VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs Samsung HW-N650 review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
vs
Samsung HW-N650

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – VIZIO SB3621n-F8M vs Samsung HW-N650. The VIZIO SB3621n-F8M was rated 4.6, while the Samsung HW-N650 has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3621n-F8M 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 SB3621n-F8M has 2.1 and HW-N650 has 5.1. 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. Rate 6 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-N650 received 7 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-N650. 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. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-N650. We rated the connectivity of the SB3621n-F8M at 4 out of 10, while the HW-N650 was rated 7/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the 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 SB3621n-F8M 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 VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
4.6
Samsung HW-N650
6.6
5
8
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Samsung HW-N650

Model

SB3621n-F8M
HW-N650

Brand

VIZIO
Samsung

Reviews

590
67

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up
volume down, volume up, input, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

VIZIO SmartCast
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

1/0
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

91.4 x 5.1 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2
109.2 x 5 x 7.6/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

2.9/4.4
3.1/7.9
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Samsung HW-N650
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Samsung HW-N650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.6
  • 6.6
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
  • 6.6Samsung HW-N650

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