ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 Soundbar TV Speaker With Hearing Aid Technology – 30-Day Home Trial – Clear voice at last

If i’m honest i didn’t expect too much after reading every bad review i could find,but i am very impressed and pleased. I have non stop tinnitus and low grade hearing loss so far,i can hear every word clearly and i look forward to watching more programmes that i had given up on. Please try this unobtrusive little box you wont be disappointed.

At last, we do not have to turn the sound on the telly, right up. Even with hearing aids it was ridiculous how high we had to have the sound. Only one problem was that we had to pay someone to set it up for us. Thankfully it wasn’t very expensive, and well worth it.

I have connected it to the tv via tos and the dvd player via hdmi. I also have a free view box connected to the tv via hdmi. Accu voice setting works great with hdmi tv channels and dvd player, the sound is much sharper and have on been able to watch some programmes without subtitles. Not much use with non hmdi channels – this was the same with my old sound bar. Here are the specifications for the ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 Soundbar TV Speaker With Hearing Aid Technology – 30-Day Home Trial:

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  • Uses built-in hearing aid technology for clear voices, even at low volumes.
  • Compact aluminum cabinet delivers room-filling home theater sound.
  • Setup is simple. One connecting cord…and a one-page manual.
  • Use ZVOX remote…or your current TV/Cable remote.
  • Patented AccuVoice technology delivers state-of-the-art voice clarity.

Has improved the sound considerably and it is definitely clearer. I wear two hearing aids and was getting very frustrated at not hearing clearly the programs i wanted to watch. I would have given it an overall five stars but am watching finding faith and am struggling a bit – but whether that is the actors voice tones or the welsh accent i can’t decide.

I have partial hearing loss, tinnitus & hyperacusis which means i have become used to holding the remote control in my hand moving the volume up & down constantly. Talking is too quiet and music/background noise is too loud. Even then i struggle to hear words above background noise or audience laughter/cheering. . But no morethis soundbar fixes all of that. It highlights speech so that it can be easily heard. I am no longer bothering with the volume control and can hear everything perfectly. Even if you have good ears it makes a huge difference i am told. I would recommend to anyone – whether they have hearing issues or not.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Initial Thoughts
  • Soundbar for hearing loss sufferers.
  • Intermittent closing down and ZVOX don’t seem to want to know!

Sound bar works really well but only for an hour or two then it cuts out. We start it again and the sound is great for another hour or two before it cuts out again – and so it continues. Have responded to the email from zvox copied to amazon but have heard nothing. Looks like it will have to go back if they don’t get in touch. Shame because when it works it’s so much better than our previous sound bar shame the after sales service is so rubbish.

An improvement on tv speakers, but not for all programes , the batteries they supply for the remote were dead, spent a lot of time wondering why the remote would not work the soundbar.

Few headphone questions answered below:1 – it does have a headphone (or subwoofer) mini jack and i use mine for my wireless headphones. When using headphones you can mute the speaker sound – press and hold the ‘mute’ button until ‘hp’ appears. Will stay in mute (even after turning off and on again) until you press the mute button again. The zvox remote volume control and other settings also work with headphones attached. Yes, the remote is a bit ‘dinky’ but it works fine, so overall a good piece of kit.

I replace a yahama soundbar with the zvox after i read a review that it helped you hear speech on tv and as it turns out it does it very well. The sound has more treble and less bass than the yahama but it much better for me with my hearing loss.

Superb voice clarity and sound leveling, we are both elderly and had problems hearing tv despite using another make of soundbar. This is quality itemand highly recommend to anyone having similar hearing issues.

My wife wears nhs hearing aids and we use subtitles on the tv as the dialogue is hard to hear. Sent for this accvoice sound bar in the hope it would improve voices and although the sound comes out better it was not clear enough for my wife to enjoy and have now reverted back to subtitles. The sound was good for me but would have to increase volume a lot for my wife. Sorry to say but have returned item.

This soundbar is everything i needed. I struggled with the audio on my tv, which is an old model. I have mild to moderate hearing loss, using ‘standard’ nhs hearing aids, with tinnitus. Now i have an easy to install, smart, compact soundbar. The sound has gone from an almost mumble to a clear, projected audio delivery. The remote with the unit is a boon. So easy and convenient to use.

