It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HW-M360/ZA has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 7.4 for SL9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, input and power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone, 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 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HW-M360/ZA versus 500 (overall) W for the SL9YG. 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 LG SL9YG 8 for its audio features and specs. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the LG SL9YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the SL9YG 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 in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SL9YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the SL9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SL9YG. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-M360/ZA got a rating of 2, and LG SL9YG 7 out of 10.
The LG SL9YG is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL9YG price