Bose - SoundTouch® 300 soundbar - Black
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- Number of HDMI HDCP 2.2 Inputs0
- Number of HDMI HDCP 2.2 Outputs0
- Bluetooth EnabledYes
- Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
- Wireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi
- Works WithAmazon Alexa, SmartThings
- Product NameSoundTouch® 300 soundbar
- Model NumberSOUNDTOUCH 300 SOUNDBAR BLK
- Color CategoryBlack
- Separate Subwoofer IncludedNo
- Remote Control IncludedYes
- Cable(s) IncludedNone
- Additional Accessories IncludedHDMI cable, Optical cable, AAA batteries (2 pcs.), ADAPTiQ headset, Power cord, Universal remote
- Mounting Hardware IncludedYes
- Surround Sound SupportedDTS
- Wall MountableYes
- Wireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi
- Wireless Multi-Room AudioYes
- Wireless Multi-Room TechnologyBose SoundTouch
- Video Pass-through2160 (4K)
- HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)No
- Number of HDMI Inputs1
- Number Of Optical Audio Inputs1
- Number Of USB Inputs0
- Number of HDMI Outputs1
- SubwooferRecommended (sold separately)
- Number Of Woofers Included0
- Product Height2.25 inches
- Product Width38.5 inches
- Product Depth4.25 inches
- Product Weight10.4 pounds
Certifications Listings & Approvals
- ENERGY STAR CertifiedNo
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 year
- Works WithAmazon Alexa, SmartThings
Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2827 reviews(2,827 Reviews)
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Excellent Listening Enjoyment With ConsiderationsPosted .
Having occupied space on this planet for over 73 years and enjoying listening to music for most of that time, I consider myself an avid audiophile. While a young teenager during the 50's I built Hi-Fidelity systems for family and friends to play their 78's, 45's, and 33 1/3 on custom record players. I was fascinated with quality sound reproduction. During the 60's the advent of taped music allowed me to build hi-fidelity systems using tape players, cassette, and eventually eight-track. Greatest thing about these tape players is they could be portable, and eventually found their way into automobiles, but sound distortion was terrible.. Channel separation also became popular as Stereo Hi-Fi. I could not believe my ears. Then, came the digital age in the 70's, 80's, and 90's with compact discs, CD's, DVD's, and music-data formatted files for computers, MP3's etc.. I was in musical heaven building small Stereo Hi-Fi systems for this new engineering. But the hardware to amplify the digital age was way 'behind-the-curve' - lots of big speakers, too much bass distortion, and overall poor quality. Until Bose revolutionized sound with the compact, all-in-one system - the acoustic wave® music system first introduced during the the mid-80's. It was then, I became a big fan of BOSE and their smaller speakers sound reproduction technology. BTW – I still have my1998 acoustic wave radio/CD player and it is amazing. It brought CD's to life as it filled my room with sounds previously only reproduced with much larger and more expensive systems. WooHoo! I consider myself an 'audiophile'. So, I jumped at the opportunity to receive a complimentary Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar in exchange for an unbiased and comprehensive review. Bose Corporation has been around for over 50 years in reproducing quality sound and they have proven themselves to be the unequaled leader in that field. The Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar comes with: Universal remote 2 AAA batteries ADAPTiQ headset Power cord HDMI cable Glass Cleaning Cloth Optical cable The universal remote is surprisingly impressive. Besides programming your TV and Soundbar to come on, It allows you to preset six, Wi-Fi, Internet, music services, radios, or selections and play them at anytime through your Wi-Fi network by touching the SoundTouch button on your remote. You can also use the free Bose Controller App, which can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play, for your tablet, phone, computer, or I-Pad. This remote allows you to switch sources from different inputs after you program them in, i.e., TV, Blueray Player, CD/DVD Player, streaming movie player, etc. You can even program your TV, CD, DVD, Satellite, Cable, and all other devices to include Apple TV, X Box, Roku, etc. using this universal remote. The remote is also used to set up Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It even enables you to give a thumbs up or down using a music service, like Pandora. Let's get right to the sound reproduction. From your TV to the Bose 300 Soundbar the amount of Bose technology to render absolute and flawless sound is spectacular. The trebles are subtle but pronounced, and the adjustable bass is impressive from such a compact unit. What really impressed me was that I could not detect any distortion in the bass even at higher levels of volume due to Bose’s new Quiet Port engineering. The other most noticeable aspect of this soundbar is that it directs sound to areas of my room as if there were other speakers there through Bose' Phase Guide Technology. It felt to my ears like the sound was coming in from my left and from my right. This is absolutely amazing sound reproduction from a front facing soundbar. At this price point the Bose SpoundTouch 300 may appear to be expensive, but it is at the top for quality, if not the best soundbar