Bought this from richer sounds and i must admit its fantastic. For the price, i was expecting something average, but i’m blown away with how good it is. I tested transformers and the dark knight rises, it sounded incredible.
This has made a fab change to the sound quality of my tv. The sound wasn’t that bad but a bit flat. Total improvement but obviously doesn’t give a complete true surround sound.
Roth Sub Zero TV Soundbar
- FX Processing
- Built in Sub
- HD Amplifiers
Bought as an early christmas present to my self as thesound from our thin tv was awful. Very nice sound, clear, crisp, and now with some bass. Nice connections,and have used it with my ipad listening to musuc , sounds very good. Nice heavy feel to the item, a quality built product.
Only worth it with optical connection. I did all my research and listened to one in-store but i was disappointed at first when i got it home. Maybe my lg tv has pretty good sound to start with but using the basic audio leads the tv and the soundbar needed to both be on full volume to hear and i wasnt convinced the sound was any better, in fact some spoken word programmes like sky news seemed worse. One of the two soundbar sound effect options seemed particularly disappointing. I am pretty good with tv boxes and connections but i had a frustrating hour after opening the box, not helped by the fuse in the plug provided being blown. Fortunately before packing it up for return and refund i remembered the optical audio lead that was surplus from my audio set up and connected the soundbar to my tv using that and now i am very pleased. Sky films, us action tv series like ncis and blu ray discs all sound much better, indeed so does sky news. With this set up i can leave the tv at normal volume (approx 25%) and switch off the soundbar if i want to just listen the old way or click the soundbar remote to try out the 2 soundbar effect options and quickly decide what is best for what i am watching. I can not understand why anyone would want to use this soundbar without using an optical lead unless your tv is really awful, if i was selling these i would only sell them for optical cable use otherwise i would feel i was cheating my customers.
I purchased the older model as i didn’t want the faff of the wireless sub woofer, and i had seen some reviews that said the sound from the sub was pretty varied (it could suddenly boom during speech, etc)i have tested sound from cable input from a pc sound card, and that was fine. I have also tested hdmi connections to a panasonic tv, and then optical cable output to the soundbar. This works best, and sound from a pc, and xbox connected to the tv via hdmi outputs really well to the soundbar. Even better, my tv can play network files, and if these are sent bitsream to the soundbar it can handle all the different audio codecs that i can throw at it. Sound is good, there’s plenty of levels to crank it up to, although no level 11. I think it is best suited to a small to medium room, i think it might struggle in a really large room.
Roth Sub Zero TV Soundbar : Excellent product if your expectations are realistic. Having previously tried a sharp ht-sb250 soundbar and found it seriously lacking in sound quality i thought i’d try the roth sub zero. I’m driving it from the analogue line output of my set-top box and haven’t tried any of the other inputs. The sound quality is excellent in comparison with the sharp product, it’s natural, balanced and relatively beefy and substantial. I have the bass set to +1 i think so nothing too excessive. Something that doesn’t even get fully mentioned in the product’s manual is that it powers up when a signal is detected on the selected input and powers down 15 minutes after the signal disappears. This means i don’t ever have to use the supplied remote, i adjust the volume with the set-top box remote and the soundbar turns on and off as required. This is in no way a substitute for a real surround sound system and it was never going to be at this price but if you just want to improve the sound of your tv for normal programmes then i’d say this is more than adequate. All in all i’m very pleased indeed with this product, it works a treat and sounds very good for such a low price.