Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar System – black : Solid, good sound, faultless so far (4months)

Amazing, i am a little deaf and thought this product would help. And it has, the sound on my tele is much more clearer.

Not half as good as my lg soundbar with wireless subwoofer. Expensive for what they are. Listen to them in curry’s before you buy.

I was having a lot of trouble hearing all the words on the tv even though it is a slimline high definition tv, all the sound was going out at the back, and what with loud invasive music on documentaries etc i was at my wits end, then i heard about soundbars. . Cut a long story short, i bought this bose and the difference was instantaneous to my delight, i now hear every word and the quality is brilliant, i would recommend this system highly.

Bought this for the bedroom tv. Very easy to set up, was up and running in less than 15minutes. Using it for both regular tv and movies via apple tv and amazon prime. Hearing subtle sounds that you would never pick up using the built in tv speakers. Also able to connect ipod to stream music through awesome. One downside, the bluetooth is not ‘out signal’ so unable to connect bluetooth headphones.

We were fed up with the huge changes in volume between dialogue and action with our previous speaker system and were attracted by the speech enhancement feature of the bose soundbar. We don’t need to watch tv with one finger on the volume control any more, which is a relief, and the bose does deliver a good quality sound in almost all types of programmes. It can sound a little tinny on certain shows, quiz programmes for example, and there is no treble control or sound menu options. Only the bass can be adjusted and the speech enhancement toggled on and off. I suppose it has been designed to be simple to install and use, which it is, and overall it does quite an acceptable job. It won’t suit those who are looking for a ‘blow your ears off’ action experience, but we find that it delivers plenty of atmosphere when watching films. The universal remote control included is a real bonus and has 95+% of the functionality that our lg tv and humax dvr remotes have. Recommend for those looking for a good quality, easy to use product.

Easy to connect and good depth of sound. Ususal excellent bose build and performance quality. Dropped a star because it is small – ideal for bedroomn/family room but for me, not strong/loud enough for a large lounge/living room. Ended up returning mine – excellent easy returns/refund process with amazon/collect+.

I have a bose wireless bluetooth speaker and was looking for a soundbar as i love to watch movies and sports with good sound. Since bose was renowned for their quality, thought will give this a go. This gives a fantastic sound, especially in movies. So much so, i spent the weekend watching movies – some i have already watched. It has a lovely bass and surround sound. The universal remote is an added plus although i am trying to figure out how to use some functions. Overall, really happy with the product.

All good, build quality is great,there is significant improvement over the tv’s speaker. The remoter can be used control both soundbar and tv, althoughit is a little tricky to sync both. If you are not looking to build a home theatre, bose sole5 is good enough.

  • Immerse yourself in quality sound.
  • A Huge Improvement
  • Great all round sound.

Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar System – black

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Product Description, The Bose Solo 5 TV sound system is a one-piece soundbar that brings noticeably improved sound to all your preferred TV programs. It’s engineered to help clearly reproduce everything from dialogue to details and for even more clarity, its dialogue mode makes every word easy to hear. This soundbar is so versatile you can place it almost anywhere. With Bluetooth connectivity, you can play your preferred wireless music through the speaker, too.
The sleek design of your flat-screen TV is smart to look at. Unfortunately, there’s little room left for speakers. That’s why dialogue and quiet passages can be so hard to hear. The Solo 5 TV sound system is an easy solution, with enhanced technologies that deliver the clear audio your TV can’t. Dialogue mode makes every word even easier to understand without having to adjust the volume from scene to scene.

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Included items

  • Bose Solo 5 TV sound system
  • Universal remote control
  • Power cord
  • Optical digital audio cable
  • Coaxial digital audio cable

A simple way to hear more dialogue from your HDTV.

The Bose Solo 5 TV sound system comprises a single soundbar that delivers distinctly improved sound quality for all your favourite TV programmes. It brings clarity to your audio from dialogue to sound effects. As if that wasn’t enough its dialogue mode makes each word stand out. Conveniently you can position this soundbar practically anywhere. And with Bluetooth technology built in you’re able to wirelessly listen to your favourite music too.

  • Single soundbar provides better sound quality compared to your TV
  • Dialogue mode to make every word and detail stand out
  • Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly stream music from any of your devices
  • One connection to your TV
  • Universal remote to command your TV bass module, Bluetooth devices and more

Hear what you’ve been missing

Augment your HD picture with sound to match, and enjoy more distinct dialogue, richer soundtracks and effects, and deeper bass.

The secret to the sound

The Solo 5 TV sound system is an easy solution, with advanced technologies that deliver the clear audio your TV can’t. And dialogue mode makes every word even easier to understand without having to adjust the volume from scene to scene.

Flexible placement

The soundbar is so versatile you can position the soundbar wherever you choose be that by the TV on a shelf or even mounted directly on the wall.

Setup is a snap

Setup is probably the wrong word. All you have to do is link the Bose Solo 5 system to your TV with an audio cable that can be optical coaxial or analogue in order of preference. The soundbar detects which kind you’re using.