The voice clarity is amazing and exactly what i’ve been looking for. I would have given it 5 stars but the batteries for the remote control were leaking and i had to go and buy new. Also the unit kept switching off for no apparent reason, i was ready to send the unit back but checked on line and found that there is an auto standby feature which causes this problem and can be disabled easily, the instructions don’t mention this.

We think this product is aimed at older people, and we are in our 80’s. Achieving the best results from this product needed an ability to set the unit up after installation (the actual installation was quite simple). Our problem was twofold, first turning off the standby facility you need to search for the the information to turn this facility off. The second problem was learning the preferred remote to be able to adjust volume , mute and power. We have now managed to overcome these minor problems. We feel the instructions should be detailed in the instructions point by point it might be a good idea to set the speaker before connecting to the television. In all other regards the speaker is very effective.

Having succumbed to wearing hearing aids i found the tv sound still a bit if a challenge. The clarity of especially spoken words was still not good, this depends on the type of programme/ series/ film. So i decided to try the av 200 based on the reviews given yes it helps but not as much as i expected. My wife who does not require hearing aids also does not find it as good as expected. I will keep it but i am sure there are lower cost sound bars that could deliver the same result.

I suffer from severe hearing loss and use hearing aids as a necessity for everyday communication. I bought the speaker based after reading a newspaper advert claiming it could help those with hearing loss hear tv better. It does, but in my case only marginally. I’m keeping the speaker but i’m not entirely convinced that it is worth the money for the slight improvement it provides for some programmes. It is far from crystal clear audio for them all.

It seems to live up to its marketing. The dialogue is much clearer. Sometimes this results in a slight whistling effect but i ma sure this can be corrected with some adjustment. Overall i think this product solves a especially annoying aspect of todays technology – poor dialogue reproduction – and i would recommend it.

Great loudspeaker unit, really crystal clear dialogue, great for people like me who wear hearing aids. Also great sound when watching films and drama with mumbling actors. Dislike the supplied universal power plug, i had to fit an extension lead because it was so large. I would recommend this unit without hesitation.

I have had this for a couple of weeks and this gives far better clarity than my previous conventional soundbar, particularly with soundtracks that are muffled. Surround sound but it provides enjoyable watching for both me ( i wear hearing aids ) and my wife ( who does not wear aids ).

Speaker works well, have connected so far to radio. And laptop (for streaming a movie). It certainly greatly improves the sound quality and clarity for me. Like all technology it serves as an aid (rather than a cure), so for some it will be just what they need, also easy to set up and don’t forget rtm.

Very helpful for the hard of hearing.

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ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 Soundbar TV Speaker With Hearing Aid Technology - 30-Day Home Trial
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  1. The zvox accuvoice was easy to install my son had it up and running in 15 mins. The accuvoce button improved the clarity of speach and i know longer have to turn on the subtitles. The remote is easy to operate with buttons to adjust volume,bass and treble. I found the button to adjust surround sound did not seem to make much difference to the sound. The zvox switches on when you turn on your tv and off when tv is turned off. There is no indicator on the box to indicate whether it is on or off. I would recommend the zvox for those who have difficulty in hearing the tv,especially drama programsround.
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    The zvox accuvoice was easy to install my son had it up and running in 15 mins. The accuvoce button improved the clarity of speach and i know longer have to turn on the subtitles. The remote is easy to operate with buttons to adjust volume,bass and treble. I found the button to adjust surround sound did not seem to make much difference to the sound. The zvox switches on when you turn on your tv and off when tv is turned off. There is no indicator on the box to indicate whether it is on or off. I would recommend the zvox for those who have difficulty in hearing the tv,especially drama programsround.
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    It is an improvement for me i can adjust sound to my hearing.
  4. This review is from : ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 Soundbar TV Speaker With Hearing Aid Technology – 30-Day Home Trial

