Samsung harman/kardon HW-N850 Cinematic Wireless Smart Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and dts:X

HW-N850/XU
Samsung harman/kardon HW-N850 Cinematic Wireless Smart Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and dts:X is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
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      True Dolby Atmos

      True Dolby Atmos

      Up-firing speakers

      Up-firing speakers

      Side-firing speakers

      Side-firing speakers

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      Experience immersive surround sound

      Discover the latest innovation in surround sound with the Samsung harman/kardon N850 soundbar. Featuring object-based sound powered by Dolby Atmos and dts:X, the N850 creates an incredible audio experience in your home. Thanks to the up-firing and side-firing speakers, the N850 soundbar delivers an incredibly immersive surround sound experience by enabling objects, such as flying helicopters or birds, to be heard above and around you, putting you right in the heart of the action. Experience no limit to your home entertainment.

      Experience immersive surround sound

      Crystal clear and accurate sound

      A comprehensive setup of 13 individual, custom designed speakers is built into the N850 soundbar, delivering a powerful and clear audio experience that is second to none. Two up-firing and two side-firing speakers help deliver incredible object-based sound. Deep, powerful bass is provided by the included wireless subwoofer. Gone are the days when only viewers in a small sweet spot would enjoy the best possible audio quality - with the Samsung harman/kardon N850, everyone experiences equally impressive audio.

      True 5.1.2ch sound

      Up-firing speakers

      Powerful sound waves bounce off the ceiling making your audio surround you from above. Experience amazing overhead sound and a deep cinematic experience in the heart of your space.

      Up-firing speakers

      Side-firing speakers

      With side-firing speakers built into each end of the soundbar, you’ll be totally immersed in surround sound. Left to right, front to back, from all angles.

      Side-firing speakers

      Sweet spot anywhere you sit

      Three specially designed wide range tweeters are devoted to recreating crisp, clear high notes, with a wider sound coverage than conventional tweeters. This results in a greater sweet spot that stretches further.

      Sweet spot anywhere you sit

      Unleash studio quality music in your home

      There are no limits when it comes to music. Get the best music experience with High Res Audio playback. Listen to studio quality sound, at an even higher resolution than CD *. Experience every track you play transformed into the highest quality with UHQ 32-bit upscaling.

      Let the original sound come alive

      * Track files have to be in lossless format such as FLAC, ALAC, AIFF or WAV.

      Take your home entertainment to the highest level

      Accompany an unrivalled sound experience with the most impressive picture quality. Match the N850 soundbar with a QLED TV and Ultra HD Blu-ray Player for the ultimate home entertainment experience powered by Samsung. Turn your living room into the ultimate entertainment centre and dive into a world of movies, music and TV shows like you’ve never seen or heard before.

      A truly seamless 4K experience

      Wireless music streaming

      By connecting with ease to your compatible phone or tablet with WiFi or Bluetooth, you'll be able to instantly add atmosphere to a party or to wind down after work. And if you’ve got music saved on your device’s internal memory, you can fill a room with all of your favourites at the press of a button.

      Wireless music streaming

      A completely connected experience at the press of a button

      With a single Samsung remote for both your TV and Soundbar, discover a completely connected experience at the press of a button. Clear the mess caused by having a number of controllers on your coffee table. Our Soundbars are designed to work effortlessly in sync with our Samsung 2018 Smart TV range.

      * Compatible with select Samsung TVs. Please check in store for more details.

      A completely connected experience at the press of a button

      * Compatible with select Samsung TVs. Please check in store for more details.

      Listen smarter with SmartThings

      SmartThings lets you add your speakers to your network, giving you greater control over your audio throughout your smart home. Take connected living to the next level.

      * SmartThings compatible devices may vary by region. This function may differ by mobile and OS(Operation System). Download and installation of SmartThings app are required.

      Listen smarter with SmartThings

      * SmartThings compatible devices may vary by region. This function may differ by mobile and OS(Operation System). Download and installation of SmartThings app are required.