Universal remote

Take control of your Blu-ray player Bluetooth connected devices and games console with the included universal remote. Easily command not only the sound system itself but also most video sources that you have set up with your TV.

Unleash the bass

Gripping thrillers. Live music. Dramatic series. Sometimes you just need a bit more bass when you’re watching TV. Well now you’re in control – increase or decrease the bass at the touch of a button on the remote.

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Streams music via Bluetooth
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Best when placed a few cm in front of a wall, preferably above the television, not so good lower down in front of the tv.

Far better than standard tv sound, however i was expecting a more immersive sound experience. I had ‘heard’ the sonos sound bar and was expecting the same quality, unfortunately it’s not quite up to the sonos.

It was easy to install and the remote is excellent. It now controls the tv and sky box so the other remotes are not needed. The “dialogue” mode is very useful for american tv shows as they tend to talk very fast and often have very intrusive supposed “background music” and as over 60’s we struggle to hear. I have given it a four as there is no indication of loud it will go and the volume steps up seem very small. Similarly with the bass you do not know where you are, i would like to know where the middle is without having to reset the box. A little scale on the bottom of the tv when adjusting it would make it perfect.

Great sound, 3 ways to plug in your device (headset jack, coax, digital) with plenty of bass and great stereo effect. Compact and very nice design. Remote easy to use and fairly compatible with tv set. Bluetooth works seamlessly with all the phones we have connected to it so far.

I am a great fan of bose products. I have their noise cancelling head phones (brilliant) i have a bose soundlink mini (brilliant) any bose speaker connected to a tv would undoubtedly improve sound quality. My wife watches a lot of evening tv and continually complained of sound quality from our sony smart tv kdl-32w705b which is a flat screen and about 5years old. My son suggested plugging in my bose soundlink which was connected via a standard audio cable (not a co ax or an optical cable) this made a huge to difference to sound quality from the tv – happy wife. Spring and summer are just around the corner – i enjoy sitting in the conservatory or garden listening to music etc using my portable bose soundlink connected to my ipad music library via bluetooth. So i realised we needed a new sound bar for the tv and spotted the bose solo 5 system on amazon, so having read the reviews and the spec decided to buy. It came promptly in about 3 days – good delivery well packaged etc. Set it up using the optical cable and it worked fine. Nothing scientific that will back this up – but i think the soundlink sounded better. But the real problem came with the remote.

1 system that i was never really pleased with, the acoustics just never sounded right in my living room, too many settings and modes, too much bass, not enough bass, dialogue too quiet etc. I was forever voluming up and down depending on explosions or dialogue. The bose solo 5 took a bit of research and some reviews were good, some bad saying it wasn’t powerful enough. I had already bought a soundlink mini ii and loved the full sound from such a small device, so i decided to go for its bigger brother for the tv. Good decision, the sound from the solo 5 is beautiful, it’s what bose does. It’s what bose has always done, good sound. The sound is full, warm and big enough to fill my living room, the bass isn’t too heavy (and can be adjusted to your preference) and the dialogue button works well. The soundbar looks sleek, minimal and isn’t a metre long like most of its rivals. Setup was so simple, with all cables provided, plug in and go, 5 minutes.

The mids were fine but the tweeters sounded bad and with this not having a sub any deep noises were really pathetic.

Sounds good improved bass which can be turned off at a touch of a button to clean speech mode if required. Nice touch is the universe remote, takes a bit of time to set up but will control tv set top box hdd apple tv and blue ray player ,not forgetting the speaker as well. . Well made not to large fits in well.

  • Immerse yourself in quality sound.
  • A Huge Improvement
  • Great all round sound.

Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar System – black

Easy connection using bluetooth, optical, or hdmi. Sound quality and volume is more than adequate for most medium sized living rooms. A little frustrating that the remote is so cumbersome with about 30 buttons which most people will never use (the buttons do not allow you to adjust the sounds but rather are to control your tv and other peripherals – however it does not work with my samsung tv).

Really good sound bar, i may have to get one for myself.

High quality feel you expect from a bose product, from the packaging right down to the speaker itself. Very easy to set up and sounds/looks great. Has really lifted the whole viewing experience of my 46″ lg tv with higher clarity and deeper basses than the tv’s own speakers. I’m not using the supplied remote as i already have a logitech 700 universal remote which proved easy to add the solo 5 to as a device and also incorporate it’s functions within my activities.

Just awesome sound, sadly cannot be used as full universal remote control as its missing the smart and return button for samsung tvs, the only let down.

