Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Sony HT-X9000F review

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Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
vs
Sony HT-X9000F

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 5.6 out of 10 versus 6.8 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, input and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. The output power is identical and equal to 100 W. 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.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast.

Connectivity

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.

Features

App control is available for the HW-M360/ZA. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-M360/ZA got a rating of 2, and Sony HT-X9000F 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-M360/ZA over Sony HT-X9000F

  • App control

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Samsung HW-M360/ZA

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

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
5.6
Sony HT-X9000F
6.8
5
4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

HW-M360/ZA
HT-X9000F

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

870
216

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, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

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)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
1

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
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.4/3.3
2.5/5
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Sony HT-X9000F
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 6.8
  • 5.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F

The Sony HT-X9000F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-X9000F price