Sonos Beam vs Bose Soundbar 700

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Sonos Beam review

Connecting and installing the soundbar to compare Sonos Beam vs Bose Soundbar 700 is quick and easy: we unpack it, connect the electric and HDMI cables, place the device directly in front of the TV. To hang the soundbar on the wall, you will have to buy a separate bracket. If your TV does not have an HDMI output, but has ARC (Audio Return Channel), an adapter with HDMI to the optical audio cable that comes with it is useful. The soundbar has a built-in Alexa voice assistant from Amazon, which is also configured through the app. Sonos Beam can be set to control the soundbar volume using the TV’s remote control, regardless of how the device is connected to the TV. There are 3.0 built-in channels. Sonos Beam

Bose Soundbar 700 review

Add the optional Bose Bass Module 700 subwoofer and Bose Surround Speakers to enjoy rumble bass and full, surround sound to beat Sonos in the Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sonos Beam battle. Want to listen to music in every room? The Soundbar 700 is part of the Bose line of smart speakers and soundbars that can be combined into multi-room systems and listen to music in several rooms. The Bose ADAPTiQ automatic sound calibration system of its own design optimizes the sound of the system taking into account the unique characteristics of the room, which guarantees maximum playback quality. There are 3.0 built-in channels. Input rating is 65W. Bose Soundbar 700

Sonos Beam pros & cons

Pros

  • Most of the time I do not notice any lag while watching streaming movies from Netflix or YouTube
  • The other big benefit is that has Alexa built-in and I love using Alexa for Spotify music streaming

Cons

  • It consumes the HDMI ARC port on your TV

Bose Soundbar 700 pros & cons

Pros

  • I was able to program the universal remote to my devices fairly easily
  • It's clear loud sound in a very pleasant way. Hard to explain, you have to experience it
  • The remote paired without a problem

Cons

  • The set-up for this was a little frustrating

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sonos Beam
5.6
Bose Soundbar 700
6.6
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8
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Common

Product

Sonos Beam
Bose Soundbar 700

Model

Beam
Soundbar 700

Brand

Sonos
Bose

Reviews

1645
304

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause
action, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast
Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9
97.8 x 5.6 x 10.6 /38.5 x 2.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
4.5/10.5
Sonos Beam
Bose Soundbar 700
Sonos Beam
Bose Soundbar 700

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 5.6
  • 6.6
  • 5.6Sonos Beam
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700

The Bose Soundbar 700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 700 price