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Bose - Smart Soundbar 900 With Dolby Atmos and Voice Assistant - White
Description

Imagine having the magic of a movie theater right in your home and feeling totally immersed in every scene. With the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Dolby Atmos, you can. Custom-engineered upfiring dipole speakers work with advanced Bose technologies to make it seem like your room is filled with sound from every direction. Even overhead. It’s like you can almost feel the rain coming down during your favorite movie. For content that isn’t encoded in Dolby Atmos, proprietary TrueSpace spatial processing intelligently analyzes signals other than Dolby Atmos, like stereo or 5.1 surround sound system, and upmixes them to create an immersive 7-channel speaker surround sound experience with an impressive sense of height in the soundscape. The result is enveloping sound with convincing realism no matter what you watch with this TV soundbar. But it’s not just the sound quality that you’ll notice with this Dolby Atmos soundbar. Material quality. Construction. Finishes. Controls. Every detail was obsessed over to produce a Bose premium soundbar that looks as beautiful as it sounds. And with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant built in, you can create a connected home. This Bluetooth soundbar helps you control all your entertainment, manage your day, and get information — using just your voice.

9 Features
  • Immersion. Like you’ve never felt.: With six full-range transducers, including two new custom-engineered upfiring dipole speakers, a center tweeter, and speaker arrays connected to Bose PhaseGuide technology, this Bose soundbar puts you in the middle of the action using our surround sound technology.
  • At your command with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.: Control all your entertainment, manage your day, and get information with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The noise-rejecting microphones work together to listen in every direction for your command, even when the music’s playing loudly.
  • Say it, watch it.: Bose Voice4Video technology expands your Alexa voice capabilities. In addition to controlling your Bose soundbar, you can control your TV and cable or satellite box with just your voice. Turn on your TV and jump to your favorite station. It’s a quick way to watch what you love.
  • Music. Any way you want it.: When it comes to what you want to hear, you have so many options with this Bluetooth wireless soundbar speaker. With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2, and Spotify Connect, you can wirelessly stream whatever you want, however you want.
  • Want to kick it up a notch?: The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 sounds immersive all on its own. To take it to the next level, you can add Bose wireless bass modules, surround speakers, or both to create a full home theater system with enhanced surround sound.
  • Private — or party — listening.: With Bose SimpleSync, you can pair your Bose Bluetooth soundbar with compatible Bose products.* Pair your soundbar with select Bose headphones for a personal TV listening experience. Want to add more sound? Pair your soundbar with a select Bose Bluetooth speaker.
  • More music. In more rooms.: Group your Bose wireless soundbar with any other Bose smart speakers over Wi-Fi within the Bose Music app for a seamless audio experience throughout your home. Listen to different songs in different rooms, or one song in every room at the same time.
  • Easy to set up and use.: Bose Smart Soundbar 900 uses a single connection to your TV. Choose either the HDMI eARC connection or the optical audio connection (both cables provided). With the Bose Music app, you can easily set up your TV soundbar, select your voice assistant, and more.
  • Legal*: SimpleSync technology has a typical Bluetooth range of 30 feet. Walls and construction materials can affect reception at times. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Elegant and Powerful!!!

    Elegant and Powerful!!!

    If you are looking for an all-in-one solution for your listening needs, then you came to the right place. Bose Smart Soundbar 900 is the perfect solution for quality audio in a relatively compact design, and now voice enabled. So, lets go over some of the features and PROS and CONS of the Bose Smart Soundbar 900.

    Unboxing and Setup:

    Bose has made the setup process for the Smart Soundbar. Out of the box you get the Bose 900 Smart Soundbar with the very nice glass finish on top with cut outs for the upward firing transducers. You will also get a power cord, optical cable, HDMI cable and a remote control with batteries. To start the setup process you will need to download the Bose Music application to start the setup process and the app with guide you through the rest and it is very simple. The app will help you connect to WIFI, Bluetooth and either to Google or Alexa. I linked my soundbar to my Google home and the process was flawless. In my testing of the soundbar there were certain features that were unavailable at the moment but will be available in the near future with an update.

    The soundbar measures in at about 41.1” Wide, 4.2” Deep and 2.3” Tall with very elegant looking glass top with cut outs for the transducers one on each side and a mute button for the built-in microphone for Google or Alexa assistant. The Soundbar has an aluminum grill for the speakers and the base and it is wall mountable, but the mounts are not included, and being a Bose product you know you are getting a quality product.

    Features:

    So, unlike its predecessor the new Bose 900 comes with Dolby Atmos Audio, Voice enabled, and the stream content such as the news, radio, music and much more in the Bose Music app. This Bose sound bar will provide an immersive 7-channel sound even from Non-Atmos encoded content. The soundbar also has Updated echo-canceller to handle additional Atmos height channels. The smart sound bar includes inputs for an Optical cable, HDMI e-arc, IR range extender, DATA input, Additional Bass Input, and is also compatible with Bose Bass Modules and additional Bose speakers to create multi-room sound.

    My Experience:

    I have been using this Smart Soundbar for about a week now watching TV, movies, listening to music, listening to my favorite radio station and even gaming and let me tell you the experience is totally out of this world. You can create theater quality sound at home with this speaker while watching your favorite movie. My family and I watched the Avengers again and this time around the experience was a lot better. The sound totally surrounds you and you can actually feel and hear the sound coming from different angles of the room giving you that movie theater feels right at home. The sound is clear, crisp and precise and the bass is just right, not overwhelming where you can’t hear the dialogue. There is an option to turn on the dialogue mode. the Dialogue mode adjust the tonal balance of your speakers to improve the clarity of spoken words in movies, tv shows and your favorite podcasts. Using the voice assistant worked out great as well. I did read some review of the Bose Smart Soundbar 700, and it seems like Bose has corrected or made improvements to the issues from the 700 series. My favorite feature was the ability to connect multiple Bose speakers to create multiroom sound and the app made the process to add multiple speakers very easy. Overall, I could not find anything that I was not happy with, if you do happen to find this soundbar on display somewhere I would definitely recommend that you check it. You will not be disappointed.

    Aug 21, 2021 15:59
  • Review by DoctorHoo, 10 out of 10
    Another awesome soundbar from Bose!

    This review contains my early impressions of the Bose Smart Soundbar 900. At the time of this review several features were not enabled but should be enabled with a future software update around September 23, 2021. These features are the “center” and “height” channel adjustments within the Bose Music app, ADAPTiQ calibration, and compatibility with Bose Surround Speakers and Surround Speaker 700 (the Bose Bass Module 500 and 700 are currently compatible).

    This is my first Dolby Atmos soundbar and I was curious if having top firing drivers and Dolby Atmos would be able to produce a noticeable difference compared to my previous non-Dolby Atmos Bose Soundbar 500.

    Compared to my previous Bose Soundbar 500, it’s a bit bigger (about 41.1 inches wide, 4.2 inches deep and 2.3 inches tall) so it didn’t fit between the legs of my TCL 49S515 4K TV but it was still thin enough not to block the bottom of the screen. I had to move the TCL a little further back to make space for the new soundbar.

    Inputs include one HDMI (eARC), one digital optical, an Ethernet port, a service port (looks like a micro USB port), a power cord receptacle, a data port, an IR port, a bass port and a port for the ADAPTiQ headset.

    It came with the same remote as the Bose Soundbar 500 along with batteries, an ADAPTiQ calibration headset, an optical cable, an HDMI cable, power cord, and quick start guide.

    One nice improvement is that it doesn’t use a power brick like my previous Bose soundbar for less clutter on the floor.

    Setup was super easy and exactly the same as with my previous Bose soundbar. I connected the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 to my TV’s HDMI ARC port and plugged in the power cord. I then used the Bose Music app on my tablet and followed the instructions to add a new soundbar.

    Compared to my Soundbar 500, the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 seemed to produce richer sound with slightly better highs. Instruments and vocals sounded crisp and clear with decent bass. I thought the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 provided a better movie watching experience compared to the Soundbar 500.

    The bass, while not great compared to a soundbar combined with a subwoofer, was decent enough to allow one to be able wait awhile before adding a subwoofer as your budget allows.

    Podcasts sounded great with easily understood vocals. Streaming Kim Wilde, Liz Phair, Dua Lipa, Squeeze etc. from Amazon Music sounded great along with music from other genres. The sound stage also seemed wider and more immersive.

    As with my experience with other Bose soundbars, the first thing I noticed was the extreme clarity of vocals. I can easily hear and understand dialog from TV shows and movies. Even when set to low volume so as to not disturb my neighbors, dialog and vocals are easily understood.

    And if you want to raise the volume, the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 is capable of easily filling the room with enough sound to probably disturb your neighbors.

    The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 also makes a great Alexa smart speaker. It picks up and recognizes my voice commands the best among all my other smart speakers (the Bose Soundbar 500 is the equal in this respect).

    It was super easy to set up Voice4Video to use Alexa to control your TV and cable box but I encountered some problems with actually using it.

    I was able to use Alexa to control the volume but I had problems changing channels. It seemed like Alexa was trying to input the wrong channels to the cable box or if the cable box couldn’t keep up with the channel numbers being sent by Alexa. I just changed my cable box from a TiVo to an Xfinity X1 XG2 box at the time of this review so this could be user error on my part as I’m still getting familiar with my new Xfinity TV box.

    I had some difficulty in testing Dolby Atmos material on this soundbar. My TV only has a HDMI ARC connector instead of eARC. It turns out you can still play Dolby Atmos using HDMI ARC but it is kind of hard to determine if you are really getting Dolby Atmos.

    From researching the web, Dolby Atmos is just metadata and actually uses either Dolby Digital Plus (compressed/lossy) or Dolby TrueHD (lossless) codecs for playback. If you only have HDMI ARC then it will use Dolby Digital for playback and if you have HDMI eARC then it will use Dolby TrueHD for playback.

    Streaming services such as Amazon Prime, Vudu, Netflix, HBO Max etc. can stream videos using Dolby Atmos. I used Vudu to stream Justice Society: World War II from my nVida Shield as Vudu claimed this movie supported Dolby Atmos playback. But I’m still not sure if I was actually using Dolby Atmos as the Bose Music App reported that the TV was using Dolby Digital 2.0.

    Then I used HBO Max to stream Titans which is also supposed to be in Dolby Atmos but the Bose Music app reported that the TV was using Dolby Digital 5.1.

    I finally used my Sony UBP-X700 to play Blade Runner 2049. My TCL 4K TV reported that the Sony UBP-X700 was using Dolby Atmos but the Bose Music app reported the TV was using Dolby Digital 5.1.

    The Sony UBP-X700 has an additional audio-only HDMI port which I assumed supported Dolby TrueHD. I figured this would provide the best possible sound output. I tried to use that as the input to the soundbar to bypass the HDMI ARC port limitation from my TV but I couldn’t get any sound to come out.

    Assuming that I was actually using Dolby Atmos, sound from Dolby Atmos material sounded rich and immersive on the Bose Smart Soundbar 900. While the sound was immersive (filling the room with sound), it lacked the precise positioning of a sound system using physical surround speakers.

    For example, most of the sounds seemed to be coming in front of me. The rain scenes in Blade Runner 2049 felt like it was coming from a wide area but mostly from the front. The soundstage was wide, but I never really experienced feeling that there was sound coming from above or behind me. Sometimes when a flying car zoomed by, I did get a subtle sense of sound coming from my side.

    I think the up-firing drivers of the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 does provide a wider soundstage but I don’t think it can actually make me think that there is sound coming from above me. The same can be said for the side firing drivers. It just isn’t reasonable to expect that it would be able to reproduce the same effect of having actual physical surround speakers.

    Once the software upgrade comes out I am fully expecting that the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 will be spectacular for watching movies when combined with a subwoofer (either the Bose Bass Module 500 or 700) and physical surround speakers (such as the Bose Surround Speakers or Surround Speaker 700).

    I’m looking forward to trying out more Dolby Atmos material once I can connect the Soundbar 900 with my Bose Surround Speakers. I think it would be cool if Bose would add the ability to attach additional surround speakers for the height channels as well as for the rear channels.

    By itself, I think the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 provides a good enough movie theatre experience to allow one to be able to enjoy it now while incrementally upgrading their system as their budget allows.

    Aug 22, 2021 18:25
  • Review by Nataraj, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Smart Soundbar with very few downsides

    Pros:

    1. Support to Dolby Atmos® and Atmos-encoded content - This was a feature that was not available on Bose Smart Soundbar 500 or 700 but has been included with 900. This is a great move by Bose to support the Dolby Atmos format which was introduced in consumer Home theater first in 2014. Dolby Atmos hase revolutionized the cinema experience with immersive sound. The sounds from the soundbar is truly incredible. It gives an exceptional theater like experience. I do not have the Bose Bass Module connected still the sounds from the speakers are amazing. Please make sure to increase the Bass using the Bose Music App. Otherwise it will sound like any regular speaker with 0 bass.

