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