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Samsung HW-E550 2.1 Channel 310-Watt Sound bar (Old Version)

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  • Matches with 46-inch TVs
  • Bluetooth
  • Wall mount included
  • Remote control included
  • 3D Sound Plus
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Color: Black
  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Model Number: HW-E550
  • Output Wattage: 80 Watts
  • Item Display Weight: 29.00 pounds

Product Description

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Product Description

Samsung HW-E550 2.1CH 310W Sound bar

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At a Glance
HW-E550 Features
At a Glance:
  • 46-Inch Sound Bar
  • 310 watts, 2.1 channel
  • Multiple configuration options
  • Wireless active 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.

Multiple Configuration Options

This model can be configured as either a traditional speaker setup, or as a sound bar, for both TV stand and wall-mount applications.


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 Inputs: 2
HDMI Output: 1
Optical Input: 1
Audio Input: 1
Weight and Dimensions
Dimensions (WxHxD): 42.8 x 2.2 x 2.2 Inches
Weight: 3.8 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

Product Dimensions 2.2 x 42.8 x 2.2 inches
Item Weight 3.8 pounds
Shipping Weight 29.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number HW-E550
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #124,638 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
#455 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Sound Bars
#9,868 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Speakers
Date first available at Amazon.com March 10, 2012

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Color: Black
Sound System: Samsung HW-E550 2.1 Channel 310-Watt Sound bar
TV: Samsung UN46C7000 46-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D LED HDTV
Cost: $359 on sale at Sears
Room Size: 12ft X 12ft

The picture on my TV is fantastic but I've been dealing with sub-par sound for almost a year and a half. The two small rear facing speakers that I have on my TV are about 1/2 inch from the wall and they sound terrible. It was time to do something about the crappy sound I was receiving.

I wanted to stick with the Samsung product line and wanted something that would be near the size of my 46" TV so I picked up the HW-E550 Sound Bar. The price was pretty good ($359 @ Sears), I didn't want to run wires and my room isn't very large. A better sound system (5.1+) would have been a waste in my opinion as I sit against the back wall in the small room.

When I returned home with my new sound system I promptly opened the box and laid out the contents. I discovered there was some "extra" stuff because I wanted to wall mount the system not shelf or stand mount it. After figuring out what I need and what to put back into the box I got started on the assembly of the system.

While putting together the sound bar I discovered a few things.
1 - The only wire that comes out of the Sound Bar is the power cable. There are no extra wires to connect to the Sound Bar. The sound bar should be pre synced with the subwoofer, if it isn't you'll need to press the ID Set button on the back of the sub woofer.
2 - When screwing the 4-6 small screws into the back bracket of the sound bar make sure to stand the bar up on end or screw on a level hard surface. Do not do this on a bed or sofa as you may damage the connection point of the sound bar.
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I was looking for compact home theaters for a really long time. My requirements were the following:
- great sound quality, of course
- no wires running all over my living room
- wireless connectivity to play music from my ipad ( air play or bluetooth)
- more recent model, preferably 2012 one
- hdmi or optical connectivity
- seamless integration with my tv and switch between dish network cable programming, netflix, vudu apps without additional buttons to press
- look elegant and match my new 46" led tv
- reasonably sized subwoofer (not like the ugly Bose ones)

I did a lot of research, looked at compact home theater systems and sound bars, including Bose cinemate, Energy Power Bar elite, Polk audio, Boston accoistic sound bars, and other stanadard Sony, LG ones, and finally settled on this.

- meets all my requirements listed above (this was in fact the only system that did)
- as a bonus, I could split the sound bar into two separate towers with attached base- looks awesome
- sound bar remote automatically operates my Samsung tv- another bonus feature

- expected Samsung to provide better instructions to asemble. Took quite a while for me to figure out the optimal connectivity. Bluetooth connection with my ipad was easy and I could wirelessly listen to my Pandora staions immediately. But for seamless integration with Tv, I figured out after some google searches that I should use the HDMI-ARC port in my TV. ARC stands for Audio Return Cable.
- unit turns off with my tv when using my tv remote, but does not turn on. Have to use the sound bar remote to turn it on.

Overall I am pleased with the functionality, sound quality and the looks, and would highly recommend this product.
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I had recently purchased a new Samsung TV and wanted to add a good solid sound system to it. I wanted to avoid wires all over the place but wanted to still get at least decent enough surround sound. When I saw that this included "wireless" connectivity between the speakers, I figured this was perfect. It was just "ok". First, the instructions that come with it are not that terribly helpful. They were even confusing as to choice of layouts and how to best set up based on those layouts. If you dont have the right tools, nearly impossible to put in the screws in the right places to hold these things up. And "wireless", hardly. Everything made it sound as if the large bass base unit was "wireless" when it is not. That is not so bad, unless you were hoping to move it away from everything else. The bass all devices (2) must be connected and then the bass must be connected to the television. So that limits where you can put it or else you end up with wires all over the place, the one thing I wanted to avoid. The seperate speakers can be put together into one "unit" but the sound basically sucks, and for $400 I expected something better. I know there are systems that sell for a lot more with fantastic sound, and I wasn't paying for that. But still, at $400 I did expect it to be better. So I split the speaker bar up and again, unless you want wires showing every place, you can not really seperate them at that far. I did place them on the tv stand on either side of the television and the surround sound is better. My other complaint is that the system doesn't seem to remember my settings. So each time I turn it back on, I have to change the surround sound settings and some other ones to get it the way I like it. A hassle but ok. I wanted to give this a better rating, but it is just ok. One of these days I will have to spend a lot more to get what I had hoped this would deliver.
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