Denon HEOS BAR vs Samsung HW-N950 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Denon HEOS BAR vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison chart

Overall
Denon HEOS BAR
7
Samsung HW-N950
8.6
10
10

Denon HEOS BAR vs Samsung HW-N950 review

Denon HEOS BAR
vs
Samsung HW-N950

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Denon HEOS BAR vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HEOS BAR has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N950. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, sound off and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Denon HEOS BAR has 3.0 versus 7.1.4 for the Samsung HW-N950. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Denon HEOS BAR got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N950 9 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-N950 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Denon HEOS BAR has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N950. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-N950 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N950. For multichannel surround Denon HEOS BAR got a rating of 5, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over Denon HEOS BAR

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Denon HEOS BAR
Samsung HW-N950

Model

HEOS BAR
HW-N950

Brand

Denon
Samsung

Reviews

20
106

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, sound off
power, input, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
2/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

has not
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

4.8/10.5
8.8/19.4

Other

Release year

2017
2018
Denon HEOS BAR
Samsung HW-N950
Denon HEOS BAR
Samsung HW-N950

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 8.6
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR
  • 8.6Samsung HW-N950