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Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module Soundbar Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Nov 05, 2021 at 09:59 am
Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module Picture
8.2
Mixed Usage
8.3
Dialogue/TV Shows
8.6
Music
8.0
Movies
Channels
5.1.2

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module is a smart soundbar setup released in 2021. It uses the manufacturer's PhaseGuide technology to beam sound throughout your room, resulting in a very wide and immersive soundstage. You can use its ADAPTiQ audio calibration feature to optimize audio reproduction based on your room. With this feature turned on, it has a very neutral sound profile suitable for listening to many different types of audio content, and there's even a little extra punch in the bass range. Unlike the Bose Smart Soundbar 700 with Speakers + Bass Module, it also supports Dolby Atmos content, although there's no DTS support.

Our Verdict

8.2 Mixed Usage

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module is impressive for mixed usage. With its ADAPTiQ room correction feature, it offers a neutral sound profile with a little extra punch in the bass range suitable for most types of audio content. Its excellent soundstage performance helps immerse you in your audio content. It supports Dolby Atmos content, too, although it lacks DTS support. There are isn't an EQ, although some users may be satisfied with its bass and treble adjustments.

Pros
  • Bass and treble adjustments.
  • Excellent soundstage.
  • Gets loud.
  • Dolby Atmos support.
Cons
  • No EQ.
8.3 Dialogue/TV Shows

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module is impressive for dialogue-centric content like TV shows. Thanks to its discrete center channel, dialogue is anchored in an accurate, pinpoint location in the soundstage. Also, its neutral sound profile helps reproduce voices clearly and accurately. There's even a dialogue enhancement feature available to make voices more crisp. Unfortunately, it lacks an auto-volume mode, which isn't ideal for users who watch a lot of TV at night.

Pros
  • Gets loud.
  • Dialogue enhancement mode.
Cons
  • No auto-volume.
8.6 Music

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module is amazing for music. Its ADAPTiQ feature automatically optimizes audio reproduction based on your room's acoustics. With this feature turned on, it has a neutral sound profile that's suitable for listening to lots of different music genres. Also, its subwoofer helps reproduce a little extra punch in the bass range. There are some bass and treble adjustments to help you customize its sound, but unfortunately, it lacks an EQ.

Pros
  • Bass and treble adjustments.
  • Excellent soundstage.
  • Gets loud.
Cons
  • No EQ.
8.0 Movies

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module is great for movies. Thanks to its PhaseGuide technology, this soundbar offers a wide, immersive-sounding soundstage. Its discrete satellite speakers offer a very good surrounds performance, and it also supports Dolby Atmos content. Its subwoofer helps reproduce the deep thump and rumble in action-packed movies, too.

Pros
  • Bass and treble adjustments.
  • Excellent soundstage.
  • Dolby Atmos support.
Cons
  • No EQ.
  • 8.2 Mixed Usage
  • 8.3 Dialogue/TV Shows
  • 8.6 Music
  • 8.0 Movies
  1. Updated Mar 15, 2022: Firmware update adds Chromecast built-in support.
  2. Updated Nov 05, 2021: Review published.
  3. Updated Nov 02, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style - Bar

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module has a sleek, premium design. The soundbar has metal grilles covering the front of the bar and the up-firing drivers on top. Also, the glass plate on top of the bar gives it a very premium feel.

Design
Style - Subwoofer

The Bose Bass Module 700 is mostly plastic, and there's also a glass plate on top. You can find this subwoofer in all-black and all-white variants.

Design
Style - Satellites

The Bose Surround Speakers 700 are mostly made of metal, which feels quite durable. There are small grilles to help protect the drivers inside. You can also find them in either all-black or all-white color variants to match the rest of your setup.

Design
Dimensions - Bar
Width 41.1" (104.5 cm)
Height 2.2" (5.7 cm)
Depth 4.3" (11.0 cm)

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module is a fairly wide soundbar that likely won't fit between the legs of a 55" TV. That said, it isn't very tall, so it shouldn't block your TV screen unless your TV sits flush on your table.

