Samsung HW-JM6000C Curved Soundbar – Complete Review
If you have a flat screen Ultra HD TV, you may have noticed a slight mismatch between its audio and high-resolution video. This is because most flat-screen TVs do not have enough space for heavy duty speakers. Their displays are too slim to accommodate large tweeter and woofer cones. As a result, their audio may sometimes sound a little abrasive and have a metallic ring to it.
However, there’s a way to fix your TV’s sound. All you need is a soundbar. Yes! A soundbar is a specialized speaker system that takes over your TV’s speakers to deliver high-definition surround sound. It makes movies more entertaining, music more nuanced and sports more exciting.
Soundbars can be straight or curved. Among curved soundbars, the Samsung HW-JM6000C is a leading product. It is a 6.1-channel 300W speaker bar that uses advanced decoding and Surround Sound Expansion to deliver full-spectrum space-filling audio throughout the house. Let us analyze its features, design and sound profile in a little more detail.
Complete Features Of Samsung HW-JM6000C Curved Soundbar :
Design and Technology :
The HW-JM6000C Samsung curved soundbar is a 6.1 channel sound system with a peak power output of 300W. It has a slender and low-profile body with vented enclosure. It houses six drivers with integrated active amplifiers. The subwoofer is active and wireless and connects with the bar via Bluetooth. It is fitted with a large 7-inch woofer that punches out reverberating bass. The cabinet is black in color and has a lustrous brushed finish. An aluminum grille runs the length of the bar covering the side and front panels. The grille is clamped tightly between the top and bottom panels of the bar. Discreet buttons for power, input selection and volume are provided on top of the bar in the centre. An illuminated display just beneath the grille in the middle of the bar shows selected inputs and volume levels. The soundbar is space-efficient is nature. It is unobtrusive and nestles snugly under the TV on the wall or on a table top. The HW-JM6000C has wired and wireless connectivity. It has built-in Bluetooth and is compatible with all iOS and Android devices. It has Bluetooth Audio Streaming which means you can play songs on music streaming app like Spotify and Pandora on your smart phone. You can also use the soundbar as a speaker system for playing songs on your Bleutooth-enabled gadget like tablets, desktop, laptops and iPods. Accessing the HW-JM6000C is real easy. With a single touch you can get the bar up and running. Just select the soundbar on your phone’s Bluetooth for pairing and start playing music. The device can also be paired via Bluetooth with your Samsung flat-screen TV. This feature, known as TV SoundConnect, is available only on select Samsung TVs. Please check compatibility before going in for a purchase. The HW-JM6000C soundbar is Energy Star certified. It has Anynet+ (HDMI – CEC) technology which lets you control the bar using your Samsung TV remote (check compatibility). In fact, you can control all the devices linked with the bar with a single remote. The soundbar can also be controlled via Samsung Audio Remote App supported by both Apple and Android phones. The app has controls for power, play/pause, repeat, volume, mute, source, sound effect, woofer, and song change. For wired connectivity the speaker bar has HDMI ARC input and output, optical input, USB port, 3.5mm AUX input and Auto Power link. The soundbar has 3D Video Pass. Dimensions of the soundbar are: 42.4” x 1.9” x 5.1”. It weighs 5.3 lbs. The sub measures: 17.8” x 13.2” x 6.1”. It weighs 15 lbs. The package includes the bar, the sub, a remote control with battery, an audio optical cable, HDMI cable, mounting hardware and a user manual.
Sound Quality :
The Samsung HW-JM6000C soundbar has six powerful active drivers with amplification. The wireless subwoofer is also powered by an inbuilt amp. Together the bar and sub duo crank out serious high-definition audio for the best home cinema experience. And because the soundbar and the sub connect wirelessly through Bluetooth, you have the liberty to install the sub anywhere you wish to create optimum bass. The HW-JM6000C Samsung curved wireless soundbar uses Surround Sound Expansion to spread sound waves sideways and upwards. The idea is to completely envelop the viewer(s) from the sides and from two feet above for the ultimate surround sound effect. Thanks to SSE, even the remotest corners of the room receive spacious and clear audio. Vocal are more intelligible, music richer and action packed scenes more impactful. For audio processing, the HW-JM6000C has Dolby Digital 2 channel and DTS 2 channel. Both these audio formats offer 5.1 channel home theatre sound playable through external surround speakers. The soundbar also has HDMI ARC connectivity. This is a useful feature which facilitates the transmission of high-resolution audio and video signals over a single cable between the TV and the soundbar. Additionally, the soundbar has Crystal Amp Plus Pro which removes distortions and interferences to make sound clearer and more detailed. The HW-JM6000C has four sound modes: Movie, Music, Sport and Clear Voice. The modes give you accurate sound, balancing the audio with the video content. Frequency response of the bar is 20Hz to 20kHz. Audio formats supported by the soundbar are: MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV and OGG.
Key features :
- 1 channel 300W curved soundbar with.
- Wireless active subwoofer with 7-inch woofer cone.
- Surround Sound Expansion.
- Dolby Digital 2 channel and DTS 2 channel.
- Inbuilt Bluetooth, Bluetooth Audio Streaming.
- TV SoundConnect.
- Can be controlled via Samsung Audio Remote App.
- Anynet+ (HDMI – CEC).
- Crystal Amp Plus Pro.
- 4 sound modes.
- Includes remote control.
- Wall and shelf mountable.
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