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Samsung HW-E450 Wireless AirTrack Sound Bar (Old Version)

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4 out of 5 stars 459 customer reviews
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  • Slim design matching with 40 inch TVs
  • Wireless solution with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Surround and 3D Depth sound
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Model Number: HW-E450
  • Output Wattage: 280 Watts
  • Item Display Weight: 23 pounds
  • Tuner Technology: No

Product Description

Product Description

40 Inch Wireless AirTrack with built-in woofer.Total Power: 280W = 80W x 2 + 120W.What's in the box : AudioBar (HW-E450), Wireless powered subwoofer (PS-WE450), Remote control (AH59-02434A), 2 "AAA" batteries, Wall-mount bracket, 7 inch USB extension cable (with a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end), 5' Stereo mini-to-RCA cable, Large ferrite core, 2 Small ferrite cores, User Manual, Quick Setup Guide and Online Product Registration information.Power Consumption: Stand-by Power Consumption: 0.45W , Operating Power Consumption, Main : 25.9W / Subwoofer: 20W and Main: Single Voltage (220V) / Subwoofer: Free Voltage.Subwoofer Dimension : 6.9 x 14.3 x 11.6 Inches.

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At a Glance
HW-E450 Features
At a Glance:
  • 40-Inch sound bar
  • 280 watts, 2.1 channel
  • Wireless woofer
  • 3-way 2 speaker system
  • 3D Sound Plus
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel
  • Bluetooth
At a Glance
Smart Hub

3D Sound Plus

3D sound for your 3D viewing environment. Samsung's sound processing technology combines its latest advancements in sound, 3D depth, and vertical and horizontal surround to deliver a more realistic 3D experience.


Connect to other Bluetooth devices.

HDMI Audio Return Channel

Eliminate the need to use two cable connections. Instead, all you need is one HDMI connection between your sound bar and TV. Audio will be sent between your TV and sound bar (from connected external devices) using the same HDMI cable.

Select Specifications

HDMI Input: 1
HDMI Output: 1
USB: 1
Optical Input: 1
Audio Input: 1
Weight and Dimensions
Dimensions (WxHxD): 35.7 x 1.8 x 2.8 Inches
Weight: 4.3 lbs.

Samsung Sound Bar Comparison Chart

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Model HW-E550 / HW-E551 HW-E450 HW-E350
Sound Bar Size 46-Inch Sound Bar 40-Inch Sound Bar 32-Inch Sound Bar
Power 310 Watts, 2.1 Channel 280 Watts, 2.1 Channel 120 Watts, 2.1 Channel
Subwoofer Wireless Active Subwoofer Wireless Subwoofer Built-in Subwoofer
3D Sound Plus
HDMI Audio Return Channel
HDMI Inputs 2 1 1
HDMI Outputs 1 1 1
Audio Input 1 1 1
Optical Input 1 1 0
USB 0 1 1

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Samsung
Item Weight 23 pounds
Product Dimensions 2.8 x 35.7 x 1.8 inches
Origin Imported (China)
Item model number HW-E450
Output Wattage 280 watts
Color Name Black
Number of Component Inputs HDMI
Number of Component Outputs HDMI
Speaker Type Soundbar
Frequency Response Curve 20Hz - 20kHz
Audio Sensitivity 92 dB
Impedance 4
Crossover Description 3.5kHz
Speaker Driver Material Type na

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
4 out of 5 stars 459 customer reviews

4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #46,543 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#136 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Speakers > Bookshelf Speakers
#206 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Sound Bars
Shipping Weight 23.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First Available February 7, 2012

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Customer Reviews

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Devices I have at my home: Samsung UN46c7000, Samsung BD-C6900, xBox

I initially tried Vizio soundbar (VIZIO VHT215) in my setup. The sound quality of this bar is exceptionally good. The only problem with this is that it could not gel well between my TV and BDPlayer (May be because they both are Samsung products). I was using ARC (with HDMI 1.4), and it worked fine when it has to pass the audio directly from the TV to the soundbar. But, it miserably failed when I connected the BD Player directly to the soundbar using a HDMI.

Then, I returned the vizio bar and got this Samsung HW-E450 and here is what I found.

1. Perfect for my setup (with the TV and BDPlayer from the same manufacturer)
2. Very good sound quality (but still not as good as VIZIO VHT215. Trust me, VIZIO VHT215 is just amazing..)
3. No issues with ARC (but make sure you use HDMI 1.4)
4. Bluetooth is good for streaming audio files from iPhone etc. but, for the Video files there is a lag between audio & video
5. The soundbar turns off when the TV turns off, but wouldn't turn on with the tv (when connected through ARC). But if you connect it using toslink/optical cable then it turns on automatically.
6. The best sound I have heard from this bar is when streaming movies from xBox (zune)

Bottom line is, if you have a TV/BDPlayer from Samsung, then go for Samsung HW-E450, else you should try VIZIO VHT215.