Design
Dimensions - Subwoofer
Width 11.6" (29.5 cm)
Height 12.7" (32.3 cm)
Depth 11.6" (29.5 cm)

The Bose Bass Module 700 is a wireless subwoofer. It's roughly the same size as a typical desktop PC.

Design
Dimensions - Satellites
Width 1.9" (4.8 cm)
Height 5.6" (14.3 cm)
Depth 1.9" (4.8 cm)

The Bose Surround Speakers 700 are tall and skinny. They connect to the bar wirelessly, but you need to plug them into a power outlet to get them to work. Their cables include a power brick, which is rather bulky. Our measurements above are for the satellites without the power brick. With the power brick, the satellites measure 9.3" (23.8 cm) W x 7.4" (18.8 cm) H x 3.1" (7.9 cm) D.

Design
Back - Bar
Bar Mounting
Proprietary

On the back of the bar, there are some openings for the inputs and the power cable. You can also wall-mount the bar using the proprietary holes and mounting brackets purchased from Bose separately. The manufacturer recommends that you rerun the ADAPTiQ room correction feature after mounting the bar.

Design
Back - Subwoofer
Enclosure
Ported

The back of the sub has a simple design. There are inputs for the power cable, but since they're located near the bottom, they aren't very noticeable.

Design
Back - Satellites
Mounting
Proprietary

The back of the satellites have a simple design. There's a small input for the power cables near the bottom. Also, there are small slots in the grooves that let you mount them to the wall with Bose proprietary mounts that have a four-prong bracket. However, you need to purchase these brackets separately.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module has an excellent build quality. The bar has metal grilles to help protect the drivers inside, as well as a premium-looking glass plate on top. The subwoofer is topped with glass, and it's mostly made of plastic. The satellites are made of metal. Overall, this setup feels very solid and premium.

Note: You may notice some imperfections on the Bose Surround Speakers 700 that we tested. We received these satellites in better condition. After owning them for several years, the metal chipped slightly, and the power cables started to fray.

Design
In The Box
HDMI Cable Length
1.5 m (4.9 ft)
Digital Optical Cable Length
1.5 m (4.9 ft)

  • Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module
  • Start Here Guide
  • ADAPTIQ Headset
  • Remote
  • 2x AAA batteries
  • 4x Power cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Optical cable
  • 2x power brick for satellites
  • Screwdriver for satellites

Sound
8.7
Sound
Stereo Frequency Response
Tested Preset
No Preset
Slope
-0.15
Std. Err.
2.08 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
25.9 Hz
High-Frequency Extension
19.9 kHz

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module has an excellent stereo frequency response. Its ADAPTiQ feature automatically calibrates audio reproduction based on the unique acoustic characteristics of your room. With this feature on, it has a very neutral sound profile suitable for listening to lots of different types of audio content. There's also a little extra punch in the bass range, though it isn't too overpowering. Audio sounds less bright than with the standalone Bose Smart Soundbar 900, and the overall listening experience is immersive and complete. There are also some bass and treble adjustments to help you customize its sound if you want.

Note: You may notice a difference between the setup pictures for the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module and the standalone Bose Smart Soundbar 900. While the bars are the same, when you add on the satellites, audio no longer plays out of the surround drivers in the bar for our specific tests. As a result, we didn't include them in the pictures for the full setup.

8.7
Sound
Stereo Frequency Response With Preliminary Calibration
Suggested Preset
No Preset
Suggested Bass Setting
0
Suggested Treble Setting
0
Slope
-0.15
Std. Err.
2.08 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
25.9 Hz
High-Frequency Extension
19.9 kHz

If you prefer a neutral sound profile, we recommend using the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module with its default settings.

