Samsung HW-M360 vs Bose Solo 5 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-M360
vs
Bose Solo 5

The Samsung HW-M360 vs Bose Solo 5 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Samsung HW-M360 was rated 4.5, 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-M360 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-M360 for audio features and specs, but the Bose Solo 5 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. Neither the HW-M360 nor Solo 5 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HW-M360 at 5 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-M360 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-M360
Bose Solo 5

Model

HW-M360
Solo 5

Brand

Samsung
Bose

Reviews

56
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

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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)

0/0
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

90.6 x 5.3 x 6.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7
21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6

Weight, kg/pounds

1.5/3.3
1.7/3.7
Samsung HW-M360
Bose Solo 5
Samsung HW-M360
Bose Solo 5

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 4
  • 4.5Samsung HW-M360
  • 4Bose Solo 5

The Samsung HW-M360 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-M360 price