Samsung HW-T550 vs ZVOX SB380 review

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Samsung HW-T550 vs ZVOX SB380 review

Samsung HW-T550
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-T550 vs ZVOX SB380 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-T550 was rated 4.5, while the ZVOX SB380 has a rating 4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-T550 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-T550 has 2.1 and SB380 has 3.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 320 (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.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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-T550. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-T550. We rated the connectivity of the HW-T550 at 6 out of 10, while the SB380 was rated 4/10.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HW-T550 or SB380. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-T550 was rated 5/10, while the SB380 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-T550 over ZVOX SB380

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Advantages ZVOX SB380 over Samsung HW-T550

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T550
ZVOX SB380

Model

HW-T550
SB380

Brand

Samsung
ZVOX

Reviews

2901
529

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
45

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3
88.9 x 12.7 x 7.6/35.5 x 5.7 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
4/9.8

Other

Release year

2020
2017
Samsung HW-T550
ZVOX SB380
Samsung HW-T550
ZVOX SB380

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 4
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 4ZVOX SB380

The Samsung HW-T550 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-T550 price

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