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Bose Solo 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2434 reviews of Bose Solo 5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The price and size also get good views.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Bose Solo 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and size also get good views.

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

Oct, 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: A small-sized soundbar for the bedroom television


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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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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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

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7cm high is too high for modern TV's


Ths 7cm unit can not go on the stand upon which our TV is placed becuse the bottom of the visible screen area is 5cm above the stand. We should have checked before ordering. Can't exchange it for the thinner 4.44cm Bose sound bar which would fit...

Sep, 2018

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Excellent but 1 down fall


Excellent quality but you would expect that from bose. Only down fall is there is no wall mounting kit. I have a cheaper sound bar on the wall at the moment and that came with the kit required to mount it on the wall.

Aug, 2018

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Amazing sound, love this product!


I bought the Bose Solo 5 Sound bar from the Bose shop in London Westfield yesterday and I absolutely love it. It's the first Bose product I ever bought and of course I knew they were making awesome products. I came across this sound bar online after...

Jul, 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