Great sound used to mean BIG speakers, lots of wires, a big A/V receiver, an expensive installation, and a total price tag that would have you choose between a great sound system and a decent automobile.
All of that changed about 15 years ago with the introduction of soundbars, but there was still no comparison between the sound quality of a good sound system and a soundbar. Big speakers around the room won hands down every time.
Soundbars did improve over time, but made an incredible leap last year with the introduction of Samung’s HW-Q950. For the first time, I found a product that made me choose to scrap over $10k of speakers and audio equipment.
The Samsung HW-Q950 comes with a soundbar, wireless subwoofer, and a pair of wireless rear speakers. It is a 9.1.4 channel system meaning it reproduces the equivalent of 9 speakers placed around you, 1 subwoofer, and 4 speakers above you for Dolby Atmos.
The sound is absolutely incredible, in some ways sounding better than my old system and in every way sounding at least 95% as good as my old system. The two wireless rear speakers and the subwoofer just plug into a wall and then automatically connect to the soundbar. No messy wires! All of them are relatively small, so gone are the days where great sound requires big ugly boxes. All of this is just a small fraction of the price of the system it replaced.
Now for the best part… The system works right off of your TV or cable provider remote as if they were built-in TV speakers! My wife and kids would never use our old system because the remotes were too complicated. Now the sound system comes on with the TV every time.
If you don’t have a place for rear speakers, Samsung makes the HW-Q900, which is the exact same soundbar and subwoofer without the rear speakers for a few hundred dollars less.
Incredible sound, small speakers, no messy wires, as easy to use as a TV alone, and a small fraction of the price of sound systems of yesteryear… Visit any Big Screen Store location for a demonstration and purchase with confidence with our 30 day satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t love your new sound system, bring it back for a full refund! More than likely you’ll be coming back to purchase one for every TV in your home.