Sony HT-G700 vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA

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Rating 5 5

HT-G700 vs HW-M360/ZA comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-G700
6.2
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
6.6
4
6
Multichannel surround
10
4

Sony HT-G700 vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA review

Sony HT-G700
vs
Samsung HW-M360/ZA

Comparing Sony HT-G700 and Samsung HW-M360/ZA makes sense because it shows what devices in their segment can offer. HW-M360/ZA offers better sound and bass than its opponent - HT-G700. According to the results of our comparison, HT-G700 received 6.2 points out of 10 possible, and HW-M360/ZA was rated 6.6 points.

Advantages Sony HT-G700 over Samsung HW-M360/ZA

  • Available the Apple Music service
  • Supports object-oriented sound with Dolby Atmos technology
  • Surround sound with DTS:X support
  • HDMI ARC supports

Advantages Samsung HW-M360/ZA over Sony HT-G700

  • Available the Amazon Music service
  • Stream music with Spotify
  • Possible to create a multi-room system
  • App for remote control

Audio features

Each of the compared models received 7 points for the audio features.

HT-G700
7
HW-M360/ZA
7

It worth understanding the difference between the two types of amplification: a passive soundbar does not have its own amplifier and receives amplification from the signal source, while an active soundbar has a built-in amplifier. The same active type of amplification is used in the HT-G700 and the HW-M360/ZA.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. It is worth noting one of the main differences, the HT-G700 has 3.1 channels, while the HW-M360/ZA has 2.1 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, Sony HT-G700 has 400 (overall) W, and 200 W has the competitor.

HT-G700 HW-M360/ZA
Built-in channels3.12.1
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W400 (overall)200
Separate speaker (in package)00
Separate speaker connectionsN/Awireless

Subwoofers

Soundbars can have a built-in or external subwoofer. The first type is inseparable from the soundbar body, but for the second, you can choose a good location for deep bass. Both reviewed devices are equipped with an external subwoofer. Competitors support wireless connection to a separate external subwoofer.

HT-G700 HW-M360/ZA
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswirelesswireless

Multichannel surround

Unlike stereo, when reproducing multichannel sound, each specific direction of sound corresponds to its dedicated channel with a separate independent loudspeaker, which creates a three-dimensional sound stage. The HT-G700 received rating 10 out of 10 for multichannel audio processing, but the HW-M360/ZA, in the same category, earned 4 out of 10 points.

HT-G700
10
HW-M360/ZA
4

The peculiarity of Dolby Atmos is that this format is object-oriented, that is, each object of the audio signal is sounded separately and linked to its spatial location. Dolby Atmos surround sound support is implemented only in Sony HT-G700.

DTS:X is an algorithm for processing sound scenes by the processor, linking directly to objects, rather than channels, and calculating the optimal distribution of sound output in a room. The manufacturer has implemented DTS:X technology only in HT-G700.

HT-G700 HW-M360/ZA
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HDDolby Digital
DTS:X
DTS (other)DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24has not

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services.

HT-G700
0
HW-M360/ZA
10

The popular Spotify service is available on the HW-M360/ZA.

HT-G700 HW-M360/ZA
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notPandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

The existence of a sufficient number of current connectors significantly expands the functionality of the device. For example, only through HDMI is it possible to implement the transfer of object-oriented formats, and the presence of a Bluetooth connection will allow remote control, etc. The devices received different ratings for connectivity: Sony HT-G700 was rated 8 out of 10, and Samsung HW-M360/ZA was rated 5 out of 10.

HT-G700
8
HW-M360/ZA
5

The presence of Wi-Fi in the soundbar allows you to get rid of wires when connected to a sound source and get minimal audio latency when playing content from streaming services. Such connection as via Wi-Fi is not possible on any of the devices in comparison.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for speaker systems, which provides excellent quality and minimal audio latency. The availability of Bluetooth protocol, we can see in both models.

HDMI ARC is a very usefull technology that creates a two-way communication channel between a TV and another device. This is convenient since there is no need to use optical and other cables in the system. HDMI ARC is a feature unique to Sony HT-G700. Connecting external devices via USB can be done on both models.

HT-G700 HW-M360/ZA
WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)00
NFC
HDMI input/output1/10/0
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/00/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)0/01/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output00

Features

Voice control is designed to make operating the device more convenient. This allows you to control basic soundbar functions from anywhere in the room.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The HW-M360/ZA has its own remote control application. None of these soundbars have a built-in microphone.

Some soundbars can be part of a multi-room system and it is an affordable solution for sounding the whole house. The HW-M360/ZA has the ability to use a multiroom system.

HT-G700 HW-M360/ZA
Voice control
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Dimensions

HT-G700 HW-M360/ZA
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in89 x 6.4 x 10.8/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.988.9 x 5.1 x 5.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7
Weight, kg/pounds3.5/7.11.4/3.3
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