Zvox's 430 HSD costs more, but sounds better

CNET reviews the Zvox 430 HSD, finding it bigger and more expensive than most sound bars, but delivers impressively large sound for movies.

Zvox 430 HSD
Zvox 430 HSD Sarah Tew/CNET

The market for affordable sound bars has exploded over the last two years, but Zvox has been in the game since 2004. The Zvox 430 HSD is one of the more conventional-looking sound bars in the company's line, although it's bigger and boxier than what you'll find made by mainstream competitors. The upside of this bulk is that it allows the 430 HSD to deliver big sound for movies, which is what you're paying for with its relatively high $450 price tag.

In all, we think Zvox's uniquely designed Z-Base units are a better choice for most buyers, but if their pedestal design won't work in your home theater and you want the Zvox sound, the 430 HSD is a solid alternative.

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