The ZVOX SB380 vs Bose Solo 5 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. Both soundbars received a score of 4 in our ranking.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB380 has 3.1 and Solo 5 has 2.0. 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 Solo 5 received 5 out of 10.
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.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the Solo 5. Neither the SB380 nor Solo 5 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB380 at 4 out of 10, while the Solo 5 was rated 3/10.
The manufacturer of the Solo 5 provides a device control application. 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 Solo 5. 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 ZVOX SB380 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check ZVOX SB380 price