Let’s check out Bose’s new incredible soundbar.
Soundbars are usually good alternatives if you don’t want individual speakers populating your listening area. That being said, Bose’s new SoundTouch 300 offers a lot more considering its price.
Design-wise, the SoundTouch 300 features a glossy glass top that may have attracted everyone’s fingerprints during the time I was testing them. The SoundTouch 300 package just includes the soundbar, and if you want a subwoofer, you need to cough out as much as the price you paid for the soundbar.
Most of the connections are placed at the back and includes all the necessary inputs that you would need to connect your devices. There’s HDMI with ARC (Audio Return Channel), HDMI loop-through, optical audio input, Ethernet, an Acoustimas jack, Adaptiq microphone input and the micro USB connection. Both HDMI ports are version 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 compatible, meaning it’s completely capable with 4K content.
Setting up the SoundTouch 300 can be a bit complicated especially with the inputs that you need to do – but once you get it up and running everything will be a breeze. The system can be controlled using the included remote control or through the SoundTouch app where you can also connect services like Spotify and play music directly from the speakers without having to stream them from your smartphone.
I hooked up the SoundTouch 300 with my Xbox One S and LG 4K TV to test it sound output for 4K Blu-rays. Even if the soundbar is only situated at the front, it managed to create an equally atmospheric sound that quickly filled the room. Seeing John Wick shoot through all the bad guys made it look like –I mean, sound like I had a full pledged surround sound setup.
Voices are clear and crisp without any hints of distortions even when placed the volume is placed at a higher level. It also translated especially well when listening to music. Simply put, it’s one of the best sounding soundbars we’ve heard in a while.
The bass is heightened when you add the Acoustimas 300 subwoofer, but as we mentioned it costs as much as the soundbar itself. You can also purchase surround speakers which will complete your surround sound experience.
The Bose SoundTouch 300 retails for 2,999 AED – quite pricey for a soundbar. But it’s Bose, and it’s unmatched sound quality and design still makes it one of the best, and at times, worthy of your every dirham.