8.5
Sound
Stereo Soundstage
Crosstalk Error
2.36 dB

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module has an amazing stereo soundstage. The soundstage is perceived to be very wide, and sound reaches out to the side walls of the room. Its focus is a bit diffused but less so than with the standalone Bose Smart Soundbar 900. That said, sound objects may still seem to come from a more general area instead of a pinpoint location.

8.0
Sound
Stereo Dynamics
SPL @ Max Volume
96.1 dB SPL
DRC @ Max Volume
1.76 dB

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module has an impressive stereo dynamics performance. It gets loud, making it suitable for listening in large rooms and at crowded parties. There's a bit of compression at max volume, but it isn't very noticeable.

7.5
Sound
Stereo Total Harmonic Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80dB
0.43
Weighted THD @ Max Volume
3.11

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module has a good stereo THD performance. At a normal listening volume, THD falls within good limits. That said, there's a jump in THD at max volume. This may not be too noticeable with real-life content, however.

8.8
Sound
Center
Localization
Discrete
Slope
0.03
Std. Err.
2.00 dB
SPL @ Max Volume
95.5 dB SPL
Weighted THD @ 80dB
0.42
Weighted THD @ Max Volume
3.16

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module has an excellent center performance. This 5.1.2 setup has a discrete center channel, which helps to accurately anchor dialogue to a pinpoint location in the soundstage. Also, its frequency response is neutral, especially in the mid-range, where most voices are reproduced. As a result, dialogue is clear and detailed.

7.9
Sound
Surround 5.1
Localization
Discrete
Slope
-0.60
Std. Err.
2.86 dB
SPL @ Max Volume
91.7 dB SPL
Weighted THD @ 80dB
0.35
Weighted THD @ Max Volume
0.83
7.1 Rears
No

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module has a very good surrounds performance. Its discrete surround speakers can clearly and accurately represent surround objects in the soundstage. Audio seems like it's coming from all around you, rather than just from speakers placed in front of you.

6.2
Sound
Height (Atmos)
Localization
Phantom (Side Firing and Up Firing, Bar)
Slope
-0.89
Std. Err.
3.68 dB
SPL @ Max Volume
85.2 dB SPL
Weighted THD @ 80dB
0.61
Weighted THD @ Max Volume
1.72

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module uses side-firing and up-firing drivers built into the bar. They bounce sound off the ceiling and back down towards the listener to create the illusion of height. In our subjective listening tests, we found that it offers an impressive Atmos performance. Although the satellites don't have up-firing drivers, Atmos content is still very immersive. Sound seems to come from all around you, and it has good focus, so sound objects seem to come from an accurate location. Compared to the standalone Bose Smart Soundbar 900, the subwoofer adds rumble in the low-bass, and the satellites help with the focus.

7.4
Sound
Sound Enhancement Features
Room Correction
Yes
Dialogue Enhancement
Yes
Auto-Volume/Night Mode
No
Subwoofer Level Adjustment
Yes
Bass Adjustment
Yes
Treble Adjustment
Yes
EQ
No
Surround Level Adjustment
No
Rear Level Adjustment
Yes
Height Level Adjustment
Yes
Virtual Surround
No

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module has a satisfactory selection of sound enhancement features. There's an ADAPTiQ room correction feature to optimize audio reproduction based on your room's acoustics. You can also use the bass and treble adjustments to customize its sound. However, there's no EQ for sound customization, especially compared to other premium models like the Samsung HW-Q950A or the LG S90QY.

Connectivity
Connectivity
Physical Inputs - Bar
Optical Audio In
1
HDMI ARC
1
HDMI Out
No
Full HDMI In
No
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux)
No
RCA In
No
USB for Files
No
Ethernet
1

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module has a limited selection of physical inputs. You can connect it to your TV using its ARC or Optical ports. There's also an input for the ADAPTiQ headset, as well as a USB port for servicing the bar. You can also plug in a wired bass module or use the IR blaster input to operate an AV receiver. However, it lacks a Full HDMI In port.

