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Samsung HW-E551

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 reviews of Samsung HW-E551. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. The sound and price also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung HW-E551 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung HW-E551

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Samsung HW-E551 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the bass quality and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the size, while there are some critical reviews about the connectivity.

sound, usability, price, design, bass quality

connectivity

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HW-E551

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Samsung HW-E551 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability. The design is also appreciated, whereas there are some negative comments about the size. There are some mixed opinions about the usability.

price, design, reliability

size

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Recommended!

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung HW-E551

 

You get smooth sound quality from this versatile soundbar and wireless sub.

Smooth sound ; Stylish and versatile design ; Good connections and features

No HD audio decoding ; No FLAC, WAV or AAC playback ; Not cheap

The Samsung HW-E551 is an impressive soundbar system that gets it right on many levels. The split soundbar design is a genius touch, appealing to those who want a traditional two-speaker setup as well as people who like the idea of a single...

May, 2012

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Samsung HW-E551

 

Decent cinema sound from this likeable and versatile system

Versatile configuration ; wireless subwoofer ; decently weighty sound

Could be tighter in the bass ; processing modes don’t help much

The Samsung HW-E551 might not set your world on fire, but it does a far better job than a TV’s internal speakers – and its versatile configuration means it could be ideal for students moving digs every year, especially as it's available online for...

Expert review by : Home Cinema Choice (homecinemachoice.com)

Samsung Crystal Surround Air Track HW-E551 review

 

Can't decide between a soundbar or a 2.1 setup? Thanks to Samsung, you can have both...

Contemporary design; versatile ‘transformer’ soundbar; slamming subwoofer

Bass doesn’t go deep; upper registers not too clean; ineffective ‘3D Sound’ mode

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Steve May (techradar.com)

Samsung HW-E551 review

 

A 2.1 Air Track TV audio system that's a soundbar and hi-fi

Versatile hybrid design ; Aggressive mid-bass ; Bluetooth compatible ; USB music file playback

Bass doesn't go low ; Hasty high-frequency performance ; Pumping effects on Smart Volume mode

Interest in one-piece soundbars is booming. According to the market analysts at GfK, the UK will see sales leap to 120,000 pieces this year, up from 75,000 in 2011.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung HW-E551 soundbar review

 

Instead of a typical long bar, the Samsung HW-E551 consists of a pair of stereo speakers that can be placed on their own stands or plugged together to make a soundbar. See all digital home reviews.

The Samsung HW-E551 is a stylish soundbar with a versatile design. It has plenty of features too, although not all of them are useful. Powerful and well-rounded sound quality combined with a mid-range price make this a good choice.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung HW-E551 review

 

If you want to enjoy films at home, you should invest in a set of speakers because the speakers built into your TV or projector simply won't be up to the task. You'll have no problem picking a pair if you have room for all the satellites, but if you...

The HW-E551 provides decent sound is ideal for small rooms

Oct, 2012

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung HW-E551 review

 

The HW-E551 provides decent sound is ideal for small rooms

We loved the HW-E551 for its design, even though its audio quality didn’t blow us away. It isn’t designed to compete with dedicated surround-sound systems, so there’s understandably a few weak points. Even so, the HW-E551’s still a massive improvement...

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Samsung HW-E551 2.1-channel Soundbar Review

 

Interchangeable 2.1ch Soundbar/Speaker System with Wireless Subwoofer

Great sound quality ; Flexible installation ; Soundbar or stereo configuration ; Wireless subwoofer ; Attractive design ; Good connections ; Bluetooth compatible ; Price

Build quality could be better ; Remote is a little uninspired ; Black option would be useful

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung HW-E551

 

Great sound, easy to configure! We choose to connect the two speakers together horizontally in from of the screen. The stereo effect was not diminished and the range of equalizer effects provide more than enough variation for things like movies, sport...

You have to power the unit up independently of the TV even though they are both Samsung products and are linked together. This is a tiny 'faff' but can get on your nerves after a while as I now have 4 remote controllers by my armchair.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung HW-E551

 

Love the Bluetooth option so easy to link up ipad/iPhone great sound system my room is a very good size quite large towards most & the sound system works perfectly.

Set up manual can be a little confusing

Jan, 2013