Bose Solo 5 Sound Bar with Bluetooth £152 @ John Lewis
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Bose Solo 5 Sound Bar with Bluetooth £152 @ John Lewis

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Found 31st Dec 2016
John Lewis price match with 2 years warranty. Not seen it cheaper!
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Got this for Christmas, brilliant, massive difference in sound , go on treat yourself... its new year .
Buy a sound bar with a wireless sub, far superior to these, we sent ours back
AVANTIME

Buy a sound bar with a wireless sub, far superior to these, we sent ours … Buy a sound bar with a wireless sub, far superior to these, we sent ours back



Paid £169 for mine a few months back. Good find
Arnis65

Paid £169 for mine a few months back. Good find



Not really, small speaker, small sound, but hey if you like it, happy days
Does this not have a Subwoofer output?
Its brilliant. That's a good price. Heat
Can anyone recommend one with a wireless sub around the same price? Won't there be quite a delay if it's via Bluetooth?
Bose the new beats equivalent.Always find them so overatted and over priced after owning a few of their products.Decent price but no sub would concern me and reviews aren't that great.
muckspreader1

Bose the new beats equivalent.Always find them so overatted and over … Bose the new beats equivalent.Always find them so overatted and over priced after owning a few of their products.Decent price but no sub would concern me and reviews aren't that great.



That's not entirely fair. Some of their speakers are great. I have their Companion 20's and they are almost as good as the MM1's at double the price. This soundbar though, got crap reviews everywhere; you choose your battles.
AVANTIME

Buy a sound bar with a wireless sub, far superior to these, we sent ours … Buy a sound bar with a wireless sub, far superior to these, we sent ours back



Not everyone wants to **** their neighbours off
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Hot - it's a bose
This is definitely the best price I've seen the solo 5 and I was about to pull the trigger on one but I'm afraid the reviews put me well off it. I know most people only post up there displeasure and disappointment in general review sites, so it could seem biased, but the self proclaimed 'audiophiles' on dedicated audio forums seem to say the same. Please have a good read before purchasing. It would have to be a lower price for me unfortunately.
Out of interest, what would people go for over this at a similar price?
rorybreaker69

Out of interest, what would people go for over this at a similar price?



I have the Denon sound base. I think the model is dht-100. It is good. And perfect so the kids can't mess around with it, whereas with a sound bar it either looks messy on a wall or if free standing the kids will get at it. Granted, the sound isn't surround or has a dedicated sub, but the sound is louder and fuller, and does the job it needs to do at the moment.
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whboy

I have the Denon sound base. I think the model is dht-100. It is good. … I have the Denon sound base. I think the model is dht-100. It is good. And perfect so the kids can't mess around with it, whereas with a sound bar it either looks messy on a wall or if free standing the kids will get at it. Granted, the sound isn't surround or has a dedicated sub, but the sound is louder and fuller, and does the job it needs to do at the moment.



Ok, I'll check it out. Thank you
Looked at one of these in the Bose shop, sales guy said this provides stereo enhancement, the real sound bars started at £360.
It's not a bad soundbar for a small bedroom although there might be better value elsewhere. At £150 though not too bad a deal if you're buying your first soundbar.
rorybreaker69

Out of interest, what would people go for over this at a similar price?



Azatom stealthbar
Yamaha yas-105
LetoKynes

Can anyone recommend one with a wireless sub around the same price?


Anyone got an answer for this?
Had a denon sound base for 30 minutes. It then started making a loud popping noise when the scene changed. Apparently I'm not the only one who had this issue. Not very reliable.
I have a Sonos setup which I love, but the only piece of kit of theirs I don't have is the Playbar, and there is a very detailed tech review that put me off it to be honest. I do however have the Sonos sub, so if there is something like a soundbar at a reasonable price that i could get that could make use of that sub as well, that would be ideal. Any ideas anyone please? Cheers.
By the way, interesting recent review on there from the guy that has Sky Q

"Trying to watch anything on my sky q and it is extremely quiet so rang bose after seeing they helped a lot of people with the same problem only to be met with the least helpfull customer service representative I've ever spoken to. Effectively told that because I have sky q that it would be quiet and there was nothing they could do so I would have to just deal with it."
wilky67

Got this for Christmas, brilliant, massive difference in sound , go on … Got this for Christmas, brilliant, massive difference in sound , go on treat yourself... its new year .



But then why people buy daft sound bars over full surround sound.
pottypea

Had a denon sound base for 30 minutes. It then started making a loud … Had a denon sound base for 30 minutes. It then started making a loud popping noise when the scene changed. Apparently I'm not the only one who had this issue. Not very reliable.


