1 system as moved to smaller house – sound just as good with new system & much neater. Like the flexibility of how to place speakers, i have them floor-standing.
Great sound, easy to use, looks awesome and plays iphone through bluetooth. The sound is great for the money, however, when playing through bluetooth you can at times hear distortion. But i imagine it does not help that i am streaming spotify and playing it through bluetooth. For a much better sound you can connect through an audio jack lead. But having the bluetooth option is very convenient when i’m listening on the go or streaming from my macbook. I have it set up as a sound bar and it looks very cool. Blu-rays sound great through 3d sound and the base is really good. I can imagine that the confusion over the subwoofer being advertised as wireless is frustrating, as the sound bar is the only wireless part. As i have my tv on a stand it does not cause any problems. Overall, i think that it does lots of things very well and after listening to many in the store, i feel that for the money this is probably as good as they get.
Samsung HW-E551 310W 2.1 Channel Soundbar with Active Subwoofer – Silver
- Convertible speakers allows you to choose from four freestyle locations; stand-mounting, wall-mounting, soundbar or 2.1Ch speaker
- Wireless connectivity means no loss of quality with no wires between the soundbar and subwoofer
- Surround and 3D Depth sound effectis delivered to every corner of your room, with the benefit of fewer speakers and no wires
My boyfriend loved it, the sound is really amazing and it looks very nice as well. Just make sure you know what colour of the box it will be,as i thought i ordered in black, but i got a grey one, but looks really nice as well.
I still haven’t resolved a problem connecting the sub-woofer via hdmi to a samsung tv. The only way i can get the soundbar to work is by connecting the sky box to the aux port on the woofer. The configuration is: sky box, blue ray and soundbar all hdmi connectected direct to the tv port. The soundbar port recommended in the installation guide is ‘hdmi out’ i also swapped the sky box hdmi lead with the sub-woofer hdmi lead to ensure there wasn’t a faulty lead. Ignoring the connectivity issues the sound quality is ok but not as dramatic as i expected.
Sounds amazing and so easy to set up, you will need an optical digital cable with this item if you do not have sky or cable tv.
Samsung HW-E551 310W 2.1 Channel Soundbar with Active Subwoofer – Silver : Made my samsung es8000 sound out of this world it’s like being in the cinema the bass is brilliant would recommend to anybody.