LG SN5Y vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SN5Y has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 5.2 for HW-R650. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SN5Y has 2.1 versus 3.1 for the Samsung HW-R650. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the SN5Y versus 340 (overall) W for the HW-R650. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The LG SN5Y got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-R650 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
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 SN5Y received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the SN5Y. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN5Y. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 5 points out of 10.