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Samsung harman/kardon HW-N950 Cinematic Wireless Smart Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and dts:X £1,049.99 @Samsung
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Samsung harman/kardon HW-N950 Cinematic Wireless Smart Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and dts:X £1,049.99 @Samsung

£1,049.99£1,19912%Samsung Store Deals
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Posted 8th Apr 2019

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Cheapest price this has been for the best soundbar out there

This soundbar is big, in every sense! To hear it is like you were deaf before, you can tell where every penny went. Dolby Atmos is like 3d sound and even mp3s sound superb, it makes you want to turn it up to the point where you damage your house foundations. If you are considering buying this, don't hesitate.


Brand Samsung

Colour Black

Subwoofer Yes - Wireless

HDMI Configuration 2 in/1 out

Optical Inputs 1

IR repeater No

Learning TV volume Yes

HDR Compatible HDMI Yes

Soundbar yes

Dolby Atmos Yes

Channels 7.1.4

USB 1 - service only

Audio Inputs 1 x 3.5mm

Bluetooth Yes

Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 1226 x 136 x 83

Wi-Fi Built In yes

Power Output - Watts per CH 500w

DTS Yes

Sub Dimensions HxWxD (mm) 400 x 203.5 x 415.5

Subwoofer Weight (KG) 9.6

Wall Bracket Yes

Remote Control yes

Weight (KG) 8.8

Freq Response (Hz) 34 - 17,000

Soundbar or Sound base soundbar
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For whatever its worth, i have been an AV advocate forever now. From the inception of Dolby Surround, to Pro-Logic and every subsequent format. I shudder at the money that has slipped through my fingers on this hobby over the decades. I had a spell with reviewing for Home Cinema Choice, before it's online incarnation became the juggernaut that is now AVForums. All of this is just a load of guff by which to loosely imply I have some idea of what poor to uber esoteric high-end, and all in-between kit sounds like.

This is a fantastic soundbar, In no way should you think of it as a soundbar. Although having other set-ups, i also run it's predecessor the K950 in a medium sized room (7x6m) When fed something decent like full-fat lossless Atmos, most people think it is the big stuff running rather than the soundbar, sub and two surround speakers. It's that good.
Be aware that it this years model, which is more or less identical to this, is gearing up to be released so further savings maybe achieved.
If you're after th Atmos/DTS X experience with a greatly reduced install complexity, you should audition this. This can fill a room with height, width and depth presence.

*Atmos/DTS X performance is very much room shape and size specific
Edited by: "steveex" 8th Apr 2019
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My wife is going to be really annoyed at you, my old surround sound litterly broke 60 seconds ago.
Excellent price but I’d go with a receiver and speakers for a better experience.
5Rivers7908/04/2019 15:58

Excellent price but I’d go with a receiver and speakers for a better e …Excellent price but I’d go with a receiver and speakers for a better experience.


How much would that cost for a 7.1.4 setup
gatlanda08/04/2019 16:08

How much would that cost for a 7.1.4 setup


I’d go for a 5.1.2 or .4 over a simulated 7.1.4

Can get a Denon 2500h which will give you 5.1.2 for around £360

Can get a decent 5.1 speaker set for around £500 and a couple atmos speakers for around £200.

Admittedly more work routing wires etc but an overall better experience than a Soundbar with simulated height and centre surrounds.
Edited by: "5Rivers79" 8th Apr 2019
5Rivers7908/04/2019 16:14

I’d go for a 5.1.2 or .4 over a simulated 7.1.4Can get a Denon 2500h which …I’d go for a 5.1.2 or .4 over a simulated 7.1.4Can get a Denon 2500h which will give you 5.1.2 for around £360Can get a decent 5.1 speaker set for around £500 and a couple atmos speakers for around £200. Admittedly more work routing wires etc but an overall better experience than a Soundbar with simulated height and centre surrounds.


It's not really simulated as each one of those channels has their own driver/speaker.

Decent price but know the replacement Q90R Soundbar has been shown off so may be out in the coming months.
I returned my N950, I found the front left and right channels were not pronounced enough and the rear left & right speakers were barely audible unless you were watching an ATMOS encoded video.
shinken1708/04/2019 16:24

It's not really simulated as each one of those channels has their own …It's not really simulated as each one of those channels has their own driver/speaker.Decent price but know the replacement Q90R Soundbar has been shown off so may be out in the coming months.I returned my N950, I found the front left and right channels were not pronounced enough and the rear left & right speakers were barely audible unless you were watching an ATMOS encoded video.


Your height channels need to bounce off the ceiling and centre surrounds need to bounce off walls. That’s simulated sound.
5Rivers7908/04/2019 16:26

Your height channels need to bounce off the ceiling and centre surrounds …Your height channels need to bounce off the ceiling and centre surrounds need to bounce off walls. That’s simulated sound.


