l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Denon HEOS BAR vs Samsung HW-N650. The Denon HEOS BAR was rated 7, while the Samsung HW-N650 has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, sound off for the HEOS 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 HEOS BAR has 3.0 and HW-N650 has 5.1. 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 Denon HEOS BAR 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. 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 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Denon HEOS BAR versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-N650. As in the HEOS 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. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the 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 HEOS BAR 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 HEOS BAR was rated 4/10, while the HW-N650 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.
The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price