Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
6.6
4
6

Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
Samsung HW-M360/ZA

The Samsung HW-T550 vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Samsung HW-T550 was rated 4.5, while the Samsung HW-M360/ZA has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-T550 and volume down, volume up, power, input for the HW-M360/ZA.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 320 (overall) versus 200 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. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-T550 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-M360/ZA received 7 out of 10. The HW-M360/ZA can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-T550. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-T550 at 6 out of 10, while the HW-M360/ZA was rated 5/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the HW-M360/ZA provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-M360/ZA may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-T550 or HW-M360/ZA. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-T550 was rated 5/10, while the HW-M360/ZA received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-T550 over Samsung HW-M360/ZA

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Advantages Samsung HW-M360/ZA over Samsung HW-T550

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • App control
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T550
Samsung HW-M360/ZA

Model

HW-T550
HW-M360/ZA

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

2901
908

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, source
volume down, volume up, power, input

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
200

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3
88.9 x 5.1 x 5.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
1.4/3.3

Other

Release year

2020
2017
Samsung HW-T550
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Samsung HW-T550
Samsung HW-M360/ZA

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6.6
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 6.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA

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

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