How to Make a Samsung Soundbar Louder
There was a time when people buying a TV would consider its sound quality as an important feature. It would be as important as the picture quality. But with the advent of portable soundbars, consumers have stopped caring too much about the sound on their TVs because they know they can depend on external speakers.
If you have a Samsung soundbar, you would naturally want it to be louder than your TV’s built-in speakers. However, that’s not always the case. In this writeup, we’ll see how to make your Samsung soundbar louder.
It’s Not Just About the TV
The reason that soundbars are so popular among music lovers nowadays is that they aren’t there to supplement your home theater experience. If anything, they’re smart speakers in themselves, which don’t only deliver surround sound but can also fill multiple roles.
While the sound of Samsung products was never below average, they couldn’t match the quality Bose and Sonos delivered. Samsung then decided to acquire Harman International in a bid to boost the audio quality of its devices.
Today, thanks to Harman’s vast experience in the audio field, Samsung enriched the sound quality of its products. As a result, Samsung released its range of soundbars.
A World of Problems
The jury is still out on Samsung soundbars. Relatively cheaper compared to their counterparts, these portable devices are famous for the power they deliver. But there have also been numerous reports about Samsung soundbars not working particularly well when used with TVs of other brands.
One of the most common problems is the failure to get the volume up. Some users have complained that when connected to their TVs, the volume on their soundbars can’t get loud enough.
There could be multiple reasons for it. But we’ll try and assess the two most common ones and tell you how to rectify them.
Check the Sound Output of Your TV
Now, this might sound a bit silly, but it needs to be mentioned. If you have a Samsung TV and a Samsung soundbar, your TV might still be using its built-in speakers even if the soundbar is connected.
You can check this by following these steps:
Use your TV remote to navigate to Settings. Under Settings, look for the option Sound and then Sound Output on your Samsung TV.
Your Samsung soundbar will now be showing as one of the options. Select it and adjust the volume with your TV remote. If they’re connected, the soundbar and TV should turn on and off together using the remote.
In certain other situations, you might find that the Samsung soundbar is not getting louder despite it being connected to the TV. The chances are that the TV Output is set to PCM or some other output.
In this case, the problem might be with the TV output you’re using. To resolve this issue, go to Sound Settings again.
Once there, click on Additional Settings. Now click on Digital Audio Out, and change the Audio Format to Dolby Digital.
Another Possible Issue
Another issue, which Samsung soundbar owners often report, is that the volume on their soundbars fails to turn up beyond a certain level. It’s not a problem exclusive to Samsung TVs, but the majority of users who’ve experienced this problem do own Samsung TVs.
But remember this method will only work if you own one of Samsung’s flagship phones. Your TV might be connected to your Samsung phone. To check, swipe down on your phone to access the Quick menu.
Tap on Samsung Connect to see if your TV is connected to your phone. Select your TV and then choose Mirror View. As users report, the volume should shoot up instantly.
If the problem persists, we recommend that you try to reboot your Samsung soundbar. We would advise against the factory reset, but that’s an option that should always work. You will lose all settings and saved data if you opt for a factory reset.
Have any of the offered solutions helped you solve the problem? Is your Samsung soundbar now performing as it should? Feel free to leave us a comment.