Samsung HW-MS650 Soundbar
BE AFRAID, TRADITIONAL HI-FI SPEAKERS. BE VERY AFRAID. $499 | www.samsung.com
NOT CONTENT WITH dominating the TV world, Samsung now seems to have its sights set on becoming the number one brand for home entertainment audio, too. All this effort has already delivered outstanding results in the shape of both the HW-K850 and, especially, HW-K950 Dolby Atmos soundbars, as well as a range of ground-breaking multi-room wireless speakers.
But, above everything stands the South Korean manufacturer’s HW-MS650. No other one-body soundbar has combined so much raw power with so much clarity, scale and, especially, bass, or excelled so consistently with both films and music. It’s the sort of performance that only genuine audio innovation can deliver – and with that in mind, it’s well worth its $500 price tag.
1180 x 80 x 145 mm (W x H x D); Speaker configuration: 7.1.2; Claimed audio power: N/A; Connections: 3 x HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI Out (ARC), analogue audio in/out, Ethernet, optical audio in, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi