KEF HTF7003 vs Bose Solo 5 review

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Rating 5 5
KEF HTF7003
vs
Bose Solo 5

The KEF HTF7003 vs Bose Solo 5 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The KEF HTF7003 was rated 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 HTF7003 has 3.0 and Solo 5 has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 6 out of 10 received the KEF HTF7003 for audio features and specs, but the Bose Solo 5 received 5 out of 10.

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 HTF7003 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 HTF7003 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 HTF7003 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

KEF HTF7003
Bose Solo 5

Model

HTF7003
Solo 5

Brand

KEF
Bose

Reviews

9
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

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

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

78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4
21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
1.7/3.7
KEF HTF7003
Bose Solo 5
KEF HTF7003
Bose Solo 5

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 5
  • 4
  • 5KEF HTF7003
  • 4Bose Solo 5

The KEF HTF7003 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check KEF HTF7003 price