Series 9 HW-N950 Soundbar with Dolby Atmos

HW-N950/XY
Series 9 HW-N950 Soundbar with Dolby Atmos is rated 2.1 out of 5 by 18.
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7.1.4ch multi-dimensional sound

7.1.4ch multi-dimensional sound

Up-firing speakers

Up-firing speakers

Side-firing speakers

Side-firing speakers

Wireless rear speakers included

Wireless rear speakers included

Don't just hear sound. Feel it.

Sound, Completed by Audio Masters

By combining Samsung’s innovative mastery in home entertainment solutions with 60 years of Harman Kardon’s audio technical expertise, the two brands continue to push boundaries to bring exceptional sound to the home entertainment experience.

Sound, Completed by Audio Masters

Experience immersive surround sound

The N950 Soundbar delivers a cinema-like surround sound experience in your living room. With 7.1.4 channel audio from 17 built-in speakers, including upward-firing and side-firing speakers,* you can experience powerful, atmospheric sound.

Experience immersive surround sound

*Sound effect may vary depending on environmental (including ceiling) characteristics.

Incredible 7.1.4 channel surround sound

Discover immersive audio with the 7.1.4ch Soundbar, powered by up-firing and side-firing speakers.* With object-based sound playbacks like Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, you can experience captivating home entertainment.

7.1.4ch multi-dimensional sound

*Sound effect may vary depending on environmental (including ceiling) characteristics.

Up-firing speakers

With sound waves reflected from the ceiling, it's easy to feel like you're covered in sound. Enjoy amazing overhead audio effects for a deep cinematic experience in the heart of your space.*

*Sound effect may vary depending on environmental (including ceiling) characteristics.

Up-firing speakers

*Sound effect may vary depending on environmental (including ceiling) characteristics.

Side-firing speakers

With side-firing speakers on each end of the Soundbar you can feel enveloped in surround sound. Side to side, front to back. The Soundbar helps you enjoy incredible sound from all angles.

*Sound effect may vary depending on environmental (including ceiling) characteristics.

Side-firing speakers

*Sound effect may vary depending on environmental (including ceiling) characteristics.

Included wireless rear speakers

The Soundbar package includes two wireless rear speakers with innovative up-firing technology for superb surround effects. Take home cinema to the next level with surround sound from wireless rear speakers.*

Included wireless rear speakers

* Wireless Rear Speaker Kit needs to be connected to a power supply. Image simulated for illustrative purposes; actual effect will vary.

Transform your music

Enjoy your favourite music with detailed and dynamic sound. Upscale music files up to 32-bit and experience rich, clear audio.*

Transform your music

*Sound quality will depend on source content.

Great sound across the room

Enjoy great sound, from wherever you sit. Get amazing, consistent sound across the room with Samsung's state-of-the-art Wide Range Tweeter.

Great sound across the room

*Image simulated for illustrative purposes; actual effect will vary.

Enjoy the 4K experience

Your 4K content, 4K Blu-rayTM Player and Soundbar are a great combination for incredible entertainment. Convenient 4K Pass-through lets your 4K content play seamlessly, with additional dynamic surround sound. Don’t miss out on amazing 4K content experiences.*

*Source player must support 4K output. Requires HDMI cables (HDMI2.0a), a 4K UHD TV (with HDCP2.2) and 4K UHD content.

 Enjoy the 4K experience

*Source player must support 4K output. Requires HDMI cables (HDMI2.0a), a 4K UHD TV (with HDCP2.2) and 4K UHD content.

Music streaming via Bluetooth®

The Soundbar uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® for quick and easy wireless connections to other compatible devices.* Stream music from your compatible mobile and enjoy great quality listening, without the need for wires.*

Music streaming via Bluetooth®

*Wireless via Bluetooth® or Wi-Fi network and internet connection required. Compatible with Samsung Smart TVs only. Please check in store for more details. App must be downloaded. Data charges may apply. Content is subject to third party agreements.

