Samsung HW-Q80R vs ZVOX SB380 review

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Samsung HW-Q80R
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 Samsung HW-Q80R vs ZVOX SB380 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-Q80R was rated 6.8, while the ZVOX SB380 has a rating 4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q80R and power, volume down, volume up, input for the SB380.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 and SB380 has 3.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 372 (overall) versus 45 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the ZVOX SB380. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q80R for audio features and specs, but the ZVOX SB380 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The HW-Q80R can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q80R. Bluetooth support integrated in the HW-Q80R. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-Q80R. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q80R at 7 out of 10, while the SB380 was rated 4/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q80R provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q80R equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q80R. The HW-Q80R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HW-Q80R was rated 7/10, while the SB380 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q80R over ZVOX SB380

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages ZVOX SB380 over Samsung HW-Q80R

  • Built-in subwoofer

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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q80R
ZVOX SB380

Model

HW-Q80R
SB380

Brand

Samsung
ZVOX

Reviews

1393
431

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
power, volume down, volume up, input

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

372 (overall)
45

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
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

2/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
2/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
88.9 x 12.7 x 7.6/35.5 x 5.7 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
4/9.8
Samsung HW-Q80R
ZVOX SB380
Samsung HW-Q80R
ZVOX SB380

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 4
  • 6.8Samsung HW-Q80R
  • 4ZVOX SB380

The Samsung HW-Q80R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q80R price