    Note - I do have earlier verion of Bose - Bose Cinemate 15 Home theater system with a subwoofer. If I just listen to the music or movies without the subwoofer, I can clearly feel the difference between that soundbar and Bose Smart Soundbar 900. Especially the Bass is really good. But Cinemate 15 with subwoofer has better sound. So If you want a true theater-like experience connect the Bose Bass Module.

    2. Upward firing speakers(transducers) - There are 2 transducers - one on each end of the bar. This directs sound upward and reflect off the ceiling to produce lifelike, overhead sound which is truly amazing. Also the soundbar is well designed to include these transducers cutouts on both the ends.

    3. Voice4Video technology using Google Voice Assistant/Alexa - This is one of the best features which i like on this Smart Soundbar. It is really easy to setup Google Assistant/Alexa using the Bose Music App. It is possible do tonnes of things like ask Google/Alexa for weather or latest news or a joke or play some music or control the volume of the speaker or even turn on/off the TV or make calls and what not. I really like this feature because i can control my speaker without the remote. Also the microphone on the speaker is very responsive except for when we the speakers are really loud.

    4. Bose Music App Features

    1. Volume control

    2. Create a Group using SimpleSync -

    a. Pair any bluetooth speaker with this Bose Smart Soundbar for more sound around the house

    b. Pair Bose Smart Soundbard with Bluetooth headphones which lets one to mute or reduce the soundbar volume while the headphones stays loud

    3. Select a Source - Bluetooth device like a Phone or Tablet or Computer and TV

    4. Audio controls

    a. ADAPTIQ which optimizes the sound from the speakers depending on the room - requires us to plug in the Headset to the Smart soundbar (The Headset is included with the Smart Soundbar) - Please note that this feature was not supported at the time when i reviewed this product.

    b. Dialogue Mode - When this mode is turned on, the dialogues/spoken words are more clear. Very nice feature.

    c. Control of Bass, Treble, Center Channel, Height Channel (0-100 - increments of 10) - Please note that Center Channel and Height Channel controls were not supported at the time when i reviewed this product.

    5. Settings -

    1. Setup Voice Assistant - This was pretty easy to setup.

    2. Setup Accessory Speaker - I haven't tried this as I did not have a Bose Bass Module. If one would like to connect the previous versions of Bose Base Module 500 or 700 they are compatible with this soundbar.

    3. Control Audio

    4. Power control

    5. Responsive Remote control with Matt finish - The remote on my old Bose sound system Bose Cinemate 15 was terrible. We had to point it straight to soundbar to make it work. Bose has designed the remote control well on this soundbar as it picks up the signal even when we are slightly away from the soundbar.

    Cons:

    1. Remote control is not same like the earlier Smart Soundbar 700. It does not have the backlight feature. It has only the following buttons - Power, Music, TV, Bluetooth, Volume +/-, Mute, Rewind, Play/Pause, Fast Forward, 1 to 6. So it is difficult especially in the night if we want to Play/Pause, Rewind or Fast Forward. Wish the Bose Music app had all the similar controls on the app.

    2. Bit pricey as we need to buy the Bass Module separately which takes the overall price to around 1500 dollars to get the real theater experience, but the inclusion of Dolby Atmos gives a little bit of

    3. Shiny glass top - If the speakers are placed right beneath the TV, it might cause distraction due to the reflection from the TV. I have placed the speakers a little below so I don't have much issues with it.

    Aug 22, 2021 23:38
  • Review by explore42, 8 out of 10
    Elegant, Immersive but lacks strong Bass

    The Bose 900 is elegant looking with a sleek profile. It looks like a premium soundbar and in most aspects it delivers like one. The Dolby Atmos support and Alexa features work extremely well but the lack of bass, only having a single HDMI port and no DTS support keep this from being a five star soundbar.

    Set Up: Setting up the soundbar was quite simple via the Bose Music app. The app walks you through the steps of setting up your wireless connection, adding an Alexa or Google voice assistant and performing a room calibration via the ADAPTiQ tool. Once Alexa was configured I found the Alexa voice recognition and response to be the best I have experienced on any device. Because of this we find ourselves using the voice assistant and commands much more than we have in the past. Note that this soundbar supports both Alexa and Google voice assistants. Setting up the ADAPTiQ requires you to wear a microphone headset that is included with the soundbar. You are prompted to sit in the five most used seats in the room so that the equalizer can optimize the sound quality to the room layout. The soundbar only has one HDMI port which is a short coming. Because of this you have to run your video/audio sources to the TV first and then the TV using either a HDMI or optical cable sends the audio to the soundbar. This is definitely a problem for anyone who is trying to play DTS based DVDs or Blu-Rays. The Bose 900 does not support DTS so when the TV sends the native DTS audio to the soundbar no audio is heard. To fix this problem I had to go into my TV’s audio controls and change the setting from AUTO to PCM output. Some DVDs/Blu-Rays support both Dolby and DTS so you can select the Dolby audio output via the Player’s menu system vs having to change things on the TV. The remote control allows you to set volume and select source input (TV, Music, Blue Tooth) and control media playback from a small rubberized non-back lit controller. While functional it’s not the best because the buttons lack a noticeable feel and they can be difficult to locate especially in the dark. Mounting the soundbar on the wall requires an optional wall bracket system.

    User Experience: The frequency response especially across the mids and highs are outstanding. The sound stage is quite large and Bose does a good job of producing virtual surround sound without having rear speakers. The downside is that you cannot turn off the surround sound if you only want to listen to your music in stereo. The Atmos speakers do a decent job of adding to the 3d affect. The only complaint I have with the audio performance is that the bass can at times sound muffled or lacking punch. Without that strong bass hearing a helicopter fly overhead just doesn’t have the impact you would expect from a Dolby Atmos experience. There is an optional Bose subwoofer but it drastically increases the cost of the solution. You can adjust the Bass and Treble levels using the Bose Music app but there are not any preconfigured modes such as Movie or Music. To enhance the Dialogue in movies and pod cast the Music App allows you to control the center speaker volume as well as turn on a Dialogue mode. The soundbar supports wi-fi, blue tooth and Air Play 2 so connecting your favorite music source is not an issue. Using the Alexa voice assistant with this soundbar worked so well that often I could play music or watch TV without having to use a remote or engage my mobile device at all. The soundbar has two light bars on the front. The smaller light shows whether the microphone is muted or not. The larger light bar indicates the wi-fi, blue tooth and voice assistant status. Sadly Bose does not show the volume status instead it just blinks the light when you press the volume up or down button so you have no idea where you are in relation to maximum volume. There is also no indication as to what the audio input is to the soundbar so you cannot distinguish if your soundbar is receiving Atmos or Dolby Digital or just stereo input.

    Aug 22, 2021 22:06
  • Review by Jermaine, 10 out of 10
    Bose soundbar 900

    This soundbar is amazing, I also have the soundbar 700 which is amazing too but you can defin Tell the difference between the 2 when setup properly. The only problem I have is that the remote for the 900 should be better than one for the 700.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:58
  • Review by TechTalk, 8 out of 10
    Great Soundbar overall w/ some minor issues

    Using for about a month now paired with the 700 series subwoofer and surround speakers. Great in-home theatre experience! AdaptIQ works pretty good but still have to tweek EQ manually to get sound just right. Having the app as the only way to do this can be a bit frustrating and could be a deal breaker if you're less on the tech savvy side. Still can't get Google Assistant paired through the Bose app. Not really a big deal for me but hard not to mention when you pay for a feature you can't utilize.

    Nov 10, 2021 15:30
  • Review by hahanson, 8 out of 10
    Sleek and Compact with a Premium Feel.

    The Bose 900 Soundbar is stylish, compact, and appears to be of very good build quality with its premium feel. A major upgrade for this model Dolby Atmos support and the up-firing speakers to go with the side-firing speakers of previous models. Other features include Bose Truespace, which provided 7-channel sound from content not encoded with Atmos, built-in Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant, Bose Voice4Video which allows you to control the TV with you voice. The Bose 900 also supports music via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay, Amazon Music, and Spotify.

    The set-up took a few minutes, but was easily accomplished once the Bose app is downloaded to your phone. There's a room correction feature, which automatically adjusts the sound profile based on the acoustics of your room. The sound quality is pleasant, with a neutral sound profile. Audio dialog is clear and easy to understand. The side-firing and up-firing speakers give it an very wide soundstage. Volume levels are good, and dialogue is clear. TV and Movies lacks a little bass as you don't get that "punch" in action scenes, but would likely be fine with the optional bass module. Still, the sound is quite full given the compact size of the bar (you can see in one of the included photos it's about 30% more compact than the Samsung Q90, if not more).

    Included in the packaging is are manuals, a remote with batteries, and HDMI cable, Optical cable, and the Bose ADAPTiQ headset (used for room calibration).

    Unfortunately, I was unable to test the Alexa features as I kept receiving an error trying to install the module to connect the Bose system to Amazon. At the time of this review, the Bose Soundbar 900 has not yet been officially released, so it may be they still need to iron a few things out. The only other nuisance I encountered is that when I turn the TV on, it doesn't turn on the Bose. I have to manually turn it on from the included remote or the Bose app on my phone. It may be that I need to change a setting, but I will have to play with it some -- there's little more to the manual than basically showing you to plug it in then download the app.

    Overall I find the Bose 900 to be sleek and compact, with a surprising amount of good quality sound, especially given its size.

    Aug 25, 2021 17:22
  • Review by MMussio, 10 out of 10
    Excellent upgrade from Soundbar 500

    Upgraded my from the Soundbar 500, kept the accessory speakers and bass module. Easy set up, great room filling sound by itself but even better when paired accessory speakers.

    Nov 13, 2021 19:48
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    VIZIO - 2.1-Channel V-Series Home Theater Sound Bar with Dolby Audio, DTS:X and Wireless Subwoofer - Black
    Description

    Big sound and bass in a compact package with the incredible VIZIO V-Series 2.1 Compact Sound Bar, from VIZIO, America’s #1 Sound Bar Brand. Compact in size, yet powerful in performance, delivering the audio experience that your favorite content deserves. The clean, low profile design fits neatly under smaller TVs. Enjoy outstanding clarity and room-filling sound with Dolby Audio and DTS Digital Surround that combine to create a realistic audio experience. With 2 power-packed full-range speakers and a 4.5” wireless subwoofer, the V-Series delivers striking performance beyond its minimalist size. Get setup and listening in minutes with the included HDMI ARC cable that provides the highest-quality audio in a simple, single-cable setup. This also allows you to control your sound bar with your TV remote. Wirelessly stream your favorite music and podcasts with Bluetooth using your phone or compatible device, and conveniently amplify the voice of your favorite assistant by easily connecting it to the Voice Assistant input, for an upgraded, smart audio experience.

    13 Features
  • Compact, versatile design: Sleek, rounded all-black finish with easy-to-clean textured surface, optimized for small-med rooms.
  • DTS® Virtual:X: Sound Enhancement for room-filling, floor-to-ceiling virtualized Sound
  • 2.1-Channel Sound: Experience a powerful room-filling, true stereo experience ideal for movies, music, and gaming.
  • Full-Range Speakers: 2 full-range speakers in the sound bar provide coherent sound and brilliant clarity.
  • 50Hz – 20kHz Frequency Response: Wide, natural frequency response means you can hear what the artist intended.
  • 95dB Loudness: Experience startling dynamics with minimal distortion or compression for remarkable room-shaking sound.
  • 4.5” Wireless Subwoofer: The high-excursion wireless subwoofer provides deep, accurate bass in a remarkably compact cabinet.
  • Optimized for 4K HDR Content with Dolby Audio & DTS Digital Surround: Bring out the best audio performance from your 4K HDR content with Dolby Audio and DTS Digital Surround when connected through HDMI.
  • DTS TruVolume HD: Maintain a consistent volume level and eliminate annoying fluctuations between different types of content.
  • Wireless Convenience: Connect quickly and easily with the push of a button then place the wireless subwoofer anywhere in the room.
  • HDMI ARC Input: Provides a higher quality connection to the TV and easily controls your sound bar with the TV remote.
  • Bluetooth Streaming: Dedicated 3.5 Aux or Persistent Bluetooth connection allows you to use your voice to control your Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant devices through the sound bar.
  • All-New Remote: Full-featured, easy to navigate remote with comfort grip.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Robotech2112, 10 out of 10
    Replaced a 5-year-old Vizio sound bar.

