The Sony HT-S350 vs Samsung HW-S40T comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 5. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.
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 2.0 for the Samsung HW-S40T. The output power is different and equal to 320 (overall) W for the HT-S350 versus 100 W for the HW-S40T. Only the Samsung HW-S40T has a built-in subwoofer. The Sony HT-S350 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-S40T 6 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
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 1/0 of the Samsung HW-S40T. Only the HT-S350 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10.
App control is available for the HW-S40T. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Sony HT-S350 got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-S40T 5 out of 10.