you can buy for home entertainment out of the box. The Bose 300 Soundbar is a home entertainment system and a Wi-Fi music system. Bluetooth with NFC technology enhance the overall versatility of this unit to play your personal music choices. If you purchase this outstanding soundbar then the Acoustimass 300 wireless bass module is an option for even greater sound quality and reverberance. You can make this system truly 5.1 by adding the two optional rear speakers. The physical appearance of this soundbar is stunning. It has a black glass top with a black matted metal grill surrounding the enclosed, dynamite speakers. The only disadvantage is that the glass top shows fingerprints readily. But, I am sure the engineers placed this glass top there for acoustical reasons, primarily. The soundbar is designed to look classy in front of your TV, in your living room, media, bedroom, or anywhere in your home. The Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar supports 4K Ultra HD and HDR through HDMI, which should 'future proofs' this unit for several more years. The ADAPTiQ calibration accurately sets the audio to your unique room acoustics and requirements. Now, for the 'nitty-gritty', considerations for you to be aware of before you purchase this awesome sounding unit: After a whole week of enjoying and experimenting with this SoundTouch 300 Soundbar it is obvious that Bose primarily designed this unit to be directly connected to your TV using the latest HDMI, ARC connection. However, the ARC, HDMI connection is only available on the TVs produced since late 2013. If you have an ARC, HDMI you will only be able to connect one more outside source to this soundbar unless your TV has additional HDMI outside source connections. If your TV is older then you can only connect the soundbar with an legacy, optical connection. However, using the optical connection instead of the HDMI, ARC, oddly enough, allows you two more HDMI sources, i.e., you can connect a Blueray Player, X-Box, etc. to the soundbar directly. The Bose 300 SoundTouch Soundbar is approximately 38.5 inches wide. If you have TV screen size less then 45”diagonally (39.2” in width) your soundbar will be wider then your TV, which may not be aesthetically in proportion. This soundbar is made for much bigger and newer TVs. The SoundTouch Controller App is outdated and in reality needs to be 're-built'. I had nothing but trouble trying to connect to my Wi-Fi network using this app with my I-phone, so I tried my Android phone, also.to no avail I first had to reset the soundbar back to its factory default settings, which is highly advisable if you have any kind of issues trying to connect the soundbar to Wi-Fi. The Bose Controller App was of no use. It is supposed to outline instructions and steps for you to connect to your home network. It did not show up on any of my phone scans under Wi-Fi settings. Had to go to my home network settings displayed on my desktop PC to find the name of the soundbar on the network and its IP to finally join it. Only after 8 or 9 attempts was finally able to join my home Wi-Fi network. Once on my Wi-Fi network the app finally came to life and provided me much of what it is supposed to do. In the Owners Guide it states that you can control the bass via the settings menu in the SoundTouch App – that is not true – you can control the volume, and turn the soundbar off, but not the bass. However, the bass can be controlled using the remote. Once again, the Bose Controller App needs to be reworked specifically, for the SoundTouch 300 Soundbar. The Wi-Fi card in the Bose 300 Soundbar is also outdated. It is not compatible with the newer routers featuring 802.11 ac, MU-MIMO. I had to reconfigure my router to finally get the soundbar connected. Strange that Bose utilizes state-of-the-art sound technology with outdated tech in its Wi-Fi? 802.11ac is the best way to allow streaming movies,without constant buffering over the same router while several other users are doing the same. Their IT folks need to 'get-with-it'. So, keep this in mind if you have an 802.11ac router or plan to replace yours anytime soon. At least this soundbar does work on dual-band routers, 802.11 a/b/g/n as long as they will be around. At the Bose 'Support Center' you can download the Owners Guide for the SoundTouch 300 Soundbar. It is very comprehensive, detailed and includes many illustrations. If you have issues you may find the solutions there, or, in the Owners' Community Blog. The soundbar is only compatible with DTS and Dolby Digital sound, but not with the sounds HD Dolby True HD and DTS Master Audio. The SoundTouch 300 Soundbar does not support googlecast or airplay, however you can connect devices like chromecast or Apple TV to make that work. A couple of days ago I connected this Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar to my 500 watt amplifier. WoW! If you have an amp that has the appropriate connections you will be absolutely floored at how you can make this outstanding Bose system sound richer and even more vibrant. As an audiophile this is what I love to do. YooHoo! Even though this system has some technological 'shortcomings', I still highly recommend it for the unbelievable, fantastic sound it produces. I'm giving 5 stars for sound excellence only. It is the best sound you can buy and enjoy at home with your family and loved ones.I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Amazing Sound. Beautiful Soundbar from Bose.Posted .
