The Sonos Playbar vs Samsung HW-M360 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. Both soundbars received a score of 4.5 in our ranking. 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-M360.
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-M360 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The Playbar can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Playbar. Bluetooth support integrated in the HW-M360. Neither the Playbar nor HW-M360 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Playbar at 3 out of 10, while the HW-M360 was rated 5/10.
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-M360. 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 Sonos Playbar is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Playbar price