An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-J355 vs Bose Soundbar 500 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-J355 has a total rating of 5.8 out of 10 versus 7 for Soundbar 500. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and microphone, respectively.
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 Bose Soundbar 500. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The HW-J355 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Soundbar 500 - wireless. The Samsung HW-J355 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Bose Soundbar 500 6 for its audio features and specs.
The Samsung HW-J355 has support AirPlay, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay 2. Only the HW-J355 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Soundbar 500 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 in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 500. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the Soundbar 500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. 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 Bose Soundbar 500 4 out of 10.
The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price