How to Connect Samsung Wireless Subwoofer Without Soundbar?

Good sound quality can make all the difference when enjoying your home entertainment system, which is why many people bypass the soundbar and connect their Samsung wireless subwoofer directly. So, how do you achieve this?

To connect a wireless Samsung subwoofer without a soundbar, you can use a Bluetooth amplifier, Bluetooth transmitter, av receiver, or optical audio cable. Depending on the type of audio gadgets you have and the ports available on your subwoofer, you can select one of the options to hook up the wireless subwoofer to your desired device.

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the different methods of connecting your Samsung wireless subwoofer without a soundbar so you can enjoy the best sound experience possible. We’ll cover everything from finding the right settings and gadgets to connecting your wireless subwoofer.

Ready? Let’s get started.

How to Connect Samsung Wireless Subwoofer Without Soundbar

Why By-pass a Soundbar When Connecting a Samsung Wireless Subwoofer?

Bypassing a soundbar when connecting a Samsung wireless subwoofer is important in order to ensure that the sound from the subwoofer is as clear and accurate as possible. By bypassing the soundbar, the subwoofer can directly connect to the audio source, providing an audio signal that is not affected by processing from the soundbar.

To illustrate, a Samsung wireless subwoofer can produce a deep, impactful bass with a dynamic range of frequencies. When connected to a soundbar, the soundbar’s internal amplifier and speakers must share the audio load with the subwoofer, thus limiting the subwoofer’s capacity to produce a full and powerful sound.

By-passing the soundbar and connecting the subwoofer, say directly to the TV or audio receiver allows the subwoofer to perform at its maximum potential.

Ways to Connect Samsung Wireless Subwoofer Without Soundbar?

There are various ways to connect a Samsung wireless subwoofer without a soundbar. These ways include:

Bluetooth Amplifier

One way to connect a Samsung wireless subwoofer without a soundbar is to use a Bluetooth amplifier.

Here is the process:

  1. First, ensure that both the audio source and subwoofer are compatible with the adapter.
  2. Then, plug the Bluetooth adapter into a power source and connect it to the audio output of your audio source device.
  3. After that, turn on the Bluetooth adapter and put it into pairing mode.
  4. Then, put your wireless subwoofer into pairing mode.
  5. Finally, select the Bluetooth adapter on the subwoofer to connect the two devices.

Bluetooth Transmitter

You can also connect a Samsung wireless subwoofer using a Bluetooth transmitter. Here is the process to follow:

  1. Check your audio source to see if it has an audio output connection, such as a 3.5mm headphone jack or an optical audio output.
  2. Purchase a Bluetooth transmitter that is compatible with your audio connection.
  3. Plug the Bluetooth transmitter into the audio output connection on your source.
  4. Turn on the Bluetooth transmitter and set it to pairing mode.
  5. Turn on your wireless subwoofer and set it to pairing mode.
  6. Your wireless subwoofer and Bluetooth transmitter should now be paired and you should be able to hear audio from your audio source through the subwoofer.

AV Receiver

You can use an AV receiver to connect a Samsung wireless subwoofer without the need of a soundbar connection. This type of receiver will connect the wireless subwoofer to the main audio system through the AV input ports on your Samsung subwoofer. This applies if your subwoofer has these input ports.


  1. Connect a compatible audio output from the audio source to the AV receiver’s input. This can be done by either an HDMI or an audio cable.
  2. Connect the AV receiver’s output to the wireless subwoofer’s input. This can be done with either an audio cable or an optical cable.
  3. Turn on the receiver and the subwoofer.
  4. Set the receiver’s output to the desired source (e.g., TV).
  5. Set the subwoofer to receive the signal from the AV receiver.

The subwoofer can then be controlled through the AV receiver’s remote or the audio system’s main remote.

Optical Audio Cable

Finally, an optical audio cable can connect a Samsung wireless subwoofer without a soundbar. Note that this will only be possible if your wireless Samsung subwoofer has optical audio in port.

You should follow this process:

  1. Get your optical audio cable.
  2. Connect the optical audio cable to the subwoofer and the audio source.
  3. Switch both the audio source and the subwoofer on.
  4. On the audio source, go to the audio output settings and select the optical audio output.
  5. On the subwoofer, set the input to the optical audio input.
  6. Play the audio and adjust the volume on the subwoofer if necessary.

Why Your Samsung Subwoofer Won’t Connect to the Soundbar

If your wireless Samsung subwoofer isn’t connecting to the soundbar, it could be due to a few different issues. First, check your soundbar and subwoofer settings to ensure they’re compatible.

Also, check the connections between your devices to ensure there are no problems. If the settings and connections are all in order, it’s possible that there could be a hardware issue with either the subwoofer or the soundbar. With this, you may need to contact Samsung for further assistance.

If the issue is with the soundbar, you can try resetting it. If the issue persists, it’s possible that the soundbar may need to be serviced or replaced.

How to Reset Samsung Soundbar Linking ID

A linking ID is the ID that connects your subwoofer to the main unit of your Samsung soundbar. If you have any audio issues such as static or strange noises and are unable to solve them, the best solution is to reset your Samsung soundbar’s linking ID.

The process of resetting the linking ID is relatively straightforward.

Firstly, push a paperclip into the hole of the subwoofer for about five seconds before taking it out again. Doing so will cause the subwoofer’s blue light to begin blinking.

Next, take the remote control and aim it towards the soundbar while holding down the mute button until the words ‘ID set’ briefly appear and then disappear.

At this point, you can switch on the soundbar and the connection between the main unit and the subwoofer will be established, visible via the blue light which shines with a solid light.

Now that the linking ID has been reset, you are free to enjoy the full sound quality produced by your Samsung soundbar.


Q: Can A Samsung Subwoofer Work with Any Soundbar?

A: A Samsung subwoofer is designed to work with Samsung soundbars. However, it is possible for the subwoofer to work with other soundbars. Generally, the subwoofer must be compatible with the soundbar’s connection type and output power.

Q: Does A Samsung Subwoofer Require Power?

A: Yes, a Samsung subwoofer requires power to operate and the number of watts needed for the subwoofer to work properly can vary from model to model. The power requirements for the subwoofer are typically specified in the user manual in order for it to operate correctly.

Q: How Do I Connect My Samsung Wireless Subwoofer to A Soundbar?

  1. Connect the subwoofer to a power source.
  2. With the soundbar and subwoofer powered on, press and hold the “ID SET” button on the back of the subwoofer for 3 seconds.
  3. Then wait 15 seconds, during which time the subwoofer should connect automatically to your soundbar.

Wrapping Up

A Samsung wireless subwoofer can be connected to a range of different audio sources without a soundbar thanks to the various connecting options available. Through a Bluetooth amplifier, Bluetooth receiver, A/V receiver, RCA cable, or optical audio cable, you can enjoy dynamic bass and crisp audio from your wireless subwoofer without having to connect it to a soundbar.

Remember, if you still want to use your soundbar but are having trouble with your Samsung Soundbar-Subwoofer connection, it might be time to reset the Linking ID to re-establish the connection.

With all this in mind, you can now switch up your sound-scaping, add more boom to your woofers, and maximize your auditory experience.