Series 8 HW-K850 Soundbar with Dolby Atmos®

HW-K850/XY
Series 8 HW-K850 Soundbar with Dolby Atmos® is rated 1.2 out of 5 by 5.
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360 watts

Total power

3.1.2 Ch

Number of Channel

Wireless

Subwoofer Type ( Active / Passive / Wireless, Bulit-in )

6

Sound Modes (DSP)

Amazing 3.1.2 channel surround sound

Enjoy astonishing audio from 11 inbuilt speakers, including two upward-firing drivers for vertical sound effects. The additional height dimension helps turn conventional surround into a 3.1.2 channel sound experience, helping to put you right in the middle of the music and the action.1, 2, 6

Amazing 3.1.2 channel surround sound

Dolby Atmos®-enabled for sound above and around

Dolby Atmos® transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism. Rather than being constrained to channels, sounds exist as individual entities that are precisely placed and moved in three-dimensional space – including from above – putting you in the centre of the action. 1, 2, 6

Dolby Atmos®-enabled for sound above and around

Upmix your sound for overhead effects

Upward-firing drivers combine with Surround Sound Expansion Plus to upmix conventional audio content to 3.1.2 channels, helping create stunning overhead effects from just about any soundtrack.2 ,6

Upmix your sound for overhead effects

Sweet sound, from anywhere you listen

Finding the sweet spot just got a whole lot easier. With a Wide Range Tweeter engineered by Samsung’s Audio Lab in California, you’ll get consistently great sound no matter where you sit. So even if you don’t score the best seat in the house, you shouldn't miss a single decibel.6

Sweet sound, from anywhere you listen

Made for music

Play your favourite streaming services from your mobile device. Connect the K850 to the Samsung Multiroom App and Samsung Wireless Audio Speakers (sold separately) via Wi-Fi and stream music throughout the house. Built in Bluetooth® connectivity allows you to stream and play music wirelessly from Bluetooth® compatible devices.4

Made for music

Seamless 4K setup

With 4K Pass-Through, a simple HDMI connection delivers superior audio and picture quality. Connect a 4K video source, such as a UHD Blu-ray™ player, through the Samsung HW-K850 to your TV for rich sound and 4K picture quality.5, 6

Seamless 4K setup

Developed by Samsung Audio Lab

The HW-K850 was tuned at Samsung’s state of the art Audio Lab in Valencia, California. Home to a team of world-class audio engineers with 300 years of combined experience, the facility features one of the world’s most advanced audio testing labs.

