JBL Bar 2.1 vs Samsung HW-N650

JBL Bar 2.1
vs
Samsung HW-N650

I had a chance to test and compare two models: JBL Bar 2.1 vs Samsung HW-N650 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. Bar 2.1 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 vs 6.8 out of 10 for HW-N650.

Advantages JBL Bar 2.1 over Samsung HW-N650

  • WI-FI enabled

Advantages Samsung HW-N650 over JBL Bar 2.1

  • 5.1 vs 2.1 built-in channels
  • AirPlay compatible
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify compatible
  • App control
  • Multi-room support

Common strengths

  • Both soundbars have separate subwoofers in package
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Both have microphones
Votes 2 2
Rating 4.5 4.5

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JBL Bar 2.1

JBL Bar 2.1 review

Jan 31, 2020

The JBL Bar 2.1 Soundbar delivers studio-quality sound, helping you enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows as well as listening to music. Check this JBL Bar 2.1 review for more info and all the JBL B...

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Samsung HW-N650

Samsung HW-N650 review

Nov 22, 2019

Flat soundbar with 5.1 sound? Yes, now it’s in the order of things. We study one of the models, Samsung HW-N650 specs and share our impressions. See them in this Samsung HW-N650 review. Artic...

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 2.1
Samsung HW-N650

Model

Bar 2.1
HW-N650

Brand

JBL
Samsung

Reviews

304
67

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

300 (overall)
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

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)

1/0
1/0

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

96.5 x 5.8 x 6.8/38 x 2.3 x 2.7
109.2 x 5 x 7.6/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.1
3.1/7.9
JBL Bar 2.1
Samsung HW-N650
JBL Bar 2.1
Samsung HW-N650

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6.8
  • 5JBL Bar 2.1
  • 6.8Samsung HW-N650

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