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Terrible service and support with Bose.
I have had a Bose Soundbar 700 for 6 months. Recently a dropped object hit the top of the soundbar and it virtually exploded - I was unaware the top is made of glass (Bose say it is tempered glass) but this literally fragmented. The dealer and a local repair agency (used to be the Bose agents but recently that has all changed) told me to contact Bose in Sydney. After hours of trying I did connect by phone, explained the problem and asked about getting it repaired with a new top. I was told it could not be repaired and I'd have to buy a new one ...- although they could offer me a discount on a new one (full cost just on $1200) of around $300. Not good enough Bose - it was still under warranty. To be told it was not fixable is ridiculous. I went and bought a Samsung set which is great. Never again will I deal with Bose - they do not stand by their gear. Their service access is a joke. Shame about the product, feel very let down.
Purchased in November 2019 for $1,199.00.
Awesome sound bar
We bought soundbar from Amazon during black Friday sale. Very good sound quality and bass.
Easy to pair with Phone, TV and apple tv using HDMI arc. Its a real worthy though the price bit high.
Purchased in December 2018 at Amazon for $790.00.
Expensive but no one can beat the quality
This product give you rich feeling of home theater in very sleek and compact design. I researched for many home theaters and complexities of its installation but this product i found amazing.
Purchased in September 2019 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $2,100.00.
The best purchase made to date! Installation very easy, the whole family loves it! Sleek, and the sound it produces is spectacular. We even purchased the subwoofer and look ceiling speakers
Purchased in December 2019 at Bose for $1,200.00.
Clear for speech, mellow deep bass for music
The sound Bar 700 part of a group of 2 x home 500 speakers and a Bose Portable - incredible bass and depth of sound from all speakers and immersive sound as all are grouped.
Purchased in February 2019 at Apollo Hi Fi.
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700 is the ultimate choice
Bought this superb bar to match my samsung tv in my theatre and I was thrilled the very first time I used it. The alexa built in works so great as well! Been planning on matching with the bass and bose speakers soon! highly recommended
Purchased in June 2019 at Qantas Store for $900.00.
I bought the top curved Samsung soundbar to match my 65” HD TV. TV great, soundbar terrible. Upgraded to the Bose 700 with Sub 700 & the sound is excellent. Easily configured to the room with the provided headset which adds definition wherever you sit in the room. Great definition & solid bass. Very happy :-)
Purchased in January 2019 at Video Pro for $3,100.00.
SHATTERED AND DISAPPOINTED
I have been a long-time fan of Bose, and was really excited when recently purchasing the new Bose Soundbar 700 and Base Unit.
Unfortunately, this soon faded, and has been replaced with disappointment and continual frustration.
The sound is continually dropping out, and the only way i have found to reconnect is by turing the power off at the wall, and totally restarting the unit. Sometimes this works on first attempt. Other times....... not so much.
The issues have extremely limited my use of this unit. After all, it is extremely hard to...tell Alexa to stream music when the the joy of sound is missing every time the Unit ‘wakes up’. Loved the ideal of the Bose Soundbar 700, but the reality has been a different experience. The only positive is that the sound is great when it is working.
Purchased in June 2019 at Bose.
trying to connect to this speaker is rocket science
The Bose music app could not find my bose 700 soundbar. It took two days of googling to find out how to reset the speakers after which it was all ok. My el-cheapo bluetooth speakers have always connected immediately.
Then tried to connect my bose 700 soundbar to my laptop with the ARC HDMI and then ARC connection. (I have been connecting to el cheapo speakers for years by just plugging them in). Never managed to solve this one.
Tried to ring support but they only seem to be open when i'm at work. The user guides are vague and the remote extr...emely frustrating as the back-light goes out almost immediately. The buttons needed to reset the speakers do not light up so near impossible to work out where they are. For the price, they are the most user unfriendly speakers i have ever met. Why so complicated??
Purchased in September 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for $1,200.00.
Not surround sound
Changed from surround sound to the new Bose soundbar 700. Had to buy back speakers, husband could not hear properly. Still not as good as our old surround sound. Pity we thought new would be better
Purchased in July 2019.
Weak Base, Terrible App & Remote
I bought the Bose 700 with the base module. Honestly the experience was very underwhelming. The base was very subtle & didn’t pack the punch I was expecting. I found the Bose app & remote to be average & clunky to use. I’ve switched on Sonos.
Purchased in January 2019 at Myer for $1,800.00.
I love it!
I bought the Soundbar 700 and Bass Module 700 about 3 months ago. To this point, I am extremely satisfied with the sound quality, especially with the Bass Module included. This setup replaced an LG soundbar (SJ9), with which I was not completely satisfied, especially with the $1100 price tag. I know I have paid more for the Bose setup, including the Bass Module, but the benefits are SOOO much worth a little bit extra - the sound quality out of the LG was really muffled. I use this system for watching movies mainly, as I have a Bose 901 system f...or music, and the Soundbar 700 and Bass Module 700 perform very well for my needs. I have set this system up so that I can control the volume with my TV, so I never use the Bose remote. However, it's a great looking/feeling remote (although a little heavy). The Bose Music App on my iPhone seems to work very well - I was a bit anxious about having to use the App for controlling the system, but I have grown used to it, and am happy now. I would probably be using the supplied remote, if there was a way of controlling things like bass levels, treble levels, centre channel levels etc (all of the things that the App does) but this is not the reality. I don't really use any of the fancy features (Alexa, Spotify etc), so I can't comment on these. I love the look of the Soundbar and Bass Module - the glass tops are really sexy. Setup was a lot easier than I thought it would be (based on reviews I read before purchasing) - I was expecting hassles with the Bass Module, but that all went very smoothly. The Adaptiq system is great - takes a few minutes to complete the setup, but I think it's worth it in the end, if you follow all of the instructions. There is an option to purchase rear speakers, but I haven't done this. Although, I did get a demo of this option in the Bose store and I couldn't justify the extra cost for the benefits gained. Overall, I'm loving it!
