Home Theater Section
Network & Multiroom Audio
Home Theater Section
Bose Technologies: For spaciousness, the Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar
uses exclusive PhaseGuide arrays to send signals to the left and right of the
room, so you'll hear separate channels of a movie soundtrack or song coming from
places where there are no speakers. Proprietary QuietPort technology ensures
deep, clean bass at any volume - so you can turn it up, and it won't distort.
The SoundTouch 300 also incorporates advanced DSP (digital signal processing)
for detail and balance across all frequencies.
ADAPTiQ Audio Calibration: The SoundTouch 300's performance
is customized to the acoustics of your room with Bose ADAPTiQ Audio Calibration.
ADAPTiQ Audio Calibration analyzes the way your room's dimensions and other
variables affect sound, then automatically adjusts the sound of your speaker
system to the acoustics of your room. To perform a calibration you need about 10
minutes when the room is quiet. While wearing the included special headset, the
system will ask you to place yourself in five different locations (sitting or
standing) in your listening area as the system takes measurements in each. Audio
prompts from the system will guide you through the process.
HDMI 2.0a (4K/HDR Pass-Through): The Bose SoundTouch 300 is
equipped with an HDMI 2.0a input and output. The HDMI input and output will pass
up to a 4K/60Hz video signal, as well as HDR (High Dynamic Range) video. The SoundTouch 300's HDMI jacks also support HDCP
2.2 copyright protection for compatibility with 4K ultra-HD content from
satellite/cable providers, online video services, and Blu-ray.
Note: The ARC-enabled HDMI input of some televisions will
only pass 2ch PCM from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog.
Optical Digital Input: If your TV is not equipped with an HDMI ARC
jack, the Bose SoundTouch 300 also features an optical (toslink) digital input
that supports 2ch PCM, 5.1ch Dolby Digital, and 5.1ch DTS. This soundbar does not offer analog audio inputs.
Note: The digital optical output of many flat-panel TVs only send an
audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from
the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and
will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or
RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).
Universal Remote Control: The Bose SoundTouch 300 includes
an IR universal remote control for wireless operation of the soundbar speaker
system. You can also program the universal remote to control your TV, Blu-ray
player, or cable/satellite box. If you choose, you can program most other
manufacturer universal remote controllers to operate the Bose SoundTouch 300.
Dialog Mode & Bass Level: Dialog Mode improves the clarity of dialog
and vocals in movies, TV programs, and podcasts by adjusting the tonal balance
of the system. You can also increase the soundbar's Bass Level independent from
the system's overall volume level.
Auto-Wake: You can set the Bose soundbar to power on whenever an audio
signal is received via HDMI or Optical.
Mounting Options: The Bose SoundTouch 300 can simply be
placed on a shelf below or above your TV. It slim-profile even allows you to sit
the soundbar in front of most TVs without blocking the screen or
interfering with TV's IR remote. The optional WB-300 wall bracket (018WB300,
sold separately) lets you mount the SoundTouch 300 soundbar speaker flush to the
Note: The SoundTouch 300 uses the reflective surfaces of the room to
deliver a spacious home theater experience. To ensure optimal audio performance,
the soundbar should be placed equidistant from each side wall and directly in
front/center of the TV. No objects should be placed on either side of the
soundbar, nor should it be placed inside a cabinet, as this would result in a
limited sound stage.
Optional Wireless Powered Sub: The SoundTouch 300 will wirelessly
connect to the Bose SoundTouch Acoustimass 300 bass module (018AM300,
sold separately) for deep bass performance from your system. The optional
powered sub can also be connected via a minijack cable if you are getting
wireless interference. An available firmware update lets you pair a second
Bose SoundTouch Acoustimass 300 bass module (sold separately).
Optional Wireless Rear Speakers: The SoundTouch 300 will wirelessly
connect to the Bose SoundTouch Virtually Invisible 300 rear surround speakers (018VI300,
sold separately) for more enveloping, immersive surround sound.
Wireless & Multiroom Audio
SoundTouch Wireless Audio: The SoundTouch 300 soundbar is
part of the
Bose SoundTouch wireless music ecosystem which allows you to play music
throughout your home. The SoundTouch ecosystem is able to stream music wirelessly
throughout your house over your home's WiFi network; it even works with your
Bluetooth devices. With SoundTouch, you can stream Internet radio, select music
services, and your music library throughout your home. A free Bose app
transforms your Apple iOS or Android mobile device into the system's remote
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The SoundTouch
300 soundbar offers a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) connection to your
home network. The SoundTouch 300 features an Ethernet R-J45 port and
built-in WiFi (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4/5.0GHz). The systemr's network connection can
be setup initially from the SoundTouch Controller App on your Apple iOS (7.0+)
device or Android (4.1+) smartphone/tablet.
SoundTouch Controller App: The Bose SoundTouch Controller
app is required for initial setup and control of the Bose SoundTouch music
system. The Bose SoundTouch Controller app can be downloaded on your Apple iOS
iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, or Mac computer. Now
you'll be able to setup and control the SoundTouch system from your Apple iOS or
Android device, or from your Windows or Mac computer. Once initial setup is
complete, you can use this app to explore Internet radio, select online music
services, or browse your music library from your home network and computer for
playback on the Bose SoundTouch speaker system.
- For Apple iOS or Android: You can download the free
SoundTouch Controller app (from
App Store or
Google Play Store) onto your Apple iOS (iOS 7.0+) or Android (4.1+)
device so you can setup and control the Bose system from your mobile device.
- For Windows PC or Mac Computer: The SoundTouch
Controller app for Windows & Mac lets you setup and control the Bose
SoundTouch system from your Windows PC (XP /7/8) or Mac computer (OS X
10.6.8+). Simply install the
SoundTouch app onto your Windows PC or Mac computer.
Variety Of Music Sources: The Bose SoundTouch wireless audio
system supports a variety of music options; including Internet Radio, select
online music services, music files stored on your computer, as well as stored
music & music apps on your Apple iOS or Android device.
- Internet Radio & Online Music: The SoundTouch wireless
system lets you play Internet radio stations from around the world. You also
get access to the
Spotify Connect, iHeart
Radio, and Deezer
(coming soon) online music services. More music services will be added in
- Music Stored On Your Computer: The SoundTouch system
can play back MP3, WMA, AAC. and ALAC music files that are managed by iTunes
or Windows Media Player on your Windows or Mac computer. You computer must
be connected to the same wired or wireless home network as the SoundTouch
- Bluetooth Music Streaming: With built-in Bluetooth, the
SoundTouch system wirelessly plays back stored music and music apps from
your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iOS iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android
smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, or other Bluetooth
compatible device. You can pair up to eight devices (via SSP or NFC) with
one actively connected
Multiroom Audio: For most home networks, you can link up to
four SoundTouch music systems together for a multi-room/multi-source audio
experience. For more than four rooms, Bose recommends using Ethernet wired
connections to some of the SoundTouch systems. You are able to play the same
music source or different music source on each SoundTouch system, using the
SoundTouch app on your Apple iOS/Android device or Windows/Mac computer.
Multiroom audio sources include the following -
- Internet radio & online music sources
- Music stored on your computer
- Bluetooth source devices
Note: HDMI inputs and the optical input do not support
Six Presets: You can personalize six presets to your
favorite streaming music services and Internet radio stations, or playlists,
artists, albums, and songs from your computer's music library. The presets can
easily be set, changed, and accessed directly with the included remote control
or the free SoundTouch app on
your Apple iOS iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, or Windows/Mac
computer. You cannot set presets to a Bluetooth source.
Alexa Skill (via Firmware Update): The new Bose Skill for
Amazon Alexa is available through a free network firmware update and is enabled
through the Skills section of the Amazon Alexa companion app on your Apple iOS
or Android device. The update enables you to control certain elements of the
SoundTouch experience through Alexa by speaking to an
Echo Dot, Tap,
Echo Show, or other Alexa-enabled device. Simply say "Alexa, ask Bose
to...". Voice control functions include-
- Play music set to a SoundTouch preset.
- Play content in a specific room.
- Play the same music on all SoundTouch devices (everywhere).
- Find out what's playing.
- Play/pause/resume and skip tracks.
- Adjust volume.
- Turn on/off.
microUSB Port (Setup Only): The soundbar's microUSB port is for setup
only. The microUSB port is
not designed to playback or charge smartphones, tablets, thumbdrives, or
other similar devices.