Sony HT-G700 vs Samsung HW-R650 review

Votes 2 2
Rating 4 4

Sony HT-G700 vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-G700
6.2
Samsung HW-R650
5.2
4
4

Sony HT-G700 vs Samsung HW-R650 review

Sony HT-G700
vs
Samsung HW-R650

Sony HT-G700 vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-G700 has a total rating of 6.2 out of 10 versus 5.2 for HW-R650. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 3.1. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the HT-G700 versus 340 (overall) W for the HW-R650. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HT-G700 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-G700 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-G700. For multichannel surround Sony HT-G700 got a rating of 10, and Samsung HW-R650 5 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-G700 over Samsung HW-R650

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Sony HT-G700
Samsung HW-R650

Model

HT-G700
HW-R650

Brand

Sony
Samsung

Reviews

306
468

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, Bluetooth
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
340 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

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)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 6.4 x 10.8/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.9
104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.1
2.9/6.4

Other

Release year

2020
2019
Sony HT-G700
Samsung HW-R650
Sony HT-G700
Samsung HW-R650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.2
  • 5.2
  • 6.2Sony HT-G700
  • 5.2Samsung HW-R650