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Samsung 46" 2.1 Channel Convertible Sound Bar - HW-E551

Abt Model: HWE551 | UPC Code: 036725617766
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310 Watts Total Power/ Active Subwoofer/ Two 2 Way Speakers/ 3D Sound Plus/ Bluetooth/ Audio Return Channel/ Mounts 3 Different Ways (TV, Wall Mount Or Stand)/ Silver Finish
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Samsung 46" 2.1 Channel Convertible Sound Bar, Model HWE551

A unique convertible design is the highlight of the Samsung HW-E551 Home Theater. Twin towers can be paired together standing up like traditional speakers, or joined to form a complete audio bar which can be wall-mounted; either way, they’re designed to perfectly match the width of your 46" Samsung HDTV. Completing the picture: a subwoofer, which delivers tight, thundering bass for every show and movie.

Features:

  • Mounts 3 different ways
    TV, wall mount or stand
  • 310 watts
  • 2.1 channel
  • Active subwoofer
  • 2 way 2 speakers
  • 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®
    Samsung’s Digital Noise Filter helps to eliminate some of the digital artifacts and other digital “noise” that are seen on your screen. That means you can now watch crystal-clear analog programming as if it was being broadcasted digitally
  • Audio Return Channel
    Eliminates the need to use two cable connections, instead all you need is one HDMI® connection between your Sound bar and TV. TV Audio will be sent to the Sound bar and Sound bar audio (from connected external devices) will be sent to the TV using the same HDMI® cable

Specifications:

Connectivity

  • HDMI® inputs: 2
  • HDMI® ouput: 1
  • Optical input: 1
  • Audio input: 1

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 29 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Install Note:
The Samsung sound bar must be installenext to the source components. In order to function properly, acces to the HDMI outs from source components must be accessable to input the Subwoofer.

More reasons to buy the Samsung HW-E551 from Abt Electronics
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  • The Samsung HW-E551 is Brand New.
  • The Samsung HW-E551 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Samsung 46" 2.1 Channel Convertible Sound Bar
 
4.2

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Inexpensive (11)
  • Durable (10)
  • Built-in speakers (8)
  • Bright display (7)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (5)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Sound, Lacking Features

I purchased this sound bar to go with my TV because the rear-facing speakers just weren't enough to drown out the sound of a wall mount AC unit and table fan. This sound bar...Read complete review

I purchased this sound bar to go with my TV because the rear-facing speakers just weren't enough to drown out the sound of a wall mount AC unit and table fan. This sound bar does just that and is great with the TV. "Wireless" is true for the speaker unit, not the Subwoofer. The Sub houses the AMP and connections for the TV. Through TV ARC technology, only one HDMI cable is needed for all sounds from all game devices, cable box and other devices to relay through the TV and go through the sound bar which is great! BlueTooth is great for streaming music from your phone or other devices. The soundbar is lacking in configuration ability. It comes with pre-set sound effects but no configurable features. Sometimes the bass is just a little too high or treble is a little too low, but the sound effects are "ok" in terms of getting around this. For the price I would prefer a soundbar I can configure on my own. The unit will turn off with the TV, but not on. You need the soundbar remote to turn the unit on. Not cool when your TV and soundbar are both Samsung AnyNet devices. You can change the volume and turn it off with your TV or COX cable remote though. Other than those mentioned this soundbar was a great purchase and I'm glad I have it to work with my TV and other devices!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wireless Sub?????

The reason I, and I would suspect anyone else, has bought this particular model is the claim of its "wireless subwoofer". This could not be further from the truth. In...Read complete review

The reason I, and I would suspect anyone else, has bought this particular model is the claim of its "wireless subwoofer". This could not be further from the truth. In reality, the subwoofer has at least three wires required to make it work. Obviously the power cord is necessary, but it also requires an HDMI in and out. How is that wireless? False advertising tricked me into buying this product and now I have to pack it back up and take it back to the store. Just what I wanted to do tonight. Stay away from this setup unless you want your sub mounted next to your tv with 2 HDMIs hanging on the wall.

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4.0

nice soundbar

By 

from COLORADO SPRINGS

Pros

  • Does a great job

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

    Comments about Samsung 46" 2.1 Channel Convertible Sound Bar:

    after looking for days at sound bars I settled on the H550 it had all the features I was looking for I hooked it up in under 30 min and the sound is great for a small size bar I have it with my 60 in sony 850 very crisp and clear sound even the voices are clear the sound fields are very good also could use a bit more thump from the sub for tv watching but with a Blu-ray playing this bar rocks and there is plenty of thump there turned up the volume during a movie to 25 and my floor was shaking and I have a good size living room overall I am very happy with this unit it`s a keeper...thanks Samsung

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    1.0

    HW-F550

    By 

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

      Cons

      • Did not meet expectations
      • Poor quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung 46" 2.1 Channel Convertible Sound Bar:

        Underwhelming quality considering the cost and constant subwoofer issues.

