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Samsung HW-E551
7.7 out of 10

Samsung HW-E551

2.1 Channels Total Power: 80 W x 2 + 150 W Frequency Respo Read more

Great Deal: $399.99

Reviews and Problems with Samsung HW-E551

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Overall 10
10

Awesome product. To buy or not to buy that's the question.

roland_boost, Ebay
6 March 2014
  • Summary: This sound bar has incredible sound reproduction. For individuals that like low band pass it has it and for high it has it too. Inputs from multiple signals work well. System does moderate well with 3d and surround sound but not even close to a 5.1 or even a 3.1. Bottom line it's worth the money for everyday use but if your looking to toss your surround sound system look at something with more speakers.
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Overall 10
10

Get it! you won't regret it

JorgeLR1, Amazon
15 December 2013
  • Summary: I got this as a display model at the Big Box store. It came with no remote or instruction, and was scratched, but I love how it sounded - Plus I got a nice discount. HOWEVER, I found it here at Amazon Warehouse Deals for less money - AND- it came as new (original packaging and everything). 1st, let's get this out of the way: it is not surround. Who expects true surround out of a sound bar? Plus, my room is asymmetrical anyway. This thing is fantastic.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy this!

Robert A. Grisak, Amazon
7 May 2013
  • Summary: Do not buy this! It is not wireless and the setup is too cryptic to follow! How is it that they place "wireless sub-woofer" all over the box when set up requires an HDMI cable that is not even provided!! IT IS NOT WIRELESS!! Save your $$$! I returned it for a full refund. Very disappointed! Never even got to hear it work! Samsung needs to wake up and improve! How is it possible in this day and age to have a product with so much potential and be so difficult to set up!
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Overall 4
4.0

Broke after a month

Manu, Amazon
5 March 2013
  • Summary: When I first got this, I loved it! Don't get me wrong, it doesn't replace a REAL surround system, but if you have an HDTV, odds are the built-in speakers are tiny and horrible. I know they are on my tv (purchased at the same time as the soundbar, Samsung PN64E7000). So having this to produce real sound was a big step up. Well, for the first month, it worked well.
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Overall 8
8.0

Understand what you are buying and have a plan

south_one, Ebay
2 January 2013
  • Summary: I purchased a new TV and needed to add a sound system. I did not want a full surround sound because I don’t have a good way to install the speakers and wires without making a mess. I purchased what I thought was a sound bar with a wireless sub woofer. I decided to purchase one that could be split into two for more flexibility. Well, I learned that it did not work as stated.
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Overall 10
10

facil de installar

Eduardo Sosa, Amazon
28 December 2012
  • Summary: es buenisimo para mi cuarto es lo que yo esperaba suena muy bien facil de instalar lo mejor esque es inalambrico.
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Overall 2
2.0

Warning, deceptive claim of wireless subwoofer.

monengrone "amtekbooks", Amazon
25 December 2012
  • Summary: I just received this as a gift from a thoughtful family member. She knew that I was looking for a speaker system with a wireless subwoofer, so she bought this one because all of the marketing materials claim that it has a wireless subwoofer. It even says "wireless subwoofer" on several sides of the box. After evaluating this product's setup instructions, I had to reluctantly tell her that she got ripped off and told her to return it for a refund.
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Overall 2
2.0

Two remote blues

H. Cleveland "Hank", Amazon
14 November 2012
  • Summary: Requires using two remotes. Not good. NOT compatible with Samsung's own TV remotes. Sound/vide sync problems Back it goes to Best Buy. Good price at $299 for a device that is clumsy.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not a wireless subwoofer but excellent sound

GregW, Crutchfield
3 November 2012
  • Summary: The subwoofer is not wireless. The digital optical cord or the HDMI cable must run from the TV to the subwoofer, so the subwoofer is " wired " and the other speaker(s) are wireless. The box does not indicate this, so know the subwoofer must be placed near the TV or other components. The digital optical cable does not come with the unit and must be purchased seperately.
  • Pros: The cylindircal speakers have a clean design. Splitting the speakers into 2 seperate speakers on each side of the TV isan excellent feature. Good sound.
  • Cons: The subwoofer is not wireless. The TV or components must be wired to the subwoofer by a digital optical cord, HDMI, or AV cables.
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Overall 10
10

This system sounds great!

vickvick1, Ebay
7 September 2012
  • Summary: This system sounds wonderful. The materials online led me to believe that the subwoofer was wireless; however the speakers are wireless. I was hoping to put the subwoofer in the rear of the room without having to run wires, but that is not possible. In any case, the system was easy to set up and the sound is very big.
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