What Is Not on the Box
What the brand doesn’t always tell you…
The Samsung HW-A550 is an entry-level 2.1 soundbar that made its debut in 2021, touting Dolby 5.1 and DTS virtual X for televisions. This soundbar joins our list of the highest-rated speakers on the market today.
It boasts incredible customization options, including bass and treble adjusters. Music lovers will be pleased with its natural-sounding sound profile, and settings can easily be adjusted through the integrated graphic equalizer and presets.
However, this system doesn’t support surround audio or Dolby Atmos, so it has a very narrow 3D soundstage, which is not ideal for movies. Although it comes with a dedicated subwoofer, it lacks a deep rumbling bass.
With a combined HDMI, ARC+Out port, and a full HDMI port, 3.5m connector, and USB port, this system provides quite a number of connectivity options, although its wireless streaming options are limited to Bluetooth only.
Read on to learn more about the Samsung HW-A550 below and see how it compares with the finest soundbars on the market today.
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Expert Score Breakdown
- 71The Samsung HW-A550 is decent for mixed usage. Out-of-the-box, it has a pretty neutral sound… read more
- NRThe Samsung HW-A550 soundbar is an affordable model that doesn’t support Dolby Atmos. Does this… read more
- NRThe Samsung HW-A550/ZA is part of the Soundbars test program at Consumer Reports. In our… read more
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