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Samsung HW C450

Samsung HW C450
alaScore 86

475 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 475 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and value for money are also appreciated.

usability, value for money, design, size, reliability

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.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung HW C450

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 22 user reviews of Samsung HW C450 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theatre Systems on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, design, size

value for money, reliability

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

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HW C450

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 user reviews of Samsung HW C450 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, size, design, reliability

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

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

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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...

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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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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

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Samsung HW-C450 home cinema soundbar

 

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

The subwoofer’s design is similarly sleek and minimal. It’s a gloss-black box measuring 175(w) x 350(h) x 295(d) mm, and because it’s wireless you can place it anywhere in the room, regardless of where the soundbar is installed. There are no sockets or...

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Samsung HW-C450 review

 

The Samsung HW-C450 is a decent piece of kit overall, although it's fairly expensive and the subwoofer looks cheap. If you're looking for a way of improving the audio that emanates from your TV, then this device is well worth considering

Appealing design ; Easy to mount on a wall ; Convenient 'wireless' subwoofer ; Impressive performance with movie soundtracks

Fairly expensive for what it is ; Limited connection options

We think the HW-C450 is too expensive for what it offers, however, with limited inputs and quite basic sound options. As an alternative, have a look at the Onkyo HTX-22HD, which costs slightly more, but adds HDMI support and lossless-codec decoding for...

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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 ; Wireless Subwoofer

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

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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