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5.0 | 15 Reviews

HW-A550 2.1ch Soundbar w/ Dolby 5.1 / DTS Virtual:X (2021)

Samsung HWA550

Features

  • Virtual 3D sound with Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS Virtual:X
  • Wireless subwoofer is included so you can enjoy deep bass right out of the box

Quick Specs

  • Type: Soundbars
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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Sound that wraps around you

Captivating virtual 3D sound moves all around you, including from above, with DTS Virtual:X technology. Dolby Digital 5.1 enables surround sound capability.

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Extra bass, bigger sound

Give your bass an instant boost with the push of a button.

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Discover deep, rich like nothing before

Experience truly full sound with powerful bass included with your soundbar.

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Optimized sound for gaming

Step up your gaming experience with perfectly synced directional audio that moves with the on-screen action and crosstalk cancellation that minimizes distractions.

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Optimized sound for various content

Enjoy optimized sound for your favorite video content, including sports, games, movies and more - enhancing whatever you are watching.

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A world of sound with one remote

Streamline control of both your Samsung TV and soundbar with just the Samsung TV remote.

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More sound without the wires

Turn your soundbar into a complete surround sound system with optional rear Samsung speakers in a few simple steps without the mess of wires.

Sound that wraps around you Captivating virtual 3D sound moves all around you, including from above, with DTS Virtual:X technology. Dolby Digital 5.1 enables surround sound capability.

Elevate your sound experience Sound you can feel. Sound that moves you. Hear the difference a soundbar can make when paired with a Samsung TV.

Extra bass, bigger sound Give your bass an instant boost with the push of a button.

Discover deep, rich like nothing before Experience truly full sound with powerful bass included with your soundbar.

Optimized sound for gaming Step up your gaming experience with perfectly synced directional audio that moves with the on-screen action and crosstalk cancellation that minimizes distractions.

Optimized sound for various content Enjoy optimized sound for your favorite video content, including sports, games, movies and more - enhancing whatever you are watching.

Connect, listen, enjoy Easily connect your Soundbar to your TV or mobile device with either Bluetooth ® or HDMI.

A world of sound with one remote Streamline control of both your Samsung TV and soundbar with just the Samsung TV remote.

More sound without the wires Turn your soundbar into a complete surround sound system with optional rear Samsung speakers in a few simple steps without the mess of wires.

Features

  • Virtual 3D sound with Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS Virtual:X
  • Wireless subwoofer is included so you can enjoy deep bass right out of the box
General
Color Black
Number of Channels 2.1
Total Power (W) 410W
Special Features
Compatible with SWA-9000S/9100S
Audio Processing
Dolby Dolby Digital 2ch
DTS DTS 5.1ch
Audio Features
Sound Mode Surround Sound Expansion, Game, Standard, Adaptive Lite, DTS Virtual:X, Bass Boost
Wireless Surround Sound Ready Yes
Speakers
Number of Speakers 5
Subwoofer Included Yes
Subwoofer Type Wireless
AV Decoding Format
WAV Yes
MP3 Yes
WMA Yes
OGG Yes
FLAC Yes
AAC Yes
AIFF Yes
Connectivity
HDMI In 1
HDMI Out 1
Optical Inputs 1
USB Music Playback Yes
Bluetooth ® Yes
Bluetooth ® Power On Yes
One Remote Control Yes
Power Consumption
Stand-by Power Consumption (Main) 0.5
Stand-by Power Consumption (Subwoofer) 0.5
Operating Power Consumption (Main) 25
Operating Power Consumption (Subwoofer) 45W(36W : Dual)
Free Voltage Yes
Rated Voltage Yes
Energy Star Yes
Dimensions & Weight
Product Dimensions (W x H x D) 33.9" x 2.2 "x 3.3"
Product Weight (lb.) 4.6
Spk (sub woofer) Net Dimension (W x H x D) 7.9" x 13.9" x 11.4"
Package Size (inches) 36.5" x 17.1" x 10.7"
Package Weight (lbs) 21.6
Subwoofer Weight (lbs) 11.7
Accessory
Remote Control Yes
Wall Mount Kit Yes
Battery for Remote Controller Yes
Cable Included Optical
ENERGY STAR® Certified
ENERGY STAR® Certified Yes
Key Features
A Series Yes

