Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

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You’ve never heard it like this before

Meet the top-of-the-line soundbar that’s here to pull you deep into the heart of all your favourite content.

Immersive no matter what you’re watching

With Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar you’ll experience truly immersive spatial audio powered by Dolby Atmos and TrueSpace. Plus, AI Dialogue Mode automatically balances voice and surround sound for ultra-crisp vocal clarity.

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Feel your favourite content deeper

Sound from every direction

Two upward firing speakers envelop you in sound from every direction — even overhead.

Hear dialogue clearly

No more too loud adverts and too quiet whispers. A.I. Dialogue Mode balances voice and surround sound so that you can hear what your favourite characters are saying with crystal clarity.

Features built for the way you live

Just plug In and play

The Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar uses a single connection to your TV. Choose either the HDMI™ eARC connection or the optical audio connection (both cables provided). Simply connect the soundbar to power and download the Bose Music app to your mobile device to complete the setup.

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Private — or party — listening

Use Bose SimpleSync to connect with different Bose headphones, such as Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds, Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones, and Bose QuietComfort Headphones. Plus, select Bose Bluetooth speakers.

Control your way

Amazon Alexa is built in, so just say the word. Or connect the soundbar to a Google device for Works with Google Assistant capabilities.

Voice services (Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant) may vary and may not be available in all languages and countries.

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Say it. Watch it.

With Bose Voice4Video technology, your Alexa can do even more. Take control of your soundbar, TV, cable and satellite box with just your voice. You can turn on your TV and switch inputs between all your connected devices using just your voice.

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See what makes this soundbar our most immersive

It wouldn’t be a Bose smart soundbar if it weren’t packed full of technology.

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Unparalleled spatial effects
Two upward-firing dipole transducers direct more sound above you for immersive sound no matter what you’re watching.

Surround sound that captivates your senses
Nine speakers and proprietary TrueSpace technology deliver multi-directional sound to distinct areas of the room.

Made to fit any living room space
ADAPTiQ audio room calibration fine-tunes the system’s sound specifically for your room.

Want more power?

The Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar is a game-changer all on its own. But we see you thinking about more. For a complete immersive home cinema system, pair the soundbar with a wireless Bose Bass Module or set of Surround Speakers.

Bose Bass Module 700, Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar, and Bose Surround Speakers 700
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Bose Music app

The app walks you through setup, lets you choose your voice assistant, group compatible Wi-Fi-enabled products and more.

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Simple setup

A single connection to your TV via an optical audio cable or an HDMI eARC cable (both cables included).

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Stream anything

With Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Apple AirPlay 2®, Spotify® Connect, and Chromecast, you can wirelessly stream whatever you love, however you want.

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ADAPTiQ Calibration

ADAPTiQ optimises the sound of your system for the acoustics of your room. The calibration process measures the properties of your room and adjusts the sound of your system accordingly.


What’s in the box

  • Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar
  • HDMI eARC cable
  • Optical cable
  • ADAPTiQ headset
  • Power cord
  • Remote control (battery included)
  • Quick start guide

  • Soundbar:5.8 cm H x 104.5 cm W x 10.7 cm D (5.8 kg)

  • Top: Premium glass
  • Front: Metal grille

  • Remote control: 1 CR2032 3-volt lithium battery

  • Bluetooth range: up to 9 m (30 ft)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0

  • HDMI eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel)
  • Optical input
  • Power
  • USB (for service only)
  • Wired bass module (optional)
  • Wired IR blaster (optional)

  • Built-in microphone array for voice detection

  • Remote: power, volume, mute, source buttons (TV, Bluetooth), TV, play/pause

  • Bose Music app

  • Supported audio format: Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus
  • Video source compatibility: HDMI
  • Voice4Video technology
  • SimpleSync connectivity
  • A.I. Dialogue Mode
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound quality as you'd expect from Bose Bose is a brand that have always wowed me in terms of the sound and audio quality of their devices and the Smart Ultra sound bar does exactly that. The soundbar has Dolby Atmo built in and features Bose TrueSpace technology. The combination is a depth of sound and an immersive audio experience that makes you feel like you are in the middle of your favourite movies. The sound bar has Alexa built in so it can function as a smart home device and speaker and it has a large audio range with impeccably crisp vocal clarity thanks to it's AI Dialogue Mode. The bass is really decent considering this is a standalone sound bar with no bulky independent subwoofer and as with all my Bose products I really love the sound quality.
Date published: 2024-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features When unboxing the Bose sound bar, the quality of the packaging immediately stood out. The way it was meticulously packaged demonstrated the attention to detail. However, it's important to be cautious not to overlook the neatly tucked away cables in the box when removing the sound bar. Setting up the sound bar is a breeze, although it took me some time to realize that there were no physical instructions included. Instead, there was a leaflet guiding me to download the app. Once I accessed the app, everything became clear. The app itself is intuitive and user-friendly, surpassing the functionality of the previous Bose app. The actual setup process is straightforward, with minimal cables to connect. There are multiple options, including HDMI ARC and optical cable, and the app provides settings to turn on the sound bar through the optical cable. Even without access to enough HDMI ports, the sound from the sound bar is still impressive. It effectively projects audio effects throughout the room, creating an immersive experience. One feature that proved to be a bit challenging for me was the Adapt AIQ. While it worked well in films, it ultimately comes down to personal preference. Personally, I prefer the loud crashes and bangs, even if it means the voices are slightly overshadowed by the bass. However, I did notice that when listening to something like boxing with crowds, the Adapt IQ feature tends to muddy the voices. It's important to play around with the settings to find the right balance for individual preferences. Overall, the sound bar delivers incredible sound quality and boasts a visually stunning design. Contrary to some reviews, I found that the sound bar performs exceptionally well, even when listening to music. In fact, I believe it outperforms another high-quality sound bar I own in a different room. In terms of pros, the sound quality is unparalleled, and the Bose sound bar exudes a fantastic and high-quality appearance. On the other hand, there are a few cons to consider. The new smaller control included with the sound bar is less functional and more challenging to use compared to the previous model. However, since the sound bar is primarily controlled through the app, this drawback can be mitigated by using your phone. Another con is that to fully experience the sound bar's potential and achieve a truly immersive experience, investing in the bass module is recommended. In conclusion, the Bose sound bar impresses with its brilliant packaging, incredible sound quality, and visually appealing design. While there are some caveats such as the smaller control and the need for the bass module, the overall performance and user-friendly app make it a worthwhile investment for audio enthusiasts.
Date published: 2024-07-05
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How is the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar different from the Bose Smart Soundbar 600?

The main differences are related to the acoustic performance of the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar. They both support Dolby Atmos encoded content and optimise content that is not Dolby Atmos encoded through proprietary TrueSpace spatial processing technology to sound just as spacious and immersive. The Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar also includes ADAPTiQ audio calibration technology, which adjusts the sound of the soundbar to best fit your room, no matter the shape or furnishings. The Bose Smart Soundbar 600 offers great dialogue intelligibility, spacious sound, but it doesn’t come with ADAPTiQ. While it is still a great performing system, the sound is not as loud, as deep, or as spacious as the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar.

What is TrueSpace?

Proprietary Bose TrueSpace spatial processing intelligently analyses signals other than Dolby Atmos, like stereo or 5.1, and upmixes them to create an immersive multi-channel sound experience with a sense of height in the soundscape. The result? Enveloping immersive sound no matter what you watch. Unlike Dolby Atmos — which requires compatible content, hardware, content source, and speaker system —TrueSpace will take any content — regardless of how it was encoded or your equipment — and deliver that Atmos-like experience.

What is Works-with-Google certified?

Works with Google gives you voice control over content playback on Works with Google-enabled Bose devices. This is done via an additional proxy device such as a Google Mini. The command is given to the proxy device, while the content itself is played on the Bose device. You can set up a Bose device as the preferred speaker in the Google Assistant app—this defaults content playback to that device. If you don’t set the Bose device up as a preferred speaker, you will need to include the name of the Bose device in the command.

Does the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar have 4K pass-through capability?

No. It only handles the audio output from the TV, no external video goes through the soundbar.

Does the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar have Ethernet built in?


What placement guidelines should be considered to ensure optimal audio performance of the Bose Bass Module 700 and Bose Bass Module 500?

For best sound quality, the Bose Bass Module 700 and Bose Bass Module 500 should be placed on the floor against the same wall as the television and soundbar, with an electrical outlet nearby for the power cord. The bass module should not be placed on a shelf or table. For more bass, the bass module should be placed closer to walls and corners. For less bass, the bass module should be pulled away from walls and corners.

Can source devices, such as a cable box, iPod, gaming system, etc., be connected directly to the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar?

No. All sources must be connected to the TV and then a single connection (via the HDMI or optical cable) must be made from the TV to the soundbar.

Can I use a third-party universal remote control with the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar?

Yes. It can be controlled by third-party remote controls that include the set of Bose IR commands.

Can the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar be mounted to the wall?

Yes. The optional Bose Soundbar Wall Bracket lets you mount the soundbar to the wall.

Can the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar be used with other Bose smart speakers and soundbars as part of a multi-room system?

Yes. You can group any of our smart speakers and soundbars (Home Speaker 300, Smart Speaker 500, Portable Smart Speaker, Smart Soundbar 700, Soundbar 500, Smart Soundbar 600 and Smart Soundbar 300) together for multi-room listening using the Bose Music app. This way, you can fill your whole home with music – either synchronised or with different music in different rooms.

Can I put the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar in standby mode with my voice?

Yes. Simply say, “Alexa, turn off [speaker name].” or “Hey Google, turn off [speaker name]” (if a compatible Google device is on the same network). This action will stop any content playing, turn off any lights on the light bar and disconnect Bluetooth devices. If enabled, Amazon Alexa will still listen for voice commands in standby mode.

Can I control the bass?

Yes. Bass can be controlled in the Bose Music app.

Can you mix and match the wireless bass modules and soundbars?

Yes. The Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar and the Bose Bass Modules all use the same wireless protocols and can be mixed and matched. However, the design language and materials of the Smart Ultra Soundbar and the Bass Module 700 are designed to complement each other. 

Can I connect two wireless bass modules to my soundbar?

Yes. If you desire even more bass, you can wirelessly connect two bass modules to your Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar. But you can only connect two of the same bass modules. In other words, you must connect two Bose Bass Module 700s or Bose Bass Module 500s to a single soundbar. You cannot connect one Bose Bass Module 700 and one Bose Bass Module 500 to a single soundbar.

Can I use Chromecast to cast audio content to groups of Bose smart speakers and soundbars?

Yes. You can cast audio content to your group of Bose smart speakers or soundbars through the Bose Music app or on the products themselves. Start by creating a group in the Bose Music app and casting to that group, or by pressing and holding the Action button on the connecting device to pair them into a group that’s playing a cast stream. Group your ground floor speakers, or all the speakers in the house and get the party started. 



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