Bose Solo 5 Universal Remote Wireless Soundbar

Last updated date: October 26, 2020

DWYM Score

8.8

Bose Solo 5 Universal Remote Wireless Soundbar

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Overall Take


In our analysis of 39 expert reviews, the Bose Bose Solo 5 Universal Remote Wireless Soundbar placed 3rd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Bose Solo 5 TV sound system comprises a single soundbar that delivers distinctly improved sound quality for all your favorite TV programs. It brings clarity to your audio from dialogue to sound effects. As if that wasn’t enough, its dialogue mode makes each word stand out. You can position this soundbar practically anywhere. And with Bluetooth technology built in you’re able to wirelessly listen to your favorite music, too.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7.9
7 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
9,944 user reviews

What experts liked

Comes at a reasionable price considering the brand's quality
- BestReviews
it has great mid and treble reproduction and will perform decently well for dialogue-oriented content like podcasts, audiobooks, and TV shows.
- RTINGS.com
During our tests for this Bose Solo 5 review, we’re pleased to find out that the remote is very intuitive. It’s very straightforward with the buttons all labeled clearly. It won’t take much research to understand, which is how all remotes should be.
- The Product Analyst
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.
- CNET
Enjoy crisp dialogue and impressive bass from this stylish, mountable sound bar that's easily controlled with the included Bose remote.
- Popular Mechanics
Decent sounding on stereo content, especially for its size
- World Of Turntables

What experts didn't like

Louder voice and deeper bass would be nice
- BestReviews
It doesn’t get very loud and lacks quite a bit of bass too. It also lacks height channels and Atmos support, which makes it a sub-par option for movies. It also might not be the best option for bass-heavy music genres.
- RTINGS.com
User would need to press a button every use to hear clearer audio
- The Product Analyst
It lacks a front-panel display, so you won't know if its volume level is maxed out or not.
- CNET
Lack of DTS support; poor connectivity options
- World Of Turntables

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