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Panasonic SC-HTB550

Panasonic SC-HTB550
alaScore 88

129 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews of Panasonic SC-HTB550. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Panasonic SC-HTB550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Panasonic SC-HTB550 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-HTB550 2.1-Channel 240-Watt Multi-Positional Full HD 3D Audio System with Wireless Music Streaming via BluetoothPanasonic SC-HTB550 2.1-Channel 240-Watt Multi-Positional Full HD 3D Audio System with Wireless Music Streaming via Bluetooth

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (

Panasonic SC-HTB550 review


With an outboard audio processor, the Panasonic SC-HTB550 2.1 system ups the ante for virtual home cinema sound, bringing 3D to the table

Virtual surround sound ; Bluetooth ; Splitable soundbar

Pretty darn ugly ; No USB media reader ; Sub is a bit of a lightweight

A symphony in black plastic, the Panasonic SC-HTB550 confounds expectations. The system, which comprises a wireless subwoofer, 95cm soundbar and dedicated audio processor, looks decidedly utilitarian – yet it sounds like a mini multiplex.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Steve May (

Panasonic SC-HTB550 review


Do you want a soundbar? Or a 2.1 system with a standalone processor? Acknowledging that there's gold in them thar TV audio upgrade hills, Panasonic has decided to attack both markets with the SC-HTB550 – a novel package that can either be configured as...

Effective 3D sound processing; goes loud and doesn’t skimp on the slam

Plasticky build quality; rubbish remote control; not good for music

Oct, 2012


Expert review by: Niall Magennis (

Panasonic SC-HTB550


Panasonic's flexible SC-HTB550 can be used either as a soundbar or a traditional 2.1 system.

Flexible design ; Crisp dialogue and strong bass ; Easy to set up

Some aspects of the control system could be simpler ; Lacks a proper screen

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (

Panasonic SC-HTB550


Some great ideas from Panasonic, but there are more engaging soundbars

Remote-adjustable dialogue and subwoofer levels ; Can be used as a 2.1 set-up ; Good connectivity

Small overall sound ; Could be more spacious ; Subwoofer lacking muscle

So it’s a mixed bag for the Panasonic: the multi-positional speakers are a bonus, and nearly anything is better than the wispy sound from your TV, but there are better-performing soundbars that are far more engaging.

Consumer review by: Stuart (

Panasonic SC-HTB550


you can set up the speakers in any way,good sound and the bass is awsome

None that i can see

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Stephen (

Panasonic SC-HTB550


Used HDMI cable to connect straight into my SKY box, and worked a treat. Bluetooth to my iphone and ipad works really well and very easy to sync. Looks great, sounds great

Had to go into "Hotel" mode on my Panasonic TV to get the start up to be on the correct HDMI channel, then the SKY controller controls volume correctly. The Sound bar also then powers up and down with the TV being turned off and on

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Tracey (

Panasonic SC-HTB550


Amazing cinema soundand looks great


Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: David (

Panasonic SC-HTB550


As you get older your high frequency hearing ability decreases and dialogue with background noise (noise meaning any sounds including music) becomes difficult to interpret because the noise masks out the frequencies you have difficulty in hearing in...

None really - it does what it is supposed to do. If I have to think of something then it would be that the amplifier gets quite hot and a bit of air circulation is advised

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Gary (

Panasonic SC-HTB550


wireless subwoofer can be hid behind furniture etc

bought this basd on the reviews I read, unfortunately my requirements for surround sound must be higher than those that wrote the reviews. have a panasonic Hd tv and the overall improvement in sound effect was minimal, I went for the sound bar because...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Martin (

Panasonic SC-HTB550


Colour, set-up options (Free-standing or fixed), sound quality, blu-tooth for sub-woofer, blu-tooth to other blu-tooth enabled devices

White speaker leads, manual not 100% clear on some points regarding sound set-up. free-standing speaker stands not intuitively obvious to fit together

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications


Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System
Signal Connection:Wired/Wireless


Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System
Number of Speakers:1
Sound Projector:Sound Projector + Subwoofer
Soundbar:Soundbar + Subwoofer
Speaker Type:Speaker System
System Type:Soundbar System