Bose Soundtouch 300 sound bar is very sleek and well designed with tempered glass. At 10.8 x 97.8 x 5.7 cm, it is perfect size matched with the larger TV (55” above). Its finish is stunning, with a glass topping that combined with the rich black color, just make sure not to leave too many fingerprints. The packing was excellent with all necessary accessories needed for sound bar setup. I was able to configure Bluetooth and NFC less than 5 minutes with my Galaxy S7 Edge. I played some songs from Plex Music collection using Bluetooth. Wow.. I am amazed with sound quality and it is equally good with my high end floor standing speakers. In the backside of the sound bar, you will find number of connectivity ports. There is one HDMI ARC port available to connect your TV with ARC port to output sound via HDMI. Another option is to connect the soundbar via HDMI passthrough. The universal remote comes along with this sound bar feels extremely nice in hand with soft touch buttons. The instructions were given in manual if you would like to configure other devices using Bose Universal remote. If you have existing universal remote, you can easily configure this sound bar instead of using Bose Universal remote. This sound bar is very slim and looking beautiful beneath my TV. Bose has done excellent job bringing astonishing sound in a small sound bar. There are LED indicators on the front to show the different inputs. It comes with calibration headset included in the box and it is called ADAPTIQ. I would recommend to configure the sound bar using ADAPTIQ headset to get optimal sound quality based on room conditions. Bose Soundtouch 300 produces excellent quality sound and you can hear every detail of the music. If you’d prefer to add dedicated rear speakers to the setup, I would recommend Bose Virtually Invisible 300 wireless speakers sold separately. If you want more bass from the Soundtouch 300, then Bose has an additional subwoofer Acoustimass 300, which is also sold separately. WiFi can be used to upgrade the soundbar using Bose own Soundtouch app for iOS and Android. From the app, you can configure and play music streaming services like Amazon Music, Sirius, Spotify, Pandora, and I Heart Radio. There are options to add music library from NAS and PC. I was able to configure the music library from NAS and it works flawlessly. My only issue is manual has very limited instructions and it will be very hard for some users who has limited knowledge on setting up home theater systems. It could have been better to have detailed instructions for each type of setup. I highly recommend this Bose Soundbar 300 to anyone who wants rich sound with detail. It is slightly expensive, but you won’t be disappointed after hearing the sound from this beautiful sound bar.I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Deep, crystal clear, multi-layered sound!Posted .
