Sony HT-X9000F vs Samsung HW-R650 review

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Rating 5 5

Sony HT-X9000F vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-X9000F
7
Samsung HW-R650
5.2
2
4

Sony HT-X9000F vs Samsung HW-R650 review

Sony HT-X9000F
vs
Samsung HW-R650

Sony HT-X9000F vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-X9000F has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 5.2 for HW-R650. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-X9000F has 2.1 versus 3.1 for the Samsung HW-R650. The output power is different and equal to 300 (overall) W for the HT-X9000F versus 340 (overall) W for the HW-R650. 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. Spotify support is available on the HT-X9000F.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-X9000F has 1/0 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.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. For multichannel surround Sony HT-X9000F got a rating of 9, and Samsung HW-R650 5 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Samsung HW-R650

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Sony HT-X9000F
Samsung HW-R650

Model

HT-X9000F
HW-R650

Brand

Sony
Samsung

Reviews

234
468

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

300 (overall)
340 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

1
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, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3
104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5
2.9/6.4

Other

Release year

2018
2019
Sony HT-X9000F
Samsung HW-R650
Sony HT-X9000F
Samsung HW-R650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 5.2
  • 7Sony HT-X9000F
  • 5.2Samsung HW-R650