Klipsch R-10B vs Samsung HW-N650 review

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Rating 5 5
Klipsch R-10B
vs
Samsung HW-N650

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Klipsch R-10B vs Samsung HW-N650. The Klipsch R-10B was rated 5.2, while the Samsung HW-N650 has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, mute, volume down, volume up for the R-10B and volume down, volume up, input, power for the HW-N650.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 250 (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.

Streaming services

AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Both the R-10B and the HW-N650 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify. Audio streaming from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast is in each of the presented soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-N650. We rated the connectivity of the R-10B at 4 out of 10, while the HW-N650 was rated 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 R-10B or HW-N650. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The same score of 2/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Samsung HW-N650 over Klipsch R-10B

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Klipsch R-10B
5.2
Samsung HW-N650
6.6
4
8
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Common

Product

Klipsch R-10B
Samsung HW-N650

Model

R-10B
HW-N650

Brand

Klipsch
Samsung

Reviews

404
67

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up
volume down, volume up, input, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

250 (overall)
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

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

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

101.5 x 10.5 x 7.1/40 x 4.1 x 2.8
109.2 x 5 x 7.6/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.1
3.1/7.9
Klipsch R-10B
Samsung HW-N650
Klipsch R-10B
Samsung HW-N650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.2
  • 6.6
  • 5.2Klipsch R-10B
  • 6.6Samsung HW-N650

The Samsung HW-N650 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N650 price