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-R450 vs ZVOX SB380 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Both soundbars received a score of 4 in our ranking. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-R450 and power, volume down, volume up, input for the SB380.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-R450 has 2.1 and SB380 has 3.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 200 (overall) 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.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the HW-R450. Neither the HW-R450 nor SB380 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HW-R450 at 5 out of 10, while the SB380 was rated 4/10.
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.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-R450 or SB380. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.