l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – VIZIO SB46514-F6 vs Samsung HW-N650. Both soundbars received a score of 7.6 in our ranking. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth for the SB46514-F6 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 SB46514-F6 has 5.1.4 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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.
AirPlay supported by both soundbars. The HW-N650 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB46514-F6. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the VIZIO SB46514-F6 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-N650. As in the SB46514-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 SB46514-F6 at 8 out of 10, while the HW-N650 was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SB46514-F6. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB46514-F6 was rated 7/10, while the HW-N650 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.