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Bluesound Pulse

Bluesound Pulse
90
Reviews
42 Reviews + 4 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
67
Value for Money
Good
73
Age
3 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and multi award winning 4.2 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a gold award from one expert review website and 3 further awards from other expert sites. It has a subwoofer included and is wall mountable. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a superb sound quality, it's very quiet and compact.
Features We Love:
Subwoofer included
Is 4.2 channels
Supports Bluetooth
Wall mountable
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Bluesound Pulse number 24 across all soundbars.

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Kagoo Score
90
Reviews
83
Features
68
Value for Money
73
Age

81

81
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 81?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%, based on 42 reviews. This soundbar has received four awards including an "Especially Recommended" from Lydogbilde.no and an "Especially Recommended" from Ljudochbild.se.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer soundbars with better features are available. However this Bluesound soundbar has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The Pulse has some great features:
Has a subwoofer included
Is 4.2 channels
Supports Bluetooth
Wall mountable
DOLBY mixdown (coming january 2017)
Multiple inputs and outputs make the PULSE SOUNDBAR your entertainment hub
Wireless subwoofer transmitter
6 integrated high-performance speakers and 2 passive radiators

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90
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.4 stars (58 reviews)

36%

of Customers Would Recommend
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21 Reviews
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2 Best in Test Awards

The Bluesound Pulse has received a Best in Test Award from expert review sites ljudochbild.se and Lydogbilde.no.
Best in Test from ljudochbild.se Best in Test from Lydogbilde.no

Recommended Award

The Bluesound Pulse has received a Recommended Award from avforums.com.
Recommended from avforums.com

3 Further Awards

It's received an Award from expert review sites lydogbillede.dk, gadgetgear.nl and lite-magazin.de.
Best in Test 6 Star from lydogbillede.dk Gold from gadgetgear.nl Upper Class from lite-magazin.de

What Are People Saying About the Bluesound Pulse?

Size and Weight
12
5
Sound Quality
4
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Price
10
3
Noise Level
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Design
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Connectivity
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Robustness
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More Than 10 People Thought the Bluesound Pulse Was Not Priced Fairly

Nine people thought that the Bluesound Pulse was expensive.

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Expensive
9 people agree
No people disagree
  • ... multi-room system, with with other Bluesound speakers. Thanks to the ad... It's expensive, but you get great sound from this multi-room speaker. It sounds ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 27 Feb 2019
  • ... adds much needed, and still relatively unique, mobility. It's more expensive than some competitors, the speaker isn't able to go very loud and sound quality ...
    CNET.com 25 Jul 2017
  • ... friend's SONOS, the PULSE 2 sounded crisper. Works with iOS, Android. A bit pricey.
    geardiary.com 25 Jan 2017
  • ... adds much needed, and still relatively unique, mobility. It's more expensive than some competitors, the speaker isn't able to go very loud and sound quality ...
    CNET.co.uk 25 Jul 2017
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    Bad Value for Money
    5 people agree
    10 people disagree
    Nine People Thought This Soundbar Was Reliable

    Nine people thought that the Bluesound Pulse was really well-built.

  • With its superior build quality and comprehensive wireless functionality, the Pulse Mini 2i is hard to resist The Pulse Mini 2i is an all-in-one wireless ...
    Trusted Reviews 22 Mar 2019
  • ... and has only a control panel on the top of the unit itself and the build quality is excellent. It's also fairly heavy so you won't have any worries about ...
    moviesgamesandtech.com 2 May 2018
  • ... Year.LikesAwesome BluOS app available on most mobile devices and desktopsExcellent build qualityWarm, rich sound with impressive...Awesome BluOS app available ...
    hometheaterhifi.com 20 Jun 2017
  • ... huge array of content choices. MQA support. Simple, elegant styling. Solid build quality. More intuitive BluOS app.
    hometheaterhifi.com 16 Jul 2017
  • Over 20 People Thought This Soundbar Was a Good Size

    Over 10 people thought that the Bluesound Pulse was compact and four people thought that it was also a superb size.

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    Compact
    16 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... worked.A welcome addition to the Bluesound household, the Pulse Mini is a fantastic speaker for the money, and perfect for one room or s...
    whathifi.com 28 Jan 2016
  • Here is our review of the Bluesound Pulse Mini Compact All-In-One Streaming Music System.Not one to be underestimated, the PULSE MINI is more powerful ...
    moviesgamesandtech.com 2 May 2018
  • ... patented dual-acoustic chamber. Place anywhe... Out of the box the Pulse Mini looks the part – its compact, sleek and has only a control panel on the ...
    moviesgamesandtech.com 2 May 2018
  • ... All-In-One Streaming Music System.Not one to be underestimated, the PULSE MINI is more powerful and clear than many players twice its size, thanks to a ...
    moviesgamesandtech.com 2 May 2018
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    A Superb Size
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Over 10 People Thought it Was Nicely Designed

    Several people thought that the Bluesound Pulse was really well designed and was good-looking.

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    Very Well Designed
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Want a speaker that offers room-filling sound in a compact and stylish design? The Bluesound Pulse Mini is a great choice. The speaker combines great sound ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 31 Mar 2018
  • ... great sound quality that warm and rich, with a stylish design to create a home speaker that you'll be proud to... You get a powerful and great sound from ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 31 Mar 2018
  • ... of the house other speakers cannot reach, including the garden... Flex's luxurious design, versatile operation and sweet sound quality live up to Bluesound's ...
    Trusted Reviews 8 Aug 2017
  • ... Pulse Mini and Pulse Soundbar. Its ultra compact design musically refreshes parts of the house other speakers cannot reach, including the garden... Flex's ...
    Trusted Reviews 8 Aug 2017
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    Good-Looking
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Seven People Thought the Bluesound Pulse Was Difficult to Use

    Five people thought that the Bluesound Pulse had bad controls.

  • ... repeater. Pairing the soundbar with the subwoofer makes for a price combo. No remote control. Pairing the subwoofer with the soundbar makes for.
    pcworld.com_techhive.com 26 Sep 2018
  • ... Quite a visual statement. Short of outright dynamic headroom. Control app is quite easily confused.
    Trusted Reviews 11 Feb 2019
  • ... Music. Excellent build quality. Too tall for TV tables. No HDMI inputs. No remote control. Manual network shares.
    Techradar 4 Jan 2018
  • ... Nice looking design. No HDMI inputsoutputs. Bass could be deeper. No dedicated remote control. Quite expensive.
    avforums.com 8 Oct 2017
  • 9 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Had Good Technical Features

    Seven people thought that the Bluesound Pulse had excellent features.

  • ... Pulse Mini 2i is an all-in-one wireless audio system, with an impressive laundry list of features. It's High-Res audio capable, Apple AirPla... With its ...
    Trusted Reviews 22 Mar 2019
  • ... battery, but Sonos is better at a cheaper price...The Bluesound Pulse Flex offers a wealth of features and high-quality sound in a compact package. The ...
    CNET.co.uk 25 Jul 2017
  • ... battery, but Sonos is better at a cheaper price...The Bluesound Pulse Flex offers a wealth of features and high-quality sound in a compact package. The ...
    CNET.com 25 Jul 2017
  • ... little fiddly...The Bluetooth send and receive feature means you can play music stored on your smartphone over Bluetooth and then send it to a pair of ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 27 Feb 2019
  • Eight People Thought it Was Easy to Connect to Other Devices

    Several people thought that the Bluesound Pulse had really bluetooth support, had good network connectivity and had wifi capacity.

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    Has Very Bluetooth Support
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... little fiddly...The Bluetooth send and receive feature means you can play music stored on your smartphone over Bluetooth and then send it to a pair of ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 27 Feb 2019
  • ... with Alexa, although using the voice assistant was a little fiddly...The Bluetooth send and receive feature means you can play music stored on your smartphone ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 27 Feb 2019
  • ... well as being able to use wifi, you can also connect devices to the speaker using Bluetooth or optical connections. The. It's expensive for a speaker of ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 31 Mar 2018
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    Has Good Network Connectivity
    2 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Has Wifi Capacity
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    8 Out of 10 People Thought the Bluesound Pulse Had an OK Noise Level

    More than 20 people thought that the Bluesound Pulse was really quiet and four people thought that it was also very noisy.

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    Really Quiet
    25 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... on most mobile devices and desktopsExcellent build qualityWarm, rich sound with impressive...Awesome BluOS app available on most mobile devices and desktops. ...
    hometheaterhifi.com 20 Jun 2017
  • If you are looking for a great all in one whole-home audio system that not only gives that gives a pleasant listening experience that doesn't just need heightened volumes to sound good, ...
    geardiary.com 25 Jan 2017
  • ... and shared folders on your network... You can pay a lot more for loudspeakers that sound no better than the Pulse Mini and that don't have its myriad capabilities. ...
    pcworld.com_techhive.com 28 Jun 2018
  • ... it can be used to create a multi-room audio... A compact speaker with a good sound that almost has it all. The hefty price tag is justified thanks to the ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 22 Feb 2019
  • View All Reviews About Sound
    Very Noisy
    4 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Over 10 People Thought This Soundbar Had Good Sound Quality

    Over 10 people thought that the Bluesound Pulse had an outstanding sound quality.