Purchased in March 2019 at Bose Store, Parramatta, Sydney for $1,870.00.
Good Sound - But not a Smart Home Product
I spent months drooling over this and finally purchased the Bose 700 Soundbar, Sub and Rear Speakers. The rear speakers sound barely their even after turning them right up in the App. The sound and base are amazing.
But...Dont make the mistake I made. This is a brand new product but is not compatible with other Bose products currently on the market. I also purchased Bose Outdoor speakers and Amp thinking it would be great to have a party and control all the music in one place and have it loud inside the house and not as loud in the backyard.... Nope, doesn't work. Bose has two different apps, one for the old range of products, Bose Soundtouch and one for the new called Bose Music. Some new products do work with the old products like the Bass Module and Rear Speakers but some don't. But all these products are still on sale and they don't make it very clear that they do not work together. They label them all smart products.
Pricey but worth it!
I did heaps of research and listened to demos in stores of all types of Soundbars and there are some great units out there, very impressed with Sony as well.
Finally decided on Bose for the following reasons
-excellent clarity in dialogue
-virtual surround really works well. (no Dolby Atmos)
-easy set up with Bose app
-connectivity with either hdmi arc or optical
-bar is sleek in design and oozes quality
Originally was just going to purchase bar only which has plenty of bass but decided to add bass module and thankfully did as this sub takes the overall sound to the next level. It provides a deep thunderous bass not “doof doof. I’m now also considering the surround speakers as well....This soundbar has quality excellent sound and quality. It is costly but if you compare to others (highly recommend you sample in store demos) it’s totally worth it. I got a great deal from JB hi fi so don’t settle for listed ticket price. Buy it, you won’t be disappointed. Update. Purchased the surround speakers also from JB and wow! Spend the money go the full package, sit back and enjoy.
Purchased at JB Hi-Fi for $950.00.
Questions & Answers
Bought one a month ago Aug 2020. Sounds are great, build is great, I find the software relatively easy to setup and use (I am a software tester by trade). For those having connectivity issues I did notice after a power outage it tried to jump on to my 2.5Gz wifi when it was originally connected to my 5Ghz wifi. Easy solution, just set up both. Have had 0 issues with connectivity since. For those struggling with the software my opinion is if you want such a connected device given the nature of google/alexa assistants/wifi/casting/blue tooth etc. bose has done a great job at keeping the software as simple as they can (I actually prefer more layers to access). I'd suggest if the software config is too much then go for a less connected device as this is the nature of the beast these days. Although one recommendation around the wifi settings is to enable users to favorite/drop connections.
Hey Daryl, did u buy the woofer and the sound bar or just the bar. The reason for me to get an incomplete experience could be the missing woofer.
There is no depth in the sound and just comes out loud enough but no substance.
Not sure what m doing wrong. Connectivity was easy, looks like a million bucks... sound...yeah no! Woofers about 1k - gotta save a bit. Keep well.
Had an existing acoustimas 300 sub which I've paired with the 700 (my sound touch 300 bar stopped working - blown capacitor, bass also blew capacitors but bose fixed for free). Does give a huge uplift to the bass sound, in fact in the music app I have had to turn the bass down to around 40. Did you run the adpatiq calibration? I had the chance to listen with and without the base module and yes it does make a big difference. Even so the sound just from the bar is a big upgrade compared to just to my LG tv speakers.
is the Bose 700 soundbar fully compatible with Foxtel iQ4 and its 4K channels?
I've purchased a Bose Soundbar 700, but not the Bass module 700. Although the sound from 700 is better than the TV sound, it's disappointing compared to my old surround sound system. Even the normal speech sounds a bit 'tinny'. Would the addition of the bass module also improve the speech or only fpr the sub woofer range of sounds.
Yep the SB 700 generally would not compete with a high end 5.1 surround system which is what I had. It is however in my opinion the best soundbar on the market which does offer rear surround speakers and a base module as optional extras. I have the full system and really I haven't looked back or given it a second thought since I set it up. Really its been a breath of fresh air. The sound is extremely good for a soundbar and the surround speakers and base module are definitely worth it if you want a good cinema experience. The sound is undeniably Bose. If its a no fuss, small footprint, almost no wires, with a great remote and easy to use system you want its great. If you want a high end reference quality surround sound system go get what I had. You can enjoy looking at that huge box with a million wires hanging out of it running all over the room. They generally have complex setups and rarely suit the acoustics of your room. By the time you've got it working properly something better just came out. Also that will cost at least twice as much as the Bose!
One thing I will say is work the adjustments in the APP to get the best sound out the Bose and just sit back and enjoy.
Hi Daryl, I also have a 7.1 Yamaha setup and thinking about Bose full setup (with rear speakers) or Sonos hwoever I'm worried that the bose (or Sonos) setup will not be as good in our open plan family room. It measures 5x8 meters and then the kitchen on one side. How big is the room you are using it in?
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|Features||Airplay and Amazon Alexa built-in|
|Connectivity Options||Bluetooth, HDMI ARC, HDMI eARC, Optical Port, USB and Wi-Fi|
|Soundbar Dimensions||57 x 978 x 108 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Arctic White, Bose Black|
- GTIN12: 017817788830
- MPN: 795347-5110 and 795347-5210
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