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Bose® - Solo 5 TV Soundbar - Black

Model: 732522-1110SKU: 5009300

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 4381 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Magic Sound Machine

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    MSK1
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    It's hard to believe the incredibly fantastic sound that comes from this little tiny magic sound machine. The base has a strong undistorted presence without any annoying pounding, and the high frequency notes are both sharp and crystal clear. Even more amazing is a noticeable measure of stereo separation from all in one box only 22 inches wide. However, if you're looking for a total emersion bone rattling theatrical surround sound, this is not the system for you. If you want really great TV audio in a conversational living room setting, this magic machine will not disappoint. If you turn up the volume, the Solo 5 has more than enough power to drive your rock parties, if that's your style. The audio quality and compact package make the Solo 5 more than worth the few extra dollars it costs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING FOR IT'S SIZE!!!

    Posted
    BestBuyTR

    I'm an audiophile and am EXTREMELY picky about my speakers. I was looking for a sound bar for my 55' Samsung for a small living room and boy did this deliver! I had actually purchased the Sonos sound bar and subwoofer and took it back because the dialogue with the Solo 5 was much clearer! Not even close. Of course the bass isn't as powerful as the Sonos sub but you'd be surprised what comes out of this tiny titan! Keep in mind that this is not for big rooms. That being said, you won't be disappointed. Only critique is that the bracket for this bar (sold separately) isn't solid. If a kid were to hit it from underneath it could potentially come off the bracket and fall down. Other than that it's AWESOME!!! Great job BOSE!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound bar for many uses

    Posted
    WalkingtheSummerDog
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    I bought this sound bar because we were tired of the poor sound quality of TV speakers and the difficulty to trying to connect the TV to a sound system. When this sound bar went on sale six months ago, I figured we could not go wrong with a Bose system and decided to make the purchase. We could not be happier with how the sound bar has worked for not only out TV but being able to connect tablets and other wireless devices has added a whole new range to our listening experiences. It is always difficult if not impossible to tell what a system will sound like when in the great open space of a store so I relied on the Bose name for this purchase was not disappointed. The only glitch we had was the optical output on the TV was not functioning. Great product for home use in a moderate size room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Is my kind of bar, excellent all night long!!

    Posted
    Backtoharmony
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    Yes, for an entry level sound bar, Boss knocks this one out of the park, SLAM!!!!!! I'd say this is about as good as it gets for the money without a doubt. I love the fact it's so portable too, picks up Bluetooth like magic anywhere in the house, even when taking it down in the basement which is 3 floors below the source. The sound quality is as good as it gets for a single devise that doesn't have a separate woofer. It's all about balance for Boss with this little beauty, I'm confident you will not be disappointed. I bought it for my daughter & she's a pro musician & she can't stop talking about how much she loves it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small package big performance

    Posted
    thewolf04240
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    I kept going back and forth on the different options available from Bose for my TV. I finally settle on this one, vice the larger version, as I wasn't ready to splurge on the more expensive one till I got a bigger TV. Setup was easy, has very few connections to get up and running, and the universal remote is more universal than some of the current ones on the market. I connected by Cable box, Apple TV, DVD and TV all to it with issues. The sound quality is GREAT and even at lower levels the sound is clear, crisp and little to no distortion. Obviously there is bass, but not the strength of an external bass speaker. I am very happy with it because it sounds great when watching TV and I can bluetooth my phone to it to play music when I am doing stuff around the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great soundbar

    Posted
    Domgeo
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    I am very happy with the Bose-Solo 5 TV soundbar. This soundbar is in one of our bedrooms that has been changed into an exercise room. With a treadmill and an elliptical. I wanted a soundbar that we could hear the tv or music over the noise of our machines. Without turning the volume up so loud we could hear nothing else. This Bose Solo-5 tv soundbar is perfect. The voices and the music are clear. The sound if perfect and the bass tones are excellent. I was concerned about a smaller soundbar without an external subwoofer. ( The subwoofer is within the soundbar). But all is perfect. The bass tones are clear. Easy set up. In fact, I probably set this up to our tv in about 5 minutes. The directions are straight forward and easy to read and follow. I am so happy with this soundbar and the price point for a Bose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker

    Posted
    jkehetian
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    Setup was super easy, the remote works great, and the sound quality is awesome! We have Samsung tv, and the built in speakers suck! As a Bluetooth speaker, it supplies great sound for background music when the tv is off as well. Yes, it is not a "bangin'" system for throwing raging house parties, nor is it a full "home theatre surround" system, but it is an awesome upgrade over the stock tv speakers. Voices are much more clear with the Bose speaker over the stock speakers as well. If you are looking for a high quality upgrade for your tv room, get this! It is compact, easy to set up, sounds great, and a great value for high quality speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little soundbar with Bluetooth

    Posted
    TedSJ

    This was my first Soundbar and I am really pleased. I looked at other systems, but I have the noise-cancelling BOSE headphones and use those every night. So I stuck with Bose. I live in a condo so I did not need a subwoofer. That said, this was plenty of base for my living room, and it is vastly better than the speakers in my new Samsung 50" Ultra HDtv. The Bluetooth function works perfectly, and the base is honestly even better than my headphones. In fact any more base and I would have unhappy neighbors! Not sure I like the remote yet, but it is only the first day so I am still playing around with it. It does not mimic surround sound, as others have written, but if you have a relatively small living space this will do you right! Great, sleek soundbar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No more closed captioning

    Posted
    TJA7
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    This little beauty is all you’ll ever need to to actually hear what’s being said without closed captioning or turning up the tv to 100. Just pure and clear sound without spending a million bucks on a home theater system with a sub woofer. More importantly you can actually hear what’s being spoken! Just plug it in and go. It’s not always about having the sound turned up so the neighbors can hear it. This bar just makes pure sound so you can understand what’s being said which makes it appear louder. IMO that’s what matters. Can’t go wrong with this, and after all, it’s Bose. No need to say more. Buy it without going broke and you won’t be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bose is the best!!!

    Posted
    fmendo2004
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    At first, I hesitated buying this product after reading some of the reviews. However, when it comes to sound, I've been buying Bose products for years and never been disappointed. Therefore, I took a chance and I'm so happy I bought this speaker to upgrade the sound on my Vizio TV. Previously, I was having a hard time hearing people talk through the TV's speakers when watching a show or movie. With the Bose soundbar, everything is a lot clear and I'm able to hear everything. I will highly recommend this product to anyone who is looking to upgrade the TV speakers and looking for a soundbar which doesn't take too much space. Bose is the best in sound technology. Awesome sound from little speakers. I love this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound bar

    Posted
    Stereo1
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    I wanted a small sound bar with great acoustics to be paired with my 40" Samsung UHD TV. After reading many reviews I decided to purchase the Bose Solo 5. The sound is fantastic! I like the "voice enhancement" feature which can be enabled/disabled with one button on the remote. The unit is well made and even comes with an optical cable to connect it to the TV. (RCA cables are also included for older TVs.) The remote is of the highest quality and can be programmed to run my Samsung TV and blue ray player. I don't like booming bass when watching TV, so this was the perfect sound bar. The overall sound and dialog is wonderful. If you are into earth shaking bass then you will need to purchase a different model that supports a sub-woofer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice basic solid soundbar

    Posted
    Kclams
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    i wanted something to replace the integral speakers of the tv. For me this is the ideal unit. While not boasting obnoxious volume, it is just right for my needs. I am using it in a 26x12 room. It provides excellent frequency response and sound leveL with no distortion what so ever. I was not looking for extreme volume or surround sound, so this unit is perfect. My tv only had digetal audio out, so this unit works well. It has other audio connections as well. I was able to program My xfinity cable controller to power up and control this unit as well. It was real easy once I got the right number for programming from the internet. The controller that came with it is really nice also, but I don't need it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, for small soundbar

