It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-M360 vs LG SN9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HW-M360 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 7 for SN9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone, respectively.
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 5.1.2 for the LG SN9YG. The output power is different and equal to 200 (overall) W for the HW-M360 versus 520 (overall) W for the SN9YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-M360 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the LG SN9YG 8 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Only the LG SN9YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the SN9YG supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-M360 received a rating of 5/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN9YG. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-M360.
Only the SN9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN9YG. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-M360 got a rating of 4, and LG SN9YG 10 out of 10.