Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Samsung HW-N950 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
6.6
Samsung HW-N950
8.6
6
10

Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Samsung HW-N950 review

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
vs
Samsung HW-N950

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-M360/ZA has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N950. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, input and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

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 7.1.4 for the Samsung HW-N950. The output power is different and equal to 200 W for the HW-M360/ZA versus 512 (overall) W for the HW-N950. 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 Samsung HW-N950 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-N950 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HW-N950 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 HW-N950. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-N950 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N950. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-M360/ZA got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-N950 over Samsung HW-M360/ZA

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Samsung HW-N950

Model

HW-M360/ZA
HW-N950

Brand

Samsung
Samsung

Reviews

920
106

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
power, input, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200
512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
2/0

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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.4/3.3
8.8/19.4

Other

Release year

2017
2018
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Samsung HW-N950
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Samsung HW-N950

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  • 6.6
  • 8.6
  • 6.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA
  • 8.6Samsung HW-N950