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Review: Bluesound Pulse Soundbar


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Here is our review of the Bluesound Pulse Soundbar.

The PULSE SOUNDBAR delivers a fully immersive sonic experience that brings any soundtrack to life in vivid, cinematic detail. Designed specifically to fit perfectly under your HD TV, the PULSE SOUNDBAR is the world’s first multi-room high-res soundbar to feature crystal clear, 24-bit resolution and audiophile-grade bass response – without a subwoofer. This is the soundbar your TV deserves.


  • Stream music to multiple Bluesound Players all over the home
  • Multiple inputs and outputs make the PULSE SOUNDBAR the hub of your wireless home theater
  • Wireless Subwoofer transmitter
  • Access and connect to internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library
  • Control music wirelessly with BluOS Multi-Room Operating System for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows & Mac OS X desktops
  • 6 Integrated high-performance speakers and 2 Passive Radiators
  • 120 watt innovative award-winning DirectDigital Amplifier DAC
  • Highest quality built-in Bluetooth (aptX)
  • Wall Mount Included. – Universal TV stand sold separately

The full specifications can be found here.

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

The first thing you notice when you take the Pulse Soundbar out of its box is that it’s quite heavy! The best place to fit the Soundbar is underneath your TV or screen – and thankfully Bluesound have included a wall mount in the box so that you don’t have to go and but something else – you have everything you need right there to get up and running straight away.

The Soundbar looks very sleek and minimalist – there are not buttons and only an LED. It certainly looks great underneath a TV mounted to the wall.

The Soundbar itself has multiple input and outputs – pretty much whatever your existing system is you should be able to quickly and simply connect it up to the Soundbar. Although the one port that is missing is an HDMI port which was a little strange but shouldn’t necessarily cause you any real problems.

You can control all the settings of the Soundbar from the BluOS app – including different listening modes, depending on your personal preferences and situation. There is no actual physical remote so everything is done via the app. For the price I would have preferred an actual remote control, but the app does do everything you need it to.

I found the app very easy to use and it works on a variety of different devices, including iOS and Android.

The sound quality is brilliant – its capable of delivering 120 watts of hi-res sound. The Soundbar has 6 Integrated high-performance speakers and 2 Passive Radiators delivering everything you need to keep your ears happy.

You can wireless connect the Soundbar to a Pulse Sub and Pulse Flexs to give you that fully immersive surround sound experience.

You can stream hi-res audio simply to the Soundbar – connecting up your Tidal account for example is simple and sounds great. There are other streaming services you can easily use too.

If you have a NAS box you can also listen to your existing music library, although you will have to set it all up manually.

There are a number of soundbars on the market ranging in price and quality, at £799 the Pulse Soundbar is not the cheapest one, but it certainly is one of the best quality ones around – you should definitely take a listen for yourself – you might find yourself buying it!

The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar is available now priced around £799.

For more information check out the Bluesound website.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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