Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Samsung HW-N650 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YSP-2700
vs
Samsung HW-N650

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Samsung HW-N650. The Yamaha YSP-2700 was rated 7.6, 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, mute, connect for the YSP-2700 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 YSP-2700 has 7.1 and HW-N650 has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 107 (overall) versus 360 (overall) according to devices. 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 9 out of 10 received the Yamaha YSP-2700 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-N650 received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-N650. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YSP-2700. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YSP-2700 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-N650. As in the YSP-2700, 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 YSP-2700 at 9 out of 10, while the HW-N650 was rated 7/10.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YSP-2700 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 YSP-2700 was rated 4/10, while the HW-N650 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-2700 over Samsung HW-N650

  • WI-FI enabled

Advantages Samsung HW-N650 over Yamaha YSP-2700

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YSP-2700
7.6
Samsung HW-N650
6.6
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-N650

Model

YSP-2700
HW-N650

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

27
67

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect
volume down, volume up, input, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

107 (overall)
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

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
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

94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6
109.2 x 5 x 7.6/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.7
3.1/7.9
Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-N650
Yamaha YSP-2700
Samsung HW-N650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 6.6
  • 7.6Yamaha YSP-2700
  • 6.6Samsung HW-N650

The Yamaha YSP-2700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-2700 price