Samsung Soundbar HW-S40T Review: Full Specification with Subwoofer

The Samsung soundbar HW-S40T  2.0ch All-in-One Soundbar boasts an all-in-one soundbar. Samsung soundbar HW-S40T comes with an affordable price point at MSRP $180. Can it live up to its name to be an all-in-one soundbar at such a low price? Let’s find out in our review of the Samsung soundbar HW-S40T.

Samsung soundbar HW-S40T Review: Full Specification with subwoofer

Specification of  Samsung soundbar HW-S40T

  • Channel Configuration:  2.0
  • Product dimensions: 2.7 x 26.8 x 4.5 inches
  • Weight: 4.2 lbs. / 1.9 kg
  • Wireless Audio Protocol: Bluetooth Multi Connection
  • Bluetooth: TV Connection
  • Audio Decoding Codecs:  Dolby Audio
  • DTS: 2.0 Channel
  • Amplifier Output: 100 W
  • Subwoofer and Satellites: Type 2x Built-in woofers
  • Connectivity: 1x To slink Optical Input 1x USB Input

The Box 

  • Samsung HW-S40T Soundbar
  • Remote
  • Batteries for remote controller
  • Optical cable
  • Samsung Hue Lightstrip Extension 1m

Body Design & Build

The Samsung Soundbar HW-S40T stretches 2.7 x 26.8 x 4.5 inches and weighs a mere 4.2 lbs or 1.9 kg. The Soundbar only comes in black color which is perfect for types of interiors. The unit all features a sleek and premium fabric design with textile that is durable and fit for any interior. Designed to fit an entire sound system into a single soundbar, the Samsung Soundbar HW-S40T is equipped with 2 built-in woofers and tweeters to provide better lows and highs.

Control capacity

Located on top of the Samsung Soundbar HW-S40T are 4 simple buttons to control them . There is the power button, (-and +) signs for volume control as well as a button to select the input. A remote controller and battery are also shifted in the box for users to control the soundbar without getting up from the couch.

All Connectivity

The Samsung Soundbar HW-S40T boasts Bluetooth Multi Connection and Bluetooth TV Connection. With Bluetooth Multi Connection, you can connect up to 2 devices and switch between one other without going through the hassle of disconnecting and connecting another device. If your TV is balanced with Bluetooth connection, you can also connect it to the soundbar without the clutter of having cables all over the place and for easy convenience.

As for physical connections, a USB input is  obtainable for music playback and an optical input is available as well. An optical cable is also shifted in the box if Bluetooth connection is not available for your TV.

The audio decoding codecs for the Samsung Soundbar HW-S40T features Dolby Audio which allows for high quality audio to further enhance your viewing and listening experience.

Unfortunately for the Samsung Soundbar HW-S40T, one of the major drawbacks for this unit is that it lacks mainstream physical inputs, especially the HDMI input. The HDMI input is present in almost all of today’s TVs and with the absence of it from the soundbar, it may be quite a disadvantage for those who own TVs that don’t support Bluetooth or optical input.

But, if your TV does not support those connections and you are just looking for a decent one. Soundbar To fill your room with music, this unit is ideal for you.

Sound Performance 

With 2 built-in woofers and tweeters in the Samsung Soundbar  HW-S40T, the soundbar produces a grand out-of-the-box sound. Installing and setting up the soundbar is also very straightforward and simple, just plug in, turn it on and connect to your devices and you are best to go. But, this is a soundbar that can be portable so you have to make sure that it is juiced up all the time.

With this affordable price point, it’s not a wonder that it does not come with an equalizer. But, the soundbar makes up for it with Music Mode and Smart audio Sound.

By turning on Music Mode, the hw-s40t bar automatically optimizes the sound based on what it is playing, so that both the vocals as well as instruments sound as clear and crisp as it can be.

With Smart Sound, the soundbar will automatically detect what’s playing on the TV. It will automatically optimize the sound setting to give you a better viewing experience.

This model comes prepared with a built-in subwoofer which performs decently. But, an external subwoofer will always give you heavier bass thumps as compared to built-in ones. With that being said, the Samsung Soundbar HW-S40T might not satisfy those that prefer to have more bass in their music. 

For movie sound performances, bassy sound effects such as explosions might come off a bit lacking due to the built-within subwoofer. If you are one that loves nodding or headbanging to songs with lots of yor bass, the Sound performance of this model might be a small disappointment for you, again because of the built-in subwoofer.

Despite the probable lack of bass for some people, this unit makes up for it by having good mids and highs. The Samsung Soundbar HW-S40T produces clear, crisp vocals and instruments that are in the mid and high range, audible dialogues in movie sound so that you do not miss anything in your music or movie sound experience. 

The aforesaidMusic Mode and Smart Sound features in this soundbar are also available to enhance your overall listening experience. The Samsung Soundbar HW-S40T is the perfect entry level unit for those who are not fussy or particular over the sound that they listen to.


Newbie friendlyLack of physical connections
Premium and sleek aestheticsNo equalizer

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