Premium Soundbar with few limitations
This Bose Solo 5 is a great soundbar that gives a premium sound experience for a mid-size room, with a compact size, bluetooth connectivity and a universal remote. But is that all you have to know before buying it? Let's Explore this:Design:The Solo 5 measures 8.6 x 54.6 x 7 cm and weighs 1.7 Kg which makes it compact and part of the small sound bars league. That means you can place it anywhere without worrying for its placement like other large bulky sound bars. Yes, it can be wall mounted but there is no wall mount kit included in the box. The looks of this sound bar is same like other Bose products i.e. all black minimalistic look with a premium Bose logo on it.There are no control buttons on the sound bar. But there is an universal remote to control the sound bar. As the remote comes with an IR blaster that means you can control multiple devices with this remote like your TV, etc.Connectivity:This sound bar comes with very basic connectivity options like optical, coaxial and 3.5 mm auxiliary connections. But, there is no HDMI connectivity which is a shame for such a premium and expensive sound bar. However, no more worries in this department as the optical and coaxial cables are included.Also, you can connect it with Bluetooth that means you can connect it with your smartphone and other Bluetooth enabled devices but it doesn't support aptX codec, so the geeks out there take notice of this.Sound Performance:Your ears will be pleased to the loudness and the sound quality of this sound bar but a little adjustment is required with the factory settings. There is a dedicated dialogue mode which when selected makes the dialogues super clear whether you are enjoying any movie or your favorite TV series.The status indicator shows different lights on different sound modes. But there are not much preset modes with this sound bar but you can adjust the bass to improve the sound quality.This soundbar doesn't gives an out of the league sound performance which makes it cost a little unworthy.Hardware:There are two speakers that are located towards the center of this sound bar. This placement of the speaker really affects the stereo effect as you are not able to experience the stereo separation effect.Pro's:+ Sturdy Design+ Easy to install and use+ Compact size+ Dedicated Dialogue mode+ Universal Remote+ Loud and clearCon's:- Expensive- No HDMI connectivity- Doesn't support apt X code- Lacks in Stereo EffectP.S. If you like the review, please don't forget to hit the Like/Helpful button that takes mere a second but helps other customers to take wise decisions.
Superb sound, in a reasonable price this is an amazing product. High Bass superb sound and dialogue mode is superb. can be connected to any BT device, coaxial cable, Aux cable and most impressively Optical cable. Remote is working well with TV and Dish TV. overall this is another superb product from BOSE
Designed for a very specific kind of buyer
If you are looking for a glass shattering kind of performance, look elsewhere. This sound enhances the daily television viewing and is good for those seldom musical evenings. I found it better over the standard sound bars which promise high output but often show distortions at high decibels. Dialogue mode and the universal remote are great add-ons.
With this price, you cant get better than this - Please note that this is the BOSE ;-)
I have gone through many feedback before I chose this, some were positive and some were negative. First point on Amazon delivery, it was before time (as usual from amazon) delivery.
Bose Solo 5
It's Bose name says it all. Best sound bar for your tv.
Nice and compact. Sound quality is good
Excellent product from bose. Loved it