Denon HEOS BAR vs Samsung HW-N950 review

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Rating 5 5
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 8.2 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 8 for its audio features and specs. Only the HW-N950 supports Google Play Music. 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. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Denon HEOS BAR got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over Denon HEOS BAR

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Denon HEOS BAR
7
Samsung HW-N950
8.2
10
10
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Common

Product

Denon HEOS BAR
Samsung HW-N950

Model

HEOS BAR
HW-N950

Brand

Denon
Samsung

Reviews

20
103

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)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

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

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

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
Denon HEOS BAR
Samsung HW-N950
Denon HEOS BAR
Samsung HW-N950

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 8.2
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR
  • 8.2Samsung HW-N950

The Samsung HW-N950 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N950 price