Samsung HW-A650 3.1ch Soundbar with Dolby Digital and DTS:X

Model: HW-A650/ZA UPC: 887276522371 Item: 176105

Product Information

Elevate your experience with 3D virtual surround sound and a built-in center speaker.


  • The powerful 3D surround sound of DTS Virtual:X turns your living room into a theater
  • A dedicated speaker enhances dialogue so you can hear every word
  • Connect two devices simultaneously and switch between them seamlessly
  • A wireless subwoofer is included so you can enjoy deep bass right out of the box
  • Enjoy optimized sound for your favorite shows, games, and more

Sound that wraps around you

Captivating virtual 3D sound moves all around you, including from above, with DTS Virtual:X technology. Dolby Digital 5.1 enables surround sound capability.

Center channel for clear dialogue

Never miss a word with enhanced dialogue delivered by a dedicated center channel speaker to project voices clearly.

Optimized sound for various content

Enjoy optimized sound for your favorite video content, including sports, games, movies, and more - with technology that enhances whatever you are watching.

Discover deep, rich sound like nothing before

Experience truly full sound with powerful bass included with your subwoofer.

Extra bass, bigger sound

Give your bass an instant boost with the push of a button.

Optimized sound for gaming

Step up your gaming experience with perfectly synced directional audio that moves with the on-screen action and crosstalk cancellation that minimizes distractions.

Connect, listen, enjoy

Easily connect your Soundbar to your TV with either Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or HDMI.

A world of sound with one remote

Streamline control of both your Samsung TV and soundbar with just the Samsung TV remote.

More sound without the wires

Turn your soundbar into a complete surround sound system with optional rear Samsung speakers in a few simple steps without the mess of wires.




  • General Information     
    • Series: 600
    • # of Channel: 3.1
    • # of Speaker: 7
    • Total Power (W): 430W
    • Sub-woofer  Power (W): 250W
    • Sub-woofer Type: Wireless
    • Rear Surround Speaker Power (W): N/A
    • Center Speaker: Yes
    • Up-firing Speaker: No
    • Side-firing Speaker: No
    • Front Wide-firing Speaker: No
  • Audio Feature 
    • Sound Modes: Surround Sound Expansion, Game, Standard, Adaptive Lite, DTS Virtual:X Bass Boost
    • Spacefit sound: No
    • Auto EQ: No
    • Auto AV Sync: Yes
    • Dolby: Dolby 5.1ch
    • DTS: DTS 5.1ch
    • Wireless Rear Speaker included: No
    • Wide Range Tweeter: No
    • Distortion Cancelling: No
    • Acoustic Beam Technology: No
    • Hi-Res Audio Decoding: No
  • Video Feature 
    • 4K Video Pass: No
    • HDR: No
  • Decoding Format             
    • MP3: Yes
    • WMA: Yes
    • AAC: Yes
    • OGG: Yes
    • FLAC: Yes
    • WAV: Yes
    • ALAC: No
    • AIFF: Yes
  • Network             
    • Wireless Frequency Band: N/A
    • Ethernet: No
    • Wi-Fi Spec: N/A
    • Wi-Fi: No
  • Connectivity     
    • One Remote Control: Yes
    • USB Music Playback: Yes
    • HDMI In: 1
    • HDMI Out: 1
    • HDMI ARC: Yes
    • HDMI CEC: Yes
    • USB: Yes
    • Bluetooth: Yes
    • Bluetooth Version: 4.2
    • Bluetooth Codec: SBC, AAC
    • Bluetooth Multi Connection: Yes
    • Bluetooth Power On: Yes
    • Auto Power Link: Yes
    • Digital Audio Input (Optical): 1
    • Analog Audio Input: No
    • PCM(LPCM): 2ch
    • AirPlay: No
    • Spotify Connect: No
    • Wired Group Play: No
    • Wireless Group Play: No
    • Karaoke Mic In: No
  • Power Consumption     
    • Main Power Consumption (Standby) (W): 0.5W
    • Subwoofer Power Consumption (Standby) (W): 0.5W
    • Rear Power Consumption (Standby) (W): N/A
    • Adaptor Power: 40W
    • Energy Star: Yes
  • Accessory           
    • Remote Controller: Yes
    • Cable: Optical
    • Wallmount Kit: Yes
    • Battery for Remote Controller: Yes
    • Power Adapter: Yes
    • Rubber Foot: No
  • Special Feature
    • Wall Mounting: Yes
    • Wireless Surround Rear Speaker Ready: Yes
    • Compatible with SWA-8500S: No
    • Compatible with SWA-9000S/9100S: Yes
    • Compatible with SWA-9500S: No
    • Wireless Subwoofer Ready: No
    • Q-Symphony: No
    • Active Voice Amplifier(AVA): No
    • Party Lighting: No
    • Bass Booster: No
    • DJ Effect: No
    • Karaoke: No
    • Weather Proof: N/A
  • Voice Feature   
    • Alexa: No
  • ETC       
    • Smart Things App: No
    • Tap Sound: No
    • Built-in Demo Music (Shop Demo): Yes
    • Shop Mode: Yes
    • Warranty card: Yes
    • Color: Black
    • POP Label: Yes
    • Samsung Giga Partry Audio App (Bluetooth): No
  • Dimension (W x H x D)
    • Main Unit: 38.6" x 2.3" x 4.1"
    • Subwoofer: 8.1" x 13.9" x 11.9"
  • Weight (lbs)     
    • Set Weight: 19.5 lbs
    • Main Unit Weight: 6.8 lbs
    • Subwoofer Weight: 12.7 lbs

