Samsung's Dolby Atmos soundbar system will value $1,499

We have been intrigued by Samsung’s HW-K950 soundbar system again at CES, primarily as a result of it promised to be a easy method to convey Dolby Atmos into your front room. Now we have got pricing particulars and, properly, it kind of hurts. The brand new system will run you $1,499 when it lands this summer time — that features the soundbar itself, two wi-fi satellites, and a wi-fi sub. The soundbar and satellites all embrace upward-firing audio system, which bounce pontificate your ceiling to simulate overhead Atmos results.

If that sounds too wealthy in your blood, there’s additionally the HW-K50 system for $899, which consists of a single Atmos-enabled soundbar and a wi-fi sub. That will not get you the complete immersion you’d get with rear encompass audio system, nevertheless it’d definitely be a step up from utilizing TV audio system on their very own. It’s also possible to improve later to full encompass sound with two of Samsung’s Radiant360 wi-fi audio system.

Whereas expensive, the HW-K950 did an honest job of delivering enveloping encompass sound throughout a number of demos. The bass felt a bit too boomy for my tastes, however that would have simply been an overzealous rep cranking the subwoofer up means too excessive. The soundbar system may additionally be best for individuals who need a house theater improve with out operating wires throughout their front room.

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