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Bose Solo 5

We have collected and analysed 6 expert reviews and 2397 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 62/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is 22-10-2016. We have compared these reviews to 1146271 reviews from other Speakers. The alaScore™ for this product is 92/100 = Excellent. Last update: 14-12-2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Bose Solo 5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of Bose Solo 5 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the reliability and design. The price and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose Solo 5 TV Sound System - BlackBose Solo 5 TV Sound System - Black

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Bose Solo 5 review


Compact soundbar looks good, but fails to measure up in terms of performance

Compact size ; Easy to use ; Universal remote included ; Good clarity to dialogue

Lacks punch ; Narrow soundfield ; Not very dynamic ; Not a vast improvement on standard TV sound

Its small size will appeal to some, but even at this price, we want more from it in the performance stakes

Mar, 2016

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Bose Solo 5 review: Ultra-compact soundbar


The Bose Solo 5 is a simple budget soundbar with a useful universal remote, but its sound quality is a little disappointing

Small size ; Remote

Price ; Sound quality ; No included wall-mount kit

While it will certainly improve on television speakers, its sound improvements aren’t drastic, which is a shame. Really, it’s the included universal remote control that sets it apart from other budget soundbars but, even with this, you're better off...

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Bose Solo 5 review

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The Bose Solo 5 is a tiny sound bar from an audio giant - a discreet all-in-one device with built-in subwoofer. Bose products have something of a chequered history in our testing, running the gamut of Best Buys to Don't Buys, depending on the audio...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Max Mutter (

Bose Solo 5 Review


A decent, inexpensive speaker, but not the best budget option

Inexpensive, easy to use

Comparatively mediocre sound

The Bose Solo 5 is a decent soundbar at a fairly low price. However, there are some better low budget options available (namely the ), making this a poor choice for most users.

Jun, 2017

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Easy to install


I bought a Bose sound bar because I new from previous experience how good ther products are the Bose 500 is no exception great product that has fully met my needs better still it is so easy to install and use

Nov, 2018

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Average sounds


Purchased with new TV in an attempt to get better sound than the tv speakers can supply. The sound from this unit is average to say the least. As for setup, yes its plug and go if you're prepared to add another remote to your collection, but if all you...

Nov, 2018

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Sound quality very poor.


Loudness and sound quality is very low. I have my 4 years old LG soundbar and that is much much better than Bose Solo 5. Bose is known as a very good sound system manufacturer - this soundbar never should be sold by them.

Oct, 2018

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Absolutely brilliant!!!


I got this to replace my old Sony surround system and I have to say it is impressive the sound is amazing it bounces off the walls and gives the impression of total surround sound without all the messy wires and the bass is great too you can really...

Oct, 2018

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it's terrible, sound is average at best I have a cheap Bluetooth speaker that is better then this do not buy

Sep, 2018

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I bought my Bose Solo 5 a couple of moths ago and paired it with my TV and set top box and have been pleased, but not overawed by the performance. However, I was unable recently to get my android phone to allow me to play through the speakers. I went...

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:2.0


Bluetooth: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, Coaxial, Optical

Ports & interfaces

AUX In: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1


FM radio: No


Subwoofer included: No

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Colour of product:Black

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7
Soundbar weight:6.35