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Bose Solo 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2498 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. Reviews about the reliability and design are generally positive. The price and size are also appreciated.

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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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 Reviewers are impressed by 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

Aug, 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

Expert review by (

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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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

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Extremely disappointing


Have several Bose products and so bought this item with confidence. From the outset the speaker "pops" and "crackles" at medium volume. If I put the bass setting up one click it's even worse. When disconnected, on reconnecting I get flashing blue and...

Jun, 2018

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Very good sound


Excellent value for money easy to use and setup looks good in front of TV..

Jun, 2018

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Brilliant, but no HDMI ARC!


Great looking and sounding speaker. Nice and compact and excellent quality build. Massive drawback is no HDMI, meaning you can't control the volume using the TV control, only the Bose control. The only drawback, but in this era HDMI ARC is a must....

Jun, 2018

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Classic purchase


Having come from a sound bar with a subwoofer I did find it slightly disappointing however justify it with the easy set up and universal remote. Perhaps my living room is slightly too big but don't expect to be blown away with sound quality and bass....

Jun, 2018

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Amazing sound


I've always heard great things about bose and I'm so glad I choose this sound bar as the sound quality is outstanding makes you feel more immersed then ever , would definitely recommend!

Jun, 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