Developed by Samsung Audio Lab
  • 360 watts Total power
  • 3.1.2 Ch Number of Channel
  • Wireless Subwoofer Type ( Active / Passive / Wireless, Bulit-in )
  • 6 Sound Modes (DSP)
  • 1274 x 590 x 261 ross Dimension (HxWxD) (One Packing) mm
  • 20.7 kg Gross Weight (One Packing)
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good features The k850 soundbar is so bad it’s not loud and has many problems with it
Date published: 2018-11-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Incorrect marketing material, doesn't do 5.1.2ch I purchased this product 28/09/2018 (and a further two Samsung R1 360 speakers) based on what I researched via the UK Samsung HW-K850 marketing page, Trusted reviews product review and Techradar product review. All three suggesting the addition two separately purchased Samsung 360 speakers that it would bring this in line with the 5.1.4 HW-KS950 but minus the up-firing rear Atmos portion of the rear speakers, making it 5.1.2ch effect as advertised on the Samsung product page. Quote: “Expand your surround sound any time you want with ease. For the K850, you can create a complete system by simply connecting the Sound bar with the Wireless Audio 360 unit in the rear to experience a 5.1.2ch effect. Amazing overhead sound, incredible surround sound experience, no extra wires required.” Note, there is also rather lovely graphic illustration showing the HW-K850 outputting a 5.1.2ch soundscape (some would say ATMOSperic!). After repeated emails to Samsung support. They have now clarified this sound bar has only two configurations 3.1.2 (Dolby ATMOS) and 5.1 (with rear speakers, no ATMOS support). I'm currently waiting for them to acknowledge the mis-selling of this product and how they are going to compensate me to get a 5.1.2ch sound bar.
Date published: 2018-10-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute Garbage! Guinea pig product! There has been a massive amount of feedback and discussion globally relating to the following issues with the K series soundbars. And these are not technical faults; but rather errors of design. The K series systems cannot and do not function as advertised. - ATMOS does not operate correctly in a full lossless spectrum. - ATMOS is not supported via most media formats and streaming providers. - ATMOS does not utilize the rear speakers when active (K850) - PAIRED SURROUND SPEAKER volume is barely audible, low and lossy. - PAIRED SURROUND SPEAKER audio is not true surround, virtual emulation. - PAIRED SURROUND SPEAKER disconnection issues, occasional hissing. - NO ARC HDMI ATMOS Samsung moderators have widely acknowledged all the above issues on the forums online and there have been countless examples of customers sending their units in for repair only to be told that there is no fault; the K series systems simply do not function as consumers expect or as advertised. These are not isolated issues. --Bottom Line-- The K850 is incapable of a true lossless ATMOS experience. The K850 when paired with rear speakers, does not function as a true surround sound system. DTS, Dolby and TRUE HD formats ARE NOT utilized in the full lossless surround field. Even with full use of Samsung Multiroom apps with compatible hardware, correct setup and updated firmware. And the virtual surround from the rear speakers is so quiet, it's barely audible in most scenarios. I have spend 10 months pulling my hair out troubleshooting. Absolutely every single method has been tried to absolve the issues. The whole time patiently waiting for Samsung to release its "software fixes". Samsung has acknowledged these issues and has said many times that they would fix the problems with software updates, but they haven't. INSTEAD.... Samsung has just released the N series and behold.... ! NONE of the issues that exist in the K series exist at all in the new N version!!! With the new N series rear speakers operate at full volume, both in the N950 and with the N850 variant paired with compatible radiant speakers. Surround sound is full spectrum and lossless, ATMOS utilizes the entire sound stage. And the disconnection issues and hiss has been removed entirely. THEREFORE, Samsung observed and acknowledged the DESIGN FAULTS in the K series suffered and reported by its many customers and they promised to solve them. But then took the information onboard and fixed the faults for the new N series. So for the suckers like me who spent thousands of dollars purchasing the K series and waited loyally and patiently for a solution that would never come, we're now expected to spend another two grand to upgrade to the N series in order to enjoy all of the features and capabilities that Samsung advertised in the K series!? Samsung falsely advertised the K series as having features that do not function correctly by design. The system is incapable, Samsung knows it now and that's why the N series exists. People purchased the K series paid to be guinea pigs. It's absolutely disgusting and myself along with thousands of other loyal customers are deeply offended. My K850 and R1 speakers are less than 12 months old. I attempted to return them to JBHI FI for the reasons above, but they obviously directed me towards a Samsung repair service and even suggested I purchase the N SERIES because it "doesn't have a lot of the problems the K series has!" ADDING INSULT TO INJURY! Absolutely appalling. If you're in the market I hear the N series is amazing! You're welcome, my loss your gain!
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money and time I bought this product and I've had nothing but trouble. It has already had the logic board replaced and now its incompatable with many players including apple tv with atmos. I've never been able to get an atmos signal through this sound bar. No blue lights from anything. Sorry samsung this is a big fail. I expected more with the big price tag.
Date published: 2018-09-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Annoying to operate I bought this a couple of months ago now, and I wouldn't recommend it. It continually turns itself off when there is no sound coming from the TV for a while, but then won't turn itself back on, even after I have disabled the auto turn off feature multiple times. This drives me insane. Spotify seems to stop playing randomly for some reason on it, half way through a song. A new one for me today was having it hang/freeze while trying to change sources, the only way I could get it to work was to turn it off and on again. One other annoying thing is that I bought a Samsung TV to go with it, thinking they would be a good match, but unfortunately it does not fit within the table stand legs, meaning it has to sit way out in front of the TV, right on the edge of the cabinet. It also manages to block the IR receiver meaning I have to use the TV remote on weird angles to get it to work.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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1 Source content must be mixed in Dolby Atmos® in order to be played at Dolby Atmos® 5.1.4.
2 Overhead sound effect may vary depending on ceiling features, including surface, material, height and orientation.
4 Compatible Bluetooth® device required. Samsung Wireless Audio Speakers sold separately.
5 Requires HDMI cables (HDMI2.0a), a 4K UHD TV (with HDCP2.2) and 4K UHD content with Dolby Atmos®. 4K UHD only available on HDR content.
6 Sound quality will depend on source content.