Quick Specs


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  • Energy Star Rated: No

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5.0 out of 5

100% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Easy set up, great sound

Jollyvilleplace1 7/19/2021

1st thing right out the box, easy to hook up manually or with wifi. This sound bar has stepped our movie night up 100%., and even just regular tv watching. We use our Soundbar for movies and shows with action, and sports. Set up was really easy! We watched 10 minutes of one of our favorite movies and we are in love! We initially setup with the HDMI chord, but then decided to try Blue Tooth. Blue tooth set up was super easy! We were able to follow the directions and connected it both ways. We also paired it with our Amazon Echo which was super easy to do. We were able to navigate from the Amazon Echo with ease opening the app for the Soundbar, etc. I was so excited I turned on Spotify and my music sounds amazing! Samsung has a hit with the A550!! The sound quality is amazing. If you are a movie lover or just love listening to music, the sound is exceptional. The bass is great for movie watching or listening to your favorite playlist. We haven't owned a sound bar in awhile due to price and not having good experiences. This was definitely a great experience.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Great Sound

Broder4 7/15/2021

Installation was easy, all the necessary cabling for an Audio-in setup was included. It also came with parts for mounting the bar itself though I skipped that. Bluetooth pairing was very simple and I was able to get the system playing tracks off my phone in no time. The instructions were clear on installation, but they did not explain anything about the advanced features. I had to look online in order to figure out what the various sound settings were; as well as guidelines on where to place the subwoofer. I also didn't see any information for getting the volume settings to sync with the TV meaning I need a separate remote to control the soundbar for volume. Audio wise the system is excellent. I've primarily tested my music on the DTS Virtual and Adaptive settings and both do an excellent job of projecting sound throughout my open living room. I'm not the biggest audiophile but the DTS Virtual setting really brings the music to a new level as it pushes the instrumentals to really cover the room.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Great Sound

Broder4 7/15/2021

Installation was easy, all the necessary cabling for an Audio-in setup was included. It also came with parts for mounting the bar itself though I skipped that. Bluetooth pairing was very simple and I was able to get the system playing tracks off my phone in no time. The instructions were clear on installation, but they did not explain anything about the advanced features. I had to look online in order to figure out what the various sound settings were; as well as guidelines on where to place the subwoofer. I also didn't see any information for getting the volume settings to sync with the TV meaning I need a separate remote to control the soundbar for volume. Audio wise the system is excellent. I've primarily tested my music on the DTS Virtual and Adaptive settings and both do an excellent job of projecting sound throughout my open living room. I'm not the biggest audiophile but the DTS Virtual setting really brings the music to a new level as it pushes the instrumentals to really cover the room.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Samsung Sundbar HW-A550 2.1ch Soundbar w/ Dolby 5.

Summiyakhan 7/14/2021

I am having a brilliant experience using Soundbar with wireless subwoofer. My entertainment has gotten up to a new level as i havent ever experienced the Samsung soundbar with woofer. - The size, style and color of my soundbar/woofer is great and fits appropriately within my space. - Really easy to install as it contains the manual which walks you through from the start t the end. - As far as sound is concerned, it's an amazing experience watching movies over the weekend nights plus the woofer gives you a feeling of being in the theatre. All in all, i would recommend this Samsung Soundbar as one f the bestest product by Samsung i have ever experienced.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Samsung Sundbar HW-A550 2.1ch Soundbar w/ Dolby 5.

