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Bose-solo.33795349
8.9 out of 10

Bose Solo

Great Deal: $359.00

Reviews and Problems with Bose Solo

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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Appearance 8
8.0

Great for the right setting

mpp1035, Bestbuy
11 July 2014
  • Summary: I was very impressed with the sound quality of this sound bar in the store and figured since it was a "Bose" it had to be good.
  • Pros: sound quality
  • Cons: not so good in large room
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice if you like a lot of base

Walt, B&H Photo
12 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Easy to install. Better then flat panel TV speakers. The digital sound enhancement is good but too heavy on the base for my tender ears.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls
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Overall 6
6.0

Not so much?

gmthomas44, B&H Photo
9 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought this to improve sound from my big flat screen TV in a small room. (46 inch 2 yr old Samsung lcd)Thought it would be a big improvement. couldn't tell much difference. Maybe my Audiophile ears are getting too old. Product is solid in construction and looks, very easy to install and very well packaged.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls
  • Cons: Not Much Improvement
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Overall 6
6.0

Neat But Seemingly Overpriced

J with the small TV, B&H Photo
4 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Using this speaker in my kitchen where we've got a small tv. We needed the boost in sound quality so we could hear over the stove and whatnot. It's a really clean looking product (only 2 wires) and it looks like my tv was made to sit on top of it. However, a drawback is that there is no longer volume control from your tv remote. You MUST use a separate bose remote (included) to volume up or down. There is also no indication on screen as to what volume level you're at.
  • Pros: Attractive, Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up
  • Cons: Expensive, Poor Interface
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Overall 6
6.0

bose

Anonymous, Crutchfield
30 December 2013
  • Summary: Product works fine
  • Pros: easy installation
  • Cons: we now need 3 remotes
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Overall 6
6.0

Not as good as I expected

mark bendel, Amazon
29 December 2013
Overall 6
6.0

It's nice however

Brian Evans, Amazon
27 December 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Sounds good but I expected more from Bose

maduce50, Ebay
24 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Better than my TV, but not great

Grandpa, Amazon
5 October 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice Sound, But...

BBSling, Crutchfield
7 September 2013
  • Summary: The sound from this system if very nice. Very easy to set up. HOWEVER, there appears to be a defect. I bought mine in May (2013), and by July, it wouldn't turn on. Calling Bose technical support worked very well, and they gave a 'solution' which only worked temporarily. They sent me a replacement unit in July, and the second one now has the same problem. When I talked to Bose today, I got "this is a common problem".
  • Pros: Easy Setup Nice Sound
  • Cons: 2 Defective Units
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