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Samsung HW C450

Samsung HW C450
alaScore 84

475 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 475 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and value for money also get good comments, but comments are divided on the reliability.

value for money, usability, 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 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 475 reviews)

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Samsung HW-C450

 

Sound bars aren't as thin as the slimmest HDTVs yet, but the Samsung HW-C450 ($300 street price) is getting close. It is less than 2 inches thick, which seems almost impossibly thin, considering the fact that it houses six drivers and built-in...

Sound bar home theater system; very thin design; wireless subwoofer; surprisingly solid sound quality on movies, given its size; three inputs (two optical, one minijack); simple setup; useful "smart volume" control

No HDMI connectivity; sounds lackluster with music; faux-surround effects are mild

The Samsung HW-C450 is an exceedingly thin sound bar home theater system that sounds surprisingly good with movies, but lacks HDMI connectivity.

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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...

RECOMMENDED!

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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,...

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"sounds great till stops working"

 

i think the internal wiring in the sound bar is faulty on alot of these units, I first had mine hooked to dig. out 1 worked great for a few weeks. Well i wanted to see how nice this thing really sounded so i turned it to a music channel and turned it...

slim looks nice sounds great

mine doesnt cycle through settings it flashes pcm every 3 seconds and makes it impossible to watch anything

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"Good sound"

 

Good sound; easy setup

Cannot see display panel easily

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"Great addition to Samsung TV"

 

With my Samsung TV almost flush mounted, the internal speakers sounded muddy, especially with dialog. The HW-C450 solves the problem without adding any complexity to my modest setup (TIVO, Blue-ray, TV, that's it). Upside of optical is that the wire is...

Full integration with Samsung TV

Almost poked my finger through the tweeter.

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Great addition to Samsung TV

 

With my Samsung TV almost flush mounted, the internal speakers sounded muddy, especially with dialog. The HW-C450 solves the problem without adding any complexity to my modest setup (TIVO, Blue-ray, TV, that's it). Upside of optical is that the wire is...

Full integration with Samsung TV ; Wireless Subwoofer

Almost poked my finger through the tweeter

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"Sleek, easy and cheap."

 

Had to get something for my NX810 55". Voices are already MUCH better. This is the best soundbar at hhgregg except for Bose CinemateII/GS. It is less than half the price. Sounds louder than the Sony and Polk soundbars BY FAR.

Price is great. Sleek look. Gets LOUD. Wireless sub. Cute remote with some options.

Not as good as Bose CinemateII. Bar is like 1/4" taller than the bottom border of my NX810.

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Good sound

 

Good sound; easy setup

Cannot see display panel easily

Consumer review by:

Great addition to Samsung TV

 

With my Samsung TV almost flush mounted, the internal speakers sounded muddy, especially with dialog. The HW-C450 solves the problem without adding any complexity to my modest setup (TIVO, Blue-ray, TV, that's it). Upside of optical is that the wire is...

Full integration with Samsung TV ; Wireless Subwoofer

Almost poked my finger through the tweeter

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

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
Speaker Type:Speaker System

Loudspeaker

Wireless Speakers: No

Playback

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

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS
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