Bluesound Pulse SOUNDBAR+ Wireless Multi-Room Smart Soundbar review

With Blue Sound Pulse soundbar + wireless multiroom smart soundbar, you can experience true surround sound in any room in your home, whether you’re watching movies or enjoying music. Simply connect your Bluetooth wireless headphones to this soundbar and get ready to be amazed by sound quality like never before. With its sleek and contemporary design, Pulse is an easy-to-use soundbar that lets you enjoy true 5.1 surround sound wherever you go. Enjoy the 5.1 surround sound of your favorite music or movies.

The Pulse SOUNDBAR+ features 4 HDMI ports and one USB port for added convenience. And, the Bluetooth technology on this unit allows for wireless multiroom audio.

Take your home entertainment to the next level with the ultimate audiophile-grade soundbar, the PULSE SOUNDBAR+. A smart soundbar is one of the best ways to enjoy your favorite movies and music in a larger home theater. The soundbar has a built-in subwoofer to bring bass With a precision soundscape that places you in the recording studio or right in the middle of the action, the PULSE SOUNDBAR+ will seamlessly integrate into your existing TV set-up.

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Bluesound Pulse Sound Bar Buying Guide Cheat Sheet

This is the most important thing you should read.

Are you in a hurry? You should know (or do) these things before buying a sound bar:

  • Make sure the soundbar has at least three channels. Despite their popularity, 2-channel sound bars are nothing more than glorified mini-stereos. For a more immersive experience, you can use 3 or more channels to simulate surround sound.
  • Consider an active soundbar.  Soundbars with active amplifiers come with built-in speakers (sound bars without active amplifiers do not). In our opinion, it’s worth it, especially if you’re looking for a two-for-one deal.
  • Choose a location for your sound bar. Do you plan to hang it on the wall or place it on a table? You should not choose a sound bar that is wider than your TV from an aesthetic standpoint. As for the perfect spot for your sound bar, it should be centered beneath or above your TV, whether it is hung on a wall or placed on a shelf. It’s just a matter of making sure you have enough room space!
  • Connectivity is important. Almost all sound bars are Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth-enabled, so you can listen to music from your computer, phone, or tablet – making it a stereo, too. If the HDMI cables are switchable, you won’t have to reroute the audio sources if it features HDMI-switching.
  • A dealer who is authorized to sell sound bars is the best place to buy. By doing so, you will receive the manufacturer’s warranty, support, and service. 

Time out: Are sound bars worth the investment?

Most people buy sound bars because they don’t have enough space for a real home theater surround system. Space-saving sound bars are slim and low-profile. A home theater system typically includes a separate amplifier, five speakers (one center, one left, one right, two rears), and a subwoofer. The combined cost of all these items is typically higher than the cost of a soundbar alone.

The point? There are so many benefits to authentic home theater sound if you have the space and the budget. In other words, if a good soundbar can improve your TV audio 100 times, then a real home theater can improve it 10,000 times. Soundbars, however, will be an excellent upgrade from the audio on your TV if you only need a simple solution.

Pros

  • Your smartphone, tablet, or laptop can stream any music service or library in high quality with aptX HD Bluetooth technology
  • You can enjoy your favorite movies, games, concerts, and sports in true high-fidelity with seamless integration into your existing home theater system
  • Dolby Atmos 3D audio creates an immersive sound stage 
  • The base and power of the Soundbar+ sound very clean and impressive
  • Easy to install
  • Budget-friendly

Cons

  • Did not work with Samsung TV
  • Customer services are not available at weekends

Key features

1. Designed to replace the Pulse Soundbar 2i
2. Discover a new level of entertainment with Dolby Atmos
3. With Bluetooth aptX HD, you can stream music services and libraries directly
Powered speakers with 120 watts of output
4. It offers lag-free wireless audio and 192kHz/24bit audio with an all-new quad-core processor
5. For ultimate wireless surround sound, pair a PULSE SUB with a pair of PULSE FLEX’s
6. HDMI eARC input simplifies control of audio entertainment
7. BluOS app allows you to adjust the EQ settings of the PULSE SOUNDBAR+ for your setup
 8. Supports Amazon Alexa and Siri for hands-free music control and playback
9. AirPlay 2 allows Apple devices to stream music and podcasts
10.  Use any IR remote to control your TV and audio with the PULSE SOUNDBAR+
The Blue sound RC1 IR remote control is optional

Performance

Embrace every moment

No other soundbar compares to the PULSE SOUNDBAR+. Eight Class D powered speakers deliver deep bass and rich detail with 120 watts of power.

 PULSE SOUNDBAR+ delivers 5x the realism and emotion of 8K video with its custom-tuned mid-and high-frequency speaker array.

A higher level of audio performance

With its quad-core processor, PULSE SOUNDBAR+ delivers ultra-fast audio at the highest quality. In terms of BluOS experience, Bluesound’s new flagship processor is a breakthrough. This chipset features four cores dedicated to ultimate performance, making it perfect for music streaming. As a result, BluOS and its high-efficiency ARM-based platform will revolutionize home audio more than ever before.

Experience 3D sound like never before

Dolby Atmos creates the most immersive and cinematic experience for music, movies, and games. It places you in the recording studio or right in the middle of the action, making you feel as if you are in the middle of the recording, so you are closer to the artist and character you love.

Powered by BluOS

Get access to all the high-fidelity music ever recorded with streaming. BluOS lets you stream everything, no matter where it lives. With support from the most popular music streaming services, you can enjoy all your favorite songs, podcasts, and radio stations. Access up-to 200,000 tracks in lossless quality via WiFi and synchronize with personal music libraries. Stream studio-quality MQA music from Tidal, or use Apple AirPlay 2 and aptX HD Bluetooth to connect and stream your favorites.

Sound Immersion

When combined with other Bluesound speakers, the PULSE SOUNDBAR+ delivers truly breathtaking home theatre experiences. Make your movies and shows more immersive at home by adding a PULSE SUB+ and a pair of PULSE FLEX 2i speakers as dedicated rear speakers. Using the BluOS app, you can quickly and easily set up the system with easy steps and adjust settings as needed

Total Control

You can control the PULSE SOUNDBAR+ using your TV remote, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant, as well as the BluOS Controller app. You’ll enjoy seamless, hassle-free listening with the PULSE SOUNDBAR+, whatever works best for you.

Conclusion

Blue sound Pulse Soundbar+ Wireless Multi-Room Smart Soundbar review described its sound design and many other features. It’s not surprising that most soundbars are marketed as both music and movie-friendly.

The Soundbar has a stunning design, easy operation, simple set up and sound quality as good as any other wireless speaker. The Soundbar+ is a powerful smart home speaker that offers a lot of useful features to make it easy to use.

 However, that’s rarely the case, and we expected the Blue sound Pulse Soundbar+ Wireless Multi-Room Smart Soundbar with it’s large, forward-firing drivers, to miss out on movie sound while beating them on music.

That’s not true. Although the Soundbar+Wireless Multi-Room Smart sound isn’t as enveloping as others, it still offers impressive detail, solidity, and clarity, even when playing non-Atmos soundtracks. The only thing that keeps it from being a five-star game is a slight lackluster musical performance (along with some usability issues).

However, if you’re interested in a soundbar and are already a Blue Sound fan, the Pulse Soundbar+ is a great option.

Frequently asked questions

How do I connect my Blue sound soundbar to my TV?

The PULSE SOUNDBAR 2i has an optical input, which can be connected to a television’s digital optical output through the Digital Optical Audio Cable supplied. The source will appear in the Navigation Drawer of the BluOS application as an Optical Input.

What is the immersive Dolby technology in the new PULSE SOUNDBAR+?

DOLBY ATMOS

SUPPORT FOR DOLBY ATMOS

PULSE SOUNDBAR+ now supports 3D audio from Dolby Atmos via a complete audio-chain redesign with advanced DSP processing.

Does Blue sound support Dolby Atmos?

There are four types of Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital Plus supported by the PULSE SOUNDBAR+: Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby MAT, and Dolby Atmos a). POWER NODE (N330), POWER NODE 2i (with HDMI), and PULSE SOUNDBAR (all generations) are the only Blue sound models to support DOLBY decoding.

How do you set up a Blue sound pulse soundbar?

Only compatible with PULSE SOUNDBAR Generations 1 and 2i

Choose Audio Settings from the context menu of the PULSE SOUNDBAR. This screen displays the Audio Settings. Pair the device with the Pulse Sub. PULSE SUB’s PAIRING button should be held for ten seconds, then released.

How do I connect my Blue sound to the Internet?

You can find it at the top of the BluOS App. You can open the Select Player window by scrolling to the bottom and tapping ADD A PLAYER. You can select the hotspot of your player. Choosing a WiFi network is displayed on the screen.

Does Blue sound support Pandora?

A Bluetooth-enabled device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer, can stream audio using BluOS. In addition to Pandora, Sirius/XM, Apple Music, TDC Play, and many other music services, you can also stream music from them. Streaming of this audio is possible when multiple BluOS Players are grouped.

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