      • 372W Total Power
      • 5.1.2 Ch Number of Channel
      • Wireless Subwoofer Type ( Active / Passive / Wireless, Bulit-in )
      • 3 Number of Sound Modes (DSP)
      • 1292 x 262 x 606 mm Gross Dimension (WxHxD): One Packing
      • 23.1 kg Gross Weight (One Packing)
      • 4.5W(WIFI/BT OFF 0.3W) Stand-by Power Consumption (Main)
      • 35W Operating Power Consumption (Main)
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Sound with some issues My two weeks with the N850. Sound quality doesn't disappoint, it's loud, clear, and really does fill your living room with cinematic sounds. The sound stage is limited to the front, but it is wide and I could hear the side firing speakers providing extra width. Dolby Atmos takes the experience to another level, the sound stage opens up even more and I could hear wind blowing right in front of me in Godless on Netflix. While Dolby Atmos has clearly been implemented well, it's far from perfect. Most of the time it just sounds 'better' and I'd be lying if I said I could hear things flying over my head, but this is is a sound bar we're talking about and your expectations should be realistic. I added the SWA-9000S rear surround speakers and it significantly improved the immersion experience. However, they are not that loud and they sound a bit tinny. They are certainly not worth their current over-inflated retail price of £180 (pricespy has them at £79 in Sept 2018). The volume of each channel (centre, side, front top, rear) can be adjusted with the remote, but you can't adjust each individual speaker (if you wanted the left rear louder than the right, you can't). My sub-woofer is placed in the corner of the room behind the TV unit, and is set to -6 and still shakes the room. PROS: - Easy set-up, I have a Sky Q box and Nvidia Shield connected to the N850's two HDMI ports, with my LGOLEDB7 connected over ARC for my TV Apps like Netflix (because the Shield doesn't support Dolby Vision) - No trouble playing TrueHD Dolby Atmos and DTS-X content from the Shield, and after switching the LG sound output settings from PCM to Auto, I was able to play DD+ Atmos with Dolby Vision from the TV's Netflix app. - Switching sources is simple - pressing the home button on the Sky or Shield remote does the job and is wife friendly. - Clarity of sound. Crystal clear dialogue with regular TV viewing and movies alike. - Sound stage. Although limited to the front, there is a real sense of surround sound. You can pick out sounds whizzing across all channels. CONS: - Distortion on DTS 5.1 in Smart mode: Streaming DTS 5.1 content produces an 8-bit distortion effect during loud bass heavy scenes. Switching sound mode to Standard or Surround gets rid of the problem, but for me Smart mode sounds much clearer and I prefer the overall sound. EDIT: When I added the optional rear speakers this problem went away, but Samsung need to come up with a better fix. - Random distortion: Around 10 days of use, the sound from Sky TV became heavily distorted and muffled like it was underwater. Power cycling all devices in the chain didn't fix it. Eventually the sound went back to normal after switching between TV apps and Sky. - SmartThings App: Bit of a pointless app but necessary to use features of the Soundbar such as updating firmware or using the graphic equaliser. The app has a persistent notification on my phone which I can't disable. - HDMI Handshake issues with Sky Q: The N850 stops receiving signal from the Sky box after switching on from standby. I've tried power cycling, switching input source, swapping HDMI cables, swapping HDMI ports The only solution is a cold reboot of the Sky box which I've had to do countless times. As a workaround I connected Sky directly to the TV instead using ARC to output sound to the N850, but then there are AV sync issues which I couldn't fix to my satisfaction. Similar complaints can be found on Sky Community website about other TV and Soundbar models. I firmly believe this to be an issue with the Sky set top box and will be requesting a replacement, because my Nvidia Shield has none of these issues. Tips to get the best out of this sound bar: You'll get the best possible sound with Dolby Atmos, and it can reach your N850 in two ways: Dolby TrueHD - Lossless 7.1 format contained in Blu-ray discs or MKV files, can be played from a capable streaming device like Nvidia Shield or Blu-ray player, but cannot be streamed over ARC due to bandwidth limitations. Must be connected to N850 HDMI inputs. Dolby Digital Plus - compressed 7.1 format used by Netflix, Amazon etc, can be streamed over ARC from TV to N850. Ensure TV sound output settings are correct, PCM won't work. If you don't see Dolby Atmos or DTS-X scrolling across the screen on the top right of the soundbar, then something needs tweaking. Try changing your TV's audio output settings. Conclusion. In the end, I couldn't help feeling like I was missing out on the Atmos rear speakers that ship with the N950. I returned the N850 due to the distortion issues and bought the N950 instead. Well, the sound quality of the Harman Kardon rears with Atmos content has to be heard to be believed, completely immersive and the closest thing I've ever heard to being in the cinema. They are in another league compared to the SWA-9000s. It's a shame they don't offer them separately as an upgrade path for N850 owners. I've had no issues with distortion on the new unit but the HDMI issues with Sky still persist, I can live with it until I get a replacement STB from Sky. Would I recommend this to a friend? Not unless they fix the distortion issues. And if you are even thinking about rears, do not waste your time with the N850, the N950 is the way to go.
      Date published: 2019-03-04
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