l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-R550 vs Samsung HW-N650. The Samsung HW-R550 was rated 5, while the Samsung HW-N650 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-R550 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 HW-R550 has 2.1 and HW-N650 has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 320 (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. The HW-N650 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-R550 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-N650. As in the HW-R550, 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 support is not implemented in either the HW-R550 or HW-N650. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-R550 was rated 4/10, while the HW-N650 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.