ZVOX SB380 vs Bose Soundbar 500 review

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ZVOX SB380 vs Bose Soundbar 500 comparison chart

ZVOX SB380 vs Bose Soundbar 500 review

ZVOX SB380
vs
Bose Soundbar 500

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so ZVOX SB380 vs Bose Soundbar 500 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SB380 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 7.4 for Soundbar 500. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and microphone, 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 3.0 for the Bose Soundbar 500. Only the ZVOX SB380 has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 500.

Connectivity

Only the Bose Soundbar 500 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the Soundbar 500 has Bluetooth support. Only the Soundbar 500 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 Soundbar 500. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 500. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the Soundbar 500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

Advantages ZVOX SB380 over Bose Soundbar 500

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Bose Soundbar 500 over ZVOX SB380

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • 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
Bose Soundbar 500

Model

SB380
Soundbar 500

Brand

ZVOX
Bose

Reviews

581
407

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

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

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
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

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
80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.8
3.1/7

Other

Release year

2017
2018
ZVOX SB380
Bose Soundbar 500
ZVOX SB380
Bose Soundbar 500

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 7.4
  • 4ZVOX SB380
  • 7.4Bose Soundbar 500

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