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Can't afford a Sonos Arc? Save $200 on this rival Bose Dolby Atmos soundbar at Amazon

What Hi-Fi? 1/25/2023 Ruben Circelli

Fancy yourself a Dolby Atmos soundbar for your home cinema setup but don't want to spring for a Sonos Arc? Not to worry, because you can save hundreds on the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 on Amazon, bringing the price down to $700.

In our four-star review of the Soundbar 900, we liked its expansive breadth, sleek design, and clear vocal projection. If you're in the market for a good soundbar that doesn't break the bank, this bar is worth a look.

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Bose Smart Soundbar 900: $899 $699 at Amazon

This four-star soundbar manages to offer up Dolby Atmos support, a clean minimalist design, great projection, and a wide soundstage. There may be better, more expensive bars, but the value on offer here is tough to beat.View Deal

A soundbar is a great way to upgrade what is most often an unspectacular set of speakers built-in to your TV, and finding a bar with Dolby Atmos support is another strong way to get the most out of a soundbar. What's more is that Bose's Smart Soundbar 900 manages to offer up 5.0.2 channels, Dolby Atmos, and even upgrade options via additional surround speakers or a subwoofer.

Bose's Smart Soundbar 900 is designed for TVs 50 inches or larger, and it has nine channels of amplification in total. Inside you'll find a pair of height drivers and a center tweeter alongside four racetrack transducers. There are no side-firing drivers in sight, but you'll find speakers positioned at the far left and right that rely on Bose's PhaseGuide tech to beam multi-directional sound.

This soundbar supports Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, and Dolby Digital Plus alongside Dolby Atmos, while it also comes with Chromecast support, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, and HDMI eARC, too. Essentially, you'll get just about all the support you'd want and expect from a modern soundbar here. Plus, you can use the Bose Music app for Bose's own form of room calibration tech.

In our review, we found this Bose bar to offer up an impressively wide soundfield, clear forward projection with character, and an overall responsive, cinematic performance. It may fall short of the best of the best out there in the soundbar world, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 certainly offers up a competitive value, most especially if you can find one on sale.

The long and short of it is that Bose's Smart Soundbar 900 supports a ton of modern features, sounds good, and with this Amazon sale, you can save $200. If you're looking for a no-fuss soundbar upgrade, check out this Bose bar.


Check out our list of the best soundbars out now

As well as our list of the best Dolby Atmos soundbars

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