Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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Samsung HW-M360/ZA
vs
Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The Samsung HW-M360/ZA was rated 5.6, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7. 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, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth for the MagniFi One.

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, 100 versus 240 (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. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-M360/ZA for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi One received 6 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-M360/ZA. 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. Neither the HW-M360/ZA nor MagniFi One has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 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 models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-M360/ZA or MagniFi One. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HW-M360/ZA was rated 2/10, while the MagniFi One received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-M360/ZA over Polk Audio MagniFi One

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

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
5.6
Polk Audio MagniFi One
4.7
5
4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

HW-M360/ZA
MagniFi One

Brand

Samsung
Polk Audio

Reviews

870
207

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, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
240 (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
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

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
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.4/3.3
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Polk Audio MagniFi One
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 4.7
  • 5.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

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