Samsung HW-M360 vs Samsung HW-Q60R review

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Samsung HW-M360
vs
Samsung HW-Q60R

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-M360 vs Samsung HW-Q60R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-M360 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 4.4 for HW-Q60R. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, volume down, volume up, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-M360 has 2.1 versus 5.1 for the Samsung HW-Q60R. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HW-M360 versus 360 (overall) W for the HW-Q60R. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-M360 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-Q60R 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the HW-Q60R supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-M360 received a rating of 5/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the HW-M360. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. 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-M360 got a rating of 2, and Samsung HW-Q60R 4 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-M360 over Samsung HW-Q60R

  • App control

Advantages Samsung HW-Q60R over Samsung HW-M360

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360
4.5
Samsung HW-Q60R
4.4
5
4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360
Samsung HW-Q60R

Model

HW-M360
HW-Q60R

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

157
1393

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

90.6 x 5.3 x 6.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

1.5/3.3
3.5/7.9
Samsung HW-M360
Samsung HW-Q60R
Samsung HW-M360
Samsung HW-Q60R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 4.5
  • 4.4
  • 4.5Samsung HW-M360
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R

The Samsung HW-M360 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-M360 price