Experts adore the neutral, balanced sound profile and dedicated center channel of the Samsung HW-A650, endorsing it for TV shows, music, and casual movie watching.
Analysts from Choice love its dedicated center channel and dialogue enhancement functions, saying that it produces crisp audio for TV shows.
Reviewers from Tech Hive love its neutral out-of-the-box sound profile, although it doesn’t accurately reproduce extended low bass (despite a dedicated subwoofer).
The speaker has a graphic EQ for simple customization period. This system gets remarkably loud, providing room-filling sound in large spaces. However, it doesn’t support surround sound and lacks Dolby Atmos, so it has a very narrow soundstage that might not impress movie fans.
Editors were also disappointed that it only streams wirelessly via Bluetooth and has high audio latency, and sensitive users might detect a discrepancy between the audio and video feed during dialogue. This model also lacks mobile apps or voice assistants.
If you need a device with lower latency, check out our Samsung HW-B450 review.