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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great addition

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    matracy68
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    I just purchased the Bose SoundTouch 300 and Acoustimass 300 this weekend to upgrade my home theater system. Up front, I will tell you that I am very happy with the sound quality of both items when they are paired. I am a Bose fan and have been for years owning numerous Bose products. Set up was fairly straightforward. I have an older Samsung LED TV and was upgrading from one of those all in one Samsung home theater units with a built-in Blu-Ray player. I don’t use DVD anymore. I have Apple TV for my movies and streaming from my Apple products as needed. My original concern was the lack of inputs on the back of the sound bar itself. Basically, you have one HDMI connection and one optical digital connection and that is it. I ran my Direct TV connection to the back of my TV with HDMI and the same for the Apple TV and then used the optical digital connection output from the TV to the sound bar. My older (six-year-old) TV acts like a switch for the audio with me plugging in up to four devices via HDMI. I could probably plug older things like RCA jacks too if I wanted. My TV has the optical digital output which goes into the SoundTouch. One cable provides sound for all of my devices so I do not see the lack of inputs on the back of the sound bar as an issue like others have complained about. Calibrating the system was pretty simple. You plug in the headphone looking thing (ADAPTiQ headset) and follow the commands once you press the right buttons on the included universal remote. Speaking of the remote, it is said to be universal but I could not get my TV to work or my Direct TV box to work so I went back to my trusty Logitech Harmony One which works like a champ. Zero issues there. Pairing the Acoustimass 300 was pretty easy, again, you do what the simple instructions tell you to do and that is it. What the instructions do not tell you is how to turn up the volume on the subwoofer. I had to call Bose to get that information. My current set-up is the sound bar and subwoofer and to me, it sounds amazing. I did increase the subwoofer volume two settings just because I wanted to see what it would do and I am impressed. We watched the TV show The Voice last night and the musical performances sounded great to me. Especially with that thumping base. Bose has an application for the iPhone and Android devices but (to me) is not that great. First of all, the sound bar has the ability to play music (once set up) straight from the application using services like Spotify. Pretty cool if you use them but I have playlists on my iPhone that I would prefer to play. You can do this but you have to go through the app on your phone to do this. That isn’t a big deal but what is a big deal when I want to go back and watch TV, I have to get the SoundTouch remote and physically press the TV button to change the output on the sound bar. That is a bit of a pain to do. My solution for that is to just use my Apple TV since that is using the TV output anyway. One less reason to use the remote. If Bose would include the ability to change the output or do the output automatically, that would be a huge gain for people like myself that are not using the remote. It seems like an extra step anyway. The sound bar has NFC in it but I didn’t see any instructions on how to make this work so I will have to take Bose’s word that it works. One more mention about the application is that if you have the Virtually Invisible 300 rear speakers, a new update to the sound bar and application allow you to change the volume of these rear speakers. That is pretty cool since the initial reports I have read said that the volume was low on these units. Since this upgrade has come out, I am now planning to add these rear channel speakers to my system. What the application will not allow you to do is change the volume/output of the subwoofer which is odd to me. The only way to change the output of the subwoofer is using the universal remote which again, I am not using. In a perfect world, the iPhone app would take care of everything for me where I could control output of the sound bar and adjust the subwoofer. I mentioned above that I called Bose for information on the Acoustimass 300. I had read on another site that the pair light on the far right of the lights was supposed to be lit when the unit was paired. Bose informed me that these lights would turn on when the unit was turned on to pair the units and then go away. It would be nice if there was documentation on what the lights mean because they turn different colors, flash, and stay on depending on what you are doing. When the pair light goes off, the Acoustimass 300 is paired if the light on the bottom of the subwoofer is white and not flashing. Who knew? The bottom line here is this. Would I recommend this sound bar? Absolutely. I love everything about it. My system sounds great and looks great too. I plan to add the rear channel speakers soon since I can adjust the volume for these units now using the iPhone app. I wish the iPhone application would allow me to change the output of the sound or the unit would automatically change depending on what it was receiving. I also wish that I could change the volume of the subwoofer through the application like you can the rear channel speakers. These are minor things and I have work arounds for them both. I hope that this review helps you with your decision to either purchase or not purchase the Bose SoundTouch 300 and its components.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Punchy full spectrum bass cube that delivers

    Posted
    MrShinyCadillackness
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    First, I would like to recommend that if you are interested in this Bass Module that you pair it with the excellent Bose Soundbar 700. It is a match made in heaven that delivers high-fidelity sound in any application. This review was written with perspective on the entire Bose 700 system (Soundbar 700 & Bass Module 700). Music is my life. I’ve been a musician for over 40 years and through that time I have developed a trained ear when it comes to sound. Up until now, I have always had components and separate speakers for surround. Enter the Bose 700 system. This Bass Module coupled with the excellent Bose 700 Soundbar, has made me rethink what is needed to achieve a fantastic result. So much, that I have dis-assembled my entire “man cave” surround stereo setup in favor of this simple, but elegant Bose system. What was once a receiver controlling all of my components, center channel, two main speakers, and two rear surround speakers, has simply become this two piece setup. Being clutter free and having less is more is important to us these days, as we have a one year old that can easily knock over speaker stands and much, much more. The sub and soundbar are crafted extremely well and are very solid in terms of hardware feel. They are both made of aluminum and have a black glass top which makes them super stout and easy to keep clean. The soundbar is about 38.5 inches wide and the sub is roughly a 12” cube in size. Both items blend in with any decor and look so good that you’ll want them to be seen. The remote is also very nice and with the Bose Music app you’ll have your Smart TV, Blu Ray, PS4, XBox, etc., all configured and working from this single remote in no time. A note on the Bose Music app / Alexa… Some reviewers have stated that the app needs a lot of work and that they can’t get it to work properly with any of their components and/or Alexa (more on Alexa later). I am not sure if recent updates have now solved the issues others have reported, but I have found this to be no issue whatsoever. I had Alexa, my Samsung TV, PS4, and SONY Blu Ray player all recognized and set up within minutes of downloading the app. FWIW, I am using a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with Android 8.0 Setting up your system… This system is ARC ready and will control all of your HDMI devices with ease. A quick web search will tell you everything you need to know about ARC and its benefits. When setting up your room, I highly recommend using the ADAPTIQ audio calibration system tool (provided in package) to “tune” your room. Every room is a different size and provides seating in different areas, making this step an important step in your setup. Once your room is tuned, everyone will enjoy great sound from any seat in the room. It is actually crazy how this two piece system can mimic an entire surround system so effectively. This is yet another reason why I was okay with getting rid of so many speakers to go down to this small system. The ever important sound quality... Being a new Bose product, I was expecting it to sound good, but not as good as it really does. Once properly configured, I was shocked at the clear crisp sound this combo was producing. The first thing I did was load up an HD title to test. The voice channel is superbly clear and punctual. The mains are full and have the perfect amount of depth. The sub connects to the soundbar wirelessly and provides the exact amount of bass needed to produce a cinema like experience. Whether watching a Superhero movie, listening to music, or getting a quick weather forecast from Alexa, you will be satisfied with the Bose 700 system. In the case of the Bose 700 system, size certainly does not matter. Long gone are the days of 15” main speakers. Through brainiac engineering and technological innovation, these days you can get impressive results from a much smaller footprint. Alexa… To be honest, this was not a big reason for me choosing this product, but now that I have it and have used it, I am not sure how I ever lived without it. We have been invited to upgrade our homes into smart homes more and more lately and I am slowly understanding why. Ease of use and quickness in our fast paced society is the bottom line with the way tech is trending. Being an Alexa noob, I am still scratching the surface of what it can offer, but I can see how huge the potential is. A good example of what I did once I had her all setup, was to simply try and ask her something, anything. I chose what came to mind first and said, “Alexa, play Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd.” Well guess what! She did it without fail, repeating / confirming to me, “Playing Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd on Amazon Music.” Hahaha, so awesome. I dialed up some Rolling Stones, some kids music, whatever I asked for, she found it. I even tried saying, “Alexa, turn volume up five” and she did that too. If you get the chance to mess with this, or if you are buying this system because of the fact that it is Alexa ready, you won’t be disappointed. If your store has this on demo, do yourself a favor and give that button a press. I can’t recommend this product enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Omnidirectional, Distortion Free Bass

    Posted
    pauldar
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    The reverberating companion to the SoundTouch 300 Soundbar is this Acoustimas 300 Wireless Bass Module for even more electrifying listening enjoyment. It weighs 30 pounds and is, 12” W x 12” L x 15” H, containing a 10” woofer. For its compact size it packs a lot of audio engineering by Bose. It easily pairs, wirelessly, to the 300 Soundbar using the remote, included with the soundbar. The intensity level of the bass can also be increased or decreased by using the remote. At the Bose 'Support Center' you can download the Owners Guide for the Acoustimas 300 Wireless Bass Module. It is very comprehensive, detailed and includes many illustrations. If you have any issues you may find the solutions there, or, in the Owners' Community Blog. I consider myself an 'audiophile' with over 50 years of amateur experience in building Hi-Fidelity, stereo systems. This is my summary of this fantastic soundbar and subwoofer pairing. Keep in mind the Bose 300 Bass Module is built and configured specifically to operate with the SoundTouch 300 Soundbar. It is not a subwoofer component that you can use in any other system. The Acoustimas 300 is a wireless, powered subwoofer, which has its own built-in amplifier. This powered amp takes the load away from the smaller speakers in the soundbar when low frequency sound is reproduced in the bass module. Because bass demands more power at low frequencies, 20Hz to 80Hz, and less power as the frequency increases. The smaller speakers in the soundbar start to take over around 90Hz using Bose' PhaseGuide technology, which makes you feel like you are hearing sounds from areas of your room where there are no speakers. In my opinion one of the best characteristics of a good subwoofer is that it doesn't emit 'boomy' and late sounds out of sync with the satellite speakers (soundbar) at low frequency. Because of Bose Quiet Port technology this subwoofer module produces clear, vibrant, omnidirectional bass that you can't even tell where the low frequency sound is coming from. It surrounds your whole room, especially, after you calibrate both the soundbar and bass module using the proprietary, ADAPTIQ Calibration process. YooHoo! This is the primary reason why the Acoustimas 300 Bass Module compliments the soundbar to provide you with richer, more vibrant, realistic sounds that the soundbar alone can duplicate. The Bose Acoustimas 300 accomplishes that with success. And the construction of the bass module with its unique glass top probably has a lot to do with the amazing, crisp and deep, distortion free bass. This matched system was designed for you to conveniently connect to the ARC, HDMI port from your TV. It takes no power from your TV just the acoustical pass through signal. The Bose 300 Soundbar and Bass Module do not require connection to an A/V Receiver or Amplifier. However, you can connect the Bose 300 Soundbar to an A/V Receiver if you have the appropriate connections. I connected my A/V Receiver to the 300 Soundbar and was floored by the dynamic, awesome, sound. Since the bass module does not have an LFE port it cannot be connected to the A/V Receiver, but still operated through the soundbar. Although I have a graphic equalizer in my receiver, I did not need to use it. Instead I tried enhancing the sound through the various audio presets like concert hall, arena, movie, theater, gaming, etc. Unbelievable. WooHoo! The Acoustimas 300 does have a power saving mode so you can safely keep the unit plugged in all the time to an A/C outlet. It powers itself 'down' when not receiving a signal from the soundbar. While on the subject of 'Power' - I want to bring up surge protection for your home theater, TV, Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar and Acoustimas 300, and all other associated electronics. Protect your expensive, electronic equipment with appropriate surge protection. Better protectors exceed peak ratings of 1000 joules and 40,000 amperes. The higher the rating in joules, and the lower the let-through voltage, the better you are protecting your devices. The 300 soundbar, 300 bass module, subwoofer, and two optional, wireless speakers can all be protected using surge strips or a space-saving surge protector that sits over an existing wall outlet. It is too risky to go without it. If you take anything away from my review – please, consider adequate surge protection for your audio and electronic equipment. If you already have the SoundTouch 300 Soundbar, then the Acoustimas 300 Wireless Bass Module by now is a 'Must-Have'. I highly recommend the Acoustimas 300 Wireless Bass Module because of its significant, audio engineering features. No matter where you place this unit in your room you will not be able to tell where the dynamic sounds are coming from. It won't rattle your windows, or break glass, but it will provide you with quality, distortion free, acoustically matched music enjoyment. By adding the Invisible 300 wireless surround speakers you can also create a true 5.1 channel system of auditory sensation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Let's Rock this joint!! Full theater experience

    Posted
    Phjilek36
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    This Bose 700 Soundbar with Subwoofer is really awesome. I’ve had some other non-Bose soundbars that have been pretty good, but this one takes it up a notch. I watched several different types of shows/movies/sports that had commentary, music, cartoons, etc. Comparing it to my existing sound system, this one is more crisp, full and overall more realistic sounding. It sounds really good without the subwoofer, but if you want the true full movie experience, you must buy the Subwoofer. The best part was when I was watching a Transformers movie battle scene with vehicles flying across the screen, rockets blowing up, and my floor and walls rockin’. I honestly thought it was like a movie theater, and I could actually feel every moment in the movie. I had a smaller sub with my existing system, but even when it was turned way up, it was never even close to this Bose subwoofer. The place that the subwoofer sounded the best, was right next to the couch, closest to the TV. I moved the sub around and played the same part of the movie over and over. Yeah, it was actually fun to feel the rumble over and over. I have my couch set up in an L shape, and have the Subwoofer under an end table, with the bottom open section pointing into the room. Having it in the corner of the 2 couches (where they would connect like an “L”), made the sub a little too overpowering, and I was hearing the rumble a little too much, when it was turned up. Having it in the general direction of the TV, seemed better. However, I think if I had run through the AdaptIQ configuration in all the places, I bet it would have been able to adjust it accordingly. However, having it to the left of me, or away from the TV area, it didn’t quite seem ideal, so try to keep it in the general direction of the TV, as the majority of the sound is coming from that general area. Right out of the box, the packaging is well labeled (sort of like a mini puzzle), and it would be hard to be damaged when mailed. That is always my fear, when I have something mailed to me, versus picking it up in the store. No need to worry, Bose is well aware of it, and the packaging is perfect. You will need to download the Bose Music app to connect the subwoofer to the soundbar. I didn’t see that in the instruction guide, which surprised me. It connected the soundbar easily, and then had to do the same process when adding a subwoofer. To pair the subwoofer, click on the circle icon of the 700 soundbar in the bottom right corner of the dashboard. Click the “Settings” icon, then click the “Accessory Speakers.” Lastly, click the “+ Add Bose Accessory Speaker” and it will begin searching. With the 700 subwoofer, there is no pairing button on the unit, it will automatically show up if it is plugged in. (note: The 500 requires you to push a button on the bottom by the power cord.). I have a 700 and a 500 soundbar/subwoofer, but it will not allow you to connect a 700 and 500 together with the same soundbar. Trust me, I tried to add 2 different subs to the same soundbar, and really rock the house. But, unfortunately, it will only pair with the same version soundbar, so you can connect (2) 700 subs together with the 700 soundbar, but not a 700 and 500 sub to the 700 soundbar. However, you can connect (1) 500 subwoofer to the 700 soundbar, or (1) 700 to the 500 soundbar. The 700 is a much better subwoofer (larger too), but the 500 is no slouch either. Something that I have not heard of before, is the “Dialog Mode” option that adjusts the soundbar to have a better sound for programs that are dialog, such as Football games, or tv shows. It is different with movies, but I found that it increases the volume for the range where human voices fall into. For the subwoofer, I have my setting at +80 Bass, +30 treble, +0 Center Channel, and it sounds great overall. On the action-packed theater-style movies, I HIGHLY recommend turning the bass up to 100, and you will feel the floors rumble, no joke. I do really like the Equalizer-like adjustability for the sub and soundbar (-100 to +100 for bass/treble/Center Channel volume). Most others don’t have that capability. You can toggle the subwoofer on/off too, so if you are watching it late at night, while the baby is sleeping, you can simply toggle it off in the Accessories Settings, and it will turn off. In conclusion, this is by far the best sound system I have ever had, and I have had quite a few over the years, upgrading each time, different homes, different rooms and setups. I am a big Bose fan to begin with, purely based on the direct comparisons with other similar products, and it is extremely hard to beat the sound from a Bose speaker system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Bass Module! Highly Recommend!

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    sverdin
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    I have been humbled – and now must eat my own words. I previously wrote a very positive review for the Bose Soundtouch 300 Soundbar, and included the following words, “You can add an optional wireless bass module and wireless surround speakers to achieve a full 5.1 home theater experience. Having said that, I am more than satisfied with all aspects of the sound without the optional components.” True – the Bose Soundtouch 300 soundbar is an exceptional product and delivers excellent sound without the optional components. And, I honestly believe it's the best soundbar available. However, now that I have added the optional Bose Acoustimass 300 Wireless Bass Module, I must change my tune. I can no longer say, “I am more than satisfied with all aspects of the sound without the optional components.” Now that I have added the Acoustimass 300 Wireless Bass Module, my listening experience has become so much more enriched that I cannot imagine being satisfied with just the SoundTouch 300 Soundbar. And, let me tell you why... The Acoustimass 300 Bass Module is unlike your typical bass subwoofer. You don't just hear the sound, you feel the sound. The sound feels like it's coming at you from all directions vs. just a single fixed point. This is due to the “quietport” technology used by Bose in the bass module (“quietport” technology is also used in the soundbar for similar sound delivery). In addition, your typical subwoofer is usually designed to optimize sound for either movies or music. I won't go into the technical and physical properties of the two typical subwoofer types. But, I will go straight to the bottom-line: the Acoustimass 300 Bass Module performs excellently with both movies and music. The end-result is a bass module which adds a whole other dimension to your listening experience. When playing movies or watching TV, regardless if I was watching an action movie, football game, or other, the Acoustimass 300 made movie sound effects feel as though they were happening in my living room, and made me feel I was on the football field as one football player tackled another football player. And, for music, the bass module provides a solid, bottom-end of deep bass sound – regardless of the type of music. I listened to everything from acoustic guitar instrumental to pop/rock to jazz to classical to EDM (electronic dance music) to see if the Acoustimass 300 performed as expected – and it did in every scenario. Obviously, the sound of the Acoustimass 300 Bass Module is what I was most concerned with. But, I would like to mention that this product is built well and looks great. You can place it anywhere you wish to put it in your room. And connecting it to the SoundTouch 300 soundbar is a breeze – simply plug it into an electrical outlet, turn it on, use the remote provided with the SoundTouch 300 to pair it to the soundbar, and used the ADAPTIQ headset (provided with the soundbar) to perform audio calibration. All done in less than five minutes. The bottom-line: The Bose Acoustimass 300 Bass Module is an excellent addition to the Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar. I highly recommend the purchase of both products. As I found out, the listening experience becomes so enriched and full when both products are in use together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As intense as being at a IMAX! Bass is POWERFUL

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    Neoand12
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    To my knowledge Bose was was never a company that was never known for being bass-heavy. But Bose Acosustimass 300 Subwoofer proves that Bose knows Bass and they know it pretty well. It shattered all of my expectation when using it paired with the Soundtouch 300. There is so much attention to detail with the subwoofer that it's mind-blowing. The most noticeable when first opening up the box is that there is Styrofoam with the Bose logo imprinted upon it. I love the little touches like this in products because it shows how much you care about the products that you put out even if it's the tiniest detail. The Subwoofer is heavy first and foremost. Where ever you use this you should probably keep it there. The engineering and construction of the subwoofer it's phenomenal, it feels weighted and sturdy. I mean it should for that price that you're paying it down right should but I really like how everything is so beautifully lined up and no edge is rough for machine manufacturing. There is tempered glass layered on top of the subwoofer giving it a glossy finish which some people love and others hate. I personally love it. Their easy setup is present here. The instructions and quick easy guide is pretty self-explanatory getting you setup in no time. I wont go too deep into instructions but I will say in order to re-calibrate your soundtouch 300 for optimal sound, you have to use ADAPTIQ headset. Again to me this was the most tedious process owning the Soundtouch 300 and Acosustimass 300. How is the Bass you ask? This thing is worth every single penny that you pay for it atlease I think so. The Bass is pretty strong and it makes my condo sound like a freaking movie theater! The intensity to what you would expect to feel at an IMAX theater. In fact neighbors three doors across from me could feel the Bass at the maximum volume in their home. I have to say this isn’t something you want to turn up to late at night if you live in apartment building. All of this combined with the SoundTouch 300 delivers unprecedented sound without distorting. Wow...it's phenomenal and certainly is the best subwoofer I have ever owned...EVER. It actually left a long lasting impression on me with the Bose branding. It flawlessly works with the Soundtouch 300 and I would certainly invest in Bose's Virtually Invisible 300’ wireless speakers that also is sold separately. Would I recommended this to a friend? Yes and everyone else I know without a doubt. Even though Acosustimass 300 is expensive I give this product a 5/5; If you own a Soundtouch 300 you MUST have this if you want more bass. Heck, I would give it more stars if I could.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Movie Theater Quality Subwoofer

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    Njuice
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    I paired this Bose 700 Subwoofer with my Bose 700 Soundbar and it has been really impressive so far, here is what I have experienced so far: PROS: - Out of the box this thing is visually very appealing. It's somewhat smaller than previous wireless subwoofer's that I have had, but it's by far the heaviest one I have had. - It is very simple to set up, you do it all through the Bose Mobile App that is required to set up the Soundbar and Subwoofer - The Sound / Bass is absolutely incredible. It really acts as a deep, rich aspect of your music or movie listening experience rather than over doing it and drowning out the noise. It really helps you feel apart of the sound and I am really happy with it's performance so far CONS: - Although set up was simple, getting there was not. The Bose App was difficult to work with at first and to discover my products. Once I got connected it was easy - so really this is a software related function more so than the device itself, so it could be fixed with an App Update. - Part of me likes how they are selling the Bose 700 Soundbar and 700 Subwoofer separately as some may only want the soundbar and want to save money. But to me it's really necessary for them to be paired together and it is pricey all together. - Speaking of Price, this a high end home theater system Bose is selling and they chose NOT to incorporate Dolby Atmos? That is swing and a miss to me - if they added Dolby Atmos I think it would attract even more buyers given the market push for this type of sound format. BOTTOM LINE: If you purchased the Bose 700 Soundbar, this is a must have. Although it's lacking Dolby Atmos support, it still sounds so good that it will really elevate everything you listen to through this speaker system and be worth the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome soundbar system (soundbar & bass module)

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    tre91396
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    I have had a bose sound bar system for several years. I decided to upgrade my lifestyle 135 soundbar system to the new soundbar 700 paired with the bass module 700. After one week I’m very happy with the upgrade. Unboxing: When the boxes arrived, I was surprised by the size of the packaging. Thankfully the soundbar itself is only a little bit longer than the previous model I owned, and it’s noticeably thinner. The bass module is a decent size bigger than the subwoofer I had, so I did have to make some minor changes to my furniture set up to fit it in. The only other thing to note from an unboxing perspective is the lack of including a wall mount in the box with the soundbar (not unexpected). I had to place a separate order to get the wall mount, which I don’t have yet as of this review. Appearance: The glass top on the soundbar and bass module is beautiful! It’s a significant aesthetic design improvement from my previous Bose model, or any sound system I’ve owned from Samsung or Sony. While this isn’t the most important factor in a sound system, it’s nice to have a system that looks great and sounds great. Set up: I’ve seen some negative reviews on this topic, but my own set up could not have gone much smoother. After unboxing and figuring out placement, I connected the soundbar into the HDMI ARC connection, downloaded the bose music app, and got going. The app literally walks you thru step by step, connecting to the soundbar and bass module as needed. It also walks you thru the adaptiq setup; it’s always fun to make the wife move out of your favorite spot on the couch so that the software can configure to your particular room layout. Since I don’t have the wall mount yet, I will have to redo the adaptiq setup one more time, but that’s not an issue, just a minor inconvenience. WiFi set up and connecting Alexa was also simple, only requiring your amazon password to complete the setup. This is my first Alexa device, so it will take some time to remember the correct commands to get her to complete things. I’ve gotten her to tell me simple things like the weather outside and the score of college football games. The remote was only part of the set up that was not seamless. I’ve seen many notes about future software updates for the remote, which I look forward to, but for the time being I need to have a couple remotes handy to completely control TV, cable box, & xbox. I was up and running with everything in about 30 minutes. Performance: I’m blown away by this soundbar! If for nothing else, this soundbar seems to have nailed the perfect balance between dialogue on TV shows or movies and the rest of soundtrack. It was almost worth the entire price of this system to watch something and not have my wife ask me, “what did they just say?” or have to blast the sound to hear characters speak. I haven’t watched that much content that gives the bass module the opportunity to really show what it can do, but some content that I did watch... the storm scenes in The Haunting of Hill House are insane. You can feel the thunder pounding on you and the sounds of the rain coming from the soundbar really make you feel like you are in that house with them. I look forward to having time to sit back and enjoying a lot more. I’ve listened to some music via amazon music, using Alexa to play songs. It works as you’d expect and the music sounds great, filling my entire (small) house. I wish there was direct support for apple music, but I can always connect via Bluetooth to play music from my ipad or iphone. While I haven’t had the chance to yet, I am planning on adding the wireless surround sound speakers to the set up as well. The system makes me what to have the full set up, to experience everything the soundbar 700 system can offer. Overall: This system, the soundbar 700 and the bass module 700, is expensive and it is worth it if you enjoy hearing and feeling sound. There’s little effort to get this up and plenty of awesome sound afterwards. Highly recommended together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Massive Bass..!!!

    Posted
    Stone

    For the first time in my audio listening years I can hear and at the same time feel my audio. This is absolutely the best quality reproduction of TV audio in a 5.1 configuration I've ever heard. I replaced an older Samsung that was causing intermittent problems with the New Bose Soundbar 700, the Bass Module 700 and the Surround Speakers. There is no comparison to other systems I've owned in the past with this Bose system! One word of caution, when ordering these base modules the 500 and 700 modules are the same price and they are identical in appearance, but they are NOT compatible with the sound bars from another Bose system. The sound bar 300 has to use the Bass Module 300 and the 700 system has to use the Base Module 700, as the platform that is used on the 500 & 700 series is not compatible and entirely different than the 300 system. Now I am not as techno savvy as some, and also i have a Total Tech Package with Best Buy, so I utilized the Geek Squad subcontractor TX1Communications for the installation, and I'm very glad I did! these guys had the system up and running in no time! One issue came up during the installation. When it came time to pair the remote to the TV and Uverse receiver, the remote would not recognize them. The technicians immediately put in a call to Bose only to learn of a 6 hours wait for assistance. I in turn while they were working to get assistance went to the Bose website, to the Sound bar 700 support/technical support/Remote/Remote set up is not working to find this: "Your Bose Soundbar system will have the ability to control all of your devices from one remote, the Bose Soundbar Universal Remote. This functionality is not active yet, but will be activated during a future Soundbar firmware and Bose Music app update. We anticipate this update being available early to mid-October. Product firmware updates happen automatically in the background, and they typically install overnight. Please note, the remote will still control the soundbar itself, so you can adjust volume, switch sources, and stream music via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi." So what the techs were trying to do is not optional at the moment and won't be until Bose pushes out the update to the remote in order that it might accommodate other IR components. So I will patiently wait. Also not the Bose remote communicate with the sound bar through Bluetooth, not IR line of sight. If you have component that utilizes IR to communicate the sound bar converts the Bluetooth signal from the remote to IR and broadcasts it to the TV, DVR, etc. All in all I couldn't be more pleased with the sound reproduction from this system, it is literally worth every penny spent! I would recommend this system to a friend. And my service throughout the Geek Squad I recommend just as highly..!!! Thanks Bose, Best Buy, Geek Squad and my installing technicians!!! Will report later on future performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Precise bass, must have for SoundTouch 300 owner!

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    xKing
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    Let's admit that a small speakers of the SoundTouch 300 Soundbar could not physically deliver a reach powerful bass, good thing is that Acoustimass 300 is here to help! This subwoofer delivers a precise powerfull bass when needed, it does not exaggerate it, just adds a nice pulse exactly when it's time. If you planning on listening to the music or watching action movies - this subwoofer would be a must have addition. Pairing with the soundbar is a breeze, wireless pairing took less than a few seconds and subwoofer was ready, running ADAPTiQ calibration process is required for the correct audio performance right after pairing. If you having any torubles - wired connection is also possible using a regular 3.5mm stereo cable, soundbar has a dedicated "Acoustimass" port just for the subwoofer connection. Exterior design is stunning! Black glass top is covering up a massive 10" upward firing speaker, leaving a 1/2" slot for the sound to come out, the rest of the enclosure is mate black plastic. Inverter port is located at the bottom of the front wall. Bose recommends that subwoofer is placed on the floor close to the wall or corner for more bass, noting should be placed on top of it either. If you have a thick carpet - put a single floor tile under the speaker for stability. Overall: it's a must have companion for the SoundTouch 300. It seems like not only the bass becomes better, but adding a subwoofer actually does improve the overall experience, sound becomes deeper due to the fact that you have another speaker away from the soundbar. It's only a 10" driver though, you'll feel the bass, but don't expect it to shake your house! It's not clear in the manual wether or not this subwoofer could be used with another system, it does have a regular RCA subwoofer input port though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal Bass!

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    lambda100
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    The Bose Soundbar 700 does a decent job delivering upper and mid bass for an enjoyable music and cinema experience, but adding the optional Bose Bass Module 700 totally transforms the experience with jaw dropping, thunderous, immersive deep bass that you'd typically associate with being in a movie theater. I could keep throwing superlative adjectives of praise to describe the bass, but this is one of those situations where you have to experience it yourself to believe how awesome the bass can be. Get the bass module if you want incredible lower end bass frequencies that will rattle your windows, shake the walls, and send vibrations through the floor. Get the bass module if you want to squeeze as much out of those explosive and rumbling sounds in action movies that you not only can hear, but feel. Get this bass module if you live in an apartment/condo and want to annoy the heck out of your neighbor. The bass module is a heavy weight, weighing in at around 36 lbs. It's topped off with the same beautiful tempered glass top found on the Bose 700 soundbar. It's relatively easy to wirelessly pair to the Bose 700 soundbar using the Bose Music App. As an option, the bass module can be wired into the soundbar using a 3.5mm aux cable. Wireless is the way to go, though. You're ready to rock, once you run the AdaptIQ audio calibration. I spent hours watching and re-watching my library of action movies as if it was for the first time. From the roar of rockets, to explosions, and punches in fight sequences, the omnidirectional bass blankets you in the middle of the action. It was simply phenomenal being able to feel the sound. The bass module 700 really adds that extra dimension, depth, and realism to the cinematic experience. Finally I want to point out that the bass module 700 is identical to the Acoustimass 300 bass module. It was simply relabeled as '700' to eliminate any confusion about compatibility of the bass module with the matching soundbar. Additionally, if you have the budget and the space, you may wish to add a second bass module 700 (or Acoustimass 300). You're gonna get even richer and more immersive bass! Do I recommend the bass module 700? A resounding Yes!!! This is one of those products where the price equates with the performance. If you love deep lower end bass that you can feel, you'll love this bass module. Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Subwoofer from Bose with Amazing Bass

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    Selva
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    Bose Acoustimass 300 Subwoofer is excellent subwoofer and it is exceeded my expectation when it paired with Bose Soundtouch 300 sound bar. The packing was excellent and unpacking was very pleasant. I am impressed by the design of this subwoofer, weighing in at nearly 40 pounds and with the dimensions of a small table. The premium glass-top smooth exterior look stunning. Setup is very easy and able to configure with Bose Soundtouch 300 sound bar. Just follow the instructions given in manual and you should be sync the subwoofer with sound bar less than two minutes. As for as the bass itself, it can only be described as clear and powerful. Similar like Bose Soundtouch 300 sound bar, the audio feels as if it is coming from all around you instead of from a single point. This is due to “quietport” technology from Bose. The Adding Acoustimass 300 module to your SoundTouch 300 soundbar is a perfect combination for your home theater experience. You can add Virtually Invisible 300 wireless surround speakers can complete the package for a full 5.1 surround sound experience. Similar like Acoustimass Subwoofer module, these wireless surround speakers have a wireless range of 30 feet. They stand less than 4" high and blend nicely into your room. This is the best subwoofer made by Bose. I highly recommend this subwoofer to get premium sound quality and theater sound experience for your home theater setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Compliment to the SoundTouch 300

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    ShawnG
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    So I've been using the Acoustimass 300 for a couple of weeks now and I'm very impressed with the sound, setup, and stunning looks of this Sub. The Acoustimass 300 is a perfect complement to the SoundTouch 300 soundbar. The two devices look perfect together and the sound they produce in concert is excellent. I gave the device 4 (4.5) out 5 stars for one reason that I'm hopeful I'm overlooking or that it is something that Bose will fix in a software/firmware update in the future. Let me backup though prior to addressing that issue. First off unboxing. I know booooring. But this is the first and only time I've been truly impressed with the way a company packaged their product for delivery and more importantly for unboxing. The box the item ships in is excellent for preventing shipping damage. More importantly if there was an opposite to the dreaded "clamshell" packaging this would be it. Unfortunately I didn't take pictures as who really likes unboxing pics/vids but this is one time I wish I had. Inside the shipping box is another shell of a box that sides out to provide handles to slide the actual Sub out with. This alleviates the dreaded "hey honey, hold the box while I try and pull out this heavy object that is wedged in to tight to budge even an inch. It can't really be explained without experiencing it but trust me it is the coolest thing since sliced bread. Moving on to looks. I really really liked the look of the SoundTouch 300 but I like this Sub even better. It is piano black without being gaudy and built like a brick house. Which is weird considering the top of the sub is a sheet of beautiful glass that really needs to be a classy end table in an upscale home not flanking a TV and Soundbar in the front of a living room. With this in mind I put mine just off set of the TV instead of the corner so everyone and their brother can see it because it just looks that great. Sound wise. Bose hits it out of the park again. Sound is full, rich, deep, and rangy without any rattle from the enclosure at all. The sounds really does compliment the SoundTouch 300 soundbar and it is clear they were designed to work in concert with one another. So where does that.5 star get docked from. Well, I'm hoping I'm missing a setting or Bose has pushed out an update in the last few days. I looked through everything, I think, during the seamless and painless setup that took all of 20 minutes from opening the package, to tuning, to playing music. Nowhere in the setup process did I notice a setting to control the volume of the Sub module separate from the Soundbar. So assuming I've read correctly there is 4 volume settings for bass using the remote for both devices. My .5 star dock comes from the highest setting for bass sounds good on the soundbar but isn't quite enough volume for the Sub in certain movies/music. I really would like Bose to give the consumer the ability to "turn the volume up" more than it is now for Bass and ideally to do so separately for the Soundbar from the Sub. In a perfect world I would also like to be able to fine tune the crossover for the Sub as well but it seems to work well enough. At the end of the day I'm really happy with this setup. The Sub is not a crucial piece of equipment as the Soundbar by itself does a great job of covering all frequencies on its own. Having said that if you want the best sound possible and the ability to wake up your children while watching a good action movie or having a small house party the Acoustimass 300 is defintely the way to go. The Sub is gorgeous and sounds awesome. Well done Bose. Keep up the good work!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Bass Module!

