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Denon Home Soundbar 550

Denon Home Soundbar 550
alaScore 97

26 reviews

Jun, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Denon Home Soundbar 550. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The bass quality and usability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Denon Home Soundbar 550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Panoryios (rtings.com)

Denon Home Sound Bar 550 Review

 

The Denon Home Sound Bar 550 is a 4.0 setup that you can upgrade with a dedicated subwoofer and satellites, sold separately. It has a compact design, and it offe...

Bass and treble adjustments. Dialogue enhancement feature. EQ presets.

Lots of compression at max volume. Mediocre center channel performance. Doesn't get very loud.

The Denon Home Sound Bar 550 is decent for mixed usage. Out-of-the-box, this soundbar has a slightly boomy though fairly neutral sound profile. However, it struggles to reproduce a deep low-bass, so you don't feel the thump and rumble in bass-heavy...

May, 2021

Expert review by : Leslie Shapiro (soundandvision.com)

Denon Home Sound Bar 550 Review

 

I rarely have very much good to say about soundbars with DSP-based simulated surround. But the Denon Home Sound Bar 550 ($599) instantly impressed me by delivering convincing immersive sound. Add in the built-in HEOS multiroom platform, which lets you...

Convincing DSP-based surround Excellent sound quality Compact footprint

Built-in Amazon Alexa Limited front panel feedback Requires HEOS app for best results

Denon’s soundbar scores with convincing virtual Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound, along with excellent performance on music playback.

Nov, 2021

Expert review by (drive.google.com)

EISA 2021-2022 HT VIDEO & AUDIO PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR

 

Denson Home Sound Bar 550 One part Dolby Atmos!DT& X soundbar, one part fully-fledged HEOS multi room speaker, De non's Home Sound Bar 550 bringsboth a rewarding audio performance to movie and music playback, and the possibility of expansion to a home...

Denson Home Sound Bar 550 One part Dolby Atmos!DT& X soundbar, one part fully-fledged HEOS multi room speaker, De non's Home Sound Bar 550 bringsboth a rewarding audio performance to movie and music playback, and the possibility of expansion to a home...

Expert review by : Moriba Cummings (IN THE KNOW)

THE 8 BEST SOUNDBARS YOU NEED TO TURN YOUR LIVING ROOM INTO A MOVIE THEATER

 

Denon changed the game when it released its Home Soundbar 550 in January 2021 to rival the best-selling and much more expensive Sonos Arc soundbar. Shoppers were impressed and pleasantly surprised by its power and clarity, especially given its modest...

This hardworking soundbar features a six-driver array, meaning it delivers Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D surround sound, which makes for the ultimate immersive experience when watching movies. This is also the best pick for those looking for a...

Expert review by : Kob Monney (trustedreviews.com)

Denon Home Sound Bar 550

 

Smart looks and plenty of smart features, the Denon Home Sound Bar 550 marks itself as a solid alternative to the Sons Beam Gen 2

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X ; Confident ‘overhead’ performance ; Entertaining with music ; Lots of connectivity options

Volume ramping leads to an unbalanced presentation ; Adding more speakers is pricey

Big sound from a small soundbar, the Denon impresses with its performance and range of features. If you’re looking to compact system to beef up your TV’s audio and get a system that doubles up as a music system for the front room, this is a soundbar...

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Simon Lucas (techradar.com)

Denon Home Sound Bar 550 review

 

Bringing it all back Home

Well specified and flexible ; Poised, large-scale sound (at reasonable volumes) ; Nicely made and finished

Becomes socially aggressive at higher volumes ; Doesn’t feel as nice as it looks ; Dolby Atmos effect is lacking

Feb, 2022

Expert review by : Simon Lucas (t3.com)

Denon Home Sound Bar 550 review: impressive Dolby Atmos sound for a good price

 

The Denon Home Sound Bar 550 produces a truly impressive wall of sound for its size, and is a major upgrade for any TV, but has one notable caveat

Good specification, good flexibility ; Tall and convincing audio presentation ; Quite musical when required

Loses composure at volume ; Doesn't match genuine Dolby Atmos height

The Denon Home Sound Bar 550 is carried a long way by its mercifully manageable proportions, a good selection of inputs, a decent app and some areas of truly impressive audio reproduction. Go carefully with that volume control, though…

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Steve Withers (pocket-lint.com)

Denon Home Sound Bar 550 review: A compact performer with a surprisingly big sound

 

This soundbar offers easy installation, decent inputs, HEOS multiroom, and a surprisingly big sound despite its compact proportions. If you avoid

Big sonic delivery ; Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based decoding ; HEOS multiroom functionality ; Decent set of connections ; Channel expansion options

Pricey to add extra speakers ; Limited sense of immersion ; Struggles at high volumes

This soundbar offers easy installation, decent inputs, HEOS multiroom, and a surprisingly big sound despite its compact proportions. If you avoid pushing the volume too hard and don't expect true full sonic immersion, this capable performer is sure to...

Mar, 2022

Expert review by : Mark Craven (homecinemachoice.com)

Denon Home Sound Bar 550 review

 

The handsome, compact Sound Bar 550 is compatible with HEOS speakers and a wireless subwoofer for optional 5.1 playback, but Mark Craven discovers it cuts the mustard on its own The soundbar market is saturated, but amongst the myriad models it's...

Sep, 2021

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Expert review by (eisa.eu)

Denon Home Sound Bar 550

 

One part Dolby Atmos/DTS:X soundbar, one part fully-fledged HEOS multiroom speaker, Denon's Home Sound Bar 550 brings both a rewarding audio performance to movie and music playback, and the possibility of expansion to a home cinema-style multichannel...