Costco Samsung Sound Bar Review

A variety of Costco sound bars are manufactured by Korean electronics giant Samsung.

In many areas, they are leading the industry, providing the highest quality products on today’s consumer electronics market. Sound bars are no different.

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With Samsung continuing to lead the advancements in the home sound industry, you cannot be without a Costco Samsung sound bar to accompany your home electronics.

They are the only place to start looking if you want cinema quality home sound.

For that reason, we have identified three of the market leading sound bars available for your home audio pleasure.

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS SOUND+ PREMIUM SOUND BAR HW-MS650 ZA review

Beginning with style, the MS650 wins major points in this regard. Its smooth rectangular shape combines well with the slight curve from the top of the device. This all gels nicely together with the minimal style front covering over the speakers. This provides an intense yet smooth feeling from a design view.

Standing quite high at 78mm, you will need to measure your TVs IR sensor height to prevent blocking if you plan to house both items together, although the sound bar comes with VESA mounting capability. Boasting a 9x20W audio power, this sound bar can easily fill every area of the room. Samsung themselves promote that due to the design style, every section of a room should be a sweet spot for this model.

This sound bar has both wired and wireless connectivity options. When in wireless mode, you can easily use it to listen to audio from a Bluetooth device or any Samsung supported app. This model also uses innovative distortion cancelling technology to ensure maximum bass and can even reach frequencies as low as 40hz.

Another advantageous feature is that multiple file types are compatible with this sound bar. These include AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV, OGG and ALAC. This should mean that you never have any trouble in playing a wide selection of audio files, regardless of origin.

One major pro we could note from this sound bar is the deep range of bass it provides. This helps achieve a raw and powerful sound which retains clarity throughout. Something which can be rare among competitors.

On the negative side, it does sit a little high. This means that there is a chance of blocking your TVs IR receiver or even obscuring the bottom of your picture if you choose to place it on the same stand as your TV.


Samsung HW-M450/ZA 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer

This 2.1 channel sound bar provides 80w of amplifying power to the sound bar itself and 160w to the accompanying subwoofer. This gives it a powerful sound quality straight out of the box. From a design perspective firstly, it has a strong, attractive, modern look. The sharply shaped edges and hard metal coverings converging well to project this image.

This sound bar is relatively small in size and thus can be easily placed alongside a TV of any size. In terms of connectivity, options are plentiful as we would expect. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are both possible to connect to and play sound from alternate devices and wireless pairing with your subwoofer is instant. You can also pair it with any SoundConnect compatible Samsung TV for increased convenience.

In terms of sound quality, considering its size, this model delivers quite powerfully with deep sound assisted by the accompanying subwoofer. The addition of a remote app and its stylish design make this Samsung sound bar an ideal purchase for those who may be a little short on space but still want to enjoy top-tier sound quality in their home.  

Big positive points for this model include the compact nature of its design, a huge output of 300w including the subwoofer and the fact that there are a variety of useful sound effects modes which you can alter depending on the style of sound you wish to create.

For those with a bigger room space, this may not be the model choice for you unless you consider purchasing some additionally compatible speakers to increase the area of sound.


Samsung HW-M360/ZA 2.1 Channel 200 Watt Wireless Audio Sound Bar

Samsung HW-M360/ZA 2.1 Channel 200 Watt Wireless Audio Sound Bar

The HW-M360 may be one of the smaller offerings from Samsung as far as sound bars go, however this cannot be noticed in terms of sound quality and output. Possessing 200W of output and a separate subwoofer, this model proves that size doesn’t always have to be a determining factor.

This is a 2.1 channel, surround sound system which is capable of delivering dynamic sound quality throughout your room. With the addition of the 130W subwoofer, the level of bass adds not only depth but rich sound quality to your audio. Much like the other Samsung models in our review, the HW-M360 is wirelessly compatible and also has Bluetooth functionality and mobile controlling available through the associated app.

Its compact size means that this diverse sound bar can be easily positioned nearby a TV of any size and not interfere with functioning. As with the other reviewed models, Samsung has done well from a design perspective. They have created an attractive and adaptable device which fits well within a modern home surrounding.

On the positive side, this sound bar is designed as such that it can fit in almost any space. It can be positioned easily in both horizontal or vertical fashion and still deliver fantastic quality sound for both music and TV.

While being ideal for young professionals or couples with somewhat limited space looking for a place to break into the sound bar market, if you possess a large room or basement and are a regular user of surround sound equipment, it may not pack quite the punch you expect.




FAQ

What are the advantages of purchasing a sound bar?

Simply put, a sound bar enhances your entertainment experience. By providing you with a more comprehensive sound from your favorite sports and TV shows, your viewing experience is substantially improved. Improved sound quality can make all the difference in some situations.

What size sound bar do I need for my home?

That ultimately depends on a number of factors. This includes the size of your room most importantly and also the acoustics of the room and size of your TV. If you live in a small apartment or have low ceilings, a smaller sound bar may be perfectly effective in its purpose.

Should I purchase additional speakers along with my sound bar?

They are certainly recommended and will help to further enhance your surround sound audio experience. A sound bar and subwoofer set however, is also completely adequate.