Bose Solo 5 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

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Rating 5 5
Bose Solo 5
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Bose Solo 5 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Bose Solo 5 was rated 4, while the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 has a rating 6.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Solo 5 has 2.0 and Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose Solo 5 for audio features and specs, but the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 received 6 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 Solo 5 nor Mythos SSA-50 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Solo 5 at 3 out of 10, while the Mythos SSA-50 was rated 6/10.

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 Solo 5 or Mythos SSA-50. 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.

Advantages Bose Solo 5 over Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

  • Bluetooth enabled
  • App control

Advantages Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 over Bose Solo 5

  • Built-in subwoofer

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Bose Solo 5
4
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
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6
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Common

Product

Bose Solo 5
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

Solo 5
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

Bose
Definitive Technology

Reviews

8714
33

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

has not
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

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

1/0
0/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
5/0

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

21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6
13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.7
15.4/34
Bose Solo 5
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Bose Solo 5
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 6
  • 4Bose Solo 5
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 price