Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-N650 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-N650 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
Samsung HW-N650
7.6
10
8

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-N650 review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
Samsung HW-N650

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-Q950T vs Samsung HW-N650. The Samsung HW-Q950T was rated 8.4, while the Samsung HW-N650 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone for the HW-Q950T and volume down, volume up, input, power for the HW-N650.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q950T has 9.1.4 and HW-N650 has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 546 (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 9 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q950T for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-N650 received 7 out of 10. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q950T. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q950T versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-N650. As in the HW-Q950T, so in the HW-N650 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q950T at 8 out of 10, while the HW-N650 was rated 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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q950T. The HW-Q950T can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q950T was rated 9/10, while the HW-N650 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Samsung HW-N650

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

Product

Samsung HW-Q950T
Samsung HW-N650

Model

HW-Q950T
HW-N650

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

28
73

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
volume down, volume up, input, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.1.4
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (overall)
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X, DTS TruSurround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
109.2 x 5 x 7.6/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
3.1/7.9

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Samsung HW-Q950T
Samsung HW-N650
Samsung HW-Q950T
Samsung HW-N650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 7.6
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 7.6Samsung HW-N650