Works for minimum amount of time.
Good audio, does it’s job, but only lasts a couple years at best. Coming from a company like Bose I assumed I’d be getting a great quality product. I was wrong. I won’t buy Bose again. Called technical support and they offered me $149 to repair it. Why? I already purchased it and it absolutely should last longer than a couple years. I took very good care of the unit as it just sits there. From my correspondence on the phone I got the inclination that they are fully aware of this problem and failed to make it right. DO NOT BUY THIS SYSTEM!
So I can confirm that they do sound good. They produce great sound for the price. However, I returned mine and bought a LG sound bar that came with a small sub. Reason being, there was no HDMI connection, only optical or aux. This meant I could not use my tv remote to operate it. It comes with a gigantic universal remote bigger than the tv remote. Since my tv remote is a magic remote and I love it, I would never want to use the remote the system came with. $400 for a sound bar that has no HDMI, shame on you
Bose Solo 15 Series 2
This is a fantastic and simple system.
The sound quality is excellent and is a "Must Have" to appreciate your TV.
The sound quality is more than adequate for the average house unless you want to have a man cave with lots of speakers.
It looks good.
We did not want the look and sound of a separate "Boom" Box" Subwoofer as most systems have.
The only downside is that there is no indication light of your volume level.
Totally recommend at this level of cost.
Bose Solo TV Sound System
Great little unit if you aren't that savy with tech set up and are looking for a boost to your TV sound.
Out of the box it is a two cable job which couldn't be any easier.
The unit does somewhat enhance and provides a nice crisp sound. It does lack base so don't expect high performance in that area.
A few points to note which are more a personal issue for me, when the TV sits on this unit it looks a little out of place. The TV is wider than the unit and it now sits higher than the manufacturers stand intendedand which takes a little getting used to.
You will need to make a good job concealing your cables behind the TV as again the TV sits high and leaves a fair amount of open space.
May be a better choice to put the unit on a seperate shelf.
Clear sound, easy to set up and use
Oozes Bose quality. Unpacked it from the box, moved the TV back on the stand leaving just enough room for the unit. Plugged in the power cable and then plugged in the supplied optical digital cable. Turned everything back on and the sound instantly came out, clear, crisp and superb. I have trouble hearing mid frequency sounds but I can hear the sound very clear.
To achieve the same level of sound pressure from the TV speakers would make the noise too loud. The unit has a subtle bass that sneaks out of the unit when needed and then goes away.
Music from a music disk sounds incredible as well. This is not a surround sound unit or surround sound simulator. It is an upgrade in tv sound quality.
The unit physically is dull (not a bad thing), it is just a large (like an oversized DVD player), flat, black box with no controls or buttons on it at all. The on/off light is behind a grill. All adjustments are made via the small remote (on/off; volume up/down; mute). So if you like to fiddle this may not be for you. The TV speaks need to be turned off as they compete with the unit output. This was easy to do on my Samsung TV. If its not easy on your TV just reduce the volume to nothing on the TV and only use the unit.
My wife has said she would like the unit moved to the shelf under the TV rather than in front. This will happen after a few days trialling it where it is.
The unit connects to the output device (the TV) via either an optical cable (supplied) or a standard analogue cable (also supplied).
I bought mine from the Bose shop and it came with a 21 day return-if-you-don't-like guarantee. I suspect it will not be going back.
Took all of 5 minutes and it was working - just as advertised and it was working well. Nothing to fiddle with for me or the lads to mess up. No knowledge of sound systems is needed.
Fairly big footprint that will not fit under TV's over 40". No extra outputs at all (earphones etc). No indication of the sound output level, so repeated volume is not easy to get to. Comes with just about every country power cable you could think of. Most will hit the rubbish before long.