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • Remote control & batteries
  • Optical cable
  • Wallmount Kit
  • Power adapter


Customer Reviews for Samsung HW-A650 3.1ch Soundbar with Dolby Digital and DTS:X

4.8 / 5.0
19 Reviews
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Rated 3 out of 5
This is my first sound bar so I didn’t know really what to expect. Since I only own older equipment I am very confused at the settings and can’t figure out what they are. The over all sound is nice but nothing exceptional. Since it’s an improvement over the TV speakers I’m satisfied.
October 12, 2021
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect fit
Very happy with our Samsung soundbar purchase. It exactly what we were looking for.
September 21, 2021
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Small package Big sound
I was skeptical of this soundbar at first with its size for my 65 inch TVs. Once I hooked it up which was super easy boy was a surprised at the sound that came out. Between Movies and Sports and gaming the sound is amazing that comes out. The addition of the sub adds the perfect bass to anything you are watching and having the remote to be able to adjust anything is a super bonus. I recommend this to anyone looking for that extra pop of theater quality sound in any room. Also this soundbar comes with a great sounding subwoofer and the ability to mount on the wall which I’m definitely gonna do to clean up the wires in the pic. I highly recommend this soundbar for anyone looking for a soundbar for any room.
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July 8, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
The best device for games and movies
I've been using this sound bar for a few days. I've tested it on video games, movies and sports as well. Definitely the best sound vs my previous speakers. I had a few before.
7 speakers sound bar is perfect for video games. 51 / 5000
Translation results. The sound goes perfectly through all the speakers. It's very intelligent - the number of working speakers is selected according to the sound. Many choices included, for example bass booster, game, movie, etc. You do not need to adjust the sound by yourself. Subwoofer has amazing deep bass, perfect for games and movies. Very Cool remote control. The sound bar is turned on automatically with the tv.
Very easy to connect with many choices, including hdmi and bluetooth. Sound bar and subwoofer are not connected each other by wire, this is very nice.
Definitely recommend this product for all customers. No matter what kind of users you are, will be definitely satisfied.
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July 7, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great movie experience
I've been using the sound bar for a few weeks now in our theater room, and have been extremely satisfied on how well it performs with all the action movies. Not only does it produce high quality sound, the base let's you feel like your in the movie! The wireless setup also allows for a nice clean setup. We had guests come over for the holiday that even brought up how great it sounded while watching movies. They loved the base coming from the wireless sub, allowing us to easily place it behind the theater seating. Made us feel like we were at the movies!
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July 6, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Blows all others away!
I purchased this to replace an older soundbar and Sound bar by far blows that old one away and amazes me every time I sit down to watch tv. The added center channel makes the voices so much clearer than before and easy to hear, the subwoofer adds good amount of bass but not too much. The virtual surround works good, maybe not as good as a true 5.1 or 7.1 home stereo costing considerably more and taking up much more space and with a lot more wires involved. If you really miss the 5.1, don't worry, you can get add on rear speakers, which I plan on doing in the near future to try out. This system is very easy to hook up to your tv with HDMI or pair with by Bluetooth. In my case I have a newer Samsung LED 4k tv and all I did was power it up and it connected right up. Also since I have a Samsung tv I can control the volume with the TV remote and do not need an additional remote. I also like that this soundbar has a USB drive, I typically carry around my music collection for in my vehicles or for when I'm at work on a thumb drive and can plug that right in and listen to anything I want. I like that Samsung has included everything you could possibly need to hook up or mount the soundbar, like a wall mount with screws, optical cable which is preferred method of hookup, and even batteries for the remote. Overall nice package, well made, good sounding, and tons of features.
