Bose Solo TV Sound System – : surpassed expectations

Overpriced but thats bosebut it’s great. I was very happy with this item, the sound is great. First of all i would like to make clear i do not work for bose. I was almost put off by some of the reviews but glad i did not listen to them. Yes the bose is more expensive than perhaps it should but it looks great and has a nice refined sound. Overpriced maybe but its a bit like buying designer clothes, you dont buy them for value. Some reviews have moaned about the bass, i was worried it would be like a boom box after reading some comments, its not at all. Infact the bass on it is great in my opinion. If you have the money i would def recommend this item.

I spent 2 weeks, every day debating which soundbar to get. Went to currys to listen, watched numerous youtube vidoes and read numerous reviews. An optical lead and a power lead and your away to go, simple to set up. Havent tried connecting everything through the remote, not sure i will bother. I purely bought this for a louder sound with more clarity and extra bass when watching films, playing ps4 or listening to music through an iphone. It does all 3 brilliantly and im very glad i picked this one. I bought mine for £299 but if you aint sure what to buy, then just buy this one cause it will tick all the boxes. I have a samsung ku600 50 inch which too wide to sit ontop of the box, so ive put this under the shelf of the tv unit instead.

Bose Solo TV Sound System – Black

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  • Wide, even sound throughout the room from Bose speaker array technology
  • More effects, music and dialogue, clearly and naturally with proprietary digital signal processing
  • Single speaker fits neatly under your HDTV, no additional equipment needed
  • Extremely easy setup, with one connection to your TV and one plug to the wall
  • Simple four-button remote with power, mute and volume functions

Huge improvement in sound quality. Around three months ago i purchased a panasonic 32 inch veira smart tv. Superb picture quality but tinny sound with hardly any depth of bass at all. I did not want the clutter of surround sound and boom boxes and having had bose headphones for a year and been very satisfied with them, i auditioned the bose solo unit. In the shop it sounded good so i opted for 30 day free home trial. Installation was simple, took about 10 minutes to unpack, install and start listening. Tv sits on top of the unit, looks very neat yet unobtrusive. Some friends came round and we decided to watch a dvd of the whitechapel tv series. They had not noticed the bose box under the tv and when the dvd started one of them said straight away ‘god, what an awesome sound from such a small tv’.That says it all about this product.

I love this product so much i cannot begin to tell you. I’m not going to get all technical because other reviewers before me have already done a great job so i am merely commenting on the sheer pleasure of it all. The sound quality is second to none and i love the fact that whatever film i am watching it somehow comes alive. Viewing the tv is good too all i need to do is make a few adjustments and hey presto it’s perfect, it makes me smile with delight. I have noticed that the bose solo is getting mixed reviews to which i say ‘to each his own’, there are complaints out there mainly about there being too much base, you do have an option to turn it down. Me, i love at bit of base too much perhaps and that may be the reason why i love it so. There will be lovers and haters of the bose solo, which one are you?.

Bought my ‘solo’ system a month ago with the bass reduction ‘option’ now installed, for those who want, or need, to reduce it (as some reviewers have stated, although i disagree). My wife and i are in our 60’s and were having trouble picking up the speech on many programs. The clarity through this system is just incredible, as well as the other background sounds that we realised we had been missing.We have connected it via the sky system and the optical lead as there was no optical port on our tv and this was so simple. I would recommend this system to anyone who has difficulty listening to their tv programsabsolutely perfect.

Bose Solo TV Sound System – Black : I purchased the bose solo as it was a very simple and beautiful design. The bose solo was installed onto a glass tv stand with my samsung 40 inch tv placed on top. I connected the bose solo to the tv via the supplied optical cable. When switching the bose solo on for the first time it was apparent that there was far to much bass responsefor my living room. I guess this was partly due to the fact that the glass tv stand was positioned in one corner of the roomand maybe if it was possible for me to move the tv and stand to a central location in the living room this may have reduced the bass,but in my case the layout of the living room this was just not possible. So i went on line to look for anyone who had the same problem and there was a number of people around the world that did have this problembut had no answer. I then went on the official bose usa web site and found that there was a software upgrade for the bose solo to reduce the bass level. Please use following link for software upgrade; [. ]after the software upgrade i was able to switch between the original bass level and the new reduced bass level via the mute button on the remote handset supplied with the bose solo.

