It makes sense comparing Sony HT-S350 vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HT-S350 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N850. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-S350 has 2.1 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. The output power is different and equal to 320 (overall) W for the HT-S350 versus 372 (overall) W for the HW-N850. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HW-N850.
Only the Samsung HW-N850 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-S350 has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N850. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HT-S350 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-N850. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-N850. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-N850.
Only the HW-N850 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N850. For multichannel surround Sony HT-S350 got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-N850 9 out of 10.