l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-J355 vs Samsung HW-K850. The Samsung HW-J355 was rated 5.8, while the Samsung HW-K850 has a rating 5.6. 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, source for the HW-K850.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-J355 has 2.1 and HW-K850 has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 60 versus 350 (overall) 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 HW-K850 has wireless connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-J355 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-K850 received 6 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-J355. 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 HW-K850. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-J355 at 6 out of 10, while the HW-K850 was rated 7/10.
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.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-K850. 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 HW-K850 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.
The Samsung HW-J355 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-J355 price