If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sony HT-Z9F vs Samsung HW-J355 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sony HT-Z9F was rated 7.2, while the Samsung HW-J355 has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-Z9F and power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-J355.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-Z9F has 3.1 and HW-J355 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 400 (overall) versus 120 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the HT-Z9F via wireless, but HW-J355 has wired and wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-Z9F. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HT-Z9F at 8 out of 10, while the HW-J355 was rated 6/10. The manufacturer of the HW-J355 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-Z9F may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-Z9F. The HT-Z9F can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HT-Z9F was rated 8/10, while the HW-J355 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.