8.8
Connectivity
Audio Format Support - ARC
eARC
Yes
Dolby Atmos
Yes
Dolby Digital
Yes
Dolby Digital Plus
Yes
DTS
No
DTS:X (eARC only)
No
Dolby TrueHD (eARC only)
Yes
DTS-HD MA (eARC only)
No
5.1 PCM (eARC only)
Yes

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module supports most of the audio formats that we test for. You can use it to watch surround sound content like Dolby Digital. There's also eARC support, and it can playback lossless and object-based formats like Dolby Atmos. Unfortunately, unlike the Sony HT-A9 with Bass Module, there's no DTS support.

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Connectivity
Audio Format Support - Full HDMI In
Dolby Atmos
No
DTS:X
No
Dolby Digital
No
Dolby Digital Plus
No
DTS
No
Dolby TrueHD
No
DTS-HD MA
No
5.1 PCM
No

If you want a premium bar with a Full HDMI In port, check out the LG S95QR.

6.0
Connectivity
Audio Format Support - Optical
Dolby Digital
Yes
DTS
No

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module only supports Dolby Digital via Optical. That said, Dolby Digital is the most common surround sound format, meaning you can find it on many Blu-ray discs and streaming platforms.

8.1
Connectivity
Latency
ARC
56 ms
Optical
55 ms
Full HDMI In
N/A

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module has a great latency performance. It has fairly low latency via ARC and Optical, so you shouldn't notice a delay between the audio you hear and the video you see. As a result, it's suitable for watching videos and movies. However, some apps and TVs compensate for latency differently, so your real-world experience can vary.

10
Connectivity
Wireless Playback
Bluetooth
Yes
Wi-Fi
Yes
Chromecast built-in
Yes
Apple AirPlay
Yes

Update 03/15/2022: Firmware update adds Chromecast built-in support. You hold down the Music button on the remote for ten seconds to update the bar. Then, you need to enable Chromecast in the Bose Music app and follow the steps provided by the manufacturer here.

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module lets you wirelessly stream audio from your mobile device to the bar. The manufacturer says that this soundbar supports Spotify Connect, too.

Connectivity
Other Input Specifications
4k @ 60 Hz Passthrough
No
4k @ 60 Hz @ 10 bit Passthrough
No
4k @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4 Passthrough
No
HDR10 Passthrough
No
Connectivity
Connectivity - Subwoofer
Sub Wireless
Yes

The sub connects to the bar wirelessly, so you just need to plug it into a power outlet to use it.

Connectivity
Connectivity - Satellites
Sat Wireless
Yes

The satellites also connect to the bar wirelessly. You can plug them into a power outlet to use them.

Additional Features
Additional Features
Interface
Display
No

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module doesn't have a display. Instead, there's a strip of light that flashes different patterns and colors based on the settings you adjust. Unfortunately, this feature isn't very user-friendly, but at least there's more information in the manual to explain the different patterns.

Additional Features
Bar Controls

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module has two touch-sensitive buttons on top of the bar. The 'Microphone Off' button lets you disable the voice assistants, and the 'Action' button can manually activate voice assistants and silence alarms and timers. That said, the 'Action' button can't activate the voice assistant while the microphone is off.

Additional Features
Remote
Universal Remote
No

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module's remote is much smaller than the one that comes with the Bose Smart Soundbar 700 with Speakers + Bass Module. It lets you control some basic functions like the volume. However, unlike the Bose Smart Soundbar 700, the manufacturer says that its Voice4Video technology lets you control the bar and your TV.

Additional Features
Voice Assistants Support
Amazon Alexa
Yes (Built-in)
Google Assistant
Yes (Built-in)
Apple Siri
No

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module has built-in support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The manufacturer says that it has Voice4Video technology that lets you use these voice assistants to control your soundbar, TV, and cable or satellite box with Amazon Alexa. That said, you can also mute the bar if you don't want it to listen to you.

