It makes sense comparing ZVOX SB380 vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, SB380 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 8 for SL9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone, 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 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. The output power is different and equal to 45 W for the SB380 versus 500 (overall) W for the SL9YG. Only the ZVOX SB380 has a built-in subwoofer. The ZVOX SB380 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the LG SL9YG 8 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the SL9YG.
Only the LG SL9YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the SL9YG has Bluetooth support. Only the SL9YG supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SB380 received a rating of 4/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the SL9YG. A built-in microphone is present only on the SL9YG. Multi-room is only available for the LG SL9YG.
Only the SL9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SL9YG. For multichannel surround ZVOX SB380 got a rating of 4, and LG SL9YG 8 out of 10.