Audi Visual, Genral, Reviews

Bose Soundbar 700

Bose, in their own words, “set out to design the world’s best soundbar,” and the Soundbar 700 may just be exactly that – especially when you add a Bose wireless subwoofer. Adding a soundbar to your TV watching… whether movies, shows, sports, adds SO much. If you’re still listening to the tinny little speakers inside your TV! Then we need to talk. Getting a good soundbar is a decision you’ll never, ever regret.

I have had a couple over the years for me I Bose speakers are something else the quality of the sound you can’t compare. My last one was sonos sound bar which was good well build and great sound but it just stopped working. Took it back and would not take it back having already got Bose speakers I went with them first was the solo 5 and then the Bose soundbar 700.

Functionality is the same as with the smaller speaker, and there’s the same integrated microphone array. The Soundbar 700 is 2in high, 4in deep and 38in wide. It has a wraparound metal grille and glass top.

Each soundbar uses Bose PhaseGuides technology which is designed to create a ‘virtual’ multi-channel sound effect, while Bose’s DSP and QuietPort tech are combined to deliver “exceptional detail and crystal-clear dialogue”, the company claims.

It misses out on some tech like Dolby Atmos and DTSX and also does not have HDMI passthrough. It does support eARC, along with Alexa support and comes with a universal remote control.

Overall, if you are looking for a soundbar, it is every bit as impressive as you’d expect from Bose. If you are missing the extra umph, you can consider buying the optional subwoofer. Heck, for a more immersive surround experience you can even consider the optional surround satellite speakers, but if you just want the bar alone, it will perform quite well. 

Inputs and outputs

HDMI output with Audio Return Channel (ARC)

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)

Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)

Optical TOSLink

Power input

USB input

Additional details

Supported audio format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Video source compatibility: HDMI

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

Bose Soundbar 700

Universal remote

Four AA batteries

Cleaning cloth

ADAPTiQ headset

Optical cable

HDMI cable

Power cable

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