The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - ZVOX SB380 vs Polk Audio Command Bar 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 6.6 for Command Bar. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and volume down, volume up, microphone, action, 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 2.1 for the Polk Audio Command Bar. The output power is different and equal to 45 W for the SB380 versus 160 (overall) W for the Command Bar. Only the ZVOX SB380 has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the Command Bar.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the Command Bar has Bluetooth support. Only the Command Bar supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SB380 received a rating of 4/10 versus 7/10, respectively. Compared soundbars have no app control. A built-in microphone is present only on the Command Bar. Multi-room is only available for the Polk Audio Command Bar.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround ZVOX SB380 got a rating of 4, and Polk Audio Command Bar 5 out of 10.