JBL Bar 5.1 vs Samsung HW-N650

JBL Bar 5.1 vs Samsung HW-N650

JBL Bar 5.1 review

I have had an opportunity to test JBL Bar 5.1 vs Samsung HW-N650, and here are my thoughts. The JBL bar 5.1 transforms from a soundboard into a true wireless 5. 1 home theater system for an epic Movie and music–listening experience. The sound bar features two detachable battery–powered wireless surround speakers with 10–hours of playtime, 510W of total system power, a 10” wireless subwoofer, three HDMI inputs to connect 4K devices. With Dolby digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS, your movies, music and video games will never sound more incredible. JBL Bar 5.1

Samsung HW-N650 review

Regarding the Samsung HW-N650 vs JBL Bar 5.1 comparison I have found out that Samsung HW-N650 is a 5.1 channel sound with a total power of 360 watts, which is produced by 8 speakers. The device is paired with a signal source through several options - it can be Bluetooth version 2.1, mini-Jack (3.5 mm), HDMI 2.0a input / output, optical input or USB 1.1. Acoustics supports Samsung Acoustic Beam, Plug-and-Play, has a wireless subwoofer and can be connected to a TV in the same way. In addition, the capabilities of the Samsung HW-N650 soundbar can be expanded with the Wireless Surround Kit - an additional set of rear wireless speakers that are purchased separately and allow you to create more surround sound, and complete with acoustics are a remote control, wall-mount kit and optical cable. Samsung HW-N650

JBL Bar 5.1 pros & cons

Pros

  • Not only does it sound great, but it's just so awesome to show off
  • You'll only need the JBL remote when you want to configure the settings

Cons

  • I got scared when reading about people claiming the mids were non-existent

Samsung HW-N650 pros & cons

Pros

  • You can add 54W semi-wireless rear speakers to make it 5.1
  • I find the clarity of dialog to be high and the positional audio to be immersive

Cons

  • I had some issues with HDMI ARC, and with pairing the additional rear speakers(8500s), took a while to start working properly

Votes 11 11
Rating 4 4

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
JBL Bar 5.1
7
Samsung HW-N650
6.8
5
8
Add soundbar to comparison
We didn't find anything to show here

Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Samsung HW-N650

Model

Bar 5.1
HW-N650

Brand

JBL
Samsung

Reviews

1928
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, input
volume down, volume up, input, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
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

1
0

Features

Voice control

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

114.8 x 5.8 x 9.3/45 x 2.3 x 3.7
109.2 x 5 x 7.6/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
3.1/7.9
JBL Bar 5.1
Samsung HW-N650
JBL Bar 5.1
Samsung HW-N650

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 7JBL Bar 5.1
  • 6.8Samsung HW-N650

The JBL Bar 5.1 is better soundbar in this comparison - check JBL Bar 5.1 price.