l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – ZVOX SB380 vs Samsung HW-N650. The ZVOX SB380 was rated 4, while the Samsung HW-N650 has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the SB380 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 SB380 has 3.1 and HW-N650 has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 45 versus 360 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the ZVOX SB380. Rate 6 out of 10 received the ZVOX SB380 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.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the HW-N650. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-N650. We rated the connectivity of the SB380 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 SB380 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