l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – JBL Bar 2.1 vs Samsung HW-N650. The JBL Bar 2.1 was rated 5, while the Samsung HW-N650 has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source for the Bar 2.1 and volume down, volume up, input, power for the HW-N650.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Bar 2.1 has 2.1 and HW-N650 has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 300 (overall) versus 360 (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 6 out of 10 received the JBL Bar 2.1 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-N650 received 7 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-N650. The HW-N650 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Bar 2.1. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the JBL Bar 2.1 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-N650. As in the Bar 2.1, so in the HW-N650 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 HW-N650 provides a device control application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-N650 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Bar 2.1 or HW-N650. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The Bar 2.1 was rated 4/10, while the HW-N650 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.
The Samsung HW-N650 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N650 price