Summiyakhan 7/14/2021

I am having a brilliant experience using Soundbar with wireless subwoofer. My entertainment has gotten up to a new level as i havent ever experienced the Samsung soundbar with woofer. - The size, style and color of my soundbar/woofer is great and fits appropriately within my space. - Really easy to install as it contains the manual which walks you through from the start t the end. - As far as sound is concerned, it's an amazing experience watching movies over the weekend nights plus the woofer gives you a feeling of being in the theatre. All in all, i would recommend this Samsung Soundbar as one f the bestest product by Samsung i have ever experienced.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Amazing sound

Dragracinprincess 7/12/2021

The Soundbar and subwoofer is completely awesome. I upgraded my old Samsung soundbar and the difference between the two is astonishing. The connectivity can be connected to the TV many ways it can be connected via Bluetooth if you have that option it can be connected infared connection, aux cables or even HDMI. The sound that comes out of this is definitely scared or quality. Connect your phone via Bluetooth. It says that you can connect your Echo dot but my Alexa Echo Dot cannot find my soundbar so I'm unsure how to do that I'll have to read into that a little bit more. I highly recommend this product. My neighbor here's my base and he says he needs to get a soundbar just like this.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Great Sound

brandisweet 7/12/2021

My husband and I received this Sound bar. Like 2 big kids at Christmas, we couldn't wait to try it out. I am hard of hearing, so I find sound bars help me hear better when watching TV. I have to say we have tried 3 different sound bars so far, and this one is the best! I can hear so much better, even when they are whispering. The clarity it brings to watching TV is amazing. I hear the background noise in the movies and everything. No more asking "what did they say?" The volume does not have to be higher than a 12 for me, usually on other sound bars I was on 22 to hear. It looks sleek and goes well with our décor. Truly, for the price, this is the sound bar I recommend to all my friends and family. The remote that comes with is very User friendly, small, sleek and so easy to command. No extra buttons for God knows what like some other remotes I have received. We personally just use 1 master remote, and we found that the sound bar integrated easily to the Master Remote. Set up was a breeze, easy to read manual, great customer service if you need further help. there is not enough ways for me to say how much we love this sound bar. We will be replacing the other 2 sound bars in the bedrooms with this model. Hooks up easily to WIFI and Bluetooth. Such a User Friendly product. After having a few more days to play with our sound bar, I am still over the moon, on how well it makes me feel like I am using surround sound without having to engage the other speakers. Watching horror movies, really makes you feel that you are right there. I tried gaming on the TV with our XBox and found the sound to be perfect! My husband posted pics on his review. We both found this model to be so good that we are both writing reviews. That way you can get different aspects and views. Mine from a person that has hearing issues, and sensitive to overly loud. My husband comes from an IT professional, and super into new tech. Even just using the TV for music, is such a better quality than our previous sound bar. Our friends and family depend on our knowledge when buying any new Tech, appliance etc. That is because we keep up on what is new and worth the money. Samsung is quickly becoming a favorite brand in our household. I think Samsung is just getting better, with every new product they make. I can't wait to see what they make next!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Amazing sound

Dragracinprincess 7/12/2021

The Soundbar and subwoofer is completely awesome. I upgraded my old Samsung soundbar and the difference between the two is astonishing. The connectivity can be connected to the TV many ways it can be connected via Bluetooth if you have that option it can be connected infared connection, aux cables or even HDMI. The sound that comes out of this is definitely scared or quality. Connect your phone via Bluetooth. It says that you can connect your Echo dot but my Alexa Echo Dot cannot find my soundbar so I'm unsure how to do that I'll have to read into that a little bit more. I highly recommend this product. My neighbor here's my base and he says he needs to get a soundbar just like this.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Great Sound

brandisweet 7/12/2021

My husband and I received this Sound bar. Like 2 big kids at Christmas, we couldn't wait to try it out. I am hard of hearing, so I find sound bars help me hear better when watching TV. I have to say we have tried 3 different sound bars so far, and this one is the best! I can hear so much better, even when they are whispering. The clarity it brings to watching TV is amazing. I hear the background noise in the movies and everything. No more asking "what did they say?" The volume does not have to be higher than a 12 for me, usually on other sound bars I was on 22 to hear. It looks sleek and goes well with our décor. Truly, for the price, this is the sound bar I recommend to all my friends and family. The remote that comes with is very User friendly, small, sleek and so easy to command. No extra buttons for God knows what like some other remotes I have received. We personally just use 1 master remote, and we found that the sound bar integrated easily to the Master Remote. Set up was a breeze, easy to read manual, great customer service if you need further help. there is not enough ways for me to say how much we love this sound bar. We will be replacing the other 2 sound bars in the bedrooms with this model. Hooks up easily to WIFI and Bluetooth. Such a User Friendly product. After having a few more days to play with our sound bar, I am still over the moon, on how well it makes me feel like I am using surround sound without having to engage the other speakers. Watching horror movies, really makes you feel that you are right there. I tried gaming on the TV with our XBox and found the sound to be perfect! My husband posted pics on his review. We both found this model to be so good that we are both writing reviews. That way you can get different aspects and views. Mine from a person that has hearing issues, and sensitive to overly loud. My husband comes from an IT professional, and super into new tech. Even just using the TV for music, is such a better quality than our previous sound bar. Our friends and family depend on our knowledge when buying any new Tech, appliance etc. That is because we keep up on what is new and worth the money. Samsung is quickly becoming a favorite brand in our household. I think Samsung is just getting better, with every new product they make. I can't wait to see what they make next!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Great Sound

brandisweet 7/12/2021

My husband and I received this Sound bar. Like 2 big kids at Christmas, we couldn't wait to try it out. I am hard of hearing, so I find sound bars help me hear better when watching TV. I have to say we have tried 3 different sound bars so far, and this one is the best! I can hear so much better, even when they are whispering. The clarity it brings to watching TV is amazing. I hear the background noise in the movies and everything. No more asking "what did they say?" The volume does not have to be higher than a 12 for me, usually on other sound bars I was on 22 to hear. It looks sleek and goes well with our décor. Truly, for the price, this is the sound bar I recommend to all my friends and family. The remote that comes with is very User friendly, small, sleek and so easy to command. No extra buttons for God knows what like some other remotes I have received. We personally just use 1 master remote, and we found that the sound bar integrated easily to the Master Remote. Set up was a breeze, easy to read manual, great customer service if you need further help. there is not enough ways for me to say how much we love this sound bar. We will be replacing the other 2 sound bars in the bedrooms with this model. Hooks up easily to WIFI and Bluetooth. Such a User Friendly product. After having a few more days to play with our sound bar, I am still over the moon, on how well it makes me feel like I am using surround sound without having to engage the other speakers. Watching horror movies, really makes you feel that you are right there. I tried gaming on the TV with our XBox and found the sound to be perfect! My husband posted pics on his review. We both found this model to be so good that we are both writing reviews. That way you can get different aspects and views. Mine from a person that has hearing issues, and sensitive to overly loud. My husband comes from an IT professional, and super into new tech. Even just using the TV for music, is such a better quality than our previous sound bar. Our friends and family depend on our knowledge when buying any new Tech, appliance etc. That is because we keep up on what is new and worth the money. Samsung is quickly becoming a favorite brand in our household. I think Samsung is just getting better, with every new product they make. I can't wait to see what they make next!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Great Sound

