I had a chance to test and compare two models: ZVOX SB380 vs Samsung HW-Q90R and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The ZVOX SB380 was rated 4, while the Samsung HW-Q90R has a rating 8.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the SB380 and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q90R.
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-Q90R has 7.1.4. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 45 versus 512 (overall) 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-Q90R received 9 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q90R can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q90R. Bluetooth support integrated in the HW-Q90R. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-Q90R. We rated the connectivity of the SB380 at 4 out of 10, while the HW-Q90R was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q90R provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q90R equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q90R may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q90R. The HW-Q90R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SB380 was rated 4/10, while the HW-Q90R received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.