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Samsung HW-E551

Samsung HW-E551
alaScore 88

159 reviews

Apr, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews of Samsung HW-E551. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Samsung HW-E551 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung HW-E551

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Samsung HW-E551 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and design. Opinions are divided on the size.

usability, design, price

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HW-E551 310W 2.1 Channel Soundbar with Active Subwoofer Compatible with 46 inch TV (New for 2012)Samsung HW-E450 , HW-E551 Soundbar Remote ControlSamsung HW-E551 310W 2.1 Channel Soundbar with Active Subwoofer Compatible with 46 inch TV (New for 2012)

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HW-E551

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Samsung HW-E551 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability. The design also gets good views. Some have doubts about the size. Reviews are divided on the usability.

price, design, reliability

size

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung HW-E551 2.1 Channel 310-Watt Sound bar

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Home Cinema Choice (homecinemachoice.com)

Samsung Crystal Surround Air Track HW-E551 review

 

Can't decide between a soundbar or a 2.1 setup? Thanks to Samsung, you can have both...

Contemporary design; versatile ‘transformer’ soundbar; slamming subwoofer

Bass doesn’t go deep; upper registers not too clean; ineffective ‘3D Sound’ mode

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Steve May (techradar.com)

Samsung HW-E551 review

 

A 2.1 Air Track TV audio system that's a soundbar and hi-fi

Versatile hybrid design ; Aggressive mid-bass ; Bluetooth compatible ; USB music file playback

Bass doesn't go low ; Hasty high-frequency performance ; Pumping effects on Smart Volume mode

Interest in one-piece soundbars is booming. According to the market analysts at GfK, the UK will see sales leap to 120,000 pieces this year, up from 75,000 in 2011.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung HW-E551 soundbar review

 

Instead of a typical long bar, the Samsung HW-E551 consists of a pair of stereo speakers that can be placed on their own stands or plugged together to make a soundbar. See all digital home reviews.

The Samsung HW-E551 is a stylish soundbar with a versatile design. It has plenty of features too, although not all of them are useful. Powerful and well-rounded sound quality combined with a mid-range price make this a good choice.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung HW-E551 review

 

If you want to enjoy films at home, you should invest in a set of speakers because the speakers built into your TV or projector simply won't be up to the task. You'll have no problem picking a pair if you have room for all the satellites, but if you...

The HW-E551 provides decent sound is ideal for small rooms

Oct, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung HW-E551

 

You get smooth sound quality from this versatile soundbar and wireless sub.

Smooth sound ; Stylish and versatile design ; Good connections and features

No HD audio decoding ; No FLAC, WAV or AAC playback ; Not cheap

The Samsung HW-E551 is an impressive soundbar system that gets it right on many levels. The split soundbar design is a genius touch, appealing to those who want a traditional two-speaker setup as well as people who like the idea of a single...

May, 2012

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Samsung HW-E551

 

Decent cinema sound from this likeable and versatile system

Versatile configuration ; wireless subwoofer ; decently weighty sound

Could be tighter in the bass ; processing modes don’t help much

The Samsung HW-E551 might not set your world on fire, but it does a far better job than a TV’s internal speakers – and its versatile configuration means it could be ideal for students moving digs every year, especially as it's available online for...

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung HW-E551 review

 

The HW-E551 provides decent sound is ideal for small rooms

We loved the HW-E551 for its design, even though its audio quality didn’t blow us away. It isn’t designed to compete with dedicated surround-sound systems, so there’s understandably a few weak points. Even so, the HW-E551’s still a massive improvement...

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

good sound, system so-so

 

I bought this soundbar to go with a Samsung 55" 7100 Smart TV thinking I would get good seamless synch, but no: 1. Hook up in the directions-preferred method using HDMI ARC cables and the TV remote will cut the soundbar off, BUT NOT ON... 2. So, OK,...

Nice smooth powerful base headroom and treble clarity - good built in equalizer settings - drama/cinema/music/etc

Not fully integrated system with Samsung TV's - bummer

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Ross (newegg.com)

Disappointment

 

When working, unit is fantastic--exactly what I wanted. Looks good, sounds good

Unit suddenly stopped working after only 4 months

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: emmac (cdw.com)

Ok but deficient in some aspects

 

the smart volume which is meant to level volume as you tune through different channels often doesn't normalize volume. Its either too loud or too low. The manual states that the BD E-6500 can be connected via the HDMI in jack and that both picture and...

Built-in speakers, Lightweight

Did not meet expectations, audio sound quality isn't very impressive

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System
Signal Connection:Wired

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Docking System:BLUETOOTH PAIRING
HDMI: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

Number of Speakers:1
Sound Projector:Sound Projector + Subwoofer
Soundbar:Soundbar + Subwoofer
Speaker Type:Speaker System
System Type:Soundbar System
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