    We bought a new OLED TV by Sony and we wanted to upgrade our soundbar.

    We looked at the Sony sound bars but they had bad reviews for those under $400, and since we had good luck with Vizio previously we decided to try this Vizio sound bar.

    The length of this soundbar is shorter than our previous one yet the Fidelity is superior . And it plays very well with the Sony TV.

    Very satisfied it is well worth its price point.

    Nov 14, 2021 18:38
  • Review by vice86, 10 out of 10
    Great sound for a gaming setup

    I have my PS4 Pro setup in my game room and use my 27" Dell gaming monitor which has no speakers as the display. Bought these today with low expectations. Figured I'd try and if it sounded like junk I'd just return them.

    First off the sound bar (24") fits perfectly under my Dell monitor. Almost looks like its part of the monitor. I connected through optical, played some Cold War and was impressed by the big sound from this small 2.1 speaker set up.

    Bass is plentiful without any distortion at the level I was satisfied with. Overall sound is crisp and clear. Turn on the DTS Virtual: X option for a more surround stereo sound, makes a huge difference.

    Definitely recommend these for anyone looking to add a little sound bar (24") to their gaming/computer set up with some bass.

    Oct 03, 2021 15:53
  • Review by Bobe, 10 out of 10
    Great sounding and easy to setup Vizio 2.1soundbar

    Very impressed with the sound of this compact soundbar and sub! I did a quick search for reasonably pried soundbars with wireless sub for my outdoor TV. The TV speakers basically fire backwards so the sound is too loud around the TV area. The soundbar directs the sound right out front so the neighbors don't get annoyed. The wireless sub-woofer performs great for its size. The system was so easy to set up that I thought i was missing something. One HDMI cord from the ARC output from the TCL TV and 2 power cords and was done. The bass module set itself up and ting as working in less than 5 minutes. The soundbar is customizable and has a virtual X 3D mode that sounds great. The system works seamlessly with the ROKU remote that comes wit the TCL TV that I also purchased from BestBuy.

    Oct 05, 2021 14:45
  • Review by Bestbuy1, 10 out of 10
    Good size for smaller TVs

    Great sound for its size and easy to use. It fits underneath and between my smaller TV where space is an issue.

    Oct 11, 2021 12:13
  • Review by Derrick, 10 out of 10
    Tiny But Delivers BIG sound

    So it started off rocky because my bar was stuck on demo mode. I wasn’t aware of it at first until I spent about 20 minutes getting frustrated. Once I did enough research to figure out what the problem was, it was smooth sailing. Controls could be a little nicer, but overall it’s a solid bar and sub - delivers great volume and depth for the cost. This is just in my office/man cave so I didn’t need anything elaborate and the size was perfect for my stand.

    Sep 23, 2021 11:28
  • Review by GeekQueen, 10 out of 10
    I Love This

    When I bought this soundbar, I already owned 3 others by Vizio. I wanted to replace a 3 ft long one I bought about 10 yrs ago (which still works great). The other 2 are small 2.0 versions and I loved them. I bought this 2.1 because it was on sale. OMGosh! I love this thing. The more powerful soundbars may be better, but this one is perfect for me. Also, I had a question for Vizio’s tech dept and was helped by someone incredibly nice.

    Nov 11, 2021 18:02
  • Review by Frank, 10 out of 10
    Vizio V21t-J8 soundbar w/subwoofer

    I purchased this soundbar based on space limitations and favorable reviews and am not disappointed. Extremely easy setup and appreciated the included HDMI cable. Wireless subwoofer is a plus and works great. This soundbar setup is much better than tv speakers and has more volume than I'll ever need. I will buy another when funds are available.

    Nov 19, 2021 18:29
  • Review by Vdn2, 8 out of 10
    Works well enough

    I bought it primarily to send the sound from the insignia fire tv forward and not backwards as it was doing. With the sound bar the bass is decent and the audio is directed into the living room and not the rest of the first floor. Very easy to connect. I used the HDMI(ARC) connection. You need to make sure the TV port days HDMI(ARC). Then in the insignia tv you need to enable PCM under tv audio options and also enable CEC so that you can control the sound bar volume with the TV remote. It's nothing fantastic. But the sub woofer helps. It serves my purpose.

    Nov 07, 2021 08:43
  • 9.4score
    3
    Bose
    Bose - Smart Soundbar 900 With Dolby Atmos and Voice Assistant - Black
    Description

    Imagine having the magic of a movie theater right in your home and feeling totally immersed in every scene. With the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Dolby Atmos, you can. Custom-engineered upfiring dipole speakers work with advanced Bose technologies to make it seem like your room is filled with sound from every direction. Even overhead. It’s like you can almost feel the rain coming down during your favorite movie. For content that isn’t encoded in Dolby Atmos, proprietary TrueSpace spatial processing intelligently analyzes signals other than Dolby Atmos, like stereo or 5.1 surround sound system, and upmixes them to create an immersive 7-channel speaker surround sound experience with an impressive sense of height in the soundscape. The result is enveloping sound with convincing realism no matter what you watch with this TV soundbar. But it’s not just the sound quality that you’ll notice with this Dolby Atmos soundbar. Material quality. Construction. Finishes. Controls. Every detail was obsessed over to produce a Bose premium soundbar that looks as beautiful as it sounds. And with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant built in, you can create a connected home. This Bluetooth soundbar helps you control all your entertainment, manage your day, and get information — using just your voice.

    9 Features
  • Immersion. Like you’ve never felt.: With six full-range transducers, including two new custom-engineered upfiring dipole speakers, a center tweeter, and speaker arrays connected to Bose PhaseGuide technology, this Bose soundbar puts you in the middle of the action using our surround sound technology.
  • At your command with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.: Control all your entertainment, manage your day, and get information with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The noise-rejecting microphones work together to listen in every direction for your command, even when the music’s playing loudly.
  • Say it, watch it.: Bose Voice4Video technology expands your Alexa voice capabilities. In addition to controlling your Bose soundbar, you can control your TV and cable or satellite box with just your voice. Turn on your TV and jump to your favorite station. It’s a quick way to watch what you love.
  • Music. Any way you want it.: When it comes to what you want to hear, you have so many options with this Bluetooth wireless soundbar speaker. With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2, and Spotify Connect, you can wirelessly stream whatever you want, however you want.
  • Want to kick it up a notch?: The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 sounds immersive all on its own. To take it to the next level, you can add Bose wireless bass modules, surround speakers, or both to create a full home theater system with enhanced surround sound.
  • Private — or party — listening.: With Bose SimpleSync, you can pair your Bose Bluetooth soundbar with compatible Bose products.* Pair your soundbar with select Bose headphones for a personal TV listening experience. Want to add more sound? Pair your soundbar with a select Bose Bluetooth speaker.
  • More music. In more rooms.: Group your Bose wireless soundbar with any other Bose smart speakers over Wi-Fi within the Bose Music app for a seamless audio experience throughout your home. Listen to different songs in different rooms, or one song in every room at the same time.
  • Easy to set up and use.: Bose Smart Soundbar 900 uses a single connection to your TV. Choose either the HDMI eARC connection or the optical audio connection (both cables provided). With the Bose Music app, you can easily set up your TV soundbar, select your voice assistant, and more.
  • Legal*: SimpleSync technology has a typical Bluetooth range of 30 feet. Walls and construction materials can affect reception at times. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
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  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Elegant and Powerful!!!

    Elegant and Powerful!!!

    If you are looking for an all-in-one solution for your listening needs, then you came to the right place. Bose Smart Soundbar 900 is the perfect solution for quality audio in a relatively compact design, and now voice enabled. So, lets go over some of the features and PROS and CONS of the Bose Smart Soundbar 900.

    Unboxing and Setup:

    Bose has made the setup process for the Smart Soundbar. Out of the box you get the Bose 900 Smart Soundbar with the very nice glass finish on top with cut outs for the upward firing transducers. You will also get a power cord, optical cable, HDMI cable and a remote control with batteries. To start the setup process you will need to download the Bose Music application to start the setup process and the app with guide you through the rest and it is very simple. The app will help you connect to WIFI, Bluetooth and either to Google or Alexa. I linked my soundbar to my Google home and the process was flawless. In my testing of the soundbar there were certain features that were unavailable at the moment but will be available in the near future with an update.

    The soundbar measures in at about 41.1” Wide, 4.2” Deep and 2.3” Tall with very elegant looking glass top with cut outs for the transducers one on each side and a mute button for the built-in microphone for Google or Alexa assistant. The Soundbar has an aluminum grill for the speakers and the base and it is wall mountable, but the mounts are not included, and being a Bose product you know you are getting a quality product.

    Features:

    So, unlike its predecessor the new Bose 900 comes with Dolby Atmos Audio, Voice enabled, and the stream content such as the news, radio, music and much more in the Bose Music app. This Bose sound bar will provide an immersive 7-channel sound even from Non-Atmos encoded content. The soundbar also has Updated echo-canceller to handle additional Atmos height channels. The smart sound bar includes inputs for an Optical cable, HDMI e-arc, IR range extender, DATA input, Additional Bass Input, and is also compatible with Bose Bass Modules and additional Bose speakers to create multi-room sound.

    My Experience:

    I have been using this Smart Soundbar for about a week now watching TV, movies, listening to music, listening to my favorite radio station and even gaming and let me tell you the experience is totally out of this world. You can create theater quality sound at home with this speaker while watching your favorite movie. My family and I watched the Avengers again and this time around the experience was a lot better. The sound totally surrounds you and you can actually feel and hear the sound coming from different angles of the room giving you that movie theater feels right at home. The sound is clear, crisp and precise and the bass is just right, not overwhelming where you can’t hear the dialogue. There is an option to turn on the dialogue mode. the Dialogue mode adjust the tonal balance of your speakers to improve the clarity of spoken words in movies, tv shows and your favorite podcasts. Using the voice assistant worked out great as well. I did read some review of the Bose Smart Soundbar 700, and it seems like Bose has corrected or made improvements to the issues from the 700 series. My favorite feature was the ability to connect multiple Bose speakers to create multiroom sound and the app made the process to add multiple speakers very easy. Overall, I could not find anything that I was not happy with, if you do happen to find this soundbar on display somewhere I would definitely recommend that you check it. You will not be disappointed.

    Aug 21, 2021 15:59
  • Review by DoctorHoo, 10 out of 10
    Another awesome soundbar from Bose!

    This review contains my early impressions of the Bose Smart Soundbar 900. At the time of this review several features were not enabled but should be enabled with a future software update around September 23, 2021. These features are the “center” and “height” channel adjustments within the Bose Music app, ADAPTiQ calibration, and compatibility with Bose Surround Speakers and Surround Speaker 700 (the Bose Bass Module 500 and 700 are currently compatible).

    This is my first Dolby Atmos soundbar and I was curious if having top firing drivers and Dolby Atmos would be able to produce a noticeable difference compared to my previous non-Dolby Atmos Bose Soundbar 500.

    Compared to my previous Bose Soundbar 500, it’s a bit bigger (about 41.1 inches wide, 4.2 inches deep and 2.3 inches tall) so it didn’t fit between the legs of my TCL 49S515 4K TV but it was still thin enough not to block the bottom of the screen. I had to move the TCL a little further back to make space for the new soundbar.

    Inputs include one HDMI (eARC), one digital optical, an Ethernet port, a service port (looks like a micro USB port), a power cord receptacle, a data port, an IR port, a bass port and a port for the ADAPTiQ headset.

    It came with the same remote as the Bose Soundbar 500 along with batteries, an ADAPTiQ calibration headset, an optical cable, an HDMI cable, power cord, and quick start guide.

    One nice improvement is that it doesn’t use a power brick like my previous Bose soundbar for less clutter on the floor.

    Setup was super easy and exactly the same as with my previous Bose soundbar. I connected the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 to my TV’s HDMI ARC port and plugged in the power cord. I then used the Bose Music app on my tablet and followed the instructions to add a new soundbar.

    Compared to my Soundbar 500, the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 seemed to produce richer sound with slightly better highs. Instruments and vocals sounded crisp and clear with decent bass. I thought the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 provided a better movie watching experience compared to the Soundbar 500.

    The bass, while not great compared to a soundbar combined with a subwoofer, was decent enough to allow one to be able wait awhile before adding a subwoofer as your budget allows.

    Podcasts sounded great with easily understood vocals. Streaming Kim Wilde, Liz Phair, Dua Lipa, Squeeze etc. from Amazon Music sounded great along with music from other genres. The sound stage also seemed wider and more immersive.