Additional Features
App
App Name Bose Music
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Acts As A Remote
Yes
Controls Soundbar's Settings
All
Casts Device Files
Yes

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module is compatible with the Bose Music app, which acts as a remote and lets you control all of the soundbar's settings. There's even a TuneIn service to let you access Internet radio and podcasts to play on the bar. The manufacturer also says that you can use the app to access SimpleSync, which lets you connect with compatible Bose headphones and Bluetooth speakers to enhance your listening experience.

Additional Features
Other Features
Power Saving
Standby
HDMI CEC (TV Remote Control)
Yes

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module goes into standby mode after 20 minutes of inactivity, although you can turn this feature off if you want. There's also HDMI CEC support to let you use your TV remote to control the bar's basic functions.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module is available in 'Black' and 'Arctic White'. We expect both color variants to perform similarly. We tested the 'Black' variant, and you can see the label we tested here.

These results are only valid for the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module as a full setup. You can also look at our results for the standalone Bose Smart Soundbar 900.

If you come across another version of the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module, let us know in the discussion section below, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Soundbars

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers and Bass Module is a very versatile 5.1.2 setup. Its performance rivals other premium soundbars like the Samsung HW-Q950A and the Sonos Arc with Sub + One SL Speakers, thanks to its wide, immersive soundstage and its neutral sound profile out-of-the-box. You can also purchase the standalone Bose Smart Soundbar 900 if you prefer.

See also our recommendations for the best soundbars, the best Dolby Atmos soundbars, and the best soundbars with subwoofer.

Samsung HW-Q950A

The Samsung HW-Q950A and the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module are premium soundbars with versatile overall performances. The Bose is better built and it offers a better soundstage performance. It also offers a more balanced sound profile out-of-the-box. That said, the Samsung comes with more sound customization features. Unlike the Bose, it has DTS support and a Full HDMI In port for high-quality passthrough.

Sonos Arc with Sub + One SL Speakers

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Sonos Arc with Sub + One SL Speakers. The Bose has a better soundstage performance, and it supports more wireless playback options such as Bluetooth. Its default sound profile is also more balanced than the Sonos. That said, you can use the Sonos' bass and treble adjustments to create a more neutral sound profile if you prefer. Also, the Sonos has a better surrounds performance.

Sonos Arc

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the standalone Sonos Arc. The Bose is a 5.1.2 setup with satellites and a subwoofer. It's better built, and it can reproduce a more extended low-bass. It has better soundstage and surround performances as well as more wireless playback options to choose from. That said, the Sonos still offers solid performance for a standalone bar, and you can even upgrade it with a sub and satellites if you want.

JBL Bar 9.1

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the JBL Bar 9.1. Both are premium setups, but the Bose is better built with a better soundstage. It can also get a bit louder with less compression at max volume. However, only the JBL has DTS support and a Full HDMI In port for high quality passthrough. Some users may also prefer the flexibility of its truly wireless satellite speakers.

Sony HT-A7000 with Speakers + Bass Module

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Sony HT-A7000 with Speakers + Bass Module. Both are very premium setups, but the Bose has better soundstage, center, and Atmos performances. It also gets louder than the Sony. That said, unlike the Bose, the Sony offers DTS support and a Full HDMI In port for high quality passthrough.

Bose Smart Soundbar 700 with Speakers + Bass Module

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Bose Smart Soundbar 700 with Speakers + Bass Module. The 900 supports Dolby Atmos content, unlike the 700. It also has less compression at max volume. The manufacturer even says that its Voice4Video feature lets you control the bar and your TV with your voice. However, only the 700 offers DTS support.

Samsung HW-Q900A

The Samsung HW-Q900A and the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module are both premium soundbar setups. Unlike the Samsung, the Bose comes with discrete satellites. It offers better soundstage, surround, and Atmos performances, and it's better built. However, the Samsung offers more sound enhancement features, such as a graphic EQ and presets. Unlike the Bose, it has DTS support and a Full HDMI In port for high quality passthrough.

