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Bose Solo 5

Bose Solo 5

3.7 from 12 reviews

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Don't buy this!


I am now about to take my second Solo 5 back to JB Hi-Fi as neither one will work as promised. You have to pair the remote to your TV (and separately to your other devices) to get the remote to work. I have followed the instructions to the letter (and had others run through it as well, just in case I was missing something... but the remote will not pair with the TV or Blu-ray player. I love my older Bose bluetooth speaker, but the Solo 5 is very disappointing.

Purchased in December 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for $299.00.


SIDGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 14 reviews

Good value for money


I have a small living space and I bought this soundbar with the space in mind and it works amazing. the sound quality won't be that great in a bigger space. but its absolutely worth $350 and is sleek and stylish.

Purchased at Myer Online Store for $350.00.

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JamiesonSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like
  • Verified purchase

Absolute quality and value for money


quality design and finish, compact and amazing sound quality for the price of the unit. the universal TV remote is super easy to pair. bluetooth one button connect. im stunned by this unit. money well spent

Purchased in June 2019 at VideoPro for $318.00.


pweda.jensen86Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 4 reviews

Clear And Crisp


Quite honestly the best sound bar for its price. Perfect for listening to any sort of music, watching movies and listening to podcasts. Have a Samsung TV attached to it and it's Easy to connect and navigate. Would recommend to anyone.

Purchased in November 2016 at JB Hi-Fi for $399.00.

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Expected more


Bought the bose solo5 thinking that being a bose product it would sound fantastic. I have a samsung 65 inch qled tv & thought that a soundbar would enhanse the sound but after my purchase I have found that the sound difference between the original speakers & the soundbar wasn't a lot for the money spent. Expected more

Date PurchasedDec 2018

Dissapointing Bose Soundbar


Sound is ordinary very boxy, recommended optical connection used to TV, had issue with socket on Sound bar cover jamming half way when inserting cable plug, I would say less sound quality than the Panasonic home theatre that I replaced, also waste of time trying to setup universal remote as no codes work? would be much better system programming devices on computer like other universal remotes. Seriously considering returning it to Seller.

Date PurchasedDec 2018

Just what we needed


We moved to a small place we had a Denon system but it was to much for the size of the room. We purchase the Solo 5 and was surprised at the sound very crisp and plenty of bass again for the size of the room 16x17 . It doesn’t take up any room and the Bluetooth is a nice touch synd up with our phones and iPad easily very happy with our purchase

Date PurchasedNov 2018

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Bobby BoardshortsMelbourne

  • 7 reviews

Big sound for a little guy


This sound bar is perfect for those who want a quality sound far better than tv speakers and without taking up much room.
A perfect size for sitting on a cabinet or wall mounted.
Delivers a crisp clear sound you would expect from Bose and plenty of punch from it’s adjustable base levels.
No it doesn’t have a subwoofer and would not be suited to a large room with a big tv( go full surround sound for that, I did)
Mine is hooked up to a 55” tv in a small room and is perfect for movies. A very cost effective way for a great sound.

Date PurchasedApr 2011

MerajNSW, 2500

  • 5 reviews

Not a bad deal


Bose is good in terms of sound clarity which they nail in most devices. Given the 399$ price tag, this is a much less bargain in terms of value for money. However, they have good surround sound quality and is pretty lightweight and compact in terms of size and shape. I purchased them second hand at half the price but i wouldn't pay full price for them.

Date PurchasedSep 2017

joh31Sydney, NSW

  • 34 reviews

Impressive sound output, quick set up at an accessible price but with some shortcomings.

Date PurchasedNov 2017


ZackBentleigh East

  • 4 reviews

High quality sound ! You won’t regret this purchase!


The Bose solo 5 is a perfect solution on a alternative theatre system value for money. You can get it less than $500 bucks at Harvey Norman or JB Hi Fi. This product requires HDMI cable to your tv and is perfect for TV watching, movies and playing music.

The bass included is perfect for Small to medium living and makes a significant difference. Take my advice Bose have been the monopoly of sound systems they focus so much effort in R&D you won’t regret the sound that it will produce.

Any questions hit me up.

Date PurchasedSep 2017


JNodarSpring Farm NSW 2570

  • 31 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Dishearten and Happy

Date PurchasedNov 2017

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