The competition for sound bars over $500 is heating up with the release of some excellent models recently including the Sony HT-NT5 and the Samsung HW-K850. Now, Bose is trying to get in on the act with its latest wireless model, the SoundTouch 300.
The SoundTouch 300 is a sound bar which offers "larger than life" sound thanks to its widening PhaseGuide technology and the QuietPort promises better-than-normal bass despite the lack of a separate subwoofer. The bar measures 38.5 inches wide by 2.25 inches high and 4.25 inches deep.
The sound bar includes Bose's SoundTouch Wi-Fi music system onboard, which enables users to stream Spotify, Pandora and other services without loss in quality. SoundTouch is Bose's take on multiroom sound and is compatible with its standalone-and-up speakers. If you want to go the Bluetooth route, the sound bar has that too.
The SoundTouch 300 comes with other connectivity including HDMI in and out, plus optical digital audio and a 3.5mm subwoofer out. The HDMI ports offer 4K pass-through in addition to both Dolby Digital and DTS decoding.
The SoundTouch is available now for $699 in the US, £599 in the UK or AU$999 in Australia. The optional Acoustimass 300 wireless subwoofer is available for the same price.