Summary: Optical hook up makes connecting TV and Solo a snap. Every time I turn off the TV the Solo shuts down. This means I have to use two remotes (TV and Solo) to restart. No visible indicator of the sound level either on screen or on the box, just an on-off light. Which means you have no visible reference to set your volume to when you restart. No apparent hook up for a separate bass speaker. I expected more at this price point.
Summary: I have a Toshiba 46" TV and hoped the the Solo would significantly improve the sound. I used the optical cable to connect the Solo and the sound was improved, but not as much as I had hoped. I will use it for a few more days and then decide whether to return it and get a unit with a base component which should make a difference. Again, to be clear, the Solo is easy to install, but the sound it produces is not a whole lot better than the TV sound.
Summary: Ive had this product now for at least 2 months. Ive been wanting a surround sound system for my living room for quite some time now, but have not been able to determine which one i want. My wife stumbled upon the Solo system and suggested we buy it while we figured out which surround system to buy. Her reasoning is we could move it to one of the rooms once ready to purchase a real surround sound system. To which i agreed. I have mixed feelings about the system itself.
Summary: I purchased the product because of the poor sound quality of my Samsung 52" TV. The solo improved on some missing background sounds. The voice quality is good but difficult to understand on lower volume. If I increase the volume in order to hear the voice then the background sounds overwhelm the voice again and the sound is difficult to hear. Found that voice sound improved when we used the tv onboard sound along with the Bose, but it is tinny.
Great looking, but bass is too heavy/booming at times
R. Lee, Amazon
19 March 2013
Summary: I wanted to love this system, but as several others have noted, the booming/thudding bass is way too annoying and distracting to keep this unit. With certain programming, the Solo will amplify what should be a dull, unnoticeable background noise (like a knife being set down on the counter during a cooking show), into a loud, reverberating thud. Some have said it's because the Solo doesn't have an equalizer.
Summary: I wanted something to enhance the sound of our TV. This item got many great reviews and its simplicity to install was appealing. It was overly easy to install, but I was expecting more of a "wow" difference when this was on. It does add to the TV sound, but depending on the show, from very little to a decent difference, but so much of the sound seems muddy without clear high and low tones.
Summary: Got a Bose Solo because some ads indicated that it made speech more legible. I have hearing problems, so that sounded good to me. The Bose was easy to set up. But, I don't hear a lot of difference between the Bose and the speakers on my Panasonic TV. The Bose has no provision for adjusting bass/treble. Also, it requires an additional remote control, which is somewhat annoying.