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3.2 | 26 Reviews

Samsung HWQ70R

HW-Q70R Samsung Harman Kardon Soundbar with Dolby Atmos

Features

  • With Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X powered by Samsung Acoustic Beam, sounds move around you from all directions, even above, just like in real life.
  • Samsung Acoustic Beam technology delivers directional sound that pans with the action on screen.

Quick Specs

  • Type: Soundbars
  • Width: 43.3"
  • Height: 2.32"
  • Depth: 3.93"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes

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Discover Q-level Sound

Elevate your QLED experience with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound via Samsung Acoustic Beam technology. Don't just watch, but also hear and feel the drama unfold through three-dimensional sound from speakers that fire from in front and above. Optimized for Samsung QLED TVs.

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Dolby ATMOS & DTS:X Technologies

Like in real life, each sound moves independently, so the sounds of people, places and music move around you from all directions, even above.

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Samsung Acoustic Beam

Delivers a panoramic audio experience with directional sound that makes it feel like you are part of the scene.

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Always Optimized

The soundbar automatically delivers optimized sound based on each scene and even lets you hear voices clearly on low volumes.

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The Sound of Victory

Claim more glorious victories with rich sound that transports you to the center of the action. Your soundbar detects when you're gaming and automatically optimizes the sound in real time.

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Made for Each Other

The Soundbar Q70R is optimized to work seamlessly with Samsung QLED TVs. Enjoy Plug-and-Play connectivity via wired or wireless connections, control both TV and soundbar with the Samsung OneRemote and fine-tune your sound right from the TV menu.

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Sound Completed by Audio Masters

By combining Samsung's innovative mastery in home entertainment solutions with 65 years of Harman Kardon's audio technical expertise, the two brands continue to push boundaries to bring state-of-the-art sound to the home entertainment experience.

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Works with Alexa

Can't recall the title? Enjoy your Soundbar hands-free using Alexa voice control . Ask Alexa to play something by simply saying the title or a few lines of the song's lyrics.

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A Seamless 4K Experience

With 4K pass-through built in, connecting 4K video sources like your game console is easy. It even works with HDR 10 sources, allowing you to enjoy audio with pristine quality matching that of your video .

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Wireless Music Streaming

Enjoy music from your mobile, no strings attached. The Soundbar Q70R includes Bluetooth for easy wireless connections to other devices.

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Listen smarter with SmartThings

SmartThings lets you add your speakers to your network, giving you greater control over your audio throughout your smart home. Take connected living to the next level.

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Wireless Surround Ready

An optional SWA-8500S Wireless Surround Kit lets you expand your sound system easily . When paired with your soundbar it creates a true surround sound experience.

Discover Q-level Sound Elevate your QLED experience with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound via Samsung Acoustic Beam technology. Don't just watch, but also hear and feel the drama unfold through three-dimensional sound from speakers that fire from in front and above. Optimized for Samsung QLED TVs.

Dolby ATMOS & DTS:X Technologies Like in real life, each sound moves independently, so the sounds of people, places and music move around you from all directions, even above.

Samsung Acoustic Beam Delivers a panoramic audio experience with directional sound that makes it feel like you are part of the scene.

Always Optimized The soundbar automatically delivers optimized sound based on each scene and even lets you hear voices clearly on low volumes.

The Sound of Victory Claim more glorious victories with rich sound that transports you to the center of the action. Your soundbar detects when you're gaming and automatically optimizes the sound in real time.

Made for Each Other The Soundbar Q70R is optimized to work seamlessly with Samsung QLED TVs. Enjoy Plug-and-Play connectivity via wired or wireless connections, control both TV and soundbar with the Samsung OneRemote and fine-tune your sound right from the TV menu.

Sound Completed by Audio Masters By combining Samsung's innovative mastery in home entertainment solutions with 65 years of Harman Kardon's audio technical expertise, the two brands continue to push boundaries to bring state-of-the-art sound to the home entertainment experience.

Works with Alexa Can't recall the title" Enjoy your Soundbar hands-free using Alexa voice control . Ask Alexa to play something by simply saying the title or a few lines of the song's lyrics.