Let's start from the most importnat thing - sound! This little sound bar truly delivers an amazingly clear, very deep sound! It does have left, right and back firing speakers, so it fills up the room entirely. You could hear artist standing on the stage just in front of you, every sound of his voice, his breath, then music sounds like it's behind the artist on another layer and yet another layer will be an applause deep behind your TV. It's an amazing listening experience and I would highly recommend that you give this soundbar a try, it would be really hard to pass on it once you experience this deep sound performance. Left and right firing speakers make it sound like you actually have speakers in the corners of your room, back firing speakers create that multi layer effect. Bass level can be easily adjusted by pressing the "BASS" button on the remote and using the Vol+/Vol- keys to adjust. Soundbar also does have a "dialogue" mode that is optimal for listening to the news and other programs with a lot of talking. It's important to setup this soundbar correctly, if you mounting on the wall - get an optional Bose WB-300 accessory. Make sure left and right speakers can "see" the walls of your room, leave al least 1/2" between the back of the soundbar and the wall - that way you'll get an optimal acoustic performance. Connections to the TV - unlike a traditional AV receiver, soundbar depends on your TV being a "hub" for all sources, everything connects to the TV first and then, TV would return the audio signal back to the soundbar using the HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) port (HDMI cable is included). If your TV does not have an HDMI port labeled ARC - you would need to use an optical cable (included). HDMI ARC connection is recommended - that way it's more likely that soundbar would receive not just a stereo input, but a true undecoded Dolby Digital signal. You also need to make sure your TV is capable of returning an original audio stream on the ARC port. If your ARC port is already used - soundbar has an "HDMI IN" port that could be connected to the source device like your Blu-Ray player or cable box. There is also a workaround in case your TV is unable to return an undecoded digital stream to the soundbar - you can connect your source to the "HDMI IN" port and have your soundbar use sound from that port instead of the HDMI ARC port, but that would only work for 1 device you have connected directly to the soundbar. So do some research and make sure your existing equipment is capable of providing a good digital signal for the best experience. Connection to the network - you have Ethernet or WiFi options, Ethernet is the easiest way, but if you don't have a wired connection available - WiFi would be the second choice, you will need either a smartphone with the SoundTouch app installed or a PC/Mac and a micro USB cable. Setting up with the app is very intuitive and only takes a few minutes, however a USB cable setup is available as well if you can't figure it out with an app. Acoustic setup is something that you need to perform once everything else is in place - put the included APAPTiQ headset on and follow the manual, soundbar will prompt you for each step - you will need to move into 5 different "listening positions" in the room so plan ahead. Included remote - is actually a universal remote you could control your TV, Blu-Ray player, cable box (and a soundbar of course)! Setting up the device codes is a simple process and described in the remote's manual. SoundTouch app seems like is not really ready for the soundbar yet, it can't switch the soundbar in the "TV" mode if you used it to stream music, but other settings work just fine. Speaking of music - you can stream Amazon music, Sirius XM, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Pandora and Spotify directly from the app, you could also have your soundbar play from the NAS storage (anything with DLNA support) or you can stream from your iTunes library, but you would need a Bose SoundTouch software running on the same computer your iTunes library is located on. You have 6 "presets" that you can assign to the specific music source and they quickly recall with a press of a single button on the remote. Looks: just gorgeous! Top of the soundbar is covered with a glass and looks stunning. Bose even included a small piece of black cloth so you can keep your soundbar clean. A few negative points: big ones for me is the lack or AirPlay and Apple Music support. Sure you can use Bluetooth streaming, but that is not always a good solution. Soundbar does have a good bass, but considering it's size - separate subwoofer is highly recommended, especially if you planning on watching movies with sound effects. You would need to purchase a Bose Acoustimass 300 subwoofer to work with your Soundbar. I could not find out the way to tell what kind of digital stream soundbar is actually receiving, nothing in the app to tell me that (I mean is it Dolby Digital, DTS, etc) I would like to know what is actually playing. Also - soundbar does not have any on-screen menu, all setup is done via the SoundTouch app which could be frustrating, it's a mystery why didn't Bose create a simple on-screen setup menu so you could use that big TV screen for setting your Soundtouch 300 up. Overall: it's a great option for a bedroom, living room, or any other place where you don't want to put an AV receiver and mess with the speaker wires. Optional subwoofer and a back speakers would allow you to get a true 5.1 setup easily with minimal wiring and virtually no space consumed. However for the dedicated home theater I would still stick with a traditional floor standing speakers and AV receiver. P.S. I would recommend that you download a full version of the manual before setting the soundbar up, it would help to clear a lot of initial questions, there is the link: https://assets.bose.com/content/dam/Bose_DAM/Web/consumer_electronics/global/products/speakers/st_300_product_page/pdf/AM773965_00_OG_ST%20300_ENGvo.pdf Included quick setup guide will get you going, but don't pass on reading the complete one.I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Jaw...Dropping...SOUND! Simply Stunning from Bose.Posted .
