Samsung HW-M360 vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

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Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-M360
vs
Dayton Audio BS36

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-M360 vs Dayton Audio BS36 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 4.5.

Audio features

The Samsung HW-M360 has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-M360 has 2.1 versus 3.0 for the Dayton Audio BS36. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-M360 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the HW-M360 has Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) does not support any one of these models. For connectivity, the HW-M360 received a rating of 5/10 versus 4/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the HW-M360. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.

Advantages Samsung HW-M360 over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Bluetooth enabled
  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360
4.5
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
0
inapplicable
5
inapplicable
2
inapplicable
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360
Dayton Audio BS36

Model

HW-M360
BS36

Brand

Samsung
Dayton Audio

Reviews

157
53

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
3/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

90.6 x 5.3 x 6.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7
93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

1.5/3.3
5.9/13.4
Samsung HW-M360
Dayton Audio BS36
Samsung HW-M360
Dayton Audio BS36

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 4.5
  • 4.5Samsung HW-M360
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36

The Samsung HW-M360 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-M360 price