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Samsung HW-A60A Review: Immersive playback experience

Although the presence of an attractive design at first glance with high-class materials is always appreciated, without a doubt what the user expects when buying a new sound bar is that the audio quality is significantly optimized with respect to the TV’s own speakers. For example, one of those that offers the largest number of novelties in this field is the Samsung HW-A60A .

Samsung HW-A60A-ZF is a high-end sound bar that is responsible for combining up to seven speakers inside to achieve an immersive playback experience. In addition to this, its full range of wireless connections that include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and even AirPlay 2 make it easy to forget about wired configurations in between.

Surround and adaptive sound

Samsung HW-A60A has rounded edges

Starting with its internal composition, users have at their disposal an audio optimization oriented to the ability to hear the subtlest nuances, whether listening to your music enjoying movies full of action scenes. Through its side speakers and Samsung’s Acoustic Beam technology, it is much easier to create an environment that feels truly immersive .

On the other hand, Samsung HW-A60A has another integrated center speaker that constantly works to enhance dialogue in quieter scenes or in traditional TV programs, obtaining a balanced sound from one end to the other so that no type of conventional content is stay out.

The sound bars of the Korean manufacturer have an adaptive audio system, that is, they analyze the acoustic signal of origin and modify certain parameters of the audio in each scene without the user having to waste time modifying parameters on their own. This prevents users from having to raise the volume in order to clearly hear what is happening.

Finally, not everything is focused solely on movies or TV events, since a “music” mode is added to resemble the experience of a private concert in the tranquility of the house . When the mobile device contacts the sound bar, the latter is responsible for recognizing and optimizing the playback without losing audio quality while the party continues.

Compared to other options of the brand on sale, Samsung HW-T650 attracts attention by adding more sound power (340W) with a 3.1 channel system and a built-in subwoofer, although it falls short in the compatibility of available connections. , so it is up to each user to decide which aspect to give more relevance to.

Variety of connections available

Samsung HW-A60A-ZF syncs with phone when making physical contact

With regard to present connections, the physical inputs and outputs are focused on the classic HDMI standard to reproduce content from game consoles, multimedia players and even computers , although it is worth clarifying that it is not compatible with UHD or HDR resolutions, so the most recent TV’s will not be able to take full advantage of it if you do not want to make use of the wireless options.

Following the conventional standard, Bluetooth is present to synchronize in real time with the Samsung brand television in a matter of seconds , in addition to playing content from mobile devices that are in the same room.

Thus, the most distinctive thing for Samsung HW-A60A-ZF comes in the Wi-Fi connectivity that gives more autonomy so as not to depend on other external devices when playing online content, logically including popular streaming services as is the case. of the Spotify Connect function or even sync with other brand wireless speakers.

In the case of users of Apple devices, AirPlay 2 technology is not neglected in this model and it will allow you to easily play music and podcasts on the soundbar from any iPhone, iPad and Mac equipment that is handy cables in between.

If all this is not enough, the “Tap Sound” function makes it easy to share your favorite songs on your mobile by simply tapping the sound bar . It will vibrate when it recognizes the device and will automatically connect to play the same song.

PROS:

  • Good variety of wireless connections
  • Surround sound effects optimization
  • Adaptive audio technology

CONS:

  • No support for HDMI 2.0 (UHD TVs)
  • Sound power could be higher

 

Samsung HW-A60A Features

 

SAMSUNG HW-A60A
WEIGHT AND MEASUREMENTS
Size (W x H x D in mm) 764.0 x 68.0 x 125.0 mm
Net weight / kg) 3.0 kg
Colors Black
AUDIO SYSTEM
Number of loudspeakers 7
Sound technology Acoustic Beam
Audio support Dolby Digital 5.1
CONNECTORS
Connections 1 x HDMI In, 1 x HDMI Out, 1 x Optical In
Wireless connectivity Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, AirPlay2
Additional functions SmartThings App, Spotify Connect, Tap Sound
ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Power requirements 220-240V / 50Hz
Energy consumption 23W in operation

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