ZVOX SB380 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
ZVOX SB380
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The ZVOX SB380 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The ZVOX SB380 was rated 4, while the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 has a rating 6.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB380 has 3.1 and Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. 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. Soundbars from this comparison do not have Bluetooth support. Neither the SB380 nor Mythos SSA-50 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 Mythos SSA-50 was rated 6/10.

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 Mythos SSA-50. 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.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
ZVOX SB380
4
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
0
inapplicable
4
inapplicable
2
inapplicable
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Common

Product

ZVOX SB380
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

SB380
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

ZVOX
Definitive Technology

Reviews

431
33

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
5.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

45

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
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

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
0/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
5/0

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
13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.8
15.4/34
ZVOX SB380
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
ZVOX SB380
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 6
  • 4ZVOX SB380
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 price