Samsung HW-M360 vs Sony HT-X9000F review

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Samsung HW-M360
vs
Sony HT-X9000F

The Samsung HW-M360 vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-M360 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 6.8 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. The output power is identical and equal to 100 W. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Only the HT-X9000F supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HT-X9000F.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-M360 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Sony HT-X9000F. Only the HT-X9000F supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-M360 received a rating of 5/10 versus 7/10, 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

Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-M360 got a rating of 2, and Sony HT-X9000F 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-M360 over Sony HT-X9000F

  • App control

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Samsung HW-M360

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360
4.5
Sony HT-X9000F
6.8
5
4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

HW-M360
HT-X9000F

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

157
216

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, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

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
1

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 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.5/3.3
2.5/5
Samsung HW-M360
Sony HT-X9000F
Samsung HW-M360
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6.8
  • 4.5Samsung HW-M360
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F

The Sony HT-X9000F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-X9000F price