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Samsung HW C450

Samsung HW C450
alaScore 86

444 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 444 reviews of Samsung HW C450. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Samsung HW C450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung HW C450


alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Samsung HW C450 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on People are impressed by the size. The design also gets good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews about the reliability and price.

usability, design, size

price, reliability

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung, HW-C450 Wireless 260W SoundbarSamsung, HW-C450 Wireless 260W Soundbar

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung HW C450


alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of Samsung HW C450 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung HW-C450 Soundbar Speaker

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (

Samsung HW-C450 Soundbar Reviewed


This 2.1 speaker soundbar system from Samsung is an excellent, slim option for LED HDTV owners. The main speaker is thin and sleek looking while the six inch, side-firing subwoofer provides suitable bass for small rooms and configurations....

The HW-C450 looks great, is wonderfully small, and works like a charm ; The HW-C450 sounds good for its size, providing enough fidelity and dynamics across both music and movies to make it a versatile performer ; The HW-C450 offers a fantastic...

The HW-C450 sounded a bit thin and slow on vocal and acoustic musical tracks, and could have used a shade more immediacy in the midrange with movies and games ; The HW-C450 doesn't offer HDMI or any video switching ; The HW-C450 doesn't decode HD audio...

The HW-C450 really sets a high standard for products in its class. It just does so many things so well, that its few nits just fall by the wayside. Could it use some more oomph sonically? Sure, but then it would also be much bigger and wouldn't look...

Nov, 2010


Expert review by: Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

Samsung HW-C450 2.1 Channel Audio Bar Home Theatre System


Whenever people start thinking about their home theater setups, they usually think of the television first. Sure, visuals mean a lot and that's why it's worthwhile to invest in a ...

Slim design with included wall mount ; Surprising potent and robust ; Thoroughly enjoyable gaming experience ; Wireless subwoofer requires no setup ; A good value, especially with integrated amplifier

No HDMI input or passthrough ; Virtual surround sound is uninspiring ; Simple music playback is mediocre

As far as input options, you get a single 3.5mm stereo mini input and a pair of optical audio inputs. The stereo mini jack can be used for regular RCA audio (red and white) audio input too, using the supplied adapter cable. The real shame here, though,...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jim Hill (

Samsung HW-C450 review


A glossy black soundbar that is designed to compliment Samsung TVs

Smart design ; Conveniently wireless subwoofer ; Room-filling ambience

Slightly metallic tone ; No HDMI inputs

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Samsung HW-C450 home cinema soundbar


It's not designed with Blu-ray in mind, but this stylish soundbar is still a terrific performer

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: niggles2 (

Easy setup good price


I have had good experiences with the Samsung brand in the past other than the reliability concern I have with this unit it hasn't disappointed me.

Easy to set up and install the system, I took the wall mount and nailed it into my TV stand since I didn't want to put holes in my wall. It replaced the tiny speakers on my visio LCD pretty seamlessly and has an attractive modern finish. Puts out clear...

I had to RMA the unit after a month, apparently a short developed in the circuitry inside the speaker bar. It was returned to me promptly and without complaint but I had to add another $50 to the purchase price. Hopefully this is a fluke and other...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Sweet Soundbar


For the money it is just plain awesome.

Looks sweet. Wireless sub. Suprising loud and good bass ; Comes with wall mount

Glossy black so showed dust after just a day. Speakers are a exposed which is a little scary

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Don E Rawson (

Great Product!!! Highly Recommended


I was looking for something to suppliment my LED LCD tvs sound and came across the Samsung sound bar. I really wanted something minimal, as this was for my bedroom. I could not have been happier with my selection. The sound is great and the set up...

Consumer review by: Donald J Buteau (

Samsung Speaker Bar HW-C450


After using this unit for 3 weeks it only seems to get better and better. The original rear-facing speakers in the TV were OK but there is no comparison to the C450s crisp voices and rich deep base from the wireless sub-woofer. I tried several...

Consumer review by: crawlscut (

Just what the doctor ordered


Excellent product, Very easy to setup. Samsung tv turns on and off with remote for sound system. Sound system turns on when it recognizes that tv is on. Can\'t get any easier than that...

Clear Sound","Easy To Setup","Energy Efficient","Good Remote","Interfaces Well With TV","Intuitive Controls


Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: dan (

nice and simple


made for use with samsung tv as far as controlling with a different remote. Have to use separate control for volume.

Clear Sound","Easy To Setup","Intuitive Controls

Poor Interface

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications


Active / Passive Speakers:Active
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
PC Streaming: No
Signal Connection:Wired+Wireless
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
HDMI:No / Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
Number of Output Channels:2 + Subwoofer (2.1)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Network Music System: No
Number of Speakers:<=3
Sound Projector:Sound Projector + Subwoofer
Soundbar:Soundbar + Subwoofer
Speaker Type:Speaker System
System Type:Soundbar System


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS