Samsung HW-KM36 Review — Dependable Sound Bar System For Your Home Theater

Samsung HW-K36 Review

Thanks to modern-day technology, brands have produced several high quality soundbar systems that can deliver an immersive audio experience. 

However, the availability of these soundbars has left many buyers contemplating which sound bar system is the most suitable for their home theater.

Thankfully, here, in this Samsung HW-KM36 review, our experts will discuss an excellent soundbar system that will fit your home theater.

Pros

Cons

Samsung HW-KM36 Design

This Samsung soundbar system has an impressive design, though not different from previous Samsung soundbar models like the HW-Q900T or the HW-Q950T. The soundbar measures 35.7 inches x 2.1 inches x 2.8 inches and weighs 3.3lbs. On the other hand, the subwoofer is 6.1 inches in width, 11.8 inches in height, 11.5 inches in depth, and weighs approximately 6.4 lbs.

The soundbar is mostly plastic, with few portions covered in fabric for more durability. There are several openings on the soundbar for connecting to external devices, such as USB, audio line-in, etc. By the side, you can find controls like power on/off and volume controls.

Noticed a ‘D’ at the back of your soundbar? Know what D stands for in a Samsung soundbar here

Features of the Samsung HW-KM36

Sound Quality

Our experts were utterly impressed with the quality sound delivery of the Samsung HW-KM36 soundbar system. It produces a well-balanced sound with an incredible bass quality similar to the Blackweb Soundbar, thanks to the 3-ohm low impedance and integrated audio amplifier [1].

The soundbar system is stereo, meaning that you’ll listen to sounds and instruments as they are played, with minimal distortions. In addition to that, the sound is loud, as the soundbar produces an exceptional 130W nominal RMS output power.

This soundbar system has built-in decoders, such as DTS Digital Surround, DTS decoder, Dolby Digital that supports AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, and WMA audio formats. That means the soundbar system will work correctly with external devices that support such formats.

Samsung HW-KM36 Subwoofer

Unlike Denon Home Soundbar without  a subwoofer, the Samsung HW-KM36 has its own. The wireless subwoofer of the Samsung HW-KM36 equally delivers an excellent sound output. The power output is 35W, with 6 Ohm impedance and 10% harmonic distortion, guaranteeing an immersive audio experience.

Wireless Connectivity

The beauty of this soundbar system is that it offers both wired and wireless connectivity technology. The device comes with TV SoundConnect technology that enables you to connect the soundbar system to a compatible TV via Bluetooth for more exact sound output.

You can also connect the soundbar system wirelessly to compatible devices like your smartphone via Bluetooth to enjoy a clutter-free, seamless audio experience.

Pairing the soundbar with a device is super easy, as our experts got everything up and running in a few minutes.

You can also play music via the wired option. The included USB cable lets you connect a device for an unlimited music listening experience.

For other soundbars with wired and wireless connectivity, the 3-channel Samsung HW-A650 soundbar is a smart choice. 

Connections

As previously stated in this Samsung HW-KM36 review, the soundbar system includes numerous connection types, such as USB, audio line-in, digital audio input, 3.5mm audio jack, etc. You can easily connect your device, such as TV featuring either 1080p or 1440p resolution, home theater, to the Samsung soundbar via these connections cables.

Controls

The soundbar includes an easy to operate remote control just like the universal remotes of Sonos Arc and Bose 700. The remote allows you to access functions and programs on the soundbar system.

However, suppose you are looking for a more convenient method of controlling the soundbar system. In that case, Samsung includes an innovative way of doing that with your mobile phone or tablet, which our experts loved about the product.

With the Samsung Audio Remote app, you don’t need to manually control or adjust the settings via the buttons on the soundbar, as you can do that remotely via the app on your mobile phone. That promotes convenience and ease of use.

The app is compatible with all Android devices, and setting it up on your mobile phone or tablet is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is download the app on your mobile phone and follow the prompts.

Samsung HW-KM36 Setup

Our team of experts found the Samsung HW-KM36 soundbar extremely convenient to set up, thanks to the included comprehensive user’s manual and wall mount kit.

Though our experts didn’t like that the device we tested didn’t come with any mounting screws, it included mounting brackets and other accessories. It took less than ten minutes to mount it on the wall, further suggesting how convenient it is to set up the soundbar.

Price

Samsung HW-KM36 comes at a low-budget price. Comparatively, it’s one of the most inexpensive options in the market, which is a big plus for users who demand a good quality soundbar and subwoofer audio systems at an incredibly affordable price.

Samsung HW-KM36 Review Conclusion

No doubt, Samsung HW-KM36 is an excellent soundbar with excellent features that would make the right choice for your home theater.

This Samsung HW-KM36 review has proven this compact soundbar a highly dependable option, with its impressive, durable design for more prolonged use and exceptional sound delivery to maximize the user’s listening experience.

The virtual surround sound effect is fantastic, and the addition of wireless options makes the device a must-have for optimal comfort and ease of use. Furthermore, its low-budget price is applaudable.

Writer

Willie Greer
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.