ZVOX SB380 vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

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Rating 5 5
ZVOX SB380
vs
Yamaha YAS-107

I had a chance to test and compare two models: ZVOX SB380 vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The ZVOX SB380 was rated 4, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the SB380 and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.

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 YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 45 versus 60 according to devices. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. Rate 6 out of 10 received the ZVOX SB380 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the YAS-107. The YAS-107 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the YAS-107. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YAS-107. Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB380 at 4 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the YAS-107 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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SB380 or YAS-107. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-107 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The SB380 was rated 2/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-107 over ZVOX SB380

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control

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Common

Product

ZVOX SB380
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

SB380
YAS-107

Brand

ZVOX
Yamaha

Reviews

431
805

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
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

45
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

USB

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

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
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.8
3.1/7.5
ZVOX SB380
Yamaha YAS-107
ZVOX SB380
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 6.2
  • 4ZVOX SB380
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-107

The Yamaha YAS-107 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-107 price