Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

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HW-M360/ZA vs SB3621n-F8M comparison chart

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Multichannel surround

Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M review

Samsung HW-M360/ZA

Let's compare Samsung HW-M360/ZA and VIZIO SB3621n-F8M for an overview of all their audio functions. And according to the comparison results, we can see that HW-M360/ZA is superior to SB3621n-F8M in quality and number of functions. According to the results of our comparison, HW-M360/ZA received 6.6 points out of 10 possible, and SB3621n-F8M was rated 4.6 points.

Advantages Samsung HW-M360/ZA over VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

  • Available the Amazon Music service
  • Stream music with Spotify
  • Possible to create a multi-room system
  • Supports external media connection via USB

Advantages VIZIO SB3621n-F8M over Samsung HW-M360/ZA

  • Available the Apple Music service

Audio features

The HW-M360/ZA is rated 7 of 10 against 6 for the SB3621n-F8M according to the audio features rating.


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 HW-M360/ZA and the SB3621n-F8M.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. The number of channels in the considered devices is the same - 2.1.

HW-M360/ZA SB3621n-F8M
Built-in channels2.12.1
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W200N/A
Separate speaker (in package)00
Separate speaker connectionswirelesshas not


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.

HW-M360/ZA SB3621n-F8M
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 multichannel sound reproduction capabilities of the soundbars were rated 4 out of 10.


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. If we look at the models in terms of Dolby Atmos support, then none of these soundbars can work with this technology.

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. This ability to reproduce surround sound with DTS:X technology is not implemented in any of the soundbars in this comparison.

HW-M360/ZA SB3621n-F8M
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby DigitalDolby Digital
DTS (other)has nothas not

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services. For the ability to work with streaming services, the HW-M360/ZA received 10 points, and the SB3621n-F8M - 4 on a 10-point scale.


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

HW-M360/ZA SB3621n-F8M
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Other streaming servicesPandora, Tuneln, Deezer, ChromecastVIZIO SmartCast


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: Samsung HW-M360/ZA was rated 5 out of 10, and VIZIO SB3621n-F8M was rated 4 out of 10.


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. However, HDMI ARC is not available on any of these soundbars.

HW-M360/ZA SB3621n-F8M
Ethernet (RJ45)00
HDMI input/output0/00/0
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/01/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)1/01/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output00


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 ability to control the soundbar using the application is implemented in each of the competitors. 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.

HW-M360/ZA SB3621n-F8M
Voice control
App control
Remote control


HW-M360/ZA SB3621n-F8M
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in88.9 x 5.1 x 5.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.791.4 x 5.1 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2
Weight, kg/pounds1.4/3.32.9/4.4
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