Pros: I don't have much experience with sound bars. However, I was unhappy with the sound from my Samsung 32" Smart TV and was looking for an inexpensive sound bar to provide better quality sound. I was a little hesitant purchasing a refurbished one, but decided to take a chance. I was not disappointed. This is a very nice sound bar. The sound quality is noticeably better than the TV speakers. I specifically like being able to control turning the sound bar on and off, and c...
Cons: I didn't find the sound leveling feature worked all that well, but to be honest, I haven't used it extensively, yet.
Summary: The speakers sound a little tinny and need more bass. Having 2 remotes; TV and sound bar is cumbersome. You would think Samsung would have figured out how to work both from one remote. The sound volume is good which is why I purchased the bar in the first place but I am just so so with this purchase.
Summary: Good product which gives MUCH better sound quality than the speakers that are built into the TV. I paired this with my 40" Samsung TV and really enjoy the improved quality and volume of sound you can get from the soundbar. I like this so much that I bought another one for my son for Christmas. Two downsides of this product though are that you always have to have this on as the signal goes from the PVR to the soundbar and then to the TV.
In conclusion... Do not buy this speaker and go for the Logitech.
7 November 2013
Summary: This bar speaker is sleek and streamline but not enough umph. My living room is small, 15' x 8', and the speaker sounds like it's TV quality. Almost no bass heard and really sounds like TV speakers. Not worth the price in my opinion. So I bought a Logitech surround sound system for over 1/2 of what this Samsung bar speaker cost. The Logitech system was far superior to this sound bar and a lot less exspensive.
Summary: It does exactly as described and so far I love it. Samsung has come a long way. I hooked it up to a 55 inch Samsung HD/3D TV. It was very easy to set up. It took less than 5 minutes start to finish. Based on the quality of the soundbar, the price was AWESOME. I have no idea how it compares to other soundbars because this is my first.
Summary: Sounds great if it is compatible with your TV. Bought this to be used with a 29" LG TV and tried to hook it up to TV with no luck. After several hrs with tech support from Samsung and LG we hooked the sound bar to a Sanyo Tv we had and it worked and sounded great. We found out the LG TV did not have an audio out port so no audio component could be used for this TV. Found out not all TV's have these audio out ports and this was a new TV that was just purchased.