In an effort to provide users with the latest and greatest, Bose has unveiled a compact, slim and somewhat affordable soundbar dubbed Smart Soundbar 600. The aptly named soundbar is smart in every sense of the term and comes with a ton of new functionalities to help elevate our listening experience, and one of the ways the Bose Smart Soundbar 600 aims to achieve this is via the introduction of Dolby Atmos.
Right from the very start, the minimalistic yet classy design of the new 600 soundbar oozes luxury and elegance. And in a true Bose fashion, the audio device comes packed with powerful and premium sound tech that will put the competition to shame. Under the hood, the Smart Soundbar 600 has a total of five transducers, which the company says will wrap users in some sort of a sound dome when Dolby Atmos content is on. There are two side-firing “racetrack-shaped” transducers that fire sound horizontally into the room, a centre tweeter to help provide “crystal-clear dialogue,” along with two upfiring transducers to create a sense of feeling that the sound you are listening to is coming from above. According to Bose, “with the power and depth produced by these components, a high-speed chase feels like it’s coming up behind you — not at you, and a clap of thunder booms overhead and rain surrounds you.”
In case the content isn’t Dolby Atmos-enabled, the Smart Soundbar 600 has the company’s proprietary TrueSpace technology that takes advantage of the five transducers and “intelligently analyses signals other than Dolby Atmos —like stereo or 5.1 — remixing them to produce sound just as effectively with similar spaciousness.” Bose has taken connectivity very seriously with this one and the soundbar comes with all the required pairing features such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The American audio giant has gone a step further and fitted the Smart Soundbar 600 with Apple AirPlay 2 as well as an in-built Chromecast for total streaming control.
There’s even an array of built-in mics that enables users to control the soundbar via their voice and users will have the option to choose either Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa for voice control. Alexa users will be given an added option to use Bose’s Voice4Video feature, allowing them to operate a connected TV using a few simple voice commands. However, what the soundbar lacks are connectivity ports. The Smart Soundbar 600 only has one HDMI ARC/eARC connection, which basically means that you are restricted to just one device at a time. All of this tech comes wrapped in a super sleek black chassis that measures 2.2-inches in height, 4.1-inches deep, and 27-inches long. The slim design allows Bose Smart Soundbar 600 to fit easily underneath your TV or home setup and effortlessly blend in with the whole layout.
During the soundbar’s reveal, Raza Haider, chief product officer for Bose said, “When sound truly captivates you, it can transport you from simply watching TV and movies to being fully present with what’s on screen. For those who want to feel enveloped by their audio, but don’t have a lot of space for equipment, the Smart Soundbar 600 is the ideal solution.” The Bose Smart Soundbar 600 will be available in black from October 27 and will set you back AUD$799.95. Pre-orders for the soundbar have already kicked off in Australia and you can grab one via Bose’s official website or at select retailers. Happy listening!
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