ZVOX SB380 vs Samsung HW-M360 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
ZVOX SB380
vs
Samsung HW-M360

The ZVOX SB380 vs Samsung HW-M360 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The ZVOX SB380 was rated 4, while the Samsung HW-M360 has a rating 4.5. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - power, volume down, volume up, input.

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 HW-M360 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 45 versus 100 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 Samsung HW-M360 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 HW-M360. Neither the SB380 nor HW-M360 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SB380 at 4 out of 10, while the HW-M360 was rated 5/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the HW-M360 provides a device control application. 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 HW-M360. 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 same score of 2/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages ZVOX SB380 over Samsung HW-M360

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Samsung HW-M360 over ZVOX SB380

  • Bluetooth enabled
  • App control

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Common

Product

ZVOX SB380
Samsung HW-M360

Model

SB380
HW-M360

Brand

ZVOX
Samsung

Reviews

431
157

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, input

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

45
100

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
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

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
90.6 x 5.3 x 6.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.8
1.5/3.3
ZVOX SB380
Samsung HW-M360
ZVOX SB380
Samsung HW-M360

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 4.5
  • 4ZVOX SB380
  • 4.5Samsung HW-M360

The Samsung HW-M360 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-M360 price