KEF HTF7003 vs ZVOX SB380 review

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Rating 5 5
KEF HTF7003
vs
ZVOX SB380

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the KEF HTF7003 vs ZVOX SB380 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The KEF HTF7003 was rated 5, while the ZVOX SB380 has a rating 4.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - passive versus active respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HTF7003 has 3.0 and SB380 has 3.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 45 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the ZVOX SB380. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

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. Soundbars from this comparison do not have Bluetooth support. Neither the HTF7003 nor SB380 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 4/10.

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 HTF7003 or SB380. 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.

Advantages ZVOX SB380 over KEF HTF7003

  • Built-in subwoofer

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
KEF HTF7003
5
ZVOX SB380
4
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4
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Common

Product

KEF HTF7003
ZVOX SB380

Model

HTF7003
SB380

Brand

KEF
ZVOX

Reviews

15
431

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired
wired

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, volume down, volume up, input

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.1

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

100
45

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

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

0/0
2/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
1/0

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

78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4
88.9 x 12.7 x 7.6/35.5 x 5.7 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
4/9.8
KEF HTF7003
ZVOX SB380
KEF HTF7003
ZVOX SB380

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5KEF HTF7003
  • 4ZVOX SB380

The KEF HTF7003 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check KEF HTF7003 price