The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Polk Audio Command Bar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 6.6. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, input and volume down, volume up, microphone, action, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. The output power is different and equal to 200 W for the HW-M360/ZA versus 160 (overall) W for the Command Bar. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-M360/ZA got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Polk Audio Command Bar 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Command Bar supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-M360/ZA received a rating of 5/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-M360/ZA. A built-in microphone is present only on the Command Bar. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-M360/ZA got a rating of 4, and Polk Audio Command Bar 5 out of 10.