ZVOX SoundBase 670 5.3-Channel Soundbar with 3 Built-In Subwoofers: Enhance your viewing experience with greater dialogue clarity, explosive bass and riveting virtual surround sound. This compact soundbar acts as a base to set up to a 70" TV on. Beyond TV, the Bluetooth-enabled soundbar can connect with your devices to stream music and Internet radio, filling any room with rich, vivid audio.
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ZVOX 670 performance convinces "the Boss"
Posted by: nativesun from: on
We purchased the ZVOX 670 to replace an aged 5.1 system that had been built-up over time. Wife and commander never liked the 5.1 system, and it fell into disuse. And of course, you have the ongoing problems of calibration and miles of speaker wire.
The major barrier to purchase was the skepticism by my wife, who managed to throw up every objection manageable! That became a good thing, cuz it caused me to do product research on both the TV and the 670 soundbase, so I could meet her questions with authority. For example, she was skeptical that the soundbase would support our TV (110 pounds). The 670 specs say 150 pounds, and when we got the system installed in our small living room, the 670 had no difficulty at all supporting the weight of the TV.
I was quite sold on the 670 after listening to it at the store. I ended up disconnecting the store's subwoofer, because I wanted to hear the system 670 without what would be an added expense of spending on an additional subwoofer. Listening in a store is always a risk, since you don't have the system set up in your home viewing area. But, it was pretty obvious in the store that the system would have everything we needed for our home theater, including a solid oomph bass.
After setting up in our living room, and solving the wiring mess, we were ready for the audition. We had replaced FIVE speakers and the wiring with this one 670. Yikes. Although you can run the 670 off one cable from the TV to the 670, setups to install your other gear can still be complicated. We are running our DirecTV satellite, our DVD and CD player, an AV receiver, a standalone over-the-air broadcast antenna, Apple TV, et al through the 670, so there are a number of HDMI, and optical cables snaking in the back of the TV and 670. Less than before, but still not a simple setup for that much media gear.
As others have noted, the sound from the 670 is spectacular! Highly detailed, crisp but not artificial. Bass is highly adjustable and all that we needed, so no separate subwoofer needed. The lowest bass output comes from settings 0 to minus 6. We often are using minus 4. If we used settings plus 1 and higher, the boom factor would be overwhelming in our living room.
I am impressed by the width of the soundstage. Sounds can be heard coming from the two side walls, which are about 15 feet apart, very impressive!
I am very happy with the sound controls accessed via the remote. Every change in level of any of the settings makes a very distinct change in the sound. The three preset soundstages are also different from one another. We generally like #2.
I have terrible hearing, and was surprised, for example that I was able to hear sports announcers pretty clearly on football telecasts, without the Accuvoice turned on. That was never the case before installing the 670. Big plus.
Wife doesn't like the Accuvoice feature, and I will admit it changes the overall sound to something that seems strangely distorted. Usually, even with my hearing, I can adjust the sound levels, bass and treble to make dialogue pretty understandable. I would only use Accuvoice if desperate, as it takes a toll on the overall sound.
The major test for our family is if the soundbase would be preferred and used for TV, DVD and CD use, and I am happy to report the answer is yes. We all like the sound, and the 670 is in near constant use with the TV. That is so much more an improvement over what we were doing before purchasing the 670!
We don't mind the remote's size, about the same height and width as a deck of cards, though thinner. The shape makes the remote easy to spot with the rest of the remotes. I wish the remote had a backlight, but the controls make sense, are intelligently located, and are easy to use.
Very happy after nearly a month of use. Now to see if the system has some staying power.
Keep in mind that ZVOX is a USA company, so you can support some talented and innovative USA engineers. Also, customer support is USA based, and good response can be expected, which is what I have read in other reviews.
32 out of 32 found this review helpful.
Excellent Sound Quality for Dialog and Music
Posted by: baronep from: Chandler, AZ on
So far the ZVOX 670 appears to be a quality soundbar. I replaced a Panasonic sound bar that wasn't much better than the television speakers. DIalog is excellent and the ZBOX volume can be cranked up when listening to your favorite tunes. Added benefit is the bluetooth capability that allows you to play music from an Android or Apple product.
21 out of 21 found this review helpful.
Even my wife likes and approves of this purchase!
Posted by: pukujuhla from: on
First off, let me lead with this fact; I have never written a review of an electronics/audio product and I'm an avid fan of tech.
