Product Comparison: Bose Solo 5 vs Yamaha MusicCast YAS306

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General Specifications
Solo 5
MusicCast YAS306
About the Product
The Bose Solo 5 TV sound system comprises a single soundbar that delivers distinctly improved sound quality for all your favorite TV programs. It brings clarity to your audio from dialogue to sound effects. As if that wasn’t enough, its dialogue mode makes each word stand out. You can position this soundbar practically anywhere. And with Bluetooth technology built in you’re able to wirelessly listen to your favorite music, too.
Featuring a stylish design, this YAS306 Sound Bar makes it easy to enjoy surround sound with profuse presence. It also outputs generous bass from two built-in subwoofer units.
Size & Weight
2.75 in.
2.83 in.
21.5 in.
37.4 in.
3.38 in.
5.16 in.
3.7 lbs.
10.8 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar System - black
  • Perfect size and sound especially if you dont like alot of electronics showing.
  • Just the right size. Great sound. Very easy to setup.
  • This was the perfect size and the sound is outstanding!
  • Good size for the sound effects. Need to adjust volume every time. Overall a very good product.
  • This is a smaller size soundbar but with Bose quality!
Yamaha MusicCast YAS306 Soundbar with Bluetooth & Airplay - Black
  • I am using it with Sony 55 inch TV and it works like a magic and it fits nicely under the TV
  • The current one is sexier and more minimalistic, from the design perspective and I love it more.
  • HQ sound, the built-in sub-woofer is sufficient for a large living room and is a real space saver compared to other sound bar which have the sub woofer as a separate box.
  • This feels very solidly built, which is required for audio components.
  • It fits nicely under the TV, and the supplied optical out makes it more than flexible enough to be moved to where you need it.
Installation Type
Stand-alone, Wall-mount
Stand-alone, Wall-mount
Number of Channels
Sound Enhancing System
Dolby Digital, DTS TruSurround, Dolby TrueHD, DTS
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS
Crystal clear sound from all around, Ultra Slim Design, The secret to the sound, Flexible placement, Universal remote
AIR SURROUND XTREME Provides Spacious Home Theatre Experience, MusicCast, Apple AirPlay-compatible, Clear Voice Makes Dialogue and Narrations Easy to Hear
What customers say about "Features"
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar System - black
  • Easy installation and integration with existing system. Great sound quality.
  • I really like the sound from this. It was very easy to install which for me was a real plus.
  • Compact and easy to install, good sound, and of course the Bose price tag!
  • Great sound from a small center channel speaker.
  • The Bose Solo 5 is also Dolby Digital compatible so if your TV will pass a Dolby signal, the sound bar can decode it. Sounds awesome!
  • Guessing volume levels with the blinking light is annoying.
  • I hate having to re-adjust the bass and dialog for Everytime I turn the TV on.
Yamaha MusicCast YAS306 Soundbar with Bluetooth & Airplay - Black
  • The app (which can be a little flakey) allows you to control all the settings from a mobile device such as a smartphone.
  • Great bass and I love the surround setting, so many connection options. The infrared pass through for the tv remote is fantastic!
  • 7.1 simulation and it works well. My room is not square and yet I love the output of this device.
  • And I use mostly wireless Apple airplay for movies (no delay or sync issue) and wireless Spotify connect for music and optical audio output for PS4.
  • Wireless sound streaming from iphone and mac book works great
Equalizer Settings
Bass/Tremble control, Surround sound control, Clear voice
Movie mode, Music mode, Sports mode, Game mode, TV mode
Wireless Connectivity
Wi-Fi, Blueetoth
3.5mm stereo mini jack, RCA (Coaxial), Digital optical audio
Digital optical audio, Digital coaxial audio, Analog audio
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar System - black
  • The Bluetooth function works perfectly, and the base is honestly even better than my headphones.
  • Great sound for a small room. Bluetooth connection is a plus.
  • great sound and works with Bluetooth so it is very convenient.
  • There are two more connection options, coax and rca left and right jacks.
  • Works great and affordable easy to set up and works great with Bluetooth.
Yamaha MusicCast YAS306 Soundbar with Bluetooth & Airplay - Black
  • The audio from the TV is much clearer now, but we also have the added benefit of using the soundbar as a bluetooth speaker, or you can play music to it through the app
  • I’ve tried several sound bars in the past and this is my favourite one piece. There is connection for an external subwoofer if required.
  • This has analogue (RCA) and digital inputs (optical and coaxial), and can accept audio over Bluetooth (including Apple Airplay) and wifi.
  • I was a little surprised when this one did not come with an HDMI connection port. But after configuring it to use the Optical Out (cable supplied), I realised just what a great move that was.
  • Also standard with the YAS306 is Wi-Fi, giving easy connection to your home network.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
Other Information
224.95 $
Key Specs
Minimum Frequency Response
55 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response
23 kHz
Power Output
120 Watt
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar System - black
  • It provides excellent frequency response and sound leveL with no distortion what so ever.
  • Small, yet very powerful. Adequate bass response. Worth the money if you want compact soundbar without sacrificing sound quality!
  • Bass response is rich and deep.
  • Soundbar has a great and powerful sound.
  • I wish the bass response were a little louder.
  • Not powerful but better than tv speakers.
Yamaha MusicCast YAS306 Soundbar with Bluetooth & Airplay - Black
  • I must say, it exceeded my expectations - really great sound - deep base, very crisp and clear sound
  • Will I recommend it? Yes, I, definitely, will! Believe me or not, you can not even compare the sound you will get vs your TV speakers.
  • Great piece of kit. Sound is incredible and was so easy to wall mount under my TV.
  • Excellent sound; feels like I am in the cinema. Would recommend
  • Great sound, whether you are playing a video game, watching a movie or listening to music. The sound is very clear.

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