Samsung HW-J355 vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

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Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-J355
vs
Dayton Audio BS36

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-J355 vs Dayton Audio BS36 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-J355 has a total rating of 5.8 out of 10 versus 4.5 for BS36.

Audio features

The Samsung HW-J355 has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-J355 has 2.1 versus 3.0 for the Dayton Audio BS36. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-J355 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs. Only the HW-J355 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HW-J355.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-J355 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the HW-J355 has Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) does not support any one of these models. For connectivity, the HW-J355 received a rating of 6/10 versus 4/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the HW-J355. 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.

Advantages Samsung HW-J355 over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-J355
5.8
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
9
inapplicable
5
inapplicable
2
inapplicable
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
Dayton Audio BS36

Model

HW-J355
BS36

Brand

Samsung
Dayton Audio

Reviews

1070
53

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
3/0

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

94 x 5.1 x 5.1/37.1 x 2.3 x 2.6
93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.5
5.9/13.4
Samsung HW-J355
Dayton Audio BS36
Samsung HW-J355
Dayton Audio BS36

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 4.5
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36

The Samsung HW-J355 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-J355 price