First off this sound bar is extremely well-crafted. It's beautiful from top to bottom and left to right. It just looks downright gorgeous with tempered glass and metal dancing with each other. The black color is very masculine and adapt well with black entertainment systems. The soundbar itself is very weighted and sturdy by no means it feels flimsy, the construction is also world-class. The entire speaker grill wraps around the front and sides of the device providing surround sound. There are LED indicators on the front for the different inputs. From top to bottom this device is thin at least in my opinion. My last Samsung sound bar was so huge that it blocked the IR sensor for my 4K TV. So I had to place it on a lower level on my entertainment stand not getting the optimal sound quality. The Bose Soundtouch 300 I don't have to worry about any of that it sits on the top of level with my TV giving me the best optimal sound available. I cannot tell you how much I'm smiling and happy inside thaqt Bose made this thin enough. The engineering shows in this device beautifully, You have to admire Bose for going above and beyond with design. Setup for the device is very easy and the instructions within the box are extremely clear and understandable. You will be up and running before you know it. They have calibration headset included the called ADAPTIQ, This was the most tedious process of the setup but it isn't necessary if you are in a hurry to play with your speakers. ADAPTIQ setup process have you going to 5 different areas of the room so there could be audio calibration. I recognize that it's important to do this if you want optimal sound quality. I applaud Bose again for making these steps easy for people. The universal remote control feels extremely nice in the hand with some type of soft-touch material on the back of the remote control. Every button is clickable and easily recognizable running your thumbs across it you can easily memorize where are the button placement is. There should be enough buttons on the remote control put any modern-day entertainment setup. All of the keys you would likely use are here. If I didn't have a Logitech Harmony this would have easily been the remote I would use on a daily basis. Included on the remote is a weird thumbs up and thumbs down button. Which allows you to gives a thumbs up or Thumbs down a track in participating music services. At first I didn't use it that much but have been using it more with Pandora. It works just fine and no worries you can also use your Logitech Harmony remote with the Soundtouch 300 as the controller included is IR. You can always program keys to your liking. The sound of the Soundtouch 300 is extremely beautiful and clear. You can hear every single detail that an artist or composer from the movie put into their music. The whole room can feel the presence of phenomenal sound. I'm not sure what's going on inside but whatever it is it feels like magic! My living room felt like a movie theater with full range sound...keep in mind this is without the Acosustimass 300 Subwoofer which I will get to. This soundbar alone have a little bass that can kick but if you want the true bass you will spend a little bit more on Bose Acosustimass 300 Subwoofer. It is sold separately but I can honestly tell you this turn the soundbar into something extraordinary. The Bass from the Subwoofer is incredibly remarkable and powerful; If i were to turn the soundbar to the max neighbors from 3 Doors down could feel the Bass. I would love to talk about and praise Bose Acosustimass 300 Subwoofer but I will leave that for another review. As I write this review using Bluetooth though the speakers and they have nice, rich, immersive sound to them. Also on board the soundbar is NFC which also works just fine. Just used A Galaxy S6 Edge Plus with NFC with stupid easy pairing. On the back of the soundbar is showcase all of the ports. The there is HDMI 4K passthough technology mainly for the use of ARC on the TV. For those who are wondering there is no input lag from the passthough for gaming; Have a PS4 connected to the soundbar. Optical digital, Ethernet port and AUX can be found here as well. WiFi can be used to upgrade the soundbar and be used for Bose own Soundtouch app for iOS and Android that puts most of the important music streaming apps together. Amazon Music, Sirius, Spotify, Pandora, and I Heart Radio are all integrated within the app. You can also add music library with NAS and from a PC. I've tried this and it worked seamless. Apple music integration would have also been appreciated but it's not here and don't think it will come. Airplay is also missing but according to Bose they don't include Airplay because it doesn't support more then one speaker so I can understand on the level of competing with other brands that does the same. I love the soundbar to death and I would happily buy a friend or family member this soundbar as a gift. I love them so much I am also buying another one of these for a bedroom myself. It is an amazing product. No, I mean REAALLY spectacular speakers and I don't say that lightly! It's downright jaw dropping sound, amazing construction, and ease of use makes it worth the price. 5 / 5 stars.I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
good build quality, good sound, a little priceyPosted .
