Does Samsung's new HW-K850 justify its billing? - What Hi-Fi has given its verdict

Review - Samsung HW-K850

Samsung HW-K850

Does Samsung's new HW-K850 justify its billing? - What Hi-Fi has given its verdict
A new review of the HW-K850 Dolby Atmos soundbar from Samsung by What Hi-Fi. The HW-K850's price at the time of the review was £900. In summary What Hi-Fi believes that the HW-K850 merits 3 stars.

■ Positive points were: Deep bass - Expansive sound - Smooth tone - Solid soundstage.

■ The HW-K850's weaknesses were its: Needs more midrange subtlety and precision - Not dynamically powerful enough - Bass could be more responsive.

What Hi-Fi summarises the HW-K850 as "Ultimately, the Samsung HW-K850 sits between the rock and a hard place of the Yamaha YSP-5600 and the Dali Kubik One. If you're set on having Dolby Atmos from a soundbar, then save your money for the more expensive, but notably more capable, Yamaha. For those looking for just a solid soundbar, the award-winning Dali comes in at the same price point. The K850 can deliver a huge scale sound that's full of low-frequency force, but it's not precise, dynamic, or subtle enough to be recommended ahead of the competition.".

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