    As with my experience with other Bose soundbars, the first thing I noticed was the extreme clarity of vocals. I can easily hear and understand dialog from TV shows and movies. Even when set to low volume so as to not disturb my neighbors, dialog and vocals are easily understood.

    And if you want to raise the volume, the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 is capable of easily filling the room with enough sound to probably disturb your neighbors.

    The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 also makes a great Alexa smart speaker. It picks up and recognizes my voice commands the best among all my other smart speakers (the Bose Soundbar 500 is the equal in this respect).

    It was super easy to set up Voice4Video to use Alexa to control your TV and cable box but I encountered some problems with actually using it.

    I was able to use Alexa to control the volume but I had problems changing channels. It seemed like Alexa was trying to input the wrong channels to the cable box or if the cable box couldn’t keep up with the channel numbers being sent by Alexa. I just changed my cable box from a TiVo to an Xfinity X1 XG2 box at the time of this review so this could be user error on my part as I’m still getting familiar with my new Xfinity TV box.

    I had some difficulty in testing Dolby Atmos material on this soundbar. My TV only has a HDMI ARC connector instead of eARC. It turns out you can still play Dolby Atmos using HDMI ARC but it is kind of hard to determine if you are really getting Dolby Atmos.

    From researching the web, Dolby Atmos is just metadata and actually uses either Dolby Digital Plus (compressed/lossy) or Dolby TrueHD (lossless) codecs for playback. If you only have HDMI ARC then it will use Dolby Digital for playback and if you have HDMI eARC then it will use Dolby TrueHD for playback.

    Streaming services such as Amazon Prime, Vudu, Netflix, HBO Max etc. can stream videos using Dolby Atmos. I used Vudu to stream Justice Society: World War II from my nVida Shield as Vudu claimed this movie supported Dolby Atmos playback. But I’m still not sure if I was actually using Dolby Atmos as the Bose Music App reported that the TV was using Dolby Digital 2.0.

    Then I used HBO Max to stream Titans which is also supposed to be in Dolby Atmos but the Bose Music app reported that the TV was using Dolby Digital 5.1.

    I finally used my Sony UBP-X700 to play Blade Runner 2049. My TCL 4K TV reported that the Sony UBP-X700 was using Dolby Atmos but the Bose Music app reported the TV was using Dolby Digital 5.1.

    The Sony UBP-X700 has an additional audio-only HDMI port which I assumed supported Dolby TrueHD. I figured this would provide the best possible sound output. I tried to use that as the input to the soundbar to bypass the HDMI ARC port limitation from my TV but I couldn’t get any sound to come out.

    Assuming that I was actually using Dolby Atmos, sound from Dolby Atmos material sounded rich and immersive on the Bose Smart Soundbar 900. While the sound was immersive (filling the room with sound), it lacked the precise positioning of a sound system using physical surround speakers.

    For example, most of the sounds seemed to be coming in front of me. The rain scenes in Blade Runner 2049 felt like it was coming from a wide area but mostly from the front. The soundstage was wide, but I never really experienced feeling that there was sound coming from above or behind me. Sometimes when a flying car zoomed by, I did get a subtle sense of sound coming from my side.

    I think the up-firing drivers of the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 does provide a wider soundstage but I don’t think it can actually make me think that there is sound coming from above me. The same can be said for the side firing drivers. It just isn’t reasonable to expect that it would be able to reproduce the same effect of having actual physical surround speakers.

    Once the software upgrade comes out I am fully expecting that the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 will be spectacular for watching movies when combined with a subwoofer (either the Bose Bass Module 500 or 700) and physical surround speakers (such as the Bose Surround Speakers or Surround Speaker 700).

    I’m looking forward to trying out more Dolby Atmos material once I can connect the Soundbar 900 with my Bose Surround Speakers. I think it would be cool if Bose would add the ability to attach additional surround speakers for the height channels as well as for the rear channels.

    By itself, I think the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 provides a good enough movie theatre experience to allow one to be able to enjoy it now while incrementally upgrading their system as their budget allows.

    Aug 22, 2021 18:25
  • Review by Nataraj, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Smart Soundbar with very few downsides

    Pros:

    1. Support to Dolby Atmos® and Atmos-encoded content - This was a feature that was not available on Bose Smart Soundbar 500 or 700 but has been included with 900. This is a great move by Bose to support the Dolby Atmos format which was introduced in consumer Home theater first in 2014. Dolby Atmos hase revolutionized the cinema experience with immersive sound. The sounds from the soundbar is truly incredible. It gives an exceptional theater like experience. I do not have the Bose Bass Module connected still the sounds from the speakers are amazing. Please make sure to increase the Bass using the Bose Music App. Otherwise it will sound like any regular speaker with 0 bass.

    Note - I do have earlier verion of Bose - Bose Cinemate 15 Home theater system with a subwoofer. If I just listen to the music or movies without the subwoofer, I can clearly feel the difference between that soundbar and Bose Smart Soundbar 900. Especially the Bass is really good. But Cinemate 15 with subwoofer has better sound. So If you want a true theater-like experience connect the Bose Bass Module.

    2. Upward firing speakers(transducers) - There are 2 transducers - one on each end of the bar. This directs sound upward and reflect off the ceiling to produce lifelike, overhead sound which is truly amazing. Also the soundbar is well designed to include these transducers cutouts on both the ends.

    3. Voice4Video technology using Google Voice Assistant/Alexa - This is one of the best features which i like on this Smart Soundbar. It is really easy to setup Google Assistant/Alexa using the Bose Music App. It is possible do tonnes of things like ask Google/Alexa for weather or latest news or a joke or play some music or control the volume of the speaker or even turn on/off the TV or make calls and what not. I really like this feature because i can control my speaker without the remote. Also the microphone on the speaker is very responsive except for when we the speakers are really loud.

    4. Bose Music App Features

    1. Volume control

    2. Create a Group using SimpleSync -

    a. Pair any bluetooth speaker with this Bose Smart Soundbar for more sound around the house

    b. Pair Bose Smart Soundbard with Bluetooth headphones which lets one to mute or reduce the soundbar volume while the headphones stays loud

    3. Select a Source - Bluetooth device like a Phone or Tablet or Computer and TV

    4. Audio controls

    a. ADAPTIQ which optimizes the sound from the speakers depending on the room - requires us to plug in the Headset to the Smart soundbar (The Headset is included with the Smart Soundbar) - Please note that this feature was not supported at the time when i reviewed this product.

    b. Dialogue Mode - When this mode is turned on, the dialogues/spoken words are more clear. Very nice feature.

    c. Control of Bass, Treble, Center Channel, Height Channel (0-100 - increments of 10) - Please note that Center Channel and Height Channel controls were not supported at the time when i reviewed this product.

    5. Settings -

    1. Setup Voice Assistant - This was pretty easy to setup.

    2. Setup Accessory Speaker - I haven't tried this as I did not have a Bose Bass Module. If one would like to connect the previous versions of Bose Base Module 500 or 700 they are compatible with this soundbar.

    3. Control Audio

    4. Power control

    5. Responsive Remote control with Matt finish - The remote on my old Bose sound system Bose Cinemate 15 was terrible. We had to point it straight to soundbar to make it work. Bose has designed the remote control well on this soundbar as it picks up the signal even when we are slightly away from the soundbar.

    Cons:

    1. Remote control is not same like the earlier Smart Soundbar 700. It does not have the backlight feature. It has only the following buttons - Power, Music, TV, Bluetooth, Volume +/-, Mute, Rewind, Play/Pause, Fast Forward, 1 to 6. So it is difficult especially in the night if we want to Play/Pause, Rewind or Fast Forward. Wish the Bose Music app had all the similar controls on the app.

    2. Bit pricey as we need to buy the Bass Module separately which takes the overall price to around 1500 dollars to get the real theater experience, but the inclusion of Dolby Atmos gives a little bit of

    3. Shiny glass top - If the speakers are placed right beneath the TV, it might cause distraction due to the reflection from the TV. I have placed the speakers a little below so I don't have much issues with it.

    Aug 22, 2021 23:38
  • Review by explore42, 8 out of 10
    Elegant, Immersive but lacks strong Bass

    The Bose 900 is elegant looking with a sleek profile. It looks like a premium soundbar and in most aspects it delivers like one. The Dolby Atmos support and Alexa features work extremely well but the lack of bass, only having a single HDMI port and no DTS support keep this from being a five star soundbar.

    Set Up: Setting up the soundbar was quite simple via the Bose Music app. The app walks you through the steps of setting up your wireless connection, adding an Alexa or Google voice assistant and performing a room calibration via the ADAPTiQ tool. Once Alexa was configured I found the Alexa voice recognition and response to be the best I have experienced on any device. Because of this we find ourselves using the voice assistant and commands much more than we have in the past. Note that this soundbar supports both Alexa and Google voice assistants. Setting up the ADAPTiQ requires you to wear a microphone headset that is included with the soundbar. You are prompted to sit in the five most used seats in the room so that the equalizer can optimize the sound quality to the room layout. The soundbar only has one HDMI port which is a short coming. Because of this you have to run your video/audio sources to the TV first and then the TV using either a HDMI or optical cable sends the audio to the soundbar. This is definitely a problem for anyone who is trying to play DTS based DVDs or Blu-Rays. The Bose 900 does not support DTS so when the TV sends the native DTS audio to the soundbar no audio is heard. To fix this problem I had to go into my TV’s audio controls and change the setting from AUTO to PCM output. Some DVDs/Blu-Rays support both Dolby and DTS so you can select the Dolby audio output via the Player’s menu system vs having to change things on the TV. The remote control allows you to set volume and select source input (TV, Music, Blue Tooth) and control media playback from a small rubberized non-back lit controller. While functional it’s not the best because the buttons lack a noticeable feel and they can be difficult to locate especially in the dark. Mounting the soundbar on the wall requires an optional wall bracket system.

    User Experience: The frequency response especially across the mids and highs are outstanding. The sound stage is quite large and Bose does a good job of producing virtual surround sound without having rear speakers. The downside is that you cannot turn off the surround sound if you only want to listen to your music in stereo. The Atmos speakers do a decent job of adding to the 3d affect. The only complaint I have with the audio performance is that the bass can at times sound muffled or lacking punch. Without that strong bass hearing a helicopter fly overhead just doesn’t have the impact you would expect from a Dolby Atmos experience. There is an optional Bose subwoofer but it drastically increases the cost of the solution. You can adjust the Bass and Treble levels using the Bose Music app but there are not any preconfigured modes such as Movie or Music. To enhance the Dialogue in movies and pod cast the Music App allows you to control the center speaker volume as well as turn on a Dialogue mode. The soundbar supports wi-fi, blue tooth and Air Play 2 so connecting your favorite music source is not an issue. Using the Alexa voice assistant with this soundbar worked so well that often I could play music or watch TV without having to use a remote or engage my mobile device at all. The soundbar has two light bars on the front. The smaller light shows whether the microphone is muted or not. The larger light bar indicates the wi-fi, blue tooth and voice assistant status. Sadly Bose does not show the volume status instead it just blinks the light when you press the volume up or down button so you have no idea where you are in relation to maximum volume. There is also no indication as to what the audio input is to the soundbar so you cannot distinguish if your soundbar is receiving Atmos or Dolby Digital or just stereo input.

    Aug 22, 2021 22:06
  • Review by Jermaine, 10 out of 10
    Bose soundbar 900

    This soundbar is amazing, I also have the soundbar 700 which is amazing too but you can defin Tell the difference between the 2 when setup properly. The only problem I have is that the remote for the 900 should be better than one for the 700.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:58
  • Review by TechTalk, 8 out of 10
    Great Soundbar overall w/ some minor issues

    Using for about a month now paired with the 700 series subwoofer and surround speakers. Great in-home theatre experience! AdaptIQ works pretty good but still have to tweek EQ manually to get sound just right. Having the app as the only way to do this can be a bit frustrating and could be a deal breaker if you're less on the tech savvy side. Still can't get Google Assistant paired through the Bose app. Not really a big deal for me but hard not to mention when you pay for a feature you can't utilize.

    Nov 10, 2021 15:30
  • Review by hahanson, 8 out of 10
    Sleek and Compact with a Premium Feel.

    The Bose 900 Soundbar is stylish, compact, and appears to be of very good build quality with its premium feel. A major upgrade for this model Dolby Atmos support and the up-firing speakers to go with the side-firing speakers of previous models. Other features include Bose Truespace, which provided 7-channel sound from content not encoded with Atmos, built-in Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant, Bose Voice4Video which allows you to control the TV with you voice. The Bose 900 also supports music via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay, Amazon Music, and Spotify.

