Bose now has another soundbar. It is more compact and more affordable than the Smart Soundbar 500 and 700 and received an index of 300. The model supports AirPlay 2 and can become the basis for a 5.1 surround sound set. To do this, add a pair of wireless rear satellites and a subwoofer to it. Bose Smart Soundbar 300 is also capable of playing music streamed to it via Bluetooth, and supports Spotify Connect, Alexa and Google Assistant. HDMI ARC functionality is provided here to connect to a TV – as an option, you can use an optical digital connector. The novelty is also poised to be part of the multiroom grouping – both in the Bose ecosystem and using AirPlay 2.
It should be noted that the Smart Soundbar 300 does not support a number of technologies that have already become the de facto current equipment standard. In particular, Dolby Atmos, DTS: X are absent, and HDMI ARC has a designation without “e”. To some extent, this approach can be considered traditional for the brand. On the other hand, the Smart Soundbar 300 has received features to improve the sound of voice4video dialogs, and Bose SimpleSync technology will allow sound to be transmitted, for example, to the Bose Noise Canceling 700 headphones. Control and configuration is carried out through the Bose app Music.
Bose Smart Soundbar 300 is now available in the US by pre-order. It will cost the buyer $400 and will appear in mid-September. The delivery time for the novelty and the cost for Europe have not yet been announced.