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ZVOX - SB500 3.1 Channel Soundbar with 4" Subwoofer and Bluetooth Music Streaming - Black

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Take your home theater up a notch with this sleek ZVOX sound bar. It features three speakers, a 140W digital amplifier and AccuVoice, an innovative system that delivers crystal-clear dialogue. Connect to this ZVOX sound bar from your phone or your tablet to stream music, or use its multiple inputs to add an audio receiver.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Multifunction ZVOX remote control with cable/satellite remote programming guide
  • One-sheet safety instructions, operations manual, Quick Start guide, warranty card.
  • Optical digital (TOSLINK) cable
  • Power cord
  • Stereo RCA to 3.5mm mini plug
  • Stereo RCA to stereo RCA connecting cable
  • ZVOX SB500 3.1 Channel Soundbar with 4" Subwoofer and Bluetooth Music Streaming

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (64 out of 68)

Features


140W nominal output power

Provides dynamic sound.

Three 2" long-excursion full-range speakers

Enhance the frequency range of audio playback to ensure crisp voices and dynamic soundtracks.

4" subwoofer with MegaBass

Efficiently transmits bass energy to the room for powerful, tight dynamic bass response.

Dolby Digital decoder

Reproduces multichannel audio to deliver a cinematic audio experience.

AccuVoice

Offers accurate voice reproduction, so dialog is crisp and clear.

Output Leveling

Helps equalize sound levels between programming.

Sleek appearance

Fits seamlessly along most HDTVs for a streamlined look.

Inputs

Includes RCA stereo, optical digital audio and coaxial digital audio.

Remote

Enables simple operation from a distance.

Built-in Bluetooth

Makes it easy to enjoy tracks stored on a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device.

58Hz - 20kHz frequency response

Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.


Overall customer rating

4.5
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Like It, I Really Like It

    Posted
    Tobetobedoo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The ZVOX SB500 is a great sounding sound bar. The sound quality is much fuller and richer than what comes out of the new high-end 65 inch 4K TV I recently purchased. The SB500 also has an input to connect a sub-woofer, but it is really not needed as the bass that comes out of this unit is surprisingly sufficient. I also enjoy the AccuVoice feature which does make the vocals easier to perceive even at a low level. With that said, it is significant to note that (in my opinion), a sound bar (any sound bar) is not intended to be a replacement for a full audio system. If you want to have a true 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound experience, you should be looking at a high-end receiver with separate front, center, and rear speakers. For the record, I also own such a system, but normally only use it for movies or music I want to be enveloped in. But for day to day television viewing, I prefer the SB500 which is easy to set up, easy to use, and sounds great for what a sound bar is intended for. One last thing, the Customer Service at ZVOX is great! They answer the phone quickly when called, are knowledgeable and understandable. I would recommend this sound bar just for the quality of their customer support.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy, great sound, simple to use.

    Posted
    Tekonus
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've paired this with my Samsung KS8500 using an optical cable and the sound is simply fantastic for a soundbar. This thing has some fantastic base and I am in love with the 2 main feature modes for Accuvoice and Sound Leveling. Accuvoice really makes a huge difference on programs where the voices seem muffled compared to other sounds. No more cranking the volume to hear talk and then lowering it quickly when the action kicks up and things get too loud. The sound leveling also has been useful for certain sources to level things out. For a soundbar this thing is pretty beefy, be aware of its size before purchasing. I had this setup using my Harmony Hub remote which by default will turn inputs on and off when you start or turn off activities. In the instructions for this soundbar it tells you to leave the soundbar on all the time, as it will wake when it detects input. I had issues with the original setup where when Harmony turned the soundbar on it would not turn itself on consistently. I changed the setup to leave it on, and haven't had many issues since. The difference is, it doesn't truly wake itself up and be ready to use from sleep mode. When starting my activity with the soundbar in sleep mode I have to hit an input key (like volume up) in order to get it to wake. This is a little annoying, but I am very happy with this soundbar otherwise. Movies and games sound amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works As Advertised

