Summary: This speaker unit is as I expected. Being a Bose product it is state of the art technology. Although it doesn't quite give the effect of surround sound it is a remarkable improvement over the internal speakers of my television.
Summary: Just got my Bose Solo today and in a word, it's "awesome". The sound is crystal clear with no distortion that fills my small living room area. Initially, I had ordered a ZVOX 220 as it was cheaper than the Bose Solo and customer reviews here on Amazon had it rated slightly better than the Bose. I returned the ZVOX 220 after two weeks due to muddled sound and distortion on the high end.(I have a Samsung 39" LED TV connected to an on-air antenna, no cable box).
Summary: I wanted a "system" for my bedroom. I hate when you go from station to station they are all at different volumes. I did not want to get a 6 speaker system with an equalizer because ... it's my friggin bedroom. The Solo system has equalized the sound issues as well as filled my bedroom better with sound. I have a SONY flatscreen. Picture is awesome but the sound was tinny.
Summary: be very careful when buying this item,the sound is wonderful,but item will only work on certain TVS. OVER 50" AND TV with a DVD player combo BOSE SOLO WILL NOT WORK,SO READ BEFORE MAKING THE PURCHASE.
better than standard tv but not as good as expected
10 February 2014
Summary: My wife and I are in our sixties and have a hard time hearing and understanding speech on most network TV shows. The bose solo is better than the standard speakers on our sony tv. The base response is 100% better, however the vocal and speech stuff leaves much to be desired.