Bose SoundTouch 130 Home Theater System Review

Bose SoundTouch 130 Home Theater System Review

Bose SoundTouch 130 Home Theater System Review
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Bose was kind enough to sponsor this video & I’ve partnered with them to review some of their exciting new audio products. In this video I’ll be reviewing the Bose SoundTouch 130 Home Theater system. If you’re like me and you love movies AND music, this is a perfect addition to your HDTV.

The Bose SoundTouch 130 Home Theater system’s main hardware consists of a 37” soundbar, a wireless acoustimass module, a SoundTouch wireless adapter, and a control console. It also comes with a universal remote control, HDMI cable, speaker cable, USB cable, power cords, and an ADAPTiQ headset. A common question for a system like this with many components is how hard is it to set up? Well it comes with an easy to follow guide and I was able to set up everything in about 20 minutes which is pretty good. Part of the setup process includes connecting the included ADAPTiQ headset which is an audio calibration device that will optimize the SoundTouch 130 home theater system for your specific room layout which was a really fun and interesting experience.

Let’s start off with the king of this home theater system, the soundbar. It’s one of Bose’s best performing soundbars delivering a lifelike surround sound that will blow your mind when you’re watching movies. The soundbar features TrueSpace multi-channel technology. Inside it there are 6 drivers and 2 PhaseGuide sound radiators which makes it possible for it to easily fill a room with surround sound. What’s also great about this soundbar is that it’s only about 5″x2.5” & only 7.8 lbs so it’s not a huge bar which simplifies the setup. It also has Bose FlexMount technology that senses whether the speaker has been placed horizontally on a surface or mounted vertically on a wall. So you can install it either way, and it will automatically adjust the sound to make it the most natural.

The control console is a small box with all the inputs you need for high quality audio. Mainly it has an HDMI output to your TV and 4 HDMI inputs for your various different sources such as gaming consoles, Blu-Ray players, and even streaming sticks like a Google Chromecast.

The Acoustimass module is a wireless subwoofer that only requires a power outlet. It connects to the SoundTouch 130 wirelessly and has a range of up to 30 feet so it can be placed just about anywhere in the room, and it provides a pretty powerful bass. It’s not overbearing. The lows it produces are very tolerable, but you will notice how strong it is with certain audio.

Last but not least, the SoundTouch wireless adapter turns this home theater system into a music lover’s dream. Not only can you play audio from any Bluetooth device, but with the free SoundTouch app for Android and iOS devices you can wirelessly stream music to the SoundTouch 130 system from your favorite music services like Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Prime music, and even your own music library. The app walks you through the setup of adding the home theater system to your WiFi network and from there you just use the app to play your music. You can also set up to 6 different presets with the app. For example preset 1 can be your favorite Pandora station, Preset 2 can be your favorite Spotify artist, and so on. The universal remote or the app allows you to start playing any of the presets with the touch of a button.

Since it’s part of the Bose SoundTouch family, if you have other SoundTouch speakers in your home you can play music from all speakers at the same time. As a music lover, that is one of my favorite features of this system because I can easily fill up my entire apartment with music.

So in summary, even though this is a pricey home theater system at over $1000, the highly detailed surround sound it produces when watching movies really turns your living room into its own mini movie theater. I don’t think I have a reason to even go out to the movies anymore because with a premium sound system like this one, with everything from the sound bar to the wireless bass module, the movie watching experience is just extremely satisfying. When you pair that with the ability to wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth device along with the ability to play from the SoundTouch app and presets, the SoundTouch 130 home theater system is hard to beat. I would highly recommend it to music and movie lovers like myself.

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Bose SoundTouch 130 Home Theater System Review

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  1. Andy Slye
    Andy Slye 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    Get the Bose SoundTouch 130 on Amazon:

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  2. TONY 2017
    TONY 2017 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    Hey Andy, how much different is the 120? Any idea?

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  3. Epic videos
    Epic videos 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    I have had this system for a couple of years now and boy it’s a hell of a system…movies come to real life just like in the theater…definitely highly recommended…you won’t be disappointed…easy hook up

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  4. Epic videos
    Epic videos 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    I have this system but I just purchased the Bose 700 module…are they compatible?

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  5. Linda Atkins
    Linda Atkins 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    Here's a list that helped me out.
    In the end, I went with #2.


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  6. Naeem Burns
    Naeem Burns 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    Do you still have the Bose Soundtouch 130

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  7. cristy7610
    cristy7610 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    Nice review 👌 but I have one question…Im planning to get a system mostly used for listening music and I don't know what to get between this system and Edifier S3000pro…Could you give me an opinion regarding this?

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    Blink Likes Traffic Lights 10 May, 2022, 05:35


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  9. David Ekong
    David Ekong 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    Great review. I have this system but my sounder is faulty with red blinking light. All attempts to fix this has not been successful. Can another Bose system work with this particular acousti mass and console. I don't want to buy a full set of Bose equipment again.

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  10. Ishmael Lamptey
    Ishmael Lamptey 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    Andy pls can I use two subwoofer with the console

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  11. Vrtxs
    Vrtxs 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    Can you connect additional speakers subs to this ?

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  12. ya crevedko
    ya crevedko 10 May, 2022, 05:35


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  13. Mike the Man
    Mike the Man 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    How does this stand up in todays world? At under $500 is it worth it or are the ATMOS systems better?

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  14. Ray Flex Entertainment
    Ray Flex Entertainment 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    this support 4k ?

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  15. Márkos Ágnes
    Márkos Ágnes 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    Thank you for the review. I am not a big expert and I want to buy a high quality sound system in my apartment- but only to play music. Should I go for this one (I see it is a home theater system) or should I go for something else if I want it only for music?

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  16. DiamondDan1589
    DiamondDan1589 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    does this word as a 4K HDMI passthrough?

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  17. Eric Mendoza
    Eric Mendoza 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    How do you get the Bluetooth to work on this system?

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  18. Maniek Maniek
    Maniek Maniek 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    A lot off blablabla…
    No music, no sound!

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  19. Sanjeev Kallepalli
    Sanjeev Kallepalli 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    Does this have dolby atmos?

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  20. SSG(SuperStareGry)
    SSG(SuperStareGry) 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    Why so many powered boxes bose? All this feels like afterthought or something that bose would like to sell separately. Not very elegant solution.

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  21. jj seitzbrozinc
    jj seitzbrozinc 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    Is this Bluetooth

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  22. Steve Felstein
    Steve Felstein 10 May, 2022, 05:35

    Can you increase the dialogue volume on this unit without turning up the system volume? Salesman the outlet store said I can do this but I can't figure out how to do it. This is last year's model it was on sale and he said the new one which I did not buy adjusts the dialogue volume Automatically. Please help

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