l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Bose Soundbar 700 vs Samsung HW-N650. Both soundbars received a score of 6.6 in our ranking. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, microphone for the Soundbar 700 and volume down, volume up, input, power for the HW-N650.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Soundbar 700 has 3.0 and HW-N650 has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the Soundbar 700 via wired and wireless, but HW-N650 has wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Bose Soundbar 700 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-N650 received 7 out of 10.
The Bose Soundbar 700 is equipped with AirPlay 2, but the Samsung HW-N650 has AirPlay on board. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-N650. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Soundbar 700. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the Soundbar 700, so in the HW-N650 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Soundbar 700 at 6 out of 10, while the HW-N650 was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-N650 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Soundbar 700 or HW-N650. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The same score of 2/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.
The Bose Soundbar 700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 700 price