l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – ZVOX SB380 vs LG SNC4R. The ZVOX SB380 was rated 4, while the LG SNC4R has a rating 5.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the SB380 and power, volume down, volume up, function for the SNC4R.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB380 has 3.1 and SNC4R has 4.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 45 versus 420 (overall) according to devices. 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 LG SNC4R received 7 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the SNC4R. Neither the SB380 nor SNC4R has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SB380 at 4 out of 10, while the SNC4R was rated 6/10.
The manufacturer of the SNC4R provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SB380 or SNC4R. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB380 was rated 4/10, while the SNC4R received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.