Nothing but trouble
Bose & Future customers,
I have had so many troubles with this sound bar. I don’t know if it’s the sound bar, remote or a combination of both. We are currently on our 3rd remote in 2 years (1 under warranty and 2 purchased for $99 each). We have endured daily connection issues with the unit. it doesn’t control the television functions only the volume up and down with our almost brand new Panasonic. We are constantly changing batteries and having to unpair through the app and reconnect the device. I consider my self very competent with electron...ic devices so this is super frustrating. Even switching to Bluetooth to play music is always a struggle taking numerous attempts at connecting through your phone. The sound these units put out is incredible don’t get me wrong. But having to use 3 remotes constantly day to day is driving the family crazy. For a premium price we expected a premium experience and it hadn’t been anywhere close to meeting our expectations. Bose, in future please refine these issues because as a consumer this product didn’t hit the benchmark. Regards.
Purchased in February 2019 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores for $1,100.00.
Bose Is Bad!
Bought the Bose 7 series sound bar after being pleased by the performance of the smaller version the 3 series hoping the effect would have amplified.
Sadly it is just another soundbar that’s big on noise and less on effects.
Lacks the bass the even the smaller one has better of - there’s absolutely no depth in the sound and to make matters worse I now have ended up picking up the woofer to go along with it giving it the benefit of doubt considering it’s brand known for the quality not the quantity of sound.
Trerrible terrible idea. The woofe...
Purchased in February 2021 for $1,690.00.
Sounds good when it works.
Remote has a mind of its own.
Constant issues connecting / reconnecting / pairing. It’s real pain in the butt. The rest of the family hate using the remote and I persist with it because I spent the money. But seriously I just want to be able A) play music and not have spend 10 minutes trying to connect or B) pick up remote and turn tv on or off with having to Try ten times. So over it. Shouldn’t have all these issue last for a device that was soo expensive. Don’t buy one, it will do your head in.
Purchased in June 2018 at Addicted to Audio Physical store.
good hardware, worst software
very good sound,
but the software is the worst ever, kept updating, no way to change it, too hard to use,
but sound is really good, i dont recommend of buying it
Purchased in December 2018 at JB Hi-Fi for $750.00.
Will not be purchasing another bose product
Have had nothing but problems since I purchased the soundbar, when it works its the best, but occasionally it does not connect then you have problems. Taken it back to the shop, they had it for a month, worked for a couple of weeks then stopped. Managed to get it going again. But it has gone again and nothing seems to fix it.
Only had this 17 months
Purchased in December 2019 for $1,300.00.
Good sound. Hopeless software.
The sound from this system is very good for the price. It is also a smart, attractive and discrete unit.
It is a real challenge to set up with the app though. I took over 2 hours and I am very IT literate. I still have to face calling Bose for help as I can’t get the remote to work with my TV.
Purchased in May 2020 at Harvey Norman for $995.00.
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.
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.
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.
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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