Sonos Beam vs Samsung HW-M360 review

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Rating 5 5
Sonos Beam
vs
Samsung HW-M360

The Sonos Beam vs Samsung HW-M360 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Sonos Beam was rated 5.6, while the Samsung HW-M360 has a rating 4.5. 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-M360.

Audio features

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-M360 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Sonos Beam for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-M360 received 7 out of 10. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Beam. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sonos Beam versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-M360. Neither the Beam nor HW-M360 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Beam at 6 out of 10, while the HW-M360 was rated 5/10. 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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Beam or HW-M360. 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.

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Common

Product

Sonos Beam
Samsung HW-M360

Model

Beam
HW-M360

Brand

Sonos
Samsung

Reviews

1066
56

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause
power, volume down, volume up, input

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9
90.6 x 5.3 x 6.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
1.5/3.3
Sonos Beam
Samsung HW-M360
Sonos Beam
Samsung HW-M360

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 4.5
  • 5.6Sonos Beam
  • 4.5Samsung HW-M360

The Sonos Beam is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Beam price