Sony HT-G700 vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Sony HT-G700 vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-G700
6.2
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
6.6
4
6

Sony HT-G700 vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA review

Sony HT-G700
vs
Samsung HW-M360/ZA

The Sony HT-G700 vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Sony HT-G700 was rated 6.2, while the Samsung HW-M360/ZA has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth for the HT-G700 and volume down, volume up, power, input for the HW-M360/ZA.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-G700 has 3.1 and HW-M360/ZA has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 400 (overall) versus 200 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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking. The HW-M360/ZA can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-G700. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HT-G700 at 8 out of 10, while the HW-M360/ZA was rated 5/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the HW-M360/ZA provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-M360/ZA may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-G700. The HT-G700 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HT-G700 was rated 10/10, while the HW-M360/ZA received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sony HT-G700 over Samsung HW-M360/ZA

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Samsung HW-M360/ZA over Sony HT-G700

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • App control
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Sony HT-G700
Samsung HW-M360/ZA

Model

HT-G700
HW-M360/ZA

Brand

Sony
Samsung

Reviews

306
920

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, Bluetooth
volume down, volume up, power, input

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
200

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 6.4 x 10.8/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.9
88.9 x 5.1 x 5.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.1
1.4/3.3

Other

Release year

2020
2017
Sony HT-G700
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Sony HT-G700
Samsung HW-M360/ZA

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.2Sony HT-G700
  • 6.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA

Sony HT-G700 competitors

Samsung HW-M360/ZA competitors