Replace our Bose SoundTouch 130 with a Bose SoundTouch 300?

Calvert

Calvert

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I must admit we really like our Bose SoundTouch 130. It's tweaked to perfection, bass, vocals, all. Now there is the newer, more powerful 300. First thing for you to know is that we are not interest in shaking the windows with the 300's powerful sub. It's clear, concise bass would obviously be an advantage. I've been told a number of times audio for the 300's soundbar is not much different than from the 130 but I do not know that to be factual. With all this said, is it worth the expense to replace our 130 to the 300?
 
William Lemmerhirt

William Lemmerhirt

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That’s a good question. Ideally you’d be able to audition one, and make a good decision based on that. While I think you’ve given the am300’s bass a little too much credit, if you don’t care about that aspect, definitely leave it out. It seems to me that at a 700 dollar investment, your return will be small. It seems many others had the same question.
https://www.google.com/search?clien...serp..0.9.962...0i67k1j33i160k1.0.DCpCNHYdsIg

https://community.bose.com/t5/SoundTouch-Archive/SoundTouch-300-vs-130/td-p/16919

Maybe get one from B.B. and take it for a spin. Return if not satisfied?
 
Calvert

Calvert

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Thank you William. My questions have been answered. Sticking with our 130 for the time being.
 
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I must admit we really like our Bose SoundTouch 130. It's tweaked to perfection, bass, vocals, all. Now there is the newer, more powerful 300. First thing for you to know is that we are not interest in shaking the windows with the 300's powerful sub. It's clear, concise bass would obviously be an advantage. I've been told a number of times audio for the 300's soundbar is not much different than from the 130 but I do not know that to be factual. With all this said, is it worth the expense to replace our 130 to the 300?
The best soundbar I've heard is the Goldenear Super Cinema 3D Array XL...I heard it with their 8" sub.

I haven't heard your 130, but I have heard the 300...the GE sound bar is better imo, but it's a $2k investment with the sub. That's rare air for a soundbar.
 
Calvert

Calvert

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After thorough consideration of both products at this time we will keep our Bose SoundTouch 130 SoundBar HTC. Once again, I am very happy to state that today's Bose are definitely a step above previous products.
 
mightymic

mightymic

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I heard the soundtouch 300 in Bose retail store and the bass is massive and quite overpowering the soundbar. I am glad to hear that you are sticking with your soundtouch 130 for now. I heard it last time at my friend place and it sounded very decent.
 
Calvert

Calvert

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I heard the soundtouch 300 in Bose retail store and the bass is massive and quite overpowering the soundbar. I am glad to hear that you are sticking with your soundtouch 130 for now. I heard it last time at my friend place and it sounded very decent.
Thank you.
 
Matt34

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I know this is a few months old but we just picked up a SoundTouch 300 with bass module for $499/ea. We were looking at Sonos, Sony Z9F, and the Sony HT-ST5000 but after listening to them all the past week and the sale today sealed the deal on the Bose. Actually not bad at all in our living room after running the AdaptIQ. Doesn’t sound hallow or tinny like the Z9F didn’t I more spirited levels. ARC works fine with the LG TV and the app is well thought out and easy to use.
 
Alex2507

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I know this is a few months old but we just picked up a SoundTouch 300 with bass module for $499/ea. We were looking at Sonos, Sony Z9F, and the Sony HT-ST5000 but after listening to them all the past week and the sale today sealed the deal on the Bose. Actually not bad at all in our living room after running the AdaptIQ. Doesn’t sound hallow or tinny like the Z9F didn’t I more spirited levels. ARC works fine with the LG TV and the app is well thought out and easy to use.
Bose and LG? What happened to you, man?
 
Calvert

Calvert

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This post is no longer relevant given we replaced our Bose with an outstanding Sony HT-ST5000.
 
panteragstk

panteragstk

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This post is no longer relevant given we replaced our Bose with an outstanding Sony HT-ST5000.
You spent $1300 on a sound bar? I'm guessing you didn't get the green light to do a separate speaker system or can't due to decor?

I'm going to have to see how one of these sounds. Curious to see if it is even remotely worth it.
 

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