Excerpt: Certain television programs seem to have nearly impossible to understand dialog. Turning up the volume does not help so I bought this sound bar system since it was described as addressing this issue specifically as well as improving overall sound. Our TV is a 40" Sony Bravia and this sound bar fits nicely underneath the set and the sound from the front facing speakers is really a great improvement.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Nice Construction
Summary: This review is to point out the pros and cons of the ZVOX 555 vs the Bose Solo sound plates since they are closely matched in price and function (at least at the time of this review). I tried both of these units out in a side by side comparison. *NOTE* I'm not a professional audio engineer and have no affiliation with either company.
Summary: Very pleased with this unit, I own two. I initially bought a Bose Solo and it was adequate. But it lacked the punch I wanted for a larger room with a vaulted ceiling. So I put the Bose in my wife's office and purchased two 555's on the reviews. I have not been disappointed; they sound clear and have much more adjustability than the Bose. I feel they also have more punch than the Bose, with clearer sound.
Pros: Bass and treble adjustments, volume, and settings indicator that disappears on time delay. Robust unit with deep clear sound. Easy setup and install, I'm using a fiber optic input and it sounds great and decreases clutter.
Cons: A little pricy for what it is, compared to other units
Summary: I was very surprised with the quality of the Zvox 555. It has great sound quality for the price and is easy to set up and use. I use this to watch tv, movies, and I also listen to music on it. The aux port on the front makes it easy to play music. Couldn't be happier with the sound quality.
Pros: Easy to set up, incredible sound, volume display shuts off after adjusting so it is not always on.