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        5.0

        Great Versatile Sound Bar

        By 

        from Robesonia, PA

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Very good sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung 46" 2.1 Channel Convertible Sound Bar:

            I researched a lot of sound bars before picking the HW-E550. For my purpose, it was the perfect fit. The ability to use it as a straight bar, or split it into a 2.1 is very nice. Setting up the unit was easy, takes about 45 minutes to setup, including unboxing and removing all the protective wrapping etc. Since I have a very old HD cable box, I had to use the digital optical cable from by cable box to the unit. My blue ray and Wii U are hooked up using the (2) HDMI inputs. Everything plugs into the sub, so the sub is not completely wireless. This wasn't a deal breaker for me since I have long cables and have read the many reviews stating this. My family room isn't very big so the sound is excellent. It is not true surround, but it fills the room nicely. The sub packs plenty of punch. I have a Samsung TV, so the anynet features work great. Can use TV remote for virtually all functions of the sound bar. Overall, couldn't be happier with the purchase of this unit.

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            5.0

            great sound for the size

            By 

            from Undisclosed

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samsung 46" 2.1 Channel Convertible Sound Bar:

                easy to use very good sound nice to have different speaker setups

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                5.0

                easy too setup

                By 

                from Ky

                Pros

                • Bright display
                • Built-In Speakers
                • Inexpensive
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung 46" 2.1 Channel Convertible Sound Bar:

                    nice little system,sounds good for a sound bar and sub, have a larger system also but takes up alot of space that this one dosn't.

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                    5.0

                    Love this sound bar

                    By 

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Samsung 46" 2.1 Channel Convertible Sound Bar:

                      Makes a huge difference in the experience. Like sitting in a movie theater. Sound is exceptional.

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                      2.0

                      Wireless Sub?????

                      By 

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • Inexpensive
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Did not meet expectations
                      • sub is not wireless!!!

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung 46" 2.1 Channel Convertible Sound Bar:

                        The reason I, and I would suspect anyone else, has bought this particular model is the claim of its "wireless subwoofer". This could not be further from the truth. In reality, the subwoofer has at least three wires required to make it work. Obviously the power cord is necessary, but it also requires an HDMI in and out. How is that wireless? False advertising tricked me into buying this product and now I have to pack it back up and take it back to the store. Just what I wanted to do tonight. Stay away from this setup unless you want your sub mounted next to your tv with 2 HDMIs hanging on the wall.

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        3.0

                        Confusing

                        By 

                        from libertyville, Il

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Thundering Bass

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Set Up
                        • Poor Interface

                        Best Uses

                        • Living Room

                        Comments about Samsung 46" 2.1 Channel Convertible Sound Bar:

                        Confused about wireless subwoofer label, subwoofer is not wireless the soundbar is wireless. Subwoofer must be connected to TV. Also the soundbar volume cannot be controlled with the Xfinity remote so one more remote to hang on to. Would really like to control volume and power with only the Xfinity remote.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        UNBEATABLE SOUND QUALITY

                        By 

                        from Meridian, MS

                        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Energy Efficient
                        • Good Remote
                        • Interfaces Well With TV
                        • Intuitive Controls
                        • No Vibration
                        • Thundering Bass

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Larger Rooms
                          • Living Room
                          • Movies
                          • Music Channels
                          • Smaller Rooms
                          • Surround Sound Solution
                          • Television Shows

                          Comments about Samsung 46" 2.1 Channel Convertible Sound Bar:

                          WE PURCHASED THE SAMSUNG SOUND BAR WITH THE SAMSUNG SMART TV THE SYSTEM IS AMAZING SOUND QUALITY UNBEATABLE EVEN IN LARGE ROOMS NO VIBRATIONS EXCELLENT.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Best Sound Bar for the Money

                          By 

                          from Duncan, OK

                          Pros

                          • Built-In Speakers
                          • Durable
                          • Inexpensive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Samsung 46" 2.1 Channel Convertible Sound Bar:

                              I own a samsung 55 inch hdtv and wanted a same brand sound bar. The product works exactly as I wanted.

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