ZVOX Zbase 555 Speaker System to Place Under Your Flat Panel HDTV Pedestal
Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
10 May 2012
Summary: Not everyone can be expected to have a big home theater system. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of solid choices out there. HTIB often give inferior sound and have a gaggle of wires to run.
Summary: The Zvox Z-Base 555 has a nearly perfect sound-bar design and a solid feature set, but it won't please critical listeners.
Pros: The Zvox Z-Base 555's pedestal design is our favorite for a sound bar, looking more like furniture than home audio equipment. Zvox has also added several oft-requested features, including a front-panel display, digital audio inputs, and true input switching. The Z-Base 555 also excels at dialogue...
Cons: The Z-Base 555's overall sound quality won't impress audiophiles, especially on music and dynamic action movies. And at $400, you're paying a premium over other budget sound bars, although their design isn't nearly as nice.