Lets start off at the beginning: This is a very expensive, high quality sound bar. You do get (mostly) what you pay for. Lets begin. This is basically the Ferrari of sound bars. You do also pay Ferrari price. Whats in the box: The soundbar (duh), every cable you need (which is a huge plus, many things you buy nowadays do not include the required cables) and a very nice universal remote control, and there is the headmounted microphone...more on that later. There is a basic quick start guide, but I HIGHLY recommend that you goto the Bose website to download the user manual, as you WILL be confused during setup, and the start up guide does not help very well. The build quality is excellent, with an all metal body and a tempered glass top. It looks sharp Setup: Not as easy as I would have hoped. I am a self proclaimed tech geek (my wife and mom both call me a tech genius, so there's that). The quick setup guide does not really guide you through the setup very well. It will get you up and powered on, but not connected to Wi-Fi, or any Bluetooth devices. If you want to wall mount this, you need to purchase a wall mounting kit that is sold separately. You definitely will need this kit, as this soundbar is not light. Bose expects you to use an HDMI cord, attached to your TV that supports ARC. If your TV does not, the soundbar does have a passthrough HDMI port, with 4K support, but only one, so you can only hook up one box. There is also an optical audio in for those of you that live in a cave. I suspect that if you are buying a 700 dollar sound bar, your TV supports ARC. Features: There is an app called Bose SoundTouch (yes, there is an app for that...which is your fancy soundbar), This app is where you can get your soundbar hooked into your wifi, and helps guide you through pairing a Bluetooth device. It also allows you to stream online music to your soundbar through Wi-Fi, from sources such as a generic "internet radio", and from places such as amazon music, iheartradio, deezer, Pandora, SiriusXM and more. Though you do have to have an account, they are not free or included with the soundbar. You can also stream from your Bluetooth device. This soundbar has very good virtual surround capabilities, and includes a microphone that you literally wear on your head so the soundbar can configure itself for your listening area. This process is done during initial setup, and takes about 10 minutes with you walking around the room to different places. I do wish that this supported Apple Airplay, or the Google version of that, but it does not. The only way to play music from your phone/tablet/whatever is to do it over Bluetooth. You can also do "locally stored" music from a network device, but that device has to support DLNA, so its not quite as simple as streaming from your phone. Sound quality: Good, but I don't think 700 dollars good. It truly does sound like you have surround speakers, but there is a bit of a "tinny" sound to it, especially through Bluetooth or wifi. The sound of movies is much better, with a much fuller sound. To get the full "Bose" experience, you will want to buy the optional wireless subwoofer (for another 700 dollars). This will help fill out the bass, and is a separate review on its own, but the soundbar itself does have decent bass from such a small package. There are also optional 300 surround speakers, but I do not have them so I do not know how well they work or help out. I have another soundbar,(albeit 1/7th of the price), and this soundbar blows it out of the water sound quality wise....but it should. So, the TL;DR version: Good build quality, setup is not as straight through as it should be, sound quality is good...but could be better. Doesn't support Airplay, but does support some wifi online services and Bluetooth. Buy the subwoofer.I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Incredible SoundbarPosted .
I have had the Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar for a few days now and I have been blown away by it's performance. I'm using it along with the Bose Acoustimass 300 wireless bass module (subwoofer) and also purchased the Bose Virtually Invisible 300 wireless surround speakers. Setup was quite easy, connecting the Bose SoundTouch 300 with the TV using the TV's HDMI ARC connection. If your TV does not have an HDMI ARC connection you can also use the supplied optical cable to connect although the manual states that HDMI ARC is the preferred option. Connecting the optional wireless bass module and wireless surround speakers (not included with the soundbar), was easily accomplished using the remote control that is supplied with the soundbar. I'd definitely recommend purchasing the base module and surround speakers as you will not be disappointed with the result. One surprise was the quality of the remote control. It's really well designed and would have been almost perfect if it had back lighting. Once the system is connected you'll want to run the ADAPTiQ calibration which will optimize the system for the particular room you'll be using it in. The ADAPTiQ setup walks you through the process, speaking to you while you move around the room wearing the calibration microphone. If you're looking for an awesome soundbar then I would definitely recommend the Bose SoundTouch 300! It's also worth considering purchasing the optional Bose Acoustimass 300 wireless bass module (subwoofer) and the Bose Virtually Invisible 300 wireless surround speakers. The resulting sound is truly awesome with this system.I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Easy setup, great sound, nice look|Posted .
I purchased the SoundTouch 300 after many hours of research. I don’t understand the negative reviews. I’ve had the soundbar now for over a week and have nothing negative to say. The setup process was quite interesting using the calibration process for the acoustics of my tv room. I enjoy the movies better now that I’m able to hear the dialogue better. The Bose app for the WiFi feature is great for just listening to music, the selection of music genres is extensive.I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Great sound|Posted .
