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Bose Smart Soundbar 900 With Speakers + Bass Module Review

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81
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3

Experts

89
2,041

Consumers

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This premium soundbar setup is highly optimized to deliver a deeply immersive surround sound experience, which makes for exciting movie-watching and justifies its high price. Its bass has an extra punch to it, though it lacks an EQ and a display.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is a premium smart soundbar that was first announced in 2021.

Its soundstage is wide thanks to PhaseGuide technology, and this delivers an immersive surround sound performance where on-screen action feels like its happening all around.

This feature alone makes it one of the best speakers in the market, or one of the best soundbars to consider for a listening experience unique to the room size.

The range of audio formats supported includes Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Digital Plus content, while its port selection includes an Optical Audio In, HDMI ARC port, and an Ethernet port.

It has both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa support built in, and connects through Bluetooth, WiFi, Apple AirPlay, and even Chromecast. In contrast, the JBL Link Bar only supports Bluetooth and WiFi music streaming. We’ve covered it in our JBL Link Bar review.

Best For

  • 5.1

  • Bose

Consensus

our Verdict

The Bose 900 is a sturdy, well-designed soundbar boasting good bass depths, combined with its robust max volume and balanced sound profile, creating a captivating, expansive audio arena for movies, TV, and music.

The stereo frequency response is exceptional, preserving crystal-clear vocals while harmoniously blending with rich vocal and instrumental tones, delivering a sonic experience.

Voice commands register effortlessly through the adept built-in microphone, and the Bose Music app facilitates seamless setup and personalization.

With impressively low latencies tested at 56ms (ARC) and 55ms (Optical), audio and visuals sync flawlessly. Versatile wireless connectivity options include Bluetooth, WiFi, Chromecast, Apple AirPlay, and Spotify.

Regrettably, the 900 lacks a display and EQ adjustments, and input choices are limited to a single Optical Audio In and Ethernet port.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good build and sound quality
  • Many different wireless connectivity options
  • Loud max volume
  • Impressive Dolby Atmos experience for movies and TV shows
  • Wide soundstage for immersive listening
  • Sound adapts to room size
  • Easy to use Bose app
  • Works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Reason to Avoid

  • No display for visual feedback
  • Use of Bose Music App required for setup and adjustments
  • Lack of HDMI pass-through and eARC support in some cases
  • Remote control lacks backlighting, making it hard to use in the dark

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 With Speakers + Bass Module Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth4.21"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement FeatureYes
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedNo
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight2.29"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels5.1.2
SubwooferSubwooferOptional (sold separately)
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight12.68 lbs
WidthWidth41.14"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, Bluetooth, Google Assistant, Remote Control, Wi-Fi

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)29.537
High End Roll Off (Hz)17,221.559
Max Volume Test (db)96.1
Latency (ms)56
THD @ 80dB0.43

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Product Comparison

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 With Speakers + Bass Module Review

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Market Context

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is a premium smart soundbar that was first announced in 2021. Its soundstage is wide thanks…

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is a premium smart soundbar that was first announced in 2021.

Its soundstage is wide thanks to PhaseGuide technology, and this delivers an immersive surround sound performance where on-screen action feels like its happening all around.

This feature alone makes it one of the best speakers in the market, or one of the best soundbars to consider for a listening experience unique to the room size.

The range of audio formats supported includes Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Digital Plus content, while its port selection includes an Optical Audio In, HDMI ARC port, and an Ethernet port.

It has both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa support built in, and connects through Bluetooth, WiFi, Apple AirPlay, and even Chromecast. In contrast, the JBL Link Bar only supports Bluetooth and WiFi music streaming. We’ve covered it in our JBL Link Bar review.

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module has built-in Chromecast support and Bluetooth connectivity while the Sonos Arc with Sub + One…

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module has built-in Chromecast support and Bluetooth connectivity while the Sonos Arc with Sub + One SL speakers does not. However, the Sonos Arc has a surround level adjustment feature while the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers does not.

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module can get louder than the JBL Bar 9.1 without any sound distortion at max volume,…

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module can get louder than the JBL Bar 9.1 without any sound distortion at max volume, and it also ships with a Digital Optical Cable while the JBL Bar 9.1 does not.

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module might appeal to most buyers since it ships with a dedicated subwoofer and satellites while…

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module might appeal to most buyers since it ships with a dedicated subwoofer and satellites while the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 only ships as a standalone unit. As a result, the Bose 900 with speakers produces a much lower bass response compared to the Bose 900. Feel free to check out our Bose 900 soundbar review if it still sounds interesting.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

No

Yes

Depth

4.21"

4.56"

4.7"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

Yes

Yes

Energy Star Certified

No

No

No

HDMI ARC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Height

2.29"

3.43"

2.4"

Number of Audio Channels

5.1.2

5.0.2

Subwoofer

Optional (sold separately)

Optional (sold separately)

Included

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Expert Score

81

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89

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True Score

81

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    82
    The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module is impressive for mixed usage…. Read More

    By:

    Jake Thauvette
  • Sound Guys
    82.54

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    For an all in one home theatre system with 3D Dolby Atmos sound, this one… Read More

    By:

    Jasper Lastoria
  • CNET
    54.51

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Bose’s Smart Soundbar 900 does everything you’d expect from a flagship soundbar. It looks great,… Read More

    By:

    Ty Pendlebury

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