Samsung has made quite a deal of progress in the last couple of years with their sound bars, and earned some street cred along the way. The Samsung K950 with its Dolby Atmos capability won its share of fans and was a strong seller for us at Deals King.
Samsung has now announced a pair of successors in the N950 and N850 which support both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio formats.
These new Samsung 2018 model sound bars were engineered at Samsung's Audio Lab in Los Angeles. The N950 and N850 are streamlined soundbars that are capable of delivering 7.1.4 and 5.1.2 sound, using an array of multiple built-in speakers,including upward and side-firing speakers located on either end of the soundbar. These speakers are supported by dedicated amplifiers, a wide range tweeter, a sub-woofer, and in the case of the N950, two wireless rear speakers.
The Samsung N950 sound bar is supported by two additional wireless speakers, which although needing their own power source, are able to communicate with the soundbar via a dedicated Wi-Fi module in the device. Samsung's N950 sound bar boasts a total of 17 combined speakers, while the N850 features 13 speakers altogether.
Each of the new Samsung soundbars is capable of playing Hi-Res HD Audio, and because they feature UHQ 32-bit audio up-scaling functionality, these sound bars can deliver room-filling sound regardless of the source.
Samsung's N950 will have an introductory recommended retail price of $1,999, while the Samsung N850 will be $1,499 RRP. The N950 and N850 will be available from early August and can be pre-ordered at special price from Deals King.