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    RupinJ
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    Bose Bass module 700 is a perfect companion for Bose Soundbar 700. Similar to the Soundbar, this bass module comes in a very sturdy box and has the same tempered glass top. Bass module is heavy so watch your back when you pick it up. The size is perfect and it easily blended in my living room with other electronics and furniture items. The product has a nice clean seamless look and the connections are on the back at the bottom. I have also added pictures to give readers an idea of the size of bass module. In the box you will also find power cord and instruction/safety booklet. Setup & Sound: Bose bass module 700 is easy to set up using the Bose music App. Once you connect the bass module to the power supply and place it at your desired location, you add the bass module as an accessory to your Soundbar in the Bose music app. That is it. The Soundbar and Bass module are wirelessly connected. A quick calibration using AdaptIQ can further improve the sound experience. Once connected, the Bass module produces chest thumping bass to give a fuller effect to the sound. I did not experience any lag/skipping between Soundbar and bass module as I used it for movies, music and even cartoons :-) . Another feature of the Bose music app is that you can increase/decreases the bass through the app to suit it to your needs. This bass module can definitely shake your floor during a Boeing take off, or will make your popcorn's fly away during those scary movie nights. Overall, an amazing product and a perfect Soundbar companion. A must buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bose - Great Looking & Great Sounding Subwoofer

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    PG460
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    The Bose Bass Module 700 is designed to compliment the Bose 700 Soundbar. The module can also be used with the Bose Soundbar 500 and the Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar. The bass on the 700 Soundbar is really quite good alone but if you want that extra punch you know Bose will deliver with a top notch subwoofer. The box is big but there’s a lot of packaging. I must say it was like peeling layers off an onion to get to the Soundbar but Bose has some ingenious packaging here to aid you. Unboxing reveals the Bass Module 700, a power cord, and a basic manual. That’s it. It is wireless after all. You can use a wired connection if so you chose using a standard 3.5 mm audio cable. The bass module isn’t exactly small. It measures 12.9”x11.6”x11.6” and weighs in at a whopping 36 pounds. Bass is of course non directional so that gives you flexibility for placement, however Bose does suggest placing it along the same wall as your TV and Soundbar. It should also be placed on the floor for best sound. At this size the Bass Module is a bit hard to hide so its a good thing that it’s one good looking piece of audio equipment. The tempered glass top really gives this thing a high quality look. The manual simply tells you to plug it in and then use the Bose Music app to complete setup. You simply tap on the Soundbar icon within the app, select settings, and select add accessory. The app searched and quickly discovered the bass module and connected it to the Soundbar. Wow! That’s it, it couldn’t be more simple. I immediately wanted to hear the difference so I started with music. The Bose Music app is particularly nice. I have it setup with my Amazon music account and the integration of Amazon music in the app is exceptional. You can easily browse stations and artists. I selected a few favorites from a few different music genres and I could quickly sense the difference with the Bass Module. As expected music now had a punch. When I cranked the volume this thing seriously thumps. Switching the source to a movie I quickly noted a far more atmospheric and cinematic sound quality particularly during action scenes. Love it. The Bass Module 700 is a fantastic addition to my Bose 700 Soundbar and very effectively makes a great product even better. Bass was deep and adds a new dimension to any source. Great looking and great sounding subwoofer from Bose. I would expect nothing less.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it!

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    AmanSehdev
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    I have always had great experience with Bose products except this time when I decided to spend top dollar and buy Bose 700 soundbar, bass module and surround speakers. Sub woofer is so powerful that you can't even feel it. But before you even touch to see if it is working you need to pair it first through the app. The odds for this are far worse than winning a lotto. Soundbar on its own sounds great but woofer and surround speakers are hit and a miss. This is a wireless system created for today's age to get away from connecting wires and be minimalist appearance, however it will interfere with your home wifi. This will cause woofer to cause static popping noise. This will also cause your sub woofer and surround speakers to disconnect. If you want to enjoy a nice movie with Bose 700 great soundbar experience then turn your wifi off, reset the whole system and setup everything again. This will cause you frustration for few hours and netflix without wifi. I am returning my unit tomorrow for something else. I could have waited if Bose would have acknowledged the issues and promised a fix or recall. However till now Bose thinks that their unit is state of the art product. 100's of users out there don't know what they are talking about. Yes, I am one of those. I feel sorry for their tech support who are aware of the flaws and on loop with similar instructions for every consumer. Bose it's still not too late. There's still time to make this right. Please don't reply with similar instructions or questions on my install process and placement. Trust me for last 2 months I have followed all threads and instructions. There's nothing that has worked till now. I am not going to keep this product anyway and I hope my review will help people save frustration and money. When you spend top dollar then you should get the best value. In this case, you get frustrated and embarrassed in front of family and friends.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Major Disapointment

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    topherdenver
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    I have no idea how this thing has so many great reviews. It seems like best buy has lumped the Bass Module 700 in with the Acoustimass® 300 wireless bass module. In fact, the vast majority of these reviews are for that product, NOT the Module 700. I got this for Christmas along with the Soundbar 700. The soundbar is great but its functionality with the bass module is extremely disappointing. You can hardly hear any bass coming from this thing. I did a ton of research before buying this and one of the reasons I chose the Bose product were the reviews that referenced a "movie like experience" and "wall rattling bass". My dog's farts rattle the walls more than this thing does. I've reached out to Bose on their forumns and they keep moving my post to a thread that's "solved" even though I've attempted the "solution" in that thread to no avail. Which is terrible customer service and it gives the impression they're trying to hide negative information about this product. My last resort is to call their helpline but I doubt they'll be able to solve the issue. This seems like a case of great hardware being crippled by terrible software. Something in the soundbar isn't correctly transmitting sound to the sub. Either that, or there's a major defect in these newer bass modules. Regardless, this is a major issue that several people have experienced and Bose is ignoring it at best, or trying to hush it up at worst. TL;DR- Bass module hardly makes any noise. The Bose "solution" doesnt actually work. I'll be returning this and purchasing the Samsung soundbar/sub that has Dolby Atmos funtionality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Combination

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    82jax
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    Bose has gone to a modular setup with their systems; meaning every piece is purchased separately, which allows you to build your system the way you want to. This was an upgrade from a Lifestyle v30 (still in love w/madly). Setup is no longer accomplished through on screen, but through their Bose Music App. We went with the add-on 700 series sub to match the soundbar. Setup/Add-on was a breeze, literally open the app, go the soundbar Settings, Accessory Speakers. From their it searches for and adds the add-on module almost immediately. Longest part is deciding where to put it as you are wire free, but need power. Unboxing is fast, open the top, grab the two-handles and lift the unit right out, slide off rest of packaging and done. Pros: Very fast and easy setup, NO WIRES except for power, sound matches and exceeds the Lifestyle v30 we had. The base put out is strong as is and can be adjust for even stronger base, we let the system decide as it can be heard through our tri-level home comfortably. Cons: Cost will set you back, but remember you are buying a Bose product that lasts. We did have to contact Bose Customer Service in which we identified something overlooked. When the sub is adding itself through the app it shows up as a 700 series, but once added shows as a 500 series—APP ERROR—this will be fixed in the next upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clean design, great bass output, quality

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    skylog
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    The Bose Bass Module 700 is quite a piece of hardware. The Bose name speaks for itself with regards to audio quality, but this sub has a very clean and modern aluminum design with a tempered glass top and sleek overall look. You can see and feel the craftsmanship. It has some nice weight to it (36lbs) and it feels solid and well-built. However, it has a rather small footprint which I really like as that, as well as the wireless pairing capabilities (wired can be done as well), make for a very easy and clean placement. I am using the sub with the corresponding Bose Soundbar 700 so setup/pairing was quite easy, done through a Bose app that also allows for control and customization of the sub itself. While I do like the app, I do wish there was a little more flexibility with some physical controls as well. Further, I would have liked to see some more input/output options. As for the sound, the reason you are here, well, simply, I am very impressed. My main use case for this sub was movies and quite honestly, having never had a sub of this quality before, I am stunned. The bass is deep and immersive, but also loud and clear, if that makes any sense. It brought added life to some of my favorite movies and truly enhanced the experience. I could feel the movies. This was not something I was expecting. At least not on this level. I did also throw some bass heavy music at it, and again, I came away happy. It was not as eye-opening of an experience for me as the movies were, but I loved it nonetheless. Long story short, great bass output. In the end, I am very pleased with this Bose sub. It looks fantastic, is a nice size, allows for placement options, puts out great bass, and is a perfect complement to the Soundbar 700. With premium products, use case and value are always a consideration, so look at your wants/needs, but this sub delivers, and it is worth it to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All About That Bass

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    mikeheel
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    Let me just start with wow, what a great subwoofer. I have a Bose SoundTouch 300 and recently paired it with the Bose Acoustimass 300 Bass Module. The SoundTouch is impressive on its own, but the Acoustimass adds a whole new dimension to the sound. The Acoustimass looks gorgeous, especially for a large cube! It is about 40 pounds and feels solid. But the appearance is very elegant, particularly the glass top. There are no buttons of any sort, but setup was a breeze. You just plug it in and have your other Bose 300 system speaker locate it. They paired easily on the first attempt. I almost always prefer a manual setup process, but this was as simple and efficient as it gets. Kudos to Bose for getting it to work right straight out of the box. The sound is expressively deep. You can feel the thump, thump, thump from the screen during an intense movie. In addition to lending excellent dimension to a movie, the Acoustimass also adds impressive depth to music. A lot of subwoofers do one or the other well, but the Acoustimass does both very well. We tried a variety of musical styles with the Acoustimass and were impressed and pleased each time. From twangy slow music with subtle bass to stadium rock to aggressive rap with a heavy beat, the Acoustimass handled each style with aplomb. In each setting, the Acoustimass delivered a tangible feel with the music along with clear, rich, bass sound. Pros: --Excellent, rich sound for movies and music. --Luxurious appearance. --Simple setup. Cons: --Only works with other Bose 300 speakers. If you already have a Bose SoundTouch 300, my very strong recommendation is that you add the Bose Acoustimass 300 to your system. Just make sure you don't drive your neighbors crazy with the deep booming sounds you'll be able to enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend