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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SpeakerCraft CS3

SpeakerCraft CS3
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Zvox Z-Base 420

Zvox Z-Base 420
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Sony HT-CT260

Sony HT-CT260
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Price $359 to $758 at 9 stores $396 to $399 at 3 stores $299 to $349 at 3 stores $249 to $249 at 4 stores $379 at 1 store
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: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 0.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 6 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date September 06, 2012 June 25, 2013 November 12, 2012 November 12, 2012 October 14, 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 SpeakerCraft CS3 is a handsome, excellent-sounding sound bar that's well worth its lofty price. 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 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.

Basic specs

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System Components Info unavailable 1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
Info unavailable 1 x Sound bar
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
Color Black
Info unavailable Matte black
Black
Black
Power AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product Type Sound Bar
Info unavailable Sound bar
Sound bar
Sound Bar
2.1-channel
Dimensions (WxDxH) 20.7 in x 12.2 in x 3 in
Info unavailable 28 in x 16.5 in x 3.9 in
27.6 in x 14.5 in x 3.5 in
Info unavailable
Remote Control Info unavailable Info unavailable Included
Remote control
Remote control - Infrared
Speaker System Details Sound bar
Info unavailable Sound bar
Sound bar
Subwoofer
- 170 Watt
- 130 Watt
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
Wired
Wireless - Bluetooth
Wired
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 80 Watt
45 Watt
300 Watt
Product Description Sound Bar
Bose Solo
Info unavailable SpeakerCraft CS3 - Sound bar
ZVOX Z-Base 420 - Sound bar
Sound Bar
Sony HT-CT260
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 35 - 20000 Hz
45 - 20000 Hz
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