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Samsung Black 5.1 4-Channel Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos - HW-K950/ZA

Abt Model: HWK950 | UPC Code: 887276167732
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500 Watts Total Power/ Wireless Rear Speakers/ Wireless Subwoofer/ 4K Pass-Through/ 3D Video Pass-Through/ 4 Upward-Firing Drivers/ 6 DSP Sound Modes/ Bluetooth HiFi Codec/ Dolby Atmos, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS 2 Ch/ Black Finish
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Samsung Black 5.1 4-Channel Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos - HW-K950/ZA

Feel like you in the center of the action with incredible sound that flows above and around you. Helicopters buzz overhead. Cars rush by, and the roar of the crowd engulfs. With 15 built-in speakers including 4 upward-firing drivers, wireless sub, rear wireless speakers, and Dolby Atmos® technology, you feel the power of multidimensional sound.

Features:

  • Crystal Clear Sound from All Around
    Get cinema style sound without leaving home. 15 built-in speakers including 4 upward-firing drivers and rear wireless speakers deliver crystal clear sound that feels like it comes from all around, including above, like in the theater
  • Feel Every Dimension
    Dolby Atmos® transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism. Rather than being constrained to channels, sounds exist as individual entities that are precisely placed and moved in three-dimensional space – including from above – putting you in the center of the action
  • Add a New Dimension to Virtually Anything You Watch
    Hear your favorite movies in a whole new way. Proprietary Surround Sound Expansion Plus upconverts audio content to up to 5.1.4 channels, adding overhead sound dimension to virtually anything you watch
  • A Truly Seamless 4K experience
    With 4K Pass-Through, a simple HDMI® connection delivers the best in audio and picture quality. Connect any 4K video source like a UHD Blu-ray player, through the Samsung HW-K950 to your TV for rich sound and 4K picture quality

Specifications:

General

  • Number of Channels: 5.1.4 Ch
  • Total Power: 500W
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Yes
  • Wireless Rear Speakers: Yes
  • Samsung Audio Remote App: Yes
  • Wireless Multiroom Compatible: Yes

Audio Processing

  • Dolby Digital: Dolby Atmos, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus
  • DTS: DTS 2 Ch

Audio

  • Bluetooth® HiFi Codec: Yes
  • Number of Sound Modes (DSP): 6 (Standard, Music, Movie, Clear Voice, Sports, Night Mode)

Video

  • 3D Video Pass: Yes

Speakers

  • Subwoofer: Wireless
  • Surround: Surround Sound Expansion Plus
  • Rear Satellite Speakers: Yes

Connectivity

  • Audio Inputs: 1
  • Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • HDMI Inputs: 1
  • HDMI Out: 1
  • Optical Inputs: 1
  • USB: Only for update
  • Bluetooth®: Yes
  • Auto Power Link: Yes
  • Bluetooth® Power On: Yes

Power Consumption

  • Stand-by Power Consumption (Main)
    • Main: 0.28W
    • Sub Woofer: 0.45W
  • Operating Power Consumption (Main)
    • Main: 43W
    • Sub Woofer: 28W
  • Free Voltage: Yes

Accessory

  • Remote Control
  • Wall Mount Kit
  • Battery
  • HDMI Cable

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Sound Bar (W x H x D): 47.6" x 3.2" x 5.1"
  • Subwoofer (W x H x D): 8.0" x 15.7" x 16.3"

Approximate Weight:

  • Sound Bar: 14.7 lbs
  • Subwoofer: 21.1 lbs
  • Shipping: 56 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Remote ControlYes
Total System Power (watts)500
Wireless SubwooferYes
BluetoothYes
HDMI InputYes
Analog InputYes
Coaxial Digital InputNo
Optical Digital InputYes
Soundbar Height (inches)3.2
Soundbar Width (inches)47.6
Soundbar Depth (inches)5.1
Subwoofer Height (inches)15.7
Subwoofer Width (inches)8
Subwoofer Depth (inches)16.3
ConnectivityAnalog Audio, HDMI, Optical, Bluetooth
Decoders/EncodersDolby Atmos, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS 2 Ch
Power500W
Sound ModesStandard, Music, Movie, Clear Voice, Sports, Night Mode
Speaker TypeSound Bar
Height (inches)3.2
Width (inches)47.6
Depth (inches)5.1
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Samsung Black 5.1 4-Channel Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos
 
3.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Built-in speakers (6)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (7)

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good, but it needs upgrade.

