Samsung and Dolby announced their new Atmos 3D sound system at CES 2016 this week.
Promising to deliver the same technology that you will often find in your local cinema, the 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos system with the HQ-K950 soundbar is capable of firing either ceiling-mounted or upward-firing sound to make the system sound like it is covering you entirely.
The entire system includes a subwoofer, two independent surrounds that shoot sound upwards, along with four discrete speakers that are ceiling mounted and a soundbar to top it all off.
That might not sound like much, but there’s more. The system will also use its own software to tailor sound-bouncing and generate a 7.1.2 Dolby Atmos system.
The soundbar will connect wirelessly to the surrounds so the system should be great for anyone who hates wires. Also if you already have a 5.1 or 7.1 system, you can replace your rear surrounds with upward-firing speakers to add Atmos support.
However as of yet only a few Blu-Rays support the Atmos format, however streaming services like Netflix, Vudu and Hulu do have a few more.
As of yet no pricing has been announced for the Samsung HW_K950 soundbar, or surrounds, but we sound hear more over the course of next week.