Bose Smart Soundbar 900 preorders are now available in Australia

The new soundbar from Bose promises detailed Dolby Atmos surround sound.

Brodie Fogg
Editorial Lead
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March 29, 2022
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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 - White

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 price and release date in Australia

$200 more than the Bose Smart Soundbar 700

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.

Retailer
Price
Go to site
The Good Guys
$1399
Harvey Norman
$1395
Bose
$1399.95
JB HI-FI
$1399

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 vs Smart Soundbar 700

What’s new in the Smart Soundbar 900?

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.

Specs
Bose Smart Soundbar 700
Bose Smart Soundbar 900
Audio formatsDolby Digital - DTSDolby Atmos - Dolby Digital - Dolby TrueHD - Dolby Digital Plus
Channels3.05.0.2
Height level adjustmentNoYes
Dimensions5.72cm (H) x 97.8cm (W) x 10.8cm (D)5.81cm (H) x 104.5cm (W) x 10.7cm (D)
Weight4.76kg5.75kg
MaterialsMetal grille with glass topMetal grille with glass top
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2 - 9-metre rangeBluetooth 4.2 - 9-metre range
PortsHDMI ARC w/ CEC - Ethernet - Optical - Power Input - ADAPTiQBluetooth 4.2 - 9-metre range
HDMI passthroughNoNo
CompatibilityAirPlay 2 - Spotify ConnectAirPlay 2 - Spotify Connect
Voice controlGoogle Assistant - Amazon AlexaGoogle Assistant - Amazon Alexa
On-board ChromecastYesYes
ColoursBlack and Arctic WhiteBlack 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.

Brodie Fogg
Written by
Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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