Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar & Universal Remote Control

Last updated: October 28, 2021


Thanks to this soundbar's slim design, it can be set up just about anywhere. Users will find the unit is a cinch to set up with your TV's HDMI port or with an optical cable. If you have trouble understanding the conversations coming from your television, you'll appreciate that this soundbar comes with a dialogue mode to make each word easy to understand.

Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar & Universal Remote Control

We looked at the top Soundbars and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Soundbar you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This soundbar offers Bluetooth connectivity, so that you can wirelessly stream music from your favorite devices.

In our analysis of 56 expert reviews, the Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar & Universal Remote Control placed 17th when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Bose Solo 5 TV sound system is a one-piece soundbar that brings noticeably better sound to all your favorite TV programs. It’s engineered to help clearly reproduce everything from dialogue to details. And for even more clarity, its dialogue mode makes every word easier to hear. This soundbar is so versatile you can place it almost anywhere. And with Bluetooth connectivity, you can play your favorite wireless music through the speaker, too. The sleek design of your flat-screen TV is beautiful to look at. Unfortunately, there’s little room left for speakers. That’s why dialogue and quiet passages can be so hard to hear. The Solo 5 TV sound system is an easy solution, with advanced technologies that deliver the clear audio your TV can’t. And dialogue mode makes every word even easier to understand without having to adjust the volume from scene to scene. If distorted sound secure cable connections on the sound bar and TV or other connected sources. Troubleshoot-if the sound bar is connected to a tv output labelled variable reduce the tv volume. If wall mounting the sound bar, adjust the audio If you remove the sound bar from the wall, repeat to return the sound bar to default audio settings. Unplug the power cord for at least one minute and reconnect. NOTE: Kindly refer the user manual before usage of the product and High efficient Bluetooth connectivity acquired at maximum distance of 30 feet and also troubleshooting can be found on page 30.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

In addition to the Solo 5 soundbar that's praised for its balanced sound quality, Bluetooth connectivity, and reasonable price, this kit includes the wall mount unit that makes installation a snap. Sound bar has dialogue mode for clearer voice sounds.
The Bose Solo is among the best-looking sound bars available, with a clutter-free pedestal design. The included remote is excellent and dead simple to use. Its sound quality is unambiguously better than a TV's built-in speakers, especially for movies and TV shows. And while it's a little more expensive than some competitors, it's still reasonably priced, especially for Bose.
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The remote that comes with this soundbar is truly multifunctional, so you can use it for controlling your TV, DVD player or a sound console

What reviewers didn't like

You may have to adjust volume, bass, and dialog when stitching to TV mode, which can be annoying. The volume could be louder, and the bass deeper.
The Solo falls short of the sound quality of both other pedestal sound bars and traditional sound bars that include a wireless subwoofer. It lacks a front-panel display, so you won't know if its volume level is maxed out or not. And the Solo's small size only supports smaller TVs up to 40 pounds.
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No control buttons on the front panel
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