The Sonos Beam vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. Both soundbars received a score of 5.6 in our ranking. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause for the Beam and volume down, volume up, power, input for the HW-M360/ZA.
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/ZA 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/ZA received 7 out of 10.
The Sonos Beam is equipped with AirPlay 2, but the Samsung HW-M360/ZA has AirPlay on board. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-M360/ZA. The HW-M360/ZA can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Beam. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. Neither the Beam nor HW-M360/ZA has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Beam at 6 out of 10, while the HW-M360/ZA 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.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Beam or HW-M360/ZA. 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 Sonos Beam is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Beam price