Bose Solo 5 Review

Bose Solo 5 TV sound system
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent

  • Features
    Editor: 82%
  • Performance
    Editor: 79%
  • Ease of Use
    Editor: 88%
  • Connectivity
    Editor: 84%
  • Installation
    Editor: 92%
  • Value for Money
    Editor: 84%

Review Summary:

If you are simply looking for good sound quality for watching TV, then the Bose Solo 5 should be satisfying. However, without a subwoofer, it does not have the kind of sound that you feel coming at you. It is a nice sound bar system for people that are especially concerned with the clarity of the sound and it is really easy to use.

With the Bose Solo 5 soundbar, buyers get a nice little speaker system that can enhance the sound for when they are watching movies and TV. This is a small two speaker system that employs a range of features to produce clear sound for a variety of different types of content.

The Solo 5 from Bose will definitely be an improvement upon the standard built-in sound system on the TV, but it does leave some things to be desired. It is a 2-channel system and it sounds great, but with no subwoofer, you don’t get impactful sound like you would with some other systems. That being said, the sound is crisp and clear for a much better listening experience.

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This system also has a dialogue mode that helps to distinguish the voices on the screen from other sounds. It also comes with Videostage and TrueSpace technology for a sort of simulated surround sound. With these effects, it does do a better job of filling the room with sound.

The set up on this system is pretty easy and straightforward. It is just a standalone sound bar, so there are no additional speakers to run wire for or attach and it can take its sound directly from the television for every source. The user has three options for connecting the sound bar to the television, it comes with plugs for optical, coaxial and it has a 3.5mm auxiliary input. You just plug the one cable into the TV, connect the power supply and the sound bar is basically ready to go.

For further convenience, this system also comes with a universal remote. The remote can be used to control the Bose system, but it can also be programmed to operate the TV, a DVD player and a set top box. Having all of your controls in one place does make things much easier.

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Along with being great for enhancing the sound of your TV shows, games and movies, it can also connect wirelessly with mobile devices. The Solo 5 is Bluetooth capable and you can stream music from devices like a Smartphone or tablet.

The one functional feature that would make this system a little better would be a display to show the volume level and status. It does have indicator lights for the system status and the Bluetooth, but with the volume, you are left to play it by ear.


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Good sound clarity
Easy to get connected
Bluetooth connectivity
Dolby Digital sound
Universal remote for controlling all of your components
2-year warranty from the manufacturer


No display
With no subwoofer this system does lack some of the low end sound

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