Disagree
shinken1742 s ago

Disagree


So you’re saying you get the exact same effect as a speaker in those positions pointed directly at you?
For whatever its worth, i have been an AV advocate forever now. From the inception of Dolby Surround, to Pro-Logic and every subsequent format. I shudder at the money that has slipped through my fingers on this hobby over the decades. I had a spell with reviewing for Home Cinema Choice, before it's online incarnation became the juggernaut that is now AVForums. All of this is just a load of guff by which to loosely imply I have some idea of what poor to uber esoteric high-end, and all in-between kit sounds like.

This is a fantastic soundbar, In no way should you think of it as a soundbar. Although having other set-ups, i also run it's predecessor the K950 in a medium sized room (7x6m) When fed something decent like full-fat lossless Atmos, most people think it is the big stuff running rather than the soundbar, sub and two surround speakers. It's that good.
Be aware that it this years model, which is more or less identical to this, is gearing up to be released so further savings maybe achieved.
If you're after th Atmos/DTS X experience with a greatly reduced install complexity, you should audition this. This can fill a room with height, width and depth presence.

*Atmos/DTS X performance is very much room shape and size specific
Edited by: "steveex" 8th Apr 2019
steveex2 h, 11 m ago

For whatever its worth, i have been an AV advocate forever now. From the …For whatever its worth, i have been an AV advocate forever now. From the inception of Dolby Surround, to Pro-Logic and every subsequent format. I shudder at the money that has slipped through my fingers on this hobby over the decades. I had a spell with reviewing for Home Cinema Choice, before it's online incarnation became the juggernaut that is now AVForums. All of this is just a load of guff by which to loosely imply I have some idea of what poor to uber esoteric high-end, and all in-between kit sounds like.This is a fantastic soundbar, In no way should you think of it as a soundbar. Although having other set-ups, i also run it's predecessor the K950 in a medium sized room (7x6m) When fed something decent like full-fat lossless Atmos, most people think it is the big stuff running rather than the soundbar, sub and two surround speakers. It's that good.Be aware that it this years model, which is more or less identical to this, is gearing up to be released so further savings maybe achieved.If you're after th Atmos/DTS X experience with a greatly reduced install complexity, you should audition this. This can fill a room with height, width and depth presence.*Atmos/DTS X performance is very much room shape and size specific


Is the K950 still worth to be considered nowadays? Or the N950 is so MUCH better? I must say I had the opportunity to listen to the N950 and I was definitely impressed!
I’ve just bought the HW-N850 for £450 as I got it with a bundle deal with a QLED tv. Heard the sound in Currys, admittedly not the best setting, I was amazed.

I currently have the K335 soundbar, but this is definitely a beast in comparison!
Edited by: "pintman" 8th Apr 2019
They both have caveats. Whilst some will see their lack of complexity (set-up menus etc) as a weakness, personally i think its very much a strength. A modern Atmos receiver is a reasonably complex beast.
I think the main caveat for the K950 is that it doesnt have any form of lossless DTS decoding on board, just vanilla DTS. It also won't decode Atmos over ARC. The only way to obtain Atmos is via either of the 2 HDMI inputs. This for me is not an issue as I use MS devices (Xbox and Media PC) and use Dolby's Atmos App for non-Atmos material.
There are also many claims of drop-outs, disconnects and erratic speaker levels and spurious hissing. I have to say whilst the internet is littered with complaints, i haven't encountered a single one of those issues. Not a one. My experience has been to keep it on a 5ghz channel (my router is conveniently in the same room) and other local general traffic on 2.4ghz.
If you can live with these caveats, and could pick up a good used one for £400, i'd say you have a lot of bang for your buck.
The N950 has additional side firing drivers, which if the bar is placed central and equidistant from side walls definitely adds width to the soundstage. Its also has the full suite of DTS decoding onboard, PCM decoding and full 4:4:2 support (PS4 Pro)
Would i ditch my K for an N? If i could pick up an N for £500, i probably would. I would recoup 75% back on the sale of the K. I wouldn't spend £1K on an N as personally I have hardly any DTS X UHD's and have always enjoyed the pseudo presentation available from the Atmos App. Your mileage may very much vary.
Edited by: "steveex" 8th Apr 2019
steveex1 h, 53 m ago

