Bose SoundTouch 300 Wireless Soundbar Review
You don't have to sacrifice great sound just because you want to save a little space.
The Bose SoundTouch 300 is a slim, wireless soundbar that'll bring you a step closer to your own personal home theater — plus, it fits perfectly between your TV and cabinet.
As a member of the Bose SoundTouch family, you can pair it with other SoundTouch products to create a multi-room or surround sound system. Add thunderous bass with the Acoustimass 300 Wireless Bass Subwoofer or get a full surround experience by adding on Invisible 300 Wireless Surround Speakers - both designed to wirelessly connect to the ST300 soundbar. (Or better yet: shop the complete package and save $200!)
The SoundTouch 300 is also compatible with Bose's SoundTouch app, so the soundbar can double as a house party DJ. Control and play music from your phone or tablet via Bluetooth or your home's WiFi network, and fill the air with your favorite tunes.
Wanna learn more about the versatile Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar? Check out the video below for my review.
Adam with World Wide Stereo here talking to you today about soundbars, more specifically, the Bose ST 300 Soundbar.
At $699, the Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar not only sounds great, but is also a truly versatile product with lots of features.
Let's start by talking about the connectivity on the back.
On the back of the unit, you'll find an HDMI in and you'll find an HDMI out. You’ll also find an optical connection with some networking and power. The HDMI out feature allows you to use what's called ARC with your TV, which stands for Audio Return Channel.
A little tech tip here for you: Depending on the age of your TV, that Audio Return Channel may or may not work, but don't worry. You have that optical output on the back of the TV. You can simply connect that right to the back of the soundbar to make it work.
On the back of the unit, you'll also find an Acoustimass subwoofer module output. They do make an extra subwoofer for an additional $699 that you can pair wirelessly (or wired) with that connection.
In addition to the subwoofer, you can also get wireless rear speakers at $300 that just need power and will communicate to the soundbar and give you a full 5.1 surround sound experience.
The final thing you’ll want to do is plug in their ADAPTiQ headband, which has a little microphone on it. That way, it'll calibrate that soundbar and the surround sound system to your room specifically.
Once you get your Bose Soundbar all hooked up, you'll also find inside the box a universal remote control that you can program to control not only your TV, but also your cable box and pretty much any device.
Also on the remote control you will find adjustments for dialog and bass. So if you're having trouble hearing the dialog, you can bump that up a little bit. Or if you like a little bit more bass or a little less, those adjustments are also built onto the remote control.
Not only is the Bose ST 300 a soundbar for your TV, it's also part of their SoundTouch collection of products which, via an app on your smartphone tablet, you can control it and play music from your favorite music streaming sources like Pandora, Deezer, Amazon or iTunes. Lots of selections here.
They also have a full family of products if you wanted to add music in your kitchen or your bedroom, the dining room. They have different portable speakers that just need to be plugged in and connected to your WiFi network, and then you can have wireless music everywhere throughout your house.