In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-R650 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Samsung HW-R650 was rated 5.2, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-R650 and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-R650 has 3.1 and HT-CT800 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 340 (overall) versus 350 (overall) according to devices. 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 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-R650 for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HT-CT800 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-CT800. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-R650 versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the HW-R650, so in the HT-CT800 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-R650 at 7 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10.
None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-CT800 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-R650 or HT-CT800. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-R650 was rated 5/10, while the HT-CT800 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.