    Posted
    Scott
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    We had another sound bar for our TV, but I was constantly upping the volume so I could try to follow conversations in shows. Even that didn't help much. Speech was still muffled. I was very frustrated, but not as much as my very patient wife, who had to put up with my constant sound adjustments. So I did some research about which sound bars handled folks like me who had hearing loss. I was skeptical, but bought this. WOW!!! What a difference, like night and day. We can now both hear dialogue in TV shows with the sound set at one level. Clearly. I have 10% hearing on one side, and only 60% on the other. Thanks to the technology in this system, I am enjoying my TV shows again. This bar has three "Surround" adjustments for different types of shows, as well as something called "Accuvoice" for especially challenging sound tracks. By the way, the "Sound Leveling" feature also works well. Commercials no longer jump about ten decibels. I am so glad I tried this product. Really added to my quality of entertainment enjoyment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't be beat for the price

    Posted
    nikongunny27

    Crystal clear sound, built solid, hard to beat in this price range. Is this thing going to shake down the walls with its built in 4" subwoofer drivers? No. However, what it does do is faithfully reproduce sound, including the bass, all the way down to 42 Hz. That's not easy to do with something that does not have an external sub. For those seeking more bass, the newest models do have a subwoofer out and it will clearly be labeled on the box if it has it. I found myself reaching to turn down the bass setting during a late night watching of a show with some bass heavy music in a scene, but stopped myself when I realized how good it sounded and was shocked that it could actually reproduce it. The AccuVoice setting works phenomenal when the vocals need a boost, especially when listening at lower volumes. You will be hard pressed to find something that sounds this good and is as easy to set up and use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent soundbar

    Posted
    Hemi345
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I nearly had my mind made up on purchasing an LG or Sony soundbar till I stumbled onto this ZVOX SB500. It wasn't hooked up in the Magnolia section, so I nearly passed it up but figured I'd ask to test it since the initial build quality seemed really good. I'm glad I did. The sound quality was much better than the Sony soundbar it replaced. The bass this soundbar creates is pretty incredible. Much nicer sounding than the Sony with the dedicated subwoofer. The remote is pretty cheap but only used to adjust the treble and bass occasionally since the bar can be programmed to respond to practically any TV remote. Glad I bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound.

    Posted
    Iain
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I own a Sonos system, and I considered the Sonos soundbar for my television set. The price difference got me to the ZVox, which was sturdily constructed, had great sound (equal to Sonos, which I love) and came in at $200 cheaper. The interface is a bit clunky with a cheap plastic remote, which could easily be upgraded by the manufacturer, but I do like the ability to play music via Bluetooth through the soundbar. While not the most sophisticated device aesthetically, it gets the job done, has great sound, give the aura of home theater without the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Big improvement

    Posted
    BigAH
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought the item on a Wednesday and Sunday it went on sale. Called Best Buy and they said they will refund difference. Great. The product: solidly constructed and easy to set up. Placed as recommended it's 5+ inches high so may block tv sensor, but can be placed on back to make height about 3"...but that sacrifices seeing the display. No biggy. Dialog can now be heard! Amazing. Surround Sound settings pretty much all the same. But remember, it's a soundbar. It sounds great with music and the remote is responsive; as well as learning the cable remote easily. If it lasts it will be great. So far, so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    BlueSp

    I've had a few different systems over the years and this doo-dad is by far the best I've ever purchased for the money. I found that it's difficult to match the sound of the old fashioned surround system without spending a ton of money. I purchased this because it had the sub built in, after comparing it to the Bose Soundtouch 300 that I would have had to spend nearly 3 times more on to get with the sub woofer. Longer story shorter.. It is much more powerful than I expected it to be and the sound is amazing. The setup was simple and we love the bluetooth!

    I would recommend this to a friend





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