The Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-M360/ZA has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 7 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, input and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, 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 300 (overall) W for the HT-X9000F. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HT-X9000F 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. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-M360/ZA.
Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-M360/ZA got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X9000F 9 out of 10.