THE GOOD: The HW-K950 can hardly be considered a mere "soundbar" because it is actually a full Atmos sound system, with rear wireless speakers and subwoofer. The sound quality is...Read complete review

THE GOOD: The HW-K950 can hardly be considered a mere "soundbar" because it is actually a full Atmos sound system, with rear wireless speakers and subwoofer. The sound quality is superb and when ATMOS is activated, look out: it will blow you away with full, rich, clear and truly immersive sound with plenty of power to back it up. The soundbar, itself, is hefty, containing eleven speakers (9 frontal and 2 ceiling pointing) and it is long, measuring 4' across. . You need a good size base upon which to set it. The two rear speakers produce great sound and also have ceiling firing speakers. In the ATMOS mode they really kick it. THE BAD: Incredibly, this great sounding ATMOS system loses its appeal when playing 5.1 and 7.1 DTS Master Audio. It only plays in stereo and uses the rear speakers as weak duplicates of the front. This is a MAJOR lapse in engineering and really needs to be fixed quickly. A friendbought the system and returned it for that very reason. And I'm still undecided, since so many Blu Ray disks default to 5.1 DTS MA. And since ARC is used I am a little disappointed that I have to read the menu screen on the soundbar, which is small. Lastly, while the sub-woofer produces an immense bass, it borders on being too bassy, even with a -12 option. OVERALL: I like the system and would really love it if Samsung just went all the way and, instead of giving us two-channel DTS, I mean, really, two channel?, gave us a fully abled sound system that played the two major sound formats.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great sound bar, not so great rears and no DTS 5.1

Sound bar portion sounds amazing. Subwoofer is loud (a little to boomy in my opinion though). Lack of 5.1 dts is annoying is you plan on watching blurays. The main reason for...Read complete review

Sound bar portion sounds amazing. Subwoofer is loud (a little to boomy in my opinion though). Lack of 5.1 dts is annoying is you plan on watching blurays. The main reason for 3 star review is even with latest firmware, and turning all speakers to -3 and rear speakers and rear upward speakers to +3 I cant get enough volume out of the rears to be noticeable. Also the rears hiss (maybe affected by wifi router?) Honesty the hwk850 may be a better choice because of this. If Samsung patches them to be adjustable to be louder or adds dts 5.1 support I will update my review.

Reviewed by 15 customers

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5.0

Incredible sound and power

By 

from miami

Pros

  • Bright display
  • Built-in speakers
  • Inexpensive
  • Realistic color

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samsung Black 5.1 4-Channel Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos:

      Very happy with my acquisition, no problem, light good sound, good connectivity

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Incredible sound

      By 

      from Sandiego ca

      Pros

      • Built-in speakers
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung Black 5.1 4-Channel Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos:

          Best soundbar i ever had if you set up right you can hear every detail on tv to soundbar

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          overall good

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Samsung Black 5.1 4-Channel Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos:

          this product is overall good. however its not as good as in the store when they played it for us.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Love/Hate review

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

            Cons

            • Did not meet expectations

            Best Uses

              Comments about Samsung Black 5.1 4-Channel Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos:

              I love this system and at the same time it can be a pain a lot of times. The sound is amazing, it's well built, it's easy to install and looks beautiful. Also music sounds brilliantly on this system. At the same time it has a lot of problems: 1) It doesn't do a great job connecting through ARC. First I had a Vizio TV, it kept connecting and disconnecting, I could lose the signal of the Blu ray movie 30 TIMES! during the movie. The same happened with Bluetooth and Wifi. I decided to replace my system and also buy a 2016 Samsung TV. The problem improved but there are still great annoyances. Everytime I raise the volumen too fast it makes my Samsung TV crash. It's crazy that 2 Samsung products don't get to work properly together. 2) Like a lot of people describes, there's a persistent hissing of the 2 back speakers in most of the content and they don't sound that good. They're amazing for Dolby Atmos content, but that's it. 3) THE MOST IMPORTANT FLAW: NO DTS X or 5.1 compatibility. So I always keep looking for a few movies compatible with Dolby Atmos, because half of new releases aren't compatible. I already replaced this system once and I'm still not sure if I want to keep it. Samsung should fix the DTS compatibility issue and the ARC problem ASAP.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Samsung HW-K950 Review

              By 

              from Bay Area, CA

              Pros

              • awesome sound for a sound bar

              Cons

              • lack of dts 5.1/7.1/x support

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samsung Black 5.1 4-Channel Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos:

                Sounds great but frustrating to not have DTS 5.1/7.1 or DTSX Support. Hoping Samsung adds DTS 5.1/7.1/X Support. Would be quite frustrating if Samsung adds DTS Support in next year's model and claim it a "new feature". Last, the rear speaker hiss when not in use and can get annoying. Besides the lacking of DTS 5.1/7.1/X Support and the rear speaker hiss the soundbar is great but definitely feel like it can be improved upon.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Release Update for DTS Master Audio

                By 

                from Washington, DC, USA

                Pros

                • Built-in speakers
                • Durable
                • more updates

                Cons

                • Did not meet expectations
                • dts update

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samsung Black 5.1 4-Channel Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos:

                  If you are playing Dolby Atmos (blue LED), sound is outstanding. If you are playing DTS Master Audio. You will be unhappy customer. Sound quality is terrible - rear speaker are very low in sound effect. Playing movies @ stereo sound, it is not cool at all. Release update and fix this issues. To many unhappy customer for this great design.

                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Great sound bar, not so great rears and no DTS 5.1

                  By 

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                  • Built-in speakers
                  • Durable
                  • nice sound bar portion

                  Cons

                  • Did not meet expectations
                  • weak rear speakers..

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung Black 5.1 4-Channel Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos:

                    Sound bar portion sounds amazing. Subwoofer is loud (a little to boomy in my opinion though). Lack of 5.1 dts is annoying is you plan on watching blurays. The main reason for 3 star review is even with latest firmware, and turning all speakers to -3 and rear speakers and rear upward speakers to +3 I cant get enough volume out of the rears to be noticeable. Also the rears hiss (maybe affected by wifi router?) Honesty the hwk850 may be a better choice because of this. If Samsung patches them to be adjustable to be louder or adds dts 5.1 support I will update my review.

                     
                    4.0

                    Good, but it needs upgrade.

                    By 

                    from Boston, MA, USA

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Did not meet expectations

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung Black 5.1 4-Channel Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos:

                        THE GOOD: The HW-K950 can hardly be considered a mere "soundbar" because it is actually a full Atmos sound system, with rear wireless speakers and subwoofer. The sound quality is superb and when ATMOS is activated, look out: it will blow you away with full, rich, clear and truly immersive sound with plenty of power to back it up. The soundbar, itself, is hefty, containing eleven speakers (9 frontal and 2 ceiling pointing) and it is long, measuring 4' across. . You need a good size base upon which to set it. The two rear speakers produce great sound and also have ceiling firing speakers. In the ATMOS mode they really kick it. THE BAD: Incredibly, this great sounding ATMOS system loses its appeal when playing 5.1 and 7.1 DTS Master Audio. It only plays in stereo and uses the rear speakers as weak duplicates of the front. This is a MAJOR lapse in engineering and really needs to be fixed quickly. A friendbought the system and returned it for that very reason. And I'm still undecided, since so many Blu Ray disks default to 5.1 DTS MA. And since ARC is used I am a little disappointed that I have to read the menu screen on the soundbar, which is small. Lastly, while the sub-woofer produces an immense bass, it borders on being too bassy, even with a -12 option. OVERALL: I like the system and would really love it if Samsung just went all the way and, instead of giving us two-channel DTS, I mean, really, two channel?, gave us a fully abled sound system that played the two major sound formats.

                         
                        1.0

                        Bought 1 didnt work, got replaced didnt work

                        By 

                        from Undisclosed

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Did not meet expectations
                          • Poor quality

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung Black 5.1 4-Channel Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos:

                            Was really excited about this soundbar. 500 Watts and Atmos!!!! Got the 1st one and hooked it up as per instructions> Samsung K8500 4K blu ray player and cable box to sound bar via hi speed HDMI cable and ARC out to ARC TV. Set TV sound out correctly. Got no audio or video. Re-checked connections and cables.. Put cables back into TV HDMI ports and ARC to ARC. Got Video, but no sound.. Contacted tech support from vendor I bought from and Samsung..Conclusion: bad Soundbar HDMI port. Sent replacement.. Got it all hooked up.. Woofer and speakers wouldn't pair. Contacted Tech support again.. conclusion: Stuck in store demo mode. could not reset. So, I returned the other one as well. Not sure if I just had bad luck, as the other reviews I read were all positive but....... On a good note, the 4K blu ray player, although expensive is absolutely fantastic. Too bad.. REALLY wanted this but now will look at another Manufacturer.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Atmos is really great, others are just okay

                            By 

                            from Undisclosed

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                            • Did not meet expectations

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Samsung Black 5.1 4-Channel Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos:

                              The atmos feature of this soundbar is really great but the sound from the rear is very inferior and almost non-existent. I have tried netflix 5.1 and a lot of other 5.1 sources and the rears are almost useless. For the price, you might be better off getting a proper home theater system. Or, Samsung please provide an update to fix this issue and make this soundbar universally amazing.

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