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Bose CineMate 15 Speaker Review

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Written by zeeshan

Okay well my camera that I would normally use so it’s on a tripod little more steady the battery’s dead so I’m going to do this with my phone I’m just gonna have a chance to do with no kids and better get it done but if you haven’t noticed what’s on that table already we bought into the bow Sam are both sitting mate 15 it kind of happened by accident and if you know you can’t tell the deciding factor right now it’s because of its size it’s so small fits on my wife’s table it looks good the room were in right now is her office she work from home and show she likes that little background noise maybe perhaps his right or a little music or some working in complete silence doesn’t work for her probably doesn’t work for most people so I was in Oregon there’s no sales tax in Oregon so I made good sense to by keeping the soundbar boils down there I had every intention of picking up an LG sound bar or they also make a vizio sound bar that has matching gray to match the TV but now it’s at the Bose outlet store and they have this intimate 15 on display and a movie is playing and it sounded pretty good next on the price tag was 399 normally if you’ve looked at shopping for this before the price tag is $5.99 that’s a $2.00 difference if your Costco member see if the remote they sell it for about 500 and the difference is you don’t get this remote multifunction remote this is the same remote that comes with all the other cinemates but $200 off no tax pretty significant savings.

Bose CineMate 15 Speaker

The soundbar job is looking at we’re going to be let’s just say $200 so I still double the cost but I gave her a call and I said hey take a look online see what you think and she saw pictures of it saw the size and I told her a bit she doesn’t listen to anything loud and such you’re listening the story fo couple Tiger that the sound you’re used to listening to the live here with the Cynthia 130 that quality the tone of it everything was gonna be the same so she said go and get it bring a home so we did so let’s look at some of the features so this is just a two point one setup there is no surround attempt it is two speakers on forward-firing they don’t face direct they face it at angle and there’s some see if I can get it through the white I’m just right you can kind of see the hint so the speaker hair faces this way and they’ve got some design obviously they’re engineers spent time trying to figure out what was the best way to do this design and then on the sides there’s a speaker here and a speaker here so just left-right sounds really good we’ll talk about that more in a minute let’s talk about the inputs pretty limited back here got your good old left-right input I forget what you call that but it’s still in our city type Jack get that to focus fiber-optic input which is what I’m using I have a fiber-optic out on the TV so that’s pretty straightforward and then we’ve got this cable now this isn’t technically the power cable what this does is that runs down to the subway for the subwoofer actually carries the amplifier inside of it so this subwoofer is bigger better than the wireless UPS they come with the other semi series I’ll tell you right now I wish this was a wireless um I think that’s a little bit of a diene on a $600 model but down here you’ve got these jacks they think of like your computer monitor there’s two of them they have two posts that screw in so one of them is coming back from the sound bar bringing in the signal the other one sends it back to the speaker for power and here’s the power cord for the sub so you can see about how close I can get this to the wall inch or two same thing you won’t want to bend these much more than here so that needs to be an inch or two away from the law of all times there’s no Bluetooth which I mean none of the none of their cinemate series have bluetooth without an add-on and I can I can kind of live without that it’s it’s really not a big deal but when you look at this for $600 it really feels like that this was from a long time ago it doesn’t feel like something that’s being sold in 2015 there’s no HDMI inputs and so if you’ve got multiple HDMI your TV better be handle it if you’re buying a basic TV a lot of basic TVs only have two HDMI inputs so what’s nice about the other cinema 130 haves there’s four HDMI inputs so if you have just a basic TV that can handle the switching so you even if you want the sound bar it may not work for you you have to actually really be aware of what your setup is and what you’re going to be using it for all we’re doing in here is I’ve got a HD antenna in coming in and an Apple TV so I mean words were actually really basic up here for what she’s doing so it wasn’t a problem but if you’re if you don’t have enough inputs on your TV and you’re looking for something that’s going to be able to handle all that for you are you already have to quit looking at this you’ll need to look at something different