Samsung HW-N650 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 review

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Samsung HW-N650
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VIZIO SB4451-C0

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-N650 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0. The Samsung HW-N650 was rated 6.6, while the VIZIO SB4451-C0 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, input, power for the HW-N650 and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB4451-C0.

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 can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-N650 for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB4451-C0 received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Both the HW-N650 and the SB4451-C0 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB4451-C0. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the HW-N650, so in the SB4451-C0 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-N650 at 7 out of 10, while the SB4451-C0 was rated 8/10.

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 HW-N650 or SB4451-C0. 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 SB4451-C0

  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages VIZIO SB4451-C0 over Samsung HW-N650

  • WI-FI enabled

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-N650
6.6
VIZIO SB4451-C0
6.4
8
5
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-N650
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Model

HW-N650
SB4451-C0

Brand

Samsung
VIZIO

Reviews

67
118

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
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
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

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

0/0
1/0

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

109.2 x 5 x 7.6/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9
111.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/44 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.9
4.5/10.8
Samsung HW-N650
VIZIO SB4451-C0
Samsung HW-N650
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.6Samsung HW-N650
  • 6.4VIZIO SB4451-C0

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