Turning up the game-day experience

Get ready to turn your living room into a roaring arena with these tips on optimizing your audio for sports events.

Couple watching TV with a Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

You’ve been waiting all season for this game and counting the minutes until your team jogs onto the field to join the roar of the home crowd. You don’t want to miss a single thing tonight — the quarterback’s snap count, the satisfying thump of a fastball hitting the catcher’s mitt, the referee’s poorly judged tripping call (and perhaps even the names the fans are calling him).


So how do you know if your home audio experience is ready to take you from the opening kickoff to the final whistle? Here are several tips for optimizing the sound of sports in your game-day audio experience, as well as some product recommendations to ensure that you’ll spend all four quarters feeling like you’re right there in the stadium.

Create a 3D soundscape with Dolby Atmos

Picture this: you, comfortably settled in your living room, but the stadium atmosphere surrounds you entirely. Whether you’re the dedicated fan who watches every game from across the country or the local supporter who couldn’t secure a ticket this time, your game-day experience is about to get a major upgrade. The cheers, the tension, the very heartbeat of the game will surge around you in three dimensions, bringing you closer to the action than ever before.

That’s what you get with the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar. Powered by Dolby Atmos® technology, this soundbar catapults sound in all directions, using ‘object-based audio’ to dissect distinct sounds from the mix. This means you can hear the roar of the crowd, the announcers’ crisp commentary, and the sack of the opposing quarterback in a way that could only get more realistic if you were standing on the sidelines.

The Smart Ultra Soundbar boasts nine precisely positioned speakers within its sleek frame, recreating a soundscape once achievable only through ceiling installations. Yet, this immersive encounter isn’t confined to sports; Bose’s cutting-edge tech discerns every element of your content — dialogue, ambient sounds, even the soundtrack — and situates them throughout the room. Even without Dolby Atmos, Bose PhaseGuide technology guarantees a comparably immersive experience.

“…hear the roar of the crowd, the announcers’ crisp commentary, and the sack of the opposing quarterback…”

Fine-tune surround sound with ADAPTiQ

If you’re not sure where to place your Bose soundbar, don’t worry — Bose has you covered. Once you’ve set it up, along with any additional surround sound speakers or bass modules, you can utilize the in-built ADAPTiQ audio calibration for optimal performance.

Woman watching TV with a Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar

ADAPTiQ audio calibration takes five separate audio measurements using the built-in microphone on the accompanying headset. It then uses the data to customize your soundbar and any connected speakers to match the unique acoustics of your space. It just takes 10 minutes to set up, and you won’t need to repeat the ADAPTiQ audio calibration unless you change the speaker placement or rearrange your furniture.

Never miss a crucial play, even when you’re on a snack run to the kitchen. The Bose SoundLink Flex and Bose SoundLink Revolve+ II Speakers can be strategically placed throughout your space, ensuring you catch every play, no matter where you are in the house. Thanks to Bose SimpleSync, syncing two or more Bose speakers is seamless and delay-free between rooms.

Bose SoundLink speakers only weigh about a pound, so it’s easy to move them from room to room or switch from one connected device to the other. That means after the final whistle blows, you can quickly play some victory music or whatever tracks make you feel slightly better after a last-minute defeat. There’s even a built-in microphone for phone calls in case your co-worker calls to congratulate you on that big win.

Your personalized sound sanctuary

As the tension builds on screen, you want your audio to match the adrenaline rush without creating a ruckus at home. That’s where our QuietComfort Ultra Headphones step in as the ultimate game-time partner. They immerse you in every play, ensuring the entire household stays peacefully oblivious.

Plus, Bose wireless headphones easily switch between two connected Bluetooth® devices. This means you can stay locked into the game while staying updated on texts or Twitter notifications. You can also adjust the volume using nothing but the headphones, so if the baby does wake up, you’ll know before he wakes his older sister too.

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