    The set-up took a few minutes, but was easily accomplished once the Bose app is downloaded to your phone. There's a room correction feature, which automatically adjusts the sound profile based on the acoustics of your room. The sound quality is pleasant, with a neutral sound profile. Audio dialog is clear and easy to understand. The side-firing and up-firing speakers give it an very wide soundstage. Volume levels are good, and dialogue is clear. TV and Movies lacks a little bass as you don't get that "punch" in action scenes, but would likely be fine with the optional bass module. Still, the sound is quite full given the compact size of the bar (you can see in one of the included photos it's about 30% more compact than the Samsung Q90, if not more).

    Included in the packaging is are manuals, a remote with batteries, and HDMI cable, Optical cable, and the Bose ADAPTiQ headset (used for room calibration).

    Unfortunately, I was unable to test the Alexa features as I kept receiving an error trying to install the module to connect the Bose system to Amazon. At the time of this review, the Bose Soundbar 900 has not yet been officially released, so it may be they still need to iron a few things out. The only other nuisance I encountered is that when I turn the TV on, it doesn't turn on the Bose. I have to manually turn it on from the included remote or the Bose app on my phone. It may be that I need to change a setting, but I will have to play with it some -- there's little more to the manual than basically showing you to plug it in then download the app.

    Overall I find the Bose 900 to be sleek and compact, with a surprising amount of good quality sound, especially given its size.

    Aug 25, 2021 17:22
  • Review by BoseSoundBar, 10 out of 10
    Bose 900 Soundbar

    Bose 900 Soundbar combined with Bass Module has Great Sound and Bass

    Oct 29, 2021 15:37
  • 9.4score
    Samsung - 2.1-Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and DOLBY AUDIO / DTS 2.0 - Black
    Description

    Elevate your audio experience with high-quality optimized sound. The power of Samsung sound bar HW-A430/ZA makes surround soundbar comes to life with speakers that fire all around you.

    5 Features
  • Bass Boost: Give your bass an instant boost with the push of a button on the soundbar.
  • Wireless Surround Sound Compatible: Turn your soundbar into a complete surround sound system with optional rear Samsung speakers in a few simple steps without the mess of wires.
  • One Remote: Streamline control of both your Samsung TV and soundbar with just the Samsung TV remote.
  • Bluetooth Tv Connection: Set up is a breeze. Easily connect your soundbar to your TV by connecting wirelessly.
  • Subwoofer Included: Wireless subwoofer is included so you can enjoy deep bass right out of the box
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  • Review by PleasantlySurprised, 10 out of 10
    Blown away!

    I cannot give this soundbar enough stars!! 10+ Samsung has done it AGAIN, delivering yet another high quality product at a VERY AFFORDABLE price! Please don't 2nd guess this and get it at this price point for Black Friday. I was skeptical, but I love everything Samsung and figured I'd take a chance. Sooo glad I did! I usually don't write reviews, but I didn't want someone to miss out on this awesome deal! Enjoy!!

    Note, I connect it to my Samsung Z Fold 3 phone too...FLAWLESS!

    Nov 24, 2021 08:24
  • Review by smithd3701, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic Value

    Picked this up on Black Friday sale for $129.99. Honestly wasn't expecting much but this sound bar has been impressive so far. Easy wall mount, easy connectivity to TV via Bluetooth. Subwoofer was plug and play. Sound quality is awesome and LOUD. For $129 this thing is a steal. Recommend.

    Nov 21, 2021 11:15
  • Review by Layerzero, 10 out of 10
    Gread audio quality

    This sound-bar is crazy loud and the dolby audio is just something else

    Nov 19, 2021 21:36
  • Review by raym, 10 out of 10
    Surprising

    Surprised how loud this combo gets. And for the Black Friday $129 it's a steal

    Nov 22, 2021 01:39
  • Review by LongIslandRob, 8 out of 10
    Puts a thump in TV

    Saw some good reviewes, they posted the make me buy it price and im happy i did,

    Nov 24, 2021 04:59
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    Cheap and awesome!

    Honestly at first I was skeptical from the price but omg it’s legit so good and definitely worth it!

    Nov 09, 2021 23:33
  • Review by Nitin, 10 out of 10
    Great sound system and best value

    Just love it. Its an amazing sound system foe it bucks. Worth it 100%.

    Nov 24, 2021 05:09
  • Review by William, 2 out of 10
    No thanks

    Big no for me. I have a 2.1 Vizio sounbar and sub that i wanted to replace (volume cuts in and out) with this one but it sounds horrible in comparrison. Small step up from tv speakers. It’s soooo bad…even at 129.00 it’s bad.

    Nov 23, 2021 18:24
  • 8.8score
    Sony - 5.1 2 Channel Soundbar with Dolby Atmos - Black
    Description

    Take your entertainment to a new realm of audio immersion. The HT-A5000 Soundbar envelops you in 5.1.2ch surround sound. Be immersed in the scene with action happening above and all around you.

    10 Features
  • Immersive surround sound from our premium soundbar: Utilizing a combination of technology such as Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force Pro Front Surround, the HT-A5000 offers immersive sound that comes from all around you. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X lend a more realistic, multi-dimensional sound.
  • Calibrate sound to suit your room: Sound Field Optimization calibrates the HT-A5000 to your room environment to provide the best sound. Even if you move the soundbar from the main room to a bedroom, the HT-A5000 will adapt the sound to fit your space.
  • High Quality Audio: The 5.1.2ch HT-A5000 is packed with class leading technology for all-dimensional immersive sound and voice clarity. X-Balanced speaker units minimize distortion while the up-firing speakers and beam tweeters fill the room to give an ultra-immersive listening experience.
  • High quality video passthrough: The HT-A5000 is equipped with 8K and 4K/120 passthrough to support the latest video formats including Dolby Vision. From vivid visuals to smoother, clearer movement for responsive video game play, the HT-A5000 has you covered.
  • Immerse yourself in supreme music quality: Enjoy music the way the artists truly intended with High-Resolution Audio for crystal clear precision or discover a new way of listening with 360 Reality Audio for a truly immersive live concert or studio session experience.
  • Get fuller, richer sound with optional equipment: Two subwoofer choices (SA-SW3, SA-SW5) and a set of rear speakers (SA-RS3S) are optional equipment designed to help you enhance the immersion of your content. The subwoofer and rear speaker automatically pair to the HT-A5000 once they are powered on.
  • Effortless Control and Immersion with BRAVIA XR TV's: With an integrated UI, home theater system settings automatically appear on the BRAVIA Quick Settings menu for easy control of sound modes, sound field, and volume.
  • Easy UI and setup: An OLED front panel display is on the soundbar for quick viewing of the volume level, sound mode or input. The HT-A5000 is almost ready to go straight out of the box. Simply plug it in, connect to your TV using the HDMI eARC connection and power on or connect wirelessly to the TV.
  • Easy Listening: It’s never been easier to listen to your favorite tracks. The HT-A5000 supports audio streaming via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, and Apple AirPlay 2
  • Voice Assistant Compatibility: Connect to your home’s other devices with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa
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  • Review by ZBMILLER, 10 out of 10
    Audio immersed

    I got this soundbar set up with the SA-SW5 Subwoofer and SA-RS3S Rear Speakers.

    The soundbar itself was very easy to set up, plugged the Soundbar into an eARC port on my TV and used the HDMI plugin on the soundbar to plug my gaming console in. Once powered on and I switched to the input, I followed the prompts to add the soundbar to my Wi-Fi, pair and update the subwoofer and rear speakers. During the setup process the soundbar ran a sound field optimization which played multiple tones from the various speakers to give the system the optimal sound setup for my space!

    With the soundbar setup using eARC on my TV I can easily modify the volume of the soundbar using TVs remote. Thge menus are pretty straight forward in the soundbars menu. Watch gives you TV or HDMI option, which is the HDMI that plays directly attached to the soundbar. Listen gives you multiple options for audio, I mostly stuck to spotify so far in this section, the built-in Chromecast is a nice convenience. While setup gives you the choice to run through the setup wizard or change individual settings in sections such as Audio, HDMI, Network or System update.

    I've become accustom to those boxed subwoofer experience that I wasn't thinking about it too much when loading up a movie as my first audio experience with this sound system. I started up Free Guy just to compare to my previous soundbar, as I watched it recently while that was setup. The Sony HT-A5000 paired with the subwoofer and rear speakers blew my old sound system away! And that was streaming UHD with Dolby Atmos, I ended up sitting and watching the whole movie (not just because it was a great movie) because the audio experience was much more immersive and sounded like a true home theater experience.

    A few days later I picked up a few UHD movies on Blu-ray with the holiday sales starting. I started to watch Scott Pilgrim and was loving, not only, the sound of the system in the fights but the music during the band segments also. The immersive audio experience was great also, in that movie there is a part during a fight where the evil ex vanishes and they are trying to tell where the next attack would come from, and you can hear the voice echoing around you elevating the experience.

    Music is great also, this has become my go to speaker to blast music from while completing chores around the house. I can easily cast from Spotify and control the song from my phone.

    I have yet to use the soundbar alone, I have used it paired with the additional speakers and sub the whole time. The soundbar remote does have individual volume controls for the Subwoofer and Rear speakers also. The whole system is great, but the soundbar is the star that brings it all together!

    I am looking forward to picking up more UHD movies during the holiday sales to enjoy the most out of this Soundbar!

    Nov 20, 2021 00:07
  • Review by JinOH, 8 out of 10
    Thin & wide, nice channel separation

    Lot bigger sound than any slim soundbar should be capable of. If you feed a quality Dolby/DTS signal to the HT-A5000. You will definitely hear far more audio separation (left, right, center plus REAL Atmos height speakers) in the shows, movies and certain music content. Most shows and movies have the bulk of dialog feeding the center speaker. I was very happy that the voices are clear and not muddied by the other channels/speakers that can sometimes have the dialog shared among all front speakers in a soundbar. I can clearly hear the vocals on prime time shows and films. Also pleased that the surround sound that is happening in the background is also very directional to its location on screen. Even movies are more immersive when the action on screen moves around and the sound is also being reflected on various surfaces in the room I setup in.

    If you only buy the soundbar, it is more than capable for watching tv and movies for a very enjoyable sound experience. However, I do think on its own there was not quite enough bass from the soundbar alone when viewing action content. I would note that Sony does make a few options to add additional speakers for the rear and a subwoofer that can make a complete surround sound package. And all additional speakers can wirelessly be connected to the soundbar. Just plug them into a wall outlet and run the "easy setup" sound setting on the soundbar. All without speaker wires. Fantastic and simple.

    Its a great soundbar on its own. If you want the fullest movie experience, like I did. I would recommend adding SA-SW5 (subwoofer) and SA-RS3S (rear left and rear right speakers). All together it makes a seamless sound profile that can be easily setup with the setting in the soundbar. Soundbar will even send audio tones to all the speakers to configure the acoustics of the room to get the peak performance out of the room you are listening in.

    Nov 22, 2021 18:16
  • Review by BryBryJ, 10 out of 10
    My new favorite sound bar

    The Sony HT-A5000 is my new favorite soundbar and an upgrade from my old soundbar/home theater system. This soundbar is nothing short of an amazing all-in-one 5.1.2 sound system. It has 5 internal speakers (3 front facing and 2 upward facing), a built-in subwoofer, and built-in tweeters. It has Sony's 3D Soundfield technology, Dolby-Atmos, and DTS-X. In 2022 through an update there is going to be PS5 3D-Audio compatibility, which as a gamer is a big plus for me. This design makes it a perfect do-all soundbar for those that want an immersive theater experience and a minimalist aesthetic without having to buy extra sound equipment or figure out cable management. I tested it with my 75" LG Nano90 using my PS5 to play a 4K UHD copy of Terminator 2 (one of the best movies ever btw). The set up was easy and when connected to the HDMI eARC offers a whole home menu that displays controls, different audio/music outputs, and audio settings. This was something that took me a while to get used to since my previous soundbar didn't have this and I really like this amount of control. I wish I could post the videos I took because my review doesn't do it justice. The sound quality is amazing with just the soundbar alone, the bass of the internal subwoofer was very good considering its size, and the surround sound field gives me an immersive and booming movie viewing or gaming experience. For those that want to take their experience even further, find the bass or tweeters just not booming enough for their viewing experience/space Sony has a compatible Sub and Two-Tweeter set, but they're pretty pricey. I love my Sony HT-A5000 soundbar and absolutely look forward to showing it off on movie nights, gaming hangouts, or game day viewing parties with my friends and family.