    Posted
    Steve
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    I was shown this soundbar by a Best Buy Floor rep. I was looking for a smaller soundbar, not one that was 3 or 4 feet long, since for bedroom TV, and that sounded good. Listen to all types of speakers I could use, liked this Bose the best. Since I received a $25 gift card, went ahead and purchased. Sounds a lot better and louder than Samsung 4K TV. Very easy to hook up. The only thing I would like to see would be able to attach a subwoofer with it. It is supposed to be Bluetooth enable, but not with subwoofer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clear Bose Sound

    Posted
    MicksMom
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    We set up the Bose Sound Bar with a Samsung TV. My husband, who is not tech savvy, had no problem following the setup directions. He set up the Bose remote so it controls both the TV and the Dish box. The sound on this sound bar is very clear. We used to have to turn the TV volume way up to understand dialogue. Now, the volume is low and the dialogue clear. I recommend turning the volume of the TV speakers off, and just have the sound bar on. There is also a setting to turn the bass down and voices up, especially good for late night. I highly recommend this sound bar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    Posted
    TarHeel
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    I have a piece of furniture where the space for the sound bar is not as wide as many of the sound bars are, so I got the Bose which is only about 24 inches wide. It sounds very good and I am happy with it. It's relatively inexpensive and doesn't have a subwoofer, so it's not something that is going to blow you away, but it's exactly what I needed for general TV watching. One nice feature is that it comes on automatically when the TV gets turned on. I have DirecTV and this means I don't have to use a separate remote for it. The DirecTV remote controls the sound and it automatically turns on and off with the TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good things do come in small packages

    Posted
    Tech4me2night
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    Setup was fast and easy - less then 5 minutes. I have read reviews where users have said that the sound does not fill the room or that the sound lack bass when in use. I could not disagree more. I have the unit in a relatively large room and the sound is perfect. Bass can be added using the Bose remote, so that was not an issue.The one thing that I will state is that the Bose universal remote could not control my Xfinity X1 cable box so I had to train my Xfinity X1 remote to control the sound bar. Not a deal breaker by any stretch, but it would have been nice to have one less remote.But, if you're looking for a high quality Bose sound bar at a decent price, then this unit will fit the bill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Apartment space

    Posted
    Spocknation39056
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    So I live on the 3rd floor of my apartment complex. I want the big booming home theatre sound with a subwoofer and all the goods. But I can’t. The Bose Solo 5 is an excellent choice for someone looking for nice sound in a small space without thumping the walls and floor around you. It sounds clear, and the lows sound good too. Music sounds excellent. Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae, Rock and Jazz are what I listen to and I am very satisfied with how it sounds. TV and video games are good too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bose doesn't disappoint

    Posted
    TXFootballFamily
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    We have been looking for a sound bar system for our main TV and had been wrestling with the issues of where to put the subwoofer, and did we want to make holes in the wall to run wires & then wall mount the speakers. Then we found this unit. Tested it out in the store with all kinds of media - sports, music, movies, etc. Sound was great in the store. Bought it that night, took it home & set it up. Put the original Star Wars (Episode IV) into the DVD player & turned it up so we could get a feel for what we should expect. Bottom line - better than home, not quite the big screen, but in a 22-foot room, it's way better than expected. Fantastic for watching sports too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    Posted
    AGallica
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    For such a long time, I wasn't able to hear a TV conversation, unless I cranked the sound to the max. Bose came up with Sollo 5, which is a little more affordable than the 10 and the 15. I just purchased it, and, I now can enjoy listening and watching this TV of mine. The set-up is 1-2-3, within seconds. Solo 5 is a great alternative to an expensive surround sound and this one works perfectly for me. I always thought that Bose was great, and, it is proven again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bose Soundbar

    Posted
    AddisonGeek
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    I normally wouldn't purchase an expensive item such as this, so having gift cards and Christmas money helped with my decision. I was very pleased to note that my old Insignia TV had an optical output, and that the Bose included the cable for the connection. I have watched talk shows, movies, and listened to DVD's through my Blu-Ray player. What's nice is that the sound bar "remembers" the bass setting, so pressing the dialogue button on the remote for talk shows is great. My wife likes it better than having our old Bose Wave sitting on the floor in front of the TV stand. I was able to sell that, so that recouped some of the outlay for the Bose Sound Bar.

    I would recommend this to a friend