I’m a fan of bose so knew i’d be getting a good product whatever. I’m still blown away by the quality of sound though and just what this speaker can do. Before, i had a seperate sub woofer with my previous sound bar and was slightly worried that the sound would be lacking with just 1 speaker, i should’ve had more faith in the quality of bose though as it surpasses all my expectations and the bass is fantastic on every setting.It’s so easy to hook up, my 5 year old daughter was telling me where leads go lol. I thought the remote control was a tad much though, but after a play around and realising that i can control everything, tv, satellite, and anything else you connect to it, with just 1 remote, it’s an absolute revelation and i scoff at all my twelvety million remotes just sitting there gathering dust now. I was also presently surprised that it came with all the connector cables i’d need too. Coax, optical etc, so no need to go out grab anything seperately. Love it and highly recommend, and i actually think it’s a steal for the price it is. You cannae go wrong with a bose.

Easy to set up and very good sound quality. A lot of bass but easy to use equaliser to get the balance right with your tv. I bought this as my tv sound was terrible this has made a massive difference and no problems at all with it.

I am a big fan of bose products. The sound quality of this sound bar as well up to the standard of other bose items i have heard. However there are two major disappointments for me. First the power plug that comes in the box is not a british plug, and if i had not been able to find something that i could use , i would not be writing this now. Secondly, i am completely unable to program the remote to turn on subtitles on the sky platform. I am very hard of hearing, which is the reason why i bought the device in the first place, but find it infuriating that i have to resort to my old remote to turn on subtitles. Any advice would be appreciated. A proper british plug and adequate instructions regarding the remote control would’ve seen this device being given five stars by me. In short the sound is excellent but the remote is notfit for purpose.

Very good product that did exactly what i wanted.

I bought this to use with our lg tv – the original sound was a bit thin and hard to get a balance between speech and music volumes. This bose sound bar has changed all that – we have bass and no longer have to turn the volume up and down in films and dramas.

Thought i’d treat myself to a new 4k telly. Picture is spot on but as expected the sound is lame. Recently purchased an alba soundbar for £20 and all i’ll say on that matter is you get what you pay for.After reading rave reviews about this soundbar and the simple fact that it’s bose i purchased this. Simply connect the supplied optical lead. Also comes with a coaxial if you want to connect using that. Into the telly and turn it on. Really gives effortless natural sound and the base is thumpingly clear. You can alter the base on the universal remote. Tivo box , bluray discs and mp3s.

The sound quality is excellent for such a compact sound bar, far better than the built in speakers in the tv. Easy to set up and easy to use. Bose controller hand set more or less completely replaces the tv controller – just can’t find how to turn on subtitles. Like the way the unit comes on when it detects audio from the tv.

If the sound quality of your tv is already quite good dont expect a massive difference. Bluetooth is good for playing music from phone etc. Easy to install and not as big as other sound bars which is a positive. Price is good for a bose product.

Received today and i’m really impressed with the sound from such a small soundbar. Firstly, if you’re looking for big bass, this isn’t for you. You will need to look for a soundbar with a sub. This provides fantastic sound that is so crisp it makes regular tv more enjoyable with a little bass too. Setup was so easy i couldn’t believe it, as i usually find setup of speakers unbearable with loads of wires but this only had 2 wires. I would highly recommend for a medium sized room. First bose product, and will definitely buy more.

For many years i have used the original bose solo tv sound bar and have been very pleased with the overall results. Unfortunately, after many years it stopped working and the cost of repairing it meant that it would be cheaper for me to upgrade to the latest solo system, which i did. I am very pleased to report that bose has produced another excellent sound system, which is much smaller than my original one and the sound is really good. However, i would recommend that some time is spent on getting used to the new remote control as it is vastly different to the old one. Also, it is worth adjusting the bass volume to your preference. Overall, all i can say is well done bose in keeping up the excellent standard of your products and i am more than happy with my recent purchase.

Reviewers of this item usually comment on its lack of bass. Bose speakers seldom lacks bass. This speaker is no exception. I used it to replace an older and much more expensive bose soundbar and not only does it provide all the bass i need, but the treble is crisp and lively. The speech and bass controls really work and i recommend this to anyone who wants to enhance tv and movie sound at a very reasonable price.

I was a bit worried because the variety of reviews. I use this as a pc speaker and it sits at the back of my desk under my monitors and works perfectly. Sound is good – i am no audiophile. If you want a nice speaker for your system with a good sound without paying the earth. This is the speaker for you. (remote is massive – mostly overkill).

Still getting accustomed to it but so far so good. Sound clarity is perfect for watching tv , movies and even music.

Having read some magazine reviews after i ordered it i tried to cancel the order but was toolate. Amazon said i could return it on receipt. When it arrived even the weight of the box felt more substantial than the reviews i had read. So i unpacked it and am so glad i did. There was depth and clarity that was considerably better than the tv sound so as far as i’m concerned job done.

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  • Single sound bar provides higher sound quality compared to your TV
  • Dialogue mode to make every word and detail stand out
  • Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly stream music from any of your devices
  • One connection to your TV. Speaker:2.6 H x 21.6 W x 3.4 D (3.73 lbs).Remote control:4.1 H x 1.6 W x 0.4 D (5 oz)
  • Universal remote to command your TV bass module, Bluetooth devices and more