ZVOX SB380 vs Bose Soundbar 500 review

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Rating 5 5
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 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. Both models do not support Google Play Music. 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. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround ZVOX SB380 got a rating of 2, and Bose Soundbar 500 4 out of 10.

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Common

Product

ZVOX SB380
Bose Soundbar 500

Model

SB380
Soundbar 500

Brand

ZVOX
Bose

Reviews

325
170

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

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

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

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

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
ZVOX SB380
Bose Soundbar 500
ZVOX SB380
Bose Soundbar 500

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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

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