brandisweet 7/12/2021

My husband and I received this Sound bar. Like 2 big kids at Christmas, we couldn't wait to try it out. I am hard of hearing, so I find sound bars help me hear better when watching TV. I have to say we have tried 3 different sound bars so far, and this one is the best! I can hear so much better, even when they are whispering. The clarity it brings to watching TV is amazing. I hear the background noise in the movies and everything. No more asking "what did they say?" The volume does not have to be higher than a 12 for me, usually on other sound bars I was on 22 to hear. It looks sleek and goes well with our décor. Truly, for the price, this is the sound bar I recommend to all my friends and family. The remote that comes with is very User friendly, small, sleek and so easy to command. No extra buttons for God knows what like some other remotes I have received. We personally just use 1 master remote, and we found that the sound bar integrated easily to the Master Remote. Set up was a breeze, easy to read manual, great customer service if you need further help. there is not enough ways for me to say how much we love this sound bar. We will be replacing the other 2 sound bars in the bedrooms with this model. Hooks up easily to WIFI and Bluetooth. Such a User Friendly product. After having a few more days to play with our sound bar, I am still over the moon, on how well it makes me feel like I am using surround sound without having to engage the other speakers. Watching horror movies, really makes you feel that you are right there. I tried gaming on the TV with our XBox and found the sound to be perfect! My husband posted pics on his review. We both found this model to be so good that we are both writing reviews. That way you can get different aspects and views. Mine from a person that has hearing issues, and sensitive to overly loud. My husband comes from an IT professional, and super into new tech. Even just using the TV for music, is such a better quality than our previous sound bar. Our friends and family depend on our knowledge when buying any new Tech, appliance etc. That is because we keep up on what is new and worth the money. Samsung is quickly becoming a favorite brand in our household. I think Samsung is just getting better, with every new product they make. I can't wait to see what they make next!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Amazing sound

Dragracinprincess 7/12/2021

The Soundbar and subwoofer is completely awesome. I upgraded my old Samsung soundbar and the difference between the two is astonishing. The connectivity can be connected to the TV many ways it can be connected via Bluetooth if you have that option it can be connected infared connection, aux cables or even HDMI. The sound that comes out of this is definitely scared or quality. Connect your phone via Bluetooth. It says that you can connect your Echo dot but my Alexa Echo Dot cannot find my soundbar so I'm unsure how to do that I'll have to read into that a little bit more. I highly recommend this product. My neighbor here's my base and he says he needs to get a soundbar just like this.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Easy to install, excellent sound! Get this!!

Paralgldenise 7/9/2021

We had a samsung soundbar that needed replacing . When I read the features of this Samsung A550 I had to get it. I am electronically challenged so I had my son come help me once it arrived.. Well it was so easy to hook up I really didnt need my son to help! My old samsung was not as easy. In addition we usually had the volume up to almost as loud as it would go on the old one. With this A550 we only had the volume to 4 or 5 and we had great sound. Then a soda commercial comes on; one we had seen many times. The sound was amazing! I heard things I didnt know were there! The pop of the can, the sizzle of the carbonation! It was crystal clear! It was like we were right there! We hooked up our phone to the bluetooth! You got to try the Cars! The subwoofer is amazing! Wow does the bass is awesome! We havent yet figured out how to hook this up to Netflix since we have a smart TV. It still comes from the TV speakers even after changing the settings. If anyone knows how to change this, please let me know. I highly recommend this product. Samsung you did yourself proud! I cant wait to watch a movie!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Amazing!!!

cgbucs54 7/9/2021

We are in the midst of remodeling and decided to move our TV and no longer use our built-in speakers. This provides amazing sound in such a small package. We are able to place the soundbar under the TV and it takes up little space, yet the sound is outstanding! The whole setup was quick and easy to install and we were watching movies in no time at all! Now on to the details, I love that we are able to connect all of our devices via Bluetooth easily. Our soundbar is used mostly for watching television and gaming. It provides a crisp, clear surround sound. The subwoofer is a great addition. Its wireless feature allows us to place where it is needed anywhere in the room. All in all very pleased with this product!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Amazing sound!

kanderson1977 7/8/2021

I was a little wary about what the quality might be when it was set up in 3 minutes flat, but I was so wrong!! Around 2 1/2 feet long, it packs a punch! The set up was SO easy and it hooked up to our WiFi and Bluetooth with zero issues. This has made movie night a thousand times better! We feel like we are in a movie theater right in our living room!! The sound is clear, crisp and astonishing! The subwoofer gives that boom that you feel in your chest at a movie theater. I am thoroughly amazed and extremely happy with the ease of this product.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review