Bose Solo 5 vs Bose TV Speaker review

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Bose Solo 5 vs Bose TV Speaker comparison chart

Bose Solo 5 vs Bose TV Speaker review

Bose Solo 5
vs
Bose TV Speaker

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Bose Solo 5 vs Bose TV Speaker comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Bose Solo 5 was rated 4, while the Bose TV Speaker has a rating 5.

Audio features

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 TV Speaker 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.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the TV Speaker. We rated the connectivity of the Solo 5 at 3 out of 10, while the TV Speaker was rated 7/10.

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 TV Speaker. 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.

Advantages Bose Solo 5 over Bose TV Speaker

  • App control

Advantages Bose TV Speaker over Bose Solo 5

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Bose Solo 5
Bose TV Speaker

Model

Solo 5
TV Speaker

Brand

Bose
Bose

Reviews

11723
591

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

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
58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.7
3.1/7.7

Other

Release year

2016
2020
Bose Solo 5
Bose TV Speaker
Bose Solo 5
Bose TV Speaker

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 5
  • 4Bose Solo 5
  • 5Bose TV Speaker

The Bose TV Speaker is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose TV Speaker price

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