Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Samsung HW-Q70R review

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Samsung HW-M360/ZA
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Samsung HW-Q70R

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Samsung HW-Q70R comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-M360/ZA was rated 5.6, while the Samsung HW-Q70R has a rating 6.6. 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, source for the HW-Q70R.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-M360/ZA has 2.1 and HW-Q70R has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 330 (overall) 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. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q70R. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-Q70R. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-M360/ZA at 5 out of 10, while the HW-Q70R was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-Q70R equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q70R. The HW-Q70R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HW-M360/ZA was rated 2/10, while the HW-Q70R received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-M360/ZA over Samsung HW-Q70R

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Samsung HW-Q70R over Samsung HW-M360/ZA

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
5.6
Samsung HW-Q70R
6.6
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Samsung HW-Q70R

Model

HW-M360/ZA
HW-Q70R

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
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
330 (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

Amazon Alexa

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-Q70R
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Samsung HW-Q70R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 6.6
  • 5.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA
  • 6.6Samsung HW-Q70R

The Samsung HW-Q70R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q70R price