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Samsung HW-J355 Soundbar Review

Samsung knows sound, and the Samsung HW-J355 soundbar provides superior sound quality no matter what your taste is. It is compatible with many devices and offers exceptional features. Let’s take a look at what this soundbar can do for you.

Pros

  • 120 watts of power
  • 37-inches with 2.1 channels
  • Bluetooth supported
  • Flexible placement
  • Multiple inputs
  • Wireless remote included
  • Has a compatible app
  • Wireless subwoofer
  • Very affordable price
  • Comes with optical cable

Cons

  • Might not be super loud

Design

The soundbar is a relatively large size, which means it would need a larger TV and a larger space, but you can also expect more power from the subwoofer. However, the larger device can also make placement a little difficult but the sound quality will surpass all these inconveniences.

Even for a larger soundbar, the weight at around 4-5 pounds is exceptionally light. The lightweight soundbar will further enforce ease when it comes to placement and installation. Feel free to move it from room to room if necessary.

Features

3D Sound Plus

Although this particular Samsung soundbar does not have surround sound features, it does simulate it. So for a more affordable price, you too can enjoy surround sound with a few simple tricks. 

The surround sound doesn’t only amplify the sound, but they also provide clear voice tech, which enhances the speech of the content played. So if you are someone who struggles to make out certain words, this could be very helpful.

Bluetooth Connection

Bluetooth helps with decluttering your setup. Having unsightly wires running from the wall to your TV is not the optimal look we all want to go for. The Bluetooth supported connection also gives you the freedom to stream your content from your phone and enjoy the sound the soundbar can provide.

Input Connections

The more connections a device has, the more chances there are of your new sound device being compatible with your TV and other attachments. The inputs include Bluetooth, SUB, TV, and optical cables.

Remote Control

The Samsung HW-J355 comes with its own remote control for any sort of customization you need for the sound. The mobile app that you can download can also be used to control the soundbar just in case you ever misplace it.

High Power

The HW-J355 soundbar from Samsung packs a powerful punch in terms of power. You are looking at a strong 120 watts [1] with it split down the middle at 60 and 60 with one going to the soundbar and one for the wireless subwoofer. This will give you the rich and expansive sound you are looking for.

2.1 Channels

The numbers here reflect the number of channels and subwoofers your new soundbar has. The first number is the number of channels (or how many points of sound emission your soundbar has) and the latter number is the number of subwoofers.

With a 2.1 channel soundbar, you are getting two channels (left and right) with one subwoofer.

Although the number is very common, others dare to take it higher. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 is but one proof.

Rich Bass

The external sub produces rich bass, and at 60 dB, you can expect explosive sound with a deep and rumbling bass that you didn’t have before with just regular TV speakers. 

Aside from the wireless sub, there are also built-in subwoofers within the soundbar itself that provide unmatchable bass to go with the external sub. The result is low and thundering bass.

DTS and Dolby Digital Decoder

We all know DTS and Dolby Digital to be industry-leading technologies when it comes to sound quality. The fact that your soundbar has the DTS and Dolby Digital decoder means your device has the ability to process superior sound from these two technologies.

Sound Quality

With the above-mentioned decoders and the external subwoofer, you already know you are getting superior sound. But with only a 10% harmonic distortion from the subwoofer even at higher volumes, the Samsung HW-J355 soundbar is one of the top choices.

Sound Effects/Sound Modes

The sound effects or sound modes are what tunes the audio settings to suit the content. On this Samsung HW-J355 soundbar, you get more than just a few of them. Get ready to enjoy content in standard, Voice, Music, Cinema (movie), and night modes for a sound that suits your needs.

USB Support

The Samsung HW-J355 soundbar supports USB devices that could have your favorite tracks and podcasts saved. These external storage devices can work easily with your new soundbar.

Easy Setup

The setup of the Samsung HW-J355 soundbar is easy enough as it supports you in the process. You have all you need right out of the box and the user manual is on-hand and ready to assist you if you encounter any problems.

The wall mount hardware and kit comes with your purchase as well in case you do decide to mount it on the wall instead of placing it on a shelf or entertainment unit.

Price

The amount you need to shell out for this particular soundbar is also quite reasonable for all the features it provides. You should get ready for long-term expansive sound with this particular soundbar.

Warranty

The product also comes with a limited 1-year warranty to promise the highest quality to consumers. If there are issues with your new soundbar, the manufacturer will do their part to solve the problem.

Energy Star Certified

The Samsung HW-J355 soundbar is Energy Star certified. This means that the product itself is built to adhere to standards set by the EPA. Having this assurance can inform you whether or not your soundbar is built to be better than the rest.

A product with this certification further puts the consumer’s mind at ease about the quality and longevity of their purchase.

Samsung HW-J355 Review Conclusion

The Samsung HW-J355 provides enhanced sound and deep rich bass with customizable sound modes to give you the best home theater experience. While the Samsung HW-J355 soundbar doesn’t provide true surround sound, you won’t notice the difference with the 3D sound plus technology that does the same job.

Not to mention the affordable price of this soundbar that affords you all the luxuries of a more high-end and expensive one, just like the Samsung HW-MM55C soundbar.

Willie Greer

Willie Greer is the founder of The Product Analyst. A cinephile, he has made it a personal quest to achieve the awesomest home theater possible. He now shares what he has learned through the years on the site, and has enlisted the help of tech-savvy colleagues in providing more insight about today’s most sought-after gadgets.
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