Bose Smart Soundbar 600: Powerful soundbar introduced with a compact footprint, voice control functionality and Dolby Atmos
The Bose Smart Soundbar 600 has arrived, nestling nicely between the Smart Soundbar 500 and Smart Soundbar 700. Unsurprisingly, Bose's latest soundbar is a high-end affair, with five transducers aimed at creating sound good enough to negate needing additional speakers. According to Bose, the Smart Soundbar 600 has two side-firing transducers paired with two upward-firing speakers and a mid-tweet.
Incidentally, the soundbar supports Bose QuietPort and TrueSpace technologies, plus Dolby Atmos. Additionally, Dolby Digital 5.1 is on hand to improve spatial sound reproduction. Moreover, the Smart Soundbar 600 is compatible with subwoofers and rear speakers, such as the company's Bass Module 500 and Surround Speakers 700. Separately, the soundbar comes with HDMI eARC connectivity and an optical digital input for connecting to external devices.
Furthermore, the Smart Soundbar 600 supports Amazon Alexa, Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant functionality. Seemingly, the soundbar uses built-in microphones to determine voice commands, rather than one within its bundled remote control. As Bose's marketing images show, the Smart Soundbar 600 is relatively compact, with a footprint of only 5.61 x 69.4 x 10.4 cm and 3.13 kg. Already available to pre-order in the Eurozone, UK and the US, the soundbar will be available in stores from October 24. For reference, Bose charges €549.95 for the soundbar in the Eurozone, £499.99 in the UK and US$499 in the US.