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Samsung HW-H750 Soundbar and HW-H600 Sound Stand Preview

Samsung HW-H750 Soundbar

Samsung HW-H750 Soundbar


  • Product Name: HW-H750; HW-H600
  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Review Date: April 22, 2014 00:00
  • MSRP: $799.99 (HW-H750 Soundbar); $399.99 (Sound Stand)
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
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HW-F750 Soundbar

General Features

  • 310 Watts Total Power
  • 2.1 Channel


  • Anyent+ (HDMI - CEC) available
  • USB Host 2.0 Available
  • Bluetooth Available
  • SoundShare available
  • ARC (Audio Return Channel) available
  • HDMI Out available
  • 1ea of HDMI Input
  • 1ea of Audio Input
  • 1ea of Optical Input


  • 943 x 57 x 120mm Spk (Main) Net Dimension (W x H x D)
  • 291 x 369 x 291mm Sub Woofer Net Dimension (1-Piece)
  • 1006 x 455 x 346mm One Packing Dimension


  • ASC MIC (5m) available)
  • Audio Cable (1.2m) available

Decoding Format

  • AAC available
  • MP3 available
  • WAV Available
  • WMA available
  • OGG decoding available
  • FLAC decoding available

Special Feature

  • Crystal Amplifier Pro available
  • Valve Amp available
  • Installation Sensor available


  • Main Speaker Net Weight : 2.2kg
  • Sub Woofer Speaker Net Weight : 7.25kg
  • One Packing Gross Weight : 15.7kg

Audio Feature

  • Dolby Digital available
  • DTS available
  • 3D Sound Plus Available
  • Vertical Surround available
  • Smart Volume available
  • Auto Sound Calibration(ASC) available
  • 0 - 200ms Lip Sync
  • Sound Modes (DSP) x 6ea


  • Wireless Active Sub Woofer
  • 2 Way 3 Centre Speaker


  • Stand-by Power Consumption (Main) : 0.45 Watts
  • Stand-by Power Consumption (Subwoofer) : 0.45 Watts
  • Operating Power Consumption (Main) : 24 Watts
  • Operating Power Consumption (Subwoofer) : 20 Watts
  • Free Voltage Adaptor

HW-H600 Sound Stand Soundbar


General Feature

  • Total Power: 80W
  • Number of Channel: 4.2Ch
  • Decoding Format: AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, FLAC

Audio Feature

  • Dolby Digital: Yes
  • DTS: Yes
  • Bluetooth HI-FI Codec: Yes
  • Surround Sound Expansion: Yes
  • Number of Sound Modes (DSP): 4

Video Feature

  • 3D Video Pass: Yes
  • 4K Video Pass: No


  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Yes
  • USB Host 2.0: 1.1
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • TV SoundConnect: Yes
  • ARC (Audio Return Channel): Yes
  • NFC: Yes
  • Bluetooth Power On: Yes
  • Headphone Jack: No
  • Number of HDMI Input/Output: 1
  • Number of Audio Input: 1
  • Number of Optical Input: 1


  • Subwoofer Power (W): 40W
  • Speaker Type: Closed Enclosure
  • Speaker Power (W): 10+10+10+10+20+20
  • Subwoofer Type ( Active / Passive / Wireless, Bulit-in ): Bulit-in

Dimension (WxHxD)

  • Packing Type: One Packing
  • Net Dimension (Main Speaker) (WxHxD): 735 x 36.5 x 360mm
  • Gross Dimension (WxHxD): One Packing: 888 x 92 x 433mm


  • Net Weight (Main Speaker): 5kg
  • Gross Weight (One Packing): 6.5kg


  • Free Voltage: Yes
  • Energy Star: Yes


  • Remote Controller: Yes
  • Audio Cable: Yes
  • Battery: Yes

Executive Overview

If there is a segment in the audio market that shows no sign of slowing down, it is soundbars. It seems that every week we hear of a new soundbar solution being released. These run the gamut from high-end surround sound simulators to simple two-channel solutions that are meant only to augment the admittedly poor sound from your display's speakers. Consumers seem in love with these speaker solutions and manufacturers are clamoring to give them something to spend their disposable income on.

Samsung has recently expanded their line of soundbars with two new offerings. One is the traditional looking soundbar with a wireless sub, and the second is what Samsung is terming a "Sound Stand." The HW-H750 soundbar will retail for $800. This soundbar (if you look closely at the picture at the top of this article) features a number of vacuum tubes. Samsung promises that the HW-H750 combines, the "warmth and natural sound of analog with the latest digital audio technology."

Currently, the HW-H750 isn't shipping in the US but it has been out in the UK for a while. From Samsung's UK site, we discovered that it has 310 watts of power into 2.1 channels (40 watts per channel for the bar and 150 for the subwoofer - yes, we realize that doesn't add up). It can be placed flat on a table (with the thin edge facing you) or on a wall (with the flat side facing you). According to Samsung, the Auto Sound Calibration system will determine the orientation of the bar.


Samsung HW-H750 Subwoofer

The HW-H750 is compatible with Samsung's Shape Wireless Audio-Multiroom products for streaming from different Samsung products without having to add additional wires to your setup. The HW-H750 has one each HDMI, 3.5mm analog, and Optical digital inputs. There is an HDMI output that is ARC and CEC enabled and a USB input for streaming audio files. For those that want to stream directly to the HW-H750, Bluetooth is on board. The HW-H750 can decode AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, and FLAC files and is compatible with Dolby Digital and DTS. The HW-H750 has 96k/24bit HD Audio support. Of course, you can get simulated surround from the soundbar with the 3D Sound Plus DSP.

The plan to wall-mount your TV and soundbar is a laudable one, but often that proves to be too much for the inexperienced DIY'er. They don't know exactly what to do about power or how to hide cables and they get to the point where they just decide to stick their display on a stand. That way they don't have to worry about the rat's nest of wires because it is hidden behind the furniture anyhow.

We've seen stand-type soundbar solutions for a while. They are an elegant solution to a common problem - a soundbar sitting in front of a TV looks weird and can block the IR receiver. Samsung's new HW-H600 soundbar sits under you television. It can hold up to 77 pounds and fits most TVs from 32" up to 60". Like most of these stand-type solutions, the HW-H600 has front-firing drivers with a folded-horn integrated subwoofer. According to Samsung, the HW-H600 has four drivers powered by 10 watts each and two "sub" drivers getting 20 watts each.


Samsung HW-H600 Sound Stand Soundbar

Like the HW-H750 soundbar, the HW-H600 is designed with simulated surround sound in mind. It has multi-directional technology which bounces sound off the tabletop to provide vertical sound effects. With the Surround Sound Expansion DSP, the HW-H600 enriches the output so that it appears that the sounds are not only coming directly from the television, but also from the sides and behind the listener.


HW-H600 with a display on top

Like the HW-H750, the HW-H600 has built-in Bluetooth streaming and compatibility. It features Samsung's TV Sound Connect which allows the bar to connect wireless to select Samsung TV's. It has the same inputs and outputs as the HW-H750 except it lacks the room correction system and mic and an USB input. The HW-H600 can pass through 3d but it is not rated to pass 4k video. HDMI CEC and ARC are supported as is NFC Bluetooth pairing. The HW-H600 will retail for $400 when it ships in the spring.


It is hard to find real faults with the new HW-H600 and HW-H750 offerings from Samsung. The HW-H600 is for those that want an unobtrusive pedestal soundbar with integrated subwoofers, easy install, and simulated surround. The HW-H750 is for those that wish for a more complete solution with a wireless sub and a bar that hangs on the wall.

For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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