Soundtouch 300 Soundbar REVIEW

About Soundtouch 300 Soundbar

The Soundtouch 300 Soundbar is a slim wireless soundbar designed to give you the best sound experience, together with the ultimate performance, spaciousness and bass of any one-piece soundbar of the same size. Loaded with technologies, the Soundtouch 300 Soundbar enhances the sound of everything you listen to or watch. With custom drivers, proprietary QuietPort and PhaseGuide technology, this amazing soundbar makes you feel like you are listening to sounds where there are no speakers. Soundtouch 300 Soundbar gives you the ultimate audio experience like you’ve never heard before.

 

 

Soundtouch 300 Soundbar Features

Appearance – The look of the Soundtouch 300 Soundbar matches the sound of it too. The premium glass top and perforated wrap-around metal grille feature is sure to catch everybody’s eye. The tempered glass top is as tough as aluminum of the same thickness, only better looking.

 

Less Effort, More Music – The SoundTouch 300 speaker gives you more than a home theater performance. You can listen to your favorite music directly from a phone or tablet using Bluetooth, or connect the speaker to your Wi-Fi network for instant in-home listening, without the need for your phone.

 

Soundtouch 300 Soundbar Connectivity – To connect a Bluetooth device with the SoundTouch 300 soundbar simply select the Bluetooth source on the remote (or via the app). Turn on NFC on your mobile, and then gently tap the device near the Bose logo on the top of the SoundTouch 300 and your device will automatically pair.

To connect a Bluetooth device with the SoundTouch 300 soundbar without using NFC: Press and hold the Bluetooth source button on the remote until the light flashes. Your mobile device should be in pairing mode. Then select the SoundTouch 300. You also can pair your mobile device to the SoundTouch 300 using the SoundTouch app. In the app, find the SoundTouch 300 in the device tray, select “explore,” and then select Bluetooth. On your mobile device, select the SoundTouch 300.

To connect the SoundTouch 300 soundbar to your TV use a HDMI cable to your TV. If your TV has an “HDMI-ARC” connection, you should use that connection. If your TV does not have an HDMI connection, then you should connect the SoundTouch 300 to the TV using an optical cable.

You can also control the bass through the bass button on the universal IR remote control or via the settings menu in the SoundTouch app.

 

SoundTouch app – SoundTouch speakers are designed to grow with you. Simply add more speakers anytime you want because they all work together. Move from room to room and your music goes with you.

With the SoundTouch app you gain better control of your SoundTouch 300 soundbar. et. It is great to browse music and control that music throughout your home. You can start streaming instantly, or use the app to personalize the presets to your favorite music and stations.

 

Add Ons for Greater Sound Experience – Simply add the Acoustimass 300 wireless bass module and feel the difference between hearing bass and feeling thunder. And when you want more combine it with the Virtually Invisible 300 wireless surround speakers for full on surround sound.

For more bass add the Acoustimass 300 wireless bass module and get: deep bass performance with virtually no distortion, wireless connectivity to soundbar and premium glass top finish.

For more spaciousness add the Virtually Invisible 300 rear surround speakers and get: gripping surround effects for theater-like sound, wireless connectivity to soundbar and a nice blend in your room, standing less than 4″ tall.

Add both the bass module and rear surrounds to your soundbar and get: a full surround sound experience and wireless connectivity from bass module and rear surrounds to the soundbar.

 

Wall- mountable – The Soundtouch 300 Soundbar comes with an optional WB-300 wall bracket allowing you to mount it to the wall.

Battery – The remote control uses 4 alkaline AAA batteries.

Other features – The Soundtouch 300 Soundbar is compatible with 4K video. It will pass through Ultra High Definition 4K video from a source device to the TV at 60 frames per second (FPS).

 

SoundTouch 300 Wireless REVIEW

The SoundTouch 300 Wireless is very easy to connect. The sound is great and the voices are easy to understand and not muffled like so many other sound systems but after sometime the sound started to cut out for about a second, this happened 3-4 times during a 30 minute show. Watched a download from Amazon prime to see what that sounded like and the Wi-Fi signal to the TV dropped every 20-30 seconds. Turning the SoundTouch 300 Wireless off made the Wi-Fi stay up with no problem. Had to return it because it was defective and received a new one but new SoundTouch 300 Wireless did exactly the same thing. Turning on the SoundTouch 300 Wireless, the Wi-Fi to the TV started going up and down again.If you get the SoundTouch 300 Wireless, hope the same thing does not happen because the SoundTouch 300 Wireless is a great sounding soundbar.

SoundTouch 300 Wireless has excellent sound. The ability to change between music and speech is very helpful especially with accents like Downton Abbey.

It is necessary to use the remote to find the right input source each time instead of starting up on the last setting used. The company said there was no way short of leaving it on 24/7.

SoundTouch 300 Wireless is extremely well built with great sound and seamless integration with the Direct TV remote.

SoundTouch 300 Wireless also automatically mutes the sound when the TV is turned on with a simple volume touch, up or down, activating the ZVOX at the volume level from prior use.

SoundTouch 300 Wireless is easy to connect and set up taking only a few minutes. You can also connect it through your Comcast remote and get the settings just right in a few more minutes. Bluetooth is also a snap to set up.

SoundTouch 300 Wireless sound is very good and the bass can be felt but is not overpowering. It is a great alternative to TV speakers or multi channel options, but isn’t true surround sound. SoundTouch 300 Wireless also sounds great streaming music as well. Speaking parts, TV and movies are also much clearer.

If you are looking for a surround sound that doesn’t require a separate subwoofer and rear speakers, then the SoundTouch 300 Wireless is great. Choice of 3 different surround sound settings provides meaningful adjustments to the type of program you are watching. As suggested, used the SR-3 setting to watch the thriller San Andreas but the rumbling scared the pets out of the room which, by the way, is quite large with a high, vaulted ceiling. SoundTouch 300 Wireless is a great purchase with its ease of use and performance.

SoundTouch 300 Wireless is a breeze to set up and sync with both the TV, cable and Bluetooth devices. Sound from the SoundTouch 300 Wireless is warm and crisp.

 

Soundtouch 300 Soundbar Questions and Answers

Q. Does anyone know how the sound quality is affected if you hang the Soundtouch 300 Soundbar from the TV so it swivels with the TV?
A. Hanging it from your TV will make it sound great.

Q. What are the dimensions of the Soundtouch 300 Soundbar?
A. The length x height x width is 44″ × 5 3/4″ ×3″ respectively.

Q. The website says the Soundtouch 300 Soundbar unit can be used on its “back”. Does anyone know how it sounds like this?
A. There are different settings on the Soundtouch 300 Soundbar unit that you change when it’s laying in different positions so you get the best audio from any position.

Q. Will the Soundtouch 300 Soundbar Bluetooth sync with a Samsung TV?
A. It has a Bluetooth receiver that allows you to play music wireless from a smart phone, tablet, or other Bluetooth enabled audio devices. The Soundtouch 300 does not have a built in Bluetooth transmitter.

Q. The Soundtouch 300 Soundbar blocks the TV’s IR remote receiver, it does not seem to have a pass-through. What is the best way to handle this?
A. Can be placed on its back in front of the TV. In this configuration, it would make the speaker only 3.3-inches tall. There is an IR sensor on the bottom of the speaker so when it is placed on its back, you can still control the system with the remote control.

Q. Can the Soundtouch 300 Soundbar hooked directly to a CD player?
A. Yes it can.

 

Price
$699 at Bose.com

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