l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Polk Audio Command Bar vs Samsung HW-N650. The Polk Audio Command Bar was rated 6.6, while the Samsung HW-N650 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, microphone, action for the Command Bar 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 Command Bar has 2.1 and HW-N650 has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 160 (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 Polk Audio Command Bar for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-N650 received 7 out of 10. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Polk Audio Command Bar versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-N650. As in the Command Bar, 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 models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Command Bar or HW-N650. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Command Bar was rated 5/10, while the HW-N650 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.