A Seamless 4K Experience With 4K pass-through built in, connecting 4K video sources like your game console is easy. It even works with HDR 10 sources, allowing you to enjoy audio with pristine quality matching that of your video .

Wireless Music Streaming Enjoy music from your mobile, no strings attached. The Soundbar Q70R includes Bluetooth for easy wireless connections to other devices.

Listen smarter with SmartThings SmartThings lets you add your speakers to your network, giving you greater control over your audio throughout your smart home. Take connected living to the next level.

Wireless Surround Ready An optional SWA-8500S Wireless Surround Kit lets you expand your sound system easily . When paired with your soundbar it creates a true surround sound experience.

Features

  • With Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X powered by Samsung Acoustic Beam, sounds move around you from all directions, even above, just like in real life.
  • Samsung Acoustic Beam technology delivers directional sound that pans with the action on screen.
General
Number of Channels 3.1.2 Ch
Total Power (W) 330W
Frequency Response (amp) 35Hz~20KHz
Packing Type One Packing
Features
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) Yes
Samsung Audio Remote App Yes
Audio Processing
Dolby Digital Dolby 5.1ch / Dolby DD+
DTS-X Yes
DTS Digital Surround DTS 5.1ch
Audio Features
Surround Mode Surround Sound Expansion
Game Mode Yes
UHQ 32bit Audio Yes
Acoustic Beam Technology Yes
Adaptive Sound Mode Yes
Video Features
4K (60Hz) Video Pass Yes
HDR Yes
Speakers
Number of Speakers 7
Center Yes
Subwoofer 8" Driver
Subwoofer Type Wireless
Speaker Up-firing
AV Decoding Format
WAV Yes
MP3 Yes
OGG Yes
FLAC Yes
AAC Yes
ALAC Yes
AIFF Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth ® Yes
HDMI Inputs 1
HDMI Out 1
Optical Inputs 1
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth ® Power On Yes
Battery
Battery Yes
Power Consumption
Stand-by Power Consumption (Main) 3.5W(WIFI/BT OFF 0.45W)
Stand-by Power Consumption (Subwoofer) 0.45W
Operating Power Consumption (Main) 33W
Operating Power Consumption (Subwoofer) 28W
Free Voltage Yes
Dimensions & Weight
Product Dimensions (W x H x D) 43.3" x 2.32" x 3.93"
Product Weight (lb.) 7.93
Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D) 45.74" x 22.55" x 10.70"
Shipping Weight (lb.) 35.93
Spk (sub woofer) Net Dimension (W x H x D) 8.07" x 15.86" x 15.86"
Spk (sub woofer) Net Weight 21.60
Accessory
Remote Control Yes
Wall Mount Kit Yes
Battery Yes
HDMI Cable Yes
ENERGY STAR® Certified
ENERGY STAR® Certified Yes
Key Features
Dolby Atmos Yes
Q Series Yes

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Soundbars

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 43.3"
  • Height: 2.32"
  • Depth: 3.93"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes

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3.2 out of 5

50% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

perfect

steve65 12/5/2019

We have this soundbar connected to our 65in Q70 TV what a perfect match sound is top notch for a soundbar ! Movies sound fantastic witch is what we use it for mostly we also have the rear speakers for those having issues make sure you update the firmware volume for the rear speakers can be set with the remote in settings and for us 5 is plenty high enough in Atmos from a movie they sound great ! we have had no issues with this bar and our samsung tv detected and set everything the first time voices are also very clean and you can increase voice volume if needed overall a very nice soundbar...
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Out of sync with picture

MUFCN21 12/5/2019

Sooo dissappointed. Bought this with a q80 TV and expected everything to work seamlessly. Sadly the sound does not sync with the picture even with the optical out connection. Samsung website suggests adjusting the delay time but that is a ridiculaous suggestion when the delay is different for all sources.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

Good Sound Terrible Connections App Support

Basar 12/3/2019

I have been using my Q70R for 1 month. Watching movies and tv shows are really great. Listening to music is also satisfying. But when it comes to advanced controling the device it is terrible. You are sentenced the silly app called SmartThings. First of all Q70R is not listed while Q80R and Q90R are listed in the supported device list. Even though the app detects it. But very very less controls are supported. The app is failing most of times. (my friend has an Q70R and he is also having the same problems). And as you are sentenced to this SmartThings any other app is not suported. I tries to update the firmware but I couldnt find what type of usb stick is supported into the service input. I also called Samsung support but they are not competent and telling the same and dont have advanced knowledge.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Sound is good, design seems to be flawed (beware)

