Experts adore the neutral sound profile and dialogue enhancement features of the Samsung HW-B450, and they endorse it for TV shows as well as casual music and movie playback.
Experts from RTINGS love the neutral sound profile, saying that it’s suitable for most music genres and TV shows. Professional reviewers from Consumer Reports hailed the graphic equalizer and bass and treble sliders on this system.
This system also has a dialogue enhancement function for improving the audio during TV shows and movies. This soundar doesn’t support Dolby Atmos, and it downgrades surround sound to stereo, producing a disappointingly narrow soundstage for movies.
However, it gets remarkably loud, filling a large room with sound easily, but produces poor bass. Without a mobile app or voice assistant, this speaker is not smart, and wireless connectivity options are limited to Bluetooth.
The wired options are disappointing too. However, it has a very low audio latency, and there’s no noticeable delay in dialogue.
Check out our Samsung HW-A650 review if you need a more dialogue-optimized 3.1-channel soundbar.