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Samsung HW-MS650

Samsung HW-MS650
alaScore 98

49 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Samsung HW-MS650. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Samsung HW-MS650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Editor's Choice 2017

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

Samsung HW-MS650 Soundbar review

 

Be afraid, traditional Hi-Fi speakers. Be very afraid.

Fantastically powerful sound ; Physics-defying bass handling ; Supports lots of sources ; No external subwoofer necessary

Slightly limited stereo effect ; UK price is unfairly high ; It's a bit too tall for some TVs ; No Atmos support

Samsung's HW-MS650 soundbar might be one of the best soundbars of 2017. It is tremendous, achieving not just a wall-shaking volume but also a quality of sound that you’ve no right to hear from a one-body audio product.

Jul, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung HW-MS6500

 

The HW-MS6500 is a curved version of Samsung's superb HW-MS650 soundbar, which earned itself TrustedReviews' prestigious Editor's Choice badge. That's a tough act to follow, but given this is practically the same soundbar in a curved suit, I'm...

Its appeal is limited to curved TV owners, but there’s no denying the HW-MS6500’s quality. It conjures up a huge soundstage and masses of bass without a subwoofer in sight, and backs it up with a wealth of features and simplified setup.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung HW-MS650 review

 

Sound is invisible. Sound bars are not. People want sound bars to be invisible. The Samsung HW-MS650 makes the subwoofer disappear. You've got to start somewhere.

The Samsung HW-MS650 offers very good music replay and an excellent array of features, especially for Samsung TV owners. The sound bar features HDMI in and out with 4K support, and its array of Wi-Fi features are second-to-none.

Lightweight bass leads to less-intense sound with movies. Wi-Fi streaming your TV's sound is more hassle than just connecting a cable.

The Samsung HW-MS650 boasts advanced technology and a pleasing sound, but can't match the bass of competitors with separate subwoofers.

May, 2017

Editors choice

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung HW-MS650

 

Hailing from Samsung's new Sound range, this soundbar is a single-body affair that doesn't rely on an external subwoofer to deliver deep bass. Instead it uses an array of custom drivers and some nifty distortion-cancelling tech to give movies some...

With oodles of features and massive movie sound, the HW-MS650 is Samsung’s best single-body soundbar yet and a fantastic choice if you can’t accommodate a separate subwoofer.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Samsung HW-MS650 review

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The HW-MS650 is Samsung's most advanced 2017 sound bar. It features special 'distortion cancelling' technology - Samsung claims that this means it can produce deep bass tones without the need for a separate subwoofer. We sent it to our test lab to put...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

Samsung HW-MS6500 Soundbar Review

 

Samsung's latest soundbar uses distortion cancelling technology that they claim delivers a superior sound quality but can the HW-MS6500 live up to hype?

Great sound ; Good connections ; Plenty of features ; Solid build quality ; Attractive design

Bass could be better ; Fairly expensive

Samsung have released some excellent soundbars over the last few years with the and the Atmos enabled being two of the most recent examples. The MS6500, along with the which uses a more traditional straight chassis, look to continue this trend with its...

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

Samsung HW-MS650 Soundbar Review

 

The soundbar solution is becoming more popular as a way to get improved TV sound without the wires and speakers of a more traditional approach. But in...

Excellent sound quality with TV and Movies ; Decent music performance ; Good bass without a dedicated subwoofer ; Easy to use ; Excellent array of features and multiroom streaming app

Looks expensive when compared to competition ; Only one HDMI

The Samsung MS650 is a very well built soundbar that offers genuinely great audio for your TV and movie viewing in an easy to use package. It will never compete with a full-on home cinema system with separate speakers, AV Receiver and all that wiring,...

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Ryan Waniata (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung HW‑MS650-ZA Sound+ Soundbar review

 

Samsung's best sounding soundbar ever also happens to be its simplest.

Clear and brilliantly detailed upper register ; Excellent presence and balance across frequencies ; Simple and intuitive design ; As impressive for music as movies/TV ; Affordable and upgradeable

Lacks the gut punch of a separate sub ; Skimps on the surround sound decoding ; Occasionally icy in upper midrange

Samsung’s new Sound+ soundbar is a dream machine for those looking to supplement their TV sound simply and easily, with no extra parts or futzing with the remote. While we did miss the extra rumble afforded by a dedicated subwoofer, those looking to...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Samsung HW-MS650 review

 

Sound is invisible. Sound bars are not. People want sound bars to be invisible. The Samsung HW-MS650 makes the subwoofer disappear. You've got to start somewhere.

The Samsung HW-MS650 offers very good music replay and an excellent array of features, especially for Samsung TV owners. The sound bar features HDMI in and out with 4K support, and its array of Wi-Fi features are second-to-none.

Lightweight bass leads to less-intense sound with movies. Wi-Fi streaming your TV's sound is more hassle than just connecting a cable.

The Samsung HW-MS650 boasts advanced technology and a pleasing sound, but can't match the bass of competitors with separate subwoofers.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Scott Schumer (hometheaterreview.com)

Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

 

Samsung's Sound+ HW-MS650 ($399.99) is a three-channel soundbar that uses nine built-in speakers (three tweeters and six mid/bass drivers), each with a dedicated amplifier. Samsung touts the HW-MS650 as a one-box solution that doesn't require a...

The HW-MS650 is available in a curved or flat form factor to match your TV type ; Dialogue is clear, and the soundbar delivers nicely even dispersion across a wide sweet spot ; Setup is fast and easy. The one-piece design simplifies setup and...

Aside from good left/center/right imaging, the soundbar lacks the 360-degree immersion of other competing systems. If you want a real sense of envelopment, you'll need to add the optional wireless rear speakers ; The lack of a subwoofer really hurts...

Why does Samsung offer a soundbar system without a subwoofer? The company has said that research shows a large number of potential soundbar shoppers who simply don't want a subwoofer. If that describes you, then the Sound+ HW-MS650 is a solid solution...

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:DTS 2.0,Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio output channels:3.0
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y
RMS rated power:180
Surround modes quantity:5

Certificates

Certification:CE

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Wi-Fi:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC, Optical / Optical
Mounting brackets included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
AUX In:Y
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI In:1
HDMI Out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
HDMI Version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI Outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):4
Power consumption (typical):450 / 50

Radio

FM radio:N

Receiver

Receiver included:N

Soundbar speaker

Number of mid-range drivers:6
Number of tweeter drivers:1 / 3
Number of woofer drivers:6
Soundbar speaker RMS power:180
Tweeter impedance:4

Subwoofer

Subwoofer included:N / Y
Subwoofer location:Built-in
Subwoofer Type:Passive subwoofer

Technical Details

3D:Y
Apple docking compatibility:Not supported
Applications supported:Multiroom
Audio formats supported:AAC,AIFF,ALAC,FLAC,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA / AAC,ALAC,FLAC,MP3,OGG,WAV
Center speaker frequency range:40 - 20000
Channels quantity:3
Colour of product:Black / Titanium
Compatibility:SWA-9000S
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Docking connector type:Not supported
Frequency range:38 - 20000 / 40 - 20000
Handheld remote control:Y
Number of products included:1
On/off switch:Y
Package Type:One package
Quantity:1
Recommended usage:TV / Universal
Sound effects:Flanger/Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Subwoofer:Y
TV stand usage:Y
USB Connectivity:Y
Wall mountable:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:130.5 / 167.8 / 168
Height :78 / 80
Package depth:148 / 212
Package height:148 / 228
Package weight:8.27 / 8.4 / 8.9
Package width:1278 / 1373.1
Soundbar weight:6.2 / 6.5
Width:1060 / 1160