Anderson I made series if you want another idea about them to show you guys a difference in the sizes I have the Bose original mini link sound speaker really love that thing that’s been with me everywhere I’m doing projects working around the house and so that kind of gives you an idea of size this speakers really small and it’s just a little bit bigger now this can only get so loud I love how good it sounds but it’s not it doesn’t get screaming loud you need a different product for that but this sound bar for this room but it back up I think I measured this room at 280 square feet that sound bar will around this room in audio and it sounds good let’s talk about that part of it one of the complaints I made trying to get us focus again sorry one of the complaints I made about the cinemate 134 all its pluses is I felt like acoustic guitars didn’t sound as good I don’t have that complaint with this one part of me thinks that the reason is is because those speakers are facing me it sounds better more direct so if you’ve ever looked at this enemy 130 or seen my review on my cinemate 130 I have it laying flat and this is kind of a fake one but you could lift it up so the speaker’s face you and now all of a sudden I’m questioning if my sinamay 130 would sound better if it’s face so another thing that kind of happens with this one that was really concerning for me at first was that because there’s no receiver box there’s no equalizer you get what you get if you don’t adjust your sound from the source it’s not going to sound any better now first my first plug that’s in I was a little disappointed and then I realized you’ve got to give it a chance so I turned it on to a not not horribly loud to a medium volume and I walked away for an hour and I came back up and it sounded better so there is a little bit of a break-in process and remember that I might cinemate 130 IMC in the review but there is you got to give it a little bit of time to kind of get broke in now that it’s broken I’m actually I’m very impressed the sometimes I feel like voices come in a little higher maybe than they would have but if I think back to my cinemate 130 I am the center channel turned up so that the voices do come through so I think Bose knew by limiting in your hands you can’t touch the bass you can’t touch treble you can’t make voices stand up they obviously did this at the factory whatever their programming is it’s buried in that sub and they did a good job so at first I was really concerned bringing a home that I wasn’t going to be able to set the equaliser right now that we’ve had it I don’t care in fact my TV since everything runs through my TV it has a equalizer in the settings I can go through and adjust I want to say on this TV it’s five different channels of sound and they got some preset ROM a classical movie I just turned it back to flat instead of trying to interrupt the signal everything I’ll just run through the bozos the way Bose intended it to be so it’s a trying to just give you guys different views of it through the room as the camera kind of goes in and out different focusing so what it comes down to is for $3.99 we don’t regret it one bit I would buy it again for or any day it doubled my limit but times we know when you go on your you got a certain price range and you go to buy bows or anything that’s a more higher quality sound you know you’re going to maybe possibly have to splurge a little bit and that wasn’t that was no different here this was a splurge what is the splurge actor would be live with inside one two paid $5.99 now I don’t know and I’m not anybody you know you might own this and you paid five money back I’m not trying to put you down you did get a new product I got a factory refurbished product but for $600 without a wireless up without receiver box without some manual adjustments you know for me it starts to become hard to justify especially living in Washington if I had to pay my eat like eight six sales tax six hundred bucks I just wouldn’t of it so but you know again stepping back for 399 for what it is how it fits in with this room how little space it takes I think it you know pretty hard to disagree in the fact that it’s cool so for me I would say as much as the Bose mini link bluetooth speaker have and presses me this does the same thing for a home sound bar it’s short on some features I wish I had some more features but once you get over that you just turn a movie on to the TV and you start listening it sounds great and you kind of forget about it I think that’s the point you’re supposed to forget about this little sound bar that’s why it’s so small you just set it leave it alone and if you want louder just turn it up no that’s it if you want a lot of features look elsewhere if you just want something that sounds good you don’t have to do a lot of work with it buy it it’s not a bad product but if you want more you need to either look at it I forget all the bottom numbers but they do make a cinnamic product with a little bit bigger small speaker and the receiver box.

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