ZVOX SB380 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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ZVOX SB380
vs
Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about ZVOX SB380 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The ZVOX SB380 was rated 4, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7. 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, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth for the MagniFi One.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB380 has 3.1 and MagniFi One has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 45 versus 240 (overall) 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. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. 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 MagniFi One. Neither the SB380 nor MagniFi One has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB380 at 4 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10.

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 SB380 or MagniFi One. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The SB380 was rated 2/10, while the MagniFi One received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages ZVOX SB380 over Polk Audio MagniFi One

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Polk Audio MagniFi One over ZVOX SB380

  • Bluetooth enabled

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
ZVOX SB380
4
Polk Audio MagniFi One
4.7
4
4
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Common

Product

ZVOX SB380
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

SB380
MagniFi One

Brand

ZVOX
Polk Audio

Reviews

431
207

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, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

45
240 (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
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

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
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.8
ZVOX SB380
Polk Audio MagniFi One
ZVOX SB380
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 4.7
  • 4ZVOX SB380
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

The Polk Audio MagniFi One is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Polk Audio MagniFi One price