Denon HEOS BAR vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HEOS BAR has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 5.2 for HW-R650. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, sound off and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Denon HEOS BAR has 3.0 versus 3.1 for the Samsung HW-R650. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Denon HEOS BAR got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-R650 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HEOS BAR.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Denon HEOS BAR has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Samsung HW-R650. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10. App control is available for the HEOS BAR. A built-in microphone is present only on the HEOS BAR. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 5 points out of 10.