VIZIO SB3821-C6 vs ZVOX SB380 review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB3821-C6
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 VIZIO SB3821-C6 vs ZVOX SB380 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The VIZIO SB3821-C6 was rated 4.5, while the ZVOX SB380 has a rating 4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3821-C6 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 SB3821-C6 has 2.1 and SB380 has 3.1. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the ZVOX SB380. Rate 5 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB3821-C6 for audio features and specs, but the ZVOX SB380 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. 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 SB3821-C6. Neither the SB3821-C6 nor SB380 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SB3821-C6 at 6 out of 10, while the SB380 was rated 4/10.

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 SB3821-C6 or SB380. 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 same score of 2/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB3821-C6
ZVOX SB380

Model

SB3821-C6
SB380

Brand

VIZIO
ZVOX

Reviews

4009
278

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up
power, volume down, volume up, input

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

45

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
2/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

96.5 x 7.6 x 7.6/38 x 3 x 3
88.9 x 12.7 x 7.6/35.5 x 5.7 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.6/5.8
4/9.8
VIZIO SB3821-C6
ZVOX SB380
VIZIO SB3821-C6
ZVOX SB380

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 4
  • 4.5VIZIO SB3821-C6
  • 4ZVOX SB380

The VIZIO SB3821-C6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB3821-C6 price