Samsung HW-J250 2 – Decent sound for the price

Good solid build much improved all round sound quality compared. Good solid build much improved all round sound quality compared to the televisions own speakers. Very satisfied with this products performance so far.

Ok so this is my first sound bar looks great sounds awesome literally took me two minutes to set. Ok so this is my first sound bar looks great sounds awesome literally took me two minutes to set up via bluetooth if i had known wall brackets were included it would be on the wall by now for the price you’ve got a great sound bar.

Good but annoying in places. Just to confirm, mine didn’t come with an optical cable, but any toslink cable will do. I am using it with my ue32f5000 samsung tv which doesn’t have tv soundshare capability. It would be helpful if samsung made it clear which tvs can do this. That leaves you with a choice of 3. 5mm jack (which does allow use of the tv volume and mute buttons) or optical (which doesn’t). If using the optical cable you will probably want to turn off the tv speakers using the tv menu (set external speaker under sound settings). Due to the lack of display it’s often difficult to tell what the soundbar is doing. There is a firmware update on the samsung website but there seems to be no way to find out what firmware is installed or indeed if you have upgraded the firmware successfully. There are also no release notes to say what the new firmware is supposed to do differently. Here are the specifications for the Samsung HW-J250 2:

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  • Enjoy more detailed and powerful sound
  • Experience clearer vocal performance
  • Surround yourself with cinematic sound

The bluetooth alone is fantastic and i can control the music as well as. Note that this does not come with an optical cable – you need to purchase this separately. Impressed otherwise with the quality of this speaker, for the price you pay it is superb, bass is a little dampened down but that’s to be expected of a price point such as this. If bass is important to you then perhaps consider an alternative. But this packs a powerful punch. The bluetooth alone is fantastic and i can control the music as well as clearly hear it around the house.

Much quicker than expected (took 2 days ) which was great. Took about 1 minute to set up ( i have a samsung tv ) great sound. Watched a movie and was perfect. You can change the level of base and sound effects. It’s a great size and unimposing underneath the tv. I originally thought i would only use it for watching movies, but i think i will watch all tv through it. I used an optical lead from it to my tivo box and hey presto all set upgreat service from hughes ltd definitely recommend it.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Decent sound for the price
  • Good within its limitations
  • Excellent sound bar

I am very pleased with this product. It’s very easy to set up, but you will need to purchase an optical tos cable separately. The clarity of the sound is great with voices coming over very clearly even on lower volumes. I purchased this to replace a standard surround sound system and its really nice to be able to watch an action movie without the base making the windows rattle. Having said that the sound is rich and a great improvement on the inbuilt tv speakers. The only criticism is that the sound bar doesn’t have a hdmi input so it can’t be controlled with your existing tv remote and doesn’t display volume levels on the tv screen.

Superb sound with blue-tooth too.

Got my speakers going through using the earphone socket, the sub woofer control does nothing, and as far as i can see is non existent i have to reset the volume control each time i switch the unit on as it does not stay set in place. Sound quality is better than i had coming out of my tv, but i wished i had gone for a more expensive one as i do not feel this one is good value for money; disappointing.

Got my speakers going through using the earphone socket, the sub woofer control does nothing, and as far as i can see is non existent i have to reset the volume control each time i switch the unit on as it does not stay set in place. Sound quality is better than i had coming out of my tv, but i wished i had gone for a more expensive one as i do not feel this one is good value for money; disappointing.

This has definitely improved the sound on my samsung ue32h5500 but it took a while to work out how to control the volume using the existing tv remote. The bar doesn’t come with an hdmi port which supports arc which would make the bar work with the existing control via the tv. I called samsung to try and work out how to control the volume and they said it wasn’t possible. 5mm into the headphone jaxk and the other end into the 3. 5mm jack on the sound bar this kills the tv speakers and allows you to use the existing tv remote to control the volume. You still have to set the desired overall volume of the sound bar using the supplied remote or the buttons on the unit. Over all it’s good, but i’m disappointed that it has limited connectivity.

Bought the digital optical cable separately as i didn’t think there was one in there, but it was provided. (even though i didn’t need it anyway)plugged in and it connected to my 50 inch tv straight away using no cables. Ipad music also connects via bluetooth.

Great product made a huge difference to tv.

Bought this from hughes direct & am very pleased. Great quality for the money. However there were connection problems with our tv. These were resolved by paul from hughes customer services who deserves a gold medal. Quick, courteous, patient and knowlegable.

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  1. I have this soundbar , it’s brilliant it is wireless also, if you have a samsung tv with soundconnect on the settings it will connect automatically. And only need one remote for the sound. It also has other connections for opitcal cable. The sound quality is brill, better then the volume of my tv without the soundbar.
    1. I have this soundbar , it’s brilliant it is wireless also, if you have a samsung tv with soundconnect on the settings it will connect automatically. And only need one remote for the sound. It also has other connections for opitcal cable. The sound quality is brill, better then the volume of my tv without the soundbar.
  2. We already had a samsung television and thought a samsung sound bar should work fairly well. When i hooked it up i was a little apprehensive, having read the instructions. But then, i didn’t have to do anything, the sound bar did it all, connected (bluetooth) and was up and working in literally seconds.
    1. We already had a samsung television and thought a samsung sound bar should work fairly well. When i hooked it up i was a little apprehensive, having read the instructions. But then, i didn’t have to do anything, the sound bar did it all, connected (bluetooth) and was up and working in literally seconds.
  3. This review is from : Samsung HW-J250 2.2 Sound Bar – Black

    Intentionally went for a sound bar without an additional speaker.
    1. Good sound, turns up more than loud enough. Discrete, good sound, turns up more than loud enough.
      1. Good sound, turns up more than loud enough. Discrete, good sound, turns up more than loud enough.
  4. Great product for the price excellent sound easy to install, do not buy optical audio cable before delivery as i did as their was one provided.
  5. This review is from : Samsung HW-J250 2.2 Sound Bar – Black

    Great product for the price excellent sound easy to install, do not buy optical audio cable before delivery as i did as their was one provided.
    1. Good within its limitations. This was bought to replace a denon soundbase which developed a “popping” problem. It was easy to connect to my samsung tv and does what is expected. My only regret is that it cannot be controlled through the tv remote, even though this is also samsung, but i was aware of this from reviews i read before purchasing.
  6. This review is from : Samsung HW-J250 2.2 Sound Bar – Black

    Good within its limitations. This was bought to replace a denon soundbase which developed a “popping” problem. It was easy to connect to my samsung tv and does what is expected. My only regret is that it cannot be controlled through the tv remote, even though this is also samsung, but i was aware of this from reviews i read before purchasing.
  7. This review is from : Samsung HW-J250 2.2 Sound Bar – Black

    Great sounding sound bar plenty of bass. Got mine from argos delivery was quicker.
  8. This review is from : Samsung HW-J250 2.2 Sound Bar – Black

    Good product for the money if you want more will cost to move up market, it is what is.
    1. I had a samsung sound system that was way too complicated and i didn’t get the best out of it at all. But this sound bar is much much better, much more simple and easy to use and the sound is really good. I use it every time i turn the tv on now.
      1. I had a samsung sound system that was way too complicated and i didn’t get the best out of it at all. But this sound bar is much much better, much more simple and easy to use and the sound is really good. I use it every time i turn the tv on now.