The Bose Soundbar product line is known for its exceptional performance and very sleek models. The Smart Soundbar 900 claims to be an upgrade with more immersive controls and features. Does it live up to expectations, or is it just another overpriced unit? Check out our media experts’ review to find out!
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The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 stays true to Bose’s famed sleek appearance with a glossy finish and a very understated design. It is packed with features to create height for your soundstage, and gets as close to a 7-channel experience a soundbar can provide.
In order to house all the technologies the Soundbar 900 possesses, it has a much larger footprint compared to most other soundbars. At 41 inches in length and exceeding 15 pounds in weight, it’s quite a hefty model and our experts recommend it for 40 inch TVs and over.
Bose Smart Soundbar 900 Features
You can’t beat Dolby Audio formats, and the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 has Dolby Atmos decoding. It also utilizes proprietary technology such as the Bose TrueSpace spatial processing, 2 custom-engineered up-firing speakers, and surround sound modularity to bring the cinema home.
All of these Bose technologies come together to separate the different layers of vocals, sound effects, and music for your ears to discern. The audio will be projected in all directions including overhead to create an immersive experience even without a separate subwoofer or satellite speakers.
Our Bose Smart Soundbar 900 review has revealed audio technologies such as the Bose TrueSpace our audio engineers mentioned, which analyzes your space to create an enveloping environment with convincingly realistic sound.
The Bose Voice4Video allows users to control everything with their voices, completely hands-free.
There is also bass modularity aside from surround sound, which will enhance and improve the low rumbles for a more exciting viewing experience.
The connections a soundbar offers will determine its convenience for the user and compatibility with your home theater devices. The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for wireless connectivity.
WIth wireless connections, you can choose to use Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and Chromecast with ease.
Wired connections for the Soundbar 900 include HDMI eARC  and optical with the cables already in the package.
Voice Assistance and Microphone
As our media experts mentioned, the voice assistants are built directly into the soundbar, which means it doesn’t just support this feature, it is ready to use right out of the box.
Devices that support voice assistance require you to have a separate voice assistant device, but with both Alexa and Google Assistant built in, you can start your commands right when you set up the sound bar.
Nothing is more bothersome than raising your voice and enunciating just so the subpar mics can pick up your voice. That won’t happen with the Bose Soundbar 900 thanks to the highly sensitive noise-rejecting mics that can even hear you above music.
The Bose Music app is what the brand uses for setup and control. Just download it from the app store to your phone to get started. You can browse music and connect multiple devices all from the palm of your hand.
Since Bose products are mostly compatible, you can also use the mobile app to group everything together.
The only slight downside our team members came across during individual Bose Smart Soundbar 900 reviews was the price tag. It is more expensive than your average soundbar, but our sound engineers say it should not deter you from the product.
From the high-quality components used to the feature-packed hardware, the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 is definitely worth the price. With the bass modulation, there isn’t even a need to spend more on an additional subwoofer. Of course, our experts wouldn’t dissuade consumers who want to add a bit of rumble to their content.
Review Conclusion: Bose Smart Soundbar 900
Our team members were highly impressed by the Bose Smart Soundbar 900. It stays true to Bose’s renowned design with its glossy and sleek appearance. What if features beneath the exterior is just as impressive with a myriad of Bose’s proprietary technologies, sound format decoding, and both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.