I've casually shopped soundbars for over a year now and never felt inspired to take it seriously due to products being offered in the market by all of the big names.... it was all very underwhelming. On a whim, I stopped by my local Best Buy and wandered into the Magnolia area, where in my opinion, everything is over priced and over stimulating. I immediately noticed the lobby area was filled with some great audio; very balanced, clear, crisp, but yet powerful. I tracked the sound to a ZVOX 670 Soundbase and immediately started looking for additional speakers, subwoofers... anything to explain what my ears were hearing. To my amazement it was only a ZVOX 670. I demo'd the soundbase myself, listened to a bluray, connected my phone via bluetooth and played music I liked and everything I threw at it amazed my ears and perception of audio out of a small box. I have a complete Denon/Def Tech home audio system in my mancave and this little box was making them look bad. After that day I left on a mission to convince my wife I 'needed' this $500 box on our counsel in the family room. I've looked at Bose and Sonos for a home audio solution, but the ZVOX was a simple engineering achievement I had to own. Needless to say I offered to purchase and set up our 670 with expressed consent from my wife; if it didn't impress her I was to return it. It's been a month and my girl, who couldn't care less about audio, is actually 'amazed' at how well this little 670 fills our whole house with music; the News sounds lifelike and I'm re-watching movies just to enjoy the dialogue. This product gets a 5/5 in my book, any complaints I've found online are muted by letting your ears listen to one. I couldn't recommend it more - keep up the good work ZVOX!
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
able to understand voices
Posted by: fearoffifty from: on
We bought this because we were having a hard time understanding the voices. Does a excellent job of preventing the music from taking over the show. Way better than the bose system we bought last year.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Ulincy from: on
This product was just what I was looking for. I wanted an all in one surround sound type product. I was concerned about the lack of an independent sub-woofer but the amount of bass coming from the plate is enough to satisfy anyone. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a simple and sleek solution to your TV's lack luster speakers.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
ZVOX 670 vs Pioneer SB03
Posted by: Barjan from: on
I am not well versed on technical terms and descriptions. I surfed the net looking for reviews and for the most part all said choose the pioneer over the ZVOX 670 so I did. That was a mistake. Had the Pioneer 1 day and sent it back. The next day went to Best Buy to get the ZVOX. Well this was the best thing I did. It is more money by $150.00 but is worth every dollar to spend the extra money.
I tested the Pioneer out with the movies the Matrix 1, Terminator 2 and Gladiator the sound was just ok and just seemed to be missing depth and clarity . Tried some live concerts of AC/DC and Inxs not so good. Now I did the same with the ZVOX and guess what the sound and actions scenes of the movies was exceptional very deep and clear and the concert music was even better. Just one more thing, not having a separate sub-woofer is definitely not an issue with the ZVOX. The base (3 built in subs) is more than ample.
ZVOX 670 is an outstanding product and does not disappoint.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
I can finally hear dialog
Posted by: powermidget from: TX on
I have trouble understanding a lot of the dialog on my flat screen t.v, and its especially bad on shows where the actors have English accents. After trying several different sound bars, and returning them, I had pretty much given up. After researching on line, I found this one along with positive reviews by people who have the same problem I do. There are several settings including one called accuvoice. That one did the trick! It passed the test on several British shows and I couldn't be happier. As a side note, music also sounds great on the other settings.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: bbmcc5315 from: on
A BB employee recommended this product as a good alternative to some others I was looking at purchasing. It has worked out very well. Simple to connect through the optic cable, sound quality is excellent & am very satisfied with the product. As a side note, I had originally ordered the size below this one but upgraded due to reading some other reviews. Definitely recommend this unit.
9 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Really great sound for music or movies
Posted by: Pc5805 from: on
I looked at reviews and was originally going to buy a traditional soundbar. After talking to a salesman in the high end tv/sound room, he talked me into the ZVOX. It is really amazing. One of the features I really love is that you can isolate the voices whenever your watching a movie with a lot of background music. The voices and music are both crystal clear. It was a great investment, would recommend to anyone.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Very good sound, no clutter.
Posted by: NotContinuous from: on
I've had 5.1 surround sound systems in the past. I like how they sound, but they're all complicated to use and have too many wires and boxes. My wife absolutely hated both systems I had. The ZVOX doesn't have the "full surround sound effects" of a 5.1 system, but it sounds very good. The three built-in subwoofers have plenty of bass, the sound is clear and will play very loud, and the accuvoice feature really works. It makes dialog really easy to understand. A pretty good option if you want accurate sound and good bass, but don't want a bunch of wires and subwoofers on the floor. And my wife doesn't hate it.