It’s becoming more and more common that purchasers of new 4K Ultra HDTVs and even Full HD 1080p models get their new big-screen home and quickly become entranced by the immersive visual experience offered by the latest and greatest video technologies. But then comes the disconnect – the sound from the TV’s tiny speakers is flat, shrill and lacking deep bottom to match the illusion of reality on screen.
Most on-board TV sound systems today lack the punch of the bass and mid-range clarity to hear both detail and understandable dialog. An obvious solution is to purchase a full-blown multichannel surround system, but that can be very expensive and you’ll need a room with sufficient space to set up speakers and components.
The next best option then is a soundbar, which will produce fuller top-end and midrange sound along with deep bass. This usually means getting a 2-piece soundbar with an external subwoofer, but here again space is needed on the floor somewhere near the TV for the sub, presenting the challenge of hiding the black box and connecting wires within the room décor while not blocking the sound needed to complete the AV sensory experience.
Of course, one-piece soundbars have been around for years but without the sub, the tiny woofers in these thin, squat and elongated boxes are left to do the heavy lifting. The included woofers are typically small and woefully inadequate to create the deep bass and room-shaking bottom needed to sell the reality of explosions and rocket launches in a movie without introducing ear-mashing distortion at peak volumes.
Enter Samsung’s new HW-MS650 Sound+ soundbar
, created with the help of audio engineering experts at Samsung’s new and elaborate Northern California sound lab. Samsung’s audio team has created a one-piece soundbar offering a surprisingly wide, full, clear top-end and midrange plus impressively deep integrated bass that sounds as if an external subwoofer is hidden somewhere in the room.
Read more of our review of the Samsung HW-MS650 after the jump:
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