The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Bose TV Speaker vs Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, TV Speaker has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 8.4 for Smart Ultra Soundbar.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose TV Speaker has 3.0 versus 5.1.2 for the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wired connection to separate subwoofer. The Bose TV Speaker got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar 8 for its audio features and specs.
Spotify support is available on the Smart Ultra Soundbar.
Only the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose TV Speaker has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the TV Speaker received a rating of 7/10 versus 9/10, respectively.
App control is available for the Smart Ultra Soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Smart Ultra Soundbar. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the Smart Ultra Soundbar has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Bose TV Speaker got a rating of 4, and Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar 6 out of 10.