ZVOX SB380 vs Sony HT-S350 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
ZVOX SB380
vs
Sony HT-S350

I had a chance to test and compare two models: ZVOX SB380 vs Sony HT-S350 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The ZVOX SB380 was rated 4, while the Sony HT-S350 has a rating 5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the SB380 and power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV for the HT-S350.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB380 has 3.1 and HT-S350 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 45 versus 85 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the ZVOX SB380. Rate 6 out of 10 received the ZVOX SB380 for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-S350 received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the HT-S350. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-S350. Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB380 at 4 out of 10, while the HT-S350 was rated 5/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SB380 or HT-S350. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The SB380 was rated 2/10, while the HT-S350 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

ZVOX SB380
Sony HT-S350

Model

SB380
HT-S350

Brand

ZVOX
Sony

Reviews

325
724

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input
power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

45
85

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

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
0/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

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
90 x 6.4 x 8.8/35.5 x 2.6 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.8
2.4/5.4
ZVOX SB380
Sony HT-S350
ZVOX SB380
Sony HT-S350

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 5
  • 4ZVOX SB380
  • 5Sony HT-S350

The Sony HT-S350 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-S350 price