I initially purchased a bose solo 5 soundbar to pair with my new samsung 8series tv. I immediately returned it because the tv speakers were better. I spent more than twice as much for the soundtouch 300 but it's worth every penny. Great connectivity to my tv via hdmi arc and can be operated with my TVs harmony remote. The sound and bass is perfect for my needs. I will likely add the sub to make it even better. Only cons are the ridiculously bulky remote that it comes with and sometimes I need to manually reconnect it to my tv to get sound.I would recommend this to a friend
Q: QuestionWhy whenever I turn on my TV, the input stay on SoundTouch 300? I always have to go to input and change it to the channel. Why??? Pls help?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer I have this same exact problem. I spoke with Samsung as my tv is a samsung. They told me that this is normal operation!? Anything connected to the hdmi3 input which is the arc input , the tv automatically switches to this input. I find this hard to believe from Samsung as it should know that there is no video connection hooked up. I feel like it was a lazy answer from Samsung and do not believe it is bose's issue. It truly is annoying bc every time I turn my tv on it switches to the input my soundtouch 300 is hooked up to. If anyone else could tell us how to eliminate his from happening that would be great.
Answered by Smerls
Q: QuestionDoes this model works fine for high ceiling living rooms? I do not have pre-wired hence looking for sound bar.. Please suggest
Asked by Suresh.
- A:Answer The setup it is nothing like I have ever used. It is called ADAPTiQ audio calibration. I had to wear an included ADAPTiQ headset which had a microphone on it, and stand in 5 different parts of the room in which I will be listening to my TV/music. When I was at each location, the sound bar put out a series of sounds (I felt like I was going to get beamed to another planet the sounds were so crazy fun). The sounds bounced off areas of the room which is said to determine the best sound quality for that location. I repeated that sound test at 5 different locations in my great room. Suffice it to say that I have excellent sound in many parts of my great room which includes my kitchen sink! Btw, this is using only the sound bar and does not include the optional acoustamass module or wireless speakers that can be purchased separately.
Answered by ACE3Boys
Q: QuestionI have a 6 yr old Samsung TV, which, does not have HDMI ARC!!! Will this sound bar still work with HDMI?
Asked by Mav.
- A:Answer No, if you don't have HDMI ARC you will have to use the included optic cable.
Answered by HDRider
Q: QuestionDose the Sound bar remote control work to control all my devices on the TV screen in the same way the lifestyle universal remote control dose? In other words dose a menu pop up on the TV to control other devices? (See attached photo for example)
Asked by DIYer247.
- A:Answer The SoundTouch 300 does not have a menu like the console based systems do. The SoundTouch 300 remote should be able to control most of your devices though using the HDMI CEC. We also have product experts that can help with any aspect of the remote programming. You can reach us at 1-800-379-2073. We are open from Mon. – Fri., 9 AM – 9 PM EST.
Answered by Bose
Q: QuestionCan I connect television to soundbar using HDMI ARC, and simultaneously connect an Onkyo CD player to soundbar using optical audio input? Would i then be able to listen to CDs or television without having to unplug any cables?
Asked by trajan.
- A:Answer This setup will work for you with one important point. The system will prioritize the HDMI signal first, so you'll want to have the TV turned off when you are using the Onkyo CD player through the optical input.
Answered by Bose
Q: QuestionI recently set up the soundtouch 300 & the set up was cool and fun.. im getting frustrated on how to actually use it.. theres a white light that is always on. The 'wifi' light.. is that suppose to be on? I feel like you can't turn it off? Please help
Asked by Brandon.
- A:Answer Hello Brandon, thank you for this feedback! As mentioned in a previous response, the Wi-Fi LED will stay lit even when your SoundTouch 300 soundbar is powered off, as an indication that your soundbar is still connected to Wi-Fi. We hope this helps!
Answered by Bose
Q: QuestionI frequently put my cable box/ DVR on pause, sometimes for 20 minutes or more. When I return to press play, the Bose soundbar has turned itself off, so I have to find the remote and turn it back on - terribly inconvenient. Is there work around?
Asked by rpflex.
- A:Answer I addressed this in the review I just posted. The SoundTouch 300 has an 18 minute standby. If the sound bar receives no audio signal for 18 minutes it goes into standby mode. Any devices that you have connected to it via ARC will also be shut off. Bose has this ignored this issue for well over a year and recently indicated they would be addressing it in the next major firmware release which who knows will be when.
Answered by Chopstix