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June 30, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Big sounds from so little
I paired my A650 with my Samsung TV. Connecting it was seamless. So seamless in fact that I wasn't sure it was connected. A bonus was the fact that this came with an optical cable so this literally was plug and play. As soon as you plugged it in the TV began setup automatically. In a minute it was done and connected to the TV remote. The speakers now come on whenever the TV does. The subwoofer is subtle. I didn't think it was connected until I tested it with a sound test video from YouTube. The bass envelopes you with sound you can feel. It is awesome! The soundbar is clear and crisp. I'm still trying to figure out the best setting but so far the standard setting seems to fit best. I love the tap and play feature. I have a galaxy phone and it works seamless with the speakers. Music from there rivals a high end sound system. I'm definitely very impressed with this system and would recommend it for any TV room setup.
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June 29, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Best sound bar I ever had
I am extremely impressed with this sound bar, after a seamless and quick set up in my my living room has been been transformed into a home theater. The sound is clear and crisp while watching movies or playing video games. The subwoofer is excellent and wireless so was able to install behind the couch in order to get the best possible experience. The middle speaker really makes a diffrent in the sou d quality compared to other sound bars I had in the past. Set up was quick and easy connected using HDMI to my TV. Also connected to it with my phone via Bluetooth.
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June 29, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great plug and play soundbar with one caveat.
The Samsung HW-A650 3.1ch Soundbar w/ Dolby 5.1/DTS Virtual:X (2021) is a great soundbar with good bass. I was able to simply plug in the optical cable to my TV and it auto detects any device I'm running through my TV and delivers great sound. The high-power, bi-directional speakers deliver great sound throughout my den no matter where I'm sitting. The size of the soundbar and subwoofer are standard and easy to place for your sound setup. I found that it can pair with some wireless rear speakers from Samsung as well and I find this very beneficial, it'll have to be my next piece of the upgrade. I use the soundbar with everything - sports, cable TV, streaming TV, movies and video games!
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June 28, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
The future of 5.1 surround sound
The clarity of dialogue with this soundbar is perfect, Coming from my 5.1 surround sound that had speakers behind me I was nervous to make the jump to the virtual surround sound! But I was pleasantly surprised by DTS Virtual X and it's capabilities. It's quite clever how the technology works and uses the ceiling to bounce sounds to your rear! I must admit while it does a great job it doesn't fully emerse myself into the movie like before! But what's great is Samsung already knew there would be people like myself and offer rear wireless speakers as an option so that's something to look into! But overall this is a great soundbar as it comes! It has far better audio clarity than my previous soundbar and I'll take that over the full surround! For the retail price, this is a great stepping stone before making a leap towards a full 5.1 Dolby Atmos system which is typically more expensive
The soundbar itself feature HDMI Arc technology which is quickly becoming an industry standard, with this it means you can connect to a compatible TV's Arc and you can then use your TV remote to control the volume regardless of brand. The subwoofer is wireless meaning you can place it anywhere in your room without running audio cables under the carpet or around the wall like the old days. The sub has a respectable punch but it won't blow you away literally, which can be a good thing or bad thing depending on your preference
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June 25, 2021
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How do you change the volume level with the remote ?
A shopper on Jun 16, 2021
  Thanks for your inquiry. The included remote has a Volume rocker control. Push up (or forward) to increase volume or push down (or back) to decrease volume. See page 22.