LG GX vs Samsung HW-A650 review

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LG GX vs Samsung HW-A650 comparison chart

LG GX vs Samsung HW-A650 review

LG GX
vs
Samsung HW-A650

LG GX vs Samsung HW-A650 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, GX has a total rating of 6.5 out of 10 versus 5 for HW-A650. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 3.1. The output power is different and equal to 420 (overall) W for the GX versus 430 (overall) W for the HW-A650. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.

Features

App control is available for the GX. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the GX has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the GX. For multichannel surround LG GX got a rating of 10, and Samsung HW-A650 6 out of 10.

Advantages LG GX over Samsung HW-A650

  • App control
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

LG GX
Samsung HW-A650

Model

GX
HW-A650

Brand

LG
Samsung

Reviews

3
0

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, function
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

420 (overall)
430 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby 5.1ch

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround
DTS 5.1ch, DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

142 x 12.7 x 2.5/56.9 x 5.9 x 1.3
38.6x2.3x4.1/98x5.8x10.4

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9
8.8/19.5

Other

Release year

2020
2022
LG GX
Samsung HW-A650
LG GX
Samsung HW-A650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.5
  • 5
  • 6.5LG GX
  • 5Samsung HW-A650

LG GX competitors

Samsung HW-A650 competitors