    My local hospital audiologist describes my hearing loss as being a fairly standard male degenerative (age 60-70) hearing loss problem. My problem is the range at which women and children speak (women think that men are ignoring them, they are not, they just can’t hear them) and therefore i have been prescribed hearing aids. When watching tv, i normally need to have the subtitles on which i hate. Plug the box into the mains socket and connect the optic cable and it works instantly, plugging in the optic cable included is the most awkward both at the tv and at the box as its just plain fiddly, but that’s just the optic cable and they are all like that. When it comes on, it is definitely clearer however, the handset has controls for surround sound, output levelling, accuvoice, treble and bass. Experimenting with the settings provides different solutions for different peoples voices within the same programme and different programmes (films, documentaries, music, etc. It makes a big difference how and where the box is mounted. Flat solid base in front of the tv works best for me but there are mounting holes for screw mounts at the rear, so it could be fitted on a wall. This “box” is manufactured specifically to make the sound clearer for people with my hearing loss.
    • My local hospital audiologist describes my hearing loss as being a fairly standard male degenerative (age 60-70) hearing loss problem. My problem is the range at which women and children speak (women think that men are ignoring them, they are not, they just can’t hear them) and therefore i have been prescribed hearing aids. When watching tv, i normally need to have the subtitles on which i hate. Plug the box into the mains socket and connect the optic cable and it works instantly, plugging in the optic cable included is the most awkward both at the tv and at the box as its just plain fiddly, but that’s just the optic cable and they are all like that. When it comes on, it is definitely clearer however, the handset has controls for surround sound, output levelling, accuvoice, treble and bass. Experimenting with the settings provides different solutions for different peoples voices within the same programme and different programmes (films, documentaries, music, etc. It makes a big difference how and where the box is mounted. Flat solid base in front of the tv works best for me but there are mounting holes for screw mounts at the rear, so it could be fitted on a wall. This “box” is manufactured specifically to make the sound clearer for people with my hearing loss.
      • This box gave me a better than expected sound quality as i occasionally use a hearing aid.
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    This box gave me a better than expected sound quality as i occasionally use a hearing aid.
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    I had to contact the vendor to obtain the best results from the remote control as no instructions come with the device. However once i got their advice i found the product first class for someone who has to use hearing aids. Prior to this i was using a panasonic soundbar, but the zvox is much more superior.
    • I had to contact the vendor to obtain the best results from the remote control as no instructions come with the device. However once i got their advice i found the product first class for someone who has to use hearing aids. Prior to this i was using a panasonic soundbar, but the zvox is much more superior.
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    Good back up help from the audio technicians at the product customer services and very patient in their support.
  8. This review is from : ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 Soundbar TV Speaker With Hearing Aid Technology – 30-Day Home Trial

    Good back up help from the audio technicians at the product customer services and very patient in their support.
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    No dislikes, easy to set up and operate. Am using to enhance my enjoyment of tv as i have hearing problems.
  10. This review is from : ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 Soundbar TV Speaker With Hearing Aid Technology – 30-Day Home Trial

    No dislikes, easy to set up and operate. Am using to enhance my enjoyment of tv as i have hearing problems.
    • At the moment i think i like it. It seems the wife is ok with it. She can now hear the voices when watching us films. I find it a bit much at times when on accu mode but at least it seems she can hear most of the speaking now.
      • At the moment i think i like it. It seems the wife is ok with it. She can now hear the voices when watching us films. I find it a bit much at times when on accu mode but at least it seems she can hear most of the speaking now.
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    This product has improved my experience of watching tv, having a hearing aid means that i cannot always hear what’s being said and i have to use subtitles where available. I can now watch tv without any problem.
    • This product has improved my experience of watching tv, having a hearing aid means that i cannot always hear what’s being said and i have to use subtitles where available. I can now watch tv without any problem.
      • I’m afraid that i cannot give this purchase my wholehearted recommendation. I found that it gave overall a slight improvement in sound quality more noticeable when listening to music, but less so with speech. It did not solve my problem in hearing dialogue in most drama productions. In fairness this could be as much due to the limitations of my hearing aids as for possible inadequacies of the sound bar.
  12. I’m afraid that i cannot give this purchase my wholehearted recommendation. I found that it gave overall a slight improvement in sound quality more noticeable when listening to music, but less so with speech. It did not solve my problem in hearing dialogue in most drama productions. In fairness this could be as much due to the limitations of my hearing aids as for possible inadequacies of the sound bar.
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    Simple easy to follow instructions made it really easy to install the sound bar. Then just a matter of choosing the setting that suits you. The acu voice setting works really well with hearing aids. My husband and i can now watch a film or tv drama and i dont have to tell him what’s being said.

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