July 4, 2022

If you have even a passing interest in tech, it’s impossible to ignore Samsung’s dominance in the market, and its expertise extends to home theater tech including some of the best soundbars on the market. Samsung’s soundbars can use virtual surround to create a wide soundstage, and some models can pair with a Samsung TV’s speakers for even more power. Overall, the Samsung HW-A450 is a good starting point for most people with stereo speakers and a wireless subwoofer. It even comes with a remote that can control both the soundbar and your TV.

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Samsung HW-A450 (2021)

The best overall Samsung soundbar

Reasons to buy

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Wireless subwoofer included

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300W is plenty for most living rooms

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Compatible with surround speakers

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Compact size

Reasons to avoid

No dedicated center channel

The HW-A450 is a powerful 2.1-channel soundbar with 300W of combined power. This soundbar features a left and right speaker directly in front of the listener with a separate wireless subwoofer. This setup provides the best bang for your buck: the main soundbar provides directional audio while the subwoofer takes care of deep bass sounds, to give your audio more range than is possible with a standalone soundbar or your TVs speakers.