Make TV Sounds Super Clear with ZVOX AccuVoice Technology

Updated: February 10, 2017. ZVOX released a smaller version of their technology called the TV Speaker, check it out here.

ZVOX AccuVoice SoundBase 450 Setup

As an Audiologist, I was skeptical about a system that could make the TV sound clearer, without the use of a headset or hearing aids.

I have tried and tested many other TV listening devices in the past, and while they all work well, they all require the use of something to be worn in or near the ears.

With the ZVOX SoundBase System, there is no additional device to wear. It is a home theater sound system that is easily placed underneath your TV and is set up using a simple single-wire cable connection to the back of the TV. No additional speaker wiring or additional hardware is needed.

ZVOX AccuVoice SoundBase Plugs

I would have never considered a home theater system for improving TV listening for those with hearing loss, but I have become a believer. I could tell the difference immediately after turning the ZVOX system on.

It sounded like the actors were right in the room with me.

The ZVOX Audio system uses a proprietary “PhaseCue” surround sound processing that expands the frequency response and creates a rich three-dimensional sound.

Once the AccuVoice technology is activated with the tap of a button on your remote, the voices and TV dialog become even clearer. The proprietary AccuVoice technology uses hearing aid technology to create crystal-clear voice reproduction.

“AccuVoice puts all the audio focus on the spoken word, dimishing the effect of many interfering sounds.” – ZVOX Audio

When I turned the AccuVoice technology on, I could tell that the background music and other interfering noises of the show immediately got quieter, while the actors voices remained crisp and clear. The ZVOX system sound quality is fantastic by itself, but the AccuVoice technology takes it to a whole other level.

ZVOX AccuVoice SoundBase 450 unboxing.

Even though I have normal hearing, it is rare that I will make it through a movie or show without having to ask my husband “what did they say?” or rewind the movie to catch what I wasn't able to hear the first time.

With the ZVOX 450 system and Accuvoice technology active, I made it through the entire movie “Miracle” catching every single word.

After having the opportunity to test out the ZVOX Soundbase 450 , I can see the enormous benefits it would have for those with hearing loss, and even improve the TV listening ease of those with normal hearing.

The TV sound is richer, clearer, and much easier to understand with the ZVOX system. I would definitely recommend it to my patients with hearing loss.

You can get your own ZVOX AccuVoice SoundBase here

Lindsey Banks

Lindsey Banks


Lindsey Banks is a graduate of the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program at the University of Florida. She uses her diverse experience in hearing healthcare and her passion for helping people to provide credible information to those with hearing loss who visit Clear Living.


  1. Jane McKinney says:

    At the moment I wear hearing aids from phonak and put them onto the loop system with Bluetooth headphones will this soundbar work as well as my new hearing aids have no loop system

    1. Lindsey Banks says:

      The benefit of the loop system is that the sound is delivered directly into the ears instead of having to travel through the room. Bluetooth or loop sound transmission is almost always better than transmission coming from far away.

  2. David Tomko says:

    Will the ZVOX sounbase system work when streaming your TV stations?

    1. Lindsey Banks says:

      Yes, it would work for any audio streaming from the TV.

  3. Terry Echols says:

    My TV does not have RCA audio out for the red/white wires to your unit, but only has optical digital carrying a Dolby signal. I can switch it to PCM format, but that only carries th background and music in the scene. Can your unit handle Dolby optical digital signals?

  4. Helen says:

    My 90yr old father is in a nursing home. Can you recommend a wireless headphone that is not bulky. I am also worried that it may be lost or stolen if he uses it in the communal lounge.
    He’s hearing is bad to the point I have to write most conversations done so he understands even with is new hearing aide.

    1. Lindsey Banks, Au.D. says:

      Hi Helen,
      If you are looking specifically for help with hearing the TV, I would recommend the myAudeo.
      However, this is something he would need to keep in his room for use with the TV because the transmitter is attached to the television (he could not move it back and forth to the communal lounge for TV purposes). But, he could carry the receiver out of the room with him to help with conversation.
      If you are looking for something he could transport around with him to better hear conversations, then a Pocket Talker may be the best choice. Hope that helps!

  5. Rich Harkness says:

    My wife and I have considerable difficulty picking out the voice or dialog in shows like Victoria because the background music is way too loud. Its true of a great many other shows as well. We do not have a loss in hearing, in other words raising the volume is not the solution we seek. Perhaps we need some type of carefully tuned band pass filter that would help significantly. If you device would significantly help with our problem please let me know in technical terms and send me links to some objective expert reviews that confirm the benefits of your device.

    1. Clear Living says:


      The AccuVoice speaker works by picking up and amplifying dialogue and vocals, while simultaneously suppressing/quieting the background noise. The result is dialogue that is MUCH easier to hear, regardless of age or hearing issues, or lack of. We have many customers who find it the ideal solution when one partner likes to watch TV in bed and the other wants to go to sleep, because they can keep the AV200 at a very low volume but still hear every word. It sounds like it would be the perfect solution.

  6. Nelson says:

    When will you check out the new AccuVoice TV Speaker (AV200)?

    1. Lindsey Banks, Au.D. says:

      We are looking into it.

  7. michael says:

    hi,i wear hearing aids will it work while wearing them,i have an echo megaloop with the wire installed round the living room,but i still suffer with background noise on the tele thanks.

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