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Samsung HW-E550

Samsung HW-E550
alaScore 86

119 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of Samsung HW-E550. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Views about the design and size are generally positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, but many are negative about the reliability.

price, usability, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Samsung HW-E550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Samsung HW-E550 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Reviewers really like the size. The price also gets good views.

usability, price, size

62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HW-E550 2.1 Channel 310-Watt Sound bar (Old Version)Samsung HW-E550 2.1 Channel 310-Watt Sound bar (Old Version)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Samsung HW-E550


The Samsung HW-E550 is a flexible home theater sound system, with plenty of included hardware for various mounting options, but it suffers from mediocre audio quality and a slightly too-high price.

Supports Bluetooth wireless streaming. Multiple speaker configurations add placement flexibility. Includes HDMI, coaxial, and analog connectivity, plus wall-mounting hardware and speaker stands. Useful remote.

Input ports are located on the subwoofer's back panel, which is tough to reach. Can sound a little thin and bright with music. Confusing manual.

Performance and Conclusions In addition to the subwoofer's amp, additional built-in amplifiers deliver 80 watts to each of the two front channels. The system supports Dolby Digital and DTS surround encoding, and delivers impressive volume levels given...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Scott Dente — August 28, 2012 (

Samsung HW-E550 Convertible Wireless Sound Bar Review


Samsung has new options in the sound bar field. Exhibit 'A' is the HW-E550 which is for those people looking to improve on their TV audio without heading into the deeper waters of home theater.

4 options for mounting ; flexible ins/outs ; Separate sub ; Bluetooth and USB connectivity

Wired sub limits placement ; Time consuming setup

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (

Samsung HW-E550 Soundbar & Wireless Sub Preview


Sound bars are nothing new, but Samsung is attempting to multi-purpose its new HW-E550 by giving it greater flexibility of placement. How? How about Bluetooth, USB, ARC and a wireless subwoofer!

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Dabber 734 (

Best product


outstanding and Samsung service was best I have ever had from any company.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: TOM O. (

Excellent Sound Bar


The versatility of the HW-E550 is what led me to purchase this sound bar. Wanted a simpler set up for our family room. Easy set up out of the box, took about 45 minutes. Read many reviews on the product so I knew about the misleading wireless claim. I...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: WildMusicM (



This is one cheap piece of equipment!! The system is poorly made and has the worst sound of any theater system I've ever owned. I was shocked when I disconnected it and the TV speakers sound was even better. Whats 1000 watts if it's going to sound like...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: sknis, (

Very good sound


Once these were set up they filled a large room with great sound. No problem there.ALL the connections go to the subwoofer so it is not wireless. What is wireless (almost are the twin speakers. Other than the power cord and the wire to tie them...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: sknis (

Very good sound


Once these were set up they filled a large room with great sound. No problem there.ALL the connections go to the subwoofer so it is not wireless. What is wireless (almost are the twin speakers. Other than the power cord and the wire to tie them...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: damann95 (

Can't beat it!!!


I purchased for a small small living room (San Fran small apt), not really knowing or caring anything about surround sound. It was relatively easy to connect to all devices, HDTV, Playstation 3, Dish VIP 722rcvr. I say relatively because I had to use a...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: manscave (

easy too setup


nice little system,sounds good for a sound bar and sub, have a larger system also but takes up alot of space that this one dosn't.

Built-in speakers, Bright display, Inexpensive, Lightweight

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:2.1
RMS rated power:310

Energy Management

Power Source:AC


Bluetooth: Yes

Other Features

Package dimensions (WxDxH):23.5 x 17.6 x 14.2

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
Line-in: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless


Power Source:AC


FM radio: No


Receiver included: No

Soundbar speaker

Soundbar speaker RMS power:80


Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer RMS power:150
Subwoofer type:Active
Wireless subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

3D compatibility: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Color of product:Black
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Portable: No
Wall mountable: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:30.2