to admit to not normally familiar with current tech devices.
Sound quality in 3.1 mode is great & would highly recommend not sure if this would be a good value for mo...ney choice if you wanted to add in rear wireless speakers for true 5.1 sound as this then would make true out of box 5.1/6.1 hifi systems close to the same price. As a stand alone soundbar for your large screen tv it really shines, I am confident that you wil find the unit has more than adequate bass without the need for additional sub (they are available though pricey).
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