If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sonos Playbar vs Samsung HW-J355 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sonos Playbar was rated 4.5, while the Samsung HW-J355 has a rating 5.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, play/pause, volume up, volume down for the Playbar and power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-J355.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Playbar has 3.0 and HW-J355 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the Playbar via wireless, but HW-J355 has wired and wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.
The Sonos Playbar is equipped with AirPlay 2, but the Samsung HW-J355 has AirPlay on board. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-J355. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the HW-J355. Neither the Playbar nor HW-J355 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Playbar at 3 out of 10, while the HW-J355 was rated 6/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Playbar or HW-J355. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.
The Samsung HW-J355 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-J355 price