What Is Not on the Box
What the brand doesn’t always tell you…
The Samsung HW-R650 is a mid-range 3.1-channel soundbar that made its debut back in 2020, touting a dedicated center channel for crisp TV dialogue.
Unlike more advanced soundbars that support Dolby Atmos and surround soundstage, the Samsung HW-R650 doesn’t support those formats and down mixes surround sound to stereo, so it’s not the best choice for immersive movie content.
You can check out our list of the top speakers for more immersive devices. It boasts an excellent range of connectivity options that include a shared HDMI ARC+Out, a full HDMI In, as well as Optical, 3.5 mm, USB ports.
However, it only supports Bluetooth as a wireless streaming option. Although it has a dedicated subwoofer, it doesn’t manage the sort of deep bass that is needed for action movies.
However, it achieves a top SPL of 95.2 dB, getting loud enough to entertain big gatherings. Read on to learn more about the Samsung HW-R650 and be sure to check out the finest soundbars on the market today.
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