Samsung HW-S40T, a BT soundbar with an all-in-one design

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It is at least curious to see how in recent years the image quality of televisions has been “in crescendo”, and yet the sound that it has integrated has not been up to par. In fact in many models the audio leaves much to be desired. But this is no longer a problem thanks to the appearance of the practices sound bars, which have become the simplest (and sometimes affordable) solution on the market. One of the most interesting options within the input range is the Samsung HW-S40T (Samsung HW-S40T / ZF). With this sound bar you can comfortably enjoy natural audio anywhere in your home. All under an elegant and refined design, already a reasonable price.

Samsung HW-S40T, premium design

A characteristic that for many users can be decisive is its size. In this case its height is 68 millimeters, so it can be easily placed in front of the TV. Aesthetically it is very attractive, which can not surprise us since It is wrapped in a black textile material manufactured by the Danish premium brand Kvadrat, which gives it superior elegance, as well as helping to maximize sound penetration. It is not without a “handmade” touch, which will make it a perfect complement to any interior.

The Samsung HW-S40T sports a premium design that bears Kvadrat’s signature.

Control Panel

On top of this Samsung HW-S40T, beyond the logo of the South Korean brand on the left side, it can be seen right in the center, four buttons with which you can easily operate this “soundbar”. The first that appears is the button with which we can turn the device on and off. Then we have two buttons to adjust the volume. And finally, yet another one to select the source input mode.

2.0 channel system with 100W power

With this sound bar you have everything you need in one device. And is that this 2.0 channel system integrates two woofers and two tweeters, so you can enjoy a rich audio experience from anywhere in the room. This bar has an output power of 100W and it will allow you to immerse yourself in the music you like the most with more than acceptable bass, without the need for an extra subwoofer.

Dolby Digital and DTS compatible

Samsung HW-S40T, rear view

Rear view of the Samsung HW-S40T / ZF.

Regarding the processing of multi-channel audio formats, The Samsung HW-S40T / ZF is capable of working with Dolby Digital. This lossy data compression system saves a lot of storage space and bandwidth, without significantly affecting the final audio quality.

further supports DTS Digital Surround 2.0, another surround sound format such as Dolby Digital. These are surely the two most popular audio compression technologies. The compression rate is one-third the level of Dolby Digital sound. This system will bring more detail and realism to your home movie nights. On the other hand, This Samsung HW-S40T soundbar can play music encoded in MP3, WMA, AAC, and OGG, as well as high-resolution formats that have been encoded in AIFF and FLAC.

Various sound modes

One of the advantages of this sound bar samsung is that it includes several default listening modes (Standard, Music and Smart). He standard mode outputs the audio in original format. He music mode automatically optimizes the sound based on what is playing, so both voices and instruments sound clear.

While the Smart function if you turn it on, it will automatically adjust the sound effects to better suit the current scene. Do not forget that this Samsung HW-S40T / ZF it detects what you’re watching and instantly optimizes the sound settings for a better entertainment experience. Whether you are watching a football game or a horror movie, it will bring you clear sound for better TV viewing.

Samsung HW-S40T / ZF connectivity

Samsung HW-S40T, connectivity

This Samsung sound bar has Bluetooth connectivity.

Connectively speaking, this device is not exactly a prodigy of variety, but it does have the essentials: an optical digital input and Bluetooth technology, which will allow you to pair it with two different smart devices at the same time, so you can easily switch between the two devices. And all this without bothering cables. You can also sync it with your Samsung TV and enjoy your favorite content instantly with more powerful sound.

Remote control

This sound bar is accompanied by a remote control that has everything you need to operate the device while sitting comfortably from the chair. Apart from starting it up, it has buttons to choose a source connected to the “soundbar”, mute the sound or choose the sound effect you want. With this remote control you will also be able to pause or replay any music file and regulate the volume of the bar.

Samsung HW-Q60T, a much more powerful alternative

If this model is “short”, we recommend that you review the article we wrote about the Samsung HW-Q60T, a bar offering 3D surround sound. This version that belongs to the Q Series, brings an external wireless subwoofer and has a total power of 360 W. Not for nothing is a 5.1 channel sound system, with no less than 9 speakers and a wide range tweeter.

Technical specifications of the Samsung HW-S40T

Samsung HW-S40T
Dimensions 26.8 ″ x 2.7 ″ x 4.5 ″ (680 x 68 x 115 mm)
Weight 4.2 pounds (1.9 kilos)
Colors Black
General characteristics
Channels 2.0
Number of speakers 4
Power 100W
Dolby Dolby Digital 2ch
DTS DTS Digital Surround 2.0
Sound modes Smart, Music, Standard
Supported audio formats MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, FLAC, WAV, AIFF
Physical connections Optical In
Wireless connectivity Bluetooth 4.2
Consumption in Operation 25W
accessories Remote control, batteries, optical cable

Availability and price of the Samsung HW-S40T

  • Sleek premium design with Kvadrat
  • Good sound quality
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Includes various sound modes
  • Comes with remote control
  • Brings few physical connections


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