The ZVOX SB380 vs Sony HT-X8500 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SB380 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 6 for HT-X8500. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, 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 Sony HT-X8500. Competitors have 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 not implemented in both soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the HT-X8500 has Bluetooth support. Only the HT-X8500 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SB380 received a rating of 4/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the HT-X8500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X8500. For multichannel surround ZVOX SB380 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X8500 10 out of 10.