Sony HT-S350 vs Samsung HW-Q60R review

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Rating 4.5 4.5
Sony HT-S350
vs
Samsung HW-Q60R

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sony HT-S350 vs Samsung HW-Q60R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-S350 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 4.4 for HW-Q60R. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV and power, volume down, volume up, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-S350 has 2.1 versus 5.1 for the Samsung HW-Q60R. The output power is different and equal to 85 W for the HT-S350 versus 360 (overall) W for the HW-Q60R. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-S350 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-Q60R 8 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. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-S350 has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Samsung HW-Q60R. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HT-S350 received a rating of 5/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. 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. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

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Common

Product

Sony HT-S350
Samsung HW-Q60R

Model

HT-S350
HW-Q60R

Brand

Sony
Samsung

Reviews

1299
1393

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, Bluetooth, TV
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

85
360 (overall)

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
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
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

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 x 6.4 x 8.8/35.5 x 2.6 x 3.5
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.4
3.5/7.9
Sony HT-S350
Samsung HW-Q60R
Sony HT-S350
Samsung HW-Q60R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 4.4
  • 5Sony HT-S350
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R

The Sony HT-S350 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-S350 price