Control with one remote

You don’t need more than one remote for your compatible Samsung products. For power, volume, and even sound effects, you can control key Soundbar functions with the Samsung One Remote Control.*

*Compatible with selected Samsung TVs. Refer to www.samsung.com/au/oneremote for list of compatible devices. Apps and services are subject to change without notice. Internet connection required. Data, subscription and other charges may apply.

Control with one remote

*Compatible with selected Samsung TVs. Refer to www.samsung.com/au/oneremote for list of compatible devices. Apps and services are subject to change without notice. Internet connection required. Data, subscription and other charges may apply.

Smart listening with SmartThings

SmartThings lets you add your compatible Soundbar to your Wi-Fi network, giving you convenient control over sound throughout your smart home. Enjoy connected living for your audio.*

*SmartThings compatible devices may vary by region. Compatible mobile device required, sold separately. Refer to http://www.samsung.com/au/SmartThings for list of compatible devices. This function may differ by mobile and OS(Operation System). Download and installation of SmartThings app are required. Internet connection required, data charges may apply. Apps and services may be subject to change.

Listen smarter with SmartThings

*SmartThings compatible devices may vary by region. Compatible mobile device required, sold separately. Refer to http://www.samsung.com/au/SmartThings for list of compatible devices. This function may differ by mobile and OS(Operation System). Download and installation of SmartThings app are required. Internet connection required, data charges may apply. Apps and services may be subject to change.

