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Bose Home Speaker 300 Review

True Score

76
78
8

Experts

86
3,936

Consumers

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Expert testers liked that the Bose Home Speaker 300 had a very receptive microphone and worked with both Alexa and Google Assistant. They lauded it for its high volume but noted that its bass got distorted at that high level. The speaker’s narrow soundstage and missing speakerphone functionality was also disappointing.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in mid-2019, the Bose Home Speaker 300 is a premium indoor Bluetooth speaker with Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. The speaker is compact and belts 360-degree sound, courtesy of its cylindrical design.

It supports both Alexa and Google Assistant, which is rare even among the best speakers on the market. Connecting it to another Bose speaker through the app for a stereo sound output is easy.

With a Bluetooth range of up to 334.6 ft, the speaker can still be used at a distance, and its WiFi connection supports both Apple Airplay and Google Chromecast for seamless audio when listening to music or playing movies.

It also has to be plugged into a power source to work, so it is not a top pick for anyone looking for the best portable Bluetooth speaker.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Bose Home Speaker 300 was praised by expert testers for its stellar microphone performance and compatibility with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

After conducting their voice tests, specialists from Cnet were glad that the speaker could “hear” commands even at a distance. They also liked how loud it got and that they could adjust its bass and treble levels through its companion app.

The Besound Explore has four EQ presets to choose from, so if this sounds more viable, check out our Bang & Olufsen Beosound Explore review.

Product reviewers from Rtings liked that they could connect to different Bose speakers and play different content on each speaker through the app.

Also, its balanced sound profile is comparable to the Bose S1 Pro System, which we covered in our Bose S1 Pro System review.

However, testers were disappointed with its narrow soundstage and its lack of speakerphone functionality. They also complained that its bass got distorted at high volume.

Reason to Buy

  • Great for use with voice assistants
  • Loud max volume
  • Adjustable bass and treble
  • Great Bluetooth range
  • Has AUX port

Reason to Avoid

  • Narrow soundstage
  • No speakerphone functionality
  • Bass distorts at high volume

Bose Home Speaker 300 Specs

WattageWattage300W
WirelessWirelessWireless
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth, RF

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

Released in mid-2019, the Bose Home Speaker 300 is a premium indoor Bluetooth speaker with Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. The speaker is compact and belts…

Released in mid-2019, the Bose Home Speaker 300 is a premium indoor Bluetooth speaker with Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. The speaker is compact and belts 360-degree sound, courtesy of its cylindrical design.

It supports both Alexa and Google Assistant, which is rare even among the best speakers on the market. Connecting it to another Bose speaker through the app for a stereo sound output is easy.

With a Bluetooth range of up to 334.6 ft, the speaker can still be used at a distance, and its WiFi connection supports both Apple Airplay and Google Chromecast for seamless audio when listening to music or playing movies.

It also has to be plugged into a power source to work, so it is not a top pick for anyone looking for the best portable Bluetooth speaker.

The Bose Home Speaker 300 supports WiFi connectivity while the Bose SoundLink Revolve II does not, but the Revolve II is battery-powered while the 300…

The Bose Home Speaker 300 supports WiFi connectivity while the Bose SoundLink Revolve II does not, but the Revolve II is battery-powered while the 300 is not. The Revolve II can also be used as a speakerphone, while the 300 cannot.

The Bose Home Speaker 300 has Bluetooth connectivity while the Sonos One Gen 2 does not, and it also has a USB input while the…

The Bose Home Speaker 300 has Bluetooth connectivity while the Sonos One Gen 2 does not, and it also has a USB input while the One Gen 2 does not. However, the Sonos One Gen has a stereo pair mode while the Speaker 300 does not.

Buyers who are still choosing whether to opt for the Bose Home Speaker 300 or the Bose Home Speaker 500 should consider that the 500…

Buyers who are still choosing whether to opt for the Bose Home Speaker 300 or the Bose Home Speaker 500 should consider that the 500 supports stereo content while the 300 does not and that it also has an LED screen for displaying playback info while the 300 does not. However, the 300 is much smaller in size compared to the 500. Have a look at our Bose Home Speaker 500 review in case you’re interested in what else it has in store.

Wattage

300W

8W

Wireless

Wireless

Wireless Connectivity

Bluetooth, RF

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Score Card

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Expert Score

78

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Customer Score

86

*.25

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True Score

76

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Score

    90
    The Bose 300 Speaker is alright for music. Its default sound profile is slightly boomy… read more

    By:

    John Panoryios
  • Techgear Lab
    44.89

    Category Trust Score

    100
    The Bose Home Speaker 300 is a fantastic sounding and small speaker that sells for… read more

    By:

    Max Mutter
  • PC Mag
    54.9

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Bose Home Speaker 300 offers Alexa and Google Assistant voice control in a small,… read more

    By:

    Tim Gideon
  • CNET
    42.51

    Category Trust Score

    75
    The Bose Home Speaker 300 offers a choice of Alexa or Google Assistant and excellent… read more

    By:

    Ty Pendlebury
  • Consumer Reports
    46.86

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    The Bose Home Speaker 300 is part of the Smart Speakers test program at Consumer… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • Choice
    44.5

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    “No bottom line found for this product” read more

    By:

    Unknown

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