Samsung HW-Q950T

The Samsung HW-Q950T and the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module are both premium setups. The Bose is better built, and it offers a better soundstage performance. These setups have different sound enhancement features available: the Bose has room correction, whereas the Samsung has a graphic EQ. The Samsung also gets louder, and it has DTS support. There's also a Full HDMI In port available for high quality passthrough.

Bose Smart Soundbar 900

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the standalone Bose Smart Soundbar 900. The full setup has a dedicated subwoofer and satellites to improve its performance. It can reproduce a more extended low-bass than the standalone bar, and it has better surround and soundstage performances. That said, if you don't have a lot of space, the standalone bar is still a really good choice.

Klipsch Cinema 1200

The Klipsch Cinema 1200 and the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module are both premium setups, but the Bose scores a bit better overall. The Bose is better built, and it offers better soundstage, surround, and Atmos performances. Unlike the Klipsch, it has room correction and DTS support. Some listeners may also prefer its more neutral sound out-of-the-box compared to the Klipsch's bass-heavy sound profile. The Klipsch comes with a graphic EQ and presets, unlike the Bose, as well as Full HDMI In port for high-quality passthrough. It's still a suitable choice, especially for listeners who love to feel the thump in the bass range.

Sony HT-A9 with Bass Module

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Sony HT-A9 with Bass Module. The Bose is a 5.1.2 setup with better center and surround performances. It can reproduce a more extended low-bass, and it gets louder with less compression at max volume. That said, the Sony has better Atmos and soundstage performances. Unlike the Bose, it also supports DTS content.

Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar. The Bose comes with a dedicated subwoofer and satellites, and it can reproduce more bass out-of-the-box. It's better built, and it has better soundstage and surround performances. That said, some users may prefer the Sennheiser's unique standalone design. It also gets louder than the Bose.

LG SP11RA

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module and the LG SP11RA are both very premium soundbar setups, however, the Bose is a bit better for mixed usage. The Bose is a better built 5.1.2 setup that can reproduce a more extended low-bass. It offers better soundstage, center, surround, and Atmos performances. However, the 7.1.4 LG has more sound enhancement features, including EQ presets. Unlike the Bose, it also offers DTS support and a Full HDMI In port for high quality passthrough.

Samsung HW-Q800A

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Samsung HW-Q800A. The Bose is a better built setup with discrete satellite speakers. It has better soundstage, surround, and Atmos performances. That said, the 3.1.2 Samsung supports DTS content, and it has a Full HDMI In port, unlike the Bose.

Bose Smart Soundbar 700

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Bose Smart Soundbar 700. The 900 full setup comes with a subwoofer and satellites, and it supports Dolby Atmos content. It can reproduce a more extended low-bass, and it has better soundstage and surround performances. That said, you can upgrade the 700 with a sub and satellites as the Bose Smart Soundbar 700 with Speakers + Bass Module if you prefer.

LG S95QR

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the LG S95QR. They're both premium setups with versatile performances that make them suitable for most listeners, but the Bose does a better job. Its soundstage is wider and more immersive, and its default sound is more neutral than the LG's boomy out-of-the-box performance. The LG comes with more customization tools, which is better if you want more control over the bar's sound.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage. The Bose is a 5.1.2 setup with a dedicated sub and satellite speakers. It can reproduce a more extended low-bass, and it has better soundstage, surround, and Atmos performances. It's better built, too, and there are more sound enhancement features like room correction. However, unlike the Bang & Olufsen, it doesn't come with a graphic EQ and presets. 

Vizio M Series M512a-H6

Depending on your listening habits, you may prefer either the Vizio M Series M512a-H6 or the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module. The Bose is a better built 5.1.2 setup with better soundstage, surround, and Atmos performances. Unlike the Samsung, it has built-in voice assistant support. However, it doesn't support DTS content like the Vizio, and it also lacks a Full HDMI In port.

