On Thursday June 20th, we offer for sale our new Surround Speakers 700 package - a premium, high performance wireless rear speaker accessory for the SoundTouch 300 Soundbar, Soundbar 500 and Soundbar 700 speakers.
Please check out the product information pages and let us know if you have any questions!
How does the sound quality compare with the previously available surround sound speakers? Where can I find technical specification comparison details? Thanks!
Thanks for posting in the community. There is no difference in audio quality between the Virtually Invisible 300 and the Surround Speakers 700. However, the biggest difference is the 300 speakers have 180° sound projection and the 700 speakers have a full 360° sound projection.
I hope this helps, should you need anything else please get in touch.
Zoe C - Community Support
Good to know, thanks Zoe. What's the advantage of 360 degree sound projection especially since the rear surround speakers are somewhat directional and given their placement towards the back of the room there wouldn't be a need for the sound to travel further back?
I assume those are the speakers that come with the Bose 650? It might be nice having the 360 degree sound for more encompassing surround sound and because not everyone sits between and exactly in front of the rear speakers. If I didn't already have the Bose Nearly Invisible rear speakers, I would pick up a pair of these, but probably not worth upgrading IMHO.
These appear to come with Bose 650. I have the Bose Soundbar 700 and sub and was going to get the nearly invisibile rear speakers to complete the package when I noticed the newly released the surround speakers 700. Trying to figure out if these are worth the extra $200. Does the 360 degree sound over 180 degree worth the extra $200?
They do seem a littly pricey. However, it would be interesting to hear them compared to the Bose Virtually Invisible rear speakers. It's hard to see how they could be worth the price.
As per my cursory research (thanks jimgfitz on the lifestyle 650 pointer), the omnijewel speakers might have on sound stage edge over the virtually invisible speakers. I found it interesting that the regular surround jewel speakers, which come with lifestyle 600 and seems to be the basis of the virtually invisible speakers, come with 2 drivers that can be manually positioned to create a true 180ish degree sound projection. However, the virtually invisible speakers seem to come with a single driver. Having the two drivers with Bose sound engineering trickery to create unlimited surround sound focal points might be worth the extra $200 especially in my large rectangular living room. I'll have to see if I can get a comparative demo at my local Bose showroom.
I found this review rather interesting: https://nerdtechy.com/bose-lifestyle-600-650-review
When Playing music through a SoundTouch 300 Soundbar... will music play through the rear speakers? Specifically if I connect via Blue tooth from my phone to the soundtouch 300 sound bar and play a song from my music libary will the sound play on all three speakers?
Thank you for posting in the Bose Community.
I can confirm that when you connect to the soundbar via Bluetooth, this will play through all of the speakers.
Let me know if you have any questions and I will be more than happy to help.
Is it possible to have the current surround speakers set up in ADDITTION to these new ones?
There is a real market here for Bose to step up to 7.1
After all, if anyone wants to uograde, its a hassle selling their current rears, when it can further complement the system.
Thank you for your post and welcome to the Bose Community.
It is not currently possible to add the extra surround speakers to create a 7.1 system.
However, I will be more than happy to pass along your feedback.
Let us know if you have any questions.
Bose Soundtouch 300 and Soundbar 500/700 do not support 7.1.
I purchased the Soundtouch 300 Soundbar along with 2 Acoustimass 300 and the Surround Speakers last month. I’ve been really happy with the system but last week decided to try to add an extra set of the Surround Speakers. When I first tried to connect the new Surround Speakers the system rejected them and they would not connect. However, when I turned the whole system off and turned it back on again, ALL the speakers connected (both Acoustimass plus all 4 surround speakers) and the sound was coming out of each speaker clearly and with no distortion. The system continued to work well like this for several hours that day but then when I tried it the following day (after shutting it down for the night) it no longer connected all 4 speakers properly. Now, every time I turn the system on it will connect the surround speakers randomly (i.e. sometimes 2 or 3 will connect, sometimes all 4 will connect, and it’s always different speakers that it selects. the 2 acousitmass 300 always connect properly). I know this was originally an issue with the Acoustimass 300 when you would try to connect 2 of them but that this issue was corrected with an update. I was just wondering if there will be a similar update so that 4 of the Surround Speakers can be used with the system without having this problem? Because when I do get the 4 speakers to connect, it sounds great!
