ZVOX SB380 vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

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Rating 5 5
ZVOX SB380
vs
Dayton Audio BS36

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - ZVOX SB380 vs Dayton Audio BS36 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SB380 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 4.5 for BS36.

Audio features

The ZVOX SB380 has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the ZVOX SB380 has 3.1 versus 3.0 for the Dayton Audio BS36. Only the ZVOX SB380 has a built-in subwoofer. The ZVOX SB380 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Competitors do not support Bluetooth. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) does not support any one of these models. The compared models do not have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 4/10.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.

Advantages ZVOX SB380 over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Built-in subwoofer

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
ZVOX SB380
4
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
0
inapplicable
4
inapplicable
2
inapplicable
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Common

Product

ZVOX SB380
Dayton Audio BS36

Model

SB380
BS36

Brand

ZVOX
Dayton Audio

Reviews

431
53

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

45

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
0/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
3/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

88.9 x 12.7 x 7.6/35.5 x 5.7 x 3.3
93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.8
5.9/13.4
ZVOX SB380
Dayton Audio BS36
ZVOX SB380
Dayton Audio BS36

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 4.5
  • 4ZVOX SB380
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36

The Dayton Audio BS36 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Dayton Audio BS36 price