Samsung HW-N650 vs Sony HT-CT800 review

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Samsung HW-N650
vs
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-N650 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Samsung HW-N650 was rated 6.6, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, input, power for the HW-N650 and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-N650 has 5.1 and HT-CT800 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 360 (overall) versus 110 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-N650 for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10. Both the HW-N650 and the HT-CT800 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-CT800. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-N650 versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the HW-N650, 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-N650 at 7 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the HW-N650 provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-N650 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-N650 or HT-CT800. 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 same score of 2/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Samsung HW-N650 over Sony HT-CT800

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • App control
  • Microphone

Advantages Sony HT-CT800 over Samsung HW-N650

  • WI-FI enabled

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-N650
6.6
Sony HT-CT800
5.6
8
5
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-N650
Sony HT-CT800

Model

HW-N650
HT-CT800

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

67
315

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, input, power
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (overall)
110

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
3/0

HDMI ARC

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

109.2 x 5 x 7.6/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9
103 x 5.2 x 12.6/40.5 x 2.1 x 5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.9
2.8/6.1
Samsung HW-N650
Sony HT-CT800
Samsung HW-N650
Sony HT-CT800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 5.6
  • 6.6Samsung HW-N650
  • 5.6Sony HT-CT800

The Samsung HW-N650 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N650 price