    Nov 15, 2021 02:02
  • Review by bckrupps37, 10 out of 10
    Wow what an upgrade

    The difference between a $500 soundbar set and a $2000 soundbar set? More than words can describe. Exceeded my expectations by a mile. I mounted and connected the soundbar and also added the rear surround sound speakers and the wireless subwoofer. The onscreen menu on the soundbar is excellent. Allows you to tune, customize and do software updates right on the TV easily. As far as sound goes my old unit was a $500 set and I really liked it until I tried this one. The specs can all be looked up so this review is on the sound quality which is excellent. We have a large living room with wood floors and sound was exactly as claimed. The room was just filled with clarity, bass and sound effects I didn’t know existed. Paired with our OLED TV I can’t imagine any reason to go to a movie theater. This is much better. Mounting was simple. 2 brackets and a couple screws and a level. Remote also works great and arc has been fine so far. This is a definite buy especially if you add the wireless speakers and a subwoofer and these I consider needed for rooms larger than a bedroom to get the full effects.

    Nov 17, 2021 09:24
  • Review by Ganlie, 8 out of 10
    An immersive sound

    TV: Sony XBR-75X850D

    Wireless Rear Speaker: RS3S

    Soundbar: Sony HTA5000

    Wireless Subwoofer: SW3

    Apple TV 4K 2021

    Let me start by explaining my previous set up. I have a 4 or 5 years old Sony Bravia 4K TV that’s connected to Yamaha 5.1 channel system. This model allowed me to place the rear speakers in the front, and supposedly created the 5.1 surround system. It was not. So when I start setting up this soundbar, I really have no baseline standard. But let me start by saying that setting up this soundbar is very easy. Maybe the fact that I also have a Sony TV helps.

    Originally, I connected the soundbar to TV HDMI ARC and connected Apple TV 4K 2021 model directly to my TV. This is a not an ideal set up because I learned that I needed an eARC HDMI connection to take advantage of Apple TV Dolby Atmos/Dolby Vision feature, which unfortunately, my old TV doesn’t have. Reading the manual again, I figured out that it is possible to connect my Apple TV directly to the soundbar to take the full advantage of the speaker. Unfortunately, the soundbar only has one more extra HDMI, which left me with no choice except to connect my 4K player directly to the TV – again, not ideal. I really wish this soundbar has more than one extra HDMI so I can connect more devices directly into it.

    So let’s dive in to the sound itself. The soundbar is equipped with up firing speakers and beam tweeters, together with built-in subwoofer. Trying out the dolby vision and the 360 reality audio (made specifically by Sony) for the first time directly from the speaker, I could hear the sound being projected all around me. It was a very impressive, big sound from a soundbar measuring at 47 ¾ x 2 ¾ and 5 5/8 inch. However, adding Sony SW3 subwoofer and 2 Sony wireless RS3S rear speakers create an even bigger, all-encompassing surround sound that you don’t usually get from a soundbar. Playing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom scene where the dinosaurs were running away from the volcano eruption was quite an immersive experience. I also enjoyed the sound of racing cars coming from my left and right during the racing scene in Ford v Ferrari. And to be honest, even when playing out the scene from Interstellar from the 4K player connected directly to the TV, I could feel my heart racing and still jumped at several “scary” scenes involving explosion and space travels. This is a “small” speaker that is ready to compete with “big” speakers. Listening and watching these movies put me right at the center of the action itself. And that’s probably the best way to describe it. It’s like you are in this enclosed space where the sound is coming at you from all directions. It’s pretty impressed.

    I also got the chance to try out Amazon 360 reality audio. While impressive in sound, I am more impressed with the HD sound from the likes of Taylor Swift and The Weeknd album (which is supposed to be playing in Dolby Atmos- not 360 reality audio). Playing Marjorie from Evermore album, I could feel my hair standing up because it felt like I was “inside” the song. All the instruments and her voice were all around me. It was quite impressive. Unfortunately, this sound is only available if you have Amazon HD, Deezer, Nugs.Net and Tidal. No Apple Music, although you can still use Airplay with this speaker.

    You also have Bluetooth and WIFi options to connect multiple devices to this soundbar. You can connect to Google or Alexa devices to this speaker to control your home devices. The speaker is also able to connect to Apple devices using Airplay2. While airplay connection is necessary for people who have Apple products, playing music from Amazon HD (if you have that subscription) is the way to go to fully experience the HD or 360 sounds.

    While the soundbar itself maybe enough to experience a full immersive sound, consider at least getting subwoofer and possible the rear speaker. Because of the room where we place our TV, which is not enclosed in 4 walls, adding the additional subwoofer and rear speakers really elevate the sound even more. But if budget is one of the factors, the soundbar by itself will give you an impressive sound for your home entertainment.

    4 Stars for the limited direct HDMI connections to the subwoofer.

    Nov 21, 2021 14:32
  • Review by TechNinja, 10 out of 10
    A full sound experience

    The Sony HT-A5000 Soundbar is quite the machine. I will give a disclosure; I have only used this soundbar with the optional Sony rear speakers and subwoofer. I imagine this soundbar on its own would still sound great. However, with the add on equipment it sounds mind bogglingly incredible. When you consider how simple this system is to setup, how minimalist it is and how well it blends into your room, this is hard to compete with. I am coming from a $700 soundbar with rear speakers and subwoofer as well so it’s a reasonable question to ask: “what does the extra $1200 or so get me?”. Well, to my surprise its basically incomparable. This system is on a whole other level. The sound stage it produces it just unbelievable, you won’t believe it comes from such a small form. The Dolby Atmos feature can be hit or miss depending on your room. My living room is a rectangle with a nice flat ceiling, about 10ft tall. The Atmos feature for me has been a game changer. It seems to depend heavily on the title you are watching too. The good news is most new action/thriller/exciting movie supports it. Also, most streaming services are supporting it as well. It’s kind of like the early days of HD or even 4K. The adopting has been slow, but if you are jumping in now, there’s plenty of titles for you to enjoy. The other good news is that Dolby Atmos is not necessary to enjoy the quality of this system. Even if you are watching a good old fashion movie, its phenomenal. If you are thinking about getting this soundbar, strongly consider adding the rear speakers and the subwoofer. If you already have the soundbar and are reading this review trying to decide whether you should add the rear speakers or sub, then just do it. The system as a whole will transform your experience.

    Nov 19, 2021 21:48
  • Review by flaminpencil, 10 out of 10
    An powerful soundbar w/ the right calibration

    This is overall an incredibly amazing sound bar that greatly exceeded my expectations. The digital display on the front is a nice QoL touch that I didn't think I'd actually need until now, and you can really feel the bass despite that it's a built-in subwoofer. It also comes with a built-in Chromecast which is handy for casting music to the sound bar, much more convenient than bluetooth imo. If you do use bluetooth, know that it does support LDAC for HD audio. Comes also with a Night mode, for flattening volume range a bit, and with a dialogue enhancer for TV shows, which has helped with speech clarity, though you definitely will want to turn it off for music as it will overheighten the midrange. It's also a massive sound bar, something to watch out for if space is a concern, bigger than the width of my X85J 43' TV, but with big sounds to match.

    I've seen reviews from other websites stating that this soundbar can sound a little weak or flat on the surround sound side, and I thought so too at first until I discovered that you can actually manually calibrate the speakers. The calibration gives you "test tones" that let you hear how every individual speaker sounds a step at a time, and this allows you manually adjust their decibel and their focus distance. So after a good 20 minutes of tape measuring and tone balancing, the surround sound went from "okay" to the most immersive thing I've ever experienced. Even the upfiring speakers sound A LOT better now. The sound bar now completely blows every sound bar I've ever used and I've used many. While there is an automatic calibration, you definitely will want to spend some time with the manual calibration to really get the kind of sound you want for your ears. I'm considering adding the rear wireless speakers and the higher watt subwoofer on my next paycheck to make it a full 7.1.2 experience (or is it 7.2.2?).

    Besides movies, it's also been really amazing for music. The DSEE does an excellent job upscaling lower quality audio. Many music streaming services offer a free service but with reduced bitrate. The DSEE makes those reduced bitrate audio sound much higher in quality, to the point that I'm not even sure I need to subscribe anymore. My wife who initially said I was wasting money on the HT-A5000 is now constantly casting her music to it instead of the Samsung and LG ones we also own in our other rooms. I've enjoyed my weeks of gloating.

    My main con for this sound bar is the lack of a proper equalizer. While the sound so far is really good, I do wish I could tweak some of the bands a bit.

    Nov 22, 2021 20:20
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    HUGE AUDIO ENHANCEMENT

    The HT-A5000 Sounder was a MASSIVE upgrade that continuously has blown me away (all pun intended).

    After learning that I had the opportunity to review this soundbar, I immediately went to best buy to purchase a brand new Sony Bravia XR X90J TV which I used to review. Since this isn't a review for the TV I will just say this....the TV is amazing and I think you should go and buy it.

    The unboxing experience/setup experience.

    Unboxing the soundbar was extremely easy and seamless to unbox. Everything was well packaged and organized. It took me roughly 5 minutes to unbox and plug/setup the soundbar. The thing that impressed me the most was actually how quickly the soundbar paired to my Sony Bravia TV. It immediately recognized it and started the pairing process and spatial audio process. I plugged in my rear speakers and subwoofer and the Bravia software immediately recognized each product and included these in set up. This was incredible to me and worked exceptionally well. The other thing that I really love about the pairing; The soundbar will switch from TV output to soundbar output immediately upon turn on and its extremely easy to switch back to the TV. The software is intelligent enough to tell you at the bottom of the screen that it is doing so...I love that.

    The Sound:

    The sound that this product offers is amazing. It can get exceptionally loud and will not sound tiny. When watching a Dolby Atmos movie the sound quality is impressive. It is a massive upgrade for anyones viewing experience. I love how well the rear speakers and subwoofer pair with the soundbar and the experience is multiplied.

    I do have one minor complaint with the soundbar (and it may be because I haven't figured out how to do it yet). The soundbar will not indicate when Atmos is being utilized.

    Overall:

    I would rate the soundbar a 9.5/10. It really is amazing and I think it is a must buy for anyone who wants to enhance their TV viewing experience.

    Nov 22, 2021 13:47
  • 8.8score
    Insignia™ - 2.0-Channel Mini Soundbar - Black
    Description

    Improve your music-listening experience with this Insignia 2.0-Channel Mini Soundbar. The Optical (does not include cable), RCA or 3.5mm audio supports seamless connection to your television, while Bluetooth technology lets you wirelessly stream audio from a smartphone or tablet. This Insignia 2.0-Channel Mini Soundbar has a remote control for easy use, and the digital amplifier improves audio quality.

    5 Features
  • Bluetooth music streaming: Makes it easy to enjoy tracks stored on a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device (not included).
  • Volume control: Lets you find a comfortable listening level.
  • Sleek appearance: Small and compact to fit in tight spaces. Recommended for TV’s 32” or under.
  • Three different sound modes (Theater, News and Standard).: Help optimize your audio.
  • Remote control: Enables simple operation from a distance.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SteveL, 8 out of 10
    Title: Improve your TV’s audio experience!

    Bottom line: If you need to give your TV’s audio a boost and space is an issue, the Insignia 2.0-Channel Mini Soundbar is for you.

    Pros: compact size, easy to use, decent sound for its size and price

    Cons: no HDMI input, does not include optical audio cable, always-on status light, button placement

    Review: The Insignia 2.0-Channel Mini Soundbar is the perfect size to boost your audio experience if space is an issue. At 2.4” high and 15.8” wide, you’ll have no problem placing this under a small TV (it fits perfectly under my 24” monitor). Setup is pretty straightforward. The soundbar has two physical inputs: RCA and optical, although inside the box you’ll only find a RCA cable (along with a 3.5mm RCA adapter). Connect the cables, plug it in, and you should be hearing audio in a matter of minutes.

    Switching inputs is easy using either a button on the soundbar or the remote. A status light on the center of the bar indicates which input is currently selected (e.g., green for RCA, pink for optical, blue for Bluetooth, the latter which is easy to pair). The remote also allows you to select from three listening modes: standard, theatre, and news, the latter which boosts dialogue and voices.

    I’ve owned several home theatre systems including a couple of mid to high-end 2.1 soundbar systems, and the mini soundbar has surprisingly good audio for its size and price. There’s decent separation of the 2 channels at an appropriate listening distance, and it does a pretty good job filling a small room with sound (definitely use theatre mode over standard). Keep in mind, though, that this soundbar can’t - and isn’t designed - to replace a bigger system. Highs and lows, especially when listening to music, don’t come across very well, so you end up with that muddled midrange listening experience common on budget systems. Still, it’s a huge improvement over built-in TV speakers.