Commodities1 12/3/2019

I have a 75" Q Samsung QLED TV so this sounder paired easily. The issue I am having and will cause me to send this back is as follows: My TV is on a slim mount on the wall. There is a recessed outlet behind the TV where the TV is plugged. Now I need to plug the soundbar into the same outlet. If the adapter was a normal sized one, this could not be a problem. For some unknown reason, Samsung has this HUGE rectangle adapter that needs to be plugged into the wall. In my situation this is just not possible because there is not enough clearance between the TV and the wall (slim mount, you see). I would imagine, most folks with wall mounted TV would have the same issue. The adapter sticks out a good 4 inches from the wall. Why Samsung did not create a low profile adapter is beyond me. It seems that the rest of the system is well designed.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Need Help

Kenneth 12/2/2019

When I'm watching an event in 4K on my 2019 model QN75Q6DRAF , the sound is out of sync with the people talking. I'm not sure what to do to sync up the voice with the person speaking with no delays. I've tried the sound bar adjustment that only makes it worse.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Samsung I need you

Sans 11/22/2019

I bought this soundbar 2 weeks ago and the Dolby atmos works great but I have 2 big complaints. The soundbar does not support Dolby vision pass though so that's a big problem. 2 I have one of Samsung's wireless subwoofers from my old soundbar and I was disappointed I could not get both connected at the same time. So I am left with great spatial auto and bass coming from one side please help me Samsung
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Rear speakers

andy 11/10/2019

Which rear speakers are compatable with this sounder?
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1 Stars

Terrible soundbar

Steve Heisler 11/1/2019

I bought the HW-Q70R soundbar with my Q70R QLED 65" TV and it's never worked correctly. The audio produced through the soundbar is delayed from the tv video. It's terrible. I even sent the soundbar back to Samsung for maintenance and they reported they found nothing wrong. Great example of not supporting their products. Very expensive and waste of money. Don't buy it!!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Good sound

Mike 10/20/2019

I bought this a month ago, and it works perfectly with my Q70 tv. Setup was not perfect- not because of the soundbar, but because I was not used to this soundbar. When you turn on the TV, it takes 5-10 seconds for the TV to switch from TV speakers to soundbar. Turn your TV speakers to 0, and leave it there if you don't want to hear them on startup. The control is new to me. Volume is press a button on other remotes. On this one, press in is mute. Press the volume button Upward to increase volume.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Great sound; technical issues mainly with HDMI

Tyler 10/15/2019

The overall sound of the soundbar is a 5 out of 5. It's very loud and the subwoofer fills the room with awesome bass. The lower rating is due to issues with the HDMI on the soundbar. I have my xbox connected to the soundbar via HDMI and soundbar connected to TV to ARC-HDMI. When I switch my Samsung Q70 tv to "Xbox" the soundbar should switch to HDMI automatically. About half the time it works as it should. The other half the soundbar flashes HDMI and then goes right back to TV-ARC causing the tv to show the "no input found; check device power". When this happens I have to manually switch the soundbar input with remote. Samsung has told me this sounds like a firmware issue that may be corrected in a later update? The other issue is with the HDMI video passthrough. When switching to Xbox; sometimes the soundbar has sound but just a black screen on the tv. I have to switch the input to cable and then back to xbox-HDMI and then the picture comes up as it should. All of the Soundbar issues seem to be related to HDMI. If plug everything into the TV directly and not to the HDMI-In on soundbar, none of these issues happen. The only issue is you don't get the Dolby Atmos unless you plug the component directly into the Soundbar.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Honestly, great

crygirl 10/15/2019

I'm surprised at the number of poor reviews. My experience with the Q70 has been fantastic. I am using it with my Q9F in a decently large bedroom and just having the volume at 20% is more than enough. The lows are great, the highs are clear. I'm definitely satisfied with my purchase
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Very Impressive

