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Zvox SoundBase 350 is decent for a budget TV speakerThe Zvox Soundbase 350 boasts better sound quality than you'd expect from a budget-price, compact sound base.
[MUSIC] Buying a new speaker for your t.v. can be tough because there are so many options out there. But when it comes to building speakers that you can put your t.v. on top of, there was one brand that was there first. Zvox. The Zvox Soundbase 350 is the company's newest budget model. And for a little over $250 dollars, it gives you a few useful features. And decent sound quality. This is a pretty small bass it's only two feet across but it's well built and should be able to hold tv's up to 50 inches in screen size. It may not be much to look at but it has some touches that competitors do miss. Such as an alpha numeric display and controls on the unit itself. This speaker is designed to be hooked up by an optical cable to your tv And can decode Dolby soundtracks. It also has bluetooth connectivity, so you can stream music from your phone. But if you want more features than that, you should definitely pay a lot more. For the price though, this is a decent performer. With the voice enhancing functions particularly helpful for the hearing impaired, and it's able to put out a good amount of bass for such a small size. Sure it's not that great of music So if you want that, investigate the SPSB03 from Pioneer instead while you still can. But if you just want to hear your TV better? There's not much else to compete with this at the price. This is [INAUDIBLE] for CNet.com.