Welcome to our in-depth Samsung HW-K360 ZA Review. The HW-K360 ZA is one of the best soundbars to have emerged in the year 2016 with an incredible performance, outstanding features, and unmatchable specifications. It is officially designed and engineered in the Samsung’s Audio Lab located in sunny California.
It is, in fact, a home theater solution as it comes with a subwoofer and powerful Samsung’s rear satellite pair that adds a lot to the overall sound quality.While it comes in only one color, black, still it looks elegant and nice sitting in one corner of the room.
This soundbar system will perfect complement your Samsung TV, however; you can also connect it with other brands with ease.With Samsung HW-K360 ZA, you will enjoy unlimited wireless audio streaming that is driven by its 2.1 channel system delivering 130W of total power with an impressively performing external wireless subwoofer and rear satellite speakers.
This high-tech soundbar also allows external device connections via an optical input and another 1/8” input. You can also connect and charge your smartphones and tablets via the USB port that is located on the main soundbar. For your convenience, the Samsung HW-K360 ZA comes with optical cable, wall mounting brackets and an instruction manual for assembling your product.
Samsung HW-K360 ZA Review | Specifications & Features
Here is my honest Samsung HW-K360 ZA Review by our team in which we have highlighted each and every feature of the product along with the latest price.
Speaker System Configuration
The Samsung HW-K360 ZA is a 2.1 channel system with an outstanding audio quality that spreads throughout the room. Its subwoofer and satellite speakers give a great surround sound effect inside the room. All you have to do is properly position them in the corners with the soundbar being in front of the TV or wall mounted, and you’ll have a powerful audio system ready for you.
Design & Connections
The Samsung HW-K360 ZA boasts a discreet design. It is more stylish and elegant with a premium feel. Of course at such a price you deserve a quality product that is perfect from every perspective.
Like most of the soundbars, the Samsung HW-K360/ZA comes encased in sturdy aluminum mesh not only hides the six drivers running along their front edge, but also makes sound solid and heavy. Right behind the mesh is its large LED display panel that shows the current settings of your soundbar. You can easily see the inputs, volume levels, setup options and other details resting on the sofa.
The design also features glossy end caps that gives it a nice touch. One of these features volume, input and standby buttons that require a simple push of the finger. Under the soundbar, there are rubber pads that keep it secure on the top of a TV stand. Its low profile design keeps the way clear for the TV’s remote sensors.With Samsung HW-K360 ZA you get multiple connectivity options such as an HDMI input, and ARC enabled output. Moreover, there is an optical and a 3.5mm mini jack.
Furthermore, there are two buttons, Speaker Add and Wi-Fi setup that gives you the freedom of connecting your sound bar with the multiroom system along with other Samsung Speakers. Although the wireless subwoofer that comes along is pretty much similar to the last year’s model, still it has an incredible performance and output. Overall, it performed well with a low-profile frame and brushed black front panel with glossy sides.
The Samsung HW-K360 ZA comes loaded with a Wi-Fi and multiroom functionality. Its slender frame may look ordinary but has numerous features inside. With the Multiroom app installed on your smartphone, you can easily sync music to HW-K650 from multiple streaming services.This includes Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music, Samsung Milk Music, Deezer, 7Digital, 8tracks, JUKE, Murfie, Napster, Qobuz, and TuneIn radio. It also allows streaming songs via DLNA devices like OCs and NAS drives.
Moreover, it also supports MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, OGG, FLAC and ALAC.
Furthermore, if you have any Samsung Wireless Speakers in your house, you can also play music through all of them with ease. It also allows the use of multiroom speakers along with it for creating a 5.1 channel system along with 3.1 soundbar that serves for the front and center channels.
Its power output is 340W and has a total of six speakers on board that is further driven by the amplifier and active crossover. What’s more to discuss about its 3.1 channel speaker configuration is that it features a dedicated center channel that makes human voices clearer and more focused.
The sound models used include Standard Music, Clear Voice, Sports, Movie, and Night along with obligatory Surround Sound Expansion mode that gives you a wonderful experience. The bass, treble, and subwoofer levels are adjustable via the Sound Control menu. Its built-in Bluetooth allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone devices and gives you the freedom of playing audio wirelessly directly from compatible Samsung TVs.
Setup & Operation
This is something hassle-free and step-by-step. Two HDMI sockets are housed in a cramped recess located at the bottom. This does make fitting the cables a bit tricky, thanks to the grooves located on the back that keep the wires tidy. ARC and Bluetooth work like a charm with Samsung TVs.What can be more sophisticated is mounting the soundbar if you want to. You simply connect the HDMI ports, plug in the power socket and start enjoying your new Samsung HW-K360 ZA.
This soundbar was built to entertain you. It has a brilliant performance. The soundbar along with the subwoofer team up to provide a crispy and energetic sound that is clearer with some impressive depth and scale. It is louder with a powerful presentation the perfectly outsmarts your TV speakers.The subwoofer does the actual job in delivering a mighty rumble, while the satellite speakers promise to create a surround sound effect in the room.
The Samsung HW-K360 ZA is the best soundbar system you can ever have. It comes with all the necessary features that are required for a great audio experience.