Dahveed18 9/25/2019

I went from a 5.1 amplified component surround sound system to this sound bar and I'm not disappointed. The sound from the bar is impressive, but what's most impressive is the wireless sub. I love that I was able to connect this to my TV via bluetooth to save running another wire.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great sound potentials for movies

Sam13 9/22/2019

Looks that the connectivity problems (especially Wi-Fi) are solved, smartthings app is finally working. After returning the product a 1st time and the great intervention with clear explenation of customer support I purchased again the item and it is working really great. Clear sound dimensions, movie dialogues superbs and it's impressive in surround mode.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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2 Stars

Not worth for the money

bhav 9/18/2019

Not at all worth for the money. Sound quality is average. Not able to control (on / off / vol up, down) with my Samsung TV remote. Tried all steps from manual, but no use.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Disappointing connection experience

Samu 9/14/2019

SmartThing App was impossible to access even following the nice and supportive Samsung costumer care. This is the only was to connect wi-fi and update software plus eventually add Swa modules. The swa modules compatible are out of market so the potential 5.1 channels are impossible to reach. I returned the product for now
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Doesn't work, bad customer service

Leah 9/11/2019

I bought this a month ago and it has had a problem of switching the source by itself while watching so randomly the sound cuts out or changes and then goes back to how it should be. When it works correctly, it sounds nice, but we deal with this every time we use it. Customer service has failed to help me fix it and I spent a lot of money on a faulty piece of equipment. I will never buy another Samsung product again. Garbage.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Immersive sound and excellent clarity

Audiophile23 8/31/2019

The audio engineers at Samsung/Harman Kardon have upped the anti in the Soundbar arena with the deployment of the HW-Q70R. While on the pricey side, the acoustics and immersive sound stage justifies the price tag. Having owned and compared numerous brands of audio equipment, I can unreservedly recommend this Soundbar to anyone who longs dynamic sound with a small speaker footprint.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Fix HDMI Arc!

Eskimoboi 8/18/2019

I have a brand new Q70-49" tv paired to this brand new Q70R sound bar. Both updated with latest firmware. Sound bar will NOT work consistently over HDMI (plugged into Samsung ARC hdmi port). Sometimes it works great, sometimes tv defaults back to tv speakers and no matter how many times you change back to soundbar it is silent and eventually reverts back to tv speaker. Quite frustrated after spending this kind of money on a Q70 tv and Q70 soundbar.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

Alexa linking is terrible

rider al 8/11/2019

As a speaker system, it's great, for the money. However, linking with Alexa is terrible. No place, on the Samsung site or the internet, can I find a straightforward procedure to link the Q70R with my Alexa Echo. After much fiddling around and discovered I must use the Samsung Multi-room app? Why?? this shouldn't be necessary. Also, "device discovery" by the old SmartThings app and the new version. name and treat the q70R differently. One says "Q70R" and the other "Samsung Soundbar
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Wish I didn't have to write this.

Workman70 7/18/2019

For sound, I'd give it a 3.5-4 star - the bass is great, the sound is pretty good, certainly doesn't compare to a 5.1 system, even though I DO have the rear wireless speakers attached (yes, correctly). It's got a great design and looks good on the tv stand. Where my problem comes in with this unit is the TV ARC connection. I've had multiple soundbars, including the HW-Q60r that I had purchased originally. Then the Q70r went on sale the next day and I exchanged the 60 for the 70. The 60 worked flawlessly with ARC, turned on every time, went to the right input (TV ARC). So, I installed the FIRST Q70r and it would turn on via ARC. However, it would always start at the HDMI source and not recognize ARC until I had to manually switch sources to D.IN/TV ARC. Then it works flawlessly. Turn off the TV, turn it back on, back to HDMI and I have to manually switch it again. By the way, I only have the ARC connected, no other sources. I called Samsung, they said that's not supposed to happen, so I take it back and exchange it for another Q70r. Well, this one won't even turn on via ARC (yes, I have the correct settings on the TV and anynet+ is on. For the price of the soundbar, I shouldn't have to manually change sources each time I turn on the TV. Looks like this one will likely be going back as well, and I'll have to look into other brands that can at least do the basic minimum like find the only active source. Really disappointed in this as I'm typically a Samsung fan. TV is a 80" Sharp Aquos on which all other tested soundbars have worked.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Sound is good but everything else sucks!!

