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Samsung Electronics HW-D550

Samsung Electronics HW-D550
alaScore 83

30 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and usability, but there are some negative reviews about the size and value for money.

usability, design

value for money, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Samsung Electronics HW-D550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 30 reviews)

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Samsung HW-D550 Home Theater System


Last summer I set out to buy myself a home theater system for my LCD TV. Since I was tight on space in my awkwardly shaped living room, a soundbar system seemed like it was the best way to go. The soundbar could sit across the top or bottom of my TV...

Simple to setup ; Great sounding ; Affordable, mid-range price ; Convenient wireless sub

Two HDMI inputs are too few considering all components are HDMI now ; Not a fan of the mini HDMI input use as it's not yet as common as full size HDMI ; High frequency reproduction was missing some clarity ; View the discussion comments...

You can find the Samsung HW-D550 for around $449 CDN, a price that puts it at a median point of the soundbar market. Soundbar systems can be found as low as $250 (don't bother with these ones in my opinion) and up to $1099+. For sitting in the middle...

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Samsung HW-D550 Speaker Bar


Over the past few years, we've reviewed quite a few Samsung products, but the last time we reviewed any speakers from them was back in 2005. Back then we took at look at a couple of Home Theater in-a-Box solutions and today we are taking a look at...

Excellent input options ; Good sound quality ; Wireless sub-woofer doesn't receive interference and just works ; USB port for firmware updates ; Lots of DSP, 3D, Auto-Level options ; Separate bass control and lots of bass

Speakers aren't as clear as other similarly priced stereo speakers ; Plastic enclosure feels pretty cheap ; Needs to include more mini-HDMI cables ; Pretty expensive way to get better sound from your TV

The HW-D550 from Samsung is a product that arrived here without a lot of anticipation. Samsung requested that I look at this product, and after taking a look at a lot of their other consumer electronics products over the past few years, I thought it...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Electronics HW-D550


alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of Samsung Electronics HW-D550 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on

value for money, usability, design

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


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awesome sound


this works very well with my Samsung 46" tv and 3d player

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

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So close, and yet...


Amazingly, even though most of the useful TV remote features work when using Anynet+ with the ARC HDMI connection (including turning the HW-D550 off), Samsung inexplicably left turning the sound bar on out of the feature set. This has to be one of the...

Reasonable sound, Anynet is nice, Stylish

No "on" mode wARC

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A note to the previous reviewer


The previous reviewer stated that there is no intergration between this soundbar and the TV. However, a feature of this soundbar is Anynet+, a samsung-specific feature that allows you to control the soundbar using your television remote. If you connect...

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No Integration but Great Sound


The system sounds great but lack of integration to the TV means that you have one more remote to deal with. But if you are looking for a small footprint audio system for your TV and you don't care about the second remote then it does have great sound.