Bose Solo TV Sound System
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Bose Solo TV Sound System

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Pros and Cons
Pros4

This is unlike the sounddock clicker remotes. Open it up, plug it in and use it. There is a huge difference, they aren't concerned with sound for a tv.

The bass heavy mode is very good for a unit without a subwoofer. Because i love gaming, i want something that's going to give me some spatial simulation in addition to good theater-quality sound. Its sound simulation is excellent and i've been very ha...  Read More

The seams are smooth and the surfaces are smooth. It fits that bill perfectly. And my solo proves it.

For most newer movies and sporting events this speaker does the job. Great dialogue enhancement feature.

Cons3

Excessive bass is compounded by an appalling lack of treble. No base or treble adjustment. No equalizer type adjustments either.

The cpu fails to ramp-up the power supply. Having to disconnect & reconnect drives me insane. Sometimes if i disconnect cables and reconnect it will work.

Months after the purchase it is always going out. We have to unplug it from the back & reconnect. The seller's return policy won't replace the product so we are stuck with an unreliable, expensive product.

Pros3

If you’re looking to get rid of the speakers that are mounted to your walls, or on bookshelves or on stands behind your seating area, this is a good option. Important to if your tv has an hdmi (arc) input, you only need one hdmi cable.

Digital atmos surround mimicking does an exceptional job. Dialogues are nice and clear and clearly seems like it comes from the center driver (mimicking the center channel), even at smart mode on. I have a sonos beam gen 2 with play:1 as surround sate...  Read More

Easy for someone more agile, without trifocals & a bit overweight. That download is important. Makes everything sync with little effort on your part. Not much tuning available for eq, but this was expected.

Cons5

Jbl product wasn't meant to last. Unfortunately it disappoints. What a wast f of time. Cheapest chinese products have better quality control.

The speaker is still very muddy. Speech is difficult to decipher unless you crank the volume. The other one has a much safer simple plug and play option, the way a speaker should be.

Wireless subwoofer is worthless without control unit that fails to function. The bar itself works but sounds very flat without the sub. No true need to be connected to wifi or bluetooth should you not have those.

According to a lengthy on line research, many others are having the same problem. The fact this thing still didn’t get pacified by hooking up a live ethernet cable directly to it, makes me not want to use this. The use of the google assistant logo i c...  Read More

No warranty. Can't find receipt so no warranty coverage. Tried different connections to no avail. I'm super bummed because while it was working, it worked well.

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