Small format with big performance: Samsung’s new sound bar is finally available

Announced at CES 2022, the Samsung HW-S800B soundbar is finally available for sale. Its peculiarity? High-end performance in an extremely small package.

Soundbars were already a first-choice solution for enjoying surround sound with minimal space. This year, Samsung is doing even better with its new benchmark, the HW-S800B, which measures just 1.5 inches tall. A feat that allows you to enjoy quality spatialized sound from a device that could not be more discreet.

To celebrate the launch of its new soundbar model, the Korean manufacturer is sending us a generous offer. Launched at a price of 749 euros, the Samsung HW-S800B benefits from a discount its price at 599 euros.

infallible finesse

In 2022, you won’t find a more discreet soundbar than the Samsung HW-S800B. At 3.8 cm high and 3.9 cm deep, it can be discreetly placed in front of a TV without the risk of obscuring the image. Beyond these dimensions, the sober and careful design of this sound bar gives it a sobriety that will not spoil the decoration of your interior.

The Samsung HW-S800B soundbar // Source: Samsung

The Samsung HW-S800B comes with a subwoofer that benefits from the same attention to design. To top it off, it’s wireless, so you can place it wherever you want, without lugging around a long, unsightly cable.

A surround sound experience for movies

Despite its small size, the Samsung HW-S800B has a total of 10 speakers. A configuration that offers a reproduction of 3.1.2 channels: three channels for horizontal spatialization, another two for vertical spatialization and one last for bass. This way you can hear sounds coming from the ceiling or from the sides, even if the device is facing you.

This is the ideal configuration to enjoy the best sound immersion, with surround sound. Especially since the Samsung HW-S800B supports audio formats surround Virtual DTS:X and Dolby Atmos.

Added bonus, the latter can work wirelessly: you don’t need to connect your soundbar via HDMI to your TV to enjoy it. An innovation that only works with Samsung’s high-end TVs from 2022.

Something to liven up your evenings

In 2022, a good sound bar doesn’t just deliver audio from your TV. With its HW-S800B, Samsung multiplies the entry points to listen to music in the easiest way possible. In addition to traditional Bluetooth support, there’s also Chromecast, AirPlay 2, and Spotify Connect integration. You can transfer your favorite song playback from your smartphone to the sound bar with the push of a button.

Samsung HW-S800B 3 Soundbar
The Samsung HW-S800B soundbar // Source: Samsung

Samsung smartphone owners will also be pleased to find the manufacturer’s Tap Sound functionality. Simply place your phone on the sound bar and music playback will switch between devices.

A price drop on the occasion of the launch

If Samsung has worked hard to reduce the size of its new sound bar, it has not been at the cost of sacrificing sound quality and connectivity. The Samsung HW-S800B is a decidedly high-end reference, but it nonetheless benefits from a good introductory discount. Deducting the discount of 150 euros, the Samsung HW-S800B drops to the price of 599 euros.

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