They both have caveats. Whilst some will see their lack of complexity …They both have caveats. Whilst some will see their lack of complexity (set-up menus etc) as a weakness, personally i think its very much a strength. A modern Atmos receiver is a reasonably complex beast.I think the main caveat for the K950 is that it doesnt have any form of lossless DTS decoding on board, just vanilla DTS. It also won't decode Atmos over ARC. The only way to obtain Atmos is via either of the 2 HDMI inputs. This for me is not an issue as I use MS devices (Xbox and Media PC) and use Dolby's Atmos App for non-Atmos material. There are also many claims of drop-outs, disconnects and erratic speaker levels and spurious hissing. I have to say whilst the internet is littered with complaints, i haven't encountered a single one of those issues. Not a one. My experience has been to keep it on a 5ghz channel (my router is conveniently in the same room) and other local general traffic on 2.4ghz.If you can live with these caveats, and could pick up a good used one for £400, i'd say you have a lot of bang for your buck.The N950 has additional side firing drivers, which if the bar is placed central and equidistant from side walls definitely adds width to the soundstage. Its also has the full suite of DTS decoding onboard, PCM decoding and full 4:4:2 support (PS4 Pro)Would i ditch my K for an N? If i could pick up an N for £500, i probably would. I would recoup 75% back on the sale of the K. I wouldn't spend £1K on an N as personally I have hardly any DTS X UHD's and have always enjoyed the pseudo presentation available from the Atmos App. Your mileage may very much vary.


Dolbys atmos app??
steveex8 m ago

https://www.dolby.com/us/en/apps/access/pc-xbox.html


Oh i got that thru the xbox
steveex2 h, 59 m ago

They both have caveats. Whilst some will see their lack of complexity …They both have caveats. Whilst some will see their lack of complexity (set-up menus etc) as a weakness, personally i think its very much a strength. A modern Atmos receiver is a reasonably complex beast.I think the main caveat for the K950 is that it doesnt have any form of lossless DTS decoding on board, just vanilla DTS. It also won't decode Atmos over ARC. The only way to obtain Atmos is via either of the 2 HDMI inputs. This for me is not an issue as I use MS devices (Xbox and Media PC) and use Dolby's Atmos App for non-Atmos material. There are also many claims of drop-outs, disconnects and erratic speaker levels and spurious hissing. I have to say whilst the internet is littered with complaints, i haven't encountered a single one of those issues. Not a one. My experience has been to keep it on a 5ghz channel (my router is conveniently in the same room) and other local general traffic on 2.4ghz.If you can live with these caveats, and could pick up a good used one for £400, i'd say you have a lot of bang for your buck.The N950 has additional side firing drivers, which if the bar is placed central and equidistant from side walls definitely adds width to the soundstage. Its also has the full suite of DTS decoding onboard, PCM decoding and full 4:4:2 support (PS4 Pro)Would i ditch my K for an N? If i could pick up an N for £500, i probably would. I would recoup 75% back on the sale of the K. I wouldn't spend £1K on an N as personally I have hardly any DTS X UHD's and have always enjoyed the pseudo presentation available from the Atmos App. Your mileage may very much vary.


Thanks for the detailed answer.
It does look like the K could be a good choice for me if I manage to find a good offer!
Why is this being voted cold? Not long ago these were £1499 then recently £1199. This is a good deal.
Hanging on until May to see if this drops sub £1000
JohnZS9th Apr

Why is this being voted cold? Not long ago these were £1499 then recently …Why is this being voted cold? Not long ago these were £1499 then recently £1199. This is a good deal.Hanging on until May to see if this drops sub £1000


OOS ... No link to buying price only Samsung site, and expensive :@) Yes i'm looking to buy around £1k or under mark.
steveex8th Apr

For whatever its worth, i have been an AV advocate forever now. From the …For whatever its worth, i have been an AV advocate forever now. From the inception of Dolby Surround, to Pro-Logic and every subsequent format. I shudder at the money that has slipped through my fingers on this hobby over the decades. I had a spell with reviewing for Home Cinema Choice, before it's online incarnation became the juggernaut that is now AVForums. All of this is just a load of guff by which to loosely imply I have some idea of what poor to uber esoteric high-end, and all in-between kit sounds like.This is a fantastic soundbar, In no way should you think of it as a soundbar. Although having other set-ups, i also run it's predecessor the K950 in a medium sized room (7x6m) When fed something decent like full-fat lossless Atmos, most people think it is the big stuff running rather than the soundbar, sub and two surround speakers. It's that good.Be aware that it this years model, which is more or less identical to this, is gearing up to be released so further savings maybe achieved.If you're after th Atmos/DTS X experience with a greatly reduced install complexity, you should audition this. This can fill a room with height, width and depth presence.*Atmos/DTS X performance is very much room shape and size specific


Thanks for the informative reply. A family member is looking to purchase this sound bar - do you know when the new model will be released (roughly)?
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