Sonos Beam (Gen 2)

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Sonos Beam (Gen 2) for most uses. The Bose is a 5.1.2 setup with a dedicated sub and satellites. It can reproduce a more extended low-bass, and it gets louder. Its soundstage and surround performances are better, and there are even more wireless playback options to choose from. However, the Sonos' small, compact design may be preferable for users without a lot of space in their setup.

Sony HT-A7000

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the standalone Sony HT-A7000. The Bose comes with a dedicated sub and satellites, and it can reproduce a more extended low-bass. It gets louder, and its soundstage, surround, and Atmos performances are better. However, it doesn't come with a  Full HDMI In port for high quality passthrough like the Sony. You can also upgrade the Sony with the sub and satellites if you prefer.

Klipsch Cinema 800

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Klipsch Cinema 800. The Bose is a better built 5.1.2 setup with discrete satellites. It has much better soundstage, surround, and Atmos performances. There are more sound enhancement features, including room correction. However, unlike the Klipsch, it doesn't have a Full HDMI In port for 4k passthrough.

Samsung HW-Q90R

Depending on your listening habits, you may prefer either the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module or the Samsung HW-Q90R. The Bose is a better built 5.1.2 setup with better soundstage and center channel performances. However, unlike the Samsung, it doesn't have DTS support or a Full HDMI In port. The Samsung also gets louder, and it has a better surrounds performance.

LG SP9YA

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better for mixed usage than the LG SP9YA. The Bose is better built with discrete satellites. It has better soundstage, center, surround, and Atmos performances. That said, the LG offers more sound enhancement features, such as EQ presets. Unlike the Bose, it supports DTS content and has a Full HDMI In port for high-quality passthrough.

LG SN11RG

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is a bit better for mixed usage than the LG SN11RG. The Bose is a better built 5.1.2 setup with better soundstage, center, and surround performances. Some users may also prefer its more neutral sound profile out-of-the-box. That said, it doesn't support DTS content like the LG. Also, the LG has a few more sound enhancement features, such as EQ presets.

LG S90QY

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the LG S90QY. The Bose is a 5.1.2 setup that comes with discrete satellites, unlike the LG, and it has better soundstage, surround, and Atmos performances. Even though the LG comes with an additional up-firing center channel, it doesn't really make a difference with its center performance. 

Sony HT-A9

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better for most uses than the standalone Sony HT-A9. The Bose comes with a dedicated sub, and it can reproduce a more extended low-bass. It's also better built with better surrounds and center performances. That said, the Sony has better soundstage and Atmos performances. Unlike the Bose, it even has DTS support and a Full HDMI In for high quality passthrough. You can also upgrade it with a sub if you prefer.

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2Ch

Depending on your listening habits, you may prefer either the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module or the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2Ch. The Bose is a better built 5.1.2 setup with better soundstage and center performances. Some listeners may prefer its more neutral sound profile out-of-the-box. Also, it has built-in voice assistant support. However, some users may prefer the Nakamichi's unique design with two subwoofers and four satellites. It has better surround and Atmos performances, and it has a Full HDMI In port.

Sony HT-Z9F

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Sony HT-Z9F. The Bose is a better built 5.1.2 setup with discrete satellites. It has better soundstage, surround, and Atmos performances. It can reproduce a more extended low-bass, and its neutral sound profile out-of-the-box may be preferable for some users. That said, it doesn't have a Full HDMI In port like the 3.1 Sony.

JBL Bar 5.1 Surround

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the JBL Bar 5.1 Surround. The Bose is a better built setup with discrete satellites. It has better soundstage and surround performances. Unlike the JBL, it also supports Atmos content. Also, it can get louder with less compression at max volume.

