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Bose® SoundTouch® 300 soundbar

Item # 018ST300

There's a lot to love about the Bose® SoundTouch® 300 soundbar.

There's a lot to love about the Bose® SoundTouch® 300 soundbar.

Item # 018ST300

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About the Bose® SoundTouch® 300 soundbar

Jeff Miller

Bose® sets the bar higher than ever

There's a lot to love about the Bose® SoundTouch® 300 soundbar. The sleek design includes an ultra-modern glass top panel to punctuate your living room's style. But to truly appreciate how special this bar is, you need to take a deeper dive under the hood.

Bose® sets the bar higher than ever

Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar

The slim Bose SoundTouch® 300 sports a living-room-friendly design (Bose® Acoustimass® 300 sold separately).

There's a lot to love about the Bose® SoundTouch® 300 soundbar. The sleek design includes an ultra-modern glass top panel to punctuate your living room's style. But to truly appreciate how special this bar is, you need to take a deeper dive under the hood.

Cinematic sound and convenient setup

The SoundTouch® 300's specially shaped drivers help add serious depth and clarity to your favourite shows and movies. Bose's advanced signal processing reads your room and optimizes the acoustics — reflecting sound from the walls to simulate surround sound and shape your home theatre experience. Plus, a single cable connection to your TV and a super-simple universal remote make this cutting-edge product easy-to-use.

Bose also offers the optional wireless Acoustimass® 300 — the most powerful bass module they've ever made. It communicates wirelessly with the SoundTouch® 300 to add realistic impact to onscreen effects.

Gateway into multi-room audio, Bose-style

Bose included Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi® for practically endless wireless music options. You also get a first step into a whole-house music system with Bose® SoundTouch®. It lets you wirelessly stream online music services like Pandora® and Spotify®, along with your library of downloaded songs. Expand your system into different rooms by adding other SoundTouch® speakers. A helpful step-by-step mobile app gets you setup and running.

You can even send TV audio to other rooms via SoundTouch. This is perfect if you need to grab a snack while you keep tabs on the game. 

Get full Bose® surround sound

Along with the optional Acoustimass bass module, you can add a pair of Bose Virtually Invisible® 300 surround speakers. They work seamlessly with this system, take up little space, and deliver complete wraparound sound effects.


Product highlights:

    Bose® SoundTouch® 300 Soundbar:
    • slim design fits neatly into your TV setup
    • sturdy aluminum construction with metal grille and premium glass top panel
    • 4K/HDR passthrough
    • specially designed drivers deliver full, spacious sound
    • PhaseGuide® technology simulates surround effects by reflecting sound around your room
    • ADAPTiQ® automatic calibration system adjusts the sound based on your room's size and shape
    • QuietPort™ technology enhances bass response and lowers distortion
    • Dialogue mode makes speech easier to hear
    • optional Bose® Acoustimass® 300 wireless bass module and Bose® Virtually Invisible® 300 wireless surround speakers sold separately
    Bose® SoundTouch® Wireless Music Features:
    • connects the system to your Wi-Fi home network
    • free easy-to-use SoundTouch® control and setup app for smartphones, tablets, and computers
    • supports MP3, WMA, AAC, and Apple lossless audio formats
    • stream from online music services including Pandora, Deezer Premium, and iHeartRadio for thousands of free Internet radio stations (subscription required for some services)
    • Spotify Connect compatible (subscription required)
    • Bluetooth connectivity allows you to stream music and audio from any app on your smartphone or tablet
      • Bluetooth connections can be streamed to other SoundTouch® speakers
    Connections and General Info:
      • 1 HDMI input and 1 HDMI output
      • HDCP 2.2 technology for 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs
      • HDR-compatible
    • HDMI output has Audio Return Channel capability for a single-cable connection to your compatible TV
      • Please note: There is an HDMI ARC "handshake" issue between some Samsung 4K TVs and this sound bar. Bose tells us that they are working with Samsung engineers to solve the problem
    • optical digital input
    • programmable remote control can operate your TV and other components
      • Ethernet port for connection to a wired home network
    • wall-mountable (bracket sold separately)
    • 38-1/2"W x 2-1/4"H x 4-1/4"D
    • warranty: 1 year
    • MFR # 767520-1100

    No A/V receiver required.

    What's in the box:

    • Active soundbar speaker
    • 5' AC power cord
    • Remote control
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • ADAPTiQ headset
    • 5' HDMI cable
    • 5' Optical digital cable
    • Cleaning cloth
    • Quick Setup Guide
    • Universal Remote Control Setup Guide
    • Important Safety Instructions
    • Warranty Information
    • Bose global contact information

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    Features & specs

    Design Bar
    Amplification Self-powered
    Separate Subwoofer Optional
    Wireless Surrounds Optional
    Number Of Channels 2.0
    Surround Formats
    Dolby Digital Yes
    DTS Yes
    Dolby Atmos No
    DTS:X No
    Audio Enhancements
    Dialogue Enhancement Yes
    Auto Volume No
    Night Mode ---
    Virtual Surround Yes
    Room Correction
    Audio Connections
    Optical Digital Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs None
    HDMI ARC Input Yes
    HDMI eARC Input No
    3.5mm Stereo Analog Inputs None
    RCA Stereo Analog Inputs None
    USB Type-A Input No
    Subwoofer Output 3.5mm
    Audio Specs
    Tweeter x 1
    Midrange x 4
    Woofer ---
    Subwoofer Driver Not Given
    Enclosure Bass Reflex
    System Frequency Response Not Given
    Sound Bar RMS Power Not given
    Subwoofer RMS Power N/A
    Video Connections
    HDMI Inputs 1
    HDMI Outputs 1
    Video Specs
    HDMI Version 2.0a
    HDMI Video Pass-through Resolution 4K
    HDR Video Compatible HDR10
    Includes Remote Yes
    Voice Control Alexa optional
    Control by App Apple iOS, Android
    Remote IR Passthrough No
    Learns TV Remote Yes
    Audio Streaming
    Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in
    Bluetooth Audio Playback Yes
    Bluetooth Transmitter Mode No
    Online Music Sources ---
    Apple AirPlay No
    Chromecast built-in No
    Amazon Music ---
    Apple Music ---
    Pandora ---
    SiriusXM ---
    Spotify ---
    TIDAL ---
    TuneIn ---
    YouTube Music ---
    Files on Your Network Yes
    Wi-Fi Networking
    Built-in Wi-Fi Version 802.11 b/g/n
    Bands 2.4, 5.0 GHz
    Other Info
    Wall-mountable Yes
    Mounting Bracket Included Optional
    Sound Bar Size (inches) 2-1/4H x 38-7/16W x 4-1/4 D
    Sound Bar Weight 10.4 lbs
    Subwoofer Size (inches) No Subwoofer
    Subwoofer Weight N/A
    Speaker Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Speaker Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year

    Product Research

    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 wall.

    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 control.

    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 Apple's 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 Pandora, Spotify Connect, iHeart Radio, and Deezer (coming soon) online music services. More music services will be added in the future.
    • 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 system.
    • 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 multiroom audio.

    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 Amazon Echo, 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.

