Product testers love the neutral sound profile and the dedicated center speaker on the Samsung HW-B650, endorsing it for TV dialogue, music, and casual movie watching.
Experts from RTINGS love its dedicated center channel that delivers very clear dialogue, appealing to TV show lovers. Editors from Crutchfield love the remarkably loud output of this system, which makes it a good choice for parties.
However, the speaker doesn’t have doesn’t accurately reproduce low-rumbling bass, although it has a dedicated subwoofer. Users who love movies will also be disappointed that it lacks Dolby Atmos and downmixes surround sound to stereo, so it’s not very immersive during movies.
It also lacks voice assistants and a mobile app. However, music lovers will be delighted by its graphic equalizer, which makes fine-tuning the sound profile a snap. It has an incredible selection of wired connectivity options, allowing users to use it as a bridge between other home theater devices.
However, if you desire a more portable 2.1 soundbar, see our Samsung HW-N450 review today.