The Bose Solo 5 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Bose Solo 5 was rated 4, while the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has a rating 7.6.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Solo 5 has 2.0 and Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0. 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. The Smart Soundbar 300 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Smart Soundbar 300. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Smart Soundbar 300. 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 Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 8/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 equipped with a microphone. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Solo 5 or Smart Soundbar 300. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.