The Samsung HW-N850 is an excellent soundbar that delivers an impressive all-round performance. Thanks to the combination of forward, side, and upward-firing drivers, along with a wireless subwoofer, it is able to produce a 5.1.2 immersive audio experience.
The soundbar is attractively-designed and extremely well-made, while the N850 as a whole offers plenty of useful features. It can detect and decode both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X without any issues, and was equally as effective with regular soundtracks.
The sense of immersion is good, although the lack of rear speakers does mean the soundstage is also rather front-heavy. However, if your interests go beyond simply TV and films, that wall of sound really lends itself to music, regardless of whether you stream via WiFi or Bluetooth.
If you truly want to immerse yourself in object-based audio, then the Samsung HW-N950 is your best bet. However for those with smaller rooms or a limited budget, the HW-N850 is a great alternative.