Bose Solo (TV Sound content)
I have only demo’d them, but they sound ok, much better than flatscreen speakers, but they are quite ugly IMO, the sound bar is nice but on a different level price wise.
I ended up with a Orbit sound as it doesn’t get used much, but if I was looking now I would seriously consider the Sonus soundbar.
Get yourself to John lewis to demo some & have fun.
Cheers.Posted 4 years ago
Any STW opinion on this:
FWIW I like the Bose “sound”, and am looking for a simplistic soundbar/no wires (2 kids) TV sound booster thingy.
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Looking at similar products myself
The Bose got slated in a few reviews online
Other models to consider are:
All are “soundbase” under tv platform types, so 1 big flat box with various speakersPosted 4 years ago
It seems this type of product is new tech and not many real reviews out there
Have you considered posting anything useful other than recommending a Turner?
and what percentage of my posts recommend a Turner, pray?
But seriously, I was only showing concern for your hearing, as it must be flawed if you can’t hear anything wrong with the ‘Bose’ sound.Posted 4 years ago
at least try and get one on a home demo basis so you can return if you don’t like it – demos in shops are often dangerous as you often run it as a higher volume than you would at home.
At lower volumes you may not like the various emphasis’s that Bose put on the sound, such as bass.
The Bose site mention a 30 day home trial period:
Note that a review on Amazon mentions that it is possible to adjust the bass:Posted 4 years agobeaker2135Member
I have a Bose Solo, we like more than the Sony 5.1 we had before. I think it might be the room that is too small?Posted 4 years ago
Anyway we’ve had it a year and we haven’t had any problems with the bass distortion
What I would say is it will sound better if you use an optical connection IMHO
Get one from Amazon if you don’t like it send it back
I went to Richer Sounds yesterday with the intention of buying a soundbase style platform
Here’s the summary
Denon DHTT100 – certainly does improve TV sound but was very box like when playing music via Bluetooth.
Panasonic SCHTE80EB – didn’t bother as it’s quite small. Bloke said Panasonic do great TV but sound bars arenot great
Onkyo LST10 – again big improvement on TV sound and music sounds okay but not quite right
I’ve had hifi separates for 20+ years (NAD, Marantz, Denon,Mission speakers – so good but not audiophile) so this may cloud my view but these devices just sound like boomboxes or portable stereos when playing music.The sound seems clipped at both high & low ends. The mp3 wasn’t the highest bit rate so that could contribute to the disappointing sound.
Bloke in shop said these style of soundbars are very new and time will tell if they are any good. The message was that a decent sound bar with separate sub at the same price will outperform them all day long. Based on what I saw/heard I think he’s right.
I reckon if space is really tight and you want a tidy 1 box system to improve TV sound and to play background music then get one but don’t expect too much.
fwiw: I played music from Supergrass. Kasabian, First Aid Kit and The UnthanksPosted 4 years ago
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