Dayton Audio BS36 vs Bose Solo 5 review

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Rating 5 5
Dayton Audio BS36
vs
Bose Solo 5

The Dayton Audio BS36 vs Bose Solo 5 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Dayton Audio BS36 was rated 4.5, while the Bose Solo 5 has a rating 4.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - passive versus active respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that BS36 has 3.0 and Solo 5 has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 5 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the Solo 5. Neither the BS36 nor Solo 5 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the BS36 at 4 out of 10, while the Solo 5 was rated 3/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the Solo 5 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the BS36 or Solo 5. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.

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Common

Product

Dayton Audio BS36
Bose Solo 5

Model

BS36
Solo 5

Brand

Dayton Audio
Bose

Reviews

43
2244

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8
21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6

Weight, kg/pounds

5.9/13.4
1.7/3.7
Dayton Audio BS36
Bose Solo 5
Dayton Audio BS36
Bose Solo 5

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 4.5
  • 4
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36
  • 4Bose Solo 5

The Dayton Audio BS36 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Dayton Audio BS36 price