Samsung HW-N850 vs Samsung HW-N650

Samsung HW-N850 vs Samsung HW-N650: Which is the best Samsung soundbar for you?

Samsung HW-N850 vs Samsung HW-N650

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Features

Looking at Samsung HW-N650 vs Samsung HW-N850 features, we can see that both speakers have the same Built-in channels of 5.1. At the same time, two techno brothers even shared the same Supported channel quantity of 5.1.2.

The similar situation we can see taking a look at subwoofers. None of them have the Built-in one, but both have Separate subwoofer (in the package).

What about streaming services here we still can't see the winner between Samsung HW-N850 vs HW-N650. Samsungs have Apple Music (AirPlay), Google Play Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and other streaming services like Chromecast, Pandora, TuneIn, Deezer.

The so expected differences came with Voice control. Only 850 model boasts Alexa and Connectivity with WI-FI and Bluetooth, versus 650 which has just the only Bluetooth Connectivity.

The elder brother (N850) also outweighs the young sibling in the fact that it has Multichannel surround (Dolby Atmos and DTS:X).

Design

Despite being quite wide, the HW-N650 has a fairly low form-factor, with a height of just 59mm: this means it should fit in front of most TVs without blocking the screen. You also have the option of the wall-mounting soundbar, and Samsung includes a dedicated bracket for that purpose.

This solidity extends to metal grilles at the top and front, along with a brushed metal finish to the edges and sides. The N650 is only available in black, but its stylish finish will match most modern TV designs; given its width of 1100mm, it should also complement larger screens.

The Samsung HW-N850 uses an identical casing to the top-of-the-range N950. Thus you get the same superb build quality and the same minimalist design. You also get brushed metal edges and rear panel and the same black finish, with metal grilles at the top, front, and sides.

The size and weight of the N850 are understandable when you consider there are a total of 13 drivers built into the cabinet. These drivers form seven speakers, with three front channels, two width channels, and two upward-firing drivers for the front height channels.

Samsung HW-N850

Pros:

  • Excellent performance.
  • Atmos and DTS:X support.
  • Extremely well made.
  • Easy to setup.

Cons:

  • Sound is front-heavy.
  • Basic audio setup.
  • Compare to HW-N650 it has limited HDMI inputs.

Samsung HW-N650

Pros:

  • Wide and immersive soundstage.
  • Wireless sub with well-integrated bass.
  • Great performance with music.
  • Superb build quality.

Cons:

  • Lacks certain features.
  • Pricey.

Samsung HW-N850

Samsung HW-N850 review

Apr 25, 2019

This is a perfect combination of the high-end technologies used by the world-leading manufacturer and the amazing modern design. This combination creates first-class audio quality. This model feature...

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Samsung HW-N650

Samsung HW-N650 review

May 03, 2019

This model combines advantage technologies and stunning design. This soundbar supports the 5.1 channel audio setup providing you with the clear audio output. It features 8 speakers that cover the who...

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-N850
Samsung HW-N650

Model

HW-N850
HW-N650

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Rating

3.7 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

24
44

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, volume down, volume up
volume down, volume up, input, power

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

5.1
5.1

Supported channel quantity

5.1.2
5.1.2

Separate speaker (in package)

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast, Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer
Chromecast, Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

HDMI input/output

2/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

1
1

Optical digital input/output

1
1

USB

1
1

Coaxial digital input/output

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0

Headphone output

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

DTS:X

User manual

Manual

N/A
N/A

Dimensions

Size (H x W x D), cm/in

7.6 x 121.9 x 12.7/3.2 x 48.2 x 5.4
5 x 109.2 x 7.6/2.3 x 43.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

8.1/18.7
3.1/7.9

Soundbars HelpToChoose comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 10.6
  • 13.7
  • 10.6Samsung HW-N850
  • 13.7Samsung HW-N650

Samsung HW-N650 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N650 price