Bose is extending its experience to the market for smart speakers. It’s time for consumers who have been putting off purchasing a smart speaker due to its subpar audio quality and lack of customization to think again. Bose smart speakers not only have all the features of a smart speaker but also deliver high-quality audio.
Fancy controlling your home entertainment system using your voice? Google, Amazon, Apple, and many other tech organizations are bringing AI voice technology to the everyday home appliances. A totally voice controlled home electronic setup was a feature that only can be imagine in sci-fi show. Now it is a reality, and BOSE had made it possible with their speakers too.
Here are 5 Bose Smart Speakers that you can use voice assistant like Google assistant and Alexa with:
- Bose Portable Smart Speaker
- Home Speaker 500
- Home Speaker 300
- Bose Soundbar 300
- Bose Soundbar 700
All these Bose speakers enable you to use voice assistant.
Using your preferred voice assistant, you can “command” your Bose Speakers to play your favourite music with your preferred music streaming services.
Not only do this voice assistant integrated speakers allow you to play music using your voice, but you can also give instructions to the voice assistant to check up on weather, read news, get sports score, obtain direction, perform calculation and translation.
All the function that are associated with modern voice assistant can be performed on these Smart Bose Speakers.
From the date of writing, Bose support popular music streaming services such as Spotify, Tunein, Pandora, SieruisXM, Amazon, iHeartRadio, and Deezer – some services are geographically restricted, so check with Bose for your region supported services.
Bose Audio Quality
Many early adopters of smart speakers complain about the audio quality, but with Bose getting into the game, you can be assured of audio quality. Bose being a reputable audio brand, had been producing top quality audio equipment for professional and consumers for many years. Owning a Bose speaker, you can be assured that you will not be experiencing subpar audio.
Now let us take a close look at the smart speakers.
Bose Portable Smart Speaker
The Bose Portable Smart Speaker is a Reddot Design Award Winner (2020), it is Bose iteration of a Portable Smart Speaker that give its user the freedom of movement while not compromising on usability and quality.
Featuring a battery life of 24-hours in standby mode, the Bose speaker is capable of continuous playback of up to 12 hours on average listening volume. For a non-average listening volume (maybe around 70-100%) you might experience shorter playback time. But let just take the 12-hour continuous playback as the benchmark for now.
To fully charge the speaker, you will need approximately 4 hours when using Bose original cable. Bose advise against using third-party charging source as it might increase the charging time.
The speaker is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled, so you can stream your music without the needs of attaching any cable. For Apple device user, this speaker is also AirPlay enabled.
Out of the box, you will be presented with:
1 x Bose Portable Smart Speaker,
1 x Power Cord,
1 x AC power adapter,
1 x Quick start guide,
1 x Owner’s guide.
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose Home Speaker 500 as its name suggests is Bose iteration of a home speaker. Featuring wall-to-wall stereo sound technology, the Home Speaker 500 is build with two custom drivers that point in opposite directions to bounce sound off walls. Resulting in a wider soundstage that filled up your room. In short, a quality home speaker that is made for your room.
If you had experience your voice assistant not picking up your command during noisy environments, you will be hearten by the superior voice pickup of the Home Speaker 500. Bose had installed 8-microphone into the home speaker to ensure that your speaker can always pick up your voice command during chaotic or noisy environments.
This is a plug-and-play type of home speaker. Minimum setup is required. You can start using the speaker out of the box without setting up your voice assistance if you so choose.
Out of the box, these are the items you can expect:
1 x Bose Smart Speaker 500
1 x Power Cord
1 x Owner’s guide
1 x Quick start guide.
Bose Home Speaker 300
Bose Home Speaker 300 is a sized down version of the Home Speaker 500. Minus the interactive display screen of the Home Speaker 500, the Home Speaker 300 is capable of the same type of audio function and performance, but in a more compact version. Suitable for room saving option.
As usual, it is Bluetooth supported with a dimension of 16.1 x 14.2 x 10.2c (H x W x D). Out of the box, you can expected the usual:
1 x Bose Home Speaker 300
1 x Power Cord
1 x Owner’s guide
1 x Quick Start guide.
