The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - ZVOX SB380 vs LG SL5Y that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SB380 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 5 for SL5Y. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, volume down, volume up, function, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the ZVOX SB380 has 3.1 versus 2.1 for the LG SL5Y. The output power is different and equal to 45 W for the SB380 versus 400 (overall) W for the SL5Y. Only the ZVOX SB380 has a built-in subwoofer. The ZVOX SB380 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the LG SL5Y 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the SL5Y has Bluetooth support. Only the SL5Y supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SB380 received a rating of 4/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround ZVOX SB380 got a rating of 4, and LG SL5Y 6 out of 10.