Samsung HW-M360 vs Sony HT-CT800 review

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Samsung HW-M360
vs
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-M360 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Samsung HW-M360 was rated 4.5, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-M360 and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 110 according to devices. 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 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-M360 for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Google Play Music service is only in the HT-CT800. The HT-CT800 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-CT800. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-M360 versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-CT800. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-M360 at 5 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the HW-M360 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-CT800 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-M360 or HT-CT800. 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.

Advantages Samsung HW-M360 over Sony HT-CT800

  • App control

Advantages Sony HT-CT800 over Samsung HW-M360

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360
4.5
Sony HT-CT800
5.6
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5
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360
Sony HT-CT800

Model

HW-M360
HT-CT800

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

157
315

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
110

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
3/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

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
103 x 5.2 x 12.6/40.5 x 2.1 x 5

Weight, kg/pounds

1.5/3.3
2.8/6.1
Samsung HW-M360
Sony HT-CT800
Samsung HW-M360
Sony HT-CT800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 5.6
  • 4.5Samsung HW-M360
  • 5.6Sony HT-CT800

The Sony HT-CT800 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-CT800 price