Samsung HW-R650 vs Samsung HW-N650 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-R650 vs Samsung HW-N650 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-R650
5.2
Samsung HW-N650
7.6
4
8

Samsung HW-R650 vs Samsung HW-N650 review

Samsung HW-R650
vs
Samsung HW-N650

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-R650 vs Samsung HW-N650. The Samsung HW-R650 was rated 5.2, 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-R650 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-R650 has 3.1 and HW-N650 has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 340 (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.

Connectivity

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-R650 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-N650. As in the HW-R650, 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.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-R650 or HW-N650. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-R650 was rated 5/10, while the HW-N650 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-N650 over Samsung HW-R650

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-R650
Samsung HW-N650

Model

HW-R650
HW-N650

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

468
73

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
volume down, volume up, input, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

340 (overall)
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
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

1/1
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

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)

DTS Digital Surround
DTS Virtual:X, DTS TruSurround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.3 x 3.4
109.2 x 5 x 7.6/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

2.9/6.4
3.1/7.9

Other

Release year

2019
2018
Samsung HW-R650
Samsung HW-N650
Samsung HW-R650
Samsung HW-N650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.2
  • 7.6
  • 5.2Samsung HW-R650
  • 7.6Samsung HW-N650