Had my Denon soundbase for over 2 years now and never had a problem. Works brilliantly every day. Very reliable. :-) But only just last week worked out how to control the volume on it with my Sky remote!
Edited by: "ofl_uk" 1st Jan 2016
I have a yanaha yas105 which is superb if you don't use hdmi. ranges fro £99-200 depending when you buy
rorybreaker69

Out of interest, what would people go for over this at a similar price?



https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00F1G9IE2/ref=pe_385721_51767431_TE_dp_1

I bought one of these and love it! Sound quality for the price is good, more then loud enough for the living room or listening to music in another room. Easy to set up and use, impressed enough by it I got my sister one for Christmas. Recently there were down at £77 and ~£99 as well.
ofl_uk

Had my Denon soundbase for over 2 years now and never had a problem. … Had my Denon soundbase for over 2 years now and never had a problem. Works brilliantly every day. Very reliable. :-)




Mine has been going strong for 3 years!
Richer Sounds were doing the Yamaha YSP 2500 proper soundbar for £399 for about 10 minutes last week. Missed that boat totally.
Can anyone recommend one with a wireless sub around the same price? [/quote

Anyone got an answer for this?


I went for the Samsung HW-K450 £169 from currys. I bought the Bose but sent it back as it wasn't loud enough.

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Mine arrived yesterday. It's attached to a 40" Sony in a slightly larger than average room.

It's improved movie audio substantially and normal tv channel audio is also much improved. Watched the force awakens last night and was grinning due to the sound improvement right from the start, wife was also impressed!

I looked at options with a wireless sub but don't really have the room or need for thundering bass, and what bass this does provide is more than I need (especially when my 2 year old is trying to sleep in the room above). The way my TV is mounted to the wall means I'd also need to mount a larger soundbar to the wall or the TV, plus find additional power for the sub. This just sits discreetly on a small side table beneath the TV. One cable for power and one to connect it to the TV, simple and in keeping with the aesthetics of the room I'm using it in.

I'm well into gadgets and technology but I'm not an "audiophile". You may be able to find a system with improved sound at a similar price, but for me the simplicity and space saving features this suited my needs more. The programmable remote is also excellent and eliminates the need to have 2 separate remotes lying around for the telly and soundbar. I read a few less positive reviews before buying but I'm more than happy with it and definitely don't regret my purchase.


For someone who wants uprated sound quality over their built-in flat screen speakers... And lives with bass sensitive neighbours. You won't go wrong with these

If you're an audiophile then you will break out in a rash when you finally test them. Not amazing but works for some.
wilky67

Got this for Christmas, brilliant, massive difference in sound , go on … Got this for Christmas, brilliant, massive difference in sound , go on treat yourself... its new year .


Massive difference in sound, ah yes, great comparison to what? a frikkin earphone? a Sony soundbar? or a 5.1 setup? WHAT?!
hadyanth

For someone who wants uprated sound quality over their built-in flat … For someone who wants uprated sound quality over their built-in flat screen speakers... And lives with bass sensitive neighbours. You won't go wrong with theseIf you're an audiophile then you will break out in a rash when you finally test them. Not amazing but works for some.


I don't think Audiophiles go for current Bose setups..
Voted hot but I'm impressed so far with the KitSound Stadium 120 Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer at £59.99, saving a huge £92.34 over this deal and I bet you can hardly tell the difference and with the absence of a wireless sub woofer.
Subwoofers are for children to make noise.
This is for sound.
alltaken123

Where did you see that price?



hotukdeals.com/dea…855

The deal appears to fluctuate between full price and on offer.
muckspreader1

Bose the new beats equivalent.Always find them so overatted and over … Bose the new beats equivalent.Always find them so overatted and over priced after owning a few of their products.Decent price but no sub would concern me and reviews aren't that great.



First off, beats headphones are actually quite good now ;).

Secondly - Bose caters to a specific market. Their sound docks and little speakers are crap, I'll admit, but their bigger stuff, and headphones, are impressive.

My parents have the 520 - yes, you could probably build a slightly better system with a separate av receiver and speakers, but it's by far the best value/performer with the simplicity they need.
muckspreader1

Bose the new beats equivalent.Always find them so overatted and over … Bose the new beats equivalent.Always find them so overatted and over priced after owning a few of their products.Decent price but no sub would concern me and reviews aren't that great.



It's a Bose. HEAT added.
My parents had this from QVC on a trial basis but will now send that back after buying another from JL so a good saving made, cheers.

I've told them about soundbar with subs options, plus the benefits of ARC, but they are more than happy with this and it's improved their tv sound output to their ears so all's good with the world.
LetoKynes

Can anyone recommend one with a wireless sub around the same price? Won't … Can anyone recommend one with a wireless sub around the same price? Won't there be quite a delay if it's via Bluetooth?



​I have the Philips HTL3140B which is excellent, and well reviewed. Might be hard to find at a decent price. Tesco had them before Christmas for £120 but have sold out now.
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