Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Sony HT-S350 review

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Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
vs
Sony HT-S350

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Sony HT-S350 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Samsung HW-M360/ZA was rated 5.6, while the Sony HT-S350 has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, input for the HW-M360/ZA and power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV for the HT-S350.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 85 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. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-M360/ZA. 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-S350. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 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 models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-M360/ZA or HT-S350. 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/ZA was rated 2/10, while the HT-S350 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
5.6
Sony HT-S350
5
5
4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Sony HT-S350

Model

HW-M360/ZA
HT-S350

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

846
724

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, input
power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
85

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)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
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

88.9 x 5.1 x 5.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7
90 x 6.4 x 8.8/35.5 x 2.6 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

1.4/3.3
2.4/5.4
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Sony HT-S350
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Sony HT-S350

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 5
  • 5.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA
  • 5Sony HT-S350

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