Bose Soundbar 500 vs Samsung HW-R650 review

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Rating 5 5

Bose Soundbar 500 vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 500
7.4
Samsung HW-R650
5.2
8
4

Bose Soundbar 500 vs Samsung HW-R650 review

Bose Soundbar 500
vs
Samsung HW-R650

Bose Soundbar 500 vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Soundbar 500 has a total rating of 7.4 out of 10 versus 5.2 for HW-R650. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Soundbar 500 has 3.0 versus 3.1 for the Samsung HW-R650. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Bose Soundbar 500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-R650 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 500.

Connectivity

Only the Bose Soundbar 500 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose Soundbar 500 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Samsung HW-R650. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Soundbar 500 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the Soundbar 500. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 500. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the Soundbar 500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Bose Soundbar 500 got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-R650 5 out of 10.

Advantages Bose Soundbar 500 over Samsung HW-R650

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Advantages Samsung HW-R650 over Bose Soundbar 500

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 500
Samsung HW-R650

Model

Soundbar 500
HW-R650

Brand

Bose
Samsung

Reviews

365
427

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

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)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
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

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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)

has not
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4
104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
2.9/6.4

Other

Release year

2018
2019
Bose Soundbar 500
Samsung HW-R650
Bose Soundbar 500
Samsung HW-R650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 5.2
  • 7.4Bose Soundbar 500
  • 5.2Samsung HW-R650

The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price

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