No, the Bose Soundtouch 300 is a 5.1 system, not a 7.1 system. You can connect a second subwoofer, so I guess you could say it is a 5.2 system. Even if you could connect two sets of rear surround speakers, it would not be 7.1. It would still be 5.1 with the same sounds coming out of two left and two right rear speakers. It will not decode 7.1, but would down mix a 7.1 signal to 5.1.
NO, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE. It is a 5.1 system if you have rear surrounds and bass module. The Bose will not decode to 7.1 if you add 100 speakers.
Hello, can someone please tell me if the Bose Omni Jewel Table Stands & Floor Stands are compatible with the new Bose Surround Speakers 700?
@AAD correct, you can use the Bose OmniJewel speaker stands & mounts for the Bose Surround Speakers 700.
That's a great question! They are certainly compatible with the Bose Surround Speakers 700.
Let us know if you have any other questions.
Hi asadi, thank you very much!
Thank you very much for your fast response! I just wanted to make sure as on the Bose website, it shows that the accessories for the new Surround Speakers 700 are the same as the accessories for the old Virtual Invisible 300 and Surround Speakers.
@AAD @Charlotte_G , it seems that the Bose website accessories data for Bose Surround Speakers 700 isn't updated or programmed correctly.
I'm glad I asked as I was about to order the wrong floor stands for the Surround Speakers 700.
Once again, thank you for your help!
What floor stands to i need to buy with these
@Steven321 Go you need to get the Omnijewel floor stands.
Hi Steven321 Go,
Thanks for posting and welcome to the community.
@asadi is correct. You will need to Omni Jewel Stands.
Are there any reviews on these OmniJewel surround speakers paired with SB 700 and bass module? I understand it’s fairly a new offer and hoping someone got a hold of them and tried can share experience?
They are the same speakers that are used with the Bose Lifestyle 650. I prefer the Bose Soundtouch 300 with the Bose Virtually Invisible surround speakers to the Bose Lifestyle 650 with the OnmiJewel surround speakers. They sound a little shrill to me. I haven't heard them connected to the Bose Soundbar 700.
Just purchased and hooked up the new Surround Speakers 700 to my SB700 and Bass Module. After some restarts and tinkering around the speakers finally paired but surround tests were whacky....After troubleshooting I found that I needed to set the toggle on the wireless module to L for the Right Surround Speaker and R for the Left Surround Speaker. I am concerend because this is not correct per your own instructions so am not confident I am getting the full immersive experience, I definetely don't have the wires crossed or anything like that so wondering what is going on.
The only thing that comes to mind is I am using the OmniJewel Ceiling Brackets so the speakrs are hanging upside down since that's the only way they will mount...Could the reverse L and R settings be becasue of the speakers hanging upside down?
i heard about that.. L is right and R is left. someone posted that somewhere... other than that, how does it sound?
Since you reversed the L & R setting to correct for the problem, you should be OK. You are getting the full surround sound.
Thanks for the replies, I figured it was likely alright but I kept thinking I had missed something.
Regarding sound....The sound coming out of them is not overwhelming so it can be tough to gauge but it is definetely surround sound. I read a post on another forum where Bose said these are the exact same quality audio as the smaller cube speakers but these are 360 sound vs. the 180 sound field on the cubes, I am not sure how much difference the 360 is making when they are ceiling mounted both near a wall.
I just went into the app and adjusting the rear speakers up to + 100 audio and there is a notidcable differnence where I am hearing a lot more sounds so this may be the answer. After really listening for the last couple hours I think the quality of the Surround Speaker 700's may be getting diminished / underwhelmed by the massive amount of quality audio coming out of the SB700 and Bass Module.
Sounds like it isn’t worth $499?
Guess I’m debating between $299 invisible or OmniJewel... these speakers will most likely be placed flush against the wall - same as my sofa. Not sure what differences that would make.
Don't get me wrong, they sound great but it's quite the price increase over the cubes.
Definitely a good idea to turn rear speaker volume up via the app.. Major improvement from default setting. Watched Stranger Things last night and some of the sounds were pretty incredible with rear speakers.
Also for some reason the L and R channel were switched around this morning after having to apply the reverse setting last night to get them mapped right. Flipped stitches to their correct L and R settings, today, re-ran adapt IQ and everything is perfect now.
Sounds like maybe Bose issued a fix that was downloaded automatically to your device.
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