  • The Pulse is a two-channel soundbar from Canadian manufacturer Bluesound that has been designed to deliver high quality audio and deeper bass without resorting ...
    avforums.com 8 Oct 2017
  • ... wireless audio system, with an impressive laundry list of features. It's High-Res audio capable, Apple AirPla... With its superior build quality and comprehensive ...
    Trusted Reviews 22 Mar 2019
  • ... Bluesound's original flagship, it has muscle and musicality. High-Res audio file support is outstanding. There are usability niggles though. The lack of ...
    devontechsupport.com 8 May 2017
  • ... design? The Bluesound Pulse Mini is a great choice. The speaker combines great sound quality that warm and rich, with a stylish design to create a home ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 31 Mar 2018
  • Some Customers Thought it Had an Inferior Bass Sound

    Two people thought that the Bluesound Pulse had a bad subwoofer sound.

  • ... and its IR receiver. No HDMI or IR repeater. Pairing the soundbar with the subwoofer makes for a price combo. No remote control. Pairing the subwoofer ...
    pcworld.com_techhive.com 26 Sep 2018
  • ... subwoofer makes for a price combo. No remote control. Pairing the subwoofer with the soundbar makes for.
    pcworld.com_techhive.com 26 Sep 2018
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Has a subwoofer included
    Is 4.2 channels
    Supports Bluetooth
    Wall mountable
    ok power
    ok Power
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    The power of the Bluesound Pulse of 120W is ok compared to most other soundbars. It is in the biggest 46% of all soundbars when ranked by this feature.

    What does "power" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Subwoofer Included
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    The Bluesound Pulse has a subwoofer included, as do 67% of soundbars.

    What is a subwoofer included? Less Edit
    Is 4.2 Channels

    The number of audio output channels supported by the Bluesound Pulse is more than most soundbars. The most frequently supported audio output is 2.1 channels, but this audio output is not supported by this Bluesound soundbar. The audio output 4.2 are also supported by this soundbar.

    A soundbar with 4 channel support.

    What does "audio output" mean? Less Edit
    Supports Bluetooth
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    The Bluesound Pulse supports Bluetooth. 93% of soundbars also support Bluetooth.

    What is Bluetooth? Less Edit
    Wall Mountable
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    The Bluesound Pulse is wall mountable, as are 60% of soundbars.

    What does "wall mountable" mean? Less Edit
    68
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A soundbar with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Bluesound Pulse, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This soundbar is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    High End Good Value for Money
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    Bluesound Pulse
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    Whilst the product is more expensive than 70% of soundbars, it has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old. At £299.00 it looks like great value for money overall.

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    Value for Money of Similar Soundbars

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    What the Reviews Say

    More than 10 people thought the Bluesound Pulse was not priced fairly
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    Bluesound Pulse Release Date

    December 2016

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    Frequently Asked Questions About the Bluesound Pulse

    QWhat is the audio output of the Bluesound Pulse?
    AThe Bluesound Pulse is a 4.2 soundbar.
    QWhat is the power of the Bluesound Pulse?
    AThe Bluesound Pulse is a 120 Watts soundbar.
    QDoes the Bluesound Pulse support Bluetooth?
    AYes, the Bluesound Pulse supports Bluetooth.
    QDoes the Bluesound Pulse have a subwoofer included?
    AYes, the Bluesound Pulse has a subwoofer included.
    QDoes the Bluesound Pulse support FM radio?
    AYes, the Bluesound Pulse supports FM radio.
    QIs the Bluesound Pulse wall mountable?
    AYes, the Bluesound Pulse is wall mountable.
    QDoes the Bluesound Pulse support internet radio?
    AYes, the Bluesound Pulse supports internet radio.
    QWhat connection does the Bluesound Pulse have?
    AThe Bluesound Pulse is a wired & wireless soundbar.
    QDoes the Bluesound Pulse have a USB port?
    AYes, the Bluesound Pulse is a soundbar with a USB port.
    QDoes the Bluesound Pulse support ethernet LAN?
    AYes, the Bluesound Pulse supports ethernet LAN.
    QDoes the Bluesound Pulse support Wi-Fi?
    AYes, the Bluesound Pulse supports Wi-Fi.
    QDoes the Bluesound Pulse support AirPlay?
    AYes, the Bluesound Pulse supports AirPlay.
    QWhat is the weight of the Bluesound Pulse?
    AThe Bluesound Pulse has a weight of 6.8 kilograms.
    4.4 Stars

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    Bluesound Pulse Specification

    Key Features
    Audio Output
    Power
    Bluetooth
    Soundbar Speaker
    Woofer Diameter
    Woofer Diameter (Imperial)
    Tweeter Diameter
    Tweeter Driver
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
    Mid-Range Driver
    RMS Power
    Mid-Range Driver Diameter
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    Crossover Frequency
    Subwoofer
    Subwoofer Included