Originally Posted by matilda
I have bought the soundbar HW-M550/Za and I’m already thinking about returning it for HW-MS650.The total cost for 550 with the surround speakers is the same only for MS650. Do you think is a wise choice or not ?
The sound quality of the MS650 is amazing. We were watching curling for a few minutes on the TV, and we could clearly hear the rocks sliding along the ice, as if we were at the rink.
If you don't need or want a sub, then get this. The MS650 does well without a sub, but if you looking for a thunderous boom from explosions in movies, then you might want a system with a sub. Alternatively, you can get the MS650 and then buy the wireless sub later, if you feel it's lacking one.
I actually bought this as a gift for my bro/sis-in-law, and I was blown away by it. The wifi and bluetooth functionality also work well too. IMO, there's no reason to use bluetooth if wifi works well, but I digress. In my bro's case, he needed something for his upstairs bonus room to go with his 60" plasma. One of the issues he has is, the bedrooms are close to the bonus room, so he frequently turns down the volume while the kids/wife are sleeping. A system with a sub would be wasted on him, since they wouldn't be able to use it very often.
If you can find the MS650 for a good deal, then buy and try. Worst case, you return it if it's not to your liking, and get something else. The CSR I was talking to at London Drugs in Canada, was telling me a few customers returned the MS650 and went with a Klipsch soundbar system instead, since they were priced similarly at $400CAD during Boxing Week. I actually got a better deal, since another store (Memory Express) had them on sale for $300. I ended up getting that last unit in the store, which was open box, for $285CAD.