The modern user has become accustomed to the presence of wireless technologies And it is already difficult to accept annoying cable configurations when synchronizing two or more devices. So, the latest sound bars are adapting to this trend and it is now possible to completely forget about physical inputs and outputs in models such as Samsung HW-R450.
Samsung HW-R450 / ZF is a high-end soundbar that is presented as an elegant and high-quality option that makes use of Bluetooth connectivity to connect with both the subwoofer and the television itself. With a power of 200W, below we review the main specifications of this model:
Samsung HW-R450 Features
|Dimensions||907.5 x 53.5 x 70.5 mm / 181.5 x 343.0 x 272.0 mm|
|Weight||1.5 Kg / 4 Kg|
|Number of channels||2.1|
|Number of speakers||2|
|Decoding formats||AAC, MP3, WAV, OGG|
|Ports||1 x audio input, 1 x optical input, 1 x USB 2.0|
|Frequency range||43Hz ~ 20kHz|
|Special functions||Surround Sound Expansion, DTS Digital Surround, Game Mode, Samsung Audio Remote App|
|Power consumption in operation||15W (bar), 28W (subwoofer)|
|accessories||Soundbar, Remote Control, Wall Mount, Optical Cable, User Manual|
Continuous but quality design
Not much can be said about the creations of the South Korean giant that has not already been mentioned before, as this not only follows the same style over time but is not encouraged to be too innovative or original aesthetically. So, Samsung HW-R450 / ZG bets on the safe side and looks as it has already been appreciated in other sound bars in the catalog.
Nails on official dimensions of 907.5 x 53.5 x 70.5 mm and a weight of 1.5 kilograms, the sound bar is marketed in black and has a work on its surface with a lot of elegance and quality in its materials that makes it look good when sitting in front of the television.
In counterpart, the subwoofer has a total size of 181.5 x 343.0 x 272.0 mm and a weight of 4 kilograms, so it is not exactly the most comfortable to move or transport it around the home. Yes, the absence of cables between the two components allows the user to freely choose the ideal place in the room to place it without cables that impede the passage or are not well visible to the naked eye.
Optimized sound quality
As we indicated previously, Samsung HW-R450 consists of a 2.1 channel system and a power of 200W, that is to say, more than enough to enjoy all kinds of multimedia content, although it is clear that there are models in the Samsung catalog that far exceed the maximum levels.
Thinking of the video game-loving public, it is feasible to use the Game mode that improves the sound of favorite games. Auto setup optimizes audio settings for a seamless gaming experience, and noise cancellation technology eliminates distortions (It is compatible with Playstation 4 like Xbox One).
Likewise, the soundbar automatically analyzes the source and optimizes the audio track according to its specific content. This means an accurate appreciation of the effervescence of the public at a sporting event, the most intimate conversations in a movie without altering the rest of the ambient sound, the instrumental details in a concert of the favorite band, and so on.
Forgetting about cables
It is important to mention that Samsung HW-R450 / ZF does not include video inputs or outputs in its configuration, so to synchronize with televisions of other brands you must make use of a traditional audio input as well as an optical input. There is also a USB 2.0 input to play music files from external storage drives.
So, Users are recommended to complement this model with any new generation Samsung TV, since if it has Bluetooth support it will be able to send the sound in real time to the soundbar for an experience completely removed from physical connections.
Also, Bluetooth connectivity simplifies the playback of content stored on your phone, tablet or computer wirelessly at home, and your support for the Samsung Audio Remote application makes it possible to control the main functions of the bar and play your favorite music lists even if you don’t have the remote control handy.
Precisely on its remote control, logically a classic format is included with the purchase, although to avoid being surrounded by controls for different devices in the room it is possible control the basic actions of the bar from the same remote control of the Samsung TV.
Differences with Samsung HW-Q60R
Previously we have mentioned the details of Samsung HW-Q60R, a soundbar that has many points in common both in its design and in the wireless functionalities it has. Yes, its sound power almost doubles for those who want an experience similar to that of a movie theater.
So, while Samsung HW-R450 / ZG stays at 2.1 channels with 200W of power, the HW-Q60R model goes up to 5.1 channels and 360W. The latter also has an HDMI 2.0 input that allows it to be compatible with UHD televisions and with support for HDR technology. In general, a better option but with a logical higher price than normal.
Availability and price of Samsung HW-R450 / ZF
- Cable-free design
- Take advantage of Bluetooth connectivity
- USB input available
- Very good sound quality
- No video input / output
- No Wi-Fi connectivity