If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs ZVOX SB380 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 was rated 7.4, while the ZVOX SB380 has a rating 4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB36512-F6 and power, volume down, volume up, input for the SB380.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2 and SB380 has 3.1. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the ZVOX SB380. Rate 8 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB36512-F6 for audio features and specs, but the ZVOX SB380 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The SB36512-F6 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB36512-F6. Bluetooth support integrated in the SB36512-F6. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SB36512-F6. We rated the connectivity of the SB36512-F6 at 8 out of 10, while the SB380 was rated 4/10.
The manufacturer of the SB36512-F6 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SB36512-F6. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB36512-F6 was rated 7/10, while the SB380 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.