Samsung HW-K850 Review and Specs

Samsung HW-K850Of course, installing such a kit is more complicated than with a simple soundbar, but thanks to the wireless connection of all components, the problems promise to be minimal. Proved by our Samsung HW-K850 review. See more Samsung HW-K850 specs here!

Samsung HW-K850 review

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Features

The total power reserve of the system is indicated at 350 watts, which, in theory, is enough for any room in a typical city apartment. Samsung disguised a full 3.1.2 system as a soundbar. Five channels (center, front pair and front upper) in the Samsung HW-K850 are combined in a single enclosure, the subwoofer is a separate unit. Functionally, it is ready to work with the most modern content, supports the latest Ultra HD and HDR video formats. The difference between tracks Dolby Atmos with outdated formats is noticeable well in many ways.

Design and build

The ascetic design and matte black color make it easy to mask the acoustics in the interior, and the soundbar itself effectively emphasizes expensive models of large-screen TVs. Samsung HW-K850 is equipped with an impressive arsenal of speakers. Three front channels work on a pair of mid-range heads and tweeters, upward-facing broadband drivers are responsible for ceiling channels. One driver is located on the front side, the second on top. The active subwoofer is equipped with a solid 8-inch driver.

Samsung HW-K850

Connectivity

The set of switching ports includes a pair of HDMI inputs, one output, as well as digital optical and analog audio inputs. For the soundbar is quite adequate, the format as a whole is characterized by switching minimalism. An alternative method with wider compatibility for communicating with gadgets is also present in the form of Bluetooth support. The USB port, which can be seen in the photo, does not carry a functional meaning and is intended only for updating the standard firmware.

Setup

The kit is compatible with Samsung multiroom solutions, including the Samsung Multiroom app management software. It, among other things, is suitable for listening to music from network services.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The frequency range significantly exceeds the built-in acoustics of the TV and the device seeks to do its best to show its capabilities
  • Even in the dialogs, some bass epicness appears, and the action scenes completely remove the question of the relevance of the purchase for any enthusiastic movie fan

Cons

  • The lack of support for the DTS format in any form is an unconditional and serious minus

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Common features

Product

Samsung HW-K850

Model

HW-K850

Brand

Samsung

Reviews

75

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2

Amplification type

active

Output power, W

350 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Napster, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0

Headphone output

0

Subwoofer output

0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

120.9 x 8.1 x 12.9 /47.6 x 3.2 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

6.6/14.7
Samsung HW-K850
Samsung HW-K850

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