Be very careful (updated; now no need to be careful). We have now owned a bose solo for two weeks. As described set up is really simple. Choose your cable connection of choice (three are provided, optical, co-axle & rca). Plug the mains lead in and turn off or fully reduce the volume of the tv speakers. Our tv is a panasonic tx-l37dt30b. The initial impression was wow. But this was based on chosen scenes from dramatic blockbusting dvd’s such as saving private ryan, black hawk down, jurassic park etc. Gun fire, a tiger tank shaking the ground, t-rex roaring and thudding by are all absolutely amazing compared to the tv’s own speakers. However the initial excitement has turned a little sour.

This has been a welcome addition to the house. My mum is having difficulty hearing the tv and the volume tends to be about 45 (maximum is 50). The problem seems to be the clarity of the vocal performance combined with the background noise/music – do actors really mutter instead of articulating their words. I have a dread of electrical equipment (i still remember setting up our first video recorder and its awful indecipherable ‘how to’ instructions) so i was incredibly relieved to discover that connection was very simple. This isn’t one of those fancy surround sound home cinema packages but an expansion speaker which adds to the existing speaker(s) which came with your tv. Did it make it easier for my mother to hear what was being said?.Over the weekend she has watched tv without having to have the volume shaking the walls and without saying ‘what did they say’.

I had this unit on a few weeks trial (you can have it for 1 month’s trial) and i have to say it does what it says on the box. I have a 47′ samsung and the tv sound is crap after plugging in the optical lead and selecting external speakers on the tv menu it was working a treat. 00 is well over priced and i have now returned it to bose. The sound was better with this unit but not £350. If you have plenty of money then is for you.

Bought my ‘solo’ system a month ago with the bass reduction ‘option’ now installed, for those who want, or need, to reduce it (as some reviewers have stated, although i disagree). My wife and i are in our 60’s and were having trouble picking up the speech on many programs. The clarity through this system is just incredible, as well as the other background sounds that we realised we had been missing.We have connected it via the sky system and the optical lead as there was no optical port on our tv and this was so simple. I would recommend this system to anyone who has difficulty listening to their tv programsabsolutely perfect.

Better than my samsung tv speakers, but was not blown away by the sound for the cost. . The speaker unit is neat, easy to use and definitely better than the samsung tv speakers, but for the price i was expecting something with a little more ‘oomph’. This is no substitute for a full surround sound system or sound bar, but is better than tv speakers so i will keep the unit. I have always bought bose speakers and always found them excellent, this unit is the first that has dissapointed me slightly and it’s not cheap for what you get.

I normally think bose items are overpriced. But if you have money to spend you aren’t going far wrong by buying this for your tv system. It regulates volume so adverts don’t blast out anymore and movies/games/music sound great. You can blast out the sound if you want and it’ll still sound really clear. Problem is a lot of tv channel signals are quite bad and you don’t really notice until you turn them up with this unit. It highlights flaws in audio that you otherwise wouldn’t otherwise notice. However this is simply nitpicking. The unit is fantastic albeit expensive as hell.

Be very careful (updated; now no need to be careful). We have now owned a bose solo for two weeks. As described set up is really simple. Choose your cable connection of choice (three are provided, optical, co-axle & rca). Plug the mains lead in and turn off or fully reduce the volume of the tv speakers. Our tv is a panasonic tx-l37dt30b. The initial impression was wow. But this was based on chosen scenes from dramatic blockbusting dvd’s such as saving private ryan, black hawk down, jurassic park etc. Gun fire, a tiger tank shaking the ground, t-rex roaring and thudding by are all absolutely amazing compared to the tv’s own speakers. However the initial excitement has turned a little sour.

After reading a good few of the customer reviews i was put off slightly by some of the negative ones. Especially the coustomer who complained about the base on the product and also on the replacement unit. Needless to say i decided to go ahead and purchase bose solo tv sound system. I am so glad i did, as the unit has perfect sound quality and really is as good as advertised. I actually have the unit on a shelf below the tv and connected to my tv via the satellite system. Would strongly recommend anybody to purchse if they are looking for a good sound system.

