l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Sony HT-X9000F vs Samsung HW-N650. The Sony HT-X9000F was rated 7, while the Samsung HW-N650 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the HT-X9000F 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 HT-X9000F 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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.
AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify. Audio streaming from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast is in each of the presented soundbars.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the HT-X9000F, 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 Samsung HW-N650 equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-N650 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-X9000F. The HT-X9000F can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HT-X9000F was rated 9/10, while the HW-N650 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.