If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-R450 vs Samsung HW-J355 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-R450 was rated 4, while the Samsung HW-J355 has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-R450 and power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-J355.
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, 200 (overall) versus 120 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-R450 via wireless, but HW-J355 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-R450 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-J355 received 7 out of 10. The HW-J355 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-J355. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. Neither the HW-R450 nor HW-J355 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-R450 at 5 out of 10, while the HW-J355 was rated 6/10.
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 support is not implemented in either the HW-R450 or HW-J355. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.