Samsung HW-N650 vs Samsung HW-N850 review

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Samsung HW-N650
vs
Samsung HW-N850

It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-N650 vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HW-N650 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 7.2 for HW-N850. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, input, power and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-N650 has 5.1 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. The output power is different and equal to 360 (overall) W for the HW-N650 versus 372 (overall) W for the HW-N850. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-N850 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-N650 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N850. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-N650. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-N650.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-N850 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N850. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-N650 got a rating of 2, and Samsung HW-N850 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-N650 over Samsung HW-N850

  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Samsung HW-N850 over Samsung HW-N650

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-N650
6.6
Samsung HW-N850
7.2
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6
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-N650
Samsung HW-N850

Model

HW-N650
HW-N850

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

67
33

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, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (overall)
372 (overall)

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
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
2/0

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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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
121.9 x 7.6 x 12.7/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.9
8.1/18.7
Samsung HW-N650
Samsung HW-N850
Samsung HW-N650
Samsung HW-N850

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 7.2
  • 6.6Samsung HW-N650
  • 7.2Samsung HW-N850

The Samsung HW-N850 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N850 price