If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs LG SN5Y comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-M360/ZA was rated 6.6, while the LG SN5Y has a rating 6. 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, function for the SN5Y.
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, 200 versus 400 (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 LG SN5Y received 6 out of 10. The HW-M360/ZA can play audio from Spotify.
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 SN5Y. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-M360/ZA at 5 out of 10, while the SN5Y was rated 8/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The LG SN5Y equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-M360/ZA may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-M360/ZA or SN5Y. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-M360/ZA was rated 4/10, while the SN5Y received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.