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  1. This review is from : Bose Solo TV Sound System – Black

    Ignore low rated reviews of incorrect item . Firstly some of the one star reviews are not even for this product, they refer to bose first effort in soundbases , the solo, and not the solo 15. The solo 15 is a great product, excellent build and fab sound quality with both films and tv programme speech. Playing music programmes from my sky+ box sends my dog potty trying to work out where the different sounds are coming from. If you want a full cinema surround experience then look for a 5. However, for a compact box that emits a spacial representation across all viewing spectrums then this goes a very good job. The similar priced orbitalsound m9 perhaps does a more impressive presentation, given the small centre box and subwoofe,r but the bose has a more solid build.
    1. Ignore low rated reviews of incorrect item . Firstly some of the one star reviews are not even for this product, they refer to bose first effort in soundbases , the solo, and not the solo 15. The solo 15 is a great product, excellent build and fab sound quality with both films and tv programme speech. Playing music programmes from my sky+ box sends my dog potty trying to work out where the different sounds are coming from. If you want a full cinema surround experience then look for a 5. However, for a compact box that emits a spacial representation across all viewing spectrums then this goes a very good job. The similar priced orbitalsound m9 perhaps does a more impressive presentation, given the small centre box and subwoofe,r but the bose has a more solid build.
  2. This review is from : Bose Solo TV Sound System – Black

    Absolutley fantastic should have waited for bluetooth model.
  3. This review is from : Bose Solo TV Sound System – Black

    Absolutley fantastic should have waited for bluetooth model.
    1. Very easy to connect, just two cables and almost produces a full surround sound with high quality.
      1. Very easy to connect, just two cables and almost produces a full surround sound with high quality.
  4. This review is from : Bose Solo TV Sound System – Black

    This is just perfect to go with your tv. My bose docking station speaker is louder.
  5. This review is from : Bose Solo TV Sound System – Black

    This is just perfect to go with your tv. My bose docking station speaker is louder.
    1. Quite expensive but well worth it. Customer service with bose brilliant, had slight problem at beginning but all sorted out very satisfactorily.
      1. Quite expensive but well worth it. Customer service with bose brilliant, had slight problem at beginning but all sorted out very satisfactorily.
  6. This review is from : Bose Solo TV Sound System – Black

    It works (unlike the cambridge audio tv5) and works well. You can tell easily if it is turned on or not.
  7. This review is from : Bose Solo TV Sound System – Black

    It works (unlike the cambridge audio tv5) and works well. You can tell easily if it is turned on or not.
  8. This review is from : Bose Solo TV Sound System – Black

    What a brilliant purchase, really easy to set up, takes about two minutes from taking it out of the box to getting a great rich deep sound that fills the room. Remote control can be programmed to operate all your devices and even has bluetooth so you can listen to your favourite tunes off your table or iphone”cant fail with bose, they know how sounds should sound”.
  9. This review is from : Bose Solo TV Sound System – Black

    What a brilliant purchase, really easy to set up, takes about two minutes from taking it out of the box to getting a great rich deep sound that fills the room. Remote control can be programmed to operate all your devices and even has bluetooth so you can listen to your favourite tunes off your table or iphone”cant fail with bose, they know how sounds should sound”.
  10. This review is from : Bose Solo TV Sound System – Black

    I have had this for a week now but have only been able to use it a couple of times. When i took it out of the box i found it to be quite large and heavy. When i connected it to my tv i had no sound output as my tv only had audio in. I use my pc for most things and to connect it to my pc would have meant buying a new sound card. My pc is now connected via a media box and having watched a couple of films i am now happy that i can hear the dialogue. I find the remote control confusing as there only seems to be a few functions which are volume up and down, bass up and down , and bluetooth. As yet i a have not found anything to control the dialogue output, nor have i found any visual interface. I have not tried any other sound equipment and so i cannot compare this to anything else but i am happy that this is a great improvement on the sound quality compared to the sound from my tv.
  11. This review is from : Bose Solo TV Sound System – Black

    I have had this for a week now but have only been able to use it a couple of times. When i took it out of the box i found it to be quite large and heavy. When i connected it to my tv i had no sound output as my tv only had audio in. I use my pc for most things and to connect it to my pc would have meant buying a new sound card. My pc is now connected via a media box and having watched a couple of films i am now happy that i can hear the dialogue. I find the remote control confusing as there only seems to be a few functions which are volume up and down, bass up and down , and bluetooth. As yet i a have not found anything to control the dialogue output, nor have i found any visual interface. I have not tried any other sound equipment and so i cannot compare this to anything else but i am happy that this is a great improvement on the sound quality compared to the sound from my tv.
  12. This review is from : Bose Solo TV Sound System – Black

    Works well and sounds good, however it should do for the high price. Its only marginally better than getting a good pair of computer speakers and plugging then into your tv’s headphone socket.
  13. This review is from : Bose Solo TV Sound System – Black

    Works well and sounds good, however it should do for the high price. Its only marginally better than getting a good pair of computer speakers and plugging then into your tv’s headphone socket.