Review – Bose Home Theater System SoundTouch 130

Bose Home Theater System

In this review, we will look at the Bose Home Theater System SoundTouch 130. If  you love music and movies, the Bose Home Theater System SoundTouch 130 may be a perfect addition to your HDTV.

Bose Home Theater System SoundTouch 130

Main Features 

The Bose Home Theater System SoundTouch 130’s main hardware consists of a 37″ soundbar, a wireless acoustimass module, a SoundTouch wireless adapter, and a control console. The Bose Home Theater System SoundTouch 130 also comes with a universal remote control, HDMI cable, speaker cable, USB cable, power cords, and an ADAPTiQ headset.

Easy Set-up Guide

A normal question for a system like this with many different components is, how hard is it to set up? Well this Bose Home Theater System SoundTouch 130 comes with an easy to follow guide. You should be able to set up everything from start to finish in about 20 minutes to half an hour. That’s pretty good for a high end audio system.

ADAPTiQ Headset

Part of the setup process includes connecting the included ADAPTiQ headset which is an audio calibration device that will optimize the Bose Home Theater System SoundTouch 130 for your specific room. This is probably the most complicated part of the setup as it involves loading and listening to DVDs to guide you through the process. For some, the layout can be a really fun and interesting experience. However, others just want to hear music or the audio from a movie and don’t have the patience for a setup and calibration process.

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Bose SoundTouch 130 Home Theater System

The Soundbar

The soundbar is the heart of this Bose Home Theater System SoundTouch 130.  This is clearly one of Bose’s best performing soundbars on the market. The soundbar produces a lifelike surround sound that will blow your mind when you’re watching movies. You can tell how good a surround sound system is when you start getting freaked out because you are hearing voices coming from the left and right and all over the room. If you find yourself getting up to check if someone is another room or entered the house, then you know your surround sound experience is par excellence. That’s the kind of experience you will have with the soundbar and this Bose Home Theater System SoundTouch 130.

TrueSpace Multi-channel Technology

Such awesome audio is actually a result of how good this Bose soundbar is and how detailed the TrueSpace multi-channel technology sounds. Inside of the soundbar are six drivers and two PhaseGuide sound radiators. These makes it possible to easily fill a room with surround sound.

Size Matters

What’s also great about this soundbar is that it’s only about 5 inches wide and inches deep. It weighs only a few pounds. So, it’s not a huge monstrous bar. The compact size simplifies the setup when you first get your Bose Home Theater System SoundTouch 130.

Bose FlexMount Technology

Bose Home Theater System SoundTouch 130 also has Bose FlexMount technology. This technology senses whether the soundbar has been placed horizontally on a surface or mounted vertically on a wall. You can install it either way. The soundbar will automatically adjust the sound to make it the most natural which is pretty awesome.

The Control Console

The control console for the Bose Home Theater System SoundTouch 130 is a small box with all the inputs you need for high quality audio.

Five HDMI Slots

The Bose Home Theater System SoundTouch 130 control console has an HDMI output to your TV and four HDMI inputs. These inputs can be used for your various  components such as Xbox One or PS4 gaming consoles, desktop PC, Blu-Ray players, and even streaming sticks like a Google Chromecast.

This is the control center for your Bose home theater system. In addition, it adds a hub of HDMI and audio ports for your TV. These additional HDMI ports will come in handy in the future as you add more HD and digital devices. This is great if your TV’s HDMI ports are hard to reach.

Acoustimass Wireless Subwoofer

The Acoustimass module is a wireless subwoofer that only requires a power outlet. It connects to the Bose Home Theater System SoundTouch 130 wirelessly.  The Acoustimass module has a range of up to 30 feet so it can be placed just about anywhere in the room. The bass is awesome, but not overbearing. The lows it produces are very tolerable. However, when playing back movies you will notice how strong it is with certain audio.

The SoundTouch Wireless Adapter

The SoundTouch wireless adapter turns the Bose home theater system into a music lover’s dream.

Stream Music from Any Bluetooth Device

You can 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.

SoundTouch App for Android and IOS

The SoundTouch app for Android and iOS walks you through the setup of adding the bose home theater system to your WiFi network. 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.

One Touch Button Play

The universal remote or the app allows you to start playing any of these presets with just the touch of a button. Since this is part of the Bose SoundTouch family, if you have other SoundTouch speakers in your home you can easily play music across all the different speakers at the same time. If you’re a music lover, this will clearly be one of your favorite features of this bose home theater system.  You can easily fill up your entire home with music.


So in summary, the bose home theater system Soundtouch 130 is not cheap. This is definitely a high-end system, but it is worth every penny. Let’s face it, if you’re going to entertain your family at home and set up you own home theatre, the bose home theater system Soundtouch 130 is the way to go. Even though the price tag is over $1000 at the time of this review in 2017, the highly detailed surround sound it produces when watching movies really turns your living room into its own mini movie theater.

Bring the Theatre to Your Home


If you invest in the the bose home theater system Soundtouch 130, you will not want to leave home to go the movies.  This premium sound system makes the movie watching experience extremely satisfying. When you pair the sound bar and the wireless bass module with the ability to wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth device along with the ability to play from the SoundTouch app and presets, the Bose home theater system SoundTouch 130 is hard to beat. This system would be a great and worthwhile investment for any music and movie lovers.

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