An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Bose Soundbar 500 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-M360/ZA has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 7.4 for Soundbar 500. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, input and 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 3.0 for the Bose Soundbar 500. 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 Bose Soundbar 500 6 for its audio features and specs.
The Samsung HW-M360/ZA has support AirPlay, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay 2. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Bose Soundbar 500 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Soundbar 500 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 Soundbar 500. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-M360/ZA.
Only the Soundbar 500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.