An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so ZVOX SB380 vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SB380 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 7 for YAS-109. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the ZVOX SB380 has 3.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-109. The output power is different and equal to 45 W for the SB380 versus 60 W for the YAS-109. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. The ZVOX SB380 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Yamaha YAS-109 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the YAS-109.
Only the Yamaha YAS-109 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the YAS-109 has Bluetooth support. Only the YAS-109 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SB380 received a rating of 4/10 versus 9/10, respectively. App control is available for the YAS-109. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-109. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The YAS-109 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround ZVOX SB380 got a rating of 2, and Yamaha YAS-109 5 out of 10.
The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price