Samsung HW-J355 vs Bose Solo 5 review

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Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-J355
vs
Bose Solo 5

The Samsung HW-J355 vs Bose Solo 5 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Samsung HW-J355 was rated 5.8, while the Bose Solo 5 has a rating 4.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-J355 has 2.1 and Solo 5 has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-J355 for audio features and specs, but the Bose Solo 5 received 5 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-J355. The HW-J355 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-J355. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. Neither the HW-J355 nor Solo 5 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HW-J355 at 6 out of 10, while the Solo 5 was rated 3/10.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-J355 or Solo 5. 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.

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
Bose Solo 5

Model

HW-J355
Solo 5

Brand

Samsung
Bose

Reviews

996
2244

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

94 x 5.1 x 5.1/37.1 x 2.3 x 2.6
21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.5
1.7/3.7
Samsung HW-J355
Bose Solo 5
Samsung HW-J355
Bose Solo 5

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 4
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355
  • 4Bose Solo 5

The Samsung HW-J355 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-J355 price