Bose Solo TV sound system comparison

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Bose Solo TV sound system

Bose Solo TV sound system
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Pioneer SP-SB23W

Pioneer SP-SB23W
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Sony HT-CT260

Sony HT-CT260
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Zvox Z-Base 420

Zvox Z-Base 420
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SpeakerCraft CS3

SpeakerCraft CS3
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Price $359 to $758 at 10 stores $396 to $399 at 3 stores $379 at 1 store $249 to $249 at 4 stores $299 to $349 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 6 reviews 0.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date September 06, 2012 June 25, 2013 October 14, 2012 November 12, 2012 November 12, 2012
The Bottom Line Although its sonic talents are comparatively modest, the Bose Solo is an exceedingly handsome and easy-to-use sound bar. The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations. The Sony HT-CT260 is our go-to budget sound bar pick, with excellent sound quality, built-in Bluetooth, an adaptable design, and no major missteps. The Zvox Z-Base 420 offers an uncluttered look and solid sound at a budget price, but its quirks might give some buyers pause. The SpeakerCraft CS3 is a handsome, excellent-sounding sound bar that's well worth its lofty price.

Basic specs

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System Components Info unavailable 1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
1 x Sound bar
Info unavailable
Color Black
Info unavailable Black
Black
Matte black
Power AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
Product Type Sound Bar
Info unavailable Sound Bar
2.1-channel
Sound bar
Sound bar
Dimensions (WxDxH) 20.7 in x 12.2 in x 3 in
Info unavailable Info unavailable 27.6 in x 14.5 in x 3.5 in
28 in x 16.5 in x 3.9 in
Remote Control Info unavailable Info unavailable Remote control - Infrared
Remote control
Included
Speaker System Details Sound bar
Info unavailable Subwoofer
- 170 Watt
- 130 Watt
Sound bar
Sound bar
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
Wireless - Bluetooth
Wired
Wired
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
Speaker Type Active
Info unavailable Active
Active
Active
Weight 10.1 lbs
Info unavailable Info unavailable 17 lbs
Info unavailable
Built-in Decoders Info unavailable Dolby Digital
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Nominal Output Power (Total) Info unavailable Info unavailable 300 Watt
45 Watt
80 Watt
Product Description Sound Bar
Bose Solo
Info unavailable Sound Bar
Sony HT-CT260
ZVOX Z-Base 420 - Sound bar
SpeakerCraft CS3 - Sound bar
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Info unavailable
Audio Amplifier Info unavailable Info unavailable Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Response Bandwidth Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 45 - 20000 Hz
35 - 20000 Hz
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