Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Bose TV Speaker review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Bose TV Speaker comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
6.6
Bose TV Speaker
5
6
4

Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Bose TV Speaker review

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
vs
Bose TV Speaker

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 Bose TV Speaker comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-M360/ZA was rated 6.6, while the Bose TV Speaker has a rating 5.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-M360/ZA has 2.1 and TV Speaker has 3.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-M360/ZA via wireless, but TV Speaker has wired connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-M360/ZA for audio features and specs, but the Bose TV Speaker received 5 out of 10. 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. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the TV Speaker. 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 TV Speaker was rated 7/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the HW-M360/ZA provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-M360/ZA may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-M360/ZA or TV Speaker. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Samsung HW-M360/ZA over Bose TV Speaker

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • App control
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Bose TV Speaker over Samsung HW-M360/ZA

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Bose TV Speaker

Model

HW-M360/ZA
TV Speaker

Brand

Samsung
Bose

Reviews

920
795

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
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

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
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

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
58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.4/3.3
3.1/7.7

Other

Release year

2017
2020
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Bose TV Speaker
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Bose TV Speaker

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 5
  • 6.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA
  • 5Bose TV Speaker

Samsung HW-M360/ZA competitors

Bose TV Speaker competitors