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Samsung Black 2.1 Channel Home Theater AudioBar - HW-E450/ZA

Abt Model: HWE450 | UPC Code: 036725617773
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280 Watts Total Power/ Wireless Subwoofer/ Three 2-Way Speakers/ 3D Sound Plus/ Bluetooth/ Audio Return Channel/ HDMI/ USB/ Black Finish
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Samsung Black 2.1 Channel Home Theater AudioBar, Model HWE450

Match your favorite shows and movies to a home theater that truly fits in: the Samsung HW-E450. Its AudioBar design makes it the perfect match for your 40" Samsung HTDV. Hang both together using the included wall-mount and see for yourself the clean, modern look it lends to any room. A wireless subwoofer rounds out the sonic profile, for booming bass along with crystal-clear trebles.

Features:

  • 280 watts
  • 2.1 channel
  • Wireless subwoofer
  • 2-way speakers: 3
  • 3D Sound Plus
    Prepare yourself for the world’s first “total 3D” experience with the addition of 3D sound to your 3D viewing environment. 3D Sound Plus, Samsung’s unique sound processing technology, combines its latest advancements in sound 3D-depth sound, Vertical Surround and Horizontal Surround,-to deliver a more realistic 3D experience for a truly heart-pounding, immersive adventure
  • Bluetooth®
  • Audio Return Channel
    Eliminates the need to use two cable connections. Instead, all you need is one HDMI® connection between your AudioBar bar and TV. TV audio will be sent to the Sound bar and AudioBar audio (from connected external devices) will be sent to the TV using the same HDMI® cable

Specifications:

Connections

  • HDMI Inputs: 1
  • HDMI Ouput: 1
  • Optical Input: 1
  • Audio Input: 1
  • USB

Approximate Dimensions:

  • AudioBar
    • Height: 1.8"
    • Width: 35.7"
    • Depth: 2.8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 23 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Samsung Black 2.1 Channel Home Theater AudioBar
 
4.6

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (15)
  • Inexpensive (13)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Interfaces well with TV (11)
  • Easy to set up (8)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (4)

Best Uses

  • Living room (9)
  • Movies (8)
  • Television shows (5)
  • Large rooms (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (11), Movie enthusiast (4), Technically challenged (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent starter soundbar

The design is slick black and matches perfectly with the subwoofer -- this is probably the first time I've seen a subwoofer that actually looks nice in a living room. It also SOUNDS...Read complete review

The design is slick black and matches perfectly with the subwoofer -- this is probably the first time I've seen a subwoofer that actually looks nice in a living room. It also SOUNDS great, as I discovered later, which is more important. Installation is a breeze esp if your TV supports SmartConnect. I have a Samsung Smart TV (6300) which does not support SmartConnect/SmartShare but still it was easy to install. All I had to do was connect an optical cable from the soundbar to the TV. Then I turned it on, the sub recognized it immediately (a little blue light shows you that it did), I chose D.IN (digital in), changed the TV's audio from 'TV speakers' to the soundbar's, and I was good to go! Sound is above average for such a small arrangement with only 2 speakers, and if you're a true sound aficionado you may want to cough up more to get one of the higher-end models that exhibit 'warmer' sound. But for basic television/movies, games and music the sound is more than adequate. It does look great on any living room, especially if you have a special place for it above the television. But even if you don't, you can easily mount it on any wall as the soundbar itself is pretty light (mounting stand and screws are provided). The only negative thing is that the surround sound is pretty much useless. But then, I don't see how surround sound could possibly work on a 2.1 arrangement. Also, there's little difference in choosing 'Music' when listening to music as opposed to 'Standard' (for basic sound effects). But as I said, there is little point to these IMO in general, and one hardly ever uses them. There seem to be some issues with Anynet+ as far as I could see. For example, 'Auto Power' is supposed to allow the soundbar to turn on and off when the TV does, but this feature is not allowed with Anynet+ on... and even when you turn it off from your TV it STILL won't do it, for some reason.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I didn't like it!

Sorry Samsung. I own a lot of your products that I love but not this one. Hooked this up to a brand new 55 inch Samsung 7150. The sound was NOT better than...Read complete review

Sorry Samsung. I own a lot of your products that I love but not this one. Hooked this up to a brand new 55 inch Samsung 7150. The sound was NOT better than the TVs built-in speakers. In fact, it was worse. It was muffled and hissed. The TVs speakers were MUCH clearer. I had it hooked up properly by way of ARC HDMI. The hook up was simple and worked as stated. Honestly, I would not use this sound bar even if it was free. The 7150 TV I love; it's great. Brought the sound bar back to Best Buy immediately.

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5.0

Excellent complement to UHD TV

By 

from Fort Worth, TX, USA

Pros

  • Super sound quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samsung Black 2.1 Channel Home Theater AudioBar:

      We purchased our H550 Wireless Audio Soundbar with our 65" Samsung UHD TV and it provides an excellent home theater audio. Getting the remote control setup figured out took a little bit of trial and error experimenting, but we have it set now. Highly recommended!

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      5.0

      Shopped others and glad I picked the 550 sound bar

      By 

      from Cottonwood, CA 96022, USA

      Comments about Samsung Black 2.1 Channel Home Theater AudioBar:

      I have a Samsung 60" HDTV I got last year and my wife didn't like the old surround system we had and wanted a sound bar. I was afraid I wouldn't like it after having a surround system and tried to talk my her into getting another but she wouldn't budge. We listened in a store to this system and liked the clear sound and rich base so took a chance it would work in for our good sized living room with our TV. I know it is not real surround sound but really I don't miss it and the wires and speakers at all. the sound is very clear and good with different modes for movies, music, voice and simulated surround sound that makes it work just fine for us. If you want a sound bar I think you will be very happy with this sound bar. Samsung seems to make quality products. We have ours on a table under our TV but it also can be mounted on the wall.

