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