Bose Soundbar 300
Where in the past people used to have elaborate speaker and bass setup with their TV in the living room. In the modern era, soundbar had taken over and simplified the living room setup; all without compromising on quality. Sometimes even exceeding it with the right type of soundbar. And the Bose range of soundbar is one of this soundbar.
For your movies, music, and gaming, the Bose Soundbar 300 provides roomy sound, crystal-clear dialogue, and powerful bass. This soundbar’s acoustic construction was specifically created to make it slim and sophisticated. What usually requires multiple steps can now be completed with just one voice command thanks to built-in voice assistants and the exclusive Bose Voice4VideoTM technology. It’s quick, easy, and basic enough for anyone to enjoy.
Using Bose Voice4VideoTM, you will be able to control your TV and your external cable or satellite box. All with just your voice. You can also make or take a calls too – call feature is only available with Alexa.
You can also pair your soundbar 300 with your Bluetooth products. If you TV is not Bluetooth enabled, you can use the soundbar 300 to connect to your bose headset or room speakers.
Despite its various smart function, the soundbar 300 is a plug-and-play soundbar too. Not much setup is needed. Just plug it into your TV and you are set.
Out of the box, you will be getting these items:
1 x Bose Smart Soundbar 300
1 x Remote Control (battery included)
1 x Power Cord
1 x Optical cable
1 x Quick Start Guide.
The soundbar 300 come in a dimension 2¼” H x 27½” W x 4″ D (7 lb)
Remote control:4.1″ H x 1.6″ W x 0.5″ D (0.1 lb)
Power cord:5 ft
Optical cable:5 ft
Bose Soundbar 700
You want to hear more than just your favorite music, TV, and movies. You want to feel the crushing footsteps of a T-Rex on the screen, the shout of the crowd when the underdogs win the game, and the heart-pumping, beat-stomping chorus of your favorite song. The Bose Soundbar 700 is Bose take on creating “the greatest soundbar in the world”.
For this reason. This sleek soundbar, which boasts an unrivaled fusion of stylish design and excellent sound, is stuffed with technology that bring out the most in every moment of your entertainment. And with built-in voice control from Alexa and Google Assistant, all your music is just a word away.
Same with the Soundbar 300, Soundbar 700 come with Bose SimpleSync technology. You can group your Bose soundbar up with independent volume control. The soundbar can be muted while your headphone is set to your volume of choice.
Of course, the Soundbar 700 is voice assistant enabled. With that, all the features that we discuss about on the Soundbar 300 is also present in the soundbar 700.
Additionally, the Bose soundbar 700 comes with ADAPTiQ system. The system allow Bose AI to customise your sound profile base on your home setup. The sound of your system is tuned by ADAPTiQ to the acoustics of your space. The surfaces, furniture, rugs, and other items in your room have an effect on how sound travels through it. The calibration procedure evaluates the characteristics of your space and modifies the system’s sound accordingly. Resulting in a more personalise audio experience.
If you are deliberating between the two soundbars that was featured in this article, we would recommend you to head down to a Bose store near you to experience for yourself the audio quality. Because, feature aside, the ultimate goal of owning a soundbar is owning a quality audio experience for your home setting.
With bose, we feel that you will not go wrong. World class audio might be a tough choice, but quality audio is guaranteed with any Bose Soundbar or any Bose audio systems.
Out of the box you will be getting:
1 x Bose Smart Soudbar 700
1 x Universal Remote,
4 x AA batteries,
1 x Cleaning cloth,
1 x ADAPTiQ headset,
1 x Optical Cable,
1 x HDMI cable,
1 x Power cord,
1 x Quick start guide.
Optional Bass module and surround speakers can also be purchased and paired with your Bose Soundbar 700. Plenty of room to upgrade here for the enthusiasts.
Bose is bringing their expertise into the smart speaker market. For consumer that had been holding out on owning a smart speaker because of their poor audio quality and customization, it is time to reconsider. Bose smart speaker not only bring all the function of the smart speaker, they also bring quality audio to the mix. So head on down to your local Bose store to test them out for yourself.