Update (11Jan2013):
Off late I have been receiving a lot of emails regarding switching-On the soundbar using the TV-Remote itself [when connected through HDMI]. Below please see the steps I follow using my Samsung-TV-Remote.
Tools-> ANynet+ (HDMI-CEC) -> Receiver : On
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Many people seem to have problems turning the speaker on with the TV. I was able to figure this out in about 20 mins and figured I'd let everyone know what I did.

This is for Samsung TV's as I can only speak for my Samsung TV.

I have the speaker hooked up via HDMI. I am using a different HDMI cable for audio as I'm not passing video through the sound bar.

TV ports:

HDMI 1 is my Cable Box
HDMI 2 is my sound bar

In your TV settings under "system" / "Anynet+",

Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) "ON"
Auto Turn off "NO" (YES I SAID "NO")
Reciver "ON"

When you turn the TV off the sound bar will stay on. But after 20mins it shuts itself down. When you turn the TV back on the sound bar will also turn back on. You will never have to turn the sound bar on again.

Also you can still change the volume with this setup.

Enjoy NEVER having to use the Sound bar remote again.
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Sounds awesome (I mainly use the "Cinema" preset). Bluetooth is great, my mom loves to stream music through this, huge plus. Wireless sub is awesome, just make sure you turn the sub volume to at least +3 or +4 so you get the effect, its nice to hear some bass. The volume on the bar gets pretty loud too, its just awesome. Looks sexy as hell too, it's not too tall that it blocks the remote sensor on the TV.

Easy to set up. Make sure you use the HDMI-in/HDMI-out on the sound bar, this gets you dolby digital sound output as opposed to just stereo. Let me explain as simply as I can on this:

Most people think (I was one of them) that you can hook all your devices (xbox360, ps3, blu ray, apple tv, etc.) all through the HDMI ports on your tv, then simply use the provided optical cable from your TV to the sound bar and boom, its all candy. This is incorrect. True, sound will come out of the sound bar with this setup, but it will only achieve "stereo" sound. If you're buying something like this, I recommend you do it right, it will sound so much better, I promise.

What I did, and I recommend this same setup, is this:

Since this sound bar only has 1 HDMI-in port, how do I hook my ps3, my xbox360, etc. all directly through the sound bar so I get the best quality sound? That was my question for a while until I stumbled upon this nifty little $38 remedy, (http://www.amazon.com/Kinivo-501BN-Premium-wireless-adapter/dp/B0049SCB2Y). This is an HDMI switch. In lay-man terms, it converts 1 HDMI port into 5. Even better, it automatically switches between your devices based on which one you turn on. So no switching through inputs, trying to figure out which corresponds to which. It just works.
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I started looking at sound bars to replace my old Sony 5.1 system. I was tired of all the cables running everywhere and the space all that took up. It was also pretty complicated for my wife to figure out. I also was not very impressed with the sound for watching tv/movies. For music the 5.1 system was great. Now I do have to admit, movies on disc were great but those over the regular cable box were not.

I was scoping this out at Wal-Mart along with a few other options. I wasn't planning on getting one this expensive but I'm glad I did. The sound is great and the features are awesome. Now with that said I have a Samsung TV and I can't seem to get the audio sync thing to work. I can get the audio working with the TV remote and to power off together but not come on together. I'm sure some more time spent playing with it or calling tech support might yield a result but for now I just added the features of the original remote to my one for all remote.

Since it's 2.1 and I can't get the audio sync working anyway which requires HDMI,I have the optical audio hooked up. This is nice because it's coming from the output on my TV to the sound bar. So If I'm watching OTA on the TV, I've got audio. If I'm watching the satellite, I've got Audio. If I'm watching a DVD, I've got audio. No switching inputs, always nice. Again with 2.1 the optical out from the TV is just fine.

I use the Bluetooth feature all the time to play music from my phone and my laptop. I love it. The wireless sub does a decent job and the whole system sounds pretty darn good. More then what I need. If you opt not to get this unit, at least get one with a sub, you'll be a lot happier with the audio.

The Walmart unit was $299 plus tax. I was happy I found this unit from Tiger on Amazon with free shipping, no tax and a $249.99 price tag.
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