Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Samsung HW-R650 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-M360/ZA has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 5.2 for HW-R650. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, input and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.
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 3.1 for the Samsung HW-R650. The output power is different and equal to 200 W for the HW-M360/ZA versus 340 (overall) W for the HW-R650. 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. Spotify support is available on the HW-M360/ZA.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HW-R650 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.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-M360/ZA got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-R650 5 out of 10.