It makes sense comparing ZVOX SB380 vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, SB380 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N850. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the ZVOX SB380 has 3.1 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. The output power is different and equal to 45 W for the SB380 versus 372 (overall) W for the HW-N850. Only the ZVOX SB380 has a built-in subwoofer. The ZVOX SB380 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N850 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HW-N850.
Only the Samsung HW-N850 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the HW-N850 has Bluetooth support. Only the HW-N850 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SB380 received a rating of 4/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-N850. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-N850. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-N850.
Only the HW-N850 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N850. For multichannel surround ZVOX SB380 got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-N850 9 out of 10.