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Samsung HW-J8501

Samsung HW-J8501
alaScore 89

32 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Samsung HW-J8501. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and usability. Some have doubts about the price.

design, usability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Samsung HW-J8501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 32 reviews)

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Samsung HW-J8501R


Sounds beautiful. Very clear and bassy

Didnt fit properly on the feet of my tv like my old one did.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (

Samsung HW-J8501R


It doesn't give me the feeling of sound quality including surround sound

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (

Samsung HW-J8501R


Not easy to set up over wifi and adding extra speakers

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (

Samsung HW-J8501R


Sound is superb. You will not be disappointed. Fills the room. Watching movies will never be the same. Fits perfect under my TV and looks great!

There is nothing I can find wrong with and I have tried.

Nov, 2016

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Samsung HW-J8501R



Sep, 2016

Consumer review (

Samsung HW-J8501


I loved it

Sep, 2016

Consumer review (

Samsung HW-J8501


The vocal sound is great as you have the centre speaker is soley for this... sound quality is great just like being at the cinema when turned... can also add extra speakers via wireless connection to improve experience... it also a perfect partner for...

Too loud for the neighbours lol and quite expensive

Aug, 2016

Consumer review (

Samsung HW-J8501


Looks good sounds good

May, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 2.0 / DTS 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 2.0,Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio output channels:5.1 / 9.1
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y / Yes
RMS rated power:350
Surround modes quantity:4


Bluetooth:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Mounting brackets included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
AUX In: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI Out:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Number of HDMI Outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power Consumption (Standby):0.3 / 0.45 / 0.75
Power consumption (typical):43 / 71


FM radio: No


Receiver included:N / No

Soundbar speaker

Soundbar speaker RMS power:190


Bass reflex:Y / Yes
Subwoofer included:Y / Yes
Subwoofer location:Separate
Subwoofer RMS power:160
Subwoofer Type:Active / Active Subwoofer
Wireless Subwoofer:Y

Technical Details

3D:Y / Yes
Apple docking compatibility:No / Not supported
Audio formats supported:AAC, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC,ALAC,FLAC,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA
Colour of product:Silver
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Docking connector type:No / Not supported
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Night mode:Y
On/off switch: Yes
Package Type:One Packing
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):20.3
Subwoofer driver size:20.3
TV stand usage:Y / Yes
Wall mountable:No / Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.5 / 185
Height :6 / 60
Package depth:38.6 / 386
Package height:34.1 / 341
Package weight:21.5 / 21.7
Package width:151 / 1510
Soundbar weight:5
Subwoofer depth:18.1
Subwoofer height:33.2
Subwoofer weight:10.6
Subwoofer width:50
Width:145 / 1450