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Samsung HW-M550

Samsung HW-M550
alaScore 89

45 reviews

Jan, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Samsung HW-M550. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. There are some mixed comments about the price.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Samsung HW-M550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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You'd expect all the bells and whistles when looking for a sound bar at this price. But the Samsung HW-M550 steers clear of unnecessary add-ons. Here, it's about a quality product with impeccable sound. Found out what our sound bar experts made of it...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: GKall24 (

Horrible subwoofer


The sub has no bass. I wish i would have read reviews before i purchased this. I have a samsung tv so i wanted to stay Samsung when buying a sub. Really disappointed. Sounds Nd bar is good but i want bass and to feel a punch when inch watching sports...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Mikee1200 (

Great 5.1 Sound When Paired With Rear Speakers


Purchased the HW-M550/ZA and the rear speakers. Initially connected the soundbar/subwoofer via the digital audio input. The audio was better than the built in speakers of the Samsung TV but I was just surfing channels on the TV. I then decided to see...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Wrightplace (

Performs as Advertised


Set up was extremely easy with all my bluetooth devises connecting seamlessly. For the price, I didn't expect the very sound, but I'm more then satisfied with the quality. I wish the bar itself was a little shorter. I do like the different sound...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Samir1 (

Great Sound.


Met expectations in every way. I read reviews about subwoofer not kickin enough but mine is pretty lound. It makes my room and other parts of my home shake when its turned all the way up. There is a setting to turn up the bass in the subwoofer. I leave...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: SirLanceALot2 (

Not 340W as advertised! Treble,Bass,Sub controls below par, no remote control ap


First of all this system is "WAY underpowered", especially the subwoofer just as the other reviewers have pointed out. ***There's absolutely no way this sub is 160w as advertised!!*** And where do you get the 340W spec for the entire system? No way....

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Susan (

SAMSUNG HW-M550 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar


Brilliant sound and having SWboost great for films

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: bill25 (

Don't Waste your money


I had the HW-K550 and it was awesome( the model that was replaced by m550) the m550 for me is worse. The subwoofer lacks a punch and the k550 would bring down the house....granted the k550 subwoofer and soundbar blew speakers and now the m550 i have is...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Dan (

SAMSUNG HW-M550 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar


Looks good, more style than substance though!

Sound quality very tinny with poor bass and no depth, if bought with no subwoofer. Either way very poor value for money! Bluetooth constantly drops out and sound often makes that annoying digital scrambled noise when playing music from mobile, even...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Glyn (

SAMSUNG HW-M550 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar


The quality of sound especially to the rear speakers through wifi

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 2.0,Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio output channels:3.1
RMS rated power:340
Surround modes quantity:5



Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Optical

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
DC-in jack:Y
Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI Out:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Number of HDMI Outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port:Y


Power Consumption (Standby):0.45 / 28
Power consumption (typical):0.45 / 22

Soundbar speaker

Number of mid-range drivers:4
Number of tweeter drivers:2
Woofer diameter (imperial):17.8


Bass reflex:Y
Subwoofer included:Y
Subwoofer location:Separate
Subwoofer Type:Active Subwoofer
Wireless Subwoofer:Y

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility:Not supported
Audio formats supported:AAC,ALAC,FLAC,MP3,OGG,WAV
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Center speaker frequency range:45 - 20000
Colour of product:Black
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Docking connector type:Not supported
Frequency range:40 - 20000
Handheld remote control:Y
Recommended usage:Universal
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):17.8
USB Connectivity:Y
Wall mountable:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:129 / 87.4 / 87.5
Height :47.5 / 54 / 71.1
Package depth:230 / 259
Package height:450 / 562 / 562.1
Package weight:12.6 / 12.9 / 9.8
Package width:1069 / 1069.3 / 1136
Soundbar weight:2.6 / 2.7 / 9.8
Subwoofer depth:29.9 / 35 / 37.8
Subwoofer height:35.3 / 39.2
Subwoofer weight:4.6 / 7.2
Subwoofer width:17.9 / 20
Width:1010.4 / 1010.5 / 1078