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Samsung Electronics HW-D550

Samsung Electronics HW-D550
alaScore 82

120 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews of Samsung Electronics HW-D550. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback. Many are negative about the size and price.

usability, design

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Samsung Electronics HW-D550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung Electronics HW-D550


alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Samsung Electronics HW-D550 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

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Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Samsung HW-D550 AudioBar


With the HW-D550, Samsung manages to pack excellent audio quality and plenty of functionality into a compact, good-looking sound bar.

High-quality audio output. Small, light, attractive. Doubles as a A/V receiver/switch.

"3D Sound" feature is not a true substitute for surround sound.

No single sound bar can replace dedicated rear-channel satellites, so you can't expect a real surround-sound experience from the Samsung HW-D550. Still, its surprisingly powerful sound profile, punchy subwoofer, and sleek design make it an excellent...

Apr, 2011


Expert review by : Steve B. (

Samsung HW-D550 Home Theater System


Last summer I set out to buy myself a home theater system for my LCD TV. Since I was tight on space in my awkwardly shaped living room, a soundbar system seemed like it was the best way to go. The soundbar could sit across the top or bottom of my TV...

Simple to setup ; Great sounding ; Affordable, mid-range price ; Convenient wireless sub

Two HDMI inputs are too few considering all components are HDMI now ; Not a fan of the mini HDMI input use as it's not yet as common as full size HDMI ; High frequency reproduction was missing some clarity ; View the discussion comments...

You can find the Samsung HW-D550 for around $449 CDN, a price that puts it at a median point of the soundbar market. Soundbar systems can be found as low as $250 (don't bother with these ones in my opinion) and up to $1099+. For sitting in the middle...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Silent PC (

Expert Review


The Samsung HW-D550 sound bar speaker system is a compromise between convenience and high performance. Convenience it achieves nicely, with its wireless sub, HDMI cable connections, and handy remote control. No complaints there. It also looks the part,...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Benjamin "Zeus" Heide (

Samsung HW-D550 Speaker Bar


Over the past few years, we've reviewed quite a few Samsung products, but the last time we reviewed any speakers from them was back in 2005. Back then we took at look at a couple of Home Theater in-a-Box solutions and today we are taking a look at...

Excellent input options ; Good sound quality ; Wireless sub-woofer doesn't receive interference and just works ; USB port for firmware updates ; Lots of DSP, 3D, Auto-Level options ; Separate bass control and lots of bass

Speakers aren't as clear as other similarly priced stereo speakers ; Plastic enclosure feels pretty cheap ; Needs to include more mini-HDMI cables ; Pretty expensive way to get better sound from your TV

The HW-D550 from Samsung is a product that arrived here without a lot of anticipation. Samsung requested that I look at this product, and after taking a look at a lot of their other consumer electronics products over the past few years, I thought it...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Digital Home Thoughts (

Surrounding yourself with the Samsung HW-D550 Audio Bar


For a guy who is used to a separate amp, speakers and tons of interconnecting wires, working with an 'all-in-one' sound unit like the Samsung HW-D550 was quite the treat in some respects. But how does it compare where it counts? How does it sound...

Compact unit which can be easily wall mounted under the TV screen;, Wireless Subwoofer can be placed anywhere without cables showing;, Multiple audio inputs available (and selectable with the remote) to allow this to become the audio 'hub' of the home...

Only two HDMI inputs;, Midrange is emphasized a little too much (for me);, 'Surround' sound is more reverb/delay than actual repositioning via sound processing.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (

awesome sound


this works very well with my Samsung 46" tv and 3d player

Interfaces Well With TV, Easy To Setup, Good Remote, Thundering Bass, Clear Sound

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

So close, and yet...


Amazingly, even though most of the useful TV remote features work when using Anynet+ with the ARC HDMI connection (including turning the HW-D550 off), Samsung inexplicably left turning the sound bar on out of the feature set. This has to be one of the...

Reasonable sound, Anynet is nice, Stylish

No "on" mode wARC

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (

A note to the previous reviewer


The previous reviewer stated that there is no intergration between this soundbar and the TV. However, a feature of this soundbar is Anynet+, a samsung-specific feature that allows you to control the soundbar using your television remote. If you connect...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review (

No Integration but Great Sound


The system sounds great but lack of integration to the TV means that you have one more remote to deal with. But if you are looking for a small footprint audio system for your TV and you don't care about the second remote then it does have great sound.

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:Dolby Digital

Technical Details

Color of product:Black