l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-M360 vs Samsung HW-K850. The Samsung HW-M360 was rated 4.5, 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-M360 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-M360 has 2.1 and HW-K850 has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 350 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-M360 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-K850 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The HW-K850 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-K850. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-M360 versus 2/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-K850. 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-M360 at 5 out of 10, while the HW-K850 was rated 7/10.
The manufacturer of the HW-M360 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-M360 was rated 2/10, while the HW-K850 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.
The Samsung HW-K850 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-K850 price