Product Comparison: Bose SoundTouch 300 vs Sony HT-NT5


General Specifications
Brand
Bose
Sony
Model
SoundTouch 300
HT-NT5
About the Product
The SoundTouch 300 soundbar looks slim, but the sound is anything but. It’s packed with advanced technologies, so everything you listen to sounds clear and spacious. You’ll feel like you are part of the action, fully immersed in sound.
The ultimate Hi-Res sound bar for your 4K home theater experience. The NT5 packs power and performance worthy of any home theater into a sleek, beautiful design.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
2.2 in.
9.4 in.
Width
38.5 in.
44.4 in.
Depth
4.2 in.
23.7 in.
Weight
12.6 lbs.
24 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar, works with Alexa
  • Nice to have a slim design with so much powerful sound and not have additional equipment to accomplish.
  • This aesthetically pleasing sound system is not only minimal and sleek, but packs some serious sound power.
  • The features that I was satisfied with include the universal remote, the height of the volume and the size of the product overall.
  • Perfect size for tv nice and slim.
  • The soundbar itself is very weighted and sturdy by no means it feels flimsy, the construction is also world-class.
Sony HT-NT5 Sound Bar with Hi-Res Audio and Wireless Streaming
  • This product is a great combo with a flat screen of any size.
  • Good sound and easy set up. Nice size and style. Recommended
  • Slim and sleek looking product for your living room.
  • Very slick and much smaller in size compared to the others. Great for a bedroom.
  • I really like the easy setup, mounting it was easy it is light weight as well.
Features
Type
Tabletop
Tabletop
Installation Type
Stand-alone
Stand-alone
Number of Channels
5.1
2.1
Sound Enhancing System
Dolby Digital, DTS TruSurround
Dolby Digital, DTS Surround Sound, Dolby TrueHD
Extras
Alexa app., Wireless subwoofer & rear satellite speakers, Quality materials, optimal design
Wireless Subwoofer for Flexible Placement, Ultra Slim Design
What customers say about "Features"
Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar, works with Alexa
  • Set up was a breeze and the system changes effortlessly between inputs just by powering on the media format you are using.
  • Great. It was easy to install and sync up with my TV. I can hear clear sound from many points in my open floorplan.
  • This is a Great product and easy to install. Template is available that makes the installation easy to do compared to other products where you have to do a lot of measurements.
  • Stereo TV shows as well as Dolby Digital shows, sound great.
  • Best Soundbar i ever had , Please improve the sound touch app and Voice assistance (ALEXA and Google Home) compatability better and make it as good as the Remote .
  • Spotify playlists are buried down below (should be the very top of the list).
Sony HT-NT5 Sound Bar with Hi-Res Audio and Wireless Streaming
  • Good sound and easy to install, subwoofer is wireless so you can move it to any corner of the room.
  • Great sound,easy installation, great for movies and music.
  • The set up was straightforward the appearance is not obstructive The sound quality is good but nothing like full Dolby surround. The sound is much better than on the TV alone
  • My previous soundbar was tall and used to hide the bottom part of the screen. This sound bar is slim and doesn't suffer the same problem.
  • Installation instructions not the clearest.
Setting
App-Controlled
Yes
No
Equalizer Settings
Bass/Tremble control, Surround sound control, ClearAudio+ mode, Movie mode, Music mode
Bass/Tremble control, Night mode, Surround sound control, Movie mode, Music mode, Game mode
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity
Blueetoth, Wi-Fi, NFC
Wi-Fi, Blueetoth, NFC
Interfaces
3.5mm stereo mini jack, USB 2.0, HDMI, Digital optical audio
HDMI, 3.5mm stereo mini jack, Stereo RCA, Digital optical audio
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar, works with Alexa
  • The Bose soundbar is an excellent speaker that can be used for all wifi and Bluetooth devises.
  • Love the fact that this soundbar has both, the Bluetooth and wifi feature!
  • Moreover, it includes Bluetooth with NFC and pairs easily with BT devices to allow video and music playback.
  • Love that it connects with one HDMI cable. Very good sound.
  • Do Not Buy This Product if you plan to use WiFi! The set up is insanely complicated -- we have now spent more than four hours and it still does not work and we are experienced with computers and sound systems.
Sony HT-NT5 Sound Bar with Hi-Res Audio and Wireless Streaming
  • Easy to connect to Wi-Fi and TV.
  • So many features wireless and built in wi-fi easy set up ! Loving the sound quality it won't disappoint.
  • Great for large bedroom or small condo. Easy setup, easy menus and Bluetooth.
  • The Bluetooth feature is great for music.
  • Great sound, nice to be able to plug you hdmi cables into soundbar, onscreen menu is easy to navigate.
  • Only quarral with it is that the bluetooth range is only 10 feet. The sub has to be close to the sound bar.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC
FCC
Key Specs
Power Output
400 Watt
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar, works with Alexa
  • Powerful- this thing gets very loud in my opinion, I have been keeping it at 50-75% and that's more than loud enough for movies and music filling a good size room.
  • Power wise, I keep the volume at 50% or less, and it's plenty loud and clear.
  • I can't place a review on this alone, but combined with the subwoofer, this thing is immensely powerful.
  • In the store they all sound great, get it in a large room just didn't have the power I heard in the store.
  • This sound bar definitely lacks the deep and powerful low.
Sony HT-NT5 Sound Bar with Hi-Res Audio and Wireless Streaming
  • This system peforms well, has great low frequency response and integrates well with Sony TVs.
  • Great sound bar and subwoofer system! Subwoofer hits low frequencies pretty good.
  • This soundbar is exactly what I was hoping it would be...excellent sound, even at lower levels, but powerful when you want it to be. Love it!
  • This is an amazing sound bar with super features like Hi-res sound, very powerful, and beautiful.
  • The Sony HT-NT5 reproduces well the high and low frequencies, but it completely lacks midrange. So, do not expect nothing close to the performance of a “real” floorstanding loudspeaker presence and smoothness.


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