Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

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Samsung HW-M360/ZA
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VIZIO SB46514-F6

The Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HW-M360/ZA has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 7.6 for SB46514-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, input and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, 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 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. 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 VIZIO SB46514-F6 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Only the HW-M360/ZA supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HW-M360/ZA.

Connectivity

Only the VIZIO SB46514-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the SB46514-F6 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 8/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SB46514-F6. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the SB46514-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The SB46514-F6 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-M360/ZA got a rating of 2, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-M360/ZA over VIZIO SB46514-F6

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

Advantages VIZIO SB46514-F6 over Samsung HW-M360/ZA

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

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
5.6
VIZIO SB46514-F6
7.6
5
8
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Model

HW-M360/ZA
SB46514-F6

Brand

Samsung
VIZIO

Reviews

870
165

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, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

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
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

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
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant

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
116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.4/3.3
3.2/7.2
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 7.6
  • 5.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA
  • 7.6VIZIO SB46514-F6

The VIZIO SB46514-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB46514-F6 price