l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Vizio M21d-H8 vs Samsung HW-N650. The Vizio M21d-H8 was rated 5, while the Samsung HW-N650 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the M21d-H8 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 M21d-H8 has 2.1 and HW-N650 has 5.1. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Vizio M21d-H8. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Vizio M21d-H8 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-N650 received 7 out of 10. 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 Vizio M21d-H8 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-N650. As in the M21d-H8, 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 M21d-H8 at 6 out of 10, while the HW-N650 was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the HW-N650 provides a device control application. The soundbars in this review are 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 M21d-H8 or HW-N650. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The M21d-H8 was rated 5/10, while the HW-N650 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.