This hwj-250 Samsung soundbar was just what my new Samsung 32" smart tv needed to improve the sound quality. Took about 5 min. to hookup and the sound is awesome compared to the tinny tv speakers. Hooked it up using the supplied optical cable and it is very cool. Dig it!
The 2.1 channel Samsung Air track sound bar is relatively inexpensive for the amount of value and quality sound it possesses. There aren't really any memorable features that come to mind except for the "3D sound Movie/Music" equalizers that when set at 6+, the subwoofer can make any media make you feel like you're in a cinema. I honestly don't even feel or hear the kind of bass this thing pumps out in theaters, which pretty much makes me favor watching movies at home rather than going out to -- sad but true. The design is really the only flaw in this product. The older Samsung sound bar model was designed with open speakers, fewer tweeters, bigger mids, and had a larger watt subwoofer. The current model looks like it was downsized for whatever reason and was given an annoying lint and dust magnet covering over the speakers. However, the Air track is a lot thinner and disguises itself well in the dark and in most media centers. Although some of us prefer ingenuity over economic acumen, I have had no problems whatsoever with quality of sound or any kind of distortion, no matter how high I put the volume. A digital optical audio cable would have been nice, considering it's needed universally for the sound bar, kind of chintzy I had to shell out $25 more dollars just to use the thing . Overall, good but not great.