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Samsung HW-T550 2.1-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer

MSRP 230 USDNEX score 34%

Product Overview

Samsung HW-T550 is a 2.1-channel soundbar with a small wireless subwoofer. Compared to similarly-designed HW-T450, it uses a dual-tweeter, dual-woofer setup instead of full-range drivers and adds more connectivity options.
Unlike higher-spec'd models in the Q-series, the HW-T550 loses more involved digital processing options, opting for an honest 2.1-channel setup. Compared to the more simplistic S-series soundbars, it adds a separate, wireless subwoofer.
The HW-T550 can be paired with Samsung's SWA-8500S wireless rear speakers to create a 4.1-channel setup.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Good stereo sound signature
  • 7-band EQ lets you customize the sound to your liking
  • Supports Dolby Atmos
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 34% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good stereo soundstage
  • Well-balanced sound profile
  • Decently deep bass
Cons
  • No Atmos support
  • Doesn't support Atmos content
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Specifications

Variants:
Subwoofer

Connectivity

Ports
[Input] 1x HDMI | [Output] 1x Optical + 1x HDMI + 1x USB
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth

Construction

Colors
Black
Drivers
5x drivers
Form Factor
Soundbar with wireless subwoofer

Dimensions

Size | Depth
3.3 inch
SubwooferSize | Depth
11.4 inch
Size | Height
2.2 inch
SubwooferSize | Height
13.9 inch
Size | Width
33.9 inch
SubwooferSize | Width
7.9 inch
Weight
4.6 lbs
SubwooferWeight
11 lbs

Function

Audio
Dolby Digital 2ch, DTS 2.0ch
Channels
2.1 channels

Performance

Power Consumption
25W (main) + 28W (sub)
Power Output
320 W

Production

Accessory
Wireless Rear Speakers: SWA-8500S
Debut
2020

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

rtings[1]

Sentiment Score 34%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The Samsung HW-T550 is a decent overall soundbar. This 2.1 setup has a well-balanced sound profile with a bit of extra bass kick. The wireless subwoofer is powerful and delivers decently deep bass too. Unfortunately, due to its speaker configuration, it can't support Atmos content, which isn't ideal for movies.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Well-balanced sound profile
  • Decently deep bass
  • Good stereo soundstage
Cons
  • No Atmos support
  • Doesn't support Atmos content

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Samsung HW-T550 Soundbar Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/soundbar/reviews/samsung/hw-t550. 2020-06-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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