If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sony HT-Z9F vs ZVOX SB380 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sony HT-Z9F was rated 7.2, while the ZVOX SB380 has a rating 4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-Z9F and power, volume down, volume up, input for the SB380.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 400 (overall) versus 45 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the ZVOX SB380. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Sony HT-Z9F for audio features and specs, but the ZVOX SB380 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HT-Z9F can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-Z9F. Bluetooth support integrated in the HT-Z9F. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-Z9F. We rated the connectivity of the HT-Z9F at 8 out of 10, while the SB380 was rated 4/10. None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-Z9F may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-Z9F. The HT-Z9F can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HT-Z9F was rated 8/10, while the SB380 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.