Samsung UE55MU8000 sound: good for dialogue
The MU8000 puts most of its emphasis on sound through the mid-range, which is clear and detailed, making it great for dialogue.
It’s not quite as convincing elsewhere. There’s enough weight to give voices body, but not enough to give any real authority to big action scenes, nor the dynamic wherewithal to build tension or create impact. Overall, it just feels a little restrained.
If you want to get a sound that’ll equal the abilities of the MU8000’s picture performance, we’d certainly recommend investing in a soundbar.
Samsung UE55MU8000 verdict
If you don’t have the cash to splash on a flagship TV, the Samsung UE55MU8000 is a superb option that won't leave you wanting.
Yes, you’ll get more by spending more, but lot of the benefits are only really obvious in direct comparisons. Even then, the downfalls are minor and the niggles few.
Judge it on its merits and the MU8000 is a hugely capable 4K HDR TV, with a punchy, detailed picture, great contrast handling and an excellent smart TV system. All in a slim and stylish 55in design.
If that’s compromise, then it's one we're happy to make.