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Question Confused buying soundbar Yamaha ATS-1050BL Vs Samsung HW-HM45C

Hi,

I am looking to buy sound bar under 200$. I don't need loud sound or need high volume. I just want to enjoy Rock music on decent volume.
I want my speakers to give good bass for music on decent volume. (not super loud)
I went to costco and found two fitting in my range : Yamaha ATS-1050BL Vs Samsung HW-HM45C
I listened to both and confused between buying. Both are pretty much same price
Yamaha has integrated subwoofer whereas samsung separate. Samsung has 300W and Yamaha has 120W and there might be other difference I might not be aware of

Can you please suggest buying between two or if there is another option you can suggest within my range and needs?

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-06-2016, 09:33 AM
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The soundbar with the separate subwoofer should sound better than the one without.

But if I were you, I'd just buy either a pair of powered speakers like the JBL LSR305, or a cheap amp with a pair of cheap speakers, such as the Dayton B652 at $50/pair with a $150 receiver:

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The second option would allow you to have future expandibility, while the first option would be the easiest to set up.

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First, there is a dedicated forum area on AVS for soundbars. Best place to research and ask questions: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/195-soundbars/.

But I agree with zorba. Unless placement is a problem for a pair of speakers, I would skip the soundbar.

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I don't own one of these but I see it in the catalog that Parts Express sends out every few months for $199 - shipped IIRC. There are 35 reviews by owners of that sound bar and they all seem to really like it.

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