    Unfortunately, since it’s a budget soundbar, there is no HDMI ARC, so you’ll have to use the included RCA cables or, preferably, pick up a digital optical cable, although the fact that one isn’t included is somewhat frustrating. Last, I have two issues with the design. First, which is one of my pet peeves with soundbars, is the always-on status light. I find a big glowing dot on a soundbar to be distracting in a darkened room, and there’s no way to dim or turn off the light on this unit. Second, the onboard buttons are on the right side of the soundbar, which makes them less useful, since I’m using the bar on a desk.

    Oct 10, 2019 20:25
  • Review by Maka, 8 out of 10
    It’s pretty good

    I managed to get this on sale so to me it was really worth the price. The reason I gave it 4/5 stars is because of the audio cords. Every now and then you start hearing feed back when it’s on. Which is awful. I have to turn it off and move the cords around gently just barely touching them to find the right spot turn it back on and see if the feedback stops. If you try and do that when it’s online you will blow your eardrums out from feedback noise. I never bump or move my cords so I don’t know why it keeps happening every few weeks after owning it for about 3 months. But I can always solve the problem. I think the audio cords are just super low quality or sensitive….

    As for the positives the sound quality is great I do feel like it is kind of quiet like if you were to buy this to watch a loud movie at home hoping you’re getting a movie theatre quality of sound. You won’t. It’s definitely good enough for a PC but I find myself almost always at 80-100 on the volume. It’s a decent size to hide for a PC set up as well. I don’t like the look of those old 90s looking dual speakers for computers so I’d say this is worth it. I think they could afford to take it down by at least 10$ though. And there’s always a light on which can bother some people. Red when off and green when on. It also auto turns off if there’s no sound playing for like 10(?) minutes which might annoy people as well. The side buttons are conveniently hidden and are nice.

    Jul 26, 2021 11:34
  • Review by Helpmehelputoodotcom, 10 out of 10
    Compact and modern

    I knew I needed another soundbar but I thought I wanted something with bass that I could really feel. Much to my surprise this smaller speaker was exactly what I needed. Just enough bass for my neighbors not to complain but the best part is multiple ways to connect. It has a USB port that will play music you have downloaded on it. Just plug the USB in and you have hours of listening without the need of a CD or other media player. I love it!

    May 17, 2020 20:42
  • Review by ManCave, 10 out of 10
    Soundbar fixed my 4K Smart TV!

    It works perfectly for the Xbox game (Forza Horizon 4) I've been playing. Suddenly I can hear more highs and bass sounds from the cars and music. Very pleased!

    Dec 11, 2020 17:27
  • Review by MistarDoyle, 8 out of 10
    Just bought this for my small bedroom

    The speakers on my tv aren’t the best as it’s a 9yo tv so I wanted a budged sound bar. I paid 53 bucks for it so I wasn’t expecting a lot but it looks and feels like it’s at least 200$ which really surprises me. The bass is kind of nonexistent like I expected but the quality is really good! I would definitely recommend this to anyone with a small cheap tv that needs sound it’s the perfect size for my little setup i have

    Aug 08, 2020 17:42
  • Review by Samsunggoesoverthetop, 10 out of 10
    Value and service from Best Buy

    Excellent sound bar size for in front of 27 inch gaming screen.

    Oct 30, 2021 08:51
  • Review by Johnnyboy84, 10 out of 10
    A nice revision to an already good product.

    I was in need of an upgrade for my computers sound system. And had been searching for something comparable to the Sound bar mini by insignia and lo and behold recently Insignia released an updated model.

    I am a fan of Insignia brand audio and video equipment. I have soundbars, televisions, and headphones. While some of the video offerings have been hit and miss I have yet to run into any negative experiences with the audio equipment I have from them. So with that out of the way lets go ahead and start this review.

    ::General Impressions::

    Upon opening the box you will find the soundbar along with the basic audio connections. It has a single optical port and an RCA connection. You will also find a USB port which was not there in the first generation model. The following is included remote, batteries, RCA to 3.5mm jack.

    This is not one of the more expensive models on the market it will play your audio and it will sound much better than what most television sets are capable of putting out. And I am more than okay with that so far so good. On to the next part of the review.

    ::Pros & Cons::

    Pros:

    - Bigger than the previous gen

    - Much easier to wall mount or mount to a bracket

    - Better sound quality in comparison to the previous gen

    - Better remote control

    - Controls are on the right side of the unit and are easy to press

    Cons:

    - Optical cable not included

    ::General thoughts::

    As I stated earlier having owned the previous gen sound bar It has grown on me. But I am really liking this newer model. It is easier to use because on the first gen the controls were very mushy and not clicky enough if that makes any sense and they were mounted on the top of the sound bar. They were not all that easy to press if you could not locate your remote.

    I like how it is much easier to mount the sound bar to the wall or bracket under the television. In my case I prefer to use it for my PC. It is currently hooked up to my PC and Nintendo Switch. The sound is great for my needs it has a richer sound and clarity thanks to the larger profile of the soundbar. Bluetooth clarity is just as good and I am happy with that as well. It is awesome for listening to music while I am doing some cleaning in my bedroom.

    ::TL:DR::

    If you are in search of a soundbar that does not take up a whole lot of room, is easy to use, and mount and plays bluetooth audio then give this soundbar a shot. It isn't uber expensive and will do what all the others can do at a fraction of the cost. Almost forgot to mention don't forget to change the audio settings to PCM if you are using the optical connection. Otherwise you won't hear anything or it will sound choppy.

    Oct 22, 2019 12:45
  • Review by PartagasD4, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for your patio.

    Using this bad boy with my outdoor set up. Doing the job and more. Can’t beat the price.

    Jul 17, 2020 16:14
  • 8.6score
    LG 5.1 Channel High-Res Audio Soundbar with DTS Virtual:X - Black
    Description

    LG partnered with Meridian Audio to bring you powerful sound that you will feel. DTS Virtual:X delivers multi-dimensional audio that puts you at the heart of the action.

    8 Features
  • 5.1ch | 440W: Stay In. Turn it Up Entertain your ears with 440W of Meridian audio delivering multi-dimensional immersive sound to snuggle up to.
  • DTS Virtual X: Immerse Yourself in the Movies You Love Hear every detail. Transform any movie, TV show or playlist into an immersive, multidimensional audio experience. DTS Virtual:X envelops the listener with Virtual Height and Virtual Surround channels, plus enhanced bass and crystal clear dialogue.
  • Meridian Advanced Sound Technologies: Better sound together LG partnered with Meridian Technology, pioneers of High-Res Audio, to deliver a wide soundstage with quality ear-level sound.
  • High Resolution Audio (24bit / 96kHz): A More Lifelike Listening Experience High-Res Audio sounds closer to the real thing. Enjoy stunning audio resolution — closer to the original sound.
  • Wireless Surround Ready: Expand Your Sound Easily connect surround sound speakers via Wi-Fi for audio that comes from all sides – putting you in the action.
  • 24 Bit Upsampling: Elevate What Your Hear Your sound bar automatically converts lower-resolution audio to a 24-bit format — the standard for high-resolution audio. Your favorite songs have never sounded better.
  • TV Sound Mode Share (2021): Sounds Like A Perfect Match Pair with new LG TVs to enjoy the full potential of your TV's sound engine by outputting the AI Sound Pro technology through the sound bar speakers for audio enhancements.
  • Design (Sound Bar 2021): The Difference is in the Details A sound bar aesthetic that complements both your TV and home decor. Stylish wood-tone side panels, elevated controls, and premium fabric make this a speaker that looks as good as it sounds.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by 720pto4K, 8 out of 10
    Many sound. Much volumes

    2 weeks in, seems fine. Not sure if the sub is putting out as much volume as it's supposed to??? Also, if your TV audio output isn't set to PCM, several settings on this don't work correctly, so keep that in mind.

    I've sat and toggled the output on the TV between the onboard speakers and this system and it's literally a whole different solarsystem of sounds quality, so make sure you pick this (or similar) up with your new 4K.

    Jul 29, 2021 11:44
  • Review by Vizio65, 10 out of 10
    Sound bar greatly increases audio quality.

    Most TVs do not have that great a sound system, mostly because internal space dictates. Adding this sound bar greatly increased the audio quality, especially the base. You can add wireless rear speakers if you desire. The other major improvement was the voice clarity. There is a dedicated center speaker which makes voices stand out more. I am very pleased with this purchase.

    Oct 23, 2021 14:58
  • Review by MovieBuffy, 10 out of 10
    Great sound bar for the money

    outstanding sound bar. was awesomely easy to setup and use

    The wife had to tell me so many times to lower the volume!!!!

    Just having the time of my life, just for info Top Gun movie is really great on these speakers!!!!

    Nov 05, 2021 21:00
  • Review by Wander, 6 out of 10
    Good but not I was looking for

    So this sound bar was good, I returned it because I was expecting more out of a 5.1 sound bar. Honestly I think anyone looking for decent sound would be happy with this but it just wasn’t as full sounding as I would have hoped, so I upgraded to the LG Sp9ya

    Jun 05, 2021 11:43
  • Review by Adii, 8 out of 10
    Sounds good

    It sounds good, but it’s kinda small for my living room, so I would be upgrading it Pretty soon and move this to smaller room.

    Oct 15, 2021 20:03
  • Review by Daboy, 6 out of 10
    Need help

    Overall sound is great i bought the sp8ks seperate but i noticed that my soundbar center speaker is very loud but my front speakers have no sound my soundbar side speakers are loud but my two fronts have no audio? Does it not come with 3 speakers up front? One center & two on the side & by side i dont mean the side of the soundbar i mean the front of soundbar left and right

    Oct 11, 2021 18:49
  • Review by SpecOps, 10 out of 10
    Excellent sound

    Really nice sound. Supplements the weaker TV speakers. Works very well with the LG SPK*-S rear speakers.

    Oct 27, 2021 19:34
  • Review by Amm12, 10 out of 10
    Excellent LG soundbar

    Am excellent LG soundbar that has really brought my OLED tv to life.

    Nov 09, 2021 07:27
  • 8.6score
    Toshiba - 2.1-Channel Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer and Digital Amplifier - Black
    Description

    Enhance the audio of your television with this Toshiba sound bar. The DSP function subwoofer produces bold low tones to increase the depth of sound, and the speakers are placed laterally to distribute audio throughout a room. This Toshiba sound bar is equipped with Bluetooth, so you can stream music wirelessly from a mobile device.

    6 Features
  • 60W total output power (15W x 2; 30W subwoofer): Provides dynamic sound.
  • Wireless subwoofer: For deep, powerful bass.
  • Bluetooth music streaming: Makes it easy to enjoy tracks stored on a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device (not included).
  • Sleek appearance: Fits seamlessly along most HDTVs for a streamlined look.
  • Inputs: Includes 1 HDMI, 1 Toslink and 1 mini jack.
  • Remote: Enables simple operation from a distance.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by jmwkcmo, 10 out of 10
    Surprisingly Great, Toshiba Fanboy

    I have geek soft spot for Toshiba and was feared that my purchase decision was driven more by nostalgia than wisdom. What a relief to not be disappointed. In true old school Toshiba style, it is simple and to the point with quality that exceeds expectations. Well constructed, simple, modern, compact and practical design, easy setup, meet-nearly-all-your-needs connection options (HDMI CEC/ARC, Optical, Analog, Bluetooth, Coax Digital) and, most importantly, and most surpisingly, simple, great, pure sound--better than my Yamaha YAS 107, likely partly due to the dedicated [wireless] subwoofer (which connected seemlessly, automatically), but it seems to be more than just the subwoofer. Disclaimer: I have it setup in a small, 12 x 10, somewhat echo-ey/resonant, high-ceilinged, wood-floored, plaster-walled room. I am also a fan of the small remote...less waste when, with proper HDMI, you shouldn't need it. Only downsides: My TV is old (2012, simple Toshiba) and doesn't have ARC HDMI, so I need the remote, but am glad it is small. Also, it does not have Dolby sound...but I am thinking with only 2.1 speakers, does Dolby even make since? Again, simple. Smart choices to make a quality, affordable product. Thank you, Toshiba; you got this one right. Don't Fade Away.

    Oct 23, 2021 08:01
  • Review by Stev3n, 10 out of 10
    Works as it should!

    I search people review on Youtube. This sound bar has the sound theatric that I am looking for. And the price is good.

    Aug 27, 2020 23:21
  • Review by Doowops, 6 out of 10
    I have to believe there are better ones.

    Like most flat screen TVs, the speakers are in the back which made it difficult to hear without blasting the thing. I found myself rewinding to actually hear the dialogue so I bought this Soundbar.

