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Bose Smart Soundbar 900 preorders are now available in Australia
The new soundbar from Bose promises detailed Dolby Atmos surround sound.
Bose is now taking preorders for its new Smart Soundbar 900. The Smart Soundbar 900 will replace the Smart Soundbar 700 model ($1,199.95) in the range when it releases locally next month, joining the budget-friendly Bose TV Speaker, the Smart Soundbar 300 and the Smart Soundbar 500. This refresh comes hot off the heels of the news that competitor audio brand Sonos may be developing its own Home Theatre operating system.
Bose Smart Soundbar 900 price and release date in Australia
The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 will retail at $1,399.95 when it releases on the 11th of April in Australia. Preorders are currently available through the official Bose website, Harvey Norman, JB HI-FI, The Good Guys and Myer. It’s available in two colours, Black and White.
Here’s how much the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 costs through each Australian retailer.
Bose Smart Soundbar 900 vs Smart Soundbar 700
As mentioned, the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 is set to replace the existing 700 model which makes sense when you see just how similar both models are. The design of the 900 has been slightly updated, and it’s a little larger and heavier than its predecessor but the big difference between the two models is the 900’s Dolby Atmos compatibility. The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 now supports all Dolby audio formats (Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus etc.,) but does so at the expense of DTS, which didn’t make the jump from the 700 model to the 900. Dolby Atmos support has been a long-time coming for Bose, one of the most popular manufacturers for home audio, enough so that the compatibility alone will entice a few audiophiles to upgrade.
Bose Smart Soundbar 700
Bose Smart Soundbar 900
|Audio formats||Dolby Digital - DTS||Dolby Atmos - Dolby Digital - Dolby TrueHD - Dolby Digital Plus|
|Height level adjustment||No||Yes|
|Dimensions||5.72cm (H) x 97.8cm (W) x 10.8cm (D)||5.81cm (H) x 104.5cm (W) x 10.7cm (D)|
|Materials||Metal grille with glass top||Metal grille with glass top|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2 - 9-metre range||Bluetooth 4.2 - 9-metre range|
|Ports||HDMI ARC w/ CEC - Ethernet - Optical - Power Input - ADAPTiQ||Bluetooth 4.2 - 9-metre range|
|Compatibility||AirPlay 2 - Spotify Connect||AirPlay 2 - Spotify Connect|
|Voice control||Google Assistant - Amazon Alexa||Google Assistant - Amazon Alexa|
|Colours||Black and Arctic White||Black and White|
Bose claims that its own proprietary PhaseGuide spatial technology elevates the Dolby Atmos experience by moving beyond the overhead soundscape of most devices, throwing distinct sounds to the left and right of the room even when the majority of the action is coming from above. Even for non-Dolby Atmos content, Bose’s own TrueSpace tech gives regular signals verticality that wouldn’t normally be present.
The Bose Soundbar 900 is also compatible with the 700’s bass module and rear speakers if you’re only looking to upgrade the soundbar itself.