ZVOX SB380 vs Samsung HW-Q60R review

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Rating 5 5
ZVOX SB380
vs
Samsung HW-Q60R

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so ZVOX SB380 vs Samsung HW-Q60R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SB380 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 4.4 for HW-Q60R. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, volume down, volume up, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the ZVOX SB380 has 3.1 versus 5.1 for the Samsung HW-Q60R. The output power is different and equal to 45 W for the SB380 versus 360 (overall) W for the HW-Q60R. Only the ZVOX SB380 has a built-in subwoofer. The ZVOX SB380 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-Q60R 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the HW-Q60R has Bluetooth support. Only the HW-Q60R supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SB380 received a rating of 4/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround ZVOX SB380 got a rating of 2, and Samsung HW-Q60R 4 out of 10.

Advantages ZVOX SB380 over Samsung HW-Q60R

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Samsung HW-Q60R over ZVOX SB380

  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

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Common

Product

ZVOX SB380
Samsung HW-Q60R

Model

SB380
HW-Q60R

Brand

ZVOX
Samsung

Reviews

431
1393

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, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

45
360 (overall)

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
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.8
3.5/7.9
ZVOX SB380
Samsung HW-Q60R
ZVOX SB380
Samsung HW-Q60R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 4.4
  • 4ZVOX SB380
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R

The Samsung HW-Q60R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q60R price