18.5 kHz The Bose S1 Pro has decent frequency response accuracy. Its sound profile is pretty neutral, so it’s suitable for listening to lots of different audio content. It’s lacking a bit of low-bass though, so you may not feel the deep thumps and rumbles in bass-heavy music genres. However, there’s a little extra boom in the high-bass that should please fans of EDM and hip-hop. If you have a mic or an instrument plugged into the speaker, there’s a ToneMatch feature that can help make audio sound more natural, though we don’t test for this.
Thanks to its Auto EQ feature, you can position this speaker vertically, tilted backward, or horizontally. The internal sensors in the speaker detect the orientation to provide optimal performance. We tested this speaker in a vertical position sitting flat on the ground, and not tilted backward.
SPL @ Max Volume 98.6 dB SPL DRC @ Max Volume 1.26 dB The Bose S1 Pro has an amazing dynamics performance. It gets loud, so it’s suitable for use at parties or in large rooms. Also, there isn’t a lot of compression when you play it at max volume.
The Bose S1 Pro has great Bluetooth connectivity. You can pair it with up to two devices at the same time, which is ideal for listeners who like to swap their audio sources frequently. It has outstanding range, so it can receive a signal from your phone or tablet even if you aren’t close to the speaker. Also, its low latency with iOS and Android devices is suitable for watching videos. Some apps compensate for latency, so your experience can vary.
Dimensions/weight Speaker:13″ H x 9.5″ W x 11.2″ D (15.7 lbs)
Inputs and outputs 2 combo XLR – ¼” inputs 3.5 mm input
Bluetooth input ¼” TRS line output
Additional details Wireless range up to 30 ft (9 m)
Compatible with Bose Connect app WHAT’S IN THE BOX S1 Pro system AC power cord Quick start guide