Samsung HW-J355 vs Denon HEOS BAR review

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Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-J355
vs
Denon HEOS BAR

The Samsung HW-J355 vs Denon HEOS BAR comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-J355 has a total rating of 5.8 out of 10 versus 7 for HEOS BAR. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and volume down, volume up, sound off, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-J355 has 2.1 versus 3.0 for the Denon HEOS BAR. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The HW-J355 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the HEOS BAR - wireless. The Samsung HW-J355 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Denon HEOS BAR 6 for its audio features and specs. Only the HW-J355 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-J355 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HEOS BAR supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-J355 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HEOS BAR. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.

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 Samsung HW-J355 got a rating of 2, and Denon HEOS BAR 4 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-J355 over Denon HEOS BAR

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • WI-FI enabled

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over Samsung HW-J355

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-J355
5.8
Denon HEOS BAR
7
5
10
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
Denon HEOS BAR

Model

HW-J355
HEOS BAR

Brand

Samsung
Denon

Reviews

1070
20

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
volume down, volume up, sound off

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
4/1

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)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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
109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.5
4.8/10.5
Samsung HW-J355
Denon HEOS BAR
Samsung HW-J355
Denon HEOS BAR

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 7
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR

The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price