ZVOX SB380 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

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Rating 5 5
ZVOX SB380
vs
VIZIO SB46514-F6

The ZVOX SB380 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SB380 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 7.6 for SB46514-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the ZVOX SB380 has 3.1 versus 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. Only the ZVOX SB380 has a built-in subwoofer. The ZVOX SB380 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB46514-F6 8 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the VIZIO SB46514-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the SB46514-F6 has Bluetooth support. Only the SB46514-F6 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SB380 received a rating of 4/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available for the SB46514-F6. A built-in microphone is present only on the SB46514-F6. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the SB46514-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The SB46514-F6 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround ZVOX SB380 got a rating of 2, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.

Advantages ZVOX SB380 over VIZIO SB46514-F6

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages VIZIO SB46514-F6 over ZVOX SB380

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

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Common

Product

ZVOX SB380
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Model

SB380
SB46514-F6

Brand

ZVOX
VIZIO

Reviews

431
165

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, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
5.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

45

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

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)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant

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
116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.8
3.2/7.2
ZVOX SB380
VIZIO SB46514-F6
ZVOX SB380
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 7.6
  • 4ZVOX SB380
  • 7.6VIZIO SB46514-F6

The VIZIO SB46514-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB46514-F6 price