Samsung HW-K850 vs Samsung HW-N850

HW-K850 vs HW-N850 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-K850
6
Samsung HW-N850
8.6
4
10

Samsung HW-K850 vs Samsung HW-N850 review

Samsung HW-K850 vs Samsung HW-N850

Samsung HW-K850 review

The total power reserve of the system is indicated at 350 watts. The kit is compatible with Samsung multiroom solutions, including the Samsung Multiroom app management software. It, among other things, is suitable for listening to music from network services. Functionally, it is ready to work with the most modern content, supports the latest Ultra HD and HDR video formats. The difference between tracks Dolby Atmos with outdated formats is noticeable well in many ways. Samsung HW-K850

Samsung HW-N850 review

The drivers are individually powered by a built-in amplifier with a total power of 372 watts. Declared support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X technologies. This system has a configuration of 5.1.2. The set includes the main module and subwoofer. Since the subwoofer itself is identical to the N950, you also get the same excellent build quality, Harman Kardon setup, hi-res audio support and wireless transmission via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Throw in the convenient remote control, HDMI connections that transmit HDR10 and Dolby Vision, as well as Samsung's SmartThings app, and the N850 looks like a tempting prospect. Samsung HW-N850

Samsung HW-K850 pros & cons

Pros

  • The frequency range significantly exceeds the built-in acoustics of the TV and the device seeks to do its best to show its capabilities
  • Even in the dialogs, some bass epicness appears, and the action scenes completely remove the question of the relevance of the purchase for any enthusiastic movie fan

Cons

  • The lack of support for the DTS format in any form is an unconditional and serious minus

Samsung HW-N850 pros & cons

Pros

  • I have to point out that build quality is really top notch, and is very heavy for a sound bar
  • It would eliminate all the complication of setting up multi speakers and wiring them all over the place

Cons

  • Heavy front sound

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-K850
Samsung HW-N850

Model

HW-K850
HW-N850

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

75
29

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
power, input, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

350 (overall)
372 (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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Napster, iHeart
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
2/0

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)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

120.9 x 8.1 x 12.9 /47.6 x 3.2 x 5.1
121.9 x 7.6 x 12.7/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

6.6/14.7
8.1/18.7

Other

Release year

2016
2018
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