Replace our Bose SoundTouch 130 with a Bose SoundTouch 300?

Calvert

Calvert

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#1
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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#2
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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#3
Thank you William. My questions have been answered. Sticking with our 130 for the time being.
 
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2channel lover

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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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#7
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

Audiophyte
#8
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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#9
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.
 

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