Product Specs

HW-N950

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  • 512W Total power
  • 7.1.4 Ch Number of Channel
  • Wireless Subwoofer Type
  • Dolby Atmos Dolby Atmos
  • 3 Sound Modes (DSP)
  • 27.5 kg Gross Weight (One Packing)
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor EQ, no auto EQ, faulty, support usele Default settings: overpowering low frequency bass, weak and unclear male vocals that sound like they are inside a cardboard box. Even after a subwoofer crawl for optimal placement, and reduce woofer to -6 or -12 the bass is disproportionately overkill. There is no auto room EQ or speaker distance calibration microphone. Manual EQ setting is awkwardly possible using the hidden remote features if you read the full user guide (not included), but is a global setting not individual channels. After hours of research and fiddling, I achieved significantly better sound by manual EQ band adjustment. However side and upward firing speakers sound muddy due to bouncing off flat and smooth walls, which is ideal. There is no speaker distance calibration setting, forcing a specific speaker and seat placement. The overhead height effects of this sound bar were disappointingly underwhelming. Overhead and height effects are barely noticeable unless you boost those channels to near maximum volume, which adversely affects EQ and channel volume balance. I diagnose technical faults for a living. When HDMI 2 and recently also HDMI 1 inputs became faulty (no sound or video), by a thorough process of elimination I isolated the cause as the sound bar. Multiple Samsung support consultants insisted that I was connecting it incorrectly, despite the instructions and diagram in their user guide, and the fact it has been working for weeks. Samsung support refused to believe that their sound bar can pass video through to the TV, repeatedly and condescendingly insisting that “the sound bar is only a speaker for sound“! Claiming the HDMI inputs are only used for audio devices such as a CD player with no video signal... Note that Audio Return Channel (ARC) from any TV does not support lossless Atmos audio, which is the main feature of this product. Atmos is not supported via optical cable either, as stated in the user guide. Even so, support insisted that "all external devices must connect directly to TV input for video", using ARC audio or optical out to the sound bar. They implied my TV or other non-Samsung devices are to blame by repeatedly asking whether my TV or Blu-ray player is Samsung, followed by “have you tried a different TV?” There is no chance I will buy more of their products after this exasperating experience! After several hours of futile troubleshooting, they eventually referred me to a service centre to inspect for a “suspected” fault, and warned I will be charged a fee because the sound bar is not actually faulty, I am just using it wrong. My condolences to anyone who has issues and needs support!
Date published: 2019-01-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst I’ve owned Review for K950, I feel everyone needs to know how poor this series is though. I will say the few times this works it sounds great with an Atmos track. That is all. TV Arc mode sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. Requires cycling through inputs to get sound back. Remote and direct buttons on device will not work, requiring power cycle of device. The soundbar doesn't work with the Logitech remotes, - the software does not allow for direct input selection. According to Samsung, device works fine......
Date published: 2018-12-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very average sound quality for the price After reading lots of positive reviews I decided to go with this soundbar as it is one of few that met our living room setup needs (Atmos support & wireless speakers) however once setup at home I was underwhelmed at best. Our 7+ year old Yamaha HTR-3064 ($350 AUD) vs this are not even in the same league in terms of audio quality and surround sound reproduction. The bass is non existent (set to max +6) which is probably the worst part, if the subwoofer had crossover control and some more punch I could probably live with it, however for this price point im going to try and return it. I don't recommend this for the price and considering our old system sounds significantly better for far less cost, its very disappointing.
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very Disappointed Purchased 2 months ago as it was meant to be the top of the range. First sound bar had to be returned as it didn't work, second one not much better after being installed by the Samsung specialist. Not happy at all, wish I had my old Samsung surround back.
Date published: 2018-12-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not worth the money I bought the N950 two weeks ago. I would have been happy if the price of the device was around $1000 AUD. The device does not justify its listed price. Bass is poor, rear sorround speakers are is of no use. It is good for certain types of movies only. It is not all good to watch 98% of movies on the market and good for nothing for listening music. I wish if I could return it. I would not reccomend this device at all.
Date published: 2018-12-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good product vision but many bad decisions I bought this product a few months ago and I think for a smaller apartment its not bad. Was ching 4K HDR + Atmos or DTS-X is quite an experience, but that depends on the movie as well and how well you MANUALLY calibrate the levels. Now, that was the first bad experience, for this price, Samsung should do better R&D, period. Pausing a movie from Netflix(Android based TV) or if you just leave the TV on for a while then want to watch some TV programms, the soundbar goes in standby and you have to MANUALLY tourn it back on...there is absolutely no way that I know to disable auto power off, and I tried to find this information everywhere I could, manual, formus, etc. So...you charge us 2k AUD and you dont leave us that choice? What in the name of the Big Labowsky are you thinking?! This is by far the most frustrating thing. I've experienced issues where I will start a movie from my blue ray player and after 3 - 4 seconds the whole image would disapear and the soundbar would display something with TV Speakers. I thought the cables were the problem, but after a few hours of going mental and a few restarts of the tv and bar suddenly it works. I tested the blue ray player directly in the TV and was working so I'm 99% sure it is the soundbar. This continues to happen once a month or so. Now...you would say do a firmware upgrade and sure, fare enough. I go on their website and there is a new version...but no changelog. Ok, I decided to contact support to ask them what is the new firmware fixing as they have a really bad history with new updates for this bar according to many users on Samsung's forums and other forums. NO ONE KNOWS!!! There is no information at all not even for the support teams of what the new software is fixing, or if adding new features like eARC, that would be nice. I find this absolutely disrespectfull for your clients. Find this for yourself if you don't believe me, there are countless fellows out there with some really strange problems and they can't do almost anything about it. Annyway, I would not recomand this product only because of what Samsung made of dealing with it and not of performance. When it works well, which is most of the time for me fortunately, the sound I think is astonishing, but thats because of Kardon engineer ing, not Samsung, that being my uneducated guess, and thats just because Samsung made everything else worse, software and support, the most important of all. Tipical.
Date published: 2018-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review after using over a Month. Fantastic detailed sounds excellent bass. Recognizes both Dolby Atmos and DTS X . Don't buy if you are looking for a lot of beat as this soundbar is more designed for Dolby Atmos and DTS. Pros :- Sound quality. Wireless and auto sync between speakers. 550Watts of sound. Both DTS X and Dolby Atmos support. Cons:- Samsung technical support. Samsung SmarThings app. Room size a minimum of 5mtr x 7mtr with height of atleast 4mtr(more research needed) Soundbar isn't recognized as speaker over Bluetooth(recognized as headphones). Drivers required (Can't play Dolby Atmos without Dolby Access app on Windows laptop.)
Date published: 2018-12-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bass is just pathetic I bought this hoping for a cinematic, dolby atmos experience. The bass is pathetically weak. Even on +6, the maximum volume level, the bass makes no impact at all. Do not buy this.
Date published: 2018-12-09
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