LG SP8YA

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the LG SP8YA. The Bose is a better-built 5.1.2 setup that comes with discrete satellites. It has a better soundstage. It's also a better choice for movies thanks to its Atmos and surround performances. That said, unlike the LG, it doesn't support DTS content. It also lacks a Full HDMI In port for high-quality passthrough.

Harman/Kardon Enchant 1300

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Harman/Kardon Enchant 1300. While the Harman/Kardon is good for music and dialogue-centric content like TV shows, the Bose offers a more versatile overall performance. It's a better choice for movies, as it supports Atmos content and has better surround and soundstage performances. It also comes with a dedicated sub and satellites, and it can reproduce a more extended low-bass.

Sonos Beam

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Sonos Beam. The Bose is a better-built setup with a subwoofer and satellites. It supports Dolby Atmos content, and it can reproduce a more extended low-bass. Also, its surround and soundstage performances are better. That said, if you prefer a compact, standalone soundbar, the Sonos is still a solid choice.

Bose Smart Soundbar 300

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Bose Smart Soundbar 300. The 900 is a full setup with a dedicated subwoofer and satellites, while the 300 is just a standalone bar. The 900 supports Dolby Atmos content, and it has better soundstage and surround performances. It can also reproduce a more extended low-bass. There are even some more sound enhancement features available, like room correction. However, if you're low on space and just want to watch dialogue-centric content like TV shows, the 300 is still a solid choice.

Sony HT-G700

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is more versatile than the Sony HT-G700. The Bose is a 5.1.2 setup with discrete satellites. It has better soundstage, surround, and Atmos performances, and it can reproduce a more extended low-bass. That said, the 3.1 Sony is a simpler setup that's still good for vocal-centric content like TV shows.

Vizio Elevate

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module and the Vizio Elevate are both very premium soundbar setups. The Bose is better built, and it has better soundstage and surround performances. Some listeners may also prefer its more neutral sound profile out-of-the-box compared the the Vizio's slightly bass-heavy sound. That said, unlike the Bose, the Vizio comes with a Full HDMI In port, so you can use it for high quality passthrough.

LG SN9YG

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the LG SN9YG. The Bose is a better-built setup with satellites. It has better soundstage, center, surround, and Atmos performances. However, unlike the LG, it doesn't support DTS content. The LG also has a few more sound enhancement features, like EQ presets.

Samsung HW-Q700A

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Samsung HW-Q700A for most uses. The Bose is a better-built setup that comes with discrete satellites. It has better surround and soundstage performances, and it reproduces more low-bass. That said, the Samsung is still a good choice for dialogue-centric content like TV shows. Unlike the Bose, it even supports DTS content and has a Full HDMI In port for video passthrough.

Samsung HW-Q600A

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Samsung HW-Q600A. The Bose is a better-built 5.1.2 setup with discrete satellites. It has better soundstage, surround, and Atmos performances. Also, it can reproduce a more extended low-bass. That said, it doesn't support DTS content like the Samsung.

Samsung HW-Q850A

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Samsung HW-Q850A. The Bose is a better built 5.1.2 setup with better soundstage and center performances. It can get louder with less compression at max volume. Also, some listeners may prefer its more neutral sound profile out-of-the-box. That said, it doesn't support DTS content like the Samsung. The Samsung also has a Full HDMI In port, and it has more sound enhancement features, like a graphic EQ.

Sony HT-ST5000

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module is better than the Sony HT-ST5000. The Bose is a 5.1.2 setup with discrete satellites. It has better soundstage and surround performances. Also, there's more sound enhancement features, like room correction. However, the Sony is still a very versatile 7.1.2 setup - and unlike the Bose, it has a Full HDMI In port for video passthrough.

Samsung HW-Q80R

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Speakers + Bass Module and the Samsung HW-Q80R are both very versatile, premium soundbar setups. That said, the Bose comes with discrete satellites, so it offers a more clear and real surround sound. It has a better soundstage, too. However, unlike the Samsung, it doesn't have a Full HDMI In port and it doesn't support DTS content.

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