In this article, we will talk about Denon HEOS BAR vs Samsung HW-R550 comparison. The Denon HEOS BAR was rated 7, while the Samsung HW-R550 has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, sound off for the HEOS BAR and volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-R550.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HEOS BAR has 3.0 and HW-R550 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Denon HEOS BAR for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-R550 received 7 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HEOS BAR can play audio from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Denon HEOS BAR versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-R550. As in the HEOS BAR, so in the HW-R550 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10. The manufacturer of the HEOS BAR provides a device control application. The Denon HEOS BAR equipped with a microphone. The Denon HEOS BAR may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HEOS BAR or HW-R550. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HEOS BAR was rated 5/10, while the HW-R550 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.