KLewis2019 7/18/2019

I can't connect to the wifi. I can't connect to the samsung app. I have a samsung MU8000 tv and a samsung connect home pro and the soundbar just will not connect to wifi or the app. Plus I still have to use two remotes to watch tv. One to change inputs and the other to adjust the tv volume. It sucks that a $800.00 soundbar has so many issues
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Nice sound

nopixel 7/10/2019

Earlier this year I bought the Q70 Samsung T.V. and I bought this soundbar to go with it. It's my first soundbar and I like it for a number of reasons. The sound is a big improvement over the T.V. speakers, and setting it up and operating is simple. I've got Comcast Xfinity and I can control the cable box, the T.V. and the soundbar all with the Xfinity remote which is nice, and there are some limited options for adjusting frequencies. The adaptive sound mode sounds like it has some kind of crystalizer effect, which I won't try and explain but which makes audio sound a lot richer. Also all the sound modes allow you to tweak the bass. Some minor complaints are that 1). only standard mode allows frequencies tweaking, and it seems to lack the crystalizer effects of the adaptive sound mode so it's not a mode I would normally recommend. 2). Adjustments to frequencies and the woofer are limited, and it's a big subwoofer so it's too bad you can't crank up the bass beyond a few notches. 3). It's expensive. 4). Only one HDMI input and no eARC HDMI.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Amazing sound quality!

Khawaja 7/4/2019

The sound quality on this soundbar blew me away. The music feels so good. The spaciousness of sound is amazing! This soundbar is able to simulate 5.1.2 with just 3.1.2. Obviously, it can't give the feel of an actual discrete 5.1.2 setup, but it does a good job. simple to setup if you follow the manual that comes with it. Update the firmware using Samsung smart things. Looks beautiful, works awesome and feels great. This is an awesome all-rounder setup especially for those who, like me, would like to avoid extra speakers all over the place. Btw there is also an option to buy and connect 2 rear speakers for enhanced Atmos/surround experience.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

