Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Samsung HW-Q60R review

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Samsung HW-M360/ZA
vs
Samsung HW-Q60R

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Samsung HW-Q60R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-M360/ZA has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 4.4 for HW-Q60R. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, input and power, volume down, volume up, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-M360/ZA has 2.1 versus 5.1 for the Samsung HW-Q60R. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HW-M360/ZA versus 360 (overall) W for the HW-Q60R. 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 Samsung HW-Q60R 8 for its audio features and specs. Only the HW-M360/ZA supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HW-M360/ZA.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HW-Q60R 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 6/10, 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

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-M360/ZA got a rating of 2, and Samsung HW-Q60R 4 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-M360/ZA over Samsung HW-Q60R

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • App control

Advantages Samsung HW-Q60R over Samsung HW-M360/ZA

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
5.6
Samsung HW-Q60R
4.4
5
4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Samsung HW-Q60R

Model

HW-M360/ZA
HW-Q60R

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

870
1393

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, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
360 (overall)

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
1/1

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
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
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

1.4/3.3
3.5/7.9
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Samsung HW-Q60R
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Samsung HW-Q60R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 4.4
  • 5.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R

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