Samsung HW-J355 vs Sony HT-S350 review

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Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-J355
vs
Sony HT-S350

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-J355 vs Sony HT-S350 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-J355 was rated 5.8, while the Sony HT-S350 has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-J355 and power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV for the HT-S350.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 60 versus 85 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-J355 via wired and wireless, but HT-S350 has wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-J355. The HW-J355 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-J355. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-S350. We rated the connectivity of the HW-J355 at 6 out of 10, while the HT-S350 was rated 5/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the HW-J355 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-J355 or HT-S350. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HW-J355 was rated 2/10, while the HT-S350 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
Sony HT-S350

Model

HW-J355
HT-S350

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

1040
724

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, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60
85

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

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
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

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
90 x 6.4 x 8.8/35.5 x 2.6 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.5
2.4/5.4
Samsung HW-J355
Sony HT-S350
Samsung HW-J355
Sony HT-S350

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 5
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355
  • 5Sony HT-S350

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