At $1,999 you’d be excused for thinking it’s an expensive soundbar – the problem is this isn’t just a soundbar. The Samsung K950 Soundbar is a complete home theatre system which in many ways fights with systems far more expensive.
The category we’ve thrown the Samsung K950 into is “Home Theatre” – the reason being it provides wireless rear speakers and subwoofer, plus the range of speakers in the front soundbar.
Sure – for a purpose-built home-theatre you’d want to install a Bose system or similar, but for the 95% of homes that use the loungeroom as the primary viewing area a more affordable option must be on the cards.
But if you go down to just a soundbar, you get an amazing improvement over the standard TV speakers while compromising the joy of surround sound.
What the Samsung K950 offers is a bit of everything. The soundbar has speakers pointing every which way – combined with wireless rears and a subwoofer offering a stunning audible illusion of complete surround sound – including above you.
Carefully angled and positioned speakers project the sound to reflect off your walls and ceiling and when you have a full 4K Dolby Atmos enabled Blu Ray player and title – it’s oh so rewarding.
So yes, expensive, but also quite cheap. In terms of bang for your buck it’s a standout and when configured correctly will blow your mind. With that, we award the Samsung K950 Dolby Atmos Soundbar the EFTM Best Home Theatre award for 2016.