Samsung HW-B650 3.1 Soundbar - Review

Samsung HW-B650 3.1 Soundbar Review
7.46 Mixed Usages
7.8 SOUND QUALITY
7.8 BASS ACCURACY :
7.1 AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY:
7.1 AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES:
7.5 BUILD QUALITY :
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Specification

GENERAL

Number of Channel 3.1 Channel
Placement Type Table-top , Wall-mountable
Connectivity Type Wireless
Subwoofer Feature Separate Subwoofer , Wireless Subwoofer
Rear Speaker N/A
Central Channel Speaker Yes
Audio Enhancement Features Yes
HDMI input/output Yes
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) N/A
Loudness High Volume ( > 92db )
Warranty 12 months Months

Connectivity:

Digital Optical Audio Input ( Toslink ) 1 Optical Audio Input
HDMI ARC 1 (shared)
HDMI Output 1 (shared)
Full HDMI Input 1 HDMI Input
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) None
RCA Ports No
USB Port 1 USB Port
Ethernet Jack No

Audio Quality ( Tested )

Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy Frequency deviation from target is less than standard error (3.4 dB ); which means soundbar is very good to reproduce dialog and instrumental music
Bass Accuracy ( for music, film scores, movies, and games) Soundbar 's Low-Frequency-Extension is more than 35 Hz. Which means It can reproduce the deep thump and rumble in the low-bass accurately.
3- Dimensional Sound Accuracy ( Sound Stage) audio seems to be coming from a more accurate pinpoint location
Total Harmonic Distortion ( Center Channel ) No Dedicated Center Channel Speaker. So, it can not produce sound quite as clear as 3.0, 3.2 , 5.1 or 7.2 channels Soundbar. But It has decent center performance to produce accurate audio and dialogue.
Surround Sound Imaging ( Rear Channel ) No dedicated or alternative channel for surround content. So it downmixes surround content to stereo.
Streo Dynamics ( Loudness ): Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Volume is less than standard deviation (<2 dB) and maximum valume is more then 92 dB SPL
Audio & Video Latency Here no visible latency via ARC (93 ms) and Optical (96 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (62 ms).

Audio Enhancement Features:

Digital Room Correction: N/A
Auto Volume Adjustment/ Night Mode: Yes
Equilizer Options: Graphic + Presets
Bass Adjustment ( Thup & Punch of sound) Yes
Treble Adjustent ( Brightness and Clarity od Audio) Yes
Surround Level Adjustment: N/A
Virtual Surround Effect: Yes

Supported Audio Format ( HDMI ARC)

eARC Standard N/A
Dolby Atmos N/A
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Digital Plus N/A
DTS Yes
DTS: X N/A
Dolby True HD ( eARC only ) N/A
DTS- HD MA (eARC only) N/A
5.1 PCM ( eARC only ) N/A

Supported Audio Format (Full HDMI In' port ):

Dolby Atmos : N/A
DTS:X : N/A
Dolby Digital : Yes
Dolby Digital Plus: N/A
DTS : Yes
Dolby TrueHD : N/A
DTS-HD MA : N/A
5.1 PCM N/A

Audio Format Support ( Optical Port ):

Dolby Digital : Yes
DTS : Yes

Drivers Specs

Tweeter Size and Type : None
Midrange Size & Types: Cones (6)
Woofer Size & Type : None
Subwoofer Driver 6" Cone

Build Material

Enclosure Sealed(bar), Ported(sub)
Finish The bars is made of plastic and the metal grilles help protect the drivers inside. The sub's mostly made of wood.
Color Black
Soundbar Width 40.6" (103.1 cm)
Soundbar Height 2.2" (5.7 cm)
Soundbar Depth 4.2" (10.6 cm)
Subwoofer Width 7.2" (18.4 cm)
Subwoofer Depth 11.7" (29.7 cm)

Rating System

SOUND QUALITY 7.8
BASS ACCURACY : 7.8
AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES: 7.1
AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY: 7.1
BUILD QUALITY : 7.5
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