If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sonos Beam vs Samsung HW-J355 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sonos Beam was rated 5.6, while the Samsung HW-J355 has a rating 5.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause for the Beam and power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-J355.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Beam has 3.0 and HW-J355 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the Beam via wireless, but HW-J355 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Sonos Beam for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-J355 received 7 out of 10.
The Sonos Beam is equipped with AirPlay 2, but the Samsung HW-J355 has AirPlay on board. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-J355. The HW-J355 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. Neither the Beam nor HW-J355 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Sonos Beam equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Beam or HW-J355. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The same score of 2/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.
The Samsung HW-J355 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-J355 price