Bose Soundbar 500 vs ZVOX SB380 review

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Rating 4 4
Bose Soundbar 500
vs
ZVOX SB380

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Bose Soundbar 500 vs ZVOX SB380 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Bose Soundbar 500 was rated 7, while the ZVOX SB380 has a rating 4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, microphone for the Soundbar 500 and power, volume down, volume up, input for the SB380.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Soundbar 500 has 3.0 and SB380 has 3.1. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the ZVOX SB380. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The Soundbar 500 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Soundbar 500. Bluetooth support integrated in the Soundbar 500. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Soundbar 500. We rated the connectivity of the Soundbar 500 at 8 out of 10, while the SB380 was rated 4/10. The manufacturer of the Soundbar 500 provides a device control application. The Bose Soundbar 500 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Soundbar 500. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The Soundbar 500 was rated 4/10, while the SB380 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

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

Advantages ZVOX SB380 over Bose Soundbar 500

  • Built-in subwoofer

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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 500
ZVOX SB380

Model

Soundbar 500
SB380

Brand

Bose
ZVOX

Reviews

287
431

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

microphone
power, volume down, volume up, input

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

45

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
2/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4
88.9 x 12.7 x 7.6/35.5 x 5.7 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
4/9.8
Bose Soundbar 500
ZVOX SB380
Bose Soundbar 500
ZVOX SB380

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 4
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500
  • 4ZVOX SB380

The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price