Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung HW-R650 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
Samsung HW-R650
5.2
4
4

Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung HW-R650 review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
Samsung HW-R650

Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-T550 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 5.2 for HW-R650. The set of control buttons for competitors is the same and is: volume down, volume up, power, source.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-T550 has 2.1 versus 3.1 for the Samsung HW-R650. The output power is different and equal to 320 (overall) W for the HW-T550 versus 340 (overall) W for the HW-R650. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-T550 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-R650 7 for its 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 HW-T550 received a rating of 6/10 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

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.

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T550
Samsung HW-R650

Model

HW-T550
HW-R650

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

2901
427

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
340 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
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, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3
104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
2.9/6.4

Other

Release year

2020
2019
Samsung HW-T550
Samsung HW-R650
Samsung HW-T550
Samsung HW-R650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 5.2
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 5.2Samsung HW-R650

The Samsung HW-R650 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-R650 price

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