Ready to improve your home theater setup ahead of the Christmas season? A great call. The brand new Bose Smart Soundbar 600 is worthy of a look alongside our finest soundbars buying guide.
Bose is a trusted name in hi-fi and home cinema, consistently claiming some of the finest AV products on the market, and this small, sleek soundbar is about to continue its progression.
Dolby Atmos'' support is aided by the company''s proprietary Bose TrueSpace technology to offer "exceptionally immersive audio for its size." The bottom of the Bose Soundbar 600''s spec sheet is the company''s support for the company.
The Dolby Atmos is likely to be successful, considering that we haven''t heard it before, but on paper it is a promising strategy, which includes five transducers to produce sound all around you, even if there are no speakers. Two side-firing racetrack-shaped transducers, along with two upfiring transducers, provide dialogue and assist the horizontal soundscapes. It''s also possible that the ceiling is tilted upward to make it appear like it is coming from overhead.
So, when Dolby Atmos content is available, precisely tuned Bose digital signal processing and Atmos decoding combine with that driver array to deliver the goods and make high-speed chases feel like they''re coming up behind you not directly at you.
Are you not interested in Dolby Atmos-enabled content? Bose promises immersive audio, regardless. TrueSpace intelligently analyzes other signals than Dolby Atmos, such as stereo or 5.1 remixing them, to produce a more spacious, encompassing sound.
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Is it true that all of these drivers are of a heavy design? Not all the Soundbar 600 is 5.61cm tall, 10.39cm deep, and 69.44cm long, allowing it to be relatively thin across, given its excellent clarity, and potential as you''d look at it under your television. Think about the Devialet Dione, a beast at 8.8 x 16.5 x 12cm, but you''ll have to pay for it.
The Soundbar 600 has reintroduced an obvious retirement aesthetic from Bose, with a matte body and a wraparound metal grille, all in black.
The Soundbar 600 also includes wireless, Bluetooth, and Chromecast capabilities for full streaming control (including Spotify Connect and Apple AirPlay 2), and works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for built-in voice control.
And it''s powerful to work within your Bose ecosystem, too. When used with Alexa, the Bose Voice4Video technology allows for a single command to turn on your TV, switch input, and tune to your favorite channel. While Bose SimpleSync also allows you to combine the Soundbar 600 with other Bose smart speakers and soundbars, plus compatible Bose headphones and Bluetooth speakers to further enhance your listening experience.
The solution? Simple: Simply connect one cable from the soundbar to your TV, and you''re ready to be immersed in audio. When paired with one of the best 4K televisions on the market, it might be a positive reapback.
The Bose Smart Soundbar 600 will be available on shelves on October 24, for $499 / 499.95 (which is around AU$800) and can be pre-ordered from Bose starting today.