Many users have opted for sound bars as a solution to mount the home theater without taking up too much space. However, just like with speaker systems, we have soundbars for everyone.
Yes, in the market we can find sound bars of 50 or 60 euros, but we cannot expect great sound from these equipment. However, there are also the high-end sound bars. And this is where we can place the Bose SoundTouch 300 .
We are talking about a soundbar with a premium design and a compact size. Which is not to say that you don't get a wide sound with powerful bass. Bose has applied all its knowledge so that we have a cinema sound occupying the minimum space . The Bose SoundTouch 300 is available in specialized stores with a price of around 800 euros. We are going to thoroughly review what this sound bar offers us.
Bose SoundTouch 300 datasheet
|Audio technology||Custom drivers, QuietPort, Phase Guide speakers, ADAPTiQ calibration microphone|
|Connections||One HDMI input and one output, optical digital audio, Ethernet port for SoundTouch, 3.5mm jack for ADAPTiQ system setup, 3.5mm jack for wired bass module, micro USB connection|
|Compatible sound||Dolby Digital and DTS|
|Remote control||Yes (also via App)|
|Dimensions||10.8 x 97.8 x 5.7 cm|
There is no doubt that as soon as we see the Bose SoundTouch 300 we will know that we are facing a high-end team. The Bose soundbar features a high-quality tempered glass top . According to the company, the glass used is hard like aluminum and has a good thickness to protect the equipment. The bottom and sides are covered by a metal grill that also shows off a good build quality.
In the central area of the bar we have the brand's name printed on it. On the far left, looking at the front bar, we have 5 LED lights that show the status of the connections. The absence of a small LED screen is striking for greater control of the operations to be carried out with the bar. While it is true that this helps to achieve a more elegant design, it penalizes the user experience.
Similarly, the total absence of buttons is also striking . That is, we will have to resort to the command yes or yes to operate the sound bar. We can also use the Bose application, which we will talk about in more detail later.
As you can see in the images, the Bose SoundTouch 300 sports an elegant black finish and is quite thin . It measures 57 millimeters high and 98 millimeters wide. That is, it adapts in size to televisions 40 inches and up. Also, in most cases it should stay below most TV remote control sensors.
The best audio technology from Bose
According to the company, it took 10 years to develop the soundbar as they wanted. And the Bose SoundTouch 300 is equipped with the best Bose technology. For example, Phase Guide directional speakers have been used for surround sound .
For low Bose it has developed QuietPort technology idea of reducing vibration and keep distortion to a minimum when the soundtrack has a rumble.
All of this is combined with ADAPTiQ calibration technology . It adjusts the equalizer to suit the room and user positions. Although it sounds very complex, it is very easy for the user to configure. All you have to do is connect the included microphone and follow the onscreen instructions.
The result is a wide soundstage , thanks to sound reproduction to the left and right. It also has a clean and clear sound, with the necessary weight in the bass. To improve the set we can add the Acoustimass 300 subwoofer , with which we will achieve bass with greater impact. We can even place the Virtually Invisible 300 , wireless satellite speakers that will help with the rear effects.
Connectivity and software
The Bose SoundTouch 300 features updated connectivity. On the back we have an HDMI input and output compatible with 4K, HDR and ARC . It also includes an optical digital connection and an Ethernet port. The physical connections are completed by a 3.5-millimeter connector for the ADAPTiQ microphone and another for connecting a wired subwoofer.
At a wireless level, we have a Bluetooth connection with the mobile or the tablet . But it also connects to the WiFi network so that we can play music without using a mobile device.
We can control the device through the remote control included in the Bose SoundTouch 300. But also through the SoundTouch app, which will allow us to take control of the system from the smartphone or tablet. With it we can use the most popular streaming music services, such as Spotify and Deezer .
We can also play Internet radio stations and even our local music library . On the other hand, we can easily customize the presets to access our favorite music with a single touch and control one or more SoundTouch speakers.
Price and availability
In short, a high-end sound bar that will provide us with all the Bose sound technology in a very small space . In addition, we will be able to expand the equipment little by little including the subwoofer and the rear speakers.
The Bose SoundTouch 300 is available in the main electronics stores with a price of 800 euros .