VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs Samsung HW-N650 review

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VIZIO SB3651-F6
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Samsung HW-N650

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs Samsung HW-N650. Both soundbars received a score of 6.6 in our ranking. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3651-F6 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. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the SB3651-F6 via wired and wireless, but HW-N650 has wireless connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB3651-F6 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-N650 received 7 out of 10. Both the SB3651-F6 and the HW-N650 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB3651-F6. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the SB3651-F6, 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 SB3651-F6 at 8 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 SB3651-F6 or HW-N650. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB3651-F6 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The SB3651-F6 was rated 4/10, while the HW-N650 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-F6 over Samsung HW-N650

  • WI-FI enabled

Advantages Samsung HW-N650 over VIZIO SB3651-F6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3651-F6
6.6
Samsung HW-N650
6.6
5
8
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3651-F6
Samsung HW-N650

Model

SB3651-F6
HW-N650

Brand

VIZIO
Samsung

Reviews

486
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

5.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Chromecast, iHeart
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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 5.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.1 x 3.2
109.2 x 5 x 7.6/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
3.1/7.9
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Samsung HW-N650
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Samsung HW-N650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.6VIZIO SB3651-F6
  • 6.6Samsung HW-N650

The VIZIO SB3651-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB3651-F6 price