ZVOX SB380 vs Bose TV Speaker review

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Rating 5 5

ZVOX SB380 vs Bose TV Speaker comparison chart

ZVOX SB380 vs Bose TV Speaker review

ZVOX SB380
vs
Bose TV Speaker

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the ZVOX SB380 vs Bose TV Speaker comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The ZVOX SB380 was rated 4, while the Bose TV Speaker has a rating 5.

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 TV Speaker 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 TV Speaker received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the TV Speaker. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the TV Speaker. We rated the connectivity of the SB380 at 4 out of 10, while the TV Speaker was rated 7/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SB380 or TV Speaker. 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 TV Speaker

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Bose TV Speaker over ZVOX SB380

  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

ZVOX SB380
Bose TV Speaker

Model

SB380
TV Speaker

Brand

ZVOX
Bose

Reviews

581
795

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
has not

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
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

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

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

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
58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.8
3.1/7.7

Other

Release year

2017
2020
ZVOX SB380
Bose TV Speaker
ZVOX SB380
Bose TV Speaker

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 5
  • 4ZVOX SB380
  • 5Bose TV Speaker

ZVOX SB380 competitors

Bose TV Speaker competitors