    Every time I turn on the TV, the volume is set to low so I have to raise it. EVERY TIME! Also, I can barely hear the Subwoofer. Don't know if it is broke or not so I don't use it at all. Kind of a waste but, at least, I can hear the Soundbar.

    Jul 10, 2020 15:50
  • Review by Ronnie, 10 out of 10
    Theater effect.

    Works excellent with my Toshiba fire stick 4k smart tv.

    Oct 18, 2020 20:54
  • Review by kruzic, 10 out of 10
    Great purchase. Meets needs

    Serves purpose well. We can now hear our TV (before we had volume turned up and could barely hear what people were saying and then the music was really loud). This evened out sound.

    Jun 27, 2020 14:47
  • Review by AHCHUUU, 10 out of 10
    great

    love it.if you want consistent bass,use the movie setting.

    May 30, 2020 07:50
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Good budget speakers

    These are one of the best budget soundboard you can find without paying a lot.

    Mar 22, 2020 15:38
  • Review by Drik, 10 out of 10
    Toshiba Sound Bar

    Just received it, and hooked it up to my Tv. Good quality, would recommend and a great deal for a brand name.

    Sep 26, 2017 02:42
  • 8.4score
    Insignia™ - 2.0-Channel Soundbar - Black
    Description

    If your home theater system could use a boost, look no further than the Insignia NS-HTSB22 2.0-Channel Soundbar. This dual-channel system amplifies your TV’s existing audio and boosts your TV or music-listening experience. The soundbar provides multiple hookup options, including HDMI, Digital Optical, 3.5 mm AUX and USB. Or use Bluetooth to wirelessly sync your soundbar to another Bluetooth-enabled device. Three audio modes give you the flexibility to experience the best audio regardless of what you’re listening to. IR remote learning functionality lets you teach your soundbar functions from another remote, such as that from your TV. It’s wall mountable and includes all the hardware necessary, plus both an optical cable and 3.5 mm cable, meaning you can set up this soundbar right out of the box. Don’t put off improving your new home theater system!

    9 Features
  • Improve your home theater system: Enjoy incredible audio and enhance your TV watching, movie viewing or music listening experience with 40 W of total power.
  • 2.0-channel system: Left and right channels work together to amplify and improve your TV’s existing sound.
  • Multiple hookup options: Connect to your TV using an HDMI connection, and connect an additional audio source through the digital optical jack, 3.5 mm AUX jack, USB port or Bluetooth.
  • Connect with Bluetooth: Wirelessly connect to a Bluetooth audio source, such as a smartphone or tablet, to play audio through your soundbar. Device memory automatically pairs to your last connected device.
  • 3 audio modes: Standard, Theater and News modes give you the optimal audio listening experience.
  • Easy remote control: Use HDMI ARC and CEC technology to control your soundbar with your TV remote. Or you can even teach your included soundbar remote functions from another remote, using the IR remote learning functionality (not all remotes are compatible).
  • Wall mountable: Includes the hardware you need to mount this soundbar to the wall and help save space.
  • Cables included: Includes a 6 ft. (1.8 m) optical cable and a 6 ft. (1.8 m) 3.5 mm audio cable for use right out of the box. (Note: HDMI cable not included.)
  • USB support: Play WAV audio files through your soundbar with a connected USB device.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Shiloh, 10 out of 10
    Not a huge audiophile, BUT

    I just got my new soundbar set up and I have to say, I'm more impressed than I thought I'd be. I would definitely recommend this for a medium-sized bedroom. I keep it locked in Theater mode and the dynamics sound super good. I'm already noticing little sounds in my video games and movies that I've never noticed before.

    When I purchased this soundbar, it was about $50, not including tax. I'm seeing that the listing price is increasing slowly, but for what I got it for, I think it's a pretty good deal. I might drag it out to the living room sometimes for movie night. I do appreciate how many connection options it comes with for the price, and that the company was so kind as to include the necessary cables. I chose to use my neglected Optical Audio port for this soundbar.

    All in all, a pretty good unit for $50. I'm not sure if I would spend much more on it than what I did. If you're an audiophile, it probably won't impress you, but it brings out sounds well and seems to be pretty sturdy. Just make sure you have enough space for it.

    Apr 07, 2021 13:00
  • Review by Deebrown921, 8 out of 10
    Definitely a good buy

    I was surprised to find that this is a pretty decent basic sound bar for the price. Set up was challenging at first compared to my other soundbar and the remote took some getting used to. But the features like a HDMI connection, Bluetooth and the onboard control buttons are great for the price. I’d recommend this for anyone needing to improve TV sound in a small to medium room.

    Sep 22, 2021 09:47
  • Review by Steve, 10 out of 10
    Great sound bar!

    This really is a nice quality sound bar, especially for the price. Needed something for my smart board in my school classroom, as the speakers were not clear and the kids could not understand videos very well. Added this bar and it is amazing! Plenty of volume, and sits right in the ledge under the monitor. Great addition to my classroom!

    Sep 22, 2021 06:40
  • Review by SassySchelle, 10 out of 10
    Nice quality sound bar

    It’s easy to set up and sounds great. It’s pretty loud in my 2 bdrm/2 bth apt. I have it in our bedroom, on my new, 55” Insignia 4K Fire TV.

    Jul 24, 2021 14:34
  • Review by TheoneIvebeenwaitingfor, 10 out of 10
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    Bought this in order to boost sound volume of my tv during my treadmill workouts (I’m old with some hearing loss and my tv basic volume is weak). This sound bar met my expectations. I cannot comment on sound quality due to my hearing loss but at least I can now follow the dialog. I’m pleased.

    Mar 12, 2021 20:37
  • Review by Bornin55, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Soundbar

    High quality for the price, using outside for my outdoor theater

    Jul 16, 2021 16:22
  • Review by Sild, 8 out of 10
    Sound bar

    Is ok for the price, Sound good.What else can I say for this , is not a better sound just ok sound.

    Oct 22, 2021 18:58
  • Review by JayM, 6 out of 10
    Its Just Okay

    This is by no means the highest end soundbar, nor should you expect it to be. It has okay sound, though at times it can be echoey and slightly distorted. I have also noticed on a few occasions that it has disconnected from my TV or vise versa, despite it being directly connected via HDMI.

    If I were to purchase another soundbar, I would most likely go with a higher priced one and not compromise on sound quality.

    Does it suffice and enhance the general TV's sound, yes, does it do wonders from the entertainment experience, no.

    Apr 26, 2021 00:40
  • 8.2score
    VIZIO - 5.1-Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and DTS:X - Dark Charcoal
    Description

    The VIZIO 5.1 Sound Bar redefines how you experience sound. With 6 total speakers, this sound bar upgrades your home theater experience and delivers crystal clear dialogue thanks to its dedicated center speaker. The included wireless subwoofer adds booming bass, and the two rear surround speakers enhance your entertainment experience with truly immersive surround sound. Upgrade your audio with performance that delivers up to 101dB of sound, or as loud as a motorcycle. With DTS Virtual:X sound enhancement, you’ll experience room-filling, floor-toceiling multi-dimensional sound with its immersive effects, like jets flying overhead and rain falling from above. You can also use Bluetooth to connect your phone or any compatible Bluetooth device wirelessly to the VIZIO 5.1 Sound Bar for high quality music streaming. HDMI gives you the highest quality audio available and allows you to adjust the sound bar volume seamlessly from your TV remote. With all audio cables included, creating this home theater experience in your home is easy with setup in minutes.

    8 Features
  • Performance: 6 total speakers produce a truly Immersive 5.1 surround sound experience.
  • Wireless Subwoofer: Experience deep, booming bass with the wireless subwoofer.
  • Dedicated Center Speaker: Delivers crystal-clear dialogue so you don’t miss a word
  • Rear Surround Speakers: Experience truly immersive surround sound with speakers placed behind you.
  • DTS Virtual:X: sound enhancement creates room-filling, floor-to-ceiling multi-dimensional sound.
  • HDMI: Highest quality audio and allows control of your sound bar using your TV remote.
  • Bluetooth: Stream music wirelessly from your phone or any compatible Bluetooth® device.
  • Easy Setup: All audio cables Included.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BoomBoom, 8 out of 10
    Good budget or first-time setup

    I bought this to replace an older 36" rca soundbar for my wife's living room (we have his and hers, it's great). I wanted to get her an upgrade, but nothing over the top because I already have a good pioneer elite 9.2 with polks setup in my room.

    I knew from experience that having a center channel would be a game changer, and a center at this price point was the deciding factor in this purchase. Out of the box, the sound is flat. It's just a wall of sound without distinct dialog, like a traditional soundbar. However, after some adjustment, it sounds great. Nice mids, dialog is crisp and clear, the highs are adjustable and not harsh. The sub doesn't get low low, but it gives you the depth you need and blends perfectly with the setup. Without it, this setup would seriously be lacking. It's in a 12x14 room that is pretty open and it does well, but I imagine this thing would perform much better in a closed space.

    The remote is cheap and clicky, but not overly so. The led display is small and needs ambient light to see, but I'm still kind of impressed because there are a decent amount of options. Treble, bass, center volume, subwoofer volume, surround balance and volume, a volume booster, 3 sound modes (best left in movie mode), night mode and others. Impressive in this price range.

    I bought some decent stands for the rears from a large online retailer for less than twenty bucks and they turned out very well. The rears are corded and plug into the wall powered sub which connects wirelessly to the soundbar. Essentially, no wires from front to back, thank goodness. The wire length for the rears is 15~ ft each. The rears include attachable wall brackets.

    You should be aware that while it does accept most inputs and includes the required cables to do so, the surround sound is very limited. You're not going to be getting any true surround or high definition audio such as dolby digital+ or atmos nor should you expect to at this price point. To be fair, most people couldn't tell the difference regardless.

    Overall, the sound quality is great for the money; just have to play with the settings until you get it dialed in for your space. It's so much better than what my wife previously had, and it's honestly better than the Yamaha soundbar in our master that costs twice as much. However, it doesn't come close to competing with a traditional 3k+ setup, so keep your expectations reasonable.

    Sep 01, 2021 21:44
  • Review by WiseBeauty, 8 out of 10
    Great soundbar

    I love the minimalist look of this soundbar. It pairs nicely with my 65” Vizio SmartTv. The bass is loud and the surround sound is phenomenal! Feels like I’m actually in the movie! The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because the soundbar has no sound when I turn my tv on until I press the up button on my tv remote. My husband has a similar set up and I never have to do that on his tv (as soon as I turn on the tv, the soundbar turns on and there’s sound). But, overall, it’s a great soundbar!

    Aug 31, 2021 20:27
  • Review by Logicbass, 10 out of 10
    Best surround system for the price

    I bought this to replace a similar system from samsung. For the price, this system is worth it especially for in home audio set up. The mids and highs are crystal clear, the dynamic bass is so powerful I had to turn that down. I even own the vizio 2.0 channel soundbar with dts:x, I think vizio sound system delivers at a lower price in comparison to their competitors.

    Jul 16, 2021 03:13
  • Review by BRIAN2021, 10 out of 10
    Electronics

    This sound bar is pretty sweet and the subwoofer is banging only thing about this Soundbar the remote LED light is not good

    Aug 01, 2021 10:14
  • Review by Joey, 6 out of 10
    Should be advertised as a 3:1 surround sound

    First of all it’s advertised as a 5.1; 6 speakers total including the subwoofer. But it’s only comes with 3 speakers and the subwoofer so it should really be advertised as 3.1. You have the sound bar, subwoofer, and 2 rear speakers. Secondly, I’m not very technical when it comes to surround sound systems but I will say that I feel like the system will turn itself off when not in use for awhile. I bought it purposely to use it anytime my TV is on since it’s in such a large room. Lastly, which is probably mostly a tv/channel issue but the rear speakers only play noise (very quietly even when the sound is up very high) once in awhile and even in movies it’s not loud. Overall the soundbar sounds really good and that’s probably the biggest plus to the system.

    Nov 14, 2021 05:10
  • Review by natsu64, 8 out of 10
    It's loud and works sometimes

    Disconnects when my nvidia shield puts the TV to sleep. Turning it back on with the remote works. There is also no way to control the speaker volumes individually. Voices are low

    Nov 01, 2021 23:25
  • Review by Ryan, 8 out of 10
    Good set-up for a fraction of the cost.

    A decent set-up for the price. Does the job, and has a rather dynamic sound range.

    Oct 26, 2021 07:58
  • Review by Ezen, 8 out of 10
    Good

    Good product great sound Bluetooth sometimes hard to connect to

    Oct 15, 2021 16:13
  • 8.0score