ZVOX SB380 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

ZVOX SB380 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison chart

Overall
4
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
7.6
4
10

ZVOX SB380 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 review

ZVOX SB380
vs
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

The ZVOX SB380 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The ZVOX SB380 was rated 4, while the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the SB380 and microphone, action for the Smart Soundbar 300.

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 Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the ZVOX SB380. Rate 6 out of 10 received the ZVOX SB380 for audio features and specs, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 received 5 out of 10. The Smart Soundbar 300 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Smart Soundbar 300. Bluetooth support integrated in the Smart Soundbar 300. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Smart Soundbar 300. Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB380 at 4 out of 10, while the Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 8/10. The manufacturer of the Smart Soundbar 300 provides a device control application. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 equipped with a microphone. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SB380 or Smart Soundbar 300. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages ZVOX SB380 over Bose Smart Soundbar 300

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Bose Smart Soundbar 300 over ZVOX SB380

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

ZVOX SB380
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

Model

SB380
Smart Soundbar 300

Brand

ZVOX
Bose

Reviews

581
144

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
microphone, action

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

45

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

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
66 x 5 x 10.1/26.5 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.8
3.6/8

Other

Release year

2017
2020
ZVOX SB380
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
ZVOX SB380
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 7.6
  • 4ZVOX SB380
  • 7.6Bose Smart Soundbar 300

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