Samsung HW-T550 2.1ch Soundbar with 3D Surround Sound

Model: HW-T550/ZA UPC: 887276390604 Item: 174528

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Take your audio to the next level with 3D virtual surround sound and powerful wireless bass. Optimized sound for an immersive TV-viewing experience.


  • The powerful 3D surround sound of DTS Virtual:X turns your living room into a theater.
  • Connect two different mobile devices at the same time with Bluetooth Multi-Connection.
  • Deep, rich bass with a wireless subwoofer
  • Use Game Mode to boost your gaming experience with clear directional sound.
  • Control both your Samsung TV and soundbar with the Samsung OneRemote.

3D Virtual Surround Sound

The captivating experience of Dolby Audio & DTS turns your living room into a theatre. Sounds are rich and robust creating a 3D surround sound experience. Feel like you’re part of the scene with sharp, realistic sound, so you hear them exactly how they are supposed to be heard.

Bluetooth Multi-Connection

You and a friend can both stream your playlists directly to your soundbar, conveniently switching between the two phones without disconnecting.

Wireless Subwoofer

Feel the action and the beat of the music with the rich bass from the wireless subwoofer.

Game Mode

Boost your gaming experience with highly directional sound. Game Mode intuitively makes real time adjustments to the sound based on what’s happening in your game.


HDMI ports connect all your inputs in one place for optimized sound quality. 1 HDMI In and 1 HDMI Out.


Your soundbar detects what you’re watching and automatically optimizes the sound setting for the best experience.

Samsung OneRemote

Control both your Samsung TV and soundbar with the Samsung OneRemote.

Wireless Surround-Sound Ready

Wirelessly connect to rear speakers for an enhanced cinematic experience.

Wall Mount Kit Included

Mount your soundbar with the included kit.



  • Dimensions (H x W x D):
    • Soundbar: 33.9" x 2.2" x 3.4"
    • Subwoofer: 7.9 x 13.8 x 11.4
  • Weight:
    • Soundbar: 4.63 lb
    • Subwoofer: 11.02 lb
  • Number of Channels: 2.1ch
  • Total Wattage: 320W
  • Dolby Digital 2ch
  • DTS 2.0ch
  • Compatible With SWA-8500S
  • AV Decoding:
    • MP3
    • WMA
    • AAC
    • OGG
    • FLAC
    • WAV
    • AIFF
  • Connectivity:
    • HDMI In (1)/Out (1)
    • Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth Multi Connection
    • Digital Audio Input

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • Soundbar
  • Subwoofer
  • Remote Controller
  • Wall Mount Kit


Customer Reviews for Samsung HW-T550 2.1ch Soundbar with 3D Surround Sound

3.1 / 5.0
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Rated 1 out of 5
very poor sound quality for TV audio
i bought this for a few reasons: price, looks, samsung loyalty. i am running optical and the audio quality is really terrible. sounds like a tin can, and cannot understand tv conversation audio. i tried all the adjustments both presents and manual, different input sources, everything. it still sounds terrible. also interfaces poorly with a samsung frame tv. only turns on half the time and doesn't always turn off the tv speakers (no hard override on frame, which is obnoxious). i have an older samsung sounds bar i love, but this one doesn't live up to the name. buy another brand or you will regret it.
April 23, 2021
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Rated 1 out of 5
HDMI ARC is buggy and unreliable
i bought this soundbar to go with a samsung tv. i connected the tv and soundbar with the included hdmi cable to both hdmi arc ports then a roku ultra to another hdmi port. the tv kept turning off when watching streaming on the roku. i ended up having to use the optical connection from the tv to the soundbar to finally reduce (but not eliminate) the flakiness and unwanted behavior. my old sony bravia tv and soundbar never had any problem like this. afther this and the smartthings-adt debacle where samsung is going to brick the hub, i am done with samsung products.
March 8, 2021
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Rated 3 out of 5
Disappointing Sound Quality
i purchased this for use in my bedroom. although this soundbar is an improvement over the internal speakers on the televison, the overall sound quality is disappointing. the soundbar lacks crisp clear sound and the audio seems muffled. the subwoofer is not very powerful and also lacks definition. the sound quality issues aren’t helped by the lack of adjustment options. all this soundbar comes with is a treble and bass control. that’s it. no balance or fade adjustments. no mid-range adjustments. no way to adjust bass on the subwoofer independently of the soundbar. i’m not willing to risk buying the rear surround speakers although they may help.

overall, i am disappointed in this and if i hadn’t already tossed the box, i would return this.
January 10, 2021
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Rated 2 out of 5
Disappointed -
the reason i bought the soundbar was to improve the "standard" sound of my samsung t8200 tv. i found the "standard" amplified option on my tv is far better than the sound options on the soundbar. the only option is the dts option is which seems to be louder than the standard tv sound. very disappointed. not sure will keep it or return it.
January 10, 2021
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Rated 3 out of 5
Sub cuts out
subwoofer has a very spotty connection. should have known that getting something with wireless technology wouldn't work properly. not worth the money
January 2, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing product and modern desing.
little by little i'm purchasing all my electronics from samsung, i'm extremely happy with this soundbar and all the other samsung products i own, i totally recommend this.
December 17, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Superb “budget” soundbar.
this is my first soundbar, and i must say, i am very impressed.
the sound is very rich and there is even a “surround sound” effect depending on the settings you choose. the quality you get with this soundbar at the price you get it for is really hard to beat. my friend has a 150 dollar samsung soundbar (not sure which model), and it comes nowhere close to the quality of this system. not only is the soundbar terrific quality, but it comes with a huge, booming subwoofer to give you a real theatrical experience in the comfort of your own home. as a bonus, if you have a samsung t.v. it has extra features.
if you are looking for a “budget” soundbar (under $300) that has top-notch sound quality, look no further.
December 15, 2020
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Rated 1 out of 5
NO AUX! BT Laggy, not great for projectors/fireTV
would give this a 0 if i could as there is a lag on the sound for bluetooth with my brand new projector. you'd think by now we'd have this down. but samsung removed the old faithful aux cord input for some reason and firetv/projectors don't have digital outputs and the hdmi setup wouldn't work so i'm forced to use bluetooth.

now the words don't match the lips on my shows which is super annoying!

customer service for this was horrible as well (note there's separate tech support and sales support).

the sound is good for music and it was auto-starting/connecting to my projector which is nice but with this lag it doesn't matter.

this has created a lifelong samsung hater and detractor.
October 29, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
i like it. i have it set up as my patio audio system. good price point and adequate sound for my use case. only conplaint is that it does not support wi-fi/smartthings to use with other smart devices. still satisfied with my purchase
October 20, 2020
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Rated 3 out of 5
Great product but frustrated
first, the sound bar and subwoofer sound amazing! i have no problem with the quality of the product.

but i checked the manuals for both it and my tv and i cannot figure out how to make it stop coming on automatically.

i don’t want it to come on all the time. i’m also a little confused about the updates. i think it has to be done through usb but it would be nice to be able to do it through bluetooth.

i’ve sent several emails but can’t get anyone to respond and it is impossible to get anyone on the phone or chat.
August 12, 2020
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