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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.