The Samsung HW-J355 vs Sony HT-X8500 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-J355 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 6 for HT-X8500. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-J355 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X8500 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HW-J355.
Only the Samsung HW-J355 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HT-X8500 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-J355 received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
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.
Only the HT-X8500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X8500. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-J355 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X8500 10 out of 10.