My Q70 Review

Gsx4 6/1/2019

First, let me say this is my first foray into soundbars. I had a semi high-end component system (Yamaha, B&W speakers, two 12" subs, 800 watts RMS) that more than filled the 14'x20' living room at our former house. But the living room in our current home just didn't setup well for a component system. Thus, my search for a decent soundbar began. Now, just to clarify, I didn't expect to find a sound bar that was equivalent to the component system I had. I don't think that's possible with any of the current offerings. I just wanted something that struck a good balance with sound, functionality and appearance. My quest began with a budget range of $700 - $1000. Yes, you can spend more, and the higher end systems do sound better to some degree, but as previously stated this was my first sound bar. I didn't want to spend $1500 - $1700 on a system that, for me, was new and untested and I had little experience with. So, with my budget range set, off I went. My search began with research. Exhaustive, time consuming research pouring over specifications and details of systems from various manufacturers. After paring my list to the top three, The Q70 won out because it checked all the boxes and was also attractive because it looked like it would integrate seamlessly with my Samsung television (55" Class KU6290 4K UHD TV), which it did. Pros: 1. Build and Appearance. The sound bar is certainly not flashy (subtle is better) and looks to be well built. It feels solid, there are no rattles when you handle it or when it's working, and it blends well sitting under the TV which is mounted on the brick wall above the fireplace. The sound bar sits on the mantle underneath. 2. Ease of installation. It's basically plug-and-play as far as to get it working. Everything connected or paired with no problems. Make sure the Anynet+ is on or enabled. The manual says it's defaulted to be on, but mine wasn't. And I'm pretty sure I didn't inadvertently turn it off since you must hold a button down for 5 seconds to turn it off. The manual says this is needed for the ARC connection between the sound bar and your TV. A couple of other tips: Samsung suggests you select Dolby Digital on your TV for the best sound. Mine, a Samsung, either has PCM or Bitstream. There is no Dolby Digital selection. After some research I selected Bitstream. This made a difference in the sound. Also make sure that Dolby Digital is turned on in your satellite or cable receiver. Mine was not on. Probably due to the fact the receiver sat idle for some time during our move. Once it was turned on the sound improved, as one might expect. There was also a firmware update available. More on that later. 3. The sound. I have to say the sound in our living room is better than I expected. The clarity of dialogue is better than the component system I had (that was hard to type). The sound stage is broad and filling with sound enveloping you. On a side note, the compatible surround speakers are worth the extra cost. Rounds out the system nicely, and since the system is surround sound ready, you have volume control built in. Samsung doesn't state how many watts the amplifier is with the surround system, but if I had to guess I'd say somewhere in the 30 – 50-watt range. On this system the sound coming from the speakers is much louder than I expected, and of course they're wireless. 4. The subwoofer. The subwoofer is decent. Certainly not thunderous, but not too bad for an 8" 160-watt RMS speaker. To me the bass notes are warm, rich, blend well with the sound bar output and surprisingly good considering what I was used to. I ended up placing the sub tightly in a corner behind the recliner in our living room. Corner loading produced the best non-directional sound in our setup (Note: Once the Dolby Digital was turned on the output to the sub increased). 5. Sound control. You have plenty of control over the sound. You can adjust the various volumes independent of each other and there is a dedicated subwoofer toggle on the remote. You also have separate bass and treble controls. There is also a 7-band equalizer which works in Standard mode, but not in Surround mode. I don't know if it's supposed to or not. Mine doesn't. Maybe limited by the Surround function? It doesn't really matter as the bass and treble adjustments are satisfactory. So far, the performance of the Q70 has been very good with pay-per-view movies, broadcast programming and movies, and music streamed from Pandora. As previously stated, the sound more than fills our 17'x19' living room, with sound seemingly coming from all directions. I should point out our living room has a ceiling that angles up on both sides to flat area that is roughly 6-1/2'x17'. Cons: 1. The manual could provide more information. The online version is slightly more informative, but only slightly. This was not a problem for me but could be for others. 2. There is only one HDMI input. If I can add an HDMI switch which allows for an additional input for $30 dollars, how much would it have cost for Samsung to do the same? At this price point you'd expect at least two, if not three HDMI inputs. 3. Connection to WI-FI. In order to connect to WI-FI you must download the SimpleThings app to your phone. Once you get it working then you can connect the sound bar to WI-FI. This is important for firmware updates which will happen automatically when they're available. You can also get the updates on-line at Samsung's website and install manually. In my opinion though, you shouldn't have to download an app to connect the sound bar to WI-FI. Another thing about the app. I had to call Samsung to get it to work. Once downloaded you're supposed to get an email to confirm your account. I never got the email despite several resend requests and uninstalling and reinstalling the app twice. A minor gripe. The bottom line is the Q70 works very well for us. This sound bar system can provide good sound, has good surround sound capabilities, is easy to install and use with only some minor negatives. If you're in the market for a soundbar, I would recommend you give this one a listen. I hope this review is helpful for you and with your decision.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Good balance of performance & design

Sean2slow 4/30/2019

So I have been using this system for about a week now. Features/Design - Setting it up with my TV was a bit confusing at first but I was able to figure it out eventually. I like that you have the option to connect thru wire/wifi/bluetooth depending on your needs. I went with the Bluetooth option to minimize wire mess. I live in a small (overpriced) apartment and I cannot emphasize enough how much I appreciate its minimalist design. Obviously I would prefer a full stereo system but this is a happy compromise for now. Sound Quality/performance - My general expectation for soundbars is pretty low so I was pleasantly surprised. Pretty impressive sound range (lacking a little mid range) and crisp sound quality overall. I have heard way worse from some stereo systems. Things got even better once I was able to setup Dolby Atmos. As long as the wall angles are right, you will notice the difference. This may not be the best bang for your buck in the market but it provides excellent value within its price-tier, especially compared to other premium brands.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Not Ready for Prime Time

Video_Pro 4/28/2019

I've had the speaker system for several days. There is no online owners manual, there are no instructions on how to upgrade the firmware, and DTS and Atmos coded content shows a message as incompatible audio. I assume that some form of online help exists but I've been on hold with "a Care Pro" and can't get any answers.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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