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Samsung HW-K850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Samsung HW-K850. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and sound. The design and price also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the size.

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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-K850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung HW-K850

 

If you like the idea of Dolby Atmos but feel daunted by the clutter involved, then Samsung's HW-K850 might be the answer. This soundbar boasts built-in Atmos speakers, eliminating the need to install speakers in your ceiling or buy separate modules.

Samsung’s clutter-busting Atmos soundbar lacks the refinement of high-end rivals, but makes up for it with a huge soundstage, bags of features and slick multiroom operation.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung HW-K850 review

 

Samsung's big, bassy soundbar aims to bring you Dolby Atmos in one neat package...

Deep bass ; Expansive sound ; Smooth tone ; Solid soundstage

Needs more midrange subtlety and precision ; Not dynamically powerful enough ; Bass could be more responsive

A big, bassy soundbar, but one that needs fine tuning before you let it into your living room

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung HW-K850 review: Half a surround system, but not half-hearted

 

Supreme sound quality, but expensive for a single soundbar and subwoofer combination

Great sound quality ; Multiroom support ; Atmos effect is convincing

Expensive ; DTS support only stretches to stereo ; A touch too tall

However, there are issues here. First, it’s very expensive. Second, it only supports two-channel decoding for DTS tracks, and third, there are plenty of products out there that deliver true surround for less money. Whether you think it’s worth it...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Samsung HW-K850 review

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This is a mighty sound bar that comes with the full complement of expensive audio features. There's support for high-res digital audio, wireless multi-room streaming and also Dolby Atmos technology for more cinema-like sound in your living room. But do...

May, 2017

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Samsung HW-K850 Dolby Atmos Soundbar Review

 

The Samsung HW-K850 soundbar promises a genuine Dolby Atmos experience but are 3.1.2 channels enough?

Good audio performance ; Dolby Atmos support ; 4K/60p and HDCP 2.1 compliant ; HDMI connections ; Samsung Multiroom ; Attractive design ; Excellent construction ; Wireless subwoofer

Dolby Atmos very front heavy ; No DTS multi-channel support ; Bass can be a bit heavy

The appeal of the Samsung HW-K850 will very much depend on your requirements and your budget but there are certainly situations where it can provide a viable alternative to the more expensive HW-K950. If you don't want to go down the AV receiver route...

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Great sound but Atmos doesn’t work

 

I purchased this after hearing an incredible demo in a local store. I added a Samsung Q7 65” tv to compliment the sound bar. Problem is, ATMOS does not work (blue light won't come on). I do not have an ATMOS blue ray, but managed to find a title online...

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Powerful system- as long as you're not looking not looking for Atmos via HDMI Arc

 

I should've thoroughly read the reviews regarding this system's inability to utilize Atmos via the HDMI Arc direct TV to soundbar connection. The only way to get Atmos is to use an external source such as an xbox, or dedicated bluray player. But I feel...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung HW-K850

 

Powerful, great sound for both music and movies

No interface, no mic for autocalibration

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

SAMSUNG HW-K850 3.1.2 Wireless Sound Bar - with Dolby Atmos

 

Gorgeous looking piece of kit, can go extremely loud but also mayn't be that loud dependant on what is being played through it. Would I recommend it.... in a heart beat

Picky, but bass can be over powering sometimes so hope you get on well with your neighbours lol. Also its a lot heavier than I thought it would be, not a bad point just have someone to help set it up with you as I would have hated dropping it.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung HW-K850

 

Gorgeous looking piece of kit, can go extremely loud but also mayn't be that loud dependant on what is being played through it. Would I recommend it.... in a heart beat

Picky, but bass can be over powering sometimes so hope you get on well with your neighbours lol. Also its a lot heavier than I thought it would be, not a bad point just have someone to help set it up with you as I would have hated dropping it.

Oct, 2017

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