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Samsung HW C450

Samsung HW C450
alaScore 87

437 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 437 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.

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 87/100 = 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

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

Feb, 2018

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

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

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

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Samsung HW-C450 review


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.

Jun, 2010

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: 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

Consumer review by: WildBill (

It seems to be a quality item.


I attached it to my 47

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

Difficult setup","No Surround Sound","With optic cable

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:2.1
Audio system:Dolby Digital, DTS
RMS rated power:280

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):65

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):37.6 x 3.62 x 1.77

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):40.6 x 18.2 x 9.69
Package weight:22.9

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Digital audio optical in:2

Technical Details

Frequency range:20 - 20000

Weight & Dimensions

Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):6.89 x 13.8 x 11.6