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      4.0

      Great product for plug and play

      By 

      from Lawrenceville, GA, USA

      Pros

      • Easy to setup
      • Inexpensive
      • Lightweight
      • plays clean even at loud volume
      • Simple to use
      • Slim Design

      Cons

      • needs better equalizer

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung Black 2.1 Channel Home Theater AudioBar:

        I am very pleased with the purchase. It has good sound plays loud very simple set up and easy to use. My only concern with the unit is that I wish it had more user control for treble and bass. I find myself having to adjust it manually every time I switch sources or content i.e. movie to TV to music to Bluetooth.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Don't listen to TV speakers any longer

        By 

        from Ann Arbor, MI, USA

        Pros

        • Bright display
        • Built-In Speakers
        • Realistic color

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung Black 2.1 Channel Home Theater AudioBar:

            Was listening to the TV speakers for years until I got this item. Didn't realize what I was missing! Using with an older Samsung UN55D6000 55-Inch TV. Followed instructions to hook up. Use HDMI, the best cable for HD since it passes video and audio and does it both ways. ATT Uverse Box OUT-> HDMI Cable -> Sound Bar IN - > Sound Bar OUT -> HDMI Cable -> TV HDMI IN Problems. #1 After poweroff for a long time, when power on the soundbar it will default to DIN as the input and NOT HDMI. Then I have to manually use the other remote to change the soundbar input to HDMI. If you want automatic recognition of HDMI you must do the following: If this happens to you, then you need to swap the TV and Sound Bar connection above. I could not swap these because my TV does not have an HDMI OUT. So I must live with changing DIn to HDMI on long sleeps or power offs #2 The older uverse remotes don't work with this soundbar directly. The solution is call ATT and get the S-20 Remote (free) which will have the soundbar codes. #2B If you are using the older AT&T remote with your Samsung TV you can get it to work without getting the free S-20 Remote from ATT. All you do it, turn on Anynet, by pointing at TV and Soundbar and press the AnyNet button the provided Sound Bar remote. Now the AT&T Uverse remote will change the volume of the sound bar. The sound is quite good. Deep. Although, some audio is echo'y.. Obviously much is to do with the source.. e.g. College basketball broadcast with bad audio setup. But what is cool is you will hear nuances such as the bass of the basketball hitting the floor and other niceties. Great company. Great product. If you have a Samsung TV definitely get this. It does of course work with other brands of TV's

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The sound is super

            By 

            from Erie, PA, USA

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samsung Black 2.1 Channel Home Theater AudioBar:

                This sound bar has great sound. It makes the experience with the tv much better.

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                4.0

                Excellent Sound Quality with Low Profile Design

                By 

                from Bethlehem, PA, USA

                Pros

                • Design
                • Lightweight
                • Realistic color

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung Black 2.1 Channel Home Theater AudioBar:

                    This sound bar was easy to install. The low profile makes it easy to fit in with any decor. The sound quality is excellent with many options to choose from whether it be music, movie, surround sound, or just standard. The blue tooth sub is great for the lows you would otherwise miss out on during a movie or music play back. I would tell anyone to buy this if you want better sound quality.

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                    5.0

                    So much better than tv speakers

                    By 

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • bluetooth works amazing
                    • out of the box easy setup

                    Cons

                    • doesn't come with optical or hdmi cable
                    • no external speaker options

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Samsung Black 2.1 Channel Home Theater AudioBar:

                      Out of the box improvement on sound. Fills the room with crisp clear sounds.

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                      5.0

                      Great Sound Bar

                      By 

                      from Stafford, VA, USA

                      Pros

                      • Easy to setup
                      • Great sound
                      • wireless connection to tv

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung Black 2.1 Channel Home Theater AudioBar:

                        I went to Best Buy to look at sound bars.. my curved TV already actually had decent sound.. but as a man, I wanted more. So I listened to them all and since I already had a Samsung TV which I love now.. and this is my first one to BTW.. I decided to get a Samsung sound bar.. it has amazing sound. You will not be disappointed.. I looked and listened to the other brands.. but for the price this sound bad beat the competition!

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                        5.0

                        Great sound

                        By 

                        from Undisclosed

                        Pros

                        • Inexpensive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung Black 2.1 Channel Home Theater AudioBar:

                            I have owned this soundbar for 4 months now, and I have had zero issues with it. It starts up and connects every time. The sound coming out of the bar is crystal clear and the tones from the bass do not interfere while there is low talking. Sure there could be thump from the bass, but that's why it's a soundbar and not a home theater system. However, when playing video games (destiny) or watching action movies there is plenty of bass. Hooking the soundbar up through Bluetooth for music it rattles the entire living room. The best way to hook up the bar is through digital optical, so what if you can't get aynet to work, pick up the other remote and stop being lazy. People who have given this a bad review obviously don't know anything about home sound systems and how to connect things.

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                            5.0

                            Sound Barific

                            By 

                            from Overland Park, KS, USA

                            Pros

                            • Easy Set Up
                            • Great sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Samsung Black 2.1 Channel Home Theater AudioBar:

                                Great first sound bar that was easy to set up and use.

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