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    Customer Q&A

    12 questions already asked

    Auto-off Bose issue: anyone have issues with this unit automatically powering off after 20 minutes? This is a known issue with other sound touch products and wanted to verify for the 300 sound bar.
    byron  Oct 27, 2017
    4 answers
    I have owned the Bose 300 sound bar for about a year, and I haven't experienced it turning off automatically. I run it through my Xbox system and have had it on for several hours at a time with no issues.
    doug  Oct 30, 2017
    No problem for me. Did you download the app on your phone? Reason I ask last week mine had a software update. Maybe that might fix the problem
    john  Oct 30, 2017
    I have not experienced this issue, call Bose they will be glad to help and so will the knowledgeable people at Crutchfield.
    barry  Oct 30, 2017
    I have never had that problem
    gerald  Oct 30, 2017
    Does this soundbar support Bluetooth audio streaming? I am hard of hearing so use Bluetooth headsets.
    holger  Apr 23, 2017
    3 answers
    It receives Bluetooth from phones etc. I don't think it will transmit Bluetooth to your headphones.. I had a Yamaha 2700 the both transmitted and received Bluetooth. You can buy Bluetooth transmitters and receivers on Amazon but there is a delay, and it is too annoying to use! Paul
    paul j  Apr 23, 2017
    Yes, but I usually connect the sound bar to the tv using an optical cable. This sound bar can be use via wifi and Bluetooth.
    juan  Apr 23, 2017
    It supports Bluetooth but just for streaming music, doesn't work for listening to tv.
    barry  Apr 23, 2017
    Are you able to connect another brand's wireless subwoofer? I have an HK subwoofer when my SB26 went out, can i connect that wireless subwoofer to this Bose 300 bar?
    townlos  Mar 26, 2017
    3 answers
    No! Only can connect bose soundouch 300 bass box to the soundtouch 300 soundbar
    shaun  Mar 28, 2017
    No you cant
    casey  Mar 27, 2017
    No only Bose will work
    larry  Mar 27, 2017
    How does the Bose 300 handle atmos and dts:x?
    lee  Mar 12, 2017
    1 answer
    It doesn't. You will have to buy a different sound bar.
    thomas  Mar 14, 2017
    I have a Polk Audio bass speaker witch is not wireless, can it be connected by the rc cable to the sound bar?
    lynn  Nov 22, 2016
    1 answer
    The Bose SoundTouch 300 does not offer any audio output for connecting an external powered subwoofer. I hope that helps. My Bio:
    ryan  Nov 25, 2016 (Staff)
    Anyone have this soundbar and bass module who uses it to play a lot of music? I was wondering how well it reproduces what a pair of floor standing speakers might in terms of soundstage, etc.
    mike  Nov 10, 2016
    2 answers
    Hi mike, It is good a playing music but it really excels as a movie sound bar! I think You will do better with a stand alone speaker system. I would recommend trying to Find a store with a working demo. Hope this helps. As a movie system it kicks as-!! Even without a the sub, It beats a Sony st-sr9!
    paul j  Nov 18, 2016
    Bose demo'd this bar for us and I do believe its going to turn heads. The bass sounded the best I have ever heard from their gear. They have maintained the clarity with the high range audio that I remember from past systems which is a good thing because I never thought that part was lacking. The midrange audio is the one area that I still hear a difference when compared to a floor standing speaker but it was not that far off. HTH! My Bio:
    jason  Nov 14, 2016 (Staff)
    Does this soundbar pass through HDR sources?
    vince  Oct 10, 2016
    1 answer
    There are no video inputs on the Bose. It connects in one of two ways to your television: HDMI ARC or optical. So, you would connect any 4K HDR sources directly to the inputs of your TV and the Bose would simply take the audio from your TV's output. I hope that helps. My Bio:
    ryan  Oct 19, 2016 (Staff)
    I see that you do not carry the wall mounting kit (WB-300). Will you eventually start carrying it?
    lawrence  Oct 08, 2016
    1 answer
    We will definitely offer the compatible wall mount bracket. (WB-300 as you've stated). One we have it available for order (hopefully, soon), you will see it appear under the "accessories" tab on the SoundTouch 300's main webpage. I hope that helps. My Bio:
    ryan  Oct 08, 2016 (Staff)
    Do you really have this in stock? If so, you are the only ones! Even Bose is only taking pre-orders on their website for 10/14.
    michael  Oct 03, 2016
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. We do have them in stock, as of this reply we have about 40 of them, I'm sure they will go quickly. Hope this helps.
    kenneth  Oct 03, 2016 (Staff)
    Can the sound bar be wall mounted?
    kenneth  Oct 01, 2016
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. On the product page under "Connections and General Info" it lists the item as being wall-mountable with a separately sold bracket. Crutchfield does not carry the bracket, you may be able to obtain it directly from Bose. Hope that helps.
    kenneth  Oct 01, 2016 (Staff)

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