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Samsung HW-E551

Samsung HW-E551
alaScore 92

137 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably.

value for money, design, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Samsung HW-E551 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 137 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Samsung HW-E551


alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Samsung HW-E551 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

value for money, design, usability, size

64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung HW-E551 2.1 Channel 310-Watt Sound bar

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good sound, system so-so


I bought this soundbar to go with a Samsung 55" 7100 Smart TV thinking I would get good seamless synch, but no: 1. Hook up in the directions-preferred method using HDMI ARC cables and the TV remote will cut the soundbar off, BUT NOT ON... 2. So, OK,...

Nice smooth powerful base headroom and treble clarity - good built in equalizer settings - drama/cinema/music/etc

Not fully integrated system with Samsung TV's - bummer

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When working, unit is fantastic--exactly what I wanted. Looks good, sounds good

Unit suddenly stopped working after only 4 months


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Ok but deficient in some aspects


the smart volume which is meant to level volume as you tune through different channels often doesn't normalize volume. Its either too loud or too low. The manual states that the BD E-6500 can be connected via the HDMI in jack and that both picture and...

Built-in speakers, Lightweight

Did not meet expectations, audio sound quality isn't very impressive

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great sound


it sound good, feels like a movie theather at home.

Inexpensive, Lightweight

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a lot of wires for wireless


disappointed with set-up -- not clear on box or from salesperson before purchase -- speaker is wireless not subwoofer -- really limits placement unless you want wires running all over


box should identify cabling needed for connections

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Great Product for Price


For the features and design this product is great for the price. It has excellent Sound.


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Great for Apartment living


We have one for the apartment to watch movies and gaming and its the best ever, I love the way the sound is clear and crisp plus we dont have wires everywhere and set up is easy for us.

Inexpensive, Durable, Lightweight, space saver

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Great sound and great price


This is a really solid sound bar, with lots of setup options.

Built-in speakers, Durable

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Nice soundbar


This is a really cool soundbar even though the connections go to the sub. The wireless part it is more like the soundbar. The sound is excellent. I like the fact that the soundbar can be seperated in half to make a traditional 2.1 speaker system. It's...

Bright display, Durable, ability to have either a soundbar or two speakers

not truly wireless


Product Specifications


